Macdonald Old England Hotel - Windermere

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Overview

Macdonald Old England Hotel is located in a resort area of Windermere in close proximity to Beatrix Potter Gallery, John Ruskin Museum and Scafell Pike. With accents of colonial architecture, the hotel was built in 1870 and renovated in 2007.

A 30-minute walk to the center of Windermere. This attractive property is 5 minutes' to Lakeside Motor Museum, Blackwell Arts and Crafts House and Lake Windermere.

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

Rooms

All spacious guest rooms including Classic Family Room, Executive Family Room and Executive Twin Room come with modern facilities. Guests will enjoy a view of Lake Windermere and Cumbrian Hills from their rooms. All rooms have carpet floor and traditional furniture.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. At the gastronomic restaurant guests can enjoy local cuisine. Guests can spend time in the luxury Terrace bar serving a wide range of coffee and cocktails.

Relax

A ballroom and an indoor swimming pool are also offered on the premises. The hotel's activities include windsurfing and boating.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2007.  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
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor 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

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

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

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

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

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

Church Street, Windermere, United Kingdom, LA23 3DF

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City Center
  • Windermere
    2.1km
Airports
  • Bus stop
    2.2km
Restaurants
  • Village Inn (cuisine: Italian, English, Family Fare)
    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 rooms:
    106

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    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or King Size bed
    Size: 21m2
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        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or King Size bed
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          Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed
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            How to reach hotel

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

            Church Street, Windermere, United Kingdom, LA23 3DF

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Windermere
              2.1km
            Airports
            • Bus stop
              2.2km
            Restaurants
            • Village Inn (cuisine: Italian, English, Family Fare)
              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 rooms:
              106

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedWindermereMacdonald Old England Hotel

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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 - 9.7km

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 2.0km

            Places of interest

            • D & D S & S Club - 300 m
            • Lake Windermere - 1.0km
            • Windermere Social Club Ltd - 1.4km
            • Windermere Racing Club - 3.8km

            Convention centers

            • Blackwell The Arts and Crafts House - 2.2km

            Amusement

            Historical sites

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

            Museums

            • World of Beatrix Potter - 200 m
            • Windermere Steamboats & Museum - 800 m

            Theaters

            • Old Laundry Theatre - 100 m

            Local Attractions

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

            Near the hotelNear 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 - 1.5km
              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, Family Fare, Fish & Chips
              Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 29

            • 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 rooms:
              106

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            Macdonald Old England Hotel Reviews

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

            Average guest rating

            7.6out of 10
            Excellent
            Based on 111 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Value
            9.0

            Individual 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 - Windermere Windermere location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            Church Street, Windermere, United Kingdom, LA23 3DF

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Windermere
              2.1km
            Airports
            • Bus stop
              2.2km
            Restaurants
            • Village Inn (cuisine: Italian, English, Family Fare)
              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 rooms:
              106

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedWindermereMacdonald Old England Hotel

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

            Use Badge