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1 room, 2 adults

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

4-star4 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
23 Church Street, Windermere, England, LA23 3DF, United Kingdom

4-star hotel with spa, near Lake District National Park
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Great location
Great pool
Great room
Value for money could be better

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

  • Classic Double Room (Walker)
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Classic Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Double Room
  • Executive Twin Room
  • Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Double Room, Balcony
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed (Feature)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Superior Feature Double)
  • Double Room (Feature Suite)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Feature)
  • Classic Double Room, Accessible
  • Family Room (Classic)
  • Deluxe Room (Feature Family)

What’s around Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa


  • Lake Windermere - 5-minute walk
  • World of Beatrix Potter - 3-minute walk
  • Bowness Pier - 2-minute walk
  • Old Laundry Theatre - 3-minute walk
  • Windermere Golf Club - 26-minute walk
  • Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House - 31-minute walk
  • Lyth Valley - 41-minute walk
  • Orrest Head - 42-minute walk

Getting around

  • Manchester (MAN) 91-min drive
  • Windermere Station 6-min drive
  • Burneside Station 11-min drive
  • Staveley Station 13-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 106 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4971
  • Conference space size (meters) - 462
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Slovak
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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.


The Restaurant at Macdona – Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Terrace Lounge & Cockta – This bar only serves light fare.


On Site

  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa’s small print

Also known as

  • Macdonald Old England Hotel
  • Old Macdonald Hotel
  • Hotel Macdonald Old England
  • Macdonald Old England & Spa
  • Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Hotel
  • Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Windermere
  • Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Hotel Windermere
  • Macdonald Old Hotel
  • Macdonald Old England
  • Macdonald Old
  • Hotel Macdonald Old England
  • Macdonald Old England & Spa
  • Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Hotel
  • Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Windermere
  • Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Hotel Windermere


The restaurant at this property is not wheelchair accessible.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Valet parking costs GBP 20.00 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 18.00 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 420 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Stayed here many times.Booked a suite. Very efficient friendly check in. Super view of the lake. Comfu bed. Quality linnen, towels , robes. Great breakfast. Best location in Bowness. Highly recommended.
paul, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Central to bowness-on-windemere. Good spa.
It was a lovely hotel. Our window in our room wasn't sealed properly so if we weren't listening to pigeons giving off the coo-ing mating call all morning, we were listening to storm Jorge. The bed was comfortable. Room was clean. Food was good. The spa facilities were good, however the steam room was broken, and the pool was definitely cooler than 28 degrees.
Andrew, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Very nice hotel but breakfast could be improved
Our stay at the Old England was great! The hotel is very nice and the beds were extremely comfortable. The breakfast, however, could be improved. While the breakfast was included, both mornings the breakfast wasn't great and we regretted not going somewhere else for breakfast. Additionally, didn't like the fact that asking for a cappuccino instead of coffee was an extra charge.
Anthony, gb2 night trip
Poor 2.0
Partner has allergies, and felt that basic food handling education was somewhat lacking with the restaurant. despite when ordering food we were reassured that the meal can provided allergy free, The food arrived on same plate with ingredients identified as allergy, when this was pointed out, they did not seem to understand the basics of food hygiene. eventually the plate was taken back to kitchen, not the service id expect from a macdonald hotel..
gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Welcoming staff
Amazing service at check in. The staff member (Sandra?) was very experienced and attentive to our needs. Felt very welcome.
Debbie, gb1 night trip with friends

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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