We stayed for one night in Cherry (a room in the mews section of the hotel). The main building is very attractive, but the entrance is poorly signed from the car park. Check in was efficient (although the room wasn’t ready for check in at 3pm when supposedly you can check in from 2pm). The staff were very helpful in trying to sort out a booking problem (not one of the hotels making). Free wifi throughout the building was a bonus .
We were moved from the main building to the mews outbuilding. The receptionist warned us that the room was small and it was. The bathroom was a good size. The bath tap ran constantly. The TV was old and had a limited number of TV channels but you could access the internet from it at good speed. The bed was comfortable, nice quality linen, but squeaked every time you moved (it sounded a bit like being on a boat) - and there was only room for one bedside table. My main complaint was the smell - warm and damp (no obvious extractor in the bathroom). There was a very large patch of rising damp in the corner of the room by the desk and the window surround and sill was black with mould. Such a shame. Whilst this isnt a noisy hotel the sound insulation isnt good. We heard people going up and down the stairs well past midnight and were treated to the resident upstairs singing Status Quo's back catalogue followed by a bit of Pink Floyd! till the early hours.
Would we stay here again? absolutely for the money we paid (I was happy with the price I paid which was not rack price).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Impressive Country Mansion with modern extensions set in 16 landscaped acres. The Brasserie Restaurant has been awarded an AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Elcot Park
- Ramada Newbury
- Newbury Ramada
- Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel Berkshire