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Excellent location — rated 9.5/10! (score from 29 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The French Horn.
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Golf course (within 3 km)
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the room
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and costs GBP 15 per 24 hours.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Paid WiFi, Newspapers, Safety deposit box, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Air conditioning, Designated smoking area
14:00 - 22:30 hours
07:00 - 11:30 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 1 year stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years are charged GBP 10 per person per night for children's cots/cribs.
All older children or adults are charged GBP 20 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 29 reviews
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Situated on Windsor High Street, just opposite the famous Windsor Castle, Macdonald Windsor offers luxury bedrooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel also features a stylish restaurant and bar.
Score from 447 reviews Superb
Situated on the outskirts of Henley-on-Thames overlooking the beautiful Chiltern Valley, with the River Thames just at the bottom of the lane, the Black Boys Inn is a stylish and relaxing country...
Score from 43 reviews Fabulous
Originally a 16th-century coaching inn, The Bull is located in the pretty village of Sonning on Thames.
Score from 154 reviews Very good
Idyllically situated on the riverbank in the picturesque conservation village of Sonning-on-Thames near Reading, this charming hotel prides itself on friendly and professional service at all times.
Score from 307 reviews Very good
The set menu (available Sunday to Thursday) in the restaurant was good but not outstanding, while the a la carte is eyewateringly expensive. Breakfast is served in your room and must be pre-ordered the previous night, something I specially dislike. While the quality of the breakfast was excellent the choice was a bit limited.
The French Horn is in a beautiful location on the riverside. We had one of the cottages with a downstairs sitting room and large bedroom and bathroom upstairs (despite having booked a standard room). Staff were very helpful - I had a dental problem on a bank holiday and they recommended an emergency dentist
Shower temp was a bit temperamental but no big deal
Loved all of it!
The staff were very friendly and accommodating and no request was too much trouble for them. Thank you for a great relaxing stay.
The staff and the food really make this place! Defo recommend
Surprisingly we couldn't find a kettle in our room!
We have eaten in the restaurant before, but never stated at this wonderfully located establishment. Very attentive staff and will return - would highly recommend for a special occasion.
Internet should be free
My room - breakfast - staff
Friendly and helpful staff, great food, good parking.
Me and my partner came here for our anniversary. It was a real treat and the food was lovely and the staff really looked after us. It made for a special evening.
The mattress and pillows very uncomfortable
The staff were amazing and the food a delight
Great staff who were attentive, but not in your face. Fabulous cottage all to myself and breakfast brought to me in the morning. The food was first class both for dinner in the dining room and breakfast in the cottage. Nothing was too much effort for any of the staff.
The warm and efficient welcome, the lovely bedroom - a little dated, but spotlessly clean and well maintained - the view of the river and the tea and cakes delivered to us. Breakfast was delicious and our celebratory family lunch unforgettable; wonderful food, outstanding (in its true meaning) service, the relaxed atmosphere and the reassurance from the management that we had all the time in the World - we were still at our table four hours after we arrived without the slightest hint from the staff that we should be moving out. A wonderful stay - thank you.
The rooms are dated, but this is reflected in the price. They are clean, comfortable and perfectly adequate and I quite liked the fact that the French Horn has not been gentrified to a standard format. You wouldn't come here for the rooms, but I doubt anyone would regret dining here.
The restaurant was amazing, with a really superb maitre'd. A very special place with outstanding food and wine.
Bed was the worst in years of travel. A total disgrace. God knows how many years it has been there. It shouldn't be anywhere.
Restaurant is very good. Fantastic fire in the bar.
We visited the French Horn last weekend to celebrate my husband's birthday. Everything was perfect once again. This is the fifth or sixth visit we have made over the last few years!
Busy road out front.
Near walking path along river. Beautiful setting and grounds.
Had attic room which was very close to extremely busy road At peak times water took long time to get hot for bath or shower probably due to position of room
Restaurant food and ambience Excellent beautiful setting was not Disappointed
Crossing the road from the cottages to the main hotel
we thought that the decor was now outdated for bedrooms and downstairs. The reception area certainly needed updating.
The staff were very good and welcoming. we did not eat but had comfortable evening by the fire and spitroast! Lovely modern bathroom.
The dinner was truly memorable. We chose from the set menu which was very reasonably priced for such a posh establishment. The staff were outstanding and almost managed to brighten up the somewhat gloomy atmosphere created by the decor. The house claret was not cheap but delicious. We had breakfast in the bar all alone and a dull November morning did nothing to cheer it up! We only stayed one night, a Tuesday and it was very quiet, which never helps to create good cheer but it really does need brightening up. Then it would return to its old magnificence. Incidentally in 1966 dinner bed and breakfast cost £24 and it was very expensive!"
unchangeing "My wife and I stayed here for the first night of our honeymoon 47 years ago. It really has not changed much in all those years. This is both compliment and criticism. We were convinced that we stayed in the same room and, as far as we could remember, it looked almost exactly the same. It did look tired and badly needed a repaint and refurnishing. The bar was cluttered with lots of copper and brass. The atmosphere, in spite of a magnificent roaring fire, was fusty rather than the old fashioned warmth that was doubtless intended. We were asked whether we would like breakfast in our room or downstairs with the other guests and we had to select our choice of food and our time of eating. I can see that this was a great help for the catering staff but we thought it something of an imposition to guess what we would want in advance. Those are the down points.
Toilet in room not clean
The bedrooms were in need of an upgrade. Too basic in level of comfort.
The grounds were stunning, staff very helpful, food excellent.
This was not a huge issue, but without a car, this hotel is only accessible via a taxi as it is far from the city centre. But, the hotel organised a local taxi company for the daily trips, great rate, and lovely chats on the trip.
Having never been to the French Horn before I did not know what to expect and throughout my 3 nights, there were never a time where the staff were not amazing, the service not outstanding and the quality of comfort low. After a day, I could see the staff knew my needs/likes and would cater for them without question. Returning to ones room at night to have the curtains drawn, heating in the bedroom on and all set for relaxing was amazing. The food for all meals was wonderful and the wine selection vast. The setting was beautiful and the hotel lobby and rooms has a calming, relaxing feel. There will never be regrets when booking at this hotel. Highly recommended.
Expensive Internet connection - use your own if possible.
Riverside setting. Restaurant food and service. Room layout (with seating area and breakfast table).
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