We stayed here for 3 nights on a dinner bed and breakfast basis. We have stayed at several MacDonald hotels over the years and have always been satisfied. This time was no different. The check in was simple and we were shown to our lake view rooms by a very friendly and courteous porter. The rooms were nice although very slightly tired. The dinner menu had something to satisfy most people tastes. Breakfast was a buffet style set up with the option to have full english. The dining room overlooks the garden and lake making it a relaxing experience. I do however have a few words of caution to people with children. My daughter loves to swim and upon booking I was told that she could use the pool with little restriction. The reality was a very busy spa/healthclub with regular paying members who were obviously the main priority, not the hotel guests whom we felt were made to feel a bit of nuisance. My daughter managed 1 swim for which we returned from a day out early as children were not allowed in the pool after a certain time.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Macdonald Old England
- Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District