Copthorne Hotel Slough - Windsor
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We stayed here with our 15 month old daughter. The room was superb- very large with socket plugs put in for our daughters safety. The pool and spa staff were superb and we had a great time. As we had to have room service we had 2 menus to choose from and when it arrived was of a very high standard.
A great hotel with friendly staff- only critisism was we had to pay the car park.
My wife and I and another couple stayed here for one night as we were catching a morning flight from Heathrow. I booked through Hotels.com and had the remarkable price of £50 a night. This was an astonishing price to pay for an excellent 4 star hotel. The staff were helpful and our rooms were very spacious. The swimming pool, sauna ans steam were a welcome addition. We decided to spend the night in Windsor and a taxi costs £10 each way. For a short stay I would definately recommend the hotel
This hotel may be okay strictly for a single night if you had to stay in the area and didn't need internet access. I stayed there for a 3 day conference and had significant problems with the wireless internet as well as the phones. Several of us couldn't get access in our rooms so had to sit in the smoky lobby with our laptops. The front desk staff struggled finding the help desk numbers and claimed no one was having difficulties connecting. The AC was variable and several people couln't sleep since the rooms were so hot (it was 50 degrees outside at night).
Be sure to arrange for a taxi pick up ahead of time. The Heathrow taxis charged between 50-60 pounds to the hotel but the trip back was only 18 pds.
Expecting a hot weekend, I decided to pay little more and stay at a hotel with air conditioning. We arrived at the Copthorne at about 10pm and were surprised to realise that we had to pay£10 for the hotel parking for our 2 night stay, although the carpark seemed secure and had lots of lighting. We were greeted well at reception and went straight to our room. Small but functional. Although it had not been a particularily hot day, the room was very warm. We turned up the air conditioning and prepared for bed. A lot of noise from children in the next room was a a little annoying, but to make matters worse, we realised that the air conditioning was not working, and ended up with the window open the few inches that it could. The children's noise was drowned out by traffic and aircraft noise instead. The next morning we realised that the fan in the bathroom didn't work and light bulbs needed replacing. The hotel was obviously very busy, hot and noisy and although the staff seemed polite and helpful, we decided that since we were not in the middle of a heatwave, we would cut our losses, check out and find another quieter hotel a few miles down the road, where we had a very pleasant end to our weekend.
Excellent weekend break
We met our friends from Trowbridge here for a weekend break having found the weekend offer on the web - £60 00 per room INCLUDING full english breakfast- for a 4 star hotel !! Too good to be true we thought. Not so we had an excellent weekend. We debated whether to eat in 'Turners' or the other restaurant decided on the other restaurant and had a superb meal. Staff very helpful. Rooms very clean functional and comfortable, not lavish.
Ugly outside, great inside !!!
Staed here for 2 nights in July 2005 and would thoroughly recommend it. The 80's look of red metal and glass on the outside is not the best advert for the hotel but the inside is very modern and stylish and the rooms perfectly adequate if not stunning, although as the UK was enjoying a heatwave, the in-room air-con and mini-bar were very welcome additions. The staff were excellent - can't fault a single one. As with most hotels, the rack rates are high but I rang the hotel direct and was quite insistent about how much I was willing to pay and paid only £235 in total for the 2 nights which I thought was quite good. Although the hotel is on the outskirts of Slough, most people are there in order to visit Windsor and Legoland which are only a few miles away and take no time at all to get there - highly recommended.
A Nice Hotel with Good Facilities
I stayed at the hotel for 1 night on a quick visit to Heathrow, apart from the problem i had checking in (I think this was down to Expedia) i had a nice time. The room i had was very well appointed, spaceous, clean and comfortable. The room had a large TV, mini bar, hair dryer and telephone. the bathroom was clean with a Bath and shower and there were toiletries provided if required. I ate in the lounge bar area the food was good value for money and very tasty. i had alook around the hotel, the pool area and gym looked very nice. The only down point was the fact that none of the staff seemed to know how to smile.
Good Heathrow option for short stay
Good value for money and facilities for Airport area. Got good rate via Expedia which I am glad I checked with Hotel as they had "lost" one of the two room reservations I made. Rooms satisfactory but could use a more functional phone for business use, internet access was a bit of a hassle if you were not wireless. Food in the (smokey) bar was good. Location is not walking distance from anywhere so have a car to drive to Windsor to find pubs/restaurants.
I had a short stay(3 Days) in The Copthorne Hotel in Slough & found it very relaxing with a great atmosphere. It had good facilities & nothing was too much trouble. The staff were really helpful. I do intend to return there shortly and have recommended it to many friends. Keep up the good work.
The inside was very clean and very well kept. The pool and spa were fantastic. The gym was very impressive. The room service was great as well! The food was a little over priced I thought though. I will be staying here again!
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