Macdonald Windsor Hotel
What We Love
- A luxurious hotel right next to Windsor Castle, with breakfast and optional dinnerWindsor's cobbled shopping lanes – the perfect mix of high-end boutiques and independent finds
- Taking a peaceful stroll around Savill Gardens or Windsor Great Park
- The Scottish Steak Club's excellent juicy cuts that will restore your energy after a long park saunter
- The location, just 40 minutes by train from London
What To Know
- Located in the heart of Royal Windsor on High Street
- London-Heathrow is a 15- to 20-minute drive away
- Free WiFi works really well
With a neighbor like Windsor Castle, the four-star Macdonald Windsor Hotel certainly scores points for location. Sitting sharp on the main parade, the hotel overlooks the castle grounds and down through the winding streets with their quaint shops and tearooms.
The hotel itself is accommodated within an old townhouse. With a classic design and warm colors, the ambiance is both inviting and therapeutic. Think earthy browns paired with rich creams and homely fabrics, like butter-soft leathers and velvet.
As with all Macdonald hotels, the emphasis is on great service, elegant food and the fantastic location. Windsor is close to London, Ascot and Heathrow Airport, and as it’s on the border of Surrey and Hampshire, it makes for detailed exploration of the home counties surrounding London, alongside being a beautiful destination in its own right.
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We have stayed at this hotel for many years and seen many changes unfortunately not all for the better! Cut backs are noticeable.
The staff are amazing especially Adam in the restaurant a total credit to the hotel. We stayed for 3 nights, Room 116 which is a lovely room with great views, unfortunately totally freezing, the towel rail in the shower room did not work and the shower head was totally scaled up and so the shower trickled water. We did mention this to a member of staff but nothing was done, so we froze for 3 nights.
But we love this hotel and hopefully will not totally put us off booking again.
They kindly arranged a bottle of bubbly for my birthday which was very much appreciated. The breakfast was lovely and our evening meal on the Saturday in the Restaurant was amazing! Credit to the chef! We can recommend 2 for 1 cocktails on the Friday evening the bar staff are superb! unfortunately they had run out of passion fruit puree so Hefner Martinis were not available and also no creme de Cassis for the champagne cocktails but hey Ho! no big deal!
Would like to mentioned 1 tiny bar of soap for 3 nights was a little mean, but thank you for the Elemis minis in the room.
All the staff need to be proud of their service and The MacDonald Hotel should be rewarding them for this.
Lets hope we come again.
The Macdonald Windsor Hotel offers easy access to Windsor and all of its key attractions including Windsor Castle which is just a five minute walk away. We stayed in a room on the third floor which was well appointed and modern. We were impressed by the luxury extras that were present in our room including the Elemis toiletries, Nespresso coffee machine and heated towel rail. The room boasted a high standard of cleanliness and our room was cleaned during our stay.
During our two night stay we had a room service breakfast and breakfast in Caleys Brasserie. We preferred the Caleys breakfast as it offered a greater range of breakfast items to choose from.
We also had dinner at Caleys Brasserie on our final night in the hotel. We really enjoyed our dinner, fresh produce had been used and the chef had taken great care in preparing our food.
Overall we had a great stay at the Macdonald Windsor and we would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a hotel in the centre of Windsor. The only suggestion for improvement would be to provide a soap dish or liquid soap in the bathroom for guests.
Modern decoration , comfortable beds and a spacious room . Well located at the top of the Main Street with lots of dining options within minutes walking . Opt for an interior or rear facing room to avoid high street traffic