The Sir Christopher Wren Hotel, Windsor, Berkshire
Nestled on the bridge between historic Windsor and Eton, you can dine overlooking the river Thames all year round. It's a decent hotel with a bijou spa and well-equipped gym but it's the lovely location and close proximity to a host of restaurants, bars and cafés in both notable neighbouring towns which make this hotel a popular choice. If you don't have the time to leave the hotel then you won't be disappointed by the food offering in the hotel restaurant with ample comfortable, chic seating areas if you'd like to recline with a tea or cocktail to unwind. In fact, it is a secret gem for locals to come and enjoy the riverside views whilst catching up with a friend.
Your expert reviewer
In-between two beautiful historic town: Windsor and Eton, the hotel is elegantly positioned overlooking the river Thames.
The hotel is steps away from Eton bridge, which leads to the high street. Explore Windsor's cobbled streets and its famous castle.
By car: around 1 hour from London, 1 hour 30 minutes from Bristol and 4 hours from Manchester. Parking costs £15 per day.
By train: Windsor's two stations are a five-minute walk away. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
Due to the Business Centre and prime location, the hotel is popular with business travellers as well as those on spa breaks. The best part of the hotel year-round is the terrace with river views and comfortable wooden chairs to sit in - taking it all in.
Service & Facilities
The gym is a decent size, even though both members and hotel guests use it.
- Sun terrace
- Fitness centre
- Free Wi-Fi
The self-contained apartments are just one minute's walk from the hotel - bright, airy and housing all you'd need. Some rooms have their very own balcony overlooking the Thames. If you can, go for a signature room.
Traditional Room, Superior Room, Executive Room, Club Room, Grand Room, Feature Room, Signature Room, Apartment
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
We loved the cosy sofa by the roaring fire in the drawing room. Tucking into a cream tea of warm buttery scones, clotted cream, selection of jams and tea whilst looking out over the swans swimming up and down the Thames was a highlight.
The Brasserie: bar and terrace restuarant. Upscale dining, creative cuisine. All-day menu, open daily.
The Terrace: alfresco dining. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Afternoon tea served 12:30-6pm.
Rooms available from £141.55 per night
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