The Hydro Hotel

Helm RoadBowness-on-WindermereLA23 3BAUnited Kingdom
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About The Hydro Hotel

The Hydro Hotel was originally built in the 19th century as a water cure hotel and nowadays offers 3-star rooms, looking out over Bowness towards the lake. The Victorian hotel has a swimming pool, spa and sauna and is a six-minute stroll from Bowness.

Many rooms have lake views and free Wi-Fi, and all have en-suite bathroom, TV with satellite channels, tea and coffee tray, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer and room service.

The hotel has plenty of free parking, conference facilities, the largest of which is able to fit up to 200 delegates, and an on-site mini gym.

Both bar and restaurant at The Hydro Hotel hotel are open all day providing hearty breakfasts, light lunch choices and traditional English meals at dinnertime. Enjoy tasty treats with afternoon tea.

Many Lakes Districts walking trails are nearby and the Windermere Golf Club is just over 2 miles away, while the Cartmel Racecourse is half an hours’ drive away.


Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3BA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(15394)44455 | Fax: +44 (1539)488000 | 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 reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Location trumps all

If you stay at Windermere Hydro there is a high chance you will get a room with a great view out over Bowness and the lake itself If not, then you are still very close to town and lake, so a short walk can remedy this.

Very helpful sorts on desk

The staff members are kind, efficient, understanding should the need to change rooms arise and returning guests make a point of mentioning them.

Breakfast very good

With plenty of selection for Windermere Hydro’s morning meals, well heated goods and decent portion sizes, guests were satisfied with the breakfast offering.

Negative Reviews

Lodgings could be bigger

You may be disappointed with the size of some of the smaller rooms, while the cramped bathrooms have also been a point of contention for some.

Hotel communication not good

Recently, people have been disappointed on arrival when finding pool facilities closed for maintenance, without this having been communicated to them by the hotel during booking.

Hotel in need of upgrade

You may find parts of the hotel in need of some maintenance work, from patchy carpet to hot water and toilet issues in the bathrooms, and general wear and tear.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 943 reviews across the web
7 /10
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    7.4 /10
7 out of 10 based on 943 reviews