We booked a two-night stay at the Oakley Court Hotel as we wanted to spend some time visiting the area. We have two young children and were originally quoted a cheaper rate for a double room. Upon calling back to confirm I was told that as we have more than one child we would have to upgrade to a family room for an extra £60. However I was told that we would have a garden view.
The grounds of the hotel are lovely and the approach to the main building is pretty. The old house is elegant but the add-on building looks a little bit like an old people's home. We were given a room in the leisure buidling and we were not given a garden view. The view was of a narrow triangular courtyard. This was a disappointment and we were eventually shown an alternative in the aforementioned care home section but the interior was as old fashioned as the outside and the room much smaller. The good thing about being in the section of the hotle, I imagine, is that you don't have t look at the building you are in.
The leisure club included a gym, swimming pool and sauna. The pool was a fair size and the air temperature warm. There is a hot tub for over 16's too.
The room we had was a long room with a large Queen size bed and a double sofa bed. The bathroom was large and included a bidet.
There is internet access for a charge. Whilst it was a good location for the pool, there are a labrynth of corridors in order to get in and out of building.
We walked around the grounds and down to the river. The hotel lets you hire boats but we did not have time to do this. We did see family go past in one of the smaller hire boats though. They were the only 'traffic' we saw. There are geese and ducks in this area though so bring wellies.
The breakfast was very nice. They had scrabled and fried eggs, sausages, bacon, lovely big mushrooms, tomatoes and hash browns with a good selection of fruit, pastries, cereal, juice, yoghurt, cheese, ham and bread.
Despite the disappointment over the pricing and room view, this hotel met our needs and was well placed for the excursions we planned.
- 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:
- Oakley Court Windsor
- Hotel Oakley Court
- Oakley Court Hotel