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Windermere Hydro Hotel in Bowness on Windermere offers guests wonderful panoramic views over Lake Windermere.”
Windermere Hydro Hotel
Windermere Hydro Hotel
Bowness on Windermere
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The Windermere Hydro in Bowness-on-Windermere is one of the oldest Lake District Hotels in the world and was originally built as a water cure hotel in the late 19th century. The Hydro is a wonderful Victorian hotel, tastefully modernised to cater for today's discerning visitors.

The Windermere Hotel is ideally located only minutes away from many of the local attractions and shops in Bowness and the hotel has ample parking.

The Windermere Hydro Hotel offers impeccable accommodation at affordable prices

*Kindly refer to noticeboard for important information before making your booking*

The Windermere Hydro offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.
  • Best Available Room
  • Lift
  • Leisure with pool
  • Spa
  • Pets Allowed
  • Private Car Parking
  • WiFi (Public Spaces)

Unless specified otherwise, prices are quoted per adult per night.
Childrens reductions are available, for more details see our terms and conditions.
Single Room Supplement £20.00

Unfortunately, we cannot currently confirm the required availability/rates online.
To book, please call Classic on 0845 1306 241...

The Hydro has over 80 bedrooms, all non-smoking, all with private facilities, colour television, telephone and tea and coffee making equipment. Many of the rooms have spectacular views over Lake Windermere and the Lake's edge is only minutes away.
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Telephone
  • Trouser Press
  • TV
The Hydro Spa based on thier own site, offers swimming pool, spa, sauna and mini gym. The new heated indoor swimming pool has the latest in temperature and humidity control.

The Restaurant at the Hydro offers a wide variety of traditional food, using local produce where possible.

The comfortable bar overlooks the lake and has a wide range of beers, wines and spirits all priced competitively.

Sample Menu

Crown of Melon Tropicale
A crown of sun ripened Galia melon filled with a panache of tropical fruits and drizzled with
Havana Club Rum Syrup

Rillette of Scottish Salmon
A coarse pate of Scottish Salmon flavoured with capers and green peppercorns topped with a quenelle
of crème fraiche and garnished with cherry tomatoes and a citrus vinaigrette

Prawn and Avocado Pear Gateaux
Royal Greenland Prawns enveloped in a citrus mayonnaise and stacked with Avocado Pear
Pate Maison

A classic pate of Chicken Liver, Pork and Brandy served with gherkin, a red onion
marmalade and buttered toast

Hydro Caesar Salad
(This dish can also be made Vegetarian)
Crisp mixed salad leaves with a creamy Caesar dressing, topped with bacon lardons and chicken
breast and garnished with crisp croutons and parmesan cheese

Anti Pasto Misto
Wafer thin slices of Cumbrian Air Dried Ham, spicy Chorizo and crispy Pancetta served with
mixed leaves, sun blushed Anti Pasto and Black Olives


Soup of the Day
Freshly prepared soup to suit the season

Fruit Sorbet
Choose a crisp water ice from Mango, Raspberry, Passion Fruit or Wild Strawberry
Breton Fish Stew

Salmon, King Prawns and Cod Loin stewed with plum tomatoes, courgette
and black olives, served with warm garlic ciabatta

Fish Dish of the Day
Freshly prepared seasonal Fish dish, please ask your waiter for details

Guinea Fowl Forestiere
A supreme of Guinea Fowl gently braised in its own juices, set on a bed of sautéed
wild mushrooms and napped with lavender jus

Chicken Cassoulet A breast of local Chicken stuffed with Goats cheese and home grown thyme, wrapped in smoked bacon and carved onto a bed of mixed bean casserole
Rack of Lamb A trio of Saltmarsh Lamb cutlets oven roasted rosy pink and set on a bed of crushed new potatoes infused with garlic and served with a Thyme and Rosemary cream sauce

Roast of the Day Traditionally roasted and locally sourced farm roast served with an appropriate sauce and Yorkshire pudding when suitable

Roast Picanha au Poivre Fresh cut Beef Rump Picanha roasted to your liking and served with a green peppercorn and Cognac sauce

Spaghetti di Capsico Oven baked plump bell pepper filled with courgette and tomato spaghetti in a cheese béchamel, gratinated with mature cheader

Vegetarian Dish of the Day Ask your waiter for details
All dishes are served with Potatoes and Vegetables of the Day

Selection of Desserts
Cheese Board
Coffee and Mints

Desert Menu
Orchard Pudding A sweet pastry case filed with a panache of apples, brambles and rhubarb in a light sponge, dressed with custard

Strawberry Pavlova Fresh strawberries nested with sweet cream and topped with a crisp meringue

Bread and Butter Pudding Layers of Spiced bread and butter with dried fruit baked in an egg custard and served with lashings of custard

Hydropathic Pudding The Original name for Summer Pudding, served to nursing home patients in the 1800’s who were not allowed the rich pastry desserts of the day

Sticky Toffee Pudding A traditional Cumbrian Sticky Toffee Pudding with a hint of citrus and a rich butterscotch sauce

Chocolate and Pear Torte A rich double chocolate sponge dessert with a silky chocolate sauce, baked with a fan of pear served with vanilla ice cream

Cheese Board A selection of National cheeses served with assorted biscuits and fresh celery

Fresh Fruit Salad Assorted seasonal and Tropical fruits enveloped in fresh orange juice

Caramelised Orange Cheesecake A sweet biscuit base topped with a Marscapone cream and caramelised oranges

Or choose three scoops from the following luxury ice creams
Vanilla, Swiss Chocolate, Strawberry, Mint Choc Chip, Rum and Raisin or Caramelita
If golf is your game, there are challenging golf courses at Windermere, Keswick and Kendal, horse racing at Carlisle and Cartmel and game and course fishing in the many lakes and rivers around about
  • Golf (In Local Area)
  • Sailing (In Local Area)
  • Walking (In Local Area)

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Directions to the Windermere Hydro, Bowness on Windermere

These directions are from the M6 Motorway.
1) Junction 36, turn west on the A590 (dual carriageway). Continue for approx 7 miles until you reach a roundabout.
2) Straight on at the roundabout onto the A591. Continue for approx 7 miles until you see "TheWindermere Hotel" on your right.
3) Turn left and continue through the village on the one way system.
4) Leave the village and drive downhill for approx 1 mile, past the health centre and school on your right, and police station on your left.
5) As you enter the village of Bowness you will see the cinema on your right and shops on the left.
6) Approx 100 yards further down their is a left-hand turn between the 'Lakeland Shop' and 'Basketware Shop' This is Helm Road.
7) The Hydro Hotel is situated at the top of the hill on your left.
***Please note that family rooms and single rooms are on request only. Please check with Classic Britain on 0845 1306 241 before booking***

Best Room Available - you will be allocated the best available room on check in. Please note that a superior room is not guaranteed, unless you have opted to pay the supplement for a guaranteed upgrade

Bowness on Windermere
Windermere Hydro Hotel

Helm Rd, Bowness on Windermere,
Cumbria, LA23 3BA.

Classic Rating: 3 Star Commended
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