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Macdonald Old England Spa - Bowness-on-Windermere

23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom, LA23 3DF  show map
 4 stars
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Macdonald Old England Spa - Bowness-on-Windermere

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

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Turkish bath

Spa & wellness centre

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

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Lobby
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • 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

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10.30 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom, LA23 3DF

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Airports
  • Walney Island (BWF)
    21.3 mi
  • Carlisle (CAX)
    39.9 mi
Restaurants
  • The China Boat (cuisine: Chinese)
    100 ft
  • Village Inn (cuisine: Italian, English)
    300 ft
Parks
  • Lake Windermere
    1100 ft
  • The Fun Factory Bowness
    1800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10.30 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    106

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Rooms and availability

Macdonald Old England Spa photos Room
Classic Twin Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Cots available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Fruits
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Stereo
  • Radio
Macdonald Old England Spa photos Room
Double Room Mobility accessible
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Stereo
  • Radio
Macdonald Old England Spa photos Room
King Room
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Fruits
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Stereo
  • Radio
Room Description:

These rooms feature additional living space and offer views across Lake Windermere. Additional amenities include walk-in showers, upgraded Arran Aromatic toiletries and free, unlimited Wi-Fi powered by The Cloud. These rooms can also be configured as twin beds. Guests should notify the property if they would prefer this bed set-up in the Special Requests box at the time of booking.

Macdonald Old England Spa photos Exterior Hotel information
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Fruits
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Stereo
  • Radio
Macdonald Old England Spa photos Room
Classic Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed and 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Fruits
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Macdonald Old England Spa photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Macdonald Old England Spa photos Room
Executive Twin Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Stereo
  • Radio
Macdonald Old England Spa photos Room
Executive King Room
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Executive Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Television
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Stereo
  • Radio
Wheelchair Accessible Room Mobility accessible
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Accessible bedrooms at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa have extra space for wheelchair access. With purpose-built wet rooms, they feature handrails in the bathroom and reachable alarm facilities linked to reception for reassurance. They have lowered switches and pull-cord alarms. The rooms also have complimentary mineral water, a safe, bathrobes and Arran Aromatics toiletries.

Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

1 Double Bed, Non-Smoking, Deluxe Room, View, Free High Speed Internet, Balcony, Hot Tub

Executive Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Room Description:

Executive Suite AP

Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

This room offers unique panoramic views of Lake Windermere and the fells. It includes complimentary concierge service upon arrival, along with complimentary sparkling water and a welcome tray. The room also offers a flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom with luxury Arran Aromatics toiletries and use of bathrobes and slippers.

Macdonald Old England Spa Location

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Local attractions

  • Lakeland1.3 mi
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  • Orrest Head1.7 mi
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  • Hill Top2.2 mi
    nr Sawrey, Ambleside
  • Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House1.5 mi
    Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JTEngland
  • Hill Top, Beatrix Potter\'s House2.1 mi
    Near Sawrey

Near the hotel

  • The World of Beatrix Potter700 ft
    The Old Laundry Crag Brow
  • The Fun Factory Bowness1800 ft
    The Fun Factory Glebe Road
  • Lake Windermere1100 ft
  • Lakeside Motor Museum4900 ft
    Windemere Road, Backbarrow

Restaurants nearby

  • The China Boat100 ft

    Address: Church St

    76% likes this, based on 74 reviews
    Cuisine: Chinese

  • New Hall Inn200 ft

    Address: Lowside
    Phone: +44 (0)15394 43488

    85% likes this, based on 176 reviews
    Cuisine: English

  • Rastelli's Pizzeria300 ft

    Address: Lake Road
    Phone: 01539 444227

    72% likes this, based on 291 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • Village Inn300 ft

    Address: St Martin's Hill
    Phone: 015394 43731

    69% likes this, based on 532 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian, English
    Price Range: USD 8 - USD 39

  • Postilion Restaurant500 ft

    Address: Ash Street
    Phone: 015394 45852

    76% likes this, based on 737 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10.30 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    106

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBowness-on-WindermereMacdonald Old England Spa

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Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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Macdonald Old England Spa Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Macdonald Old England Spa

7.6
FabulousBased on110 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Bedroom was exelent, breakfast over looking lake perfect.all staff friendly and helpfull, setting of hotel was fantastic. john

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    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.

  • Older travelers
    3.0

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

  • Older travelers
    9.6

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

  • Couple
    9.6

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

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    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.

  • Couple
    6.6

    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.

  • Family with children
    7.4

    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.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    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.

  • Family with children
    9.6

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

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    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.

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    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.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    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.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    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.

  • Older travelers
    5.4

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

How to reach hotel

hotel Macdonald Old England Spa - Bowness-on-Windermere Bowness-on-Windermere location
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Hotel Address:

23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom, LA23 3DF

Get directions
Airports
  • Walney Island (BWF)
    21.3 mi
  • Carlisle (CAX)
    39.9 mi
Restaurants
  • The China Boat (cuisine: Chinese)
    100 ft
  • Village Inn (cuisine: Italian, English)
    300 ft
Parks
  • Lake Windermere
    1100 ft
  • The Fun Factory Bowness
    1800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10.30 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    106

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBowness-on-WindermereMacdonald Old England Spa

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

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