Stayed at this hotel for a wedding, and for the spirit of things booked their "Bridal suite". Well in advance it seemed like a good deal. Turned out to be Bates motel...
The hotel front is a tribute to Sovjet Union architecture (as stated by others earlier), but the inside is a tad better.
The hotel website states that their suites come with two rooms - 158 only has an alcove. Seating area had plenty of seating, but no coffee table or similar. Drinks on the floor, anyone? Furthermore, promised two closets was only one and the front desk tried to charge for morning papers which are supposed to be complimentary for this category. According to the front of house webpages are done by US marketing team and the actual hotel has no control over the content. Really? So who is responsible for false advertising?? Judging from this experience nobody.
The desk in the alcove had no lighting, so working or doing your make-up is a no-go. Welcome bridezilla! And the the view from your bridal suite comes with a brick wall and an A/C unit. Surely to make any new bride to ovulate....
Room was clean, bathroom was spacious and the wifi worked ok. Sticker on the bathroom wall advises you to use the bath mat and the shower curtain. Neither placed in the bathroom, so I wonder what is the point with this info?
Bar and breakfast room staff friendly and keep things tidy. Breakfast fairly basic, so only visited on the first morning even if it was included both nights. Bar area was at times a bit noisy when mums and dads where more focused on their refreshments rather than their offsprings.
According to staff four stars. According to me? We must be singing from a different star rating hymn sheet....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Maidenhead-Windsor,M4 Jct 8/9 combines an excellent range of facilities for both business and leisure travellers, including WiFi, High Speed Internet Access. 197 fully air conditioned, non smoking bedrooms, restaurant, bar, lounge, Spirit Health Club with swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room and gymnasium. The Holiday Inn Maidenhead-Windsor M4 Jct 8/9 is a perfect venue for Meetings and Events with a large selection of Suites catering for up to 400 delegates and also holds a civil license for Weddings and Civil Partnerships. The hotel is an ideal Legoland hotel and is close to Windsor Castle, Windsor Theatre, Dorney Lake and Henley Regatta, as well as Historic areas such as Marlow and Oxford within easy driving distance. Located at Jct 8/9 of the M4 and Jct 4 of the M40, with easy links to the M25. The Holiday Inn Maidenhead-Windsor M4 Jct 8/9 is situated within 1 mile of Vanwall Business Park and Maidenhead Business Park and just 25 miles from Wembley Stadium, the hotel also offers free parking. Kids Stay & Eat Free* 5 ground floor accessible bedrooms, accessible parking and all public areas are situated on the ground floor.*Terms and Conditions apply. ... more less
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