I didn't read any reviews before staying at this hotel and I'm glad I didn't, as I would probably not have booked based on them alone. However having had a great stay I felt compelled to write my own review. Outside appearance clean, well maintained, secluded garden (yes on main road but very little traffic - cars or pedestrians) and barrier controlled car parking - limited so need to book, £15 extra I think. Failing that there is I believe evening and weekend parking available at a small charge about 5 minutes up the road. Reception clean with Wi-Fi, use of pc, seating and toilets. Rooms available after 3pm but they are happy for you to check in and leave luggage before this time. Restaurant and bar was sufficient for size of hotel, and reasonably priced. Rooms are not huge I'll admit but as we were only staying one night they were adequate - very comfortable twin beds, wardrobe, ironing facilities, TV, desk and chair, tea/coffee making facilities and air conditioning. Ensuite bathroom was clean and practical which a decent shower (in bath) with loads of hot water!!! Fluffy white towels and toiletries provided. The included breakfast was buffet style with tea/coffee and toast served to the table. Range of cereals, fruits, yoghurt and cooked breakfast available. Only criticism is there could have been more variety to the breakfast and more selection e.g. only served semi-skimmed milk, no grapefruit juice, only saw scrambled egg (didn't ask if they did poached) etc Checkout was at 11am and again you are able to leave luggage etc if you wish to go around town or visit the castle before heading home. I can thoroughly recommend the Long Walk to the Castle and the very nice man at the gate to the castle, who was happy to talk to us about the Royal family. We even managed to see the Queen as she drove in to the castle to have lunch with the Duke. The hotel is about a 15 minute leisurely walk from the main hub of the town's shops, bars and restaurants and far enough away not to be noisy by tourists milling around. The rooms are on the small side so for a lengthy stay may not be suitable if you have lots of luggage and need large wardrobe space. Only a couple of negative points from me though as follows: Room 8 (first floor) doesn't have a window, just a fire exit door which opens up onto a flat roof/external stair case this meant that you couldn't leave it open at night so although the rooms were air-conditioned we couldn't get fresh air. Not all rooms are like this so ask when booking. However, not being able to leave the door open was probably a blessing as very early on the Sunday morning the planes started landing at nearby Heathrow and we were directly under the flight path (hadn't noticed them the day before). They were every 2 minutes or so and they were loud. Breakfast didn't start till 8 a.m. so I could really have done with a longer lie-in. I suppose it depends on the approach path used on the day - take ear-plugs just in case.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated directly opposite the famous Long Walk is The Royal Adelaide Hotel with its striking royal blue front. Privately owned The Royal Adelaide prides itself with high levels of genuine hospitality and is regarded as a true gem by past guests and tourists. All 43 guest bedrooms feature modern amenities, free view flat screen TV's, full size writing desks, full independently controlled air-conditioning and free WI-Fi. The hotel features a private car park which requires pre booking and a fee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Adelaide Windsor