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Windermere Hydro Hotel
Dundee, Scotland
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18 reviews
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“Wonderful Holiday in Windermere Hydro Hotel”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Spend 5 days at the Windermere Hotel. We were on a coach tour and found the hotel well appointed but in need of some TLC. Staff at reception were very helpful as were the domestic staff. Breakfast had a large selection of food with a do it your self toast experience. Dinner was served piping hot and with a large selection of vegetables served separately. Entertainment was not very good with the magician coming round at dinner time. Wonderful views over Windermere from the front rooms. Road very steep to climb and we were thankful of the coach. Will return to the Windermere in the future.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Just back from 5 day coach tour. Hotel and room very clean and all staff polite and helpful. Hotel needs a bit of TLC re decor etc but would use it again. Breakfast and evening meals were well cooked and presented with plenty of choice and again all waiting staff very polite and helpful. Was lucky enough to get a room with a beautiful view of the lake. Evening entertainment was very poor but we were lucky to have met good company so we had pleasant evenings chatting in the relaxing lounge area. We will return to this hotel as it is well placed to take advantage of the lovely lakes and surrounding areas.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stayed with a coach party for 4 nights - room was very clean and had a wonderful view. I had a disabled room and was surprised to find it was quite a long way from Reception - had to use scooter to get there but there was plenty of space to park the scooter.

Good selection on the menu and food was well prepared and vegetables served separately so that we could take as much or a little as we wanted. Breakfast was very good and a wide selection - however we had to make our own toast and the toaster was quite a hit or miss affair - first pass no colouring - second pass could be beautifully golden but was often burnt to a crisp.

Entertainment was not a real priority with me - just as well because one night it was a Magician doing tricks at our tables (whilst we were being served the main course and trying to get our vegetables - not a good idea). Another night we had a man playing the Piano Accordian - was good fun but since most of us had no idea he was on the turn-out was very poor - even our Group Leader was not advised until just before the performance began.

Overall had a good time and would recommend it but the whole hotel needs a little TLC - window paint peeling etc.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great hotel, me and my partner stay regular, great price, breakfast and views.
The hotel is not modern and quite tired but still very comfortable and all adds to the Victorian Character.
Always a relaxing stay with great staff.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bokaro Steel City, India
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and had booked two rooms.
Rooms were clean and tidy.
Breakfast was very good .
Swimming pool and the jacuzzi was awesome except that we were asked to pay for the towels (1£each) which I feel was very stupid thing to charge from the guests.
Staff were not very friendly during the checking and checkout formalities.
The whole place had a touch of Old English Charm!!!!

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here in January and we would recommend it. The breakfast was fantastic and the hot food was done to order on the days when there were less guests. This was great as it ensured we had fresh food. The rooms were a little dated but comfortable and clean- we also had a fantastic view of the lake. We didn't dine in the hotel and I would recommend finding a restaurant in the town as there were loads of fantastic places for decent prices. The pool was great, we used it a lot- the only down side is that you have to walk outside to get to it, not ideal when it is pouring down with rain! Overall, I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

We are used to not exactly getting the best rooms with the KGB deals but at the Hydro we had a room with a lovely view over the lake. Staff were friendly and helpful, Self service breakfast excellent.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Windermere Hydro Hotel
Address: Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Windermere Hydro Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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