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Warbrook House sits within 130 acres of stunning park and woodlands on the Hampshire/Berkshire border. This peaceful and scenic location is perfect for a relaxing break in the country, yet still just minutes from the M3 and M4 offering easy access to Reading, central London and Heathrow Airport. Warbrook House is also close to many major attractions such as Windsor Castle, Alpine Ski, Basildon Park and Legoland.
The hotel’s location is ideal for couples, families and business travellers, all of whom will find spacious, comfortable and well designed guest rooms at Warbrook House. All of the well appointed suites come with LCD television with Sky channels, direct dial phone, tea and coffee making facilities and gorgeous views of the local surroundings.Warbrook House also has internet access throughout the hotel and ample on-site parking.
For entertainment, Warbrook House has a range of giant bar games, croquet lawn and a pitch and putt course. There is also a relaxing bar area and a restaurant which serves fresh and sumptuous dishes in an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere (open Mon-Fri).
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 43
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Name: HEATHROW
- Distance: 30 miles
- Cots/Cribs Free: No
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 08:30
- Monday to Friday: 07:30
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 10:00
- Monday to Friday: 09:00
- Guide dogs only
- Nearest Airport Name: Heathrow Distance: 30 miles
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SuperBreak Customer Rating
- Overall: SuperBreak Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
- Sleep: SuperBreak Sleep Rating: 3.3 out of 5
- Breakfast: SuperBreak Breakfast Rating: 4.0 out of 5
- Staff: SuperBreak Staff Rating: 3.3 out of 5
- Location: SuperBreak Location Rating: 3.3 out of 5
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 660 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
De Vere Warbrook House
Stay Date: 12/05/2012, a customer who stayed in this hotel wrote this review.
The location was very nice, the room was comfortable, but we were extremely annoyed when we got there only to find out that we could not have dinner in the restaurant as there was a wedding. We had travelled down from work and I ended up eating snack… See more
The location was very nice, the room was comfortable, but we were extremely annoyed when we got there only to find out that we could not have dinner in the restaurant as there was a wedding. We had travelled down from work and I ended up eating snacks from the vending machine. This would not be a problem if we had been informed of this prior to booking. The staff did not seem too bothered whether we were there of not. This came as a surprise as we were married at the devere in hook - highfield park and the atmosphere, staff and amenities were outstanding, sadly devere warbrook house did not live up to our previous experiences. If they would prefer other guests not to stay due to functions, then they should not release rooms. Collapse
Overall Hotel Rating: 3 out of 5
- Destination: 2 out of 5
- Sleep: 4 out of 5
- Breakfast: 5 out of 5
- Staff: 3 out of 5
A Good Base Before An Interview In Basingstoke
Stay Date: 04/01/2010, a customer from LEEDS who stayed in this hotel wrote this review.
Peaceful surroundings, attentive and helpful staff. On the day of the interview we also had to cope with 8 inches of snow and the staff could not have been more helpful - digging the car out of the car park, pushing us the extra few feet to the drive… See more
Peaceful surroundings, attentive and helpful staff. On the day of the interview we also had to cope with 8 inches of snow and the staff could not have been more helpful - digging the car out of the car park, pushing us the extra few feet to the driveway, getting online map and directions to the new location (original site closed due to adverse weather) - they were marvellous! The location itself wasn't quite as close to Basingstoke as billed on Superbreak's website, but it certainly did the job. Collapse
Overall Hotel Rating: 4 out of 5
- Destination: 5 out of 5
- Sleep: 2 out of 5
- Breakfast: 5 out of 5
- Staff: 5 out of 5
Short Break in Hook
Stay Date: 20/02/2008, a customer from Bournemouth who stayed in this hotel wrote this review.
I spent two days at the Warbrook House. I found it to be a lovely house but felt that the transition from the IBM training centre it had been to a De Vere hotel had not been effected. Study groups from IBM were hanging around and there did not se… See more
I spent two days at the Warbrook House. I found it to be a lovely house but felt that the transition from the IBM training centre it had been to a De Vere hotel had not been effected. Study groups from IBM were hanging around and there did not seem to be enough staff as all was self-service. Breakfast was a self-service buffet which is not unusual but what I did find unusual was that I had to make my own toast. The reception staff were perhaps the only professional staff in the hotel as the others seemed to be trainees and were not generally dressed in uniforms. The bedroom was nicely furnished and warm but perhaps a little small. All in all, I felt it was a lovely house but still more of a conference centre than a professionally run hotel. Collapse
Overall Hotel Rating: 3 out of 5
- Destination: 3 out of 5
- Sleep: 4 out of 5
- Breakfast: 2 out of 5
- Staff: 2 out of 5
- Tally Ho pub: 3 out of 5
The murder experience was enjoyable, the rest was not
Stay Date: 04/2017, Sopmai wrote this review.
