Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Sunningdale 1.1 miles (1.8 km), Tube Station: Heathrow Airport T5 7.6 miles (12.2 km), Motorway: M3 Junction 3 4. 1 miles (6.6 km). Dating from 1705 the Royal Berkshire Hotel, Ascot is located in Ascot and is a wonderful looking Queen Anne mansion standing in 15 acres of landscaped gardens. The mansion was originally constructed for the famous Churchill family (Winston). Close to the lake at Virginia Water. Nearby attractions include Guards Polo Club (1.3 miles), Ascot racecourse (1.9 miles), Legoland (2 miles), Windsor great park (great for picnics) and Saville Gardens (2.1 miles), Windsor Castle (5.3 miles) and Thorpe Park (6.7 miles). Ascot station can be assessed in 5 minutes by taxi.
Hotel in Detail:All rooms at the Royal Berkshire Hotel, Ascot are individual in decor and each one features Hypnos beds. The hotel splits its rooms across 2 buildings. The older rooms with a traditional style and old-world feel are in the Queen Anne mansion. In the modern wing the rooms are contemporary in style. Each room is en-suite with toiletries supplied.
Each bedroom comes Tea & coffee making facilities (speciality teas and coffee), interactive flat screen cable TV with in-house movies and internet access (charges apply), full length mirror, work desk, direct dial Telephone, Trouser press and Hairdryer.
Executive rooms come with a Multimedia Package, Morning Paper, early check-in (noon) and water.
Superior bedrooms come with a Multimedia Package, Morning Paper, early check-in (noon), music jukebox and water.
Suites have a separate lounge.
Some rooms are adapted for accessibility.
Room service is 24 hours.
Dining Options:The hotels Little Paddocks restaurant overlooks the garden and serves contemporary English cuisine and a range of freshly prepared quality dishes. The wooden floorboards of the Little Paddocks Restaurant make a rustic dining experience. The restaurant uses fresh ingredients from the hotels own herb garden and locally sourced produce. The restaurant also has an international fine wine list.
Overlooking the croquet lawn is the Polo bar and lounge for enjoying tea, featuring deep armchairs a and Bar with friendly ambience which serves light meals. In the summer guests can sit out on the terrace adjoining the bar.
The Summit Conference Centre has 11 meeting and conference rooms and can handle up to 100 guests in the largest room.
Onsite the hotel has its own health club open 7.00 until 22.00. Here you will find an Indoor heated swimming pool, Sauna, Spa bath, massages and gym. Other leisure facilities at the hotel include Tennis courts, Croquet lawn (available April - October) and a 9 Hole putting green.
The Royal Berkshire Hotel, Ascot features wireless internet connection. A handicap friendly hotel with accessible entrance, restaurant and bar.
Bedroom Numbers: 63 / 3 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Free public parking is available on site .
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 86% by past guests. The London average is 87% and the average for 4 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 529th from 846 London hotels, and 220th of 321 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (7.0 miles, 11.2 km) would be the 4 star Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £71 and which has an 86% guest satisfaction rating.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (London Road, Sunninghill, SL5 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 12.3 miles (19.8 km) radius. The numbers for each star rating are 2 five star hotels (average rating 87%), 23 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 21 three star hotels (average rating 79%) and 4 two star hotels (average rating 71%). Top 4 star hotels are Hilton Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Holiday Inn Heathrow T5 and Renaissance Heathrow Hotel (all three rated 88%). The highest rating in the isa goes to Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel (5 star) at 93%.
Base Rates: We look at what the average base rates are for the area and by star rating. These rates do not take account of offers and short term deals so are just a guide. If we look at the average for all hotels in the area (nearest 50) we get an average base rate of £61 per night. The lowest rates are at £26 at Heathrow Lodge Hotel (2 Star, 61%) and highest base rates of £143 at Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel (5 Star, 93%). Averages for each sector of star rating: Five Star average: £119, Four Star average: £69, Three Star average: £51 and Two Star average: £31.
We rank hotels based on our own proprietary algorithm based mainly on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors. We rank Royal Berkshire Hotel Ascot 10th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 4th (joint) for the 23 four star hotels in the area. The hotel is 35th of 50 (11th of 23 four star hotels.) for lowest standard rates locally. Looking at the hotels rates plus its user rating we rank it 23rd of 47 for sheer bang for buck (Travelodge Heathrow Heston Eastbound was top).
We note that this hotel is above average locally for 4 star hotels even though its below average overall for 4 star hotels in London.
Comment: The hotel was bought by the 'Exclusive Hotels' in May 2011 from the Ramada Jarvis Group.
Past Names: Ramada Ascot, Royal Berkshire till 2011. The Royal Berkshire Ramada Plaza