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Skipton, England, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night, hotel in a beautiful location, very old fashioned and run down. Staff all very friendly, leisure facilities good, food like warm but tasted nice. Bedding white/clean and comfy but the bed itself was very hard. I know from previous reviews the hotel is getting a refit and when this has taken place I would return.

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Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Helen G Thank you for taking the time to post a review mentioning our picturesque location, friendly staff and leisure facilities. I look forward to welcoming you back when our refurbishments works have been completed. Best wishes Joe More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

After travelling only two hours for a short weekend break I couldn't wait to relax. But when I arrived they had made a mistake and booked me in for the wrong night, this was easily resolved until I went up to the room they have given me.. It hadn't been cleaned from the people before! Although this gave us a... More 

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Thank HMB096
Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear HMB096 Please accept my apology for the mix-up regarding your booking and for any inconvenience caused. I was pleased to read that my team were able to sort out the problem in a speedy and efficient manner. Thank you for mentioning that we are ideally situated for visiting Lake Windermere and the shops and other attractions in Bowness. I... More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Great location, in need of some updates,room was not cleaned and not advertised correctly, went down stairs and the young lady move us to a different room and was very helpful. The room and bathroom and dining room area just need to be decorated and become more modern.

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1 Thank YOLO2014
Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear YOL2014 I apologise for the problem with your room on check-in and any inconvenience this may have caused. I note your comments regarding the décor Since purchasing the hotel recently, we have identified a number of areas for improvement and are just finalising plans for a significant investment into the hotel including the full refurbishment of rooms and the... More 

Poulton UK
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188 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This was a great afternoon tea our waitress Sarah White couldn't have been more helpful charming smiling and attentive. The whole experience was enjoyable the afternoon tea was very nice as it was a groupon deal very well worth it. The Hydro was looking a bit worn out as a hotel but they are making efforts to revamp the place.... More 

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Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jonnyrocks Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed having afternoon tea at The Hydro and thank you for sharing your experience with other diners. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back very soon. Best wishes Joe More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Another hotel which in it's day would have been nothing short of splendid. Now it's a little tired in places and in need of a good lick of paint. It was very clean and we had a nice enough room with a good view of the lake. Breakfast was pretty standard but perfectly edible. The staff were very helpful and... More 

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Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear WendyS1956 Thank you for posting a review following your recent stay. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our location ideal for exploring Bowness and the surrounding areas. I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes Joe More 

Sevenoaks, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Me and a buddy checked into our 2 twin rooms being asked to pay in full on arrival. We had already paid deposits & questioned this as I had notes on my phone who I had paid the deposit to. They had no record of that and we were urged to review bank statements if there was a discrepancy. THERE... More 

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Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mark S I apologise for the confusion regarding payment when you checked in, this was due to a genuine error on our part. I am pleased to note that you have received the refund. I am also sorry that we were unable to supply you with a hot meal on arrival but, as my staff explained to you at... More 

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Morecambe
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Arrived at a very tired looking hotel, with lovely views over the lake. A shame that the outside decor is in serious need of updating and general paintwork to improve the feel. Went to reception to advise we had arrived for our pre booked afternoon tea. Surprised to find that the hotel had no knowledge of our reservation. We had... More 

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Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tetley I am sorry that your afternoon tea at The Hydro was such a disappointment. We pride ourselves on providing quality food and excellent customer service in a relaxed and friendly environment, we obviously failed to meet both our high standards and your expectations on this occasion. I would like the opportunity to discuss your experience with you please... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a most enjoyable 2 days at the hydro hotel. It's a grand old place standing proud on a hill overlooking bowness and the Lake. Ok she may need a licking of paint here and there and there is an odd squeeky floorboard and stair for sure but it's a lovely hotel. Great views from the lake facing... More 

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Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paul Thank you for posting and recommending The Hydro to other travellers. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and will share your review with our hard working staff. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes Joe More 

London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I stayed at the Windermere Hydro Hotel for the last weekend of February, with a group of friends who meet there for a jolly every year. It was my first time; I really don't want to write anything negative because I had a lovely time, but my friend warned me that it was "a bit Fawlty Towers" and it has... More 

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Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Claire Thank you for posting a detailed review following your recent stay. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our staff friendly and helpful. We really do set high standards of customer service and it is lovely when it is appreciated and remarked upon. I hope we will have the opportunity to... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Stayed for 2 nights mid February rooms are basic linen clean as prev reviews hotel in desperate need of a upgrade ...... But staff are amazing very helpful they make up for the basic rooms .... Would we stop again ??? Yes this hotel is in a very good location .

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Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Roberts096 Thank you for posting a review and mentioning our hard working staff. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back when our refurbishments works have been completed. Best wishes Joe More 

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Windermere Hydro Hotel

Address: Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $85 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Windermere Hydro Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
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Hotel Windermere Hydro
Windermere Hydro Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District, England
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#11 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
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“Rooms at the front of the hotel have the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles TonyonoMac, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one with hot water !!!!!!!!!!”
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“As far as I am aware they is not any”
 of 5 bubbles 628peterm, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Good views”
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“Pay the extra fr the Siute with Balcony and Lake views realy worth it”
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