We discovered Warbrook House via Groupon. We wanted to try a murder party experience, and that's exactly what they were offering us. We were expecting to spend some nice and quiet time in an old but charming country house. The house in question look… See more
We discovered Warbrook House via Groupon. We wanted to try a murder party experience, and that's exactly what they were offering us. We were expecting to spend some nice and quiet time in an old but charming country house. The house in question looked old indeed. But it seemed not to have been very well maintained over the years. The scenery was nice nonetheless (if you disregard the cows). Instead of being given a room in the house, we were put in the annex “Grange 2”. This annex was probably the farthest building from the main house. It was ugly and uninviting. The room looked dirty. There were brown and black marks all over the white walls. I understand that some guests might be inconsiderate and will sometimes put their feet on the wall. But for the room to be in that state, it gave us the impression that the walls must never have been cleaned at all. The room was small. Don't get me wrong. If we were in the middle of London, it would be the size that you would expect. But, we're talking about a hotel in the middle of nowhere, lost in the countryside. So you could reasonably expect a nice room. Also, the bed was meant more for one person and a half, than for two people... If we had not already paid for the room via Groupon, we would probably have left right away. There was little effort to give guests a sense of intimacy. The building was poorly isolated. You could hear everything. From the neighbours’ TVs to people walking or talking in their rooms. The door did not have a privacy lock inside. In addition, our room was on the ground floor and had a French window right in front of the bed. This could have been a great feature if the window had had a net curtain, but it didn't. We could see cars and people passing by. As a result, we could not both enjoy the sunlight AND the intimacy of our room. We had to close the curtain and be in the dark most of the day, because we felt uncomfortable with the idea of anyone passing by and being able to look into the bedroom. Overall, we had the impression that the comfort of the guest was not a priority and that fitting as many guests as possible was what mattered. We asked if it was possible to change rooms. The receptionist was very nice. But she didn’t let us change rooms (we arrived half an hour before the time at which you can normally start registering, so I doubt that all the rooms were indeed already assigned to specific individuals, but never mind). We had the impression that Groupon was used as a means to fill-in the rooms that normal guests would otherwise refuse. We did not feel valued as customers and couldn’t help laughing when reading the “welcome message” left in the room in which we were asked to leave a comment on Trip Advisor if we had actually enjoyed our stay. For the restaurant, the menu was set. We were served prosecco while awaiting for the party to start. It was not very good. No food was served with it. Big mistake. If you have not had anything to eat before drinking, alcohol can get to you quickly. A few people, especially those who came as groups, started being loud before the dinner had even begun. Talking about dinner, it was very simple. Too simple in fact. Soup, chicken, cake. Aside from the cake which was a true killer, the rest was not better than what anyone with basic cooking skills could prepare. We were not expecting a gastronomical meal. But we were hoping for the food to at least be nice. It was not. Aside from the cake, it was just edible. The potatoes were badly washed and there was still sand on them. If you took off the entertainment provided by the murder party, you just had a very poor meal. With regards to the murder party experience, we quite enjoyed it. However, there was a clear lack of organization. First, we were asked to arrive at a certain time. But there was no one to welcome us or make us feel at ease. The waiters were putting glasses of prosecco on the table for each person to serve themselves. Aside from that, we were left to our own for around thirty minutes (probably so that any latecomer would not miss the show). A lot of us had come as couples and didn't know the other guests. As a result, the thirty minutes went-by very slowly. In this type of events, I was expecting that at least one or two actors would be present from the beginning and would mingle with the guests. This would have alleviated the heavy atmosphere, entertained the guests and given us a real sense of immersion. Instead, all actors appeared at the same time. They put on a show to introduce the scenario and the characters. It was funny, and I think everyone enjoyed that part. A seating plan had been made for each person to know where they were supposed to sit. We each had our name on a specific seat, maybe to avoid fights for the best spots? My husband and I had our backs to the room, which was everything but nice as when the actors spoke to everyone in the room, we could not see them (or we had to bend ourselves which was not convenient). Also, surprisingly, eight seats had been prepared for our table although there were only seven names on it. I first thought that this was so that the actors could sit, but no. The waiters served food to that place despite the fact it was not assigned to anyone. As a result, my husband was seated between me and the invisible man. He felt completely isolated and had no one to socialize with. With his back to the room, he could not even see the actors or follow what was happening. As a result, he ended up dozing off in the middle of the dinner out of boredom... He still enjoyed the concept, but not so much the execution. The concept is that you first analyze the evidence to understand what might have caused the murder and find potential suspects and motives. Then the characters go to each table so that the guests can question them. In reality, some tables were clearly favored compared to others. Our table was on the side, and while other tables already had interrogated three characters, we still had not been visited by any witness. One of the actors did not even stop at our table until the very last minute (literally!). He had "forgotten" us. And so we missed many clues from that character. This should not happen. 10 tables, 5 actors. The math should not be very complicated. The rotation should have been made every X minutes and each actor should have been assigned complementary patterns to ensure that the tables would all be visited with the same frequency. Instead, we really had the impression that each actor went where they pleased. As a result, the first to be visited (the tables in the middle) had a great time because they spent the whole meal talking to the suspects, whereas the tables on the side were left for last and had little to no time left to talk to any of the suspects. Another issue was the number of guests that were participating to the murder party. With ten tables, all which had at least 7 guests (we were the smallest group on the seating plan, so I take it most groups were made of 10 people), the room was extremely noisy. The noise was such that the actors had to go around the table to be close to the person who was asking the question, because they could not hear them. When the actors answered, the guests which were not in direct proximity with the actor (so, those who were on the other side of the table) could not actually hear the answers. As a result, you spent a lot of time asking the same questions as your neighbours, just because you couldn't hear anything. The tables should have been divided in two rooms of 5 and 5. This would have greatly diminished the noise (which in turn would have made the communication more effective) and would have solved the issue of the actors spending too much time with the first tables / forgetting to go to certain tables. At the end of the day, we did enjoy the murder party experience but only because the actors were funny and great to interact with. We will do it again, just not with that hotel. Collapse
Stay Date: 04/2017, Spike5432 wrote this review.
