The Macdonald Windsor Hotel & Caleys Scottish Steakhouse

I have wanted to visit Windsor for such a long time and after a few days in Brighton and London, we had the perfect opportunity. My Mum and I boarded a train from Paddington and within 40 minutes we arrived in Windsor. During our trip, we were invited to stay at the Macdonald Windsor Hotel which is conveniently located right across from Windsor Castle. If you want to see all about my trip to Windsor Castle, you can read all about it here. Although Windsor is quite a small town, you literally couldn’t be more central than this hotel.

This was actually my first experience in a Macdonald Hotel so I was pretty excited. Check-in was really easy and the ladies on reception were absolutely lovely and so helpful. We were told that we had been upgraded to an executive twin room which we swiftly headed up to check out what awaited us.

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The room was a very generous size with twin beds which looked so bloomin’ comfortable. We had just come from two nights in a camping pod which was fun but nothing beats a big snug bed! The pillows were seriously the fluffiest softest things ever. Sleeping on them was a dream. I was just as impressed with the shower which I stupidly didn’t photograph. Does anything really beat a big waterfall drench shower?!

Overall, the room was absolutely lovely and I wouldn’t be able to pick any faults with it. It was, however, the little things that made it really special from the in-shower speakers from the TV, the turndown service and bathrobe & slippers. It was fully equipt with everything you would need, I didn’t want to leave the room.

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Before this stay, the one thing I knew about Macdonald Hotels was their Scottish Steak Club as I’d seen advertisements for it when I lived in Birmingham. I actually was under the impression that it would be a typical pub experience and had no idea that the adjoining hotel was so luxurious with incredible rooms. We were lucky enough to get a chance to experience the food in Caley’s Scottish Steakhouse which the restaurant and bar are located towards the back of the hotel on the ground floor.

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First up, I have to give our waitress a massive shout out as she was so friendly and attentive. She showed up to our seats and went over the menu with us. It was one of those menus where you spend forever mulling over what to order and changing your mind every two seconds. Did I want steak? or Fish and Chips? In the end, I went for the Breaded Chicken Burger served on a Brioche bun. Whilst the burger was lovely, I did regret not ordering the steak – after all, we were in a Steakhouse! My Mum went for the Steak and Ale pie served with chunky chips. I did steal a bit from her for the purpose of this review – The beef was all crumbly and delicious.

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I couldn’t resist ordering dessert and the winner of the most random dessert goes to…. me! Don’t judge me as it actually tasted pretty great. When ordering ice cream or a sorbet, you could mix and match your toppings and sauce. I chose Blackcurrant Sorbet with chocolate sprinkles and hot chocolate sauce drizzled on top. A genius combination I would say! My Mum went for the New York Cheesecake also served with sorbet.

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After a dreamy night’s sleep, I reluctantly had to get up for breakfast and to head out for our day at Windsor Castle. Breakfast was once again served at Caley’s Steakhouse where we were given a menu to choose from. Not only was there cooked to order options, there was also cereals, fruits and pastries around a huge buffet table. As neither of us eats eggs, we got the full English with a few amendments. The service once again was brilliant with drink top ups and additional slices of toast. It was a lovely breakfast but I was a little sad that there were no coco pops!

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The Macdonald Windsor Hotel was a great all-rounder with beautiful rooms and excellent food in a great location. Not only is the hotel perfect for visitors of Windsor exploring the residence of the Royal Family, it’s pretty close to Heathrow Airport for jet setters. It was such a great central hub for us on our little trip to Windsor. We hope to be back soon! A massive thank you to the Macdonald Windsor Hotel for having us, if you would like to find out more about the hotel and their current offers, click here.

Have you been to Windsor before? Have you stayed in a Macdonald hotel?

XOXO

*I was a guest of the Macdonald Windsor Hotel, I received a complimentary stay in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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27 Comments

  1. Sarah Ann
    June 19, 2017 / 11:08 pm

    I actually have vouchers to use in a MacDonald hotel and now I’m really excited – the rooms look beautiful!

