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The Ro Hotel, Bowness on Windermere

Helm Rd, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria, LA233BA, UK
The Ro Hotel, Bowness on Windermere The Ro Hotel, Bowness on Windermere 01539 232625 Helm Rd Bowness on Windermere
88 out of 100% 20 votes
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
  • Lift
  • Pets Allowed
  • Golf in Local Area
  • Public Transport Nearby

The Ro Hotel (formerly Windermere Hydro) has undergone a multi-million-pound refurbishment transforming this grand Victorian building into a sleek modern hotel with stunning views over Lake Windermere. 

Nathalie Classic Britain
Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
  • Lift
  • Pets Allowed
  • Golf in Local Area
  • Public Transport Nearby

Number of Bedrooms: 87

Parking Spaces: 100

Steps into Hotel: 0

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

The Ro Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere (formerly the Windermere Hydro) is one of the oldest Lake District Hotels and reopens in July 2021 after a multi-million-pound refurbishment. Originally built as a water cure hotel in the late 19th century, the Ro Hotel is a wonderful Victorian hotel, exquisitely modernised to cater for today's discerning visitors. Ideally located only minutes away from many of the local attractions and shops in Bowness makes the Ro Hotel is a great choice when looking for a hotel in the Lake District.

Choose from a selection of beautifully styled bedrooms at the Ro Hotel. These are available from Cosy, and Snug rooms to Wondrous and Super Lake View rooms some even with your very own balcony – a must to enjoy the stunning views. Each room comes fully equipped with the comforts required for a relaxing stay including ensuite facilities, tea/coffee-making facilities and free wifi.

From the art on the hotel’s walls to the food served– the hotel champions the best Cumbria has to offer. Fresh local produce is used whenever possible to create a varied and delicious menu.

The Ro Hotel offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year. Book online today with My Hotel Break.



tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Trouser Press
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Wifi
tick Family Room for 3
tick Family Room for 4

Each of the 87 bedrooms at The RO Hotel is as welcoming as a smile - simple and wondrous.

All the essentials and more are at your disposal in all of the newly refurbished, stylish guest rooms with an array of amenities to make you feel at home.

Bar & Restaurant

The RO Hotel likes to think of itself as a restaurant and café with rooms - it has a great bar and all-day Lacu restaurant that locals and guests want to spend time in. It’s a place to spend a lazy morning with breakfast and newspapers, a boozy lunch or a special dinner.

The team of chefs are all about local honest food, and comfort food all of which is sourced responsibly, seasonally, and where possible locally – but always British. 

Lacu Servary
No white tablecloths and faux formal dining here - it’s the best of the north, delish and local. It's honest and filling – not fancy.

The Ro Bar
The bar is the kind of place everyone wants on their doorstep. It’s a place for guests and locals to hang out day and night a relaxed atmosphere, comfy seating, games to choose from to play, and newspapers and magazines to read. A great drinks menu and a special cocktail menu let you have a banging coffee first thing or a nightcap before bed.

Location & Directions

Directions to the Ro Hotel in 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 "The Windermere 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 the 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 there 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.

By Public Transport
Windermere Train Station 5 mins
Carlisle Airport 77 mins
Manchester Airport 90 mins
Liverpool Airport 1hour 40 mins

Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

Dinner Inclusive
Unless otherwise stated guests staying in a rate inclusive of Dinner will receive three courses from the table d’ hote dinner menu or an allowance of £35.00 per person per night towards the Lacu restaurant menu.

Pets - the hotel do accept dogs at the hotel for a flat rate of £25. Dogs are not permitted in the restaurant area.

Children's Rates
When adding children to a reservation the rate quoted is the total for adults only. Children's rates will be applied at the hotel direct. Children aged 0 - 12 years sharing with 2 adults will be charged £25 per child per night BB , £35 per child per night DBB (children menu only)

Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Clay Pigeon Shooting
tick Sailing
tick Fishing
tick Horse Racing
tick Golf in Local Area
tick Wildlife Watching
tick Climbing

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.

For more information on things to see in and do in the area, check out our Destination Guide.

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