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Located in Bowness-on-Windermere, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is within a 5-minute walk of sights such as Old Laundry Theatre and World of Beatrix Potter. This 106-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an indoor pool. It's on a lake and also close to Hill Top and Lake District National Park.


This hotel serves as home to a fine-dining restaurant, which has garden views and specializes in British cuisine, along with a bar. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


The 106 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.

Property features

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. Valet parking is available for GBP 20.00 per night. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a health club, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.


  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

23 Church Street Windermere England LA23 3DF

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa features an indoor pool and a health club. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Event facilities measuring 4971 square feet (462 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers a children's pool, a sauna, and a library. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Total number of rooms - 106 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-out 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Health club 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Library 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4971 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 462 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Sauna 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Steam room 
  • Children's pool 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa offers 106 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Premium bedding 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (24 hours) 

Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 8 AM and 10 AM.

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

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

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

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.

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

Spa Services

Sensuous Spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

Only service animals are allowed

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 7 rooms. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 21.50 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 20.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15 per day
  • Onsite 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.

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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. One child 5 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. 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.

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