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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

PricelineUS$201*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Fantastic from start to finish. Warm and friendly welcome from the reception team. Room ready even though we arrived a little early. Easy and stress free check in. Outstanding view of lake Windermere from our room. The room was very clean, tidy and well set up. Bed very comfy. Bathroom spotless. Breakfast staff very polite and welcoming. Spa facilities were...

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The potential of this hotel is great, what separates it from hotels like the Lakeside is the decor and the service from the staff, this needs sorting out. We booked and requested 'a quiet room with a lake view' and we were assured that our room had this when we checked in, only to be disappointed when given a room...

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Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear 398HARRISON, Thank you for taking the time in sharing your stay experience with us in reference to your recent stay. I have shared your comments with certain department heads for follow up as we could and shoukd have avoided certain inconveniences accordingly, especially the security comment regarding the keys so thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Derby, UK
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent two nights here in room 212, a family room. There was a big double bed and 2 full size singles so our daughter tried both out! The view from the room wasn't up to much but it was spacious and had a good bathroom. The hot water was a bit odd, it would come through cold then get...

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Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear LizzieL78, We highly appreciate your feedback which I have, as usual, shared with all the staff concerned. We are looking forward to welcome you back to the hotel in the future.

South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The food was lovely and the outside area looking onto the lake was breath taking. The service was a little disappointing, we felt we were a burden and the last round of drinks didn't arrive, however they didn't appear on the bill.

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Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear avfoja, Appreciate your kind comments with referenc to our food and have taken on board your comment regarding the service which we will address this accordingly.

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just returned from a one night visit on Friday 21st April . We arrived Friday about 11.30 and the room was ready at about 2pm. Room was spotless and luxurious. Dressing gowns and slippers available for spa users. Swimming pool , saunas , steam rooms and gym were all included. Staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble...

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Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Des271081, It was a pleasure to read your comments with reference to your recent stay at the hotel and we are happy that you had such a great time in Windermere. Wish we could take credit for the nice weather as well.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great hotel set on the lake with lovely rooms and lots of character and we use it a lot for business. However they never seem to manage to get the breakfast right and this time was the worst yet. Bacon burnt to a crisp alongside of everything else that was either screaming hot or stone cold. Also...

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Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear ianandmax, Although I highly appreciate your support and business slightly dissapointed offcourse to read your feedback on breakfast, which I have shared with our Head Chef for immediate follow up.

kidderminster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely old hotel. We were in room 212, although no view of the Lake, we didn't mind as we didn't spend much time in the room. The bar is very grand and if you are lucky enough to get a window seat, the views over Lake Windermere are spectacular. Our room although old, was spacious and well equipped. We had...

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Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Anne-Marie1978176, We would like to thank you for taking the time and effort to share your latest stay experience with us. While I am delighted to read that you enjoyed in general your stay I am offcourse rather concerned with your comments regarding especially the bar staff, with I would like to re-iterate this is not a true reflection...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a 3 night stay - we had 2 rooms and are aged between 10 and 78! The hotel is perfectly placed for the less mobile in our party, with amazing lake views. We could walk to any restaurant or shop we wanted to in town. Also perfectly placed for the Beatrix Potter world. The rooms we had...

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Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Dragonsden001, It was a pleasere to hear and read you enjoyed your recent 3 nights family stay at the hotel and we appreciate your kind comments about staff, services and location.

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in a fantastic location overlooking the Lakes. The staff were very attentive and happy to help. Would highly recommend to any other travelers going to the Lakes. I will definitely visit this hotel again!!

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Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Tom_Leeds_91, We appreciate your kind comments regarding our location and staff and e are looking forward already to welcome you back to the hotel again in the future.

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

7 of us stayed here over the Easter period, the hotel is in a fantastic location overlooking the bay with lovely gardens to walk round. The staff were lovely, extremely helpful, especially the lovely lady on breakfast reception, I don't know her name but she was really polite and helpful. Our rooms were large & spacious with a fridge, TV,...

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Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Helen N, Thank you for your kind comments on the hotel and it's staff members, especially breakfast staff, we will certainly share these comments with them. I have taken on board your comments regarding the Leisure Club members. We are looking forward to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.

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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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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 

Additional Information about Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

Address: 23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: RM858 - RM1,788 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 106
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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District
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mrswalkerLondonUK, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for Room 19”
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  • Lovely view looking to the left from room
  • Double bed???
  • Spacious bathroom area - no bath!
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“Ask for a lake view room”
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“The hotel is located on the lake so would advise paying the extra for a feature room with a lake view.”
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