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 heated swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

Overview

Macdonald Old England is a 4-star attractive hotel offering a panoramic view of Cumbrian Hills and Lake Windermere. The property opened in 1870 and features colonial architecture.

It is placed close to the historic district, in the vicinity of Hill Top, The World of Beatrix Potter and Lake Windermere. Macdonald Old England Hotel is within about 30 minutes' walk of the center of Windermere.

Macdonald Old England Hotel lies within 70 minutes’ drive to Blackpool airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 106 individual rooms appointed with individual climate control, a balcony, a minibar, ironing facilities and a work desk. The rooms are decorated in luxurious design and equipped with a small fridge, an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers as well as en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and toiletries.

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 cocktails and coffee.

Services

Guests can benefit from boat rentals available at the hotel.

Relax

The hotel offers Turkish steam bath and reflex massage for body relaxation and revitalization. Such activities as boating, lawn tennis and table tennis are also provided.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

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
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lobby bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Paid 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
  • Massage
  • 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

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

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
    2.1 km
Airports
  • Blackpool Airport (BLK)
    66.3 km
  • 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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    Size: 21 m²
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      This room offers unique panoramic views of Lake Windermere and the fells. It includes complimentary concierge service upon arrival, along with complimentary sparkling water and a welcome tray. The room also offers a flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom with luxury Arran Aromatics toiletries and use of bathrobes and slippers.

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        This modern room is furnished to a high standard. It is designed with comfort in mind and boasts luxurious bedding.

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          Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
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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
              2.1 km
            Airports
            • Blackpool Airport (BLK)
              66.3 km
            • 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

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

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            Macdonald Old England Hotel Location

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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
            • Lake Windermere - 1.0 km
            • Windermere Social Club Ltd - 1.4 km
            • Windermere Racing Club - 3.8 km

            Convention centers

            • Blackwell The Arts and Crafts House - 2.2 km

            Amusement

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

            Historical sites

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

            Museums

            • World of Beatrix Potter - 200 m
            • 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: CAD 10 - CAD 51

            • 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

            Hotel Awards

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            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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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
            Fabulous
            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
              2.1 km
            Airports
            • Blackpool Airport (BLK)
              66.3 km
            • 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

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

            Use Badge