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The Chequers Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Chequers has been part of Newbury's fabric for generations, and although the stay is perfectly adequate, it lacks a certain something to make it really stand out from the crowd. First things first, it is perfectly positioned to access the town by foot, and to get on to the main roads around it which lead you to the nearby attractions. And Newbury is a classy little place - the epitome of middle-class England and a fabulously entertaining location for a weekend if strolling along the canal, having a drink in numerous pubs and a choice of restaurants too. But I digress...the hotel... It's an old school place which has clearly taken a bit of a leaf out of the Premier Inn book when it comes to room design and colour schemes (lots of purple used). Obviously, these reviews can only speak from personal experience, but the room we were in - one which sits on the 'bridge' over the car park connecting the two sides of the hotel did suffer from a fair amount of noise generated by those chatting and laughing as they walked through it late at night. With a warm night and the window slightly ajar, it did mean you were woken up fairly easily. Not a massive gripe, but a bit of a one nonetheless. Also, and as much as I abhor those who seem to relish in banging on about the state of their bathroom, the toilet seat we had was loose when we got there, and by the time we checked out had snapped off...a right pain in the backside (boom boom). Plus, when a fire alarm went off - a false alarm as it transpired, set off by someone's deodorant (!) - and we traipsed down some back stairs to the fire escape, when we emerged in the car park, there was not one member of staff to advise us to return and we ended up going back into the hotel to ask at reception what was going on. Bit odd. The building, a former coach house and the decor harks back to the town's rural, and particularly equine, history. Then there are the rooms spruced up for the modern era; the result of which is a sometimes uncomfortable combination of styles. But let's not be too harsh. There's plenty of parking spaces, the breakfast was good (the location of which varied on the two days we were there - first morning it was a 'order your full English with the waiter' the following a buffet set up. And plenty of it. Service was generally good - there was a fair delay waiting for someone to appear at the bar one evening, but nothing too hideous - and there was plenty of coffee in the room and a sensible size kettle - a rare treat. All in all, it's good value, great location and a comfortable stay...but you will feel that it could just go a little further to make it a really memorable one.

My wife & I stayed for 1 night. Must say i can't agree with last review. The hotel is tired but it's clean & presentable or at least the parts we saw. Our room was a lot bigger than we expected as we only paid £75. There was some road noise during the daytime but you have expect that. The hotel is only across the road from all the shops. The breakfast was extra £9.50. But as hotel breakfasts go, not bad. If we go back to Newbury again we would look to stop their again.

THE worst hotel I have ever visited. You are greeted by this damp smell, extremely outdated carpets which I believe were used for at least 100 years by a pub at some point.... There is unfortunately nothing good I can say about this place, the windows were broken, room itself dirty, bed sheets stained and decorated with hairs :) Unfortunately it gets even worse, checked in on Wednesday evening and reported the hot water not working which the receptions did not really care about and asked me to wait until tomorrow morning... the heating was not working, windows didn't open nor close properly. Bathroom very outdated, toilet dirty and stained. The hot water of course was not fixed by the time we woke up in the morning (stayed at the "hotel" with colleagues, around 15 of us who all shared the same experience and some even worse - blood stained sheets etc.) AVOID IF YOU CAN - BETTER OFF SLEEPING ON THE STREET!

It was a good long 2 week stay for work purpose. Good rooms. Location is great and connects to the shops at Newbury. But the housekeeping services are not that good. Everyday they would just keep back the same towels, arrange the sheets but not change them.. They don't clean the bathrooms regularly. Food is okay if you are used to the English breakfast. Staff is good, cordial and friendly.

We booked into this hotel for one night only, and as we paid around £70 I didn't expect very much. However, the room we were given was absolutely beautiful (bridal suite), with a bathroom on a separate level and a huge 4 poster. It was very clean, comfortable and pleasant. Perfect location for the town centre, quiet, could use a little updating. Hotel staff were really polite and helpful and the location is absolutely perfect in the centre of Newbury at one end of the High Street. Free parking on site and plenty of it which is always nice. Room was spotless and bed comfortable and a decent size. Hotel has a very old, comfortable feel about it with creaky floors and wonky windows in the section we stayed in which we found quite charming actually. It's quite sprawling and deceptively large. Good value for money and as stated you will not find a better location for dumping the car and enjoying Newbury.

Booked one night in this hotel ,room was large ,clean ,very comfortable king size bed floorboards creaked but was not problem ideal location and plenty free parking .cheaper than the local weather spoon hotel where you had to pay for car park as well .Will definitely be returning .

Nice old style hotel,the twin room was good size with large bathroom.The room was clean and tidy ,with comfortable bed .The floorboards were bit creaky ,though not really problem .This is perfect location close to town centre .Also ideal for day at Newbury races ,with the racecourse only around mile away (25 min walk ) .The only complaint was the breakfast,the beans ,scrambled Egg & toast was barely warm .At nearly £10.00 I thought it was poor value .

Excellent weekend at Chequers hotel. Clean comfy room. Helpful and friendly staff. Perfect city centre location with ample parking. Breakfast very tasty and hot. Highly recommend this hotel. Will definitely use again for the races next time.

This is an old Coaching Inn that has been modernised over the years but still retains some its original charm. There is newer guest accommodation at the rear adjacent to the car park. The lower floor rooms can suffer 'creaky floorboards' from above however, on this occasion, I did get a good nights sleep. Also, as the rooms at the rear are within the car park, there can be some noise from people walking past and vehicle movements. If required, a quieter room may be found within the main building. On this occasion I did not use the restaurant but the menu did look inviting and good value. I also found the receptionist very helpful. This is a popular hotel that has its faults but is great value, provides all you need and has more character than a Travelodge.

Stayed here to go to Newbury races. Old building made into hotel. Its very close to Newbury races 10 minute taxi ride. The hotel itself was clean and tidy. Rooms were basic but very funtional, not to a high end finish but more than acceptable. Great breakfast in the morning. All staff we came across were very friendly.

Room options

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

42% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 321 reviews