Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa - Windermere

Church Street, Windermere, United Kingdom, LA23 3DF  show map
 4 stars
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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa - Windermere

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

GBP 20 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Breakfast room

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Steam bath

Reflex massage

Turkish bath

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The unique 4-star Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa offers individual rooms with views of Cumbrian Hills and Lake Windermere. Featuring antique architecture, the hotel occupies a 4-story building opened in 1870.

The hotel is located in an exhibition area with a church, a gallery and a museum as well as hills and a national park and provides fast access to Hawkshead Grammar School, Holehird Gardens and The Enchanted Chocolate Mine within a 30-minute walk. The venue is set within 3 km from Windermere city center.

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa offers a panoramic view to its guests.

The hotel enjoys a beautiful location within 70 minutes' drive from Blackpool airport.

Rooms

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa features rooms with a luxurious interior that come with a minibar, a mini-fridge, climate control, a writing table and a trouser press for a pleasant stay in Windermere. Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa offers rooms with the garden view. They have carpet floor and fine furniture.

Eat & Drink

At the restaurant British dishes are served. Guests are welcome to the Terrace bar to relax with a drink. Offering various dining options, Rastelli's Pizzeria and The China Boat are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

Business travelers can use a business centre, a conference room and fax/photocopying services available on site.

Relax

The property offers Turkish steam bath, hammam and massage for guests to relax. There are fitness classes and a gym provided at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Tennis

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Lobby bar
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10.30 am

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:

Church Street, Windermere, United Kingdom, LA23 3DF

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City Center
  • Windermere
    2.1 km
Airports
  • Bus stop
    2.2 km
Restaurants
  • Village Inn (cuisine: Italian, English)
    80 m
  • New Hall Inn (cuisine: English)
    40 m
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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              How to reach hotel

              hotel Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa - Windermere Windermere location
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              Hotel Address:

              Church Street, Windermere, United Kingdom, LA23 3DF

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Windermere
                2.1 km
              Airports
              • Bus stop
                2.2 km
              Restaurants
              • Village Inn (cuisine: Italian, English)
                80 m
              • New Hall Inn (cuisine: English)
                40 m
              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

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              • Cookhouse Gallery - 100 m
              • Beatrix Potter Exhibition - 100 m
              • Windermere Lake Cruises Ltd - 100 m
              • The Red Gecko - 200 m
              • Pinfold Gallery - 300 m
              • The White Space - 800 m
              • Coach House Gallery - 9.7 km

              Popular areas

              • City Center - 2.0 km

              Places of interest

              • D & D S & S Club - 300 m
              • Windermere Social Club Ltd - 1.4 km
              • Windermere Racing Club - 3.8 km

              Convention centers

              • Blackwell The Arts and Crafts House - 2.2 km

              Shopping areas

              • World of Beatrix Potter - 200 m

              Amusement

              • Royalty Cinema - 400 m
              • Aquarius Amusments - 500 m

              Monuments and Landmarks

              Historical sites

              • Hill Top House, Beatrix Potter's Farmhouse - 3.4 km

              Museums

              • Windermere Steamboats & Museum - 800 m

              Theaters

              • Old Laundry Theatre - 100 m

              Local attractions

              • Coniston Water - 2.7 km
                England
              • Brockhole Visitor Centre - 4.4 km
                Ecclerigg, Windermere
              • Beatrix Potter Gallery - 5.1 km
                Main Street, Hawkshead
              • Holehird Gardens - 2.7 km
                Patterdale Road, Windermere
              • Whinlatter Forest Park - 5.0 km
                Hawkshead

              Near the hotel

              • Blackwell Arts and Crafts House - 110 m
                Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JTEngland
              • Windermere Steamboat Museum - 910 m
                Rayrigg Road, Windermere
              • The World of Beatrix Potter - 190 m
                The Old Laundry, Bowness-on-Windermere
              • Lakeside Motor Museum - 1.5 km
                Windemere Road, Backbarrow

              Restaurants nearby

              • Village Inn - 80 m

                Address: St Martin's Hill
                Phone: 015394 43731

                76% likes this, based on 557 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian, English
                Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 30

              • The China Boat - 20 m

                Address: Church St

                75% likes this, based on 64 reviews
                Cuisine: Chinese

              • Rastelli's Pizzeria - 80 m

                Address: Lake Road
                Phone: 01539 444227

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

              • New Hall Inn - 40 m

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

                78% likes this, based on 176 reviews
                Cuisine: English

              • Postilion Restaurant - 130 m

                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

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              Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Reviews

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

              Average guest rating

              7.6out of 10
              Fabulous
              Based on 111 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Value
              9.0

              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 Hotel & Spa - Windermere Windermere location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              Church Street, Windermere, United Kingdom, LA23 3DF

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Windermere
                2.1 km
              Airports
              • Bus stop
                2.2 km
              Restaurants
              • Village Inn (cuisine: Italian, English)
                80 m
              • New Hall Inn (cuisine: English)
                40 m
              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 AWARDSRecommendedWindermereMacdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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

              Use Badge