First of all, I wanted to visit Windsor Castle and its surroundings, and based on the mixed reviews I've read I booked here; however, I only learned (albeit) too late that this hotel is NOT close to Windsor Castle. In fact you'll have to pay £8-10 for a cab to get to Windsor. Windsor Castle is not a 15-minute walk from this hotel - it is approx 4km away!
There is no train station nearby (that refers to Holiday Inn Express Slough), no shopping malls, or proper restaurants. However, the friendly staff were happy to show us maps (printed from Google maps with hard to read directions) on how we can walk to the nearest train station so we can get to Windsor. We opted for a cab (£10) to go visit the castle. After visiting the castle, we found the surroundings there more pleasant, and worthwhile, that we checked out the same day (barely 2 hours in our room). However, we paid for a full night's stay including an extra £50 for cancelling our second night.
I'm sorry to say the location for this hotel is just terrible for tourists. If you're stopping over for the night in between flights, it's a fantastic location - less than 15 minutes to Heathrow Airport.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Holiday Inn Slough Windsor is set in the heart of the Thames Valley, less than 20 miles from central London, convenient for the M25 and Heathrow. The hotel, located at Jct 6, M4 is near to Windsor Castle and Legoland Windsor. Add to this Eton, Ascot and Windsor Race Courses, then the hotel is the ideal base for your stay. Holiday Inn Slough Windsor offers a warm welcome, outstanding service and friendly staff. With 150 air-conditioned bedrooms, offering ensuite bath and shower, high speed internet access (chargeable), pillow menu and some rooms have a view of Windsor Castle. This friendly hotel offers Kids Stay and Eat Free and whether for breakfast or dinner, the Holiday Inn Slough Windsor's Brasserie offers a range of international cuisine or choose the bar where light meals and snacks are available, as well as being an ideal place for informal meetings. The Holiday Inn Slough Windsor is well located for Slough Trading Estate, Thames Valley Business Parks and Green Park. The hotel has 4 meeting rooms for up to 40 delegates, all with wireless internet, natural daylight and air conditioning. With easy access to the M4, M25 and Heathrow, the hotel is ideal for business meetings. More guests choose the Holiday Inn Slough Windsor because we offer a great night's sleep, great value breakfast and priority club rewards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Slough-Windsor Hotel Slough
- Holiday Inn Windsor Berkshire
- Slough Holiday Inn