Macdonald Old England Spa - Bowness-on-Windermere

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

The 4-star Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa lies within 6 km from Hawkshead Grammar School.

Wray Castle is about 5 km from the hotel.

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

The property offers classic rooms equipped with a balcony, a fridge, a sofa and a telephone. They feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Residents can try dishes of vegetarian cuisine at the restaurant. Offering various dining options, The China Boat and villa positano are about 5-minute walk 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

Cafe

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
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Tennis court
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Darts
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

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

Dining

  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • 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
  • Casino
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Bungalows
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Dryer

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Lake WindermereLake Windermere1100 ft
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The China BoatThe China Boat100 ftChurch St
Village InnVillage Inn300 ftSt Martin's Hill
New Hall InnNew Hall Inn200 ftLowside
Postilion RestaurantPostilion Restaurant500 ftAsh Street
Rastelli's PizzeriaRastelli's Pizzeria300 ftLake Road
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Hill TopHill Top2.2 minr Sawrey, Ambleside
Grizedale ForestGrizedale Forest4.3 mi HawksheadEngland
Coniston WaterConiston Water5.8 mi England
Rydal WaterRydal Water6.3 mi WindermereEngland
Fell Foot ParkFell Foot Park6.3 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Walney Island (BWF)21.3 mi
Carlisle (CAX)39.9 mi
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  152  reviews
  • 7.4
    Very good

    It was handy for Bowness

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The location is excellent,the staff very friendly and helpful and the food was very good. The continental breakfast was more than adequate and the evening meals varied ans well cooked and presented...

    The room and furnishings were rather dark and the bathroom very small with little shelf space. One of the main lights was not working ( although this was rectified next morning) and even with all the lights on the room was quite gloomy. The wardrobe was also very small and there were not enough drawer space. We felt that the room would not have been suitable for a longer stay and did not represent good value for the rate charged.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The gardens, the comfortable room & bed, the toiletries in the bathroom,the views from the restaurant,lounge & terrace bar, the location& the friendly, helpful staff.

    The service in the restaurant was slow, although the staff were friendly & helpful. The bar prices were higher than expected, also.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The view from the terrace bar and the location of the hotel. Staff were excellent, especially the concierge

    Breakfast had no vegetarian alternatives like veggie sausages. Cooked breakfast was small and to be honest, when breakfast is included in a room rate, it should include the cooked option.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The views over the gardens and the lake were outstanding. The decor in the public rooms was comfortable and "country house".

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Fantastic - Great rooms, staff great. Nothing negative to stay worth every penny would stay again!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    I enjoyed the comfort of the room and the quietness, with no rowdy people at all.

    I was slightly miffed to arrive and be told they had no booking for me. I gave them the ref number, but it seemed to make no difference. Then an older gent (English) came along and knew all about the room number and even took the car and parked it for me in a Disab

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The staff were very courteous and helpful and all the facilities were top class.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    the location was great near the shops and diffrent resturants,

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Our Room with the lovely view overlooking lake Windamere, also use of the spa facilities

    no no air conditioning in the rooms

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Lovely location on the lake. Very peaceful sitting rooms and nice dining room. Swimming pool very good - modern design and clean

    Very small room with no view which was overheated. no notice had been taken of my request for a twin room and so I was given a double. Foreign staff did not have adequate English in some cases.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Excellent view of the Windermere Lake

    Breakfast room could have more space to accommodate many more guests at peak hours.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Comfortable beds, easy access to lifts, but still everything overpriced

    All food and drink overpriced, lack of car parking,

  • 6.2
    Good

    excellent hotel nice room terrible food dined out after first meal

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    I liked the standard of cleanlines and servicing our room recieved throughout our four day stay. I also felt that my ten year old was treat very well by all staff which has been lacking in other hotels we have stayed in. We both liked the pool and spa facilities which were of very high standard. The bathroom was large and was very high spec. Throughout the stay the thing that both my daughter and I liked was the positive, helpful approach that every member of staff had. This was impressive and culminated in retrieval of her i pod nano which we had left in the room on depaarture. The cleaning staff had sensibly put it in a secure place and when we went back the reception staff were very supportive when my daughter became distressed.

    We did not like the heat in our bedroom we had to have the electric fan on all night. I also did not like the chaotic scene when approaching the hotel to book in. There were no signposts for the correct approach to use to the hotel. On the wednesday night we were unable to get any food in the bar area as expected and there was no alternaative within the hotel as the restaurant was fully booked and it was only 6.30 in the evening. If staff were aware of this problem they should have given advance warning. My daughter is only 10 and it was not easy to find options for eating that were appropriate for her and that staff did not suggest any local alternatives.My daughter asked why she could not go to the pool earlier than 12!!!!

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  152 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 16:00-23:59FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Walney Island (BWF)21.3 mi
Carlisle (CAX)39.9 mi
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