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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

AA Advertised Hotel

About this rating

'AA advertised' establishments are not rated by the AA for accommodation, but may have been assessed for the Rosette award for culinary excellence.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 2530 reviews

Smart hotel on England’s largest lake

AA Inspector

At a glance

1 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Wi-Fi
Indoor parking
Dogs welcome

This hotel stands right on the shore of England's largest lake and boasts superb views, especially through the floor-to-ceiling windows in the restaurant. There are several bedroom types – standard, executive and suites – some rooms have been designed for wheelchair users. The spa has a 20-metre pool, a gym, sauna and steam room.

Rooms

  • En-suite rooms: 106
  • Family rooms: 6
  • Ground-floor rooms: 14
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Self-catering available
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Open all year

Facilities

  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 82 (charged)
  • Indoor parking spaces: 8 (charged)

Accessibility

  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Walk-in showers

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu

Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Other leisure facilities: Private jetties, rock sauna, aromatherapy shower, steam room, ice room
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme

Conference

  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 150
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 60
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 25

Weddings

  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 100

Getting here

Through Windermere to Bowness, straight across at mini-roundabout. Hotel behind church on right.

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Nearest train station

Windermere

Nearest motorway junction

M6 junction 36
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