Third time here, and I always find this place a little bland. It's certainly a good hotel, probably just about worth its 4 star AA rating, but it doesn't stand out as particularly special in the way that I would expect a member of the CP range to stand out. The bar and restaurant are good but pricy, and yes there is an excellent fitness center and pool with spa. But overall this hotel seems to lack atmosphere, and appears a little too sterile.
I have to say, the room was excellently appointed with bathroom offering seperate shower and bath. Very comfortable bed and a good standard of housekeeping and cleanliness throughout.
The hotel is some way out of Marlow, so if you're going into town you will be driving or taking a taxi - no shuttle bus in sight, which would probably be a good touch.
Only wired internet in room, which was a problem for me with the iPad, and that is very expensive. The hotel makes a big deal about offerring free internet up to 30 minutes, but as most business travellers would agree I'm sure, you don't get much done in 30 minutes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Crowne Plaza Marlow is a unique design-led hotel close to the River Thames and perfectly located between the M4 and M40motorway providing easy access to Heathrow Airport, Maidenhead & High Wycombe. This Marlow hotel lays great emphasis upon accommodating the needs of both business and leisure guests. With 7 banqueting suites for up to 450 delegates, beautiful grounds and an astonishing lake the hotel offers the right facilities for conferences, meetings, team buildings, private dinners and weddings. Crowne Plaza Marlow is ideally situated for visits to Windsor Castle, Legoland, Oxford & London. Additionally the hotel is only a short distance from Royal Ascot, Windsor Racecourse or Henley Regatta The Quad Club provides exceptional health & fitness facilities just perfect for a Spa break. It also offers a range of beauty treatments & personal training, 18m swimming pool, children's pool and outdoor hot tub overlooking the lake. Crowne Plaza Marlow offers a range of dining options, from the relaxed Agua Cafe & Bar, to our more formal, well known Marlow Restaurant Glaze , providing eclectic cuisine. Our terrace located outside the restaurant and bar provides the perfect setting for eating out on a nice summer day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Marlow
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