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Sir Christopher Wren Hotel

52-56 Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PX England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/06/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 17 hotels in Windsor
Travellers' Choice
A truly special hotel at the heart of Royal Windsor. A superb location. Individual charm. First class service and attention to detail. Sir Christopher Wren Hotel has all this, and more. Sheltering beneath the ramparts of Windsor Castle, the hotel enjoys a spectacular setting, overlooking the River Thames at Eton Bridge. The main building holds a unique place in British heritage – and over the years, it has been meticulously restored to offer guests the highest levels of comfort and service. Today, Sir Christopher Wren offers 139 traditional and contemporary rooms, award-winning dining, and Wren's Club gym and day spa, as well as outstanding facilities for weddings, conferences and other events. Every bedroom at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel & Spa features free UK calls to national, local and mobile numbers and WiFi is throughout the hotel. So, if you’re looking for a first-class hotel experience, either for business or pleasure, you’re sure to find it at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid private parking on-site
Pool / beach towels
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 4 more
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Keith C wrote a review Yesterday
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Paid for an Executive Room advertised at 218 sq ft but room was much less with a lot of furniture in. Was unable to walk around the bed and couldn't use the table or chair that were pushed against the wall. Terrace and restaurant were booked out for private functions which resulted in having to find somewhere to eat outside of the hotel. Duty manager said that he couldn't change our small room or allow us to use the bar terrace overlooking the river and we would have to sit inside on a day that was 30c.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Ek3500 wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom10 contributions7 helpful votes
It was our first visit to this hotel. We stayed for two nights in an Executive room. The hotel is in the prime location, in the heart of Windsor and by the riverbank. On arrival, we were greeted by a lovely receptionist who provided us with a map and explained where to find the car park with our pre-booked car parking space (parking is located 3 min drive away from the hotel). Our room was not ready, so we left our bags in reception and went to drop the car off in the car park. When we arrived, unfortunately our pre-booked space was not available. We called hotel reception and the same friendly receptionist asked us to come back to the hotel and advised us to park in the private car park next to the hotel. Problem solved great service! We came back to check in at around 16:30, our room was ready but this time we were greeted by a different receptionist. She was not very pleasant at all. I asked about booking Spa facilities and she very abruptly said that the Spa is only open during weekends and it's clearly advertised on the website. I was very surprised at her response as I checked the website a couple of times and I could not find any information about this. Our room was located in Windsor House, which is a building across the road from the hotel. The room was very clean, comfortable and modern. We found restaurant staff very polite and friendly during lunch and dinner, however during breakfast our table did not have enough cutlery or milk. The food in the hotel restaurant was nice but overpriced. We had lunch, dinner and breakfast here. During our stay, we also used onsite gym and it was excellent. Very clean and well equipped. Overall a nice stay but very overpriced considering facilities available.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Englishmum3 wrote a review 28 Jul
1 contribution5 helpful votes
I have just returned from a one night stay with my daughter and have mixed feelings. The hotel is in a fabulous setting on the river and it was lovely and clean, all areas of the hotel I saw were pristine and well maintained. This was my second visit and I found no fault at all first time, however, sadly this time I do have a few reservations. On checking in we were greeted by a member of staff who did not seem to be interested in providing the welcome one would expect. As we turned away my daughter and I both looked at each other and remarked upon it instantly. A far cry from the lovely friendly lady who welcomed us as we walked through the same area in our way to be bar in the evening. The hotel is described and sold as a Hotel and Spa, however when I asked about booking some time in the spa I was told it would be shut on Tuesday due to the weather (it was still shut on Wednesday). Now I know it was a showery day, but this is England, does this mean it opens only a few days of the year? I felt the £200 I spent on the room and breakfast for one night was highly over priced given the absence of the spa facilities and the dark unimpressive room that was described as Superior but I failed to see why. Another issue was the room was overlooked by a courtyard that had a high footfall of passers-by who looked through the window, so we had to close the curtains throughout the entire time we were in there. A bit miserable on a summer afternoon. Breakfast