After driving 200 miles from Manchester and working on a nearby construction site all day I was shattered. I drove up to the building and it looked impressive. I thought 'this looks like a nice place to stay' Things started to go downhill as I walked through the door. The reception desk was about 2 feet tall so I had to kneel on the floor to write down my particulars. I also FOOLISHLY paid for my room upfront (I am sure this is a tactic they use for first timers.....) One of the receptionists was spitting chewing gum into a tissue and on her mobile phone.
I was told where my room was (not offered an escort or porter even though I had loads of luggage). The room was nice but the bathroom fan was noisy and the toilet seat nearly falling off. Went to hang my coat up. No coat hooks. Looked for a desk or table to put my lap top on. NO desk/table, had to use the rickety phone stand.
I tried to connect to the WIFI but it failed to work, Called reception and they said they would fix it and would be working in 5 minutes. It wasn’t! This happened 3 times and in the end I figured it was never going to work, so I gave up calling reception. Therefore I was unable to any work that night.
I thought then I should have a bath. NO HOT WATER. I phoned reception and they said they would send a man down. After 30 minutes still no man. Phoned again told the same and you guessed it 30 minutes later still no man…….. Decided just to have a cold wash in the end….nice!!
I decided to go out to Windsor in the evening and before leaving I bumped into the duty manager. I asked him if he could guarantee there would be hot water in the morning. He said that he couldn’t guarantee it!!!
I went out for a few drinks and came back to my room a few hours later, only to be woken throughout the night by people outside my ground floor window and noisy people in the corridor and adjoining rooms. The walls are paper thin.
Woke up in the morning feeling crap and needed a shower. NO HOT WATER. I felt like trashing the place because I was so disgusted by the lack of hotel basics. Had breakfast, dry bacon, over cooked scrambled eggs, in-edible mushrooms and mushy baked beans, yuk. The tea was nice though. I left that morning never to return again. Anybody reading this please please do not stay there unless you have to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baylis house is a Grade one listed building situated within 4 acres of landscaped gardens. The historic hotel has modern conferencing and banqueting facilities and newly added luxury rooms. Located just a few minutes walk from the city center it is also only a 5 mins drive from M4, M25 and A40. Ample parking, air-conditioned rooms and an award winning on site restaurant help in meeting the expectations of discerning travellers. Friendly staff will ensure you have a relaxing stay. Join our group of regular guests for free room upgrades and inclusive deals. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baylis House Hotel Slough
- Baylis Hotel Slough