Needing to stay in Maidenhead overnight and arriving by rail this was very conveniently close to the station. Their website said that it had been refurbished but it is what it is - a budget hotel; but in this instance a really quite good one. Smart and very clean and it was warm and comfortable.
Despite not being a 'full service hotel', the staff were friendly and helpful, helping to arrange a taxi and providing a basic but good breakfast. There is a simple bar facility, which was a smart and well-presented area and gave the place a one-step-up appeal over some of the more functional similar places. The young man in charge in the morning was chatty and personable and added a bit of character; doing his bit to provide good hospitality. Being used to the Travelodge brand, they can provide some variation in what they provide. This was much better than the norm. If it's the shape of things to come, they are moving in the right direction.More