Mercure Windsor Castle Hotel
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Arrived Heathrow at 06:20 & picked up a car from Europcar. Very unhelpful staff.
Drove to Windsor & checked into Mercure Castle Hotel - great spot opposite castle entrance, free parking, very comfortable room which was available right away, so we were able to shower & feel instantly refreshed to go out exploring.
... car organized, but that was soon forgotten when we arrived at Legoland only an hour after it opened. From first sight we were totally in love with the motel, little did we know that we had seen nothing of the wonder yet. After a quick bite and far too long in the luggage check in (our fault, not theirs) we made it into Legoland. It was AWESOME, we loved the submarine, the roller coaster, the cars, miniland ...
Today was a pretty cool day. First off I completed my enrolment for for Hogwarts um... Saw Buckingham Palace and messed around in the Tower of London. You know how I put that enrolment form for Hogwarts in? They didn't accept me... It was to full. But they still gave me permission to visit 9 and 3/4 station. I wasn't allowed to take photos while inside because we don't want any muggles knowing about 9 and 3/4 do we? After that I visited their shop where I bought the book ...
... Nana and I walked up the 257 steps to the whispering wall and what a view from there , as there were lots of school excursions there it was impossible to move around too much , but we did it up and back . The embellishments on the ceiling are incredible , and it makes you wonder how was it done all those hundreds of years ago . As we had been driving around on the the yellow bus we actually had a man doing all the commentary up on the top . He told us of this hat shop which ...
... so looking around and even caught a glimpse of the Michael Jackson statue that the former owner of the club had erected (it has since been taken down).
We couldn't face another long walk so we caught a London Bus and a ride all the way back to Parsons Green station to catch the Tube back to Victoria. We grabbed some breakfast at the hotel and made it back to the flat to catch up with the others to set off for the day.
Back on the Tube for our journey ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Windsor Castle Hotel
My partner and I stayed at the Castle Hotel for one night last weekend. I have mixed feelings about the hotel. On arrival the reception staff were very friendly and helpful although we werent shown to our room just pointed in the right direction of two floors up and no lift! Our room (a four poster suite) was large and quite impressive and nicely furnished though it could do with a little more character to it. The bed was very comfortable though the pillows were not unfortunately all in all we were quite pleased. The bathrooms were very luxurious and decorated beautifully.
A super Hotel
We moored our boat in Windsor and had booked 3 rooms in May 2005...as it was only a 3 star hotel in very touristy Windsor we weren't expecting that much. However we were all pleaseantly surprised. A super hotel, professional and focussed staff, small but very comfortable and quiet rooms, which is a surprise as it's in the high street right opposite the Castle. A top notch fat boys breakfast blow out in a choice of pleasent dinning rooms was exactly what we needed in the morning. A good choice hotel.
(One of the criticisms of a previous reveiwer stated that its a 3 star hotel pretending to be a 4 star hotel....well, much rather that, than the other way around which is so often the case in this country).
We chose this hotel because of it's central location, onsite parking and restaurant.
Stayed here on the 30th May for 1 eve. Loved every minute of it, sad to be home. Free parking with CCTV and attendent, friendly staff, clean and tidy. Windsor is a fabulous place albeit getting rather expensive and commercialised. I will stay there again - Loved it.
We were recommended to this hotel by our best man as being convenient to Heathrow and indeed it took us less time to drive to Heathrow and drop off our rental car than it took to get from the rental car check-in desk to the Terminal.
Wouldnt go again
Went here last week for one night B&B - not as luxurious as I thought it would be. Room was clean and tidy but small and overlooked the carpark but bathroom was fine. Breakfast room was a little dirty and doubled up as a cafe for passing peadestrians. Not too bad but very overpriced!
I had a lovely stay at the Castle Hotel in April of 2004 when my mother and I took a beautiful trip to England. We began our journey with a few nights in the Castle Hotel and I must say that I could not ask for anything more perfect. They attended to every detail from check-in to check-out. The staff was all very courtious and accomidating. The reservation details were just as we had agreed to. The staff showed us to our room, which was ever so sweet. Our room was spacious and beautifully decorated. The beds were comfortable and the atmosphere was quite cozy while being so nicely appointed. The weather was just on the nippy side that time of year so it was so nice to return to the nice warm room for our breaks. The bathroom was nicely done with the heated towel racks. The room was complete with blow dryer trouser press, and iron/ironing board. We had lovely tea making facility in our room with nice sitting area to absorb and enjoy the atmosphere. We were also delighted with the Castle Hotel's restaurant. The dining room was beautiful, the menu selection was exquisite,and this was complimented by the lovely presentation of the courses of dinner and the gracious staff. The breakfast room was also lovely with its cheery morning atmosphere and nice breakfast menu selection. The Castle Hotel was within a nice stroll of Windsor's sights and makes a good hub for England travel. The ladies at the reception desk were always quite helpful with directions to different locations and with phoning instructions, etc. I highly recommend the Castle Hotel to anyone making a trip to England. I enjoyed the different places we stayed in England but none surpassed the ambiance of the Castle Hotel.
Fit for a King.
We recently stayed at the hotel, which is located across from the castle. We were given rooms in the new wing (about 25 years old) on the side of the hotel. These rooms are excellent having just been upgraded and fitted with an excellent quiet air conditioning system. The rooms are a little on the small side, but well laid out and away from the street noise.
Breakfast was efficient and tasty. Stop in the lobby for afternoon tee - the Scottish waiter makes this a memourable experience.
The excellent Castle
I recently visited this hotel and stayed in a room overlooking the Castle. A fantastic view and a lovely room. The bathroom was a little small but well furnished.
Car parking is fine but a little frenetic as in most historical locations
The service is first class and the food terrific and would recommend the hotel to anyone considering Windsor as a destination. It is a little over priced.
I am looking forward to visiting again.
This is based on 2 nights stay in mid-August 2003.