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

Guest reviews

4.2 out of 5 Very good
782 reviews
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
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays

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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)57 min drive

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  • Classic Double Room

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsClassic Double Room
  • Executive Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsExecutive Twin Room
  • Executive Double Room

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsExecutive Double Room
  • Deluxe Double Room (Feature)

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room (Feature)
  • Family Room (Classic)

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsFamily Room (Classic)
  • Classic Double Room, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsClassic Double Room, Accessible
  • Deluxe Room (Feature Family)

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room (Feature Family)
  • Classic Double Room, 1 King Bed

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsClassic Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed (Feature)

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed (Feature)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Superior Feature Double)

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room (Superior Feature Double)
  • Double Room (Feature Suite)

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room (Feature Suite)
  • Executive Double Room, Balcony

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsExecutive Double Room, Balcony
  • Classic Twin Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsClassic Twin Room
  • Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsExecutive Double Room, 1 King Bed

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 Go Ape Grizedale, or check out an event or a game at Cartmel Racecourse. 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.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lake Windermere - 1 min walk
  • Bowness Pier - 2 min walk
  • World of Beatrix Potter - 3 min walk
  • Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House - 3 min drive
  • Orrest Head - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Windermere Station - 9 min drive
  • AirportManchester (MAN) - 91 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Restaurant at Macdona — 1 min walk
  • Terrace Lounge & Cockta — 1 min walk
  • Graze Cafe - 4 min walk
  • The Angel Inn - 4 min walk
  • Jintana Thai Restaurant - 4 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 a restaurant and an indoor pool. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge and a sauna are on-site. All 106 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Premium bedding, coffee/tea makers and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa offers 106 forms of accommodation 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 massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
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: GBP 15.00 per day
  • Off-street parking

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
  • Full-service spa
  • Health club
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

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

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

Business services

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (4971 square feet)

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily

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
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water

More

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

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 4 PM and midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

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 welcome)

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 at the property

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 15.00 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
Safety features at this property include 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

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

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa and receive a full refund?
Yes, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa?
Self-parking is available for GBP 15.00 per day.
What time is check-in at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa?
Check-in is from 4 PM to midnight.
What time is check-out at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa located?
This family-friendly Windermere hotel is located on a lake, just steps away from Bowness Pier and Lake Windermere. World of Beatrix Potter is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) away.
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4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family and small children
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Check in slow, room basic, no pressure on hot water tap, tap loose, parking not at hotel - 200 yard up road. Went to use car in evening and it was blocked in by 30 cars solid parked in entire car park. Evening meal - slow service, people had sat after us and finished their meals and gone before ours came. Other half ordered a steak ‘rare’ came back very over cooked and was bland. I got the chicken dish and was warm, not hot. Was ok. Just ok. When mentioned at check out ( we put everything on the room bill ) the bloke on the counter just said ‘very good’ as if we had asked something entirely different. For somewhere that claims to be posh and for the up market it was pretty cr@p. Would not recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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The hotel looked lovely and old from the outside, inside was quality, furniture, rooms , staff all perfect. The only downside was the cramped car park ( and the hotel was not at full capacity) and we had to pay £15 to be almost blocked in by a member of staff !
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

3/5 Okay

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Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
Great location. Decor was tired and didn't warrant the price of the room.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Very welcoming and professional and Covid friendly
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fantastic location overlooking the lake and also just minutes from the shops and restaurants. Room 22 has a private balcony from where you can watch the ferries and little electric boats come and go. Very good breakfast menu and booking your breakfast time slot cuts down on waiting for your food. Valet parking is available for £20 per day.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

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