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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night last year and the service was a tad sporadic ranging from ignoring you and then doubling up. Parts of the hotel were lovely and lots of work still ongoing. The place is quite corporate and not very personal. The food was average and little expensive. The grounds were beautiful and the views from the front...

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived in the lakes for what was going to be a camping trip supporrting my brother in law in the great north swim. However, we made no reservations and highly underestimated how busy it would be. As a result of the campsites and most other places being full, we stayed here. Very tired, dated and in site need of...

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Stefan R, General Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Christina M I am excited to let you know that since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting time for the hotel for as well as a refurbishment we will be adding new services to enhance your experience during your stay. I do hope that we will have the opportunity...

Dartford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Plenty of parking and wonderful views of Lake Windermere (if lake view is selected). As this is a very large hotel, probably the largest in Bowness-in- Windermere it had been neglected which was such a pity. Now it is in the phase of serious updates. Free WiFi is something that lots of guests expect and its free! As for breakfast...

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Stefan R, General Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JohnCaryl Thank you for taking the time to post a review. As you mention in your review since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting time for the hotel for as well as a refurbishment we will be adding new services to enhance your experience during your stay. I do...

South Yorkshire uk
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This hotel is old and for some time has been in need of refurbishment. The replies to reviews have been promising them, but I started to wonder was this just hype! They are now taking place! This meant however that half the hotel was shut off, but some rooms and areas have been upgraded. Stair and other carpets are still...

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Stefan R, Operations Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SPR-amble Thank you so much for your review. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for mentioning our friendly, helpful staff. I am excited to let you know that since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting time for the hotel for as well...

Whitby
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I booked this hotel for its location as it was my husband's birthday and he loves The Lakes. On our first night we opted for dinner in the restaurant which was nice and the staff were very nice. We couldn't get any hot water from the shower and despite reporting it to the receptionist several times it wasn't fixed. On...

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Stefan R, Operations Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ER12 Thank you for posting a review, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay. I am excited to let you know that since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting time for the hotel for as well as a refurbishment we will be adding new services to...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Stayed here over Christmas for 4 nights in this Victorian hotel located above the town with good views of Lake Windermere. A very warm reception and allocated a large en-suite room with a view over the roof tops towards the lake. Warm, clean and comfortable accommodation with good quality towelling, changed daily, toiletries stocked daily and likewise tea/coffee making facilities....

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Stefan R, Operations Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hackford Thank you so much for your lovely review. I was delighted to read that your 4 night break was so enjoyable and thank you for sharing your experience. I am excited to let you know that since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting time for the hotel for...

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I always believe in judging a place myself on my own opinions and not going with pre concieved ideas after looking on trip advisor The hotel is undergoing a refurbishment scheme but this didnt interfere with our stay. The hotel is set up above bowness looking over Lake Windermere The room was warm plenty of hot water bedding was crisp...

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Stefan R, Operations Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GJones2068 Thank you so much for your lovely review. I was delighted to read that your 3 night stay was so enjoyable and thank you for sharing your experience. I am excited to let you know that since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting time for the hotel for...

wolverhampton
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have just come back from a 5 night break at the Windermere Hydro Hotel, between Christmas and New Year. This is our 7th year in the lakes at this time of year and our first stay at this Hotel. Yes, we did read the reviews before we came but everybody has their own thoughts and opinions...

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Stefan R, Operations Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear crisrob123 Thank you so much for your lovely review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and thank you for sharing your experience in detail with other travellers. I am excited to let you know that since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting...

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The photos say it all. We are used to budget accommodation, but this was so poor we had to write a review. All we can say is, the staff were fantastic, they deserve high praise indeed having to work every day in this environment, dealing (we imagine) with repeated complaints they can't satisfactorily resolve. The hotel was dark, worn, peeling,...

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Stefan R, Operations Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Grimsnack I am sorry that your recent stay was such a disappointment and please rest assured all your comments have been noted. I am excited to let you know that since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting time for the hotel for as well as a refurbishment we will...

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

On arrival we found out that this hotel has started a programme of refurbishment but this seemed to be in rooms downstairs. The room we were allocated had a good lake view but was very much stuck in the 80s regarding decor. We had also paid for a double room and was disapponted to find we had two single beds...

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Stefan R, Operations Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lindsey W I am sorry that your recent visit was such a disappointment and note your comments regarding the decor and furnishings. I am excited to let you know that since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting time for the hotel for as well as a refurbishment we will...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Additional Information about Windermere Hydro Hotel

Address: Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: RM341 - RM2,152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Windermere Hydro Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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Windermere Hydro Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District
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#11 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
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