was well run and food was lovely. However, we were disappointed with the Afternoon Tea. I booked this as a treat for my daughter. After being seated we waited 30 mins before I managed to attract the staff’s attention, tea then arrived with milk arriving around ten minutes later when I had to go over to ask again. After that the serving staff were attentive and keen to ensure we were well looked after, there were lovely sandwiches and we were offered refills of drinks and more sandwiches. They were aware I wasn’t initially very happy and when the bill arrived they had deducted £5 and the service charge. What I will say was a shame were the selection of small cakes which are traditionally offered alongside sandwiches and scones. They were uninspiring and tasteless. One of them was completely dry. At £26 per head not including service charge which is automatically added, I would have expected something more appetising and perhaps more attractive. All in all I have been left with a very different impression of the hotel and won’t be returning. Although I appreciate the afternoon tea wasn’t the pleasurable experience we had hoped for, I know sometimes these things just happen, and at least the staff recognised it and made the small compensation. However, I think it was unacceptable to give no advance warning the spa facilities at a spa hotel are unavailable. The room was over priced and not all staff were friendly and welcoming.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Invisbletraveller wrote a review 27 Jul
North West England, United Kingdom2 contributions
We stayed a the Sir Christopher Wren as part of a trip to a family wedding and thought we would stop off for a couple of days in Windsor. We were met by a sur.y receptionist and although we were pleased to find our room was ready 4 hours before check - in we were treated very matter of factly and no real welcome to the hotel. When we went to our room we understood why it was ready as it had a really musty smell and my husband went and bought some air freshener from a local shop. I don’t think anyone had stayed in there for awhile. The room was along a corridor and windows couldn’t be opened - there was an air conditioning unit in the room. Which on the second day started to drip down the wall onto the electric sockets ( we did report this to the hotel) The. Room was one of their superior rooms and was meant to be bigger than their standard rooms we could barely walk round the bed and the tea tray was lacking - we did ask for me tea and milk and was left lots of biscuits a couple of tea bag and 2 milk sachets!! Breakfast was a bit chaotic and after waiting nearly 15 minutes to find where we got the tea and coffee from we managed to ask one of the waitresses and she said ‘oh you ask me for tea and coffee’ In most hotels the waiter/waitress or takes you to your table normally takes you hot drink order not this one. The buffet was adequate and we were able to fill up for the day of sightseeing. We were a little upset the terrace was only open till 7pm as it would of been lovely to sit out in the evening with a drink and look out to the river especially as the weather was so lovely when we visited The location is excellent and in the centre of all the tourists spots such as Windsor Castle etc. I do think if this hotel wasn’t in such a prime spot it definitely would not be a 4 star hotel
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Date of stay: July 2021
Clair P wrote a review 25 Jul
1 contribution
We were disappointed from the arrival when they moved our room but still tried to charge the higher price without telling us. When you’re paying these prices there should be a discount despite the pandemic for no cleaning, no towels,no gym or spa access because you should disclose it on your website. Premier inns in central London are more service oriented than this. Breakfast is a rip off over £30 a day ! There’s a Costa over the bridge. Main pros air con and costa staff need training ..
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Lesley Denyer, Guest Services / Front Office at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear 881clairp Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel, following your recent stay. It is always disappointing for us to receive negative feedback and I am sorry that so many aspects of your stay failed to meet your expectations. We have had to make changes to our standard operating procedures, due to the pandemic, every effort has been made by our team to be transparent regarding these, by sharing all information in our guests pre-stay emails. Thank you for your constructive comments, I am sorry your stay was not a more positive one. Kind regards Lesley Denyer Customer Service Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sir Christopher Wren Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sir Christopher Wren Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Windsor Castle (0.3 km), St. George's Chapel (0.2 km), and Escape Experience Windsor (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sir Christopher Wren Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dum Dum Donutterie, Sebastian's Italian, and Limes of Windsor.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, a sauna, and fitness classes during their stay.
Is Sir Christopher Wren Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Windsor.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sir Christopher Wren Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, and Dutch.