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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“old england”(424 reviews)
“feature room”(74 reviews)
“valet service”(42 reviews)
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Reviewed yesterday 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

1  Thank Dean A
Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank MrsF329
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank 698my
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is in a lovely location overlooking the lake. We sat on the terrace to take in the view and had a pot of tea and a very weak coffee. When we paid the bill it came to nearly £9! What a mark up.... Hate...More

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GreenLeaders Bronze level
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
US$ 227 - US$ 513 (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 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#8 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$ 227 - US$ 513 (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 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#8 Luxury 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
20 March 2018|
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Response from Lyn132 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.
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Dean H
9 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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