We have stayed here about 5 times and it's a great hotel. Situated on the lake, it's a luxurious, pretty opulent hotel, not modern but not dated, just very classy. The rooms are comfortable, the lake views are amazing if you're lucky enough to get one. The rooms can vary, we have always had a standard family room and sometimes we have had a king size bed and sometimes a queen, sometimes a lake view and sometimes a side view it just seems to be luck of the draw. The spa is nice with a large pool and outside terrace. Breakfast is tasty and fairly varied. I did hear a man complain that you only get one of everything with the full English and he sent it back. One was enough for me. The views are incredible at breakfast. The staff are average, we didn't have the best service, we were told the pool opened at 10 and waited around only for the pool staff to them tell us there was a class until 11 which always seems to be the case. My only real concern was that the hotel doesn't have air con at all and with it being so hot at the moment I barely slept with the small fan they provide. If the staff were better and they had air con I'd have given 5 stars.
- 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