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The Chequers Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed here for a night earlier this week. Booking on the day, I was amazed to get a single room for just £36- the cheapest in Newbury for the night in question. Location is very good- within walking distance of all the shops, restaurants and station, and with a large free car park on site. Check in was quick and easy, and all the staff were friendly. My 1st floor room (FYI there's no lift) was clean and spacious for a single. Plenty of tea/coffee, lots of desk and wardrobe space and a very comfortable bed. Ensuite was clean with a good shower and decent toiletries. Unfortunately my room was facing the road, and being an old building the noise from traffic is a bit much. Also the bar had no atmosphere and no draught beers (but there's plenty of pubs in walking distance), which seems a little odd for a "coaching Inn". All in all not a bad hotel for a night, in a good location offering excellent value.

I stayed there for three nights. It is ok hotel in general. The most important thing is the location it is near the city center. However rather small hotel with no elevators so u will fumble with your luggage if there is no one to help. Very limited breakfast as well.

Stayed at the chequers many times but yesterday when I arrived there was a problem with their card machine after messing about with my card and another customers the receptionist said their card machine was faulty and demanded cash up front before she would check me in !!! I suggested she get the manager and lad appeared from the bar and started arguing with me !!! I pointed out that this was not a good customer experience and there are now another 4 people waiting to book in rather grumpily he eventually gave me my room card. I’ve never had such an experience in any hotel anywhere in the world quite appalling!!

This hotel was very nice. The staff was helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The rooms were also of good size with all the amenities needed. It was a quiet location and near all the stores and restaurants. We would stay here again!

I have been staying in 5/7 star hotel in Uk and around the world. Recently coming back from Dubai i stayed in this hotel and i must say Extremely loving staff like Ms Palmer Ms Queen Ms Anna Ms Steph Ms Sue Ms Stacy Ms Ruxana & Ms Emma room service Ms Saffron Mr Jammie All these lovely people always make sure that customers are happy and always go above and look after them EXCELLENT FEEDBACK 10/10 FROM MY SIDE BLESS YOU ALL SEE YOU SOON

After a late evening debacle at a local hotel ended up at the Chequers in Newbury. A hotel which has clearly seen better days. Checking in with Anna was delightful, lovely manner and helpful. The bar area was bleak and the pint of Flowers was weak and fizzy. Bedroom was cool (normal for hotels) even though radiators were blazing. The culprit was a massive not closeable gap to the outside on one of the coldest and snowiest days of any year. Plugged it with copious toilet paper. Not a classy solution but effective. The full English breakfast was one of the worst experienced in my life. The bacon was burnt and tasted bitter, sausage and egg acceptable. Mushroom large and woody, the grilled tomato was extremely firm with a small ramekin of beans. No hotel should be getting a full English so wrong especially when there are three people in the dining room. So mark downs on the bedroom and breakfast. The staff were very good and there is renovations/refurbishment planned but just for the public spaces. Bedrooms could do with a little bit of TLC too?

Yes the hotel may be a little faded at the edges, bathroom had seen better days but the large room had been recently redecorated and the bed was comfy. For the amount we paid it was great value. We were at the back of the hotel in a separate building with just our room and a room above us by the car park. Breakfast was an extra £10.50 and I had a very good and large portion of scrambled eggs and salmon. The breakfast room had obviously been refurbished recently and there were notices in the hotel about further refurbishment. The hotel was fairly busy as Newbury races had a meet the day before which was the reason for our stay. It was perfect for our one night stay and all the staff were very friendly. Just don't go expecting everything to be perfect but can see that people work hard at the hotel.

I stayed at this place on the 9th of February arrived at 14.30 checking in was easy staff very friendly got to my room 204 opened the door to find a beautiful large room bed very comfortable had a fantastic sleep next morning breakfast was very nice sad to leave but will return when working in that area Thank you staff I left a very happy customer See you again very soon

The staff were all fantastic- really friendly, and made us feel very welcome. Details in reception suggest that a re-fit is due soon, which is definitely needed. Although the room was clean, it was a bit tired and dated. Having said that, the hotel is located in a good spot in the town (very central), and it retains some charming features in the reception areas. The hot breakfast was good (plenty of toast!).

Friendly staff, comfortable rooms, wedding facilities were really good. good food, reasonable price. Convenient for town with off street parking. booking could have been easier. Novel staircase and on a number of different levels.

6-8 Oxford Street Newbury England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

The Chequers Hotel places you within a 10-minute stroll of Newbury Town Hall and West Berkshire Museum. This 56-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Shaw House and Donnington Castle are also nearby.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite bistro, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, breakfast is served for a fee each morning.


The 56 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of The Chequers Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and express check-in. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and wedding services.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

42.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 345 reviews