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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“feature room”(76 reviews)
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Breakfast Buffet
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Reviewed yesterday

Fabulous hotel on the shore of Windermere, by the ferry terminal. Very comfortable room with lovely view. Bowness town centre is steps away; hotel is close to Windermere station and open top bus stop. Plenty of places to eat in the area, and good food...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We went to the Old England after paying almost £800 for a three night break. The Management should be ashamed as this the most expensive hotel I have stayed in recently and yet its the worst experience I have received. I would not take any...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The room we booked and prepaid on-line, waterfront with a balcony, was not available upon our arrival. Our room did not have a balcony and had a view of mostly roadway with a sliver of water visable. The room was stuffy and the window fell...More

2  Thank Nashmag
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having previously enjoyed a stay here a few years back we booked again hoping to have the same experience, First there is the parking charge of £20 per night and a disclaimer that the hotel is in no way responsible for anything that happens in...More

2  Thank GlasgowBee
Response from Chris Q, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded yesterday

Dear GlasgowBee, I am terribly disappointed to read your feedback. I am truly sorry for the several issues you suffered. I would like to speak to you about this and if you can call me on 03448799144 or email me directly on gm.oldengland@macdonald-hotels.co.uk I would...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed here with our twin 6 month old babies, travelling with twins is never easy but this hotel went out of their way to help. I booked directly with the hotel and had a room that overlooked the lake and had a lounge area...More

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Response from Chris Q, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded yesterday

Dear saraht2, Thank you very much for such lovely feedback. I truly hope that you were able to relax a little with twins!!! I am sure that this was a very well deserved break! I am sorry about your Room Service order being incorrect and...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Restaurant
Pool
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Spa
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Things to do
Restaurant
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Heated pool
Indoor pool
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Price range
USD 213 - USD 458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#1 Green Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#3 Business Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#6 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#8 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
USD 213 - USD 458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Green Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#3 Business Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#6 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#8 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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poemanchester
30 March 2018|
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Response from dmtbManchester | Reviewed this property |
Take the turning from bowness towards Ambleside and there is a car park opposite the Beartrix potter museum for £15 for 3 days. It’s only a 10 Minuets walk from the hotel. Much better value than the rip off they charge.
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poemanchester
21 March 2018|
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Response from Lyn132 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.
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Dean H
10 January 2018|
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Response from Fay S | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park up the hill, approximately 5 mins walk from the hotel. It was full when we were there recently but I think you can reserve places on line, I believe it is about £15:00 for 3 days.
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