Macdonald Old England Spa - Bowness-on-Windermere

23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom, LA23 3DFshow map
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Overview

The tranquil Macdonald Old England Spa Hotel is a 4-star accommodation featuring 24-hour room service, newspaper service and tour/ticket assistance. The hotel opened its doors in 1870 and was remodeled in 2007.

Guests will enjoy a beautiful location in the heart of a shopping area at a close proximity to a theater, a church and a gallery as well as hills and a national park. The vicinity of a ferry port let you explore Lake Cruises and Hawkshead Grammar School with no difficulty.

Macdonald Old England Spa Hotel offers a panoramic view to its guests.

Macdonald Old England Spa Hotel lies 70 km away from Blackpool airport.

Rooms

Offering a view over the garden, 106 rooms feature English décor, an in-room safe, satellite television, a mini-refrigerator, a personal computer and a trouser press along with en suite bathrooms. Guests will enjoy views of Cumbrian Hills and Lake Windermere from their rooms. In-room self-catering facilities include an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. A modern on-site restaurant serves dishes of British cuisine. Guests can savor coffee, tea and afternoon tea in the night bar. Offering a variety of dishes, Jackson's Bistro and Hole in t'Wall are about 50 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers a safe deposit box, a barber shop and a luggage storage along with a business center, a conference room and fax/photocopying services to fulfill the needs of all travelers.

Relax

Macdonald Old England Spa Hotel pampers guests with a leisure centre, an outdoor heated swimming pool and a relaxation area. Guests may choose from fitness classes and a gym as well as boating, lawn tennis and table tennis to spend their time actively.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at GBP 20 per day.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   106.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 20 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's buffet
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 10.30 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Lake WindermereLake Windermere1100 ft
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Getting around
Airports
Carlisle (CAX)39.9 mi
Blackpool Airport (BLK)41.2 mi
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  110  reviews
  • 10.0
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    Bedroom was exelent, breakfast over looking lake perfect.all staff friendly and helpfull, setting of hotel was fantastic. john

  • 6.6
    Good

    Nice bedroom. Great location

    Breakfast service was very poor. Had to ask twice for our order for hot food to be taken. Gave up on day 3. Bathroom was very tired and very stingy with soap and other toiletries. Drinks ridiculously expensive.

  • 3.0
    Guest rating

    Not Impressed ! this hotel is surviving on its name only and past owners

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Easy access to all ameneties in Bowness, great lake views.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Great location, staff and rooms - can't fault it!

  • 6.6
    Good

    Great Location in centre of Bowness for access to shops & restaurants, Good Breakfast no toast machine made in the Kitchen. Rooms etc a little bit tired but bed very good. Spa & pool excellent well worth a visit.

    Parking not the best, they have outdoor car park 100yards from Hotel underground Car Park always full. Rooms a little Hot and windows do not open wide.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The room was perfect if not better!! - With the curtains closed. Staff were very kind and helpful.

    the view out of the window of the bins! failed to mention the spa was out of use - the one reason i chose this hotel. Very disappointed.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Good location. Enjoyed spa. Reception staff great.

    Carpark limited when arrived had to park inpay and display carpark although hotel staff did move my car for me. At breakfast staff were rushed and confused. Had to wait for coffee and toast and one morning was seated at table given to another couple although resolved quickly.

  • 10.0
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    The location of the hotel is perfect. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable and the staff very helpful and friendly.

    I think the only thing that I didn't like is the breakfast menu and buffet.

  • 9.6
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    Excellent facilities and staff. Thoroughly recommend staying at this hotel ans spa.

  • 9.6
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    Excellent facilities right on Lake Windermere. Views of the lake are fantastic and close to all town facilities. Perfect romantic or family holiday hotel.

    Bit noisy early in morning as we had the room closest to stairs where everyone walked past. The staff also put all the room cleaning trollies outside our room in the morning.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Good service . Warm and cozy hotel . Very clean bed n bath. Can do better!

    Was at the pool 5 minutes before 9 pm was told is closed according to his clock is 5 passed 9 . even thought we were in house guest , disappointed came up to reception the clock showing 5 minutes to 9 pm . The receptionist were kind enough to confirm with the spa in charged and finally he allowed us to use the pool. I think certain flexibility must be there instead of giving reason that pool is shut at 9 pm for last entry due to insurance reason. Otherwise , enjoy our stay , lady incharged for breakfast ,her service very good.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff - courteous , professional and very friendly The location - view across the lake with bar area and restaurant all set up to enjoy. Food was excellent Hotel has character and charm Parking is limited but in fairness the staff just took the problem away and did it for you

    Price for a bottle of wine in restaurant.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Wonderful location. Courteous staff. Good facilities.

    Parking - limited at the hotel. However, extra parking facilities available 150 yds away but having to use the concierge service to park the car was a bit of a pain.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Over priced. Expect far more quality for top prices. Room clean but shoddy

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  110 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 10.30 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Carlisle (CAX)39.9 mi
Blackpool Airport (BLK)41.2 mi
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