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Windermere Hydro Hotel

Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BA, England
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed at the hotel as part of a bus tour. We were 38 guests and some got very simple and shappy rooms. I got room 51, a double room with view overlooking the town and lake. Newly renovated I suspect, which I was thrilled to get. Not too impressed with the group food served. Very smalle portions, f x we... More 

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Thank Meagher2015
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44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I stopped at the hotel for a lunch as part of a Princess Cruise excursion from Liverpool. The food was above average (basic chicken dish with vegetables and a very good toffee pudding for dessert). This was a very large group (100+) and the wait staff was very efficient and timely (it was a fixed menu and... More 

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Thank BenjamWing
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

View fantastic hotel needs updating. our room was a dump very small windows were broken shower was ok for me but hubby is 6ft 2 the shower head was on his head could be a great hotel needs some money investing into it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I (with our dog) stayed at the Windermere Hydro hotel this weekend. The lady on reception was friendly enough but the room left a lot to be desired. Very dated and barely big enough to swing a cat. We also had no opening windows in the bedroom and with the hot weather, this made it difficult to... More 

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Manchester
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited as a last minute night away. Having seen the reviews we knew it wasn't going to be great. I would say the reviews below are fair. It is a lovely building with amazing view but it's such a shame because it's not been up kept. The corridor to our room smelt awful. The showers was so tiny you... More 

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Thank Chbrown2_10
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bit of a dump. Building amazing, views amazing, rooms crap and communal areas dated. Needs £50k thrown at it and it would be a winner. Shower was terrible. Couldn't stand up in it. French doors which were locked and couldn't be used. Crt TV?????? Quite a shame

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Thank James N
Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear James N Thank you for posting a review. I agree that we have an amazing building and note your comments regarding the decor etc. Since purchasing the hotel, we have identified a number of areas for improvement and are just finalising plans for a significant investment into the hotel including the full refurbishment of rooms and the front of... More 

Delhi
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While on a trip to England and Scotland with one of the Delhi tour operators, we had a stopover at Windermere on 20/21 Jun 16. We stayed at Hotel Hydro which is set in a grand old Victorian mansion. It’s like Old wine in a new Bottle. So the royalty swells out but the old age cannot be helped. At... More 

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Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Raja36 Thank you for taking the time to post a review and thank you for mentioning our hard working and friendly staff. I note your comments regarding the decor etc. Since purchasing the hotel, we have identified a number of areas for improvement and are just finalising plans for a significant investment into the hotel including the full refurbishment... More 

Scotland
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40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night as a stopover, Booked through a discount hotel website, on a room only basis (I did think that breakfast was included). Our room was right at the front of the hotel on the first floor overlooking the lake, nice big room with sofa (bed) big on-suite with bath and shower over, all clean however we... More 

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Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kapersdj Thank you for posting a review. I was pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I note your comments regarding the decor. Since purchasing the hotel, we have identified a number of areas for improvement and are just finalising plans for a significant investment into the hotel including the full refurbishment of rooms and the front of... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were 2couples who booked hotel by phone,did not know what to expect as some of the reviews weren't great,but don't believe everything you read,we were pleasantly surprised.the rooms were clean,even got lake view,plenty of choice for breakfast,no noise at night,staff very pleasant .the only thing was the reception desk is to high,I'm only 5ft and could not see over... More 

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Thank beardmore81
Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear beardmore81 Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for sharing your experience with other travellers. I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes Joe More 

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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was located in the windermere village itself. driving there and seeing the landscape around Windermere was just completely breath taking! The hotel was lovely and i can understand the management trying to keep it within that rustic feeling however it needs to be majorly updated. the room was nice and spacious, but i felt like i had gone... More 

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Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SiiSii786 Thank you for posting a review, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay. Please rest assured that your comments regarding breakfast and room service have been fully noted. I would like to extend my sincere apology as it is clear that we did not attain our usual high standard or meet your expectations. I hope... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about Windermere Hydro Hotel

Address: Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $86 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Windermere Hydro Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
Windermere Hydro Bowness On
Hotel Windermere Hydro
Windermere Hydro Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District
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#11 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
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