The Oakley Court4.0 out of 5.0
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We arrived by boat at 7.30pm on a Thursday evening, on only our third time venturing out of the marina in our recently purchased motor cruiser. We could find nowhere to moor for the night, and had been "bumped" off potential spots by selfish boaters, who wanted the entire riverbank to themselves. We tied up on the private moorings at Oakley Court (beware, extremely shallow!), desperate as evening was drawing in, walked across the stunning riverside grounds and entered another world. The building is imposing, gothic in style, yet cosy. We were told to speak to the butler, and this is when David made everything alright! He went out of his way to listen to our problem, and was incredibly helpful, allowing us to stay overnight (the hotel require you to eat there in order to use the moorings overnight, and there may be a charge), and was again very understanding and helpful the next day. We enjoyed two wonderful dinners al fresco, overlooking the hotel lawns and the Thames. The food was freshly prepared, excellent quality and portions, and again the staff were charming. Morning coffees with shortbread biscuits, watched over by Daisy Duck, apparently a regular visitor, completed our stay. The grounds are beautifully lit at night and the hotel looks like something out of a fairytale. We cannot thank David the butler enough for turning a disaster into a magical break, and will definitely be returning - probably by car next time!
We decided to stay @ The Oakley Court on the last night of a long trip around Ireland & the UK. I booked a hotel in Windsor for two reasons: 1. Windsor Castle (and to explore Windsor) 2. Proximity to Heathrow What an amazing experience this hotel was! For the price, its way more than I was expecting. Gorgeous property, spacious rooms, incredible dinner/breakfast experience. I wish we could have spent more time....It was about a 9 minute drive to Windsor Castle, but I very much enjoyed the remote location. Quiet, quaint, and spectacular! I can't wait to do it again :)
On a summers day, sitting outside, this is a fabulous spot. Food is good, when it arrives. It is a shame that staff seem disconnected from each other. Failure to be able to serve a one course (pre ordered!) lunch in less than 90 minutes is unforgivable. Especially as this was a meeting and the delay left us under pressure to complete our business in the time remaining.
Fantastic hotel stunning location staff friendly and very helpful facilities great food beautiful surroundings exquisite thoroughly enjoyed our stay Windsor race course 10 minutes walk best nights sleep in ages will be going back made to feel comfortable and relaxed
Beautiful hotel, fabulous room & very friendly staff. However, massively dissappointed with food. I was very poorly through the night on the first night stay, when I'd not eaten anything else all day. Very over priced food too. For two kids, two adults with just main & one drink each it was over £120 each night! Shame as this massive negative put such a dampener on our stay
The room was musty smelling and damp with a small window. Opening the window risked entry as it was ground floor. The bathroom had grabs around the toilet but only a bath with overhead shower making it impossible for a disabled person to use. There was disabled parking but the room was at the far end of a narrow corridor with doorways and bends to negotiate, not easy in a power chair or wheelchair. We tried to find an alternative hotel but this proved impossible as it was high season.The room was not fit for purpose and of a generally poor standard. We would not stay there again
My family of 6 and I stayed at this hotel last week for 3 nights - we thoroughly enjoyed it. The ambiance was good and staff were nice in particular the porters, concierge and the staff serving the breakfast were so lovely. Breakfast was fabulous and the waffles went down a treat. A nice touch for breakfast the hotel could think to include smoked salmon or vegetarian sausages and more options for vegetarians on the hot food counter but there was plenty of food and selection without this. We also had afternoon tea which was a real treat and delicious (although perhaps we could have eaten an extra few sandwiches and a couple more scones without an extra charge as the portions are not that big). The hotel catered for my family's diverse dietary needs during the stay such as no butter, no orange, vegetarian, halal chicken for some and gluten and diary free. Area is good - not far from town and an outlet shopping and supermarket close by and only 30 minutes drive to Heathrow airport which is initially why I chose it - so handy when flying home. Would be nice for the disability room to have had a walk in shower - it did have a bath with disability facilities and walk in showers are in the leisure centre so was fine. The smaller details were that the sink in the room in the main building was a bit blocked, carpets in the rooms could do with an extra steam clean in the corners (although were clean enough) and the hairdryer could do with an upgrade but these were minor issues. Perhaps the restaurant could have a daily set menu for families - the children's set menu was good but they did not have one for the adults. I would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again and I would definitely recommend it to others staying with their family or not.
We stayed on the Sunday night and we were looking for a hotel that would take our dog. In the end we left him with his dog sitter, but this is a good hotel for dogs and the bowl, basket (which looked new) blanket and treats all looked great. For us the accommodation was ok, but not wow, it's all bit dark as you walk in, and impossible to see really, and I was really hoping to have doors that opened out to the grounds. Alas no, it's just windows and the wow main Gothic building only has suites. However the king size bed was good, and loved that you can hire a boat. The boat people were great as my (young son) docked they didn't bat an eyelid, and he did it brilliantly. Our offer included a meal in the dining room and it's this bit that was the most disappointing. The starter squid was, I can honestly say, the worst squid dish I have ever eaten, and the desserts a non-descript nothingness. The squid was so bland and disappointing, I mentioned this immediately after we had eaten, but given I was on an inclusive offer, nothing really happened.. Also, the wait between courses was quite big, too. However, my main course sea bream, was excellent, so a weird mix really.
We stayed in a beautiful and luxurious suite within The Mansion House, with beautiful views overlooking the river. We loved the whole experience of staying in the Mansion house knowing the fact it had been used for the Hammer House of Horrors and The Rocky Horror Show. It is very beautiful and grand and the interior and detail of The Mansion House was incredible and the whole Gothic experience was fab! All the staff were welcoming and could not do more to help. We had a excellent night's sleep in a gorgeous comfortable bed and in the morning had a fantastic breakfast in the dining room. The oakley court Bees Honey was to die for, Thank you Bees! We enjoyed Sitting by the river and watching the boats and Ducks go by and having a drink in the grounds listening to the music. We love this hotel and will definitely come back again. It was our dream to stay here and we intend to revisit again.
Very upmarket venue in a semi-rural setting with ample parking, large grounds and an extensive drinks menu. Staff are very good at being available without being in your face too often. We didn't order too much in the way of drinks although the menu had alot of choice. Lounge chairs and sofas are so comfortable, you will fight not to put your feet up. A place for relaxed social drinking and eating in a civilised environment suitable for individuals or small groups.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Golf course
Located within a mile (2 km) of Bray Marina, The Oakley Court is within 3 miles (5 km) of Windsor Castle. This 118-room, 4-star hotel has a golf course along with an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Windsor and also close to Legoland and Eton College.
Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: The Dining Room specializes in local cuisine; Terrace Restaurant offers relaxing garden views. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served each morning for a fee.
All 118 rooms provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and bidets. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.
Guests of The Oakley Court enjoy a golf course, an indoor pool, and a lazy river. Free parking is included with your stay. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.
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80% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 2289 reviews