Happy Friday everyone! Now I don’t know about you. But I had an amazing Easter weekend. So much so that I’m actually pretty sad that it ins’t Easter this weekend again! And it’s not just because I want to eat my body weight in mini eggs. Though that would be amazing. No, it’s because I took a little trip down to Windsor to have a luxurious stay in the Macdonald Hotel. And what a luxurious stay it was!
Now I have to admit, I’ve stayed in some swanky hotels but this one was beautiful! The location is perfect. You walk out of the hotel and the castle is right in front of you. You’re also opposite the venue where Charles and Camilla and Elton John and David Furnish married. The staff are also incredibly friendly and helpful. And we were lucky enough to get an upgrade to an Executive Room which was just perfect! Being on the fifth floor meant we had a great view of the town.
Although I’m only about an hour away from Windsor I hadn’t been there in years. So I was really excited to get a chance to explore the place again. Especially as it’s one of the Queen’s favourite residences and where she spends her Easter’s. And what a beautiful place it is! We spent the Friday walking around the pretty streets, popping into shops, stopping for a drink or two before walking over the bridge to explore Eton. As it was Good Friday, quite a few of the public building were closed. But actually it was still lovely to get to explore the place without the usual hustle and bustle. As Windsor is certainly a tourist hot spot!
After exploring the town and Eton we then headed back to the hotel to get ready for dinner. We actually had dinner in the hotel in the Caley’s Scottish Steakhouse restaurant. Which again was such a beautiful setting. The menu is pretty extensive for a steak restaurant. To start we shared the trio of artisan breads which came with caramelised garlic, balsamic and extra virgin olive oil. And then for mains, we opted for one chicken burger and one steak burger. Both of which were cooked to perfection! So much so that we were too full for pudding. Instead opting to have another glass of Prosecco before finding some cute cocktail places.
Back in the hotel room it was a nice surprise to see the hotel offers turn down service. With our dressing gowns and slippers out, and the water by the bed already. Plus the added bonus of some chocolates! The room was also extremely quiet. I never once heard any of the people in the rooms next to ours and have to say the beds are so comfy! The bedding is also that lovely heavy but fluffy bedding that you only seem to be able to find in quality hotels.
We had breakfast included in our stay and I have to say, the breakfast was impressive! With a great selection of pastries and fruit. As well as cooked food you could order from the menu there really was something for everyone. Plus I know it seems really petty. But I love that the hotel had proper size glasses for the juice in the morning! What is the miniature glasses thing about? As someone who doesn’t drink tea or coffee, I just want a decent sized glass for my juice in the mornings. It’s sad I know!
After enjoying a sausage muffin each we then made out way back into Windsor for the long walk. Which is a long walk! It runs from the castle all the way up to the Copper Horse and is about six miles in total. But it was worth doing. It took about two hours to walk but it’s pretty relaxing. With lots of families, dog walkers and runners also doing the walk. On the way back we caught the end of the Changing of the Guard which is an experience. And something that I don’t do enough of. I’m never really a tourist in the UK. But with so many amazing places to see and things to do, I really need to start planning more trips around the country.
If you want to find out more about the Macdonal Hotel Windsor, you can visit their website.
Have you ever been to Windsor before? What do you think of the Macdonald Hotel in Windsor, it is somewhere you’d like to stay?