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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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

8.2/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
Map
23 Church Street, Windermere, England, LA23 3DF

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBowness Pier2 min walk
  • Popular LocationOld Laundry Theatre3 min walk
  • Popular LocationWorld of Beatrix Potter4 min walk
  • AirportBarrow-In-Furness (BWF-Walney Island)60 min drive

Room options

About this area

Windermere

Located in Windermere, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is on a lake. Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House and Hill Top are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Windermere Ferry and Windermere Golf Club. Travelling with kids? Consider Holehird Gardens, or check out an event or a game at Ambleside Climbing Wall. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and sailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Lake Windermere - 1 min walk
  • Bowness Pier - 2 min walk
  • Old Laundry Theatre - 3 min walk
  • World of Beatrix Potter - 4 min walk
  • Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Windermere Station - 8 min drive
  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 90 min drive

About this property

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

4-star family-friendly hotel by the lake
At Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, you can look forward to a terrace, a garden and a library. Treat yourself to a body wrap, a manicure/pedicure or a body scrub at the on-site spa. The on-site fine-dining restaurant, The Restaurant at Macdona, features garden views and British cuisine. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An indoor pool and a children's pool
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), self-parking (surcharge) and express check-out
  • A banquet hall, a 24-hour front desk and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Massage treatment rooms, tour/ticket information and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 106 rooms feature comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as perks such as free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the size rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with baths or showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with digital channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping and desks

Languages

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
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

Restaurants on site

  • The Restaurant at Macdona
  • Terrace Lounge & Cockta

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

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 business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • 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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Check-in

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

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

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
2 children, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • 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

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
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
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
Macdonald Hotel Old England
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Old England
Old England Hotel
Old England Macdonald
Old England Macdonald Hotel
Old Macdonald Hotel
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Macdonald Old England & Spa
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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Windermere
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Hotel Windermere

Frequently asked questions

Does Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 8 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 11 Dec 2022 start from ₹13,218.98, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

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 20.00 per day.

What time is check-in at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa?

Check-in is from 4 PM - 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 Lake Windermere and Bowness Pier. Old Laundry Theatre and World of Beatrix Potter are also within 5 minutes.

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.

Overall score and ratings

8.2

Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 443 out of 1004 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 44%
Rating 8 - Good. 349 out of 1004 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 35%
Rating 6 - Okay. 135 out of 1004 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 13%
Rating 4 - Poor. 57 out of 1004 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 6%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 20 out of 1004 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%

8.9/10

Cleanliness

8.3/10

Staff & service

8.2/10

Amenities

8.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.6/10

Eco-friendliness

6/10 Okay

June
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We enjoyed a lovely stay at this hotel a few years ago (pre-pandemic). This more recent stay had a lot to commend it but sadly also some things that weren't great. Our room was lovely and cosy but at the back of hotel, so had a drab view. The staff were all great and very attentive. They were all obviously working very hard. However in spite of that there were several issues around food being served and lack of availability of certain drinks options. The food issues would possibly be due to lack of kitchen staff and the lack of selected options may be a cost saving attempt. The main negative issue would be that several public areas in the hotel felt very cold. This is no doubt a reaction to the dreadful rises in fuel costs and I have noted this in many other places I have visited this year. Overall we did enjoy our stay but in the current times feel that we wouldn't particularly rush to go back again, which is a shame.

10/10 Excellent

Marie-Claire
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Most helpful.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

8/10 Good

Suzanne
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Older property with lots of character. Maintained very well and modernized where appropriate. Fantastic hotel restaurant, fantastic indoor pool/steam/sauna and one of the best massages I have ever had. Great location with plenty of nearby amenities. Note no air conditioning in the rooms which for the most part is not an issue for England but be aware of you are booking for warmer months. We did have a fan in our room though which helped.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Paul, Skelmersdale
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Perfect as always. Great outgoing and helpful staff, beautiful building in picturesque setting with all the best facilities you could hope for.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

8/10 Good

Theresa
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect Location
Hotel location was perfect, right on the lake at Bowness. The restaurant had lake views which was lovely. Our room was spacious & very clean as was the ensuite. Staff very helpful. Would stay again!
View of Hotel
View of the lake from the restaurant
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Rowan
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

8/10 Good

khaled
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay

michelle
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

6/10 Okay

michelle
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Dated & Overpriced
Rooms were a little dated, however they were really clean. For the price (over £300 per room per night) you would expect parking to be included, not an additional £20 to park off site! Spa opening times are not great - can’t check in until 4pm and it closes at 6pm. Nice outdoor area, but drinks are expensive (£47 for a beer, wine & 2 vodkas) Much better hotels in the area for less.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

8/10 Good

Kirsty
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022