Hotel Review: Castle Hotel Windsor
The Castle Hotel Windsor is one of only few luxury hotels in the English “castle town”. The hotel is a few steps away from Windsor Castle and located in the heart of Windsor. In this review, I’ll explain what to expect of the MGallery Hotel.
To my surprise, the Castle Hotel Windsor is a member of the MGallery Collection by Accorhotels, which isn’t all that popular outside of France. Yet, there are quite some properties in the United Kingdom.
- Classification: Four Stars
- Room Category: Superior Room
- Month of Stay: February
Due to my Le Club Gold Accor membership, I benefited from an upgrade, a welcome drink and a late check-out, making the Castle Hotel the most viable choice for staying in Windsor.
Additionally, I really like individual hotels under the umbrella of a bigger brand as they allow you to enjoy benefits, while still having a unique experience.
Superior Room at the Castle Hotel Windsor
The Castle Hotel Windsor actually consists of a couple of different buildings, which are located around an inner courtyard (I’d rather say parking lot). After check-in we were brought to our room in one of the other buildings.
We got an upgrade to a Superior Room, which made a good first impression on me. The Castle Hotel was renovated a few years ago. Thus, the rooms look modern and are in a good condition. Only the views leave a lot to be desired.
The Superior Room has approximately 30 square meters and comes with a comfortable King Bed with two nightstands, a small working table with a relatively basic chair, a wardrobe, two different kinds of chests, a nice little seating arrangement with interestingly shaped armchairs and a coffee table.
Amenities of the room included a Nespresso coffee machine, a minibar and a flat-screen television.
The design is quite nice and feels very comfortable. Something I particularly liked about the room at the Castle Hotel Windsor were the windows on both sides, which made the room feel very airy and bright. What I liked less was the view of two doors (entrance and bathroom) from the bed. Nevertheless, I found the room to be very nice overall.
Bathroom of the Superior Room
As the hotel was recently renovated, the bathroom of the Superior Room is very modern, too. While not all that big, there’s a toilet, a sink with some storage as well as a shower-tub combo.
The bathroom was spotlessly clean and I also liked the design. There are two shower heads, the rainshower one with a decent water pressure. At the sink, two flannels and The White Company toiletries awaited us.
Other than that, it’s worth noting that the towels at the Castle Hotel Windsor are very plush and comfy.
Welcome Drink & Snack at the Castle Hotel Windsor
The facilities of the Castle Hotel Windsor are somewhat limited. There’s a very well regarded restaurant as well as a small, but very cozy bar.
We had our welcome drink alongside a small snack (Croque Monsieur) there.
While the service was a little sleepy, we enjoyed both. The quality of everything at the hotel is very high, which I appreciate very much.
Breafkast at the Castle Hotel Windsor
Breakfast is served in the hotel’s restaurant, which is quite small. The breakfast spread is very substantial though and was a very positive surprise.
Despite the intimate feeling, there were all the typical continental options including mueslis, yoghurts, fruits, bread etc. alongside several warm options. Additionally, hot options may be ordered from the kitchen free of charge.
Especially the Egg’s Benedict were amazing. All in all, a very nice breakfast.
Overall impressions of the Castle Hotel Windsor
Our stay at the Castle Hotel Windsor was very enjoyable. The rooms are big enough and very well designed, the hotel’s public areas are charming and atmospheric and breakfast was very good.
The only downsides of the hotel are the lack of a gym or any Spa facilities as well as the boring views of the car park from most rooms. Nevertheless, I’d definitely recommend staying at the Castle Hotel Windsor as I doubt that there are any better options in town.