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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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Carnforth
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The hotel was perfect for us. I am in a wheel chair and our room was ideal. I came to a charity dinner with three friends we had a wonderful time, the meal was lovely and breakfast very nice, overlooking the lake. I love this hotel, it was so good for me and my friends. Thank you

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Used the pool as a guest from a nearby five star hotel ( no pool though) . Really disappointed, pool was cold but changing facilities appalling. The spa was busy but no one was checking the changing rooms. Only one cubicle, queues for the 3 showers, dirty towels & robes all over the floor.....expect more from this four star hotel,...

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2Thank Linda G
Doncaster
Reviewed 8 February 2016

First class hotel and the staff pulled out all the stops to make our stay 5star... Highly recommended and looking forward to our next stay....We are use of the Spa and found all the facilities to be of a very high standard.. I could find no fault ...Thank you to all at Macdonalds.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2016

My wife and I took advantage of a reduced rate midweek break at end of January. Although the cost was a reduction on the normal tariff it was still pricey compared to lots of other spring offers on the internet. However, our decision was not based on cost alone; we were equally influenced by location and the Macdonald Old England...

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Reviewed 7 February 2016

Four of us stayed the night, our room had lovely views of the lake, however our friends was a total contrast, no views and in need of updating, we booked through a American company, which also made our invoice £30 cheaper due to the exchange rates, which of course rubbed salt in the wound and I thoroughly enjoyed naming their...

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3Thank Tony H
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hotel. Had a fantastic weekend here. Right in the heart of Bowness and sitting on the lake. Breakfast room overlooking the lake. Countless restaurants within 5 mins walk. Had a really good time.

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Mold, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Another excellent break at Macdonalds in Bowness. Location is superb, with fantastic lake views, not that we could see much. It rained all the time, but not the hotels fault! Staff were excellent, very friendly and helpful., and this is a great location for exploring the area .

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Billingshurst
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Spectacular views and ideally situated for the town and lake. The food was excellent and so was the service from the friendly, helpful staff.. The room was very clean and comfortable. Valet parking was convenient. This was our second stay and the hotel will always be our first choice when travelling to the Lake District.

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Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

I visited this hotel with my partner for our anniversary. The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful, the room was clean and modern with good views of Windermere and the spa facilities were great which are free to use for hotel guests. Breakfast was also nice with a good variety. We'll definitely be returning after a great relaxing night...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2016

On arrival we was greeted very well and helped with luggage etc. Unfortunately our room wasn't ready so had to wait. Room clean. Evening meal. Lovely starters, very poor mains risotto not cooked, lamb over cooked. Wasn't kept watered and wasn't asked if meal was ok! Evening sleep Didn't get any due to very noisy conference room! And other guest!...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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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: ₹ 12,660 - ₹ 26,301 (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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Hotel Macdonald Old England
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District
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#1 Green Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#3 Business Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#7 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
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