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We take our children to the Hilton Bracknell after visiting Lapland UK

Name

Hilton Bracknell, Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Where is it?

On the outskirts of Bracknell near the main A322 road, next to a Sainsbury’s supermarket and petrol station.

It’s just 10 minutes from Lapland UK (review here), around 15 minutes from Legoland Windsor (review here) and half an hour from Thorpe Park.

What is it?

A large hotel with a swimming pool and leisure centre. It has plenty of free parking on site.

Hilton Bracknell Hotel exterior

Is it family friendly?

Yes, this is a popular family option in the area offering easy access to Windsor, Lapland UK and Ascot.

Children receive a welcome pack on arrival, breakfast caters for them well and there is a swimming pool to enjoy.

There were lots of children at the hotel when we stayed there and they are made to feel welcome.

The rooms

We stayed in a two double bed deluxe and it was an excellent size for a family of four.

Our room at the Hilton Bracknell

Our room

There were two comfy double beds, a large TV, good-sized bathroom with bath and shower, free bottles of water, a kettle and a useful mini-fridge. The room was spotlessly clean.

The bathroom of our room at the Hilton Bracknell

The bathroom

Food and drink

Breakfast was nearly all self-service with a good selection of six cereals, including cornflakes and coco pops.

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Breakfast cereal at the Hilton Bracknell

There were lovely warm pastries plus all the usual hot options if you want a cooked breakfast.

Breakfast is served in a lovely, bright and spacious restaurant area. Even though the hotel was busy it was a pleasant environment to eat in. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout.

The breakfast room at the Hilton Bracknell

If you want to eat an evening meal then under-fives eat free with a paying adult. Children aged between six and 12 can dine from the children’s menu for £11.50. We ate elsewhere for dinner so can’t comment on how good it is!

Our highlights

*The swimming pool – a real bonus here are the leisure facilities. These are free for hotel users and the decent-sized pool is split into two halves with a rope. One half is for adult swimmers and the other for children and their families. It wasn’t too busy when we visited on a Saturday morning and really made our stay.

There is also a jacuzzi which children are allowed in, plus a steam room and sauna for adults.

You can collect fresh towels from the leisure centre and the changing facilities are good.

We also spotted a good-sized gym.

*Welcome pack – the small bag given to children at reception kept them entertained in our room. There were crayons, stickers to colour in, puzzles and a crossword.

Children's welcome pack at the Hilton Bracknell

Children’s welcome pack

*The staff – everyone we met from reception, housekeeping and at breakfast were very friendly. They went out of their way to help and make sure we had a pleasant stay.

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*Parking – the hotel’s large car park is free and stretches around the front and side of the building. Even on a busy Friday evening there was space to park.

Nearby

A busy dual carriageway is the main view from the hotel but it is handily placed next to a large Sainsbury’s supermarket and petrol station.

Coral Reef Waterworld, The Look Out Discovery Centre and Go Ape Bracknell are all less than a mile away.

There are lots of family favourites within a few miles including Lapland UK, Windsor Castle, Legoland Windsor and Thorpe Park.

Address

Hilton Bracknell, Baghsot Road, Bracknell, RG12 0QJ

How to book

For the best rates book direct at the Hilton website.

Disclaimer: We received a reduced rate on our stay for the purposes of this review. All opinions are our honestly held views.

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