We stayed last week on a two-day family break to Legoland. At the risk of boring everyone who is reading the reviews of this hotel, I'm afraid I have to agree with the vast majority of what's already been written here. We were taken with the lovely grounds that greeted us on driving up to the hotel. Then we saw the blocks of Travelodge-style accommodation lurking round the corner. We were directed to the North block on checking in and wearily hiked along the miles of corridors that other reviewers have mentioned. The room itself was generally fine, it was clean and modern. There was some gaffer tape holding the bathroom door lock together. I would have thought it would be more thoughtful to replace the lock. My oldest son had a sofa bed which he found really uncomfortable. Our double bed wasn't much better. My youngest son, a toddler, had been off colour all day and we really had a job to keep him cool due to the hot weather and insufficient ventilation in the room. The fan provided wasn't good enough.
The evening meal was in a restaurant that we were packed into, sardine-like. We had the choice of a limited a la carte or an expensive buffet, we chose the latter. The children's food was the usual breaded options and I think it had been there a good while as it was like rubber. Needless to say, we didn't hang around too long and ate elsewhere on our second night. We had breakfast on our first morning in the same restaurant and the food was good. However, the second morning was a different story as we were herded to a conference room due to the restaurant being full and to say the whole set-up was badly organised is an understatement. There was a distinct feeling of being abandoned and just left to get on with it as there didn't seem to be any staff! There was very little clearing of tables, crockery and glassware kept on running out, and cereals and juices were not regularly replenished. We checked out, feeling annoyed with what we felt was the hotel's lack of desire to provide a comfortable, guest-oriented and value-for-money experience for all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In picturesque Windsor, lies the historic and unique Beaumont Estate: an inspirational estate offering a luxurious family hotel, a stunning wedding location, along with being a leading conference venue, all set in spectacular and extensive grounds with 414 bedrooms. Our leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool and gym, along with squash and tennis courts open to all of our guests aged 2-12. During the holidays, The Beaumont Bears Club offers a wide range of facilities ideal for helping to keep the kids entertained; a movie room, indoor activity room, outdoor adventure play area, and much more. The Restaurant offers an extensive buffet or A La Carte Menu and we also have the Tempus Bar & Grill which is open daily from 12pm offering a more casual dining experience. Located just 3 miles from Windsor Castle with Wentworth, Legoland, Thorpe Park and Ascot all under 15 minutes away. The M25, M4 and M3 motorways are within easy reach, London can be accessed by train within 20 minutes with the nearest train station is 5 minutes away. Heathrow Airport is only 15 minutes away by car, Gatwick Airport can also reached within 40 minutes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beaumont House Hotel Old Windsor
- Beaumont Hotel Old Windsor
- Beaumont House Windsor
- De Vere Beaumont Estate Old Windsor, Berkshire