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Reviews - Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa


Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3DF

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Very Good

All reviews (41)

88% would recommend it to a friend


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  • P Cross

  • June 2016

2 night break

We both enjoyed our stay at this hotel in Bowness.

The breakfasts were lovely. We were lucky to have the sunshine, so this was a bonus.

  • E Quayle

  • May 2016

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

It was the second time we have stayed here and it was everything we could have wanted, even down to little extra touches like the young pianist on the Saturday evening, he played all night and was really talented.

We really enjoyed his playing. The valet parking is excellent & I particularly enjoyed the quality and variety of choice of the continental breakfast as I personally don't favor a cooked breakfast, which was also available.

  • A Smith

  • April 2016

Great location

Right in the centre of bowness

  • G Collier

  • January 2016

Winter break in a spa at the lake district

  • L Inman

  • November 2015

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

Expensive and poor evening meal

  • Steven A

  • November 2015

Nice but expensive

The hotel was very nice overlooking Lake Windermere but the pool facilities are not great and there was the added expense for parking (£10 a day) which they don't mention till you are there.

  • Ian Jackson

  • October 2015

Fantastic upgrade on arrival really comfy bed great location and good quality food very helpful professional staff

  • a webb

  • October 2015

25th wedding anniversary

a fantastic hotel, staff so helpful & friendly a real relaxing 1 night break

  • I Wallace

  • October 2015

great getaway

Fantastic hotel and location ,most helpful staff,lake view a must

  • karen b

  • September 2015

Fabulous room, location of hotel and lovely relaxed atmosphere

Lovely hotel.

Ideal location for all aspects of Bowness. Parked the car and did not need it until departure . All staff pleasant and helpful but unfortunately, the restaurant needs a little more organisation on the service offered. On 2 occasions when eating in the restaurant, we had cause to point out that we had been "forgotten" and had to wait extensively for orders taken to served. If you intend to use the Spa, I would suggest you book treatments before you go. Very difficult to get appointments, but did manage to get a cancellation. The treatment was excellent and well worth changing our days plans for.