I love this hotel!
18/07/2016 dave g, Reading, United Kingdom
I have stayed at the Connaught several times and had a really good time every time. I have tried a few different rooms including the suites and this time I went for a double with a balcony (room 55). ... more
I have stayed at the Connaught several times and had a really good time every time. I have tried a few different rooms including the suites and this time I went for a double with a balcony (room 55). Fist up the room, no getting away from it this is a small room, with the tub chair in place you either have to move it or get out of bed on the other side. For me this was not an issue as I was on my own but for two people the room might be a little small however, the hotel website does give accurate dimensions so the size of the room was not a surprise to me and I have always found the descriptions of the rooms to be 100% accurate.
The reason I booked the room was for the balcony, it really makes a difference if the weather is suitable to sit out it means the size of the room really is not an issue; however if it is cold or rainy I would find the room a little small. Having said that the room was immaculately clean, the bathroom facilities excellent and the bed was incredibly comfortable. Although the room was adjacent to the lift it is not the kind of hotel that late nigh comings and goings would keep you awake. In addition to the balcony the room also had individually controlled air conditioning that can be set to just how you like it. I much prefer this system to central Air which never seems to work as well.
Throughout my stay the staff were amazing, so helpful and actually seemed to enjoy working at the hotel and they were happy to chat or offer advise and thoroughly made you feel the centre of attention. Again the food was excellent both breakfast and dinner (in the brasserie) and I really did feel sad when I had to leave, the good news is I have already booked my next stay for September. I really can't recommend this hotel highly enough, but before you book a balcony room consider the size of room you would like less
David1007, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, responded to this review
And we just loved your review Dave, thank you so much. Good to see you as ever and we look forward to seeing you again in September.
David F Miller
Executive rooms booked direct with the hotel are guaranteed their own, personal parking space!! Book direct - 01202 298020 - we guarantee the lowest prices and it ensures you get the room and the bath or shower that you want. Our standard rooms average 135 sq ft., balcony rooms now fully air-conditioned, average 155 sq ft, superiors without balconies 175 sq ft and Executives 210 sq.