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Windermere Hydro Hotel
Reviewed 12 February 2013

We were in a party of some 130 Scouters who enjoy a social weekend at the Hydro every year. The accommodation was comfortable and clean. The food was plentiful and tasty and the staff were always both helpful and cheerful. The views from the hotel over the lake are excellent (weather permitting). It is an old building, full of charm and not like many of the new "euro" hotels. All in all a great place for a large party to enjoy itself.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 January 2013 via mobile

Lovely hotel located right on the Lake. The staff were friendly and attentive and the rooms were spacious and clean.

The spa was quirky but lovely.

The food was divine- the sticky toffee pudding has changed my life!!

Breakfast was excellent, with plenty of choice.

I would most certainly go back. Excellent value.

(Booked with KGB deal).

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

Once again I was a member of a party taking a New Year coach trip at this hotel - independant travelers may find different. I felt the standard was slightly lower than last year but still very high. The staff were as previously always friendly and helpful and the food good.

Those who prefer the sort of international or motor lodge, where you have no indication which town you are in may no like it, but if like me you want an interesting, individual, friendly hotel with quirks - this could be the place for you. Do explore the whole hotel, find the games room and play snooker, tabletennis or other games like dominoes. The swimming is good though you have to walk outside, if you expect to do this take your own swimming towel.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

Stayed for just 1 night in December, (mid-week) and although the hotel was quiet, the staff were still very friendly and offered great service.
My room was at the front of the hotel and featured a sleigh bed, balcony and views over Lake Windermere. Just a shame it was foggy but thats not the fault of the hotel.

Good local ale available in the cosy bar, lots of little snugs and seating areas and large function room and restaurant.

Although i felt the hotel was looking a little tired in places, the hospitality of the staff and owners certainly made up for it.

It your looking for a modern comtempory hotel then this is not for you, however if your looking for a traditional, well run hotel then this is it.

Car parking available to the front of the hotel and it's only a short walk to the lakeside and and centre of Bowness which is a nice place to spend a little time of watch the world go by on a nice summers day! (if and when we get them!)

Look forward to staying again in the near future.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

We were so pleased we chose the Windermere Hydro Hotel to spend our short break in. All the staff were very pleasant and very attentive. Our room was large, spotlessly clean with a huge comfortable bed. The bar and lounge has big comfortable sofas and lovely log fires. There was everything you could think of having to eat at breakfast and dinner was amazing all five courses cooked and served to perfection. Thanks to all the staff ( who were all very pleasant and attentive) for making our time there so enjoyable we couldn't have asked for more. hope wee Bud is having fun with his new ball.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

We have just returned from The Hydro @ Bowness. How good was it? Perfect. The weather was not good, but things dont changs do they? Anyway, The Hydro was perfect, food, staff, and the room on the second floor was a big bonus, overlooking Lake Windemere. Highly recommend this hotel, but book early.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

We have just got back from The Hydro where we spent 2 nights including new years eve, the Gala evening was fantastic as was the food, the room was very clean and comfortable and although the hotel was very busy the bedrooms were really quiet and the staff are the friendliest i have ever come across in any hotel i have stayed at. I will certainly be returning hopefully very soon.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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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
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: £57 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Windermere Hydro Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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