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....
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- 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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