Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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Indoor pool
Terrace/patio
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains

Overview of Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

4.0 star property

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Map
23 Church Street, Windermere, England, LA23 3DF

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Windermere1 min walk
  • Popular LocationBowness Pier2 min walk
  • Popular LocationWorld of Beatrix Potter3 min walk
  • AirportBarrow-In-Furness (BWF-Walney Island)55 min drive

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About this area

Windermere

Located in Windermere, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is on a lake. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Windermere and Lake District National Park. Travelling with kids? Consider Holehird Gardens, or check out an event or a game at Parkside Road. Kayaking and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Lake Windermere - 1 min walk
  • Bowness Pier - 2 min walk
  • Old Laundry Theatre - 3 min walk
  • World of Beatrix Potter - 3 min walk
  • Windermere Golf Club - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Windermere Station - 4 min drive
  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 91 min drive

Restaurants

  • Villa Positano - 2 min walk
  • Bryson's - 2 min walk
  • The Albert - 2 min walk
  • The Flying Pig - 3 min walk
  • The Old John Peel Inn - 3 min walk

About this property

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

4-star, family-friendly hotel, walk to Lake Windermere
Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free hotel has an indoor pool and a restaurant. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are on-site. All 106 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and other amenities include premium bedding and coffee makers.
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa offers 106 accommodations with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include baths or showers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Windermere hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

An indoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Sensuous Spa has 6 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Secured self parking on site (GBP 20.00 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–10 AM: GBP 18.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • Czech
  • English
  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Slovak
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Conference space (4971 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 6 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Sign language-capable staff
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 18.00 per person (approximately)
  • Secured self-parking fee: GBP 20.00 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
The restaurant at this property is not wheelchair accessible.

We should mention

Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Hotel Old England
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Old Macdonald Hotel
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Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 398 out of 906 reviews
5 - Excellent 44%
Rating 4 - Good. 326 out of 906 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 112 out of 906 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 53 out of 906 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 17 out of 906 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.9/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely hotel right on the edge of the lake. The "lake view" upgrade was well worth it. Massive bed was so comfortable. Only points which let it down were 1) Shower was no more than a dribble and 2) hotel decor looked a bit jaded and could have maybe done with with a freshen up. Location and view overrode these small issues though.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Views from lounge amazing. Staff very helpful and polite. Brilliant breakfast and service. Room lovely and big, only downside was double bed mattress was 2 singles pushed together so had a dip in the middle. Would definitely stay here again though.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Stayed in a junior suite, so 4 nights £1420. Was woken at 6:30 every morning by the sound of the mechanical spa pool cover being removed. When we complained to staff they found it amusing and offered no resolution. If you do go, do not stay in room 21,22 or 23. Also parking is very over priced.(£80 for 4 nights) We weren't given any indication of the cost when we arrived (dark and wet night) and were given a fob for the carpark. We were also not advised of the public carpark right next to theirs which was only £5.50 a day. The hotel was in a very senic location right on the edge of rhe lake and in general staff were helpful and freindly, so that was a positive. My only other grip was that the cleaning staff left a linen trolley and hover blocking a fire exit for most of the day, every day, and when I pointed this out no one seemed to care.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A great family friendly hotel.
For a rainy weekend in Bowness the pool steam room and sauna were a real plus. Breakfast was great very friendly helpful staff who made our stay enjotable. Large hotel bar areas that allow you to sit out of the way if you want. Overall an excellent hotel for a family break.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022