Hydro

Helm Road Bowness, Windermere La23 3Ba, Windermere, United Kingdom, .  show map
 3 stars
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Hydro

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

Hiking

Billiards/Pool tables

Table tennis

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, an indoor heated pool and a picnic area, Hydro Hotel offers non-smoking rooms overlooking the hillside. Built in 1875, the hotel is a combination of traditional architecture and contemporary facilities.

The city center is 20 minutes' walk of the property.

Hydro Hotel is within a 70-minute drive to Blackpool airport.

Rooms

Hydro Hotel offers 85 guestrooms appointed with multi-channel TV, free Wi-Fi, a dressing area, a wardrobe and climate control with all the sights of Windermere within easy access. The property boasts views of Lake Windermere from its rooms. They are equipped with coffee/tea makers and an electric kettle.

Eat & Drink

The spacious lobby bar offers billiards and a terrace. Guests can enjoy thai and british cuisine in Jintana Thai Restaurant, Bowness on Windermere located fairly close to the property.

Services

Cars are available for rent on site.

Relax

On-site spa options feature a spa center, a sauna and a Jacuzzi. Such activities as table tennis and hiking are also provided.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   85.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Lobby
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Water sports
  • Hiking
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Snack bar
  • Picnic area/Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Trouser press

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Helm Road Bowness, Windermere La23 3Ba, Windermere, United Kingdom, .

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City Center
  • Windermere
    1.9 km
Airports
  • Bus stop
    1.9 km
Restaurants
  • Jintana Thai Restaurant, Bowness on Windermere (cuisine: Thai)
    150 m
  • Fat Olives brasserie (cuisine: European)
    140 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    85

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 22 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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    Suite
    Bed type: Twin beds
    Size: 2 m²
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      Family Room
      Size: 2 m²
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        Superior Suite
        Size: 2 m²
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          Executive Suite
          Size: 2 m²
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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Hydro Windermere location
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            Hotel Address:

            Helm Road Bowness, Windermere La23 3Ba, Windermere, United Kingdom, .

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Windermere
              1.9 km
            Airports
            • Bus stop
              1.9 km
            Restaurants
            • Jintana Thai Restaurant, Bowness on Windermere (cuisine: Thai)
              150 m
            • Fat Olives brasserie (cuisine: European)
              140 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of floors:
              5
            • Number of rooms:
              85

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedWindermereHydro

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • Pinfold Gallery - 100 m
            • The Red Gecko - 200 m
            • Beatrix Potter Exhibition - 300 m
            • Cookhouse Gallery - 300 m
            • Windermere Lake Cruises Ltd - 500 m
            • The White Space - 500 m

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 1.8 km

            Places of interest

            • D & D S & S Club - 100 m
            • Windermere Social Club Ltd - 1.1 km
            • Windermere Racing Club - 4.0 km

            Convention centers

            • Blackwell The Arts and Crafts House - 2.4 km

            Shopping areas

            • World of Beatrix Potter - 100 m

            Amusement

            • Royalty Cinema - 100 m
            • Aquarius Amusments - 900 m

            Monuments and Landmarks

            Historical sites

            • Hill Top House, Beatrix Potter's Farmhouse - 3.8 km

            Museums

            • Windermere Steamboats & Museum - 700 m

            Theaters

            • Old Laundry Theatre - 200 m

            Local attractions

            • Holehird Gardens - 2.5 km
              Patterdale Road, Windermere
            • Brockhole Visitor Centre - 4.4 km
              Ecclerigg, Windermere
            • Beatrix Potter Gallery - 5.5 km
              Main Street, Hawkshead
            • Coniston Water - 3.1 km
              England
            • Whinlatter Forest Park - 5.4 km
              Hawkshead

            Near the hotel

            • The World of Beatrix Potter - 240 m
              The Old Laundry, Bowness-on-Windermere
            • Windermere Steamboat Museum - 840 m
              Rayrigg Road, Windermere
            • Blackwell Arts and Crafts House - 490 m
              Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JTEngland
            • Lakeside Motor Museum - 1.1 km
              Windemere Road, Backbarrow

            Restaurants nearby

            • Jintana Thai Restaurant, Bowness on Windermere - 150 m

              Address: Lake Road
              Phone: 015394 45002

              84% likes this, based on 568 reviews
              Cuisine: Thai

            • Angel Inn - 160 m

              Address: Helm Road
              Phone: 015394 44080

              75% likes this, based on 339 reviews
              Cuisine: British
              Price Range: GBP 13 - GBP 61

            • #4 - 150 m

              Address: 4 Grosvenor Terrace
              Phone: +44 15394 45529

              67% likes this, based on 39 reviews
              Cuisine: British
              Price Range: GBP 3 - GBP 11

