The Hydro is under new ownership. The new owner has invested very heavily in the refurbishing of the hotel both inside and out. The once-tired hotel, which benefited purely from its excellent location, now has rooms and facilities of a very good standard. The hotel now also benefits from the recent addition of a swimming pool and a gymnasium. (GW 10/2008)
This hotel is located in a quiet side street 1 minutes walk from the main street and about 5-10 minutes walk to the Lake. It is also one mile from the railway station. It benefits from a hillside location with good views of the Lake.
1 kms to city centre
128 kms to the airport (manchester)
280 kms to the airport (lakefront)
1 km to the nearest station (windermere)
5 minute walk to the nearest bus stop
60 km to the nearest fair site (blackpool)
The bedrooms have either shower or a bath and shower. All have television, radio, telephone and hospitality tray. The rooms are all different shapes and sizes but all are fairly large. Many have views of the lake. The decor and furnishings have all been upgraded recently and are of a good standard.
There is one restaurant. It is a large, grand Victorian dining room, which is bright and spacious. There is also a smaller grillroom, which has oak beams and views of the lake.
It is a traditional Victorian hotel dating from 1876 and looks very quaint set in the hillside.
The lobby area is fairly large and the public areas are spacious and grand in keeping with the original features of the hotel. There is a small sitting room adjacent to the lobby with a crackling log fire during the winter months.