The Spa at The Macdonald Old England Hotel

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Cumbria, Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3DF. Part of Macdonald Hotel & Resorts.
Open Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Gorgeous hotel, lovely pool and fab back massage, staff were friendly, hotel was covid safe and spotless. Will be returning
The receptionist lady at the spa with the red hair and glasses was so rude. Went on the first day of our stay to upgrade our stay and she was on the phone. We politely waited. Moved a metre around to see if there was more info and she barked at us. Baring in mind no one else was there so still very much social distancing. The lady seemed to be very polite on the phone but not when you’re in front of her?! Didn’t bother waiting for her to finish and just left.
I cannot begin to tell you how utterly disappointed I am. So much so, that we opted to cut our first anniversary weekend short and drive home! Arrived to be told bookings made on Lastminute,com are not pre-processed and would need to check if they have space once! Our 'Executive' room was on the back of the hotel overlooking the car park not the lake. Breakfast was anaemic, (evening meal and spa were both exceptional). But rude bar staff and laughed at by the general manager was the final straw.
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Wheelchair accessible hotel & spa
Free parking available
Spa facilities
Indoor pool
Steam room
Ice room
Ice fountain
Experience showers


The Spa at The Macdonald Old England Hotel
Church Street
LA23 3DF

Standing on Lake Windermere’s Shore, the Spa at the Macdonald England Hotel in Cumbria is here to help you escape the bustle of everyday life. With breathtaking scenery, impressive facilities and a range of spa days and overnight stays, it’s the perfect place for a luxurious visit.

Spa Facilities

  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Ice room
  • Ice fountain
  • Experience showers
  • Couples Massage Room
  • Relaxation room
  • Dual treatment room
  • Locker room
  • Dressing room
  • Fitness centre
  • Gym
  • Fitness classes

The tranquil spa is a true sanctuary. Get those endorphins flowing at the fitness centre and then chill out in the sauna or indoor pool. The wide selection of Elemis treatments on offer, including bespoke facials and massages, will personalise your day and ensure you feel really pampered.

106 bedrooms | Free Wifi | TV | Garden/Lake Views | Hairdryer | Wifi

The ensuite bedrooms boast stunning views of the expansive Lake Windermere. With classic furnishings and modern comforts including free wifi, TVs and hairdryers, you’ll enjoy a restful stay here.

Food & Drink
Restaurant | Lounge & Cocktail Bar

The lakeside restaurant serves fine British cuisine, while the Terrace Lounge is the place to go for a classic afternoon tea. Enjoy your favourite cocktail or a glass of champagne in the evening at the bar or on the sun terrace.

Nearby Attractions
Lake Windermere | World of Beatrix Potter

Take your time exploring Lakeland’s towns, villages and rolling countryside. The ‘World of Beatrix Potter’ is also just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.

Wheelchair accessible spa and hotel.

Directions & Parking
Onsite Parking | Access from A591 | Windermere Train Station

The Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is 2 miles from the A591 motorway and has onsite parking, at a cost of £5 per day and £20 for overnight stays. Windermere train station is 2 miles away.

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