We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights from 2nd May over the May Bank Holiday Weekend. We had booked directly with the hotel since we had specific room requests: Cot for our baby, a family room, a fridge in the room and above all one of the hotel's renovated rooms. We had decided to trade off a lake view for a more modern room. Upon check in we were given an unrenovated room with a lake view and no cot!
Our initial displeasure at the above points were soon erased though as the location and the ambience of the hotel won us over. The view from our room was spectacular as was the view from the lounge and dining areas. The service from all staff was excellent and we had breakfast each day plus one evening meal and the food was to a very high standard (if slightly on the expensive side!).
Overall we had a very relaxing time at the hotel and we would definitely book to stay there again. Without the views and the location, the hotel would have seemed 'run of the mill' and expensive, but the overall package was well worth paying for!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Macdonald Old England
- Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District