Split by the M4 and with the M3 and M40 running either side, Berkshire is an easy-to-get-to county, offering quick access to London and the south east. For those travelling from further afield, there are excellent rail links and Heathrow Airport is just 15 minutes away from Berkshire's borders. Given its location and with plenty to see and do, Berkshire is popular with both businessmen passing through as part of a busy schedule, and families who want to enjoy some quality downtime together. You'll find a wide selection of two star hotels in Berkshire; ideal for one-night stopovers or for those sticking to a budget.
Comfortable Accommodation: 2 Star Hotels in Berkshire
Windsor is the county's unofficial capital. Although a relatively small town, it is packed with shops, restaurants and attractions. Windsor Castle is the most popular site to explore and still acts as the family home to our current queen. A pedestrianised bridge takes you into historic Eton, replete with antique shops, timbered buildings and the enduringly astonishing Eton College. For fans of the Great Outdoors, the Long Walk gives access to Windsor Great Park, where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip can often be seen out taking in a tour of the estate. There are plenty of good two star hotels in the area, such as the New Oscar &B, which offers a comfortable, family-run base from which to explore all Windsor has to offer.
2 Star Hotels in Maidenhead and Newbury
Maidenhead tends to be popular with businessmen conducting meetings and conferences and, with the Crossrail Link to London nearing completion, it looks to become even more so. Close to the Thames and the expansive woodlands of Burnham Beeches, there's excellent shopping to be had and a buzzing nightlife. The Lawn Guest House is an ideal two star hotel from which to get out and about, being far enough away from the town centre so you can relax in peace and quiet, yet close enough so that you can take advantage of all its amenities. With family attractions such as Legoland Windsor and the thrills and spills of Thorpe Park just a short drive away, there's as much for families as there is for those on business trips.
To completely escape signs of civilisation, a stay in Newbury is in order. With the River Kennet flowing lazily through it and a patchwork of fields and woodlands to enjoy, Newbury offers some of Berkshire's most rural and impressive scenery. Even in these delectable wilds, there are some budget-busting, two star hotels such as the George and Horn, which offers traditional, characterful accommodation and a superb restaurant serving everything from hearty breakfasts to three-course dinners. Sporting fans and those visiting on a special occasion would be well advised to pay a visit to Newbury's racecourse, which just happens to be one of the most prestigious in the country.
Berkshire is a beautiful county, with plenty to see and do. If you want to keep the costs down, but don't want to compromise on quality, booking a room in one of its many two star hotels is a great way to make the most of your time here.