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“Great Afternoon Tea”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Christopher Hotel

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Christopher Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Eton
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“Great Afternoon Tea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

We didn't stay at this hotel but we had a great afternoon tea in the restaurant. We were obviously hot after walking all around Windsor and the server brought us a pitcher of ice water without being asked then refilled it as soon as it was empty.

We ordered 2 afternoon teas and the server asked how hungry we were because the serving was quite big. She suggested just ordering one and then seeing if we wanted more. We were very impressed by this and one serving was more than enough. We had 8 finger sandwiches (cucumber and salmon), 6 small cakes, 4 scones, jam and cream. It was certainly enough and only cost 14 pounds. Best afternoon tea we had.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

I'd concur with the earlier reviewer that from the outside it seems like a smart boutique hotel but the rooms at the rear may disappoint for more than a one night stay. Avoid Room 12 and the rooms above the courtyard unless you want to be woken by early morning (5.30am) kitchen activity - it sounded like the Muppets' Swedish chef was in action. Food in the bar and breakfast was good and service was friendly but they seemed to struggle with a full hotel. However its location in Eton does offer some tranquillity (and parking) away from busy Windsor, albeit the castle is only a short walk over the pedestrian bridge.

Room Tip: Avoid Room 12 and those above the courtyard.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

Have stayed at The Christopher every June for the last 5 years. It is always good. Excellent location right in the centre and with on site car parking. Rooms clean and of a high standard.
Breakfast good and well stocked. Staff always helpful.
Would not consider anywhere else in Windsor.

Room Tip: Ask for a room along the car park at the back for a quieter night.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Worthing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

We stayed one night and had a lovely room on the second floor of the hotel (Rm 10). From the very start of the stay the staff were fantastic and so welcoming. We eat had an evening meal which was perfectly presented and eat it in the bar as the restaurant was very quiet. Food was fab and very reasonable as the whole meal with wine (bottle) came to £60.

the room was great and the bed very comfortable. NO COMPLAINTs at all. We did not bother with breakfast but from what I saw it looked very good indeed.

If you want a quiet hotel within 5 minutes’ walk to the castle you won’t do better.

Room Tip: If you have mobilty problems go for a room in the court yard as the hotels stairs to the first floo...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

I've used the bar and bistro a few times over the years and they're nice, good food and nice staff. It gives some of the appearance of a boutique hotel, so I thought I'd try it when I had to stay recently. Maybe the rooms in the main building live up to that image, but those in the courtyard are no better than a cheap motel and are frankly overpriced, especially if you pay the extra for breakfast.

Great location though, and free parking and WiFi. My tip if you stay, go to Zero Three cafe just a minute away across the road for a great breakfast.

Room Tip: Main building is expensive but might be better value.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

Excellent location a short walk from Windsor and Eton Riverside Station. Hotel is old coaching inn right on the high street. Seemed quite expensive to me - but I have nothing else in the area to compare it to. Wifi free for business travellers - and they do have powerpoints for European plugs - which impressed me. Sevice is slow in the bar/reception at night but staff are friendly. Continental and English breakfasts are available.
Rooms are modern and comfortable and there's a bar and restaurant. Location seems perfect for Windsor/Eton and there's local parking if hotel lot is full.

Room Tip: My room was fine - beware of large bags though - stairwell is narrow! My room looked over the High...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

Compared to other hotels we stayed at in busy tourist destinations (in England), the room was overpriced, not as clean (filthy carpet), noisy and too warm (A/C not functioning well). Additionally, unlike the other hotels which included breakfast in the rate, we were charged an additional 36 pounds for six slices of toast, a coffee and two teas. Not impressed.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Christopher Hotel

Property: Christopher Hotel
Address: 110 High Street, Eton, Windsor SL4 6AN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Windsor and Maidenhead > Windsor > Eton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Eton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Christopher Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Christopher Hotel, Bar and Grill is a former Coaching Inn dating back to 1711 and recently modernized to a high standard. Situated in the heart of Eton and surrounded by Antique Shops, Art Galleries, Bars and Restaurants and close to the world famous Eton College. There is a choice of 34 well-appointed rooms ranging from Junior Suites, Family Rooms Double bedded rooms and deluxe Singles. Each room has high-speed internet access, laptop safes, power showers, Molton Brown toiletries and some have full air-conditioning. We offer free secure car-parking and free wi-fi in our bar, restaurant and bedrooms.Our meeting room location is ideal for delegates travelling from different areas as we are very close to the M4, M3, M25 and M40 motorways and only 7 miles from Heathrow airport and 20 miles from central London. Suitable for up to 12 delegates, the boardroom has natural daylight and its own small private decked area which can be used as a breakout area for coffee breaks during the warmer weather. Our Windsor meeting room is fully equipped with flipchart, whiteboard, lcd projector, high-speed internet access and telephone lines. We offer competitive day and 24 hours delegate rates. The Christopher Hotel is also perfect for business travellers. The Slough Trading Estate is only 3 miles away and the distance to the Heathrow Airport is 9 miles.Christopher's Bar and Grill offers all day dining with a relaxed informal atmosphere and can be used for private dining or a venue for party lunches or evening functions for a maximum of 50 people. ... more   less 
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