Travel Blogs from Egham
After getting our weary legs out of bed we were off for another huge day of walking. Stumbling onto an Italian restaurant owned by a man from Naples, we enjoyed a well made coffee and cooked breakfast...Yummo.. Bellies full, we headed off to discover the Tower of London. Going via London Bridge, which is disappointingly a "normal" looking bridge ( …
... names of the airmen are recorded. There are three stone figures representing Justice, Victory and Courage. I sadly found Ron’s name on Plate 256. From the rooftop of the tower, I could see the Thames, the meadow where the Magna Carta was signed, Windsor castle and aircraft taking off and landing at Heathrow – a fitting place in the serenity of the English ...
... which he did while living and working in Amsterdam. Some of these panels measured 20 feet by 20 feet so think about the logistics of transporting them to London by primitive carts and ships and then affixing them to the ceiling panels. The final note on the Banqueting Hall is that it was the site of the be heading of Charles I in 1629. We headed back to the apartment as by this time Des was feeling the onset of Jane's cold but by now it had developed into a man's ...
... Restaurant to celebrate the fabulous day I have had. I Shared lasagne and pizza with my dad as well as having garlic bread & chocolate cake, certainly build up an appetite it would seem!
The moment I remember most of all in Prezzo was certainly not the food however, it was when my dad took my hand and said ''I am proud of you''.... they are words you will always remember, especially from my dad as he isn't really what I class as the most emotional person in the world - ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews the runnymede-on-thames Egham
I have stayed at the Runnymede Hotel and Spa twice. First impressions can be a little misleading becuase the lacklustre carpark and hotel exterior betrays a welcoming and well-appointed lobby and interior.
We stayed at the Runnymede to celebrate my birthday over the weekend of April 8 and looked forward to total relaxation, in reality, it was far from relaxing. The (small) hotel rooms need rennovating badly; vile bathroom, broken taps and stuck in a time warp, however, the view was nice looking over the Thames. Afternoon tea in the conservatory is recomended (get a window table) and the service/food is good (once you get over the language barrier, endemic throughout the hotel). The spa experience was another matter; crowded, towels littering the floors and tables, children running around creating noise with the staff seemingly oblivious of the chaos endured by their poor customers, no treatments available (taken over by a group!) Dinner in the main restaurant very tasty with warm, efficient service but karaoke style singing depressing. Good breakfast experiences on both occasions but avoid peak times.
Stayed for weekend mix of business/pleasure. All staff, reception, restaurant very friendly, efficient. The Leftbank restaurant food nice, not great, Friday is jazz night which was fine for us. The room, river view, little on the small side for what is described as an executive room, but was very clean. The bed was wonderful, proper king size with lovely crisp cotton sheets and so comfortable. The main lobby area and conservatory very nice and airy, service from bar very good. I imagine that in the summer when they can open the doors onto the terrace, next to the Thames, would be lovely. One quibble - on the saturday a lot of small children appeared and were allowed to use the conservatory as a playground, with one girl actually roller skating. OK for the kids and parents but for guests who wanted a quiet drink not so good.
Nice place but not worth the money
Stayed in a double room for £155/night which was too much for what was offered.
The location is quite nice, the lounge is comfy and the breakfast was outstanding. Anyway, the room we stayed in could do with a renovation and in my opinion it was nothing which justified the rate for the room.
The Spa itself was great.
stayed for a break after ill health of my husband
complete relaxation spa treatments first class
food and service first rate
This was a very pleasant, clean and well set out hotel. The hotel and spa staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms were very comfortable and the bathrooms were great (modern bathrooms with powerful showers, heated towel rails, etc.).
I am a regular visitor to this hotel. The staff are friendly and make you feel very welcome. Try and stay in a room on the riverside as the view of the Thames, particularly during the Summertime, is quite lovely when the boats cruise back and forth.
I have always been lucky enough when I get there, to be upgraded to an executive room which is very cosy. The air con could do with being a tad quieter though.
The food is good and room service ( when reqd ) very prompt.
I would highly recommend a weekend break at this hotel as the ambience is very warm and cheerful.
You must try of the spa area whilst you are there.
An ardent fan
Great location by the Thames with easy access to Windsor, Eton and Runnymede. (Airforce memorial 1m away also great for the views). Good spa, pleasant rooms. Unlike previous reviewers found the Leftbank and Charlie's restaurants very good indeed. Efficient service and good quality (if unexciting) food. Good value 3 course set menu in Leftbank.
Relaxing weekend break at this hotel in August 2004
Back from a nice weekend break at this hotel. The location was cool, next to the Thames, with pleasant views and walks along the river. Food was varied and well presented - but a bit overpriced in the Leftbank restaurant, and service was rather slow.
The room was large, clean and well stocked with tea/coffee maker and bathroom toiletries. I'd recommend a room with the river view.
The spa was also good: my relaxing massage was reasonably priced, and the gym and pool areas were clean and well stocked with towels/water etc.
I'd return to this hotel.