Leanne Kelsall enjoys a quintessentially English stay at the historical Castle Hotel Windsor.
Across the road from Windsor Castle sits an iconic Georgian building with a long and storied past. The centuries-old premises was once a brewery and posting Inn but today stands as the Castle Hotel Windsor – a luxury hotel with 108 rooms and several sumptuous suites.
The castle, as well as Windsor’s best shops, restaurants and bars are a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.
Staff are attentive and in tune with the needs of the modern day traveller. Families are welcome, with everything you need for your little ones on request.
History and décor
Castle Hotel Windsor celebrates its heritage tastefully, with royal sculptures, historical maps and oil paintings of the hotels’ former owners. Wonky ceilings and creaky floorboards add to the charm.
The décor is bursting with character, blending original features with contemporary style. Neutral walls and stylish lighting create a glamorous yet cosy ambience, with bouquets giving the place a fresh, sophisticated feel.
Rooms and suites
Book a suite or request a room facing the street and you’ll have yourself a castle view and front-row seat for the changing of the guard.
In keeping with the regal design theme, the rooms feature original panelling, rich fabrics and historical artwork. Plus, there’s everything you need for a comfy stay; a rain dance shower, The White Company toiletries, fluffy robes, speedy Wi-Fi and so on.
The five suites are named (and themed) after Royal Warrant Holders and each feature a spacious, individually-designed lounge and unbeatable views of Windsor Castle.