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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

First time to the Lake District and heard that this hotel was good. Was bit pricey for 2 nights round £250 which was what you expect from a good place. The food is expensive so wouldn't recommend eating here. You cannot check in till 4 which isn't the best. It's £20 a day to park also which for a pricey...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just come back form a night stay here. The hotel was nice and we stayed in a room overlooking the lake, which was picturesque. We enjoyed both our evening meal and breakfast in the hotel. The evening meal menu was a bit limited in choice but the food quality was good. Service at both meals was a bit slow and...

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Blackpool
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in the hotel for two nights for a friends wedding. The room that we had was at the far end of the building so we just about had a lake view. The rooms were spacious, a really good size for getting ready for a formal dinner and then a wedding the day after. We ate in the hotel...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We recently visited the hotel for a night away as couples. We have stayed in bowness,windermere and ambleside alot but never stayed in the macdonald old England. Location - excellent for lake windermere as it's by the edge of the lake and a 2 min slow walk to the boats. Excellent for bars and shops and all within a few...

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1Thank Chris R
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Having booked for one night, travelled up from manchester to find you couldnt book in till four o clock, which in my view is too late to use facilities. Paid 295 for room and when booking in was told it would cost another 20 pounds to park car, which i thought was unbelievable. Thought the staff were ignorant, was expecting...

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3Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The pool was a bit cold, and the sauna wasn't working 2/3 days. There is a charge for parking but you can just park around the corner for £7.50 a day, which they informed us. The rooms were lovely, and comfy beds. The breakfast was great, plenty of choice and very delicious. Also very good location, was a great place...

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed one night. We pulled up out side, which was an awkward side road. They offered a parking service in their car park. This was £20/night. They actually just parked the car in an open air car park up the road. This was barrier protected. Our room was a bit shabby and not cleaned properly. We found an empty bottle...

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2Thank BeckiHailey
Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear BeckiHailey, Thank you for posting your recent stay experience with us. We appreciate your kind comments about the staff and food quality. Rather surprised about the room cleanliness comment, which I have shared with our Head Housekeeper for immediate follow up.

Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

the room was very nice, drinks in bar pricey, from the last time we stayed the price has doubled to park your car from £10 to £20 per night. the views over the lake are great as is the location. staff were very nice.

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Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear louieluca, We are happy to learn you enjoyed your Valentine's day stay with us at the Old England hotel.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed here with my wife for 2 nights at the end of January and had a 'feature' double room that over-looked the lake - a view that would be hard to beat Room was very spacious and well laid out - though only had a walk in shower and not the option of a bath as well (as is stated...

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Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear MightyPotter1, It was a pleasure to hear and read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us.

Hillsborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes this hotel is set in a fantastic place, with stunning views over the lake. First impressions are great when you walk into the front hall and see the lovely seating in the bar area. But here I must stop - we'd a "feature room" that needed a lick of paint or at least the scuff marks rubbed off the...

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3Thank Shirley K
Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Shirley K, Thank you for taking the time in sharing your recent stay experience with us and we are dissapoined to read that you did not enjoy your stay and what you described is what we think is not a true reflection of the standards and services offered by the hotel and its staff and we can only apologise...

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is one of the finest 4-star Lake District hotels. Set on the shores of Lake Windermere - England's largest lake - our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and exceptional facilities. From unrivalled views over our mature lawns, to private jetties and moorings on the lake - our hotel proves a popular choice for family holidays. Our hotel in Cumbria is perfect for country adventures - hire a private jetty on our lake and marvel in the glorious scenery we have on offer. And once you've finished exploring, we recommend a visit to our spa and thermal suite for a relaxing steam before you dine in our award-winning Restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

Address: 23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $147 - $396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 106
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Also Known As:
Hotel Macdonald Old England
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District
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#1 Green Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#3 Business Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#7 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
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“Lake view rooms are lovely. Ask for a higher floor for a better view”
 of 5 bubbles sampson478, 2 days ago | Read review
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“We booked a room with a lake view, stated when booking although a little more expensive.”
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“Low floor, lovely view of the lake.”
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“A lake view is a must unless you are travelling on business. Feature rooms and feature suites are the best if available.”
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