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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The hotel and staff were nice however I think it was far to overpriced £144 for nights stay and check in was 4pm and check out was 11am and wasn't told about the £10 charge for the car park which is a rip off!

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Alexandria, Egypt
Reviewed 11 January 2016

well sized rooms with nice lake view- great to wake up to it. restaurant closes at 9 pm without warning you that you will starve after that, as everything in the town closes then- that is really bad. only sandwiches from Tesco available after that. Very nice night manager- really a great gentleman old fashion hotel- needs to be modernized...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

This hotel is set in the perfect location at the side of the lake. We got a room facing the lake and it was beautiful. The room was decorated lovely and had all the facilities you would need. The bar was very relaxing although the drinks are expensive. They staff are extremely helpful and courteous in all areas of the...

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Redcar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We got married here...was amazing! Hotel staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly :) they looked after everything and made the day stress free...big thank you to Anna and Michelle in events and Eseme in the resturant...you are all stars!!

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Bradford
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Lovely location and New Year Celebrations very good, but the room my husband and I book originally had been damaged by water which was disappointing but the room that was allocated to us was very good.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Would certainly return to thus hotel at the edge of lake Windermere Lovely room, very comfortable bed and amenities. Breakfast cooked to perfection and staff helpful and friendly. Close to several restaurants and shops and some room look over lake

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Warrington
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Amazing hotel. We got married here last December & came back to celebrate our 1st anniversary. Made to feel special & remembered. Still fabulous & would always recommend to anyone staying in the area for a break or for a wedding venue.

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Hyde
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Stayed just the one night, midweek in January. Paid £137 for a feature double which was very nice, overlooking the lake. Upon arriving they have a valet service so there are no worries about parking, although this does cost £10. For this we could leave the car in the car park as long as we wanted, the following day, whilst...

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Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2016

This is a beautiful hotel we had a fantastic view and the room was lovely and really clean. Breakfast was amazing. we would return in a heart beat !!! no complaints. We did not use the Spa but would do next time as it looked beautiful.

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Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Staff, service and food generally very good but.... £10 charge for parking at hotel seemed unnecessary considering I'd spent £330, one of our rooms had disabled facilities in the bathroom and rooms backed on to the Stags Head pub, which was noisy until late.

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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: $179 - $422 (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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