  2. June 20, 2017 / 4:53 am

    Ooh, Windsor’s not far from me and I’ve always fancied a weekend away there – the food looks AMAZING!! x

  3. June 20, 2017 / 7:55 am

    I’ve been Windsor as a child and wouldn’t mind to go again. They seem very accomadating which is a good sign. Plus the sound of the shower in the hotel already has me intrigued lol x

  4. Cassandra Mayers
    June 20, 2017 / 10:35 am

    Wow it really does sound like you get spoilt there. Would love to stay somewhere like this.

  5. June 20, 2017 / 11:43 am

    What a lovely place to stay, and the blackcurrant sorbet and the toppings you got looks especially delicious!

  6. June 20, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    I stayed here over Easter and had an amazing time. The location is perfect! x

  7. June 20, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    Great review – it certainly makes me want to go! I do love Macdonald hotels they are pretty fab

  8. June 20, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    Looks like you had a wonderful stay. The place is lovely and the service is great. This will be a good recommendation to friends coming over.

  9. June 20, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    I have been to Windsor before but I haven’t visited the hotel yet. The food looks fantastic there I’d love to visit there and try it.

  10. June 20, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    The room sounds lovely, and the bedding is so pretty! The sorbet looks yummy x

  11. June 21, 2017 / 7:49 am

    The room looks gorgeous and the food looks amazing – definitely bookmarking this hotel for a future trip!

  12. June 21, 2017 / 8:06 am

    Wow, that looks like a really high quality hotel! And the food looks delicious!

  13. Danielle Mar
    June 21, 2017 / 9:08 am

    That bed looks super comfy, and I would need it after that burger – it looks epic!

  14. Helen
    June 21, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    The Macdonald Windsor hotel sounds a great place to stay. I love all the extra touches they offer too. The food from the Steakhouse looks and sounds so delicious! Especially the black current sorbet, yum!

  15. June 21, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Love Windsor! This hotel and food all look so bloody good!! xx

  16. yasmin
    June 21, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    Looks like a comfortable hotel! The interior looks really nice. Haven’t been to Windsor, maybe I should put it on my list!

  17. June 21, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    I’ve never visited Windsor before and I can honestly say it’s never been on my list, but this hotel looks gorgeous! The bed looks extremely comfortable!

  18. June 21, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    Mmm, I’d go for your mum’s cheesecake I think! That breakfast looks yummmm too! Looks like a really nice stay. 🙂

  19. June 21, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    I was just recently in London — always have a good time. I haven’t been to the Windsor, but will definitely put this on my list to check out once back in London. Thanks for the great article, as it is very informative. See ya on the road!

  20. June 21, 2017 / 11:31 pm

    OMG, this post is like a Foodie’s heaven! The hotel looks as delectable as the food does.

    Do you have a post on the Windsor Castle? The castle is definitely on my bucket list!

  21. Priyadarshini Rajendran
    June 22, 2017 / 7:30 am

    Looks luxurious! I have been to Windsor before and absolutely loved it too!

  22. June 22, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    This hotel looks amazing! Glad you and your mom had a wonderful stay there.

  23. June 22, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    The hotel and Steakhouse both look amazing! And speakers in the shower? Genius. I can only imagine how awesome it felt to snuggle into this hotel after camping!

  24. June 22, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    Oh my life, that food looks so good! I hope you had a lovely stay. I’m not sure I could go somewhere with food that good – I would come home the size of a house!

  25. June 23, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Oh what a simply stunning hotel! I love trying new ones too. The food looks delicious. What a treat. Kaz

  26. June 23, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Oh wow the whole place looks amazing and so luxurious! The food looks so delicious too! Its always a big bonus for me too when the staff are so friendly and helpful.

  27. June 24, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing your experience… looks like you had such a lovely time with your mom.

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