A luxurious spa in the Lakes

 A luxurious spa in the Lakes
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Our reviewer had a relaxing break in the Lake District


Yours Verdict


Product: Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, Windermere
Tel 0844 879 9144
Price: £155.00
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Where we stayed:

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, Windermere
23 Church Street, Cumbria, LA23 3DF

What our reviewer said:

"As a lover of the Lake District’s snow dusted peaks and crystal clear lakes the idea of being able to enjoy these natural surroundings from the comfort of a spa hotel was very appealing!
When we arrived at the Macdonald Hotel I was very impressed with its location. It’s situated on the edge of Bowness Bay, and is just a few steps away from a whole host of local pubs, restaurants and shops.
On arrival the hotel staff offer to park your car for you in their private car park, this is a free service. Throughout our stay whenever we needed the car it was delivered to the outside of the hotel for us, which was very handy indeed.
When we first arrived there must have been a problem with the central heating as the bedroom was very cold. However, the very pleasant staff brought in a heater to warm up the room. For the rest of our stay our room was clean and comfortable.
On the first day we decided to relax by the pool and use the sauna and steam room. I was surprised by how busy the pool area was! There wasn’t much room to get changed and the pool area was so busy it wasn’t as relaxing as we’d hoped. We visited in early March so imagine it gets even busier in the summer months! I would suggest checking the adult only swimming times if you want a quieter experience in the pool.
We also booked treatments at the spa, which were excellent. The spa is above the pool so well away from the hustle and bustle. There is a relaxation room for you to rest in both before and after your treatments. Refreshing cucumber water, herbal teas and fresh fruit are available at times.
I had a facial and my therapist began by assessing my skin type, then she used a range of Elemis products to compliment my skin. I was even given a suggested list of products that might improve my skin, which was very useful.
Overall our stay was very pleasant, all the staff were excellent and extremely polite helpful. The buffet breakfast was good value and little perks like the valet car service made it feel very special indeed!"

  • A revitalise Spa Break costs  £155.00 per person per night, based on two people sharing a room. Includes, dinner, bed and breakfast, 1 x 60 minute treatment per guest, a bottle of prosecco. For more information visit www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk or call tel 0844 879 9144.