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“Tired and dated” 2 of 5 stars
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The Lawn Guest House
2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   6 Boyn Hill Avenue, Maidenhead SL6 4ER, England   |  
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Ranked #7 of 17 Maidenhead B&B and Inns
Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Tired and dated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We have just come back from a stay in this B&B The rooms are very tired and dated none of the furniture matches and the carpet was ripped in our room.I found it personally a depressing place to stay but that is just my opinion. It is situated well for the town and the trains.I dont know the prices in the area but we felt it was expensive for what it was,given we saw a hotel in Eton for £60 per night I would not stay at this place again or recommend to friend

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Alcester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Given that this Guest House has 'Certificate of Excellence 2012 from Trip Advisor' on the front door we were expecting a good stay - how disappointed we were.! We stayed in room 2 which had a filthy headboard, cracked floor tiles in the bathroom and mould between shower tiles. Mismatching furniture some of which had melamine edging strips broken/missing. Room badly in need of redecorating. Dining room clean but décor in a time warp.
Breakfast was OK but not enough room for all guests so 2 poor folk had to wait.
Not up to 21st century standards. We paid £70 - too expensive for this.

Room Tip: Room 2 very poor
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Large attractive Victoria building with parking space. Larger than average room for B&B or hotel, with wifi and television, nothing fancy, plain and simple not particularly attractive but functional.

Meet and greet staff member was very helpful and friendly as was the morning breakfast server. Breakfast was good and included fresh fruit salad, with a range of tasty fruits, much nicer than the tinned stuff often served even in 3 and 4 star hotels. Full breakfast presented and cooked well.

Not outstanding in any way but very good value for a night or two.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I wasnt expecting much but needed a place to rest our heads, 3 of us all adults,had a really good nights sleep and the owners where very accommodating, they allowed us to have breakfast early even though it was a bank holiday. Don't expect the Ritz and you wont be disappointed. We had room 4, this was a large room with ample space for 3 adults, The carpet in the room needed a vacuum and the wallpaper needed a lick of paint,but the en-suite was clean, the sheets pristine, fresh milk was delivered, the flat screen tv a good size for the room. The beds where comfy and unusually I slept well even though I was in a strange bed.
I will certainly use them again; £70 for 3 adults, a good nights sleep in a quiet room and a good breakfast, what more can you ask for.

Room Tip: room 4 was lovely, sunny and quiet,plenty of room for 3 adults
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thames Valley
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This has to be one of the quirkiest and yet most comfortable places we've stayed in! The building itself is a Victorian style, detached dwelling in a very well thought of area of Maidenhead. It is convenient for the railway station with services to London and Oxford which makes this a very good base for exploring the area around. It is also close to Cliveden which is a "must see" if you are in the area. There is convenient parking at the front of the building.

There are many original features, check out the sensational skirting board in the dining room, and there is an atmostphere that you are entering someone's home rather than business. We were made very welcome as soon as we arrived and were offered information of where breakfast would be and also some suggestions of where we could go to have an evening meal locally. It was a nice touch that we were asked when we wanted breakfast, rather than being told when it could be served to us. When we had breakfast we were very pleased with it. There was a more than adequate selection of cereals and orange juice to which we helped ourselves. We were offered the cooked breakfast as we sat down and when it arrived it was obviously freshly cooked with excellent quality ingredients and, most importantly, a fried egg which was not too greasy. There was a choice of white or brown toast which was much appreciated.
Our room was scrupulously clean and the bed very comfortable. There was wi-fi available had we needed it. Joy of joys - there was an ensuite bathroom and it was so nice to have the choice of using a shower or the bath. It has to be the biggest ensuite we have ever had in a guest house rather than a hotel and the clean white towels seemed very special in the sophisticated black and white decor with a very turn of the century feel.
The furnishing and decor is clean and tidy with a selection of furniture which mostly matches in the rooms. The addition of a fridge in our room we could see would be very useful for a future visit - especially if going up to Borough Market - as we could keep items fresh overnight. We liked the sense of "retro-chic" which the variety of furniture brought to the place. It made the place homely, which is the adjective which most sums this place up.
The handwash in the bathroom was welcome - some shower gel would have given just a little touch of more luxury. We liked the hodge-podge of furniture, but not everyone would appreciate it. People booking here need to remember this is a guest house rather a full blown hotel and their expectations, especially for breakfast, need to be set accordingly. As a guest house, it is the best we've stayed in and better than some supposedly up-market hotels. If anyone could find better value than this to stay in the Windsor/Maidenhead area we would be amazed and we will certainly be going back.

Room Tip: We found a room at the side of the house was quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The room was clean and comfortable, the bed extremely so. However, inpossible to lower room heat to comfortable level.
However there was a complete lack of service at breakfast. No menu presented - no choices offered for toast (brown or white), choice restricted to 5/6 cereals. No fruits, yoghurts, etc. Cooked plate presented in a basic and simplistic way - eggs were not on toast as requested. Coffee was help yourself - no enquiry if other dirink was prefered. And with disappearance of waitress, a wait of 10 minuted to request more toast was eventually abandoned. And ultimately no interest as to whether the customer had been comfortable or satisfied.
The greatest advantage of this guesthouse is its close convenience to the centre of Maidenhead, particularly for pedestrians.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We arrived at the guesthouse for a three day stay this December. My husband and I and two children (15 and 19). We all stayed in the most gorgeous room that was spacious and cosy at the same time. The owners went out of their way to make us comfortable - including confiming train availablity for our next stop. Breakfast was wonderful too - accommodating a special request or improvising where they could. I wish we could have stayed here longer (three nights) as we felt rested and spoilt when we left.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6 Boyn Hill Avenue, Maidenhead SL6 4ER, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Windsor and Maidenhead > Maidenhead
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Maidenhead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Lawn Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A large victorian house located in center of Maidenhead.A large parking area (up to 10 vehicles) adds to the convenience. Full en-suite rooms available as well as large family rooms.Lawns Guest House is positioned in the centre of Maidenhead, and is a 5-minute walk to the town centre or railway station.The Lawns is a 10-minute drive from 2, 3-Michelin star restaurants. The Fat Duck, owned by Heston Blumenthal., and The Waterside Inn owned by the Roux Family.The Lawns is also only a 10 minute Car drive to Dorney Lake.Dorney Lake is set in 400 acres of parklands, and is scheduled to hold the 2012 Olympic Rowing events.Lawns Guest House rooms all feature free 40MBS Fibre Optic Wi-Fi, Flat Screen LED TV, and tea/coffee making facilities. Most rooms also have a private bathroom. Free all-day parking is available.Ascot Racecourse, Windsor and Legoland are 15 minutes by car, and London can be reached by train in 20 minutes from Maidenhead railway station. The guesthouse is only a 12 miles from Heathrow Airport. The Lawns is within easy reach of the M4, M40 and M25, providing quick and excellent access to Slough, Oxford, Reading, Windsor, Eton, Henley and High Wycombe. ... more   less 
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