River Arts Club
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River Arts Club

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4.5
#1 of 3 inns in Maidenhead
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
The River Arts Club B&B is at Oldfield, a Victorian riverside mansion nestled on the banks of the river Thames, with landscaped gardens sweeping down to its private river frontage and moorings. Accommodation varies from large suites with open wood fireplaces to a single occupancy room all in keeping with the fabric of the building. All our rooms are equipped to the highest standards.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Hindi and 1 more

Location

Guards Club Road, Maidenhead SL6 8DN England
176Reviews4Q+A28Room tips

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Steve O wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The setting on the Thames couldn't be better. The smell of wood smoke when we entered the main hall provided a great atmosphere.
The owner took us to our lunch at the Waterside Inn by boat and we quaffed some beautifully chilled pink champagne en route.
Each room is individually decorated in an eclectic style with fascinating modern art in abundance. The owners are clearly keen collectors. Breakfast is 'continental' but good quality: baguettes, fruits and cheeses all fresh and tasty. We took good advantage of the honesty bar - more pink champagne please - and the prices were quite reasonable (especially when contrasted with the Waterside). The following day, good weather enabled us to spend several hours sitting in the garden watching the boats and the geese, great crested grebes and swans.
Some of the criticisms on this page are downright stupid. The stylish River Arts is not a hotel but, against the owners' wishes, the Trip Advisor algorithm insists it is. Some of the older crits are of the B&B when it was in different ownership so be critical of the criticisms is my advice.
We had a great time and we'll be back.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The two large rooms on the ground floor have a lovely river view with doors to the garden
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Elaine D wrote a review Jun 2022
Leicester, United Kingdom38 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an amazing place to stay. The building is fascinating, a former river club for off duty guardsmen in the 19th century now filled with art. Our room, one of the less expensive, was beautifully decorated and had a view of the Thames

Breakfast was delicious, very good quality Continental and we ate it in the garden by the river.
The lady who greets you is charming. She offered us a choice of rooms and then does not intrude.

An amazing find.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fleetcat wrote a review Aug 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom2,567 contributions668 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We live abroad but are currently in the UK homeless. The nomadic life is beginning to pall. Airbnbs that are underwhelming but cheap, five star hotels that fill you full of too rich food and empty your bank account and all sorts in the middle.
So it was super refreshing to spend a couple of days in something unique. Something special. We were in the garden room which is a quirky mix of incredible (in a good way) wallpapers and eclectic furniture. It also has a door to some reasonable outside space and access to the garden which runs down to the Thames. We loved it.
No fridge? No worries. A supply of ice buckets and an icemaking machine allowed us to chill some beers and wine. Nespresso machine and associated bits in your room - just what we needed.
Didn’t love the breakfast room but adequate. So not perfect. Not five star. Definitely a nearly B&B rather than a hotel. But absolutely charming.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Garden room was a delight.
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Casey S wrote a review Sept 2023
5 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were under the impression we were going to a 5* hotel, however this is barely a B&B.

First impressions were good, a very picturesque location/views.

However it quickly went down hill, the rooms have a vintage charm however, it’s soon realised that in reality most of the items in the room are just old, dirty and faulty. There is no safe in the room and no bottled water.

Breakfast was extremely disappointing, the only service you get is a lady giving you a pot of coffee or tea. Nothing is brought to the table and everything is self serve. There is very little choice and the only thing we were looking forward to on our second day (croissants) they didn’t have.

The eating area is very tight, as is the self serve kitchen.

Therefore, with a run down room and a naff breakfast we couldn’t help but feel like this was extremely poor for even a b&b.

The property has such potential and as said above is in a beautiful location, however it is in dire need of repair and renovation.

They do have a lovely and very friendly cat!
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Date of stay: September 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sheena2 wrote a review May 2022
Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were made to feel instantly at home in this quirky, glamorous grade 1 listed Victorian mansion, filled with art. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners, and the location - right on the banks of the Thames - is simply stunning. The peaceful garden goes down to the river, where you can sit out (weather permitting - we were very lucky!) with a wonderful view of passing boats, canoes and waterbirds. Great riverside walks in both directions. Our rooms were stylishly decorated, comfortable and clean. Continental breakfast was fresh, delicious and plentiful. This was a quick break for my sister and me, as we live in different countries and hadn't seen each other since before Covid. Our stay here was a magical couple of days that we will remember always.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mandilp wrote a review Jul 2021
17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I am writing this review to help others in deciding if this is the right accommodation for you before you pay to stay.

