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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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Free Internet
Breakfast Buffet
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
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4 Star accommodation
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All reviews old england valet service feature room ice room executive room lake view relaxation room lovely hotel car park cooked breakfast on arrival sauna and steam room afternoon tea black pudding evening meal short break fantastic views
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I think its valuable to commend establishmments not just when excellent or poor but also based on how they resolve issues for their guests. We were dissapointed with the room allocation on arrival. We met with the manager the following morning who took on board...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank 456ann
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Myself and a friend went to this hotel and spa for my birthday. We both had a facial which was amazing. The staff were lovely and were more than happy to do anything for you. It's got such a lovely feel to it and we...More

Date of stay: January 2019
1  Thank Stacky T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed over the weekend of the 12/13th January on a spa break for my girlfriends birthday. On arrival we were greeted by the surprising news that the hotel car park costs £20 per day! This was not mentioned when we booked and is well...More

Date of stay: January 2019
2  Thank JazzyJeff77
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a special birthday celebration over Christmas Eve break. Staff were very attentive from the moment of arrival. Every aspect from the reception to room cleanliness to breakfast and fine dining experience was without complaint. It is a bit of a splurge, but well...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank Eldialegre
Response from General M, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded 6 days ago

Dear Eldialegre Wonderful to read you both had a great stay at the Old England & Spa. Sounds like you had a great experience and I know the team will be pleased you enjoyed your birthday celebration. Sorry we were unable to offer treatments on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting this hotel with family for some time now, whenever we come we are always a big group, we have never had any major problems. I am not a fussy person or a problem maker. however on this occasion i feel that...More

Date of stay: January 2019
1  Thank 391shez
Response from General M, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded 1 week ago

Dear 391shez Thank you for your review. I was very concerned to learn of the detail you highlighted and surprised as this is abnormal from our interest in always taking care of our guests through service and friendly hospitality as seen on many reviews through...More

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About
Description
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 More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Pool
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Spa
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Sauna
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Bronze level
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Hotel Style
Onsen
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Business
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Family
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Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Bronze level
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
Business
,
Family
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
106
Price range
US$135 - US$347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Hotel Macdonald Old England
,
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, UK
Location
United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Bronze level
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
Business
,
Family
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
106
Price range
US$135 - US$347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Hotel Macdonald Old England
,
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, UK
Location
United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
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Pool & Beach (36)
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Bluunoah
September 16, 2018|
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Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
We only stayed overnight and was charged £20 so not sure if it is per day. Ensure your bill is correct when departing as it has taken nearly 4 weeks and Many phone calls to receive a credit from them.
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poemanchester
March 29, 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
March 20, 2018|
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"Lake view is right on the lake"
peterlesliec
2 weeks ago
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"Kings Suite for lake views"
meganroseemilia
2 weeks ago
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"Go for a room on the 1st or 2nd floor towards the left hand side of the hotel if you want a lake view"
rover75golf
3 weeks ago
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"Must book a lake view"
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