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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband booked us a 1 nights break Through spa breaks as a Xmas gift- finally got round to using it . The hotel itself is beautiful the grounds are amazing and the room we had looked over the lake It was unreal to wake up to such a view. We ate In The restaurant and the food was fantastic....

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the day spa which is £40 and includes a free 25 minute treatment, for my mums birthday with family. Lovely hotel and in a great location, however to sell spa 'experiences' at this hotel is nothing more than a rip off. Firstly there weren't enough towels and robes for us, which we had to wait 20 minutes for, then...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights for a quiet relaxing break in the run up to our wedding to get away from it all. We chose this hotel because of its location and its spa facilities.This hotel gave us everything we wanted. We paid for a lake view room and the views were beautiful, and all the little extras you have...

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1Thank Joanna L
Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Joanne L, We are delighted to learn from your kind comments that you have enjoyed your recent stay at the Old England Hotel & Spa and we are looking forward to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an absolutely fantastic stay with you on Bank holiday Sunday. I stayed with my partner and 1 year old daughter in room 129 and it was brilliant. It was our first night away in 18 months so we had been really looking forward to it and it did not disappoint. The staff were fabulous, especially the Front Office...

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Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear lremond21, Thank you for your kind comments with reference to your recent stay, especially about our Front Office Manager (Ricky) and Jasmine, who I certainly will share your comments with. We are looking forward to welcome you back this summer.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner decided on a spontaneous weekend away and chose this hotel because of its location more than anything. It didn't fail us there the views were stunning. The room however was small and dated, the bathroom door didn't close and at night there was noise from the pub next door and a pigeon in the tree outside...

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3Thank Bobette3972
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful hotel - very expensive but considering the location, quality of food (both dinner and breakfast) and the rooms it is worth it! We had a room overlooking the lake. A great base for exploring Windermere.

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Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Bex1204, I appreciate your kind comments regarding room, location and quality of food with reference to your recent stay at the hotel.

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in a suite overlooking the lake which was absolotely serene and stunning.The room was beautiful and well supplied and stocked with everything you could need.If there was anything you needed nothing was too much trouble for the staff.The breakfast was tasty and hot and lots of choice including gluten free,which is good as I have coeliac disease.I also...

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Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear tinytinks68, Thank you for your comments and we are happy to see that we have been able to make your recent stay a enjoyable one.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed overnight at this lovely hotel. Could not fault the room at all, superb view. Absolutely immaculate. Like most on here, surprised by the £20 car parking fee. Tried to order a drink in the bar and was told it was table service. After 10 minutes we gave up, we had wine in our room anyway. The food was superb,...

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Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear swingingbluejeans, Although I highly appreciate your kind comments regarding restaurant staff, location and view as well the massage itself, rather dissapoined with your comments about the spa experience itself, which I have shared with the Leisure Club Manager for follow up. I thought I share with you that the pool temperature is measured 3 times per day with a...

United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lake view room and the view was spectacular! Waking up in the morning to a view over Lake Windermere was such a treat! The bed was huge, even though the room itself was not that large, but it's a traditional Lake District house. The bathroom was amazing, with a fantastic rain shower! The location is perfect, close...

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Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear nburr, We are happy to read and hear that you enjoyed your recent stay and especially the view over Lake Windermere in the morning. I have taken on board your comment regarding the beverage prices.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic from start to finish. Warm and friendly welcome from the reception team. Room ready even though we arrived a little early. Easy and stress free check in. Outstanding view of lake Windermere from our room. The room was very clean, tidy and well set up. Bed very comfy. Bathroom spotless. Breakfast staff very polite and welcoming. Spa facilities were...

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Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

We highly appreciate your kind comments regarding staff and services with reference to your recent stay. I am aware of the "issue" with the ice room, as we have to replace the door, which will be done this week. Looking forward to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.

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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is one of the finest 4-star Lake District hotels. Set on the shores of Lake Windermere - England's largest lake - our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and exceptional facilities. From unrivalled views over our mature lawns, to private jetties and moorings on the lake - our hotel proves a popular choice for family holidays. Our hotel in Cumbria is perfect for country adventures - hire a private jetty on our lake and marvel in the glorious scenery we have on offer. And once you've finished exploring, we recommend a visit to our spa and thermal suite for a relaxing steam before you dine in our award-winning Restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

Address: 23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $287 - $585 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 106
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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District
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“Try to get a larger room facing the lake”
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“I think all face the lake or I would request. It was on third floor near corner stairs.”
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“Premier rooms overlook the lake.”
viv747, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Lake view rooms are worth paying extra for - beautiful views and nice and quiet.”
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