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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they can't get enough of Windermere Hydro Hotel's great location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from World of Beatrix Potter. Free WiFi in public areas, free self-parking and an indoor pool are available. This 3-star hotel has 79 rooms over 3 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a TV.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, TVs and coffee/tea makers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy British cuisine and garden views while dining at The Dining Room
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Services include concierge services, tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage
  • Guests have great things to say about the helpful staff and the location
  • Steps from World of Beatrix Potter and 10 minutes on foot from Lake Windermere
  • Pets welcome for a fee

Lake View Club Double

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, Balcony, Lake View

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Lakeview Twins

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Lakeview Suite Doubles

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Lake View Club Twin

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Windermere Hydro Hotel ratings based on 9 verified reviews

Review Summary
2.2 out of 5 2.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Windermere Hydro Hotel

Everyone (8) Family (1)
3 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Jun 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 2 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 May 2019 by HHotel

Thankyou for your review - your feedback is invaluable to us as we continue to improve our products and services. We are now in the planning stage of the next phase of the hotels refurbishment and do hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the future

3 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Jan 2019

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1 out of 5
First room had mould on the walls ,then moved to another room. Bathroom so small if you're over 6 ft you cannot stand up in the shower. How much does it cost for a small LCD TV ,instead you get a 14 inch box tv

Posted by , from Leicester on 29 Dec 2018

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2 out of 5

Depressing room

Pros: Location
Cons: The rooms.
Checked in, had afternoon tea then checked out again.The bedroom was very depressing so we decided to go home..Only paid £44 so cant expect much.We were there for our 40th wedding anniversary and didn't want to spend it in a depressing hotel room.Staff were friendly enough when checking in and out and afternoon tea was ok.

Posted by on 5 Mar 2018

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1 out of 5
Had to be moved room due to dampness in first room allocated

Posted by on 15 Feb 2018

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4 out of 5

Good Location

I'll try to be as factual as I can, first impression was OK a good view of the lake, car park holds about 20 cars and the hotel is located about a 5 minute walk to the shops and pubs alough it's quite a steep climb back up to the hotel. We arrived at 1445 and had to wait with about 5 other families for our rooms to be ready, they said we could wait in the bar, but there was no one serving, no heating nothing to do !!! We waited for about 45 miss but in the end we had to go back to reception to hurry them up. We had booked a double room which was plenty big enough and clean, although the TV was minute and the picture quality was poor. The breakfast was very good same every day buffet style, bacon sausage mushrooms hash browns fried eggs fried tomatoes and black pudding, there is a choice of cereals pastries and fresh fruit served from 7 until 1030. We didn't have dinner at the hotel or try the swimming pool so I can't comment. I think overall we enjoyed our stay and would probably stay there again.

Posted by , from Barnsley on 30 Oct 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Dec 2017 by scott

thank you

1 out of 5

appalling hotel.

Pros: it looked good on internet.
Cons: get some new staff who can speak English, and are not to tired to do their job.
Location: location was good ,Hotel not.
we booked,look at hotel photos ect,.it looked very nice, price ok they gave us a decent price. look from outside looked ok ,no pet s that s good, on arrival couple coming out with dog, basic room, left my husband to view he said ok for one night,, i should have looked myself.very small double,window half open ,couldn.t close now no why,very dated.. so my grandchildren were visiting, took them to pool ,not very warm had to go outside to pool, looked better on photo s. stair s into pool very loose almost ready to pull away into pool both step s.went down for evening meall took over 45 min after ordered, waitress not sure what was what , mine was a dried up chicken kiev ,could have done better , no sweet s they wanted, but the worse thing this awful smell in our room, it got worse had the night went on. i tried to tell the rececption girl on booking out she didn.t want to come to our room , nor did a mail member of staff, reply was the hotel is tired, she was tired and all the staff tired too. so i will write to manager of this hotel chain, also left comment on trip advirsor, so what can one do . look before you book. glenys thompson.

Posted by , from england on 29 Dec 2016

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1 out of 5

Hotel needs urgent refurbishment

Stayed for 1 night hotel hydro windermere. Car Park half closed luckily found last parking space don't know where other guest would have parked. Hotel from outside looks shabby all paintwork flaking away. Reception staff not interested didn't give us any informationbon facilites in the hotel. Walking to room corridors smelt. Carpet desperately needed replacing. Room was small, carpet thread bare. Furniture dated coukd not sit on chair as it wouklld break if you sat on it. Mattress hard and needs replacing. Tv was the smallest tv i have ever seen. Bathroom noisy when toilet flushed. Every time upstairs moved the floor creaked. Hotel has potential but full refurb required

Posted by on 22 Sep 2016

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Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 5000 square feet (465 square metres) and includes conference centres. An indoor pool, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at Windermere Hydro Hotel. The hotel can provide concierge services and wedding services. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Windermere hotel is smoke free.

  • 79 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 5000 sq ft of conference space
  • 465 sq. m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Manchester (MAN) (144.3 km / 89.7 mi)
  • Train station: Windermere Station (2.4 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Windermere Hydro Hotel offers 79 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. This Windermere hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.

The Dining Room – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 10.00 per night.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 15.00 per accommodation, per night


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 17.95 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 15.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 10.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hydro House Hotel
  • Windermere Hydro House
  • Windermere Hydro House Hotel
  • Windermere Hydro Hotel
  • Windermere Hydro
  • Windermere Hydro Hotel Hotel
  • Hotel Windermere Hydro
  • Windermere Hydro Bowness On
  • Windermere Hydro Hotel Windermere
  • Windermere Hydro Hotel Hotel Windermere

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.