We stayed for two nights over the weekend as a rare treat for me and Hubby!
There was in our experience nothing average about the hotel. It was either amazing or awful. Really feel this hotel could be great (and parts of it were) but sadly missed the mark for us in a few areas.
Outside the original hotel is a beautiful building with lots of Movie history, the grounds are truly lovely and very well kept, but the additions to the hotel that were obviously put on in the 70-80's let the total look down.
Inside, again parts of the hotel have been brought up to date and they do the quirky country house look very well - the room we stayed in however looked like a through back to the 80's, all peachy chintzy wallpaper and curtains, heavy wood furniture and non-descript prints.
Pool was great but the changing rooms were appalling.
Golf course was great fun but the clubs we were given were half left handed.
I understand the hotel is going through a period of change so perhaps they will bring it all into line?
As for the service - some of of the staff were excellent and very helpful. Others look like they weren't quite sure what they were supposed to be doing! Eager beavers heading off to fufil our requests but then never coming back and then when a complaint was made, massive and heartfelt apologies, but then again never coming back to sort it....Mmmm.
In summary - be prepared to be wowed and then underwhelmed!
Don't eat in the bar - but do use the bikes to cycle into Windsor, sit on the lawn in the deckchairs, swim in the pool and enjoy the atmosphere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Oakley Court is a quintessential country house. But that's not it... there's more, a lot more. If we said to you a location that's been the setting of many films, with 118 bedrooms, its own polo team and Her Majesty The Queen as a visitor would you believe us? Luckily finding out is easy. Our beautiful location is only a short drive away from London and Heathrow Airport. Whether you're coming for business or pleasure, our rural beauty on the River Thames makes us a real getaway location for those wanting to escape the hectic routine of the city, or just life in general. Our unique history has over time helped to form an exciting character that's distinguished but unspoilt, charming and vibrant. Just kick back and relax, let us pour you a glass of champagne (or two!) - this is your time now, there's no routine here. Cosy, comfortable and luxurious, that's all the important bits you need to know for now. Come and stay, be wined and dined on a set that's created by us and narrated by you to produce an experience that's entirely unique and is yours alone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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