Hotel Macdonald Leeming House

A592 Ullswater Near PenrithCA11 0JJWatermillockUnited Kingdom

About Hotel Macdonald Leeming House

Hotel Macdonald Leeming House is a four-star, luxury hotel located in the Lake District of Cumbria. The hotel is surrounded by lovely gardens and countryside and is located near the shores of Ullswater and features spectacular views and an elegant restaurant.

The tastefully-decorated guest rooms feature traditional furnishings, large, comfortable beds, en suite bathroom, flat screen television and coffee facilities. Some rooms have private balconies.

The hotel itself features a cosy library, a relaxing drawing room lounge, 24-hour front desk service, luggage storage and a TV lounge. Guests can access a gym, swimming pool and spa at a nearby hotel.

Fine wine and fine dining consisting of classic British cuisine is the specialty at the Regency Restaurant. Less formal options are served in the Drawing Lounge and tea and coffee is served in the library.

Hotel Macdonald Leeming House is located close to Aira Force Waterfall and the town of Penrith. Fishing is a popular activity in the area.


A592 Ullswater Near Penrith, CA11 0JJ, Watermillock, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(844)8799142 | Fax: +44(1786)486443 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

The Staff really keep Everything Moving Smoothly

Staff members are always on their toes and pay attention to every little detail. Everything from the check-in to dining at the restaurant runs smoothly and without any delays or issues. You can expect friendly service throughout your entire stay from knowledgeable staff members who know the hotel and its surrounding area.

The Guest Rooms are of Excellent Quality

The clean, spacious and exquisitely-decorated guest rooms feature large beds with lots of fluffy pillows, comfortable furnishings and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Everything in the room works and is of high quality.

Meals in the Restaurant are Superb

The restaurant the Macdonald Leeming House features delicious meals that are made from scratch with high-quality ingredients. Meals are served in a friendly and timely manner and the portions are quite sufficient.

Negative Reviews

The Rooms are not as nice as Pictured Online

The guest rooms at the Macdonald Leeming House are a little drab and not as one would expect considering this type of hotel. Some guests have reported uncomfortable and saggy beds, shabby furniture and bedding, a lack of toiletries and mould in the bathrooms.

The Food is not worth what you pay for

Although the price of the meals tends to be quite high, some guests have reported that the portions are very small and unsatisfying and the food is of lower quality than one would expect for such an establishment.

Management does not effectively deal with Issues

Some guests have reported that the hotel management is unresponsive when issues come up such as overcharges on bills and issues with guest rooms. Letters and emails have gone unanswered.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 512 reviews across the web
8.2 /10
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    7.8 /10
8.2 out of 10 based on 512 reviews