We visited the Old England on the 25/6/7 January. We had been visitors some years previously and were very pleased with the standards now been set.
We booked an executive double and upon arrival we were upgraded. The room was large clean and well fitted and had a lake view. The colour scheme was muted brown and gold and did not in our opinion enhance the rooms quality.
The bathroom was excellent and all the fittings modern and well maintained.
The room was well serviced throughout our stay.
The public rooms particularly the lounge was well decorated and offered excellent views of the lake.
The dining room was of a similar high standard. Dinner was haute cuisine (very good] with an option of steaks at a surcharge. The cheese board offered an excellent raange of English cheeses.
The continental breakfast was very good and we were never tempted by a cooked breakfast which carried a surcharge.
The reception and concierge service always provided service with a smile
The car parking was good [important in Windermere] though not adjacent to the hotel. A valet parking service was offered and I would suggest taking it up at least for the first visit as the car park though is only two hundred yards away when walking, pedestrianization calls for a short drive with two not obvious turns.
The staff were always helpful and always had a smile.
We shall be returning in the near future for another stay.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Macdonald Old England
- Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Standing on the shore of Lake Windermere, the historic Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa is an ideal base for exploring the Lake District. The award-winning Restaurant offers unrivaled views over mature lawns to the lake. Four flexible business suites make the Old England a natural favorite as your next meeting or conference venue, while achieving a work-life balance is effortless at our luxury hotel spa. Inquire about exclusive use for weddings and conferences. ... more less
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