We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice Friendly hotel with lovely views. .”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 13 more sites!
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice Friendly hotel with lovely views. .”
Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Staying at the All Season Guest House in Winderemere, but able to use the hotels facilities. Great Spa, with decent size pool, which at the time we arrived around Tuesday @ 3.00pm was reasonably quiet, but then around 4.00pm, started to get a little busier. Lovely steam room and sauna also ice room. (a little too cold for us though!!) Decided to sit in the bar area afterwards and have a coffee, (Costa!! The best) amazing views over looking the lake. Beautiful decor around the hotel, may consider staying here, at some point in the future. Thank you to all.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank Entertainer10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,806 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1,174
    834
    445
    218
    135
See reviews for
474
1,699
44
105
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (561)
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lancaster
Level Contributor
48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Came here for a spa day with a group of friends. Thoroughly enjoyed our day. Lovely decor throughout the spa and the relaxation room is just bliss. Friendly welcome and good treatment with lovely Elemis products. The lunch provided with champagne was excellent.

My only suggestion would be perhaps some more seating around pool area. We had nowhere to sit as was quite full so didn't stay in for long. Also was left quite a while on treatment bed before it began. I can see a hot tub out on that balcony also ;-)

Would come again

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank I_heart_travel_212
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Stayed here over the weekend. Booked through travel republic, but was a bit of a pain, as they had not got the rooms once booked, and had to ring 4 times to clarify things were right. and we still ended up paying more (301 pound for two b and b fri and sat.)
It was my sisters silver wedding, so was a treat.
The hotel was lovely, and valet parking, rooms were a little on the small side. Lovely bed linen, coffee, tea, and water.Some rooms priced at over 500 pounds though!. Staff lovely, food good, bacon a little thin, and small portion of beans, eggs cooked how you like, black pudding and toast and fried bread and tomato. The continental buffet was exceptional any cereal, meat, juice, yoghurt,fruit, so you wouldn't go hungry! Would stay here again.

Room Tip: Our double was bigger than an executive room and just as nice! and cheaper!
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank kevin d
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Arnside
Level Contributor
72 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2014

We had a one night stay at the Old England and found this faultless in every way. The room was perfect and to very high standard with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere. Attention to detail in the room was first class in every way. The evening meal was served to perfection in lovely surroundings with the most attentive and pleasant staff we had ever had the pleasure of being served by. In general the staff we came into contact with throughout the hotel, in particular front of house were a credit to the management.

Room Tip: Room with lake view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Janice G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
94 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is absolutely fantastic!! Rooms are beautiful, we'll kept, truly a delightful place. The staff are so friendly,helpful,and polite and we'll presented ten out of ten. I stayed at the old england in January for 2 nights and can't wait to get back! Food was excellent I can't think of a single fault for this place.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Kaney22
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
blackburn
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2014

The Hotel is reconised as one of the most attractive hotels in the lakeside and it does not let down in this dept. The staff were welcoming and kept you informed at all times. The hotel has a Spa and pool area. you call for your car and on departure its outside ready for you. Now then, the bar area is i do admit a very relaxing area and the price list was frightningly over priced. so check before you order. A large G&T £16.00. A glass of red wine was £7.50. Hey, if thats what your happy to pay then crack on as the hotel is a lovely stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank hmcmu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2014

I stayed here with my husband for two nights this weekend just gone as a bit of a birthday treat. We had a lovely time, the room we had had lovely views over the lake (a bonus as we hadn't paid for this). The room itself was amazing, very comfy bed, spotless room and big bathroom. I mentioned in conversation that we were there for my birthday (not expecting or even hinting at getting anything for free) and the very nice man behind the desk left a bottle of champagne in our room that evening for us!

Breakfast was really really tasty, full english if you want one and lots of choice at the buffet. The service was a bit slow, but it was very busy. Stunning views of the lake!

I would deifnitely recommend this hotel and we will be visiting again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Lizzie J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Bowness-on-Windermere
0.1 mi away
Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield
Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield
#6 of 13 in Bowness-on-Windermere
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,346 reviews
1.2 mi away
Applegarth Villa and Restaurant
1.8 mi away
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
#3 of 20 in Windermere
5.0 of 5 bubbles 1,316 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
The Burnside Hotel, BW Premier Collection
The Burnside Hotel, BW Premier C...
#8 of 13 in Bowness-on-Windermere
4.0 of 5 bubbles 324 reviews
3.1 mi away
Beech Hill Hotel & Spa
Beech Hill Hotel & Spa
#19 of 20 in Windermere
4.0 of 5 bubbles 344 reviews
0.9 mi away
Linthwaite House
Linthwaite House
#2 of 13 in Bowness-on-Windermere
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,462 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#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
#8 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 106
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Hotwire, Priceline, Orbitz, Agoda, Cancelon, Evoline ltd, Cheap Tickets, getaroom.com, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly and Hotel.de so you can book your Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Macdonald Old England
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing