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Windermere Hydro Hotel

Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BA, England
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Moreton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for one Saturday night in January 2016. Had just stayed in The Damson Dene Hotel a couple of miles away and did not want to go home and leave the Lake District. The hotel is quiet old and very tired but the lounge area with nice log fire on a snowy evening was great, I liked the 'feel' of... More 

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lancs
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently been taken over, staff really friendly and helpful but they do need more organising, little things, like no lemon in the bar(for g & t),no milk on table, no sauces on table, only put on after courses served. I think the evening meal last night was just okay the meat was tough, prices in the bar have gone up... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed in January with my husband and our 4 year old daughter, the place must of been very impressive in it's day, however, seems very dated now. Rooms were very clean and staff were lovely. Lounges are very cosy with an open fireplace and chesterfields it was very nice. We didn't eat here so can't comment on the food.... More 

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here on the spur of the moment trip we didn't know what to expect. Check in was easy we got to our room and were a little disappointed as it was cold and dated though the view was amazing but don't be put off the staff were wonderful very friendly and happy to help its in easy walking... More 

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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second stay in this lovely hotel and we will definitely book again. We had a lake view room and although it was a little dated it had all the facilities we needed and was immaculate. We ate in the hotel and both evening meal and breakfast were very tasty. The staff were all exceptional and really helped... More 

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

Dear Karyngibbie I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay, thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary at The Hydro and thank you for sharing your experience with other travellers. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again very soon. Best wishes Joe More 

Preston, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a modern hotel, move on, this isn't for you. But if you are looking for character, cleanliness and charm then this is perfect. Some of the corridors are so wide you could drive down them. You maybe forgiven for the relation that this hotel has to the shining i.e. The location ( up a hill),the... More 

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

Dear Shirley H Thank you posting a review following your recent stay. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes Joe More 

north yorkshire
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94 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a groupon afternoon tea at the hotel. On arrival the hotel looked really run down with paint flaking off the outside. We were greeted by really friendly staff who showed us to the lounge with open fire. This room was the best room of the hotel as the resta are really run down and in desperate need of... More 

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

Dear Polamb Thank you for posting a review regarding your afternoon tea experience. I was delighted to read that you found our staff friendly and welcoming. Since purchasing the hotel recently, 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... More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us went and had afternoon tea at the Hydro today with our groupon voucher on arrival the outside looked so tired and in need of painting n restoration.! The staff were attentive n nothing was too much trouble. It's a shame the hotel looks so tired as it has a great setting with stunning views and it could... More 

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

Dear Mandy P Thank you for posting a review mentioning our hard working staff. Since purchasing the hotel recently, 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 house areas which will be commencing within the next few... More 

Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location for the hotel is good, literally about 2 mins walk to the shops and only a few more mins to the lake. It is on a very steep hill though. The hotel had many seating areas, all with fires. There is also a bar and pool, but that's in a separate area. Nice, friendly staff and the breakfast... More 

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

Dear Zoebeana Thank you for posting a review following your recent stay. I am glad that you enjoyed staying at the Hydro and note your comments regarding the bathroom and television. Since purchasing the hotel recently, we have identified a number of areas for improvement and are just finalising plans for a significant investment into the hotel including the full... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and very good staff and breakfast was excellent with a quality chocolate drinks fresh juices fruit and local sourced eggs bacon sausages bread and batches with tea coffee yogurts etc on negative side the Hotel requires full update⁉️

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

Dear TJH2202 Thank you for posting a review, I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for sharing your experience. Best wishes Joe More 

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