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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked the feature room direct on the Macdonald website after browsing the room types and deciding we wanted a little luxury. The photos shown online for the feature rooms where right up our street and we paid a premium rate for what looked to be a beautiful room. Following a pleasant check in we were given the keys to... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed over for a week in Windermere. thought I'll book in this hotel for a massage treatment to end my holiday. Staff at spa charged £60 for two 30 minute treatments, which I thought was good value for me and my Mrs. Arrived to treatments one hour early and used spa area first which was ok, soon to arrive... More 

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4 Thank faisalNusma
Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear faisalNusma, As a management team we always appreciate feedback as this will help us to see if our standards and ssrvices are appreciated by our guests as our main aim is to exceed guests expectations. Clearly, reading your header, we failed on this occasion. I thought though I should mention that during the consultation before the treatment it was... More 

Lancashire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely hotel, great location to walk to pubs & restaurants & very friendly staff. We used the swimming pool, sauna & steam room both days & for a large hotel it was surprising quiet which was nice. Our room was great, wonderful comfy bed too. The hotel is a little tired but this does didn't spoil our stay at all.... More 

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1 Thank Footiestar11
Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Footiestar11, It was a pleasure to have you at the hotel and the entire team is delighted that we were able to make your stay a memorable one. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a lovely hotel and a lovely view over the lakes , the staff were brilliant , food was very good , nothing was to much trouble for them and the piano music 🎶 was beautiful x thankyou lovely place

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1 Thank Lisa B
Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Lisa B, Thank you for your kind comments regarding the location, food quality and especially the staff of the hotel with reference to your recent stay at the hotel. More 

UK
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a gorgeous hotel, perfectly located for everything in Windermere. We were given a beautiful room (232) which was huge and so comfortable. We enjoyed drinks in the lounge overlooking the lake and were very impressed with the service. We also used the spa facilities which were excellent. The hotel charges £20 for valet parking per night which was a... More 

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1 Thank brewster83
Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear brewster83, It is always a pleasure to hear and read that our guests have enjoyed their stay so much and are looking already to return the following year. Please contact me directly when you have decided to return to the Lake District so we can make sure we can allocate room 232 for you again. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in on the off chance of getting a room, from the moment we entered nothing was too much trouble.Great staff, helpful professional and generally pleasant. The room Overlooked the lake it had everything we needed. We booked in the restaurant for an evening meal, the food and service was superb. Considering the price we paid for the room it... More 

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1 Thank Jean L
Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jean L, Our main aim is to exceed guest expectations and reading your comments I have the feeling we achieved this. We appreciate your feedback and we would look forward to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I booked in for a pamper treatment. We paid £30 each for a 30 minute massage session. When we got to treatment room we were made to wait for 15 minutes and offered water. Eventually when we got to massage room we were given a quick treatment that didn't even last 14 minutes. You could probably get... More 

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1 Thank Usma R
Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Usma R, I appreciate your feedback although slightly dissapointing to read as this is not the standards and service you could expect at our Spa and I have discussed this with our Leisure Club Manager to contact you directly to discuss this with you. I was told though already that you arrived slightly late for your appointments and the... More 

Lancashire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent a weekend break at the Hotel with the evening meal deal,the four poster room was fantastic,all staff were very helpful ,food was excellent at breakfast and in the evening,they had a wedding on saturday so we were placed in a nice area just off the bar with terriffic views of the lake .location couldnt get... More 

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1 Thank srigg1511
Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear srigg1511, Thank you so kindly for your nice comments on our staff, food quality and room itself with reference to your recent stay at the Old England Hotel. We are looking forward to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel in November for 1 night's B and B for £180. There was an additional £20 car parking. So .....for £200 we had a good sized room with a velux window. If you stood on a chair you could see the lake- otherwise the view was the sky! The shower had feeble water pressure, and was... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here as part of a group in the middle of November. The room was large to say the least with fluffy robes and slippers to wear after a hot bubbly bath. Room 237 commanded a fantastic view over the gardens & marina and across the lake. Service was very good and all staff were attentive. Breakfast was a large... More 

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1 Thank Mark D
Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mark D, The team at the hotel appreciate your kind comments and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. More 

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: RM552 - RM1,405 (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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Hotel Macdonald Old England
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District
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#1 Green Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#3 Business Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#6 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
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