Macdonald Old England Spa Hotel - Bowness-on-Windermere

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 20 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Turkish bath

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The tranquil 4-star Macdonald Old England Spa Hotel boasts a tennis court, an indoor heated swimming pool and a sauna as well as setting in a lake district of Bowness-on-Windermere. Macdonald Old England Spa Hotel has been welcoming guests to its individual rooms since 1870.

Offering direct access to Lakes Aquarium, Lake District National Park and Hawkshead Grammar School, Macdonald Old England Spa Hotel enjoys beautiful setting in the center of Bowness-on-Windermere. A 20-minute walk to the center of Bowness-on-Windermere.

Enclosed by a church, a theater and a gallery, the hotel offers a panoramic view over the garden.

Macdonald Old England Spa Hotel can be reached in 70 minutes by car from Blackpool airport.

Rooms

There are 106 guestrooms featuring classic king room, executive king room and deluxe king room equipped with an in-room safe, a mini-refrigerator, satellite TV, a personal computer and a trouser press. The property boasts views of Cumbrian Hills and Lake Windermere from its rooms. The rooms combine English décor with Victorian furnishings creating a perfect atmosphere.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. At the restaurant British dishes are served. At the cozy night bar guests will enjoy a selection of tea, coffee and afternoon tea. The venue is set next to a ferry port and just 100 meters from Bodega Tapas Bar and Vinegar Jones with a broad selection of dishes.

Services

Guests can make use of 24-hour room service, newspaper service and tour/ticket assistance on site.

Relax

Cribs and a pool are available for children. On-site fitness facilities include fitness classes and a gym.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Lobby bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10.30 am FREE

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:

23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom, LA23 3DF

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City Center
  • Bowness-on-Windermere
    1.8 km
Airports
  • Bus stop
    2.2 km
Restaurants
  • The China Boat (cuisine: Chinese)
    20 m
  • Village Inn (cuisine: Italian, English)
    80 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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Rooms and availability

Executive Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Television
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Stereo
  • Radio
Macdonald Old England Spa photos Room
Double Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Stereo
  • Radio
Room Description:

SINGLE ROOM. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Macdonald Old England Spa photos Room
Classic King Room
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Stereo
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Classic Double Room (King)

Macdonald Old England Spa photos Exterior Hotel information
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Stereo
  • Radio
Room Description:

Suite|Double Room (Feature Suite)

Classic Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Double Room (Superior Feature Double)

Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Double Room (Feature King)

Macdonald Old England Spa photos Room
Executive Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Stereo
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Double Room Executive (Without Breakfast)

Macdonald Old England Spa photos Room
Executive King Room
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Executive Double Room (King)

Executive Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Television
Room Description:

Executive Suite AP

Macdonald Old England Spa Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Cedar Gallery1.8 km
  • Blackwell Arts & Crafts House1.9 km

Popular areas

  • City Center1.7 km

Places of interest

  • Lake District Boat Club500 m

Local attractions

  • Coniston Water2.7 km
    England
  • Brockhole Visitor Centre4.4 km
    Ecclerigg, Windermere
  • Beatrix Potter Gallery5.1 km
    Main Street, Hawkshead
  • Holehird Gardens2.7 km
    Patterdale Road, Windermere
  • Whinlatter Forest Park5.0 km
    Hawkshead

Near the hotel

  • Blackwell Arts and Crafts House110 m
    Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JTEngland
  • Windermere Steamboat Museum910 m
    Rayrigg Road, Windermere
  • The World of Beatrix Potter200 m
    The Old Laundry, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Lakeside Motor Museum1.5 km
    Windemere Road, Backbarrow

Restaurants nearby

  • The China Boat20 m

    Address: Church St

    76% likes this, based on 74 reviews
    Cuisine: Chinese

  • New Hall Inn40 m

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

    85% likes this, based on 176 reviews
    Cuisine: English

  • Rastelli's Pizzeria90 m

    Address: Lake Road
    Phone: 01539 444227

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

  • Village Inn80 m

    Address: St Martin's Hill
    Phone: 015394 43731

    69% likes this, based on 532 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian, English
    Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 29

  • Postilion Restaurant130 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

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBowness-on-WindermereMacdonald Old England Spa

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Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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Macdonald Old England Spa Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Macdonald Old England 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 Spa Hotel - Bowness-on-Windermere Bowness-on-Windermere location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom, LA23 3DF

Get directions
City Center
  • Bowness-on-Windermere
    1.8 km
Airports
  • Bus stop
    2.2 km
Restaurants
  • The China Boat (cuisine: Chinese)
    20 m
  • Village Inn (cuisine: Italian, English)
    80 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 AWARDSRecommendedBowness-on-WindermereMacdonald Old England Spa

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

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