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The Ro Hotel

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In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; British cuisine, garden views
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Overview of The Ro Hotel

The Ro Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Lake Windermere
7.0 out of 10 Good
7.0/10 Good

533 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, England, LA23 3BA
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • 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
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Lake Windermere - 6 min walk
  • World of Beatrix Potter - 1 min drive
  • Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre - 6 min drive
  • Lake District National Park - 9 min drive
  • Coniston Water - 27 min drive
  • Ullswater - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Staveley Station - 9 min drive
  • Burneside Station - 11 min drive
  • Windermere Station - 28 min walk


  • The Magic Roundabout - 3 min walk
  • Brysons Tea Rooms - 3 min walk
  • The Cornish Bakery - 4 min walk
  • Bodega - 4 min walk
  • The Village Inn & Restaurant - 5 min walk

About this property

The Ro Hotel

When you stay at The Ro Hotel, you'll be 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Lake Windermere and 6.2 mi (10 km) from 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. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travelers say great things about the helpful staff and breakfast.


English, Polish, Romanian, Spanish

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 allowed (dogs only)*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Uncovered onsite self parking (GBP 5.00 per night)
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

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

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu


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


  • Reception hall


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

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 approximately GBP 17.95 per person

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for GBP 15.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 10.00 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30.00 per pet, per stay


  • Uncovered self parking costs GBP 5.00 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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Ro Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Ro Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Ro Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Ro Hotel?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 30.00 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Ro Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs GBP 5.00 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Ro Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near The Ro Hotel?
Yes, LACU offers British cuisine and garden views.
What's the area around The Ro Hotel like?
The Ro Hotel is a short 2-minute walk from World of Beatrix Potter and 6 minutes' walk from Lake Windermere. Travelers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very Good

Julia, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ian, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Janet, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing from start to finish
Emma, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Mike, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

One night recharge of batteries!
We had a lovely time from arrival to leaving. The staff were very friendly and helpful, room was spacious and breakfast buffet plentiful. We definately recharged our batteries
Julie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Nice hotel
Great staff, great views but if your walking into town be prepared to walk back up a big hill. Lovely breakfast. Our room was basic but it was the cheapest, damp smell down our corridor, corridor lights didnt stop flickering and room was far too hot in the night. The downstairs area is really nice especially at night time all lit up.
Jen, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

had a lovely time at tha Ro hotel. room was really nice, staff were nice and food was lovely. would be a great place when the sun starts to shine. 👍
allan, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Sleepless nights at the RO Hotel.
Room 128 had no view at all just a stone wall 2ft in front of window. There was bird netting between outside wall and bedroom window. There where Pigeons flying inside netting and birds where on window sill cooing all night long. Which kept us awake all night. This needs to be addressed by management.
George, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved it, a great place for a weekend break.
Great stay. Staff were all friendly and excellent, room was comfy, spotless. Using the cast to tv was very easy (other hotels take note, this is how it should be done). Further to other reviews, the hotel is on a bit of a hill so if you're compromised in your walking it may be a struggle and it could get a bit wearing if I was there for a week but it was fine for the weekend. Breakfast was also great although maybe bigger plates would stop even a couple of items feeling crammed in. The room wasn't the quietest, could hear a lot when the footfall was high so the room could have done with some excluders just to cover the gaps below the door to deaden the noise a bit but that's being really picky. A great stay and would definitely stay again.
Stuart, 2-night trip
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