            • Fat Olives brasserie - 140 m

              Address: lake road

              79% likes this, based on 404 reviews
              Cuisine: European

            • The Coffee Bean - 140 m

              Address: Lake Road
              Phone: (44)1539422327

              73% likes this, based on 60 reviews

            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of floors:
              5
            • Number of rooms:
              85

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            Hydro Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hydro

            Average guest rating

            7.0out of 10
            Very good
            Based on 117 reviews

            Guest reviews

            • Couple
              10.0

              Enjoyed a relaxing stay at The Hydro. The views are stunning, looking over the lake and beyond. The swimming pool, sauna and jaquzzi are a nice bonus. We could not decide to go out for dinner or stay at the hotel, we chose to dine in and was amazed by the quality, presentation and value of the food. It made our stay extra special, the bar prices were reasonable too. No big shock as we paid the bill. The location up the hill is a short distance from the town but would be difficult for some - especially in high heels! Enjoyed a lake cruise and would recommend the trip to Ambleside. The bed was very comfortable and had a very good nights sleep as was also very quiet. Would recommend and stay again.

              Slight negative - The breakfast was not as enjoyable as would have expected, not much choice/variety and although the service from the staff was excellent.

            • Older travelers
              6.0

              Nice hotel available for the one night it was required and it was big and anonymous. Rooms were spacious and in then main clean.

              The beds were far too hard and therefore uncomfortable. There was somone else's dirty sock left in the room. Television was easy to use and poorly tuned.

            • Family with children
              8.8

              Breakfast

              Swimming pool had a leak on our first day and wasn't available to use

            • Group of friends
              7.4

              Up a slight hill but very near to the town with all the bars and restaraunts and near to the lake.

              Needs a bit of updating but was comfortable.

            • Family with children
              9.2

              Food and friendly staff.Great breakfast

              Could do with painting the out-side of building

            • Family with children
              6.2

              Good buffet breakfast, wide selection

              Apart from being overpriced, the hotel is much in need of renovation and modernisation. Our toilet had a door with paint peeling off and our room was cramped and had a rather worn out appearance.

            • Older travelers
              9.6

              The views across Lake Windermere are breathtaking.The Hotel was just far enough out of town to avoid the noise of the town traffic.

              I loved the character and old fashioned comforts.All the staff were excellent.

            • Older travelers
              6.6

              the views are great and the general atmosphere is good. Enjoyed the range of bar snack available when I arrived late in the evening

              the breakfast was a little indifferent generally more grease than I would want and some items not as hot as I would like

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              Good Car Park, Good Food and Good service

            • Older travelers
              4.2

              The hidden step down into bedroom area of our room my partner fell and injured herself badly breakfast in room was late and too cold to eat even the tea was Lukewarm

            • Older travelers
              7.0

              Good breakfast, Room good quality with high level of furnishings.

              Thin walls meant we were kept awake by noisy residents in next door room till 2am. Only fair value for money at best

            • Older travelers
              6.2

              The bedrooms were quite large, the bed extremely comfortable. The bar areas were relaxing and comfortable.

              The room was described as having lake views, however in order to see the lake it was necessary to look out of a side window. The breakfast fresh fruit offering was extremely limited. The decoration was tired. There was no attempt made to clear the entrance and car parking areas which were highly dangerous and like a skating rink.

            • Family with children
              7.0

              It reflected a great deal history and closeness with the surrounding area, with good views over the surrounding landscape. The staff were helpful and attentive.

              I felt that although it had a good deal of history attached to it, and the location gave it a great viewpoint, the hotel needed some TLC (ie update some window frames and other minor areas) to bring it up to where it deserves to be. I would definitely visit again, regardless of these minor points.

            • Older travelers
              6.6

              Great location. Good breakfast. Helpful and friendly staff.

              Slightly faded grandeur, but good value through Booked.net. I would not have paid more for this room, which was large, but at the back and facing a wall and a rock which was part of the hill upon which the Hydro is built.

            • Couple
              10.0

              The receptionist was so helpful, we were put into the gorgeous honeymoon suite with amazing views

              Not enough milk put in rooms for tea/coffee

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Hydro Windermere location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            Helm Road Bowness, Windermere La23 3Ba, Windermere, United Kingdom, .

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Windermere
              1.9 km
            Airports
            • Bus stop
              1.9 km
            Restaurants
            • Jintana Thai Restaurant, Bowness on Windermere (cuisine: Thai)
              150 m
            • Fat Olives brasserie (cuisine: European)
              140 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of floors:
              5
            • Number of rooms:
              85

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedWindermereHydro

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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