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Carnarvon Arms

Winchester Road | Whitway, Newbury RG20 9LE, England
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Ranked #14 of 19 Newbury B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Sam B Crawley, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were a group of three couples, arriving in very good humour, and keen to enjoy a two day break and sample some fine cuisine. We were a little perturbed to find there was no reception point and to have to wait for 30 minutes in the bar area, surrounded by our luggage, until a member of the restaurant staff... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Like many others we decided to try out The Canarvan Arms regardless of the bad reviews, we wanted to judge it for ourselves and were pleasantly surprised! The staff are very friendly and helpful and we did not feel judged at all for buying a Groupon deal. The room was clean and modern and a nice size, the bathroom was... More

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I, seasoned travellers in our 60s both agree that staying at this Hotel was perhaps one of our biggest mistakes ever made. We took advantage of a 'Groupon Offer' which gave us a midweek break for 2 nights with breakfast, and 3 course dinner on both nights. Where to start? Our "Standard Double" room was a joke;... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the reviews about Carnarvon Arms we tried to stay optimistic! But unfortunately the reviews were true. The room we stayed in had stains over the carpet, dirty marks on the wall the TV was covered with dust, no remote control for the TV. Complete lack of attention to detail throughout the room and en suite, dirty taps on... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very dissapointed - food just not what you expect, more pub grub than anything else. W e had to have chips with everything, tried to swop to new potatoes or salad but they dont have anything else. Staff were great but not enough of them, overworke and running around like mad. Rooms are very tired and need a complete facelift.... More

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Devon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed here for 1 night as we had tickets to see the Battle Proms as nearby Highclere Castle. I booked the hotel primarily for the location as we wanted to be able to walk to the venue & in that regard it was perfect. Our room was OK, room 6, but a mixed bag really. The bad was fantastically... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at the Carnarvon Arms this evening fro my husbands birthday. The service was poor. we had about a half hour wait between starters & main courses. When the main courses did arrive my lamb was luke warm. The waitress did offer to take it back, but I was so fed up with waiting I said I would eat... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights. Quirky little place, room on ground floor, rather small, but fine for couple of nights, all clean with everything we needed and quiet. The hotel did seem a little short of staff and we were slightly surprised that the room was not attended to after our first night, bed not made nor room cleaned etc.... More

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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We disembarked the QM2 at Southampton and went directly to Highclere Castle (aka Downton Abbey). We asked our driver to suggest somewhere close by for Sunday lunch and he brought us to the Carnarvon Inn located very nearby the exit drive from the castle. The inn has all the charm one would hope for. The dining room has vaulted ceilings... More

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Middleham, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In 25 years of coming to the Newbury area on business i have yet to find a truly excellent hotel. However, if this lot keep their prices down, they will continue to flourish. Marco PW is the 5th management that I have enjoyed/endured. I use plenty of other places but do keep coming back - on price and convenience. There... More

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Address: Winchester Road | Whitway, Newbury RG20 9LE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Newbury
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Our Grade II listed building was built in the 1800s as a coaching inn providing a stop off for travellers to nearby Highclere Castle, home to the present Lord and Lady Carnarvon. It is now beautifully renovated offering a stunning dining room with a high vaulted ceiling, a thriving friendly bar, 23 stylish bedrooms and private meeting room facilities. With our focus on great service and quality food in stunning but informal surroundings, the Carnarvon Arms is the perfect place to meet whether for a quick lunch, a delicious evening meal, private party, conference, meeting, wedding or a relaxing weekend away. ... more   less 
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