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The Bakehouse Guest House
Ranked #1 of 21 Maidenhead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
West Sussex, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
“Top rated for good reason”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

Laurent sounds nice on the 'phone, and when I arrived, there's a warm greeting. The Bakehouse is in a quiet residential street 15 minutes walk from the town centre, and is completely tranquil.

My superior room upstairs has a king sized bed- incredibly comfortable and a nicely sized shower. Plenty of hanging and cupboard space, real coat hangers. Secure parking behind the property. Wifi is fast and free. The password is a great example of Laurent's sense of humour. You'll have to stay to find out.... Note that the standard rooms are a bit smaller and not all have ensuite bathrooms.

Laurent doesn't advertise, and he doesn't have to, because he has the secret of a great b&b: get the small details right. Here's my list - and I'm sure I've missed things out: Breakfast has good quality sausages and bacon; Laurent cooks for you in the large kitchen as you chat across the big table. The cupboards contain an iron, ironing board. Blackout blinds as well as curtains on the windows so if you like to sleep in you won't be woken by the light outside. Proper bottles of shampoo and shower gel instead of soppy sachets. A decent teapot that doesn't drip all over the place. Even your name on the napkin ring.

B&Bs don't come better than this.

Room Tip: Superior rooms worth the extra, but stay anyway.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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laurent p, Owner at The Bakehouse Guest House, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Hello Andrew
Thank you very much for such a comprehensive and generous review of The Bakehouse. I am glad you did enjoy your stay and hope to be able to welcome you back when you are next in Maidenhead.
Best regards, Laurent
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Odenton, Maryland
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

My wife and I stayed again last weekend at The Bakehouse on a visit to our daughter's family in Maidenhead. Laurent is a superb host and the room is spotless with a fine hot shower and a very firm mattress on the bed. Laurent's breakfast is always up to the finest standards, whether he makes eggs or omelets. His French-press coffee is a wonderful starter for the day. The B&B is in a residential neighborhood just three blocks from our daughter's house and is quiet and much more restful than any hotels on major roadways. We have stayed several times over the past three years and look forward to future stays when we visit Maidenhead.
A grateful thank-you to Laurent for allowing us to stay at a time he normally does not have guests because of the holidays.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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laurent p, Owner at The Bakehouse Guest House, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Michael and Kathleen
Thank you for your kind review. it is always a pleasure to welcome you back at The Bakehouse. I am looking forward to more good times and breakfasts with you both when you next come to visit.
Have a super 2014!
Kind regards
Laurent
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auchterarder, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2013

What a warm and hospitable welcome I received. As a regular buisness traveller I had experienced yet another long flight delay. Laurent offered to cook me a meal on my arrival as the local restaurants were closed. Accompanied by a glass of wine, convivial company, not to mention a spotless room and a cooked to order breakfast - this was a 'home from home' experience that makes staying away so much more pleasurable. I would not hesitate to recommend staying at the Bakehouse and intend using it as my base in Maidenhead in future.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank ejohnst9
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laurent p, Owner at The Bakehouse Guest House, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Dear Elaine
Thank you very much for your kind comments and matching score to the words. I am glad you've enjoyed your stay and appreciated the level of service provided at The Bakehouse.
May I take this opportunity to wish you a very happy New Year and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Kind regards, Laurent
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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Very welcoming B&B, good home cooked breakfast and lovely soft towels. The room was spotlessly clean and the owner is very friendly and helpful. Secure, off road parking. Guests were all professional, business guests.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Thank lizking11
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laurent p, Owner at The Bakehouse Guest House, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Hello Liz
Thank you for having taken the time to review The Bakehouse.
Have a lovely Christmas and see you next year.
Laurent
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2013

The facilities are very good and I would recommend The Bakehouse as it has a charming 'home from home' feeling and Laurent makes you feel very welcome. It is not far from the town centre and train station yet the accommodation is very quiet and peaceful. Excellent accommodation.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank Stella B
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laurent p, Owner at The Bakehouse Guest House, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Dear Stella
Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you did enjoy your stay and you found The Bakehouse to be homely. I am looking forward to welcoming you back when you next visit Maidenhead.
Best wishes
Laurent
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Malta
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3 reviews
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

On arrival was a great drive from London Heathrow terminal 4. Taxi service was good and cost £25. Upon arrival at guest house had a quick chat with owner and a friend of his Michael. Both owner and Michael great persons,seems we never wanted to go to our rooms to sleep as we had a good conversation on Malta.the guesthouse is simply perfect would recommend it and its good for business travelers coming up in this area. You have no regrets,good customer service and very helpful.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thank NattyMalta
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laurent p, Owner at The Bakehouse Guest House, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Hello Neil
Thank you for having taken the time to review the Bakehouse. Neil, Michael is one of the regulars but I suppose you can refer to him as a friend too :) .
For your benefit and of prospective guests, if you contact me next time you need a taxi from the airport, I will give you the details of a company charging £20.00 to collect from Heathrow but more importantly, the driver will not spend all the journey time on his mobile phone whilst driving!
I am looking forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Maidenhead.
Best regards
Laurent
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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed November 8, 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Bakehouse in June while on business in Maidenhead. Laurent provides a first class accommodation. The breakfast and room are both excellent.
Thank you Laurent for making us so welcome.
Highly recommended!!
Best wishes
Bernadette and David

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank weddingphotographers
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laurent p, Owner at The Bakehouse Guest House, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Hello Bernadette and David
Good to hear from you both and thank you for your kind review. I hope we will have the opportunity to meet again should come back to this area.
Best regards
Laurent
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Property: The Bakehouse Guest House
Address: 31 Wellington Road, Maidenhead SL6 6DH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Windsor and Maidenhead > Maidenhead
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Maidenhead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Previously a bakery in the early 1900s, The Bakehouse Guest House provides modern accommodation in Maidenhead's quiet residential area of St Marks. You will enjoy a small oasis of tranquillity only 15 minutes walk from both Maidenhead town centre and the railway station.Mainly catering for business people, The Bakehouse Bed and Breakfast is within a short commutable distance to Slough, Windsor, Bracknell and High Wycombe. It is also within easy reach of the popular tourist centres of Windsor, Henley on Thames, Cookham, Marlow and Ascot.Owned and managed by ex-hotelier Laurent Petas M.I.H., The Bakehouse concentrates on offering comfortable accommodation with quality pocket sprung beds, quality bathrooms with power showers and a cooked breakfast prepared healthily, making this guest house an ideal place to stay. ... more   less 
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