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The Ro Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Lake Windermere

7.0/10 Good

483 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Bathtub
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, England, LA23 3BA
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Wedding services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Reception hall
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Bathtub or shower
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Lake Windermere - 6 min walk
  • World of Beatrix Potter - 1 min drive
  • Bowness Pier - 1 min drive
  • Lyth Valley - 8 min drive
  • Windermere Golf Club - 4 min drive
  • Hill Top - 30 min drive
  • Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre - 10 min drive
  • Winster Valley - 6 min drive
  • Ambleside Pier - 13 min drive
  • Lake District National Park - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Staveley Station - 14 min drive
  • Kendal Station - 15 min drive
  • Windermere Station - 28 min walk

About this property

The Ro Hotel

When you stay at The Ro Hotel, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Lake Windermere and Lake District National Park. For a bite to eat, guests can check out LACU, which serves British cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace are other highlights at this upscale hotel. Fellow travelers say great things about the helpful staff and location.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 87 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Number of onsite parking spaces limited

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children's menu


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Terrace


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Local maps

Special features


LACU - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 17.95 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for GBP 15.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 10.00 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hydro House Hotel
Windermere Hydro House
Windermere Hydro House Hotel
Windermere Hydro Hotel
Windermere Hydro
Hotel Windermere Hydro
Windermere Hydro Bowness On
The Ro Hotel Hotel
Windermere Hydro Hotel
The Ro Hotel Windermere
The Ro Hotel Hotel Windermere

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Francis, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Susan, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great hotel, would recommend
Great hotel, fab location (although at the top of quite a steep hill for those that aren't as mobile!), loved the bar area and restaurant and we were lucky enough to stay in the Tower Suite which I would highly recommend. Friendly staff, hotel seemed quiet so a slight lack of atmosphere which was a shame as lovely areas to sit and have a coffee/drink.
Emma, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a very enjoyable stay and would recommend it to family and friends
Lewis, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

This Hotel let's itself down
This hotel has common complaints. despite what it has going for it (location - rooms and food all great) the service is poor due to a lack of staff. Despite agreeing that our particular complaint was resolved via the manager they renaged on that agreement and overcharged us instead and then have ignored me for three weeks after me attempting to contact them dozens of times now.
Leo, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel, friendly staff, great breakfast, will visit again
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Christmas week
We were the only guests which seemed to be a waste hoelwever the hotel and surroundings were amazing
A, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel in great location
Great hotel in a perfect location to all the attractions of Bowness. The hotel is very stylish, especially the restaurant. The breakfast was delicious and filled us up for all day. Service was helpful by every member of staff that we met. Good size car parking on site no problem to find a space.
Emma, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rhiannon, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A gem of a Hotel
Booked a lake view room with a balcony and it was definitely worth it. Hotel was lovely and just a short walk from the centre of the town. We had dinner on the first nice which was good. The breakfasts on both mornings were very tasty, but were not as hot as they could have been. This was the only let down on our stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would we stay again? Absolutely!!
Neil, 2-night trip
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