Relax in style at The Ro Hotel…

The Ro Hotel, in the picturesque heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, sits high and proud overlooking the untouched beauty of the Lake District.

Where quintessential days out meet weekend adventures and family holidays, a break at The Ro allows you to breathe in fresh air surrounded by the outstanding beauty of The Lakes.

The hotel, which underwent a multi-million-pound refurbishment in 2021, was founded in 1881. The building served as a boarding school for boys and a hospital during WW1 – and now it’s The Ro.


The Ro is where lazy mornings meet laidback balcony breakfasts, whilst taking in the true tranquillity of The Lakes. Bask in the comfort and style of the hotel’s newly refurbished, modern rooms, many of which enjoy pristine views overlooking the lake. Bright, light and welcoming, each room boasts all the essentials and amenities to make you feel right at home. Clean lines, artistic decor and home-from-home comforts guarantee guests can unwind and recharge. Are you a bath lover? Not only can you bathe with a lake view, but there’s complimentary bath bombs on offer too!


Serving homemade dishes to warm the soul, created using only the best, seasonal and local ingredients, The Ro’s honest and hearty menus are perfect for morning, noon and night.The Lacu Restaurant offers elegant dining, and their passionate chefs have created a menu to honour the best of the north. Delve into divine duck breast, succulent steak or Cumbrian chicken, followed by creamy chocolate cheesecake or sticky toffee pudding.


Expect ultimate Ro-mance when you say ‘I do’ in luxury at The Ro. Whether it’s just the two of you, an intimate affair, or a big, bold bash, there’s no doubt you’ll celebrate your Windermere wedding in chic, opulent style. With lake views and outstanding service, there’s truly nowhere better to tie the knot. The day of your dreams is The Ro’s speciality, with expert staff on hand to guide you every step of the way, ensuring the lead-up and the day itself flows with effortless perfection. Private hire is available for other parties and events, plus business meetings and corporate functions.

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