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75% would recommend it to a friend
A viewtiful stay the windsor in your hair. Fit for a king but with a queensize bed
We had a lovely stay in the hotel, the staff were lovely, but they were a bit short staffed which meant a bit of confusing waiting on arrival, like the Flintstones beginning sequence.
Once it was sorted though you couldn't fault them very friendly and helpful. We opted for a room with the castle view and would highly recommend it. I always say, it's better to be in the shit building looking onto the best one, rather than the other way around. Saying that, the Harte & Garter is very good looking too, it's just not a castle. Nice breakfast, more nice staff. I'd go there again. So should you (maybe for the first time). Go to Windsor Great Park, there is a really big Cheese Plant there that you can walk inside. Also we loved the tiny pastries. If this was a film we'd give it 5 starts, but because this is a hotel instead of a film, we didn't. The spa is nice too, they have strawberries and ice and vibrating beds.
Great location but with some drawbacks
As mentioned in the title, the location is great - the hotel faces Windsor Castle.
But as the hotel has no parking, you need to plan ahead and figure out where you are going to park and the cost of parking in Windsor is very high. There are a couple of town centre car parks and if you are up for a 10min walk there are cheaper ones to choose from. The hotel room was of a decent enough size for two adults and a small child, but it lacked any aircon and it got uncomfortably warm, the hotel night staff seemed to be unaware of the lack of aircon in out room and insisted that all i had to do was adjust the settings on the box to cool the room down. Eventually we were provided with a fan which just about did the trick. The staff at reception were friendly though. For the price the hotel was good, just make sure your room has aircon!
Good Value but very tired
Good value room for a bank holiday weekend.
Check in was quick (some odd issue about having to pay up front if you use Amex to pay). Room was large and so was bathroom. Was clean but very tired,bathroom needed some maintenance (bath a bit mouldy, toilet seat loose)
Afternoon tea and breakfast was good though service a bit slow
Overall stay here for very easy access to castle and decent value
Room was lovely overlooking Windsor Castle
Couldn't really fault the room.
Our first trip to Windsor and the hotel was slap bang in the middle of everything you could possibly need. No noise as you may wonder being in the town centre which was great, didn't hear any other people in the hotel either. The room was a little smaller than we thought but it was perfect for what we needed. Would definatly stay again
It was a single room, plenty big enough, very clean & comfortable
Out house down a back alleyway
I have stayed at the Harte and Garter once before so felt confident in booking to stay there again.
Originally I was travelling alone meeting friends in windsor, so wanted a hotel that was central and safe. When I arrived at the Harte and garter I escorted out if the hotel walked down the high street into a alley way and was introduced to a house that had just been converted from offices to hotel rooms. The house/hotel/offices has been renovated very well but this was not what I had booked. I was on the 5th floor and there was no lift. A friend has agreed to stay with me so I was lucky I didn't have to stay there alone. When returning after dinner around 11pm the now dark alley way was now filled with crowds of drunk people blurring music from the numerous clubs in the same alley way with a heavy police presence. It wasn't safe for two women walking through let alone a woman on her own we then struggled to sleep with all the drunken party goers coming and going. We didn't eat at the hotel because there was no option of room service. I'm guessing it's not really safe for the hotel staff to venture out to these rooms either. Very shocking and disappointing. I'm just glad it wasn't booked for a holiday or romantic break with my husband because it would have literally ruined any occasion I only had to suffer the one night and made a quick exit the next morning dodging the vomit in the street while making my way to reception to check out in the actual hotel.
Pleasant room, with great view and nice size in a nice area
Lovely hotel, but could do better
The Harte & Garter is a very lovely old style hotel, that could do with a bit of updating and improvements.
We paid £159 (room only, no breakfast) for 1 night and when we first arrived in our room I was so disappointed. The room looked dark and dingy, although the view was amazing. Just little things bothered me-cups and the tea tray, but no saucers. Therefore there were cup rings all over the furniture. There were no biscuits on the tea tray, which you normally get, and there was no plug socket to plug the kettle into, so we had to plug it in on the dressing table. The glass doors out onto the balcony were filthy, and one slightly broken. We asked to be moved to a nicer room, and the staff were very accomadating and sorted it straight out. Our 2nd room was much nicer and brighter, but still a couple of things broken and in need of updating. The shower was awful, and there was a horrid beige plastic bath mat in the bath, like i'd expect my granny to have. Not really fitting of a 4* hotel. We also went to use one of the hotel shower gels, only to find it had been re-filled with water. Oops. In the communal areas of the hotel, there are some carpets that are quite threadbare and need replacing. The dining room however is stunning, and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting in there for breakfast. Both food and service were excellent. I did like staying at this hotel, but definitely preferred The Macdonald Windsor just up the road, and it was cheaper for a nicer room. It's the little touches that make all the difference, and this is where I feel the H&G is lacking.
Not 4 star in our opinion
We were disappointed with our room.
Advertised as 4 star, we had a very basic room at the very back of the hotel. the room was not accessible by lift and we had to climb 2 sets of stairs (1 very steep) and walk through an empty bar to get to it. luckily we didn't have a lot of luggage. The plug was broken in the bath which mean we had to use shower which was caked in limescale. the bathroom door was very hard to close. There were marks on the table from where hot drinks had been left. There were no biscuits in the tea/coffee area. There is no parking at the hotel so we ended up spending nearly £20 on parking for our 2 night stay. I think we would have been better of in a B+B.