Windermere Hydro Hotel

Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, LA23 3BA
Windermere Hydro Hotel Outside

The Windermere Hydro Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District and one of the most popular. Built in the 19th century, it was originally built as a water cure hotel where people would come to relax and rejuvenate.

Sitting in the beautiful village of Bowness-on-Windermere and offering stunning views over the lake, the Windermere Hydro has 78-well-designed bedrooms, as well as its own swimming pool, sauna, gym, and conference facilities. Thanks to its spectacular location, the Windermere Hydro is one of the most popular wedding venues in the Lake District.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Beer Garden
  • Business Center
  • Dog Friendly
  • Gym
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Weddings
  • Wifi


The hotel’s 78 beautiful rooms come in a range of sizes from simple single rooms, to doubles, twins, triples and family rooms. For a premium, guests can book a room with amazing views of Lake Windermere. All rooms are en-suite, come with free high speed Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, and tea and coffee making facilities

Windermere Hydro Hotel Hotel Room

Restaurant and Bar

The Windermere Hydro has a pleasant bar area that features a wide range of drinks to suit all tastes from real ales to fine wines and a host of soft drinks options. The restaurant is one of the most popular in the Lake District and it offers a varied menu of classics and modern dishes all cooked with the best locally sourced produce.

Additional Facilities and Services

The hotel is a popular venue for business meetings, product launches, and conferences and its facilities can cater for groups from 6 to 200. The hotel has all the facilities that one would expect from a modern conference venue and offers a range of packages that include refreshments, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and complimentary equipment hire.

The hotel is also a popular wedding venue and the hotel’s luxurious ambience makes it a very special place to celebrate your big day. It combines the elegance of a bygone age with all the modern facilities you would expect from a contemporary wedding venue.

For those who like to keep fit whilst away, there is a complimentary use of the hotel’s indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, as well as its small gym.


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