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The Ro Hotel

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Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Ro Hotel

The Ro Hotel

4 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, England, LA23 3BA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWorld of Beatrix Potter2 min walk
  • Popular LocationOld Laundry Theatre3 min walk
  • Popular LocationBowness Pier7 min walk
  • AirportBarrow-In-Furness (BWF-Walney Island)40 min drive

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About this area


Located in Windermere, The Ro Hotel is in a national park. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Windermere and Lake District National Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Parkside Road or Cartmel Racecourse.

What's nearby

  • World of Beatrix Potter - 2 min walk
  • Old Laundry Theatre - 3 min walk
  • Lake Windermere - 6 min walk
  • Bowness Pier - 7 min walk
  • Windermere Golf Club - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Windermere Station - 3 min drive


  • The Dining Room — 1 min walk
  • The Flying Pig - 3 min walk
  • The Albert - 3 min walk
  • Jintana Thai Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • The Fizzy Tarté - 3 min walk

About this property

The Ro Hotel

4-star hotel, walk to Lake Windermere
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a conference centre, coffee/tea in a common area and 24-hour room service. All 87 rooms provide in-room free WiFi, 24-hour room service and TVs. Guests will also find coffee makers, phones and desks.
The Ro Hotel offers 87 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. This Windermere hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Bathrooms include baths or showers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

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


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Limited number of on-site spaces per unit

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10 AM: GBP 17.95 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Snack bar/deli


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Slovak
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Conference centre (5000 square feet of space)
  • A meeting room


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Renovated entire property – June 2021
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 10.00 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 15.0 per day

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 17.95 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 15.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 10.00 per night

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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

Property is also known as

Hydro House Hotel
Windermere Hydro House
Windermere Hydro House Hotel
Windermere Hydro Hotel
Windermere Hydro
Hotel Windermere Hydro
Windermere Hydro Bowness On
The Ro Hotel Hotel
Windermere Hydro Hotel
The Ro Hotel Windermere
The Ro Hotel Hotel Windermere

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 82 out of 428 reviews
5 - Excellent 19%
Rating 4 - Good. 137 out of 428 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 101 out of 428 reviews
3 - Okay 24%
Rating 2 - Poor. 69 out of 428 reviews
2 - Poor 16%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 39 out of 428 reviews
1 - Terrible 9%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hotel was clean and well presented and in an excellent location. Check in was swift and effortless with one issue causing me to never wanting to use the hotel again or reccomend it to anybody else. Bed was comfortable and shower was hot. This should be a nailed on excellent review. However.... -£272 for one night (fair enough it's in a premium location) -You will be charged a £50 deposit upon arrival 'in case you were to use room service and fail to settle the bill'! -The £50 deposit is not immediately refundable and can take UP TO TWO WEEKS to be returned to your bank. Upon speaking to the hotel management i was informed that it 'wasn't their fault but my banks'!! Absolutely disgusting and cynical practice from a so called premium hotel. I will not use them again.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
the room 128 was unacceptably small for 2 people, need to take it in turns to dress. about 14 inches either side of the bed. size of wash room and shower was like being on a small boat. i would have checked out but couldn't get a response from the hotel or expedia if i would not have to pay for the room. expedia service was a bot and was also not acceptable. i would not have booked the room if i had known how small it was. we called it the broom cupboard.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Liked: Amenities
Disliked: Staff & service
The property itself is ideally located and the room we stayed in was nice and well maintained. We opted for one of the deluxe rooms with a balcony. This was a mistake. DO NOT BOOK ONE OF THESE ROOMS. The other rooms are probably fine. The balcony rooms are directly over the bar. The bar blasts loud club music every night well past midnight. We called and complained but it was lowered very slightly and only for a short period of time and was then raised again. Our neighbors knocked on our door to complain thinking we were playing the music. They too then called the bar but to no avail. We booked the room hoping for a quiet couple of days in the Lake District. Neither my wife nor I are light sleepers but we had to blast white noise to cover the loud bass. We got very poor sleep both nights. This is likely not a problem with the other rooms. I even saw mention of this in another review before I booked but I naively assumed it was just an over-sensitive complainer. There are a myriad of nice big hotels and cute bed and breakfasts in this area with equally great views and locations. Wish we would have stayed at one of those. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BOOK THIS HOTEL, DO NOT BOOK THE ROOMS WITH BALCONIES, YOU WILL REGRET IT.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
We have been mid sold that the hotel has a pool and sauna from Expedia which was the reason why we book this hotel. These facilities were also on the Ro hotel website! We request a part refund of the £320 paid
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was a lovely building some of it old with character but yet it was clean and served it’s porpoise well
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021