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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

Words would not be able to express how amazed we are with hotel
We loved everything; room, spa, views... Etc.
specialized spa treatments with signature

Only negative is shortage of staff; one porter and receptionist.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank ammn11
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

Magnificent view of the lake from bed room, bar and restaurant.Excellent service in the restaurant - the hot breakfast came in a couple of minutes and when the the coffee went cold it was replaced immediately with a piping hot cafetiaire.
The bar/ loung area is huge and almost on top of the lake, only seperated by the hotel garden.

Room Tip: ASk for the best room
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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2  Thank eric_watts4
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

We stayed for only one night but wish we had booked for more. The staff were all very helpful and they had been trained well in that the should be available without being intrusive. On arrival we parked outside the hotel so that we could unload our luggage, check in and go to our room and unpack. We then went to park our car but were offered valet parking, we did say no as the car park was only a 3/4 minute walk away. The room was spacious with an excellent view of the lake, very comfortable but the bathroom did need some slight attention. We had dinner in the hotel and must say it was delicious, varied choice and the service was just as expected. The room was quiet and all the amenities worked including the shower which had power, not like most hotels. Breakfast was in the same dining room overlooking the lake, what more do you need than a well cooked breakfast and stunning views.
We fully intend to return to the Old England and have now started looking at other hotels in the chain.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Gerard P
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Reviewed 14 October 2012 via mobile

Just back from a lovely 2 night stay at this hotel. Check in was very smooth, we just parked the car outside the entrance of the hotel and it was taken to the car park, which was just down the road. We were given a lovely room and even though it didn't have a lake view, it was large and very comfortable.
We enjoyed breakfast both mornings, overlooking the lake. The atmosphere was lovely and relaxing in the restaurant, with superb views to start the day.
The location of the hotel is fantastic. We ate out both evenings, as there was so many lovely restaurants in the area.
As a travel agent I will be recommending this hotel in the future and look forward to returning again some day.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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1  Thank hellysmith
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

Nice hotel on lake side, stunning views from bedroom. Staff helpful but that's where it ends
Room had no central heating we complained and were advise they could supply a further electric heater! Big deal! Shower /bathroom had cracks on flooring and sink.Nothing to hold onto stepping out of bath / shower except the electric towel rail. All good for health and safty!
Bemused when at breakfast there was £2.50 suppliment charge for scrambled eggs and salmon
and smoked fish. £6.50 was price of a cooked breakfast (included in room price) . Annoyed on arrival they demanded my visa card Accomodation had been paid for in advance Empty fridge in room for what? to encourage you to go and stock up from local shop? strange ! Still await response from there own survey form. All in all not goot value for money

Room Tip: rooms over looking lake for views and quietness
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank richard m
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