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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel, part of the MacDonald chain, is situated on the banks of lake Windermere, has spacious rooms, with complementary bath robes and slippers ( you can buy the robes) . The drinks are extortionate prices, and breakfast in the restaurant was dire, the hot...More

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Response from Chris Q, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 19phil50, Thank you for giving us your feedback on your experience with us. I am very disappointed that on this occasion we di not meet your breakfast expectation and please be assured that I have immediately raised your issues with both our Head Chef...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took a 3 night break here and have loved other McDonald Hotels that we have stayed at before. This hotel just did not match up unfortunately. This was mainly down to the quality of the hotel, the character and professionalism of...More

4  Thank Dean A
Response from Chris Q, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Dean A, Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us. Please be assured that I will immediately follow up some of the negative comments that you have received from our team which is very disappointing. However, I will take on board...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hotel in the perfect location. We had a lake view room which was beautiful except it was too hot, radiators on full blast and could only open one window. Agree with other reviews that drinks were very expensive (£10 + for g&t). We were...More

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Response from Chris Q, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear MrsF329, Thank you for your very kind review. I have taken the opportunity to share your review with the team. I am disappointed that the room was very hot but the weather has been so unpredictable lately and hence we put the heating on...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

There were 2 adults and 2 young children in our group and every morning we had a lovely swim in the spa pool. There are numerous signs stating no jumping or diving and our children were instructed to obey the spa rules and were really...More

1  Thank Helen N
Response from Chris Q, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Helen N, Thank you for your 5 STAR review!! What a shame for your experience at the Leisure Club. I have spoken to our Leisure Club Manager to retrain her team in acting in a firmer manner in situations such as this to prevent...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018

Our room (23) was awesome, beautiful views from the Windows and balcony. The bedroom and bathroom were superb with excellent facilities. Cannot fault anything. Paul on reception was exceptional couldn't have made us feel more welcome, very helpful.

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Response from Chris Q, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 698my, Thank you for your 5 STAR review. Paul has received a reward nomination to have been named for exceptional service. We would be delighted to welcome you again at the Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa. Kindest Regards Chris Quinn-Waugh General Manager

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#3 Business Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#6 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
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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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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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