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“traditional country house hotel, but waiting staff could do with some pro-plus!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Taplow House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Taplow
Hexham, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“traditional country house hotel, but waiting staff could do with some pro-plus!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed the weekend here, mainly for its location as we were dining at the Fat Duck in nearby Bray (!) Its your usual and traditional country house hotel and all very lovely for that. Yes, the stairs are a bit ricketty and the reception is a bit curious - but there is nothing wrong with all of that (although I'm not sure there is any lift in the building)

Rooms are fine, large enough, well decorated and furnished so no complaints with anything at all there. Main gripe was the service : at breakfast there was fruit juice but no glasses, I got an "oooh yessss" when I asked. Toast was brought with no butter ("oooh yessss"), coffee with no milk ("oooh yessss"), no knife ("oooh yessss"). Everything eventually arrived but it was a bit of a joke that somehow butter AND toast, at the same time, was some kind of complicated equation that needed a lot of thinking about!!

You can occasionally hear planes overhead, and also occasionally hear guests in other rooms, but we were not bothered about that and it wasn't intrusive or unusual so we didn't have the same problems that others seemed to report.

However, don't be put off just by the service issues, a lovely hotel in a nice setting, nice location for Windsor etc and ten minutes walk (or two minutes in taxi) from the train station.

If you are coming from Heathrow I suspect its cheaper to book a taxi via the hotel. The fixed fare was £80 from Heathrow taxi rank, the return fare from the hotels taxi provider (which was very excellent by the way, we used them a lot) was a fixed £35....

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

I chose this venue for my company off-site strategy meeting. The Tulip room was used for the daytime meeting and was set-up boardroom style. We were given a projector, screen, 2 flip charts, all stationery needed and water and mints. Lunch was provided in Berry's restaurant and the food was fantastic. Extremely tasty. We were running over schedule for most of the day but the staff dealt with this extremely well.

The champagne reception was held in Grenfell, followed by dinner in the evening again in the Tulip room. The service during dinner was amazing. Everything flowed very well without a hitch. All menu choices had been pre-ordered as well as the wine during dinner. We then moved back to Grenfell where the staff had set-up a private bar for us to use and had moved some soft seating into this room for us.

Everyone also commented on how easy the hotel is to locate, being only 15 mins or so from the M4.

I would definitely use this hotel again for both corporate meetings and would also recommend to friends and family if they want complete relaxation for a couple of days.

Thank you.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Haslemere, Surrey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

We booked Taplow House Hotel as our wedding venue and start to finish it was effortless and the day itself was amazing. From the food and drink to the gorgeous rooms everyone had a great time. A big thank you to Melissa and the team for making it such a great day, we are looking forward to regularly returning for anniversaries.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

Do not stay in the Marlow Room. It is at the end of the service corridor with a door that leads to the car park. I've so far overheard conversations about a broken washing machine and had the delight of a staff member who chose to use it as a place to burp. The hotel is under the Heathrow flight path with little sound proofing, so expect frequent interruptions from overhead. All this for almost GBP200 a night!

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

My husband, Jonathan, and I got married at Taplow House on 2nd Sep and had the most amazing day of our lives. The minute we chose Taplow we knew we were in good hands - our wedding coordinator, Gabrielle, was so patient with my hundreds of questions and so helpful with suggestions. We chose the fabulous sunday package, which we amended several times, all accomodated by the hotel. The hotel were a breeze to work with in the run up to our big day and definitely helped to control any bridezilla behaviour! It's also worth mentioning how lovely our tasting was - they even introduced us at the front door and printed out our own little menu - attention to detail was flawless.
On the actual day, every single member of the team was brilliant and so helpful. Special mention goes to Gosia and the front of house team - they set everything up so beautifully and completely listened to my meticulous requirements! The day ran so smoothly and the food was delicious - several of our guests commented that it was the best wedding they had been to!
We had the most amazing wedding suite - the Windsor - definitely recommend it! We went to bed so happy with how the day had gone to then come down to breakfast all together with our guests again in the Tulip Room - all organised by the hotel! We really can't thank the wonderful staff at Taplow enough. We will be back for anniversaries again and again!! Thank you so much :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

A very nice picturesque hotel & restaurant. If you want to go somewhere amazingly good for that special event , try here. Upon reading the reviews , id say they were accurate.
Well Done to this 'GEM' of a hotel. Must be beautiful in the snow.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank robbie527
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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72 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

Many thanks to Melissa and all the staff at Taplow House making our wedding day a truly special day! All the rooms looked gorgeous, and all the guests had a wonderful day!

Everything went smooth and according to plan, thanks to the great staff! Even early checkins after the hotel being exclusively booked the day before were arranged.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Taplow House Hotel
Address: Berry Hill, Taplow SL6 0DA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Buckinghamshire > Taplow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Taplow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Taplow House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stunning Georgian retreat situated on the border between Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Taplow House Hotel is a peaceful haven only 15 minutes from London Heathrow Airport and 10 minutes from historic Windsor. Set in 6 acres of beautiful gardens and boasting Europe's largest tulip trees Taplow House Hotel is the perfect setting for a meeting, private event, wedding or relaxing overnight stay. ... more   less 
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