We stayed here over a long weekend to go to the races at Newbury. Would have liked a place nearer the town/racecourse but The Crown was all that was left. It was the luckiest thing I did as I picked a load of donkeys at the races!
All the staff I met were genuinely friendly - not the manufactured way you sometimes get in hotels. It felt like a privately owned place and I didn't know until told on the last night that there are more hotels in the chain.
Great decor throughout and all very tastefully done. Comfy bed and double width shower.
Patio is a good place to have a couple of drinks as it is a suntrap. We had a couple of meals and the food was good quality.
The cab fares to Newbury were £25-£30 but I still spent less than I would have getting a hotel closer to town. I would thoroughly recommend this place. Enjoy!More