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Windermere Hydro Hotel
Bokaro Steel City, India
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59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Good place to relax”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We stayed here for two nights and had booked two rooms.
Rooms were clean and tidy.
Breakfast was very good .
Swimming pool and the jacuzzi was awesome except that we were asked to pay for the towels (1£each) which I feel was very stupid thing to charge from the guests.
Staff were not very friendly during the checking and checkout formalities.
The whole place had a touch of Old English Charm!!!!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here in January and we would recommend it. The breakfast was fantastic and the hot food was done to order on the days when there were less guests. This was great as it ensured we had fresh food. The rooms were a little dated but comfortable and clean- we also had a fantastic view of the lake. We didn't dine in the hotel and I would recommend finding a restaurant in the town as there were loads of fantastic places for decent prices. The pool was great, we used it a lot- the only down side is that you have to walk outside to get to it, not ideal when it is pouring down with rain! Overall, I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We are used to not exactly getting the best rooms with the KGB deals but at the Hydro we had a room with a lovely view over the lake. Staff were friendly and helpful, Self service breakfast excellent.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Just three days in January rooms are clean needs some tlc lovely view from room . Staff friendly and helpfull Food excellent buffet style breakfast, three course menu for dinner. I do recommend taking a walk down to the beautiful town and the lake

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Doncaster England
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268 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

I stayed her for a weekend with friends in April. I had a balcony room at the front of the hotel.

Excellent location but the hotel has a tired feel about it. Some would say it has character, I'd say it needs money spending on it - and soon.

Polite, efficient, staff and the hotel is clean. Evening meals were average and I'd definitely recommend eating in Bowness itself. Breakfast was good but the fresh fruit salad was poor, I expect better when I spend a lot of money for a weekend away.

The spa facilities are adequate but the pool is too cold.

I was also unimpressed the hotel bar was not staffed full time despite the hotel being full with a weekend dance party of 70 people staying.

I would stay here again but I'd try other hotels first.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Spent 4 days here recently. A large hotel in need of some tlc. We stayed in room 20, overlooking the lake with a large shared balcony. Dinner offered a 3 course menu with plenty of choice. The buffet breakfast was one of the best we had ever had. The staff were friendly and efficient A short walk (down the hill) takes you into the main Street and down to the lake side where a boat trip is most enjoyable. We were also extremely lucky with the weather. adding to the enjoyment of this lovely part of the country.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester,England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Just has a weekend at the Hydro Hotel. This hotel offers great value and is in a great location.
The staff were excellent and really friendly, the breakfast was great with a good choice and a buffet style so you could eat as much as you liked.
As mentioned by most people it is dated but very clean and offered great value for the Lakes which makes it a good place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: 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
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Windermere Hydro Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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