The Ro Hotel in Bowness on Windermere
A place for all, in the heart of Bowness on Windermere. Experience the untouched beauty of the Lake District, where quintessential days out meet weekend adventures and family holidays. Take the time to press pause and breathe in the fresh air.
Affirm your love for the great outdoors or rekindle a nostalgic appreciation for nature. Whether you've lived here all your life or you're visiting for the first time, the outstanding beauty on the doorstep of our Bowness on Windermere hotel will take your breath away every time.
The Ro is where lazy mornings and jam-packed days come together. It's where your time is yours to do as much or as little as you please. So relax with the family, explore with friends or relish in the company of your solo trip, surrounded by the laid back tranquility of the lakes.
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Your days can only be as good as your nights. So why compromise with your Windermere hotel? Bask in the comfort and style of our modern rooms, many of which enjoy pristine views overlooking the lake. Whether you're here for a fleeting visit or bedding down for a week's stay, our rooms offer the best in comfort and design so you can get the most from your days exploring the Bowness of Windermere and beyond.
When it comes to dining at The Ro, expect great, homemade dishes that warm your soul, created using the best seasonal and local ingredients. Morning, noon and night, our honest menus offer comfort and hearty warmth to fuel your Lake District adventures. For quick bites to eat and relaxed afternoons that meander into evenings, come as you are and stay as you please.
Gone are the days of stuffy meeting rooms, lacklustre Christmas parties and weddings without 'wow'. Our modern event spaces combine the welcoming atmosphere of The Ro alongside the timeless charm of the lakes, offering you and your guests meaningful experiences to remember. Whether you're preparing for a big meeting, planning your dream day or searching for that perfect space for your private event, our events team can tailor event packages just for you.
The Ro opened its doors in July 2021 after a multi-million-pound refurbishment. With a welcoming atmosphere, contemporary styling and a prime location overlooking Lake Windermere, the vision for The Ro hotel to be a place for all has won the hearts of locals and travellers from far and wide.
The building was founded in 1881 and has since served the community in various ways, including as a boarding school for boys and a hospital during WW1. The Ro has always been, and will continue to be, a proud part of the community.
Situated on the edge of Lake Windermere, The Ro is the perfect Lake District hotel for anyone looking to explore the wonders of Windermere. When it comes to lake adventures, Lake Windermere is a prime location for boating activities and water sports, including sailing, kayaking and wind surfing.
For expeditions on land, challenge yourself to a day hike and explore the scenic offerings on the doorstep of our Bowness on Windermere hotel, or opt for an afternoon stroll and keep your eyes peeled for rare wildlife.
For children who love a story and adults looking to rekindle warming nostalgia, at The World of Beatrix Potter, you can meet some of Beatrix Potter's best-loved characters, including Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and all their friends. Discover how the lakes inspired Potter's quintessential stories and enchanting illustrations. For days filled with adventures and relaxed weekends without plans, the Ro offers the best in comfort and location when it comes to hotels in Windermere.