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The Chequers Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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 You are greeted by this damp smell, extremely outdated carpets which I believe were used for at least 100 years by a pub at some point....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 Bathroom very outdated, toilet dirty and stained.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.

Stayed here for one night - good central location, easy parking and friendly staff. Nice room although a full sized sheet for the mattress would have been good as mine was too small to tuck in. Nice fluffy towels and toiletries provided. Good value overall.

We stayed here for a family party. The rooms are dated but it was ok and a lot of the family said about the noise. we stayed for Bed and Breakfast if you could call it that. no eggs, service poor and toast came out when we was about to leave. My sister and husband also stayed here that night and came down to breakfast half hour before the end of service which was after us and there was only 1 sausage, mushrooms and beans. No eggs, no toast, no bacon. Why charge for breakfast when you do not have the stock in very poor as far as I am concerned. If you stay here don't do breakfast

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. Start each morning with breakfast, available for a fee.


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

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.

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 319 reviews