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“Good location and friendly staff”
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Chequers Hotel
Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Newbury
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Good location and friendly staff”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Stayed here a few times during the last week in October.
Staff were friendly and accommodating.

Rooms decorated fine - all amenities fine, bed comfortable.

Yes - to confirm another reviewers point, parts of the hotel ( stairwells ) were dated, but the rest ( most customer facing areas looks pretty modern decor and much to my taste.

Didn't stop for the breakfast so cant comment there, but it smelt very nice every time I came past.

In my honest opinion, I think the price is sometimes a little high (I haven't paid the same rate twice ), and each time it's gone up a little.

My first night was £59, when I stay this week it will be £72 (same night).
Am staying again.....

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Bristol
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We had stayed here before in the main building which was ok so decided to book again. This time we were in one of the out buildings and not a good experience. Staff were lovely on check-in but as our room was not ready they allocated another, wish we had waited!
The floorboards were extremely creaky on every inch of the floor. Room was extremely hot due to a scolding towel rail in the bathroom which you couldn't turn down/off. Got up in the middle of the night to get a glass of water and hot was coming out both taps and cloudy so instead decided to drink cold kettle water! Shower was no good in the morning, very sharp and not hot. We decided not to complain as in the morning there was nothing that could be done about this, but will not stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on business for three nights as other local hotels fully booked. The hotel is in need of refurbishment as the public areas are really tired and worn. The stairways have carpet that is down to the lining and walls cracked and need painting. The bedrooms are clean and tidy, however the floors are noisy as is the sound of people walking past the rooms at all hours. Fire alarm testing (At least that's all I can put it down to) for two nights at nine pm and 22:45 is annoying to say the least.
Would not recommend.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Stayed 2 nights for business and chose the hotel for the location. The bedroom was very hot but faced onto the main road and was noisy enough with the window shut. Breakfast was ok but the service was very slow. The decor in my room was very dated and the bathroom was very old and grubby and the shower didn't work properley. One of the towells was really dirty(must've been used to clean a car), the reception staff were apologetic and changed it. The bar is not manned so if you want a drink then you have to go and find someone, they get your drink and disappear again. I won't be back

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Nelson, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2013

stayed one night to break journey to southampton to pick up a cruise.the car park is massive,our room was much better than expected and overlooked the main street.the hotel was excellent value although some of the public areas needed a clean up and a new coat of paint(stairways).this is our only gripe.the restaurant and meal slection was very good.as an ex-rep who has stayed in many hotels i would rate the breakfast as one of the best i have ever had (and the service was first rate). we found newbury to be a good shopping centre with a friendly atmosphere. we would not hesitate to book at the chequers in future.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bishop Middleham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2013

First off this place, although located close to the centre of Newbury needs around a quarter of million quid spent on it. The décor is dated, worn and the carpets generally threadbare. The hotel smells throughout of a mix of musty carpet mixed with deep fired chips.
The window in our room was original and was rotten and would not stay open so it was quite stuffy. The bed was partially collapsed in the middle and the sheets did not smell fresh. The bathroom was clean-ish but very, very dated - the shower was the old style ones coming off the top of the mixer tap and the towel rail had clearly leaked but been bodged with some tape. The lino did not fit properly either.
I could forgive most of these things but the price did not include breakfast and the cooking odour throughout the hotel put us off paying for one!
Positives, erm..... staff seemed OK and there was plenty of parking available.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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hemsby
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44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2013

stayed here for one night as a business type trip, with family, clean , comfortable rooms, lovely linen on beds, nice towels, plenty of bathroom space, all what i would expect from a three star hotel, staff really pleasant and helpful, bar prices a little high but in a hotel thats what you expect, breakfast very good plenty of choice and good quality really good service would stay here again if in newbury good value for money.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Chequers Hotel

Property: Chequers Hotel
Address: The Chequers 6-8 Oxford Street, Newbury RG14 1JB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Newbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Newbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Chequers Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eighteenth- century Coaching Inn located on London-Bath Road, 1/2 mile from Newbury train station. ... more   less 
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