I recently stayed at the royal standard guest house in june - i attended the royal ascot meeting - i was a solo traveller.
My stay at the royal standard was a very pleasing one - i was in a the single room - there was enough space for 1 person, with ensuite, televsion, no probs with the viewing. there was also tea nd coffee making facilties in the room, these were added each day, so you never ran out - inc milk - sugars. Whilst i was there the owner showed me a double room - which was spacious - very clean as was my room. this double room had a flat screen tv in..mine didn't - not compalining as i was hardly in my room. i have read a few reports that people wouldnt go back as this place is dirty, i wouldnt say that, it just need a lick of paint, the owners are very busy withing this hotel, i spoke in lenght one morning, he's a very confident ambtious guy, im sure they will get there sooner rather than later....For the money and value i would not put anyone off from staying here at all!!. if you want 5 star accomadation you pay for it. . The breakfast is lovely!! ..its served from 7am until 8.30 am. you have a choice of cereals..think it was around 7 differnet choice's - a variety of fuits to choose from. includind tea and coffee and fresh orange juice that you can help your self too - like i did as i was so very thirsty after a day and night at the races at ascot. The cooked breakfast was very very nice - 2 rashes of bacon - 1 sausage - ash brown - egg - beans - fresh tomatoe - toast. The gardens that the royal standard guest house are huge! great views - i read my paper outside most mornings whilst i smoked, as you cant smoke inside, but you can in the gardens, which was great for me been a smoker. virgina water is only a very small place - there is limited places to drink - alcohol, there is a fine restaurant not too far from the train station, for which is a 10 minute stroll from the royal standard guest house. there is a public house caled the rose and crown which is a 20 min walk from the royal standard, which serves lovely food. The royal standard guest house was in great position for me - easy walking distance to the shops, train station which i used ever day to attend the royal meeting, it only took 14 mins from virginia water to ascot - which was excellent. The owners are very freindly - i would definatly be going back again for the royal ascot meeting in 2009!!. One thing they really need to do...is provide internet access in all rooms - hope they can arrange this for the next time i arrive. see you both next year! Mark Davies - from west yorkshire.
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