The setting on the edge of Bracknell’s modern town centre might not excite, but this unusual hotel doesn’t rely on its location to attract. It features a stunning three-story aquarium towering above its atrium and boasts a sophisticated nightclub, an Austrian Bier Keller, and a fully-equipped health club. Its Alpine-style architecture also fits well with the neighbouring dry ski slope and winter sports complex. With so much to offer, the Coppid Beech has become a popular meeting place for locals and an appealing venue for weddings and conferences. The bedrooms have all the facilities you would expect from its star rating, including mini bar, satellite TV, high-speed Wi-fi (extra charge) and the possibility of viewing your bill and checking out. They even have two hairdryers rather than the usual one, and an ever-increasing number are having air-conditioning installed. There’s an informal menu in the Bier Keller’s Brasserie, light snacks all day in the Lounge Bar, and fine dining in Rowan’s Restaurant, where a meal might start with Rowan’s Gourmet Platter and continue with pan-fried red mullet with Cornish crab mash on a crayfish and truffle nage.
Recommended in the area
Windsor Castle and Windsor Great Park; Thorpe Park; Legoland