my partner and i had a few days off so we looked on laterooms.comm and the windermere hydro hotel came up as a place with a indoor pool which we had requested. we read some of the recent reviews and they were very mixed some good and some not so. We decided to book and we arrived early evening after a little ride around bowness looking for the hotel. It is up a rather steep road but we managed very well to walk up and down (and i was on crutches, so it took us a little longer than most people, about 10mins max). the hotel on arrival looked very nice, we parked the car in the lower car park and there are a set of quite steep steps back up, or you could do what we did and walk up the ramp. the reception staff were very friendly and helpful we had a room on the second floor and there was a good lift to all floors. the room was very large and clean the bed was a king size and we over looked the lake which was brilliant. the bathroom was the biggest we had ever seen in a hotel and had been re furbished recently the bath was big enough for two? the walls had been tastefully tiled and there was a separate large shower. we went to the indoor pool, which is located by the side of the hotel and down the metal steps, remember to ask for the door code as this is needed to enter. the changing room is quite small there are a few changing rooms and lockers and showers. the pool is aprox 10 metres but very nice and clean the spa pool was nice and clean but the sauna was not on when we stayed. we had the pool to our selves two afternoons which was very nice. the food at breakfast was very good, you are served tea or coffee then you go in to a side room for cereals and cooked food, toast etc.We ate down in bowness two nights and on the last night we booked a table at the hotels restaurant, which was very nice and reasonable The hotel as a whole looks a little tired and in need of a makeover in places, if you look closely but if you look past this and remember how old the building is, its a good place to stay. And the family who now own it are trying to up grade things like double glazing and new bathrooms going in If we have to say anything bad about this hotel, we probably have to say the floor boards in our room creaked badly when you walked to the bathroom, ( so sorry if you were below us we did try to tip toe) we would still recommend this to family and friends as a very good place to stay as a base to explore the lakes, at a very reasonable price.
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- Also Known As:
- Windermere Hydro Bowness On
- Hotel Windermere Hydro
- Windermere Hydro Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District