Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

23 Church StreetBowness-on-WindermereLA23 3DFUnited Kingdom
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About Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is a four-star property located on the shores of Lake Windermere. You will be in awe at the spectacular scenery that surrounds the hotel and pleased with the facilities which include a full spa and lakeside restaurant.

Guest rooms are equipped with en-suite bathroom, flat-screen TV, hairdryer and coffee facilities. Some rooms have views overlooking the lake.

The Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is home to a beautiful garden, a heated pool, a technogym and a spa featuring beauty and health treatments. Free Wi-Fi and room service is also available.

A lakeside restaurant overlooking a beautiful view serves fine British cuisine. The relaxing lounge and cocktail bar is a great place for afternoon tea or to enjoy a specialty Costa Coffee on the sun terrace.

The hotel is located close to Orrest Head, Holehird Gardens, Brockhole Visitor Centre, Lake District National Park and Historic High Street. Outdoor lovers can indulge in many activities including hiking and cycling.


23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3DF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(844)8799144 | Fax: +44(153)9443432 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Bell service
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Guests are treated to First Class Service upon Arrival and beyond

Upon arrival, someone is there to help you with your luggage and escort you to check-in. From that point, you will receive nothing but friendly and professional service from the knowledgeable staff that goes above and beyond.

Wonderful Rooms in a Wonderful Hotel with many Services

You will be treated to a spacious room that is beautifully-decorated with an exceptionally comfortable bed and full bathroom. You will also enjoy a restaurant that serves delicious meals and a full spa to help you relax and let go.

The MacDonald Old England is set in a Spectacular Location

The area of the hotel is serene with little noise and beautiful lake views. It is also located close to a National Park and many of the other things you may want to see and do while you are in the area.

Negative Reviews

You may want to skip the Breakfast

The breakfast at this hotel is horrible. The toast was stale and the eggs and sausages were cold and undercooked The restaurant is also very understaffed, especially early in the morning.

The Hotel does not meet up to Standards

The hotel seems to lack any kind of dress code as there are people walking around in dressing gowns and swimwear at all hours of the day. Also, the overall service at the hotel is bad and the hotel is poorly run.

Guest Rooms are in Poor Condition

Rooms are cold upon check-in and the décor is dated and plain. There is no hot water first thing in the morning and the Wi-Fi does not work.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2005 reviews across the web
8.2 /10
  • Expedia
    8.2 /10
    8.4 /10
  • SuperBreak
    8.0 /10
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  • Other Sources
    8.1 /10
8.2 out of 10 based on 2005 reviews