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De Vere Alexandra House
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wroughton
Reigate, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
77 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable and good location”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

We needed somewhere to stay easily accessible from the M4 after a day at work ready for a tour of Highgrove late morning.

The hotel is a conference/ training centre, but as an alternative to a Days Inn or Travelodge there is no competition.

The rooms are very comfortable and clean, it is set in a quiet location and if we had had more time we could have used the gym and pool.

The breakfast is the usual buffet style, and a slight problem with the waitress's english who took my ham and cheese omelette order to be cheese and onion, but it was was very well cooked!

Not sure we'd use it for more than passing through but excellent value for a very comfortable room.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Lovely location in rural Wiltshire. The bedrooms are clean and newly decorated. Nothing amazing but certainly ok. Bath could be bigger. And the toiletries aren't great.
The restaurant choices for lunch are fairly standard. They seem to like the word 'panache'. A panache of vegetables. A panache of fish. Just means mixed!
Evening meal ok. Plenty of food available.
My biggest gripe is that in the whole place there isn't proper coffee. It is all Nescafé instant machines. Yuck. . Not a coffee bean to be seen. Shame. Two days and no coffee. Next time I will bring my own cafetiere.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Decided to have a 'chill-out' weekend at Alexandra House. The hotel is set in acres of land and has lovely rooms with good facilities. We looked at various sites to get a good deal and found an offer that was 50% off the hotel web site rate!
The staff were pleasant and helpful and the leisure facilities were excellent.
Just a couple of negatives, if you are sitting in the lounge / bar area there is a constant stream of people dragging cases through the area to get to their rooms. (I don't quite understand the design of this part of the hotel).
Secondly, to get to anywhere (for a meal) an expensive taxi ride is required. (Malborough / Swindon).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Comfortable hotel more suited to the business users. Room was an executive which was well equipped and clean but was a long walk from reception, the hotel is spread over quite a large area!
No problems with the stay, staff friendly, bar and restaurant fine.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is quite new and in excellent condition. They are very dog friendly and there is lots of green space around the hotel, so great for us with our dog. The room was nice, although the bed was not brilliant, and the tv system is not the most sophisticated. We didn't use the pool but it looked good and there was a games room too. The breakfast was excellent, with one of the freshest cooked breakfast buffets we've experienced. Highly recommended.

Stayed March 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Good all round hotel. The main selling point is the staff. Friendly and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Food was good at breakfast and dinner. Small selection of drinks in the bars and they don't do cocktails. A little out of the way but worth a visit if you are going to be in Swindon. The room we were in was a little noisy when other guests were returning to their rooms. One of our friends was disturbed by a delivery early on Saturday morning. Get a room on the first floor if possible.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

A colleague and I stayed in a twin room for one night. The setting is lovely and first impressions of hotel and room were good. Room was comfortable, but cold when we arrived. It took a while to warm up. The lounge and restaurant were pleasant and food good. Drinks expensive.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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RayMckibben, General Manager at De Vere Alexandra House, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Dear Amanda

thank you for taking the time to go onto the trip advisor website and give us your comments.
It's an absolute pleasure to read your comments, I printed them off today and shared them with the team and morning lineup. It certainly put a smile on all our faces.

The team do work very hard to get things right and its feedback like that which makes all our efforts to go the extra mile so worthwhile.

Thanks once again and we look forward to welcome you back to Alexandra house.

Kind regards

Ray and the team
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Additional Information about De Vere Alexandra House

Property: De Vere Alexandra House
Address: Alexandra House Whittingham Drive, Wroughton, Swindon SN4 0QJ, England (Formerly Alexandra House)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon > Wroughton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wroughton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — De Vere Alexandra House 4*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alexandra House is a modern contemporary hotel, boasting 152 en-suite bedrooms and banqueting, wedding and meeting space for up to 250 people across 22 bespoke spaces, ideally located just 5 minutes from junction 15, M4 motorway. For business guests we are perfectly situated in Wroughton, overlooking Swindon within easy reach (5 mins. drive) to Nationwide - Pipers Way head office, Windmill Hill and Blagrove business parks, home to companies such as Openwork, RWE, BP Castrol, Nokia Siemens, MAN truck and Catalent. Set in 20 acres of landscaped grounds within the beautiful Cotswold countryside, this Wiltshire hotel is a fantastic choice for the discerning leisure visitor, close to an array of world-class locations including Avebury & Stonehenge World Heritage Site, Longleat Safari Park, the Roman Spa city of Bath, Lacock village, home to Lacock Abbey where Harry Potter was filmed, McArthur Glen outlet shopping village and the start of the ‘Ridgeway’, an ancient Iron-Age track, which is possibly the oldest road in Europe. Stone Age man once walked along its route - not only long before the likes of Stonehenge came into being, but even before Britain was an island! ... more   less 
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