We stayed at the Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel recently whilst attending an event. The price payed was very reasonable and we booked on a room only basis. The hotel looks very classy from the outside but once inside you notice a very grubby carpet leading to the reception and bar area. First impressions are very important and we thought a hotel like this should look smarter.
However, Our room was great, spacious with a view over the countryside. It was clean and had a large bed.