Had this hotel booked for the 27 May for the purpose of corporate entertaining. Rooms were lovely and hotel pool and sauna excellent. Reception staff were friendly but that was about it. Breakfast in the morning was a disaster. Arrived at our table to find one of the seats was below a faulty light which could only be described as 70's disco. We mentioned this to the waitress who just wasn't interested. No one could sit there to eat as it was just too distracting, We waited half an hour and no one came to take our cooked breakfast order so we had to find someone. We then had to wait another half hour for the food to be brought to the table. The breakfasts we received were not what was ordered, the poached eggs were like ping pong balls and the sausages weren't cooked properly. A colleague was brought a bowl of porridge with a bowl of something on the side that looked liked parmesan cheese. When he asked the waiter what it was he was told it was cheese, with porridge?!! It turned out to be a bowl of nuts so it was good job he was not allergic. A nice hotel but the waiting staff need a bit more training especially when you think what you are paying.
- 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