We thought it was a hotel when we booked and after a quick look round it was clear it's a B&B.
It's set on the river and has lovely views and it's quirky and pleasant inside.
We wanted a drink before we went out for the evening but queued for sometime to make our own drinks at the honesty bar which is a very small room with a few drinks to choose from which you make yourself.

On return from our meal out (11pm) we made a night cap from the honesty bar and sat in the lounge area. In the space of 10 minutes, two guests complained to us we were keeping them awake and not to talk any more! I can honestly say we were very respectful and tried to talk in a low key voice. There is no where else to sit and we planned to be in bed by 12pm.

The owner explained they were not a hotel but a B&B?! We were a little put out to feel that we had to go to bed and wondered why they had a 24 hour bar?

If you are looking for a quiet stay with very few amenities and an early night, this is probably great for you but we felt we would have booked somewhere else as we were only in the area for one night and didn't want to feel obliged to go to bed when told.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ali M wrote a review Aug 2020
Maidenhead, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I have stayed at this hotel twice. It is a beautifully decorated hotel and each room has its own unique personality and style. The art on display is interesting and varied, the atmosphere friendly and relaxed and the honesty bar is well stocked. We will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dennis S wrote a review Jun 2021
12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was in town with friends to go to Fat Duck and check out the area for a long weekend. The River Arts Club was such a charming location run by the nicest couple. The interior and rooms were decorated well and quite comfortable. I also loved the yard by the river with chairs to relax and they offer a honest bar. Breakfast spread was also very good and easy to walk to most places or grab a car. My friends and I are already talking about taking another weekend trip here soon.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mark P wrote a review Jun 2022
Ashford, United Kingdom141 contributions153 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Unconsciously careworn, shabby chic. A grand old building with a picturesque rear lawn down to the Thames, the place exudes relaxed comfort. The artwork throughout the building is fascinating. The honesty bar a nice touch. The rooms are comfortable, fitting around awkward architectural shapes and odd fittings. It's not as convenient as a modern built boxy hotel with designed-from-scratch cookie-cut rooms, but it's all the better for it if you like the idea of somewhere a bit different and quirky. We loved the place. The contintental breakfast was delicious too.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Christoph Martin wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous warm welcome from the first phone call to book to the final goodbye. There is a relaxed, warm ambience that makes you feel both at home and a special guest in a special place. Fabulous hosts who are hidden from view but always there if you need them.

Can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from GrandTour41201
Hello, we normally don't accept children under the age of 8 years old but we do exceptions if children are well behaved . Please be informed that we can add an extra bed only in the the Suite room s.
grecoLiverpool asked a question Feb 2020
liverpool179 contributions114 helpful votes
Do you accept medium size dog?
Answer from Alessandra W
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Good afternoon, unfortunately we have a no pets policy. Best regards.
Answer from Alessandra W
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Hello, we can provide gluten free bread. You do have decaf Nespresso in you rooms, and we can also provide decaf instant coffee for breakfast. We hope this helps. Best regards Iain Williams
Mary L wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The personal attention we received was truly excellent. We had to cancel one room and it was easily done with refund. Lovely people. "
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LiselTravels wrote a tip Oct 2023
Dunnellon, Florida16 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wifi/internet in our en suite did not work, but really, not missed. "
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RubyMae50 wrote a tip Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom156 contributions68 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A Balcony room would be our choice next time But loved small double! perfect"
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Fleetcat wrote a tip Aug 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom2,567 contributions668 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Garden room was a delight."
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Steve O wrote a tip Aug 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The two large rooms on the ground floor have a lovely river view with doors to the garden"
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PRICE RANGE
£185 - £234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandBerkshireWindsor and MaidenheadMaidenhead
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Arts Club
Which popular attractions are close to River Arts Club?
Nearby attractions include Escape3600 ltd (0.7 miles), Maidenhead Heritage Centre (0.7 miles), and The Sounding Arch (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at River Arts Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at River Arts Club?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, extra long beds, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at River Arts Club?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at River Arts Club?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to River Arts Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include Storia Maidenhead, Miyazaki Japanese Restaurant & Takeaway, and Miller & Carter Steakhouse.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at River Arts Club?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to River Arts Club?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. George's Chapel (4.9 miles), Dorney Court (2.0 miles), and All Saints Church (4.6 miles).
Does River Arts Club have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
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