My son had his wedding reception at Warbrook House and it was brilliant. From arriving here after the wedding ceremony to leaving the next morning the staff went out of their way to make this a very special time for my son and daughter in law. I lov… See more
My son had his wedding reception at Warbrook House and it was brilliant. From arriving here after the wedding ceremony to leaving the next morning the staff went out of their way to make this a very special time for my son and daughter in law. I loved the fact that my daughter in law had an allocated waiter who made sure she had everything she needed. Brilliant idea. All the staff were cheerful and nothing was too much trouble. The venue is stunning and we are looking forward to the wedding pictures. We stayed in the main house with some of the guest staying in the annex which is not very far from the main house depending on how fast you walk! The rooms were clean and comfortable. Ours was fine in terms of heat but some of the rooms did have a problem with heating which they could not turn down. It is our understanding that changes are happening at the hotel and hopefully this is something that can be addressed in the future. The shower strength could be improved but these are just minor aspects of a good stay. Food at the wedding was okay. Breakfast the following morning was buffet style and you can have breakfast in the main house or the annex if staying there. It is buffet style which is not something I like preferring something which is cooked fresh. My youngest son however loved it as he could pile his plate high!! I would recommend here for a wedding reception and cannot praise the staff to highly. They helped to make this a very special weekend. Thank you Collapse
Stay Date: 04/2017, a customer wrote this review.
Great lovation, amazing manor. However, the TLC and maintenance are lacking badly. The room window is stuck partially open, the heater was on despite being a warm day, and as seen on the picture, the walls are flaking. The food of the restaurant is … See more
Great lovation, amazing manor. However, the TLC and maintenance are lacking badly. The room window is stuck partially open, the heater was on despite being a warm day, and as seen on the picture, the walls are flaking. The food of the restaurant is good, bu service staff is too eager, and while I've raised to collect toasts, upon return my table was clean, having lost my tea and my water. It would all be Ok if the price per night would be cheaper, but at £130. You should do much better than the local B&B and Premier Inn who charges half of this price Collapse
Stunning on the outside, a bit tired on the inside!!
Stay Date: 03/2017, teapotandstory wrote this review.
We stayed here for a wedding, and the main house was an excellent backdrop (the glorious sunshine also helped!) for the photos and was splendid! Inside, all the communal areas worked really well for the wedding, with several separate rooms for differ… See more
We stayed here for a wedding, and the main house was an excellent backdrop (the glorious sunshine also helped!) for the photos and was splendid! Inside, all the communal areas worked really well for the wedding, with several separate rooms for different things (Photo Booth, wedding breakfast, dance floor etc.) However, as others have mentioned the hotel needs to focus on updating its decor within the bedrooms - ours was rather a furnace (and even hotter once the iron was out to flatten out shirts/dresses!) and the furnishings were dated and worn, particularly the shower area of the bathroom - overall the rooms were a little small. It was a bit tricky with some guests being in the Grange (including the bride) the night before, whereas myself and my boyfriend were in the main house - I think if anyone, the bride should have been house in the main building the night before her wedding!! The breakfast in the morning was ample and tasty! Collapse
Booked the venue
Stay Date: 02/2017, Chris B wrote this review.
Booked Warbrook House main hall for a Friday & Saturday night cabaret act we hosted. Staff were all excellent and helped with the set up of the room for the evening, in fact went out of their way to help. 120 people being served at once is never eas… See more
Booked Warbrook House main hall for a Friday & Saturday night cabaret act we hosted. Staff were all excellent and helped with the set up of the room for the evening, in fact went out of their way to help. 120 people being served at once is never easy, but good hot food was served to all in a timely manner, with no complaints from the 240 guests. Special mention to Tom, our very helpful server, and to the Night Crew who put up with the late night antics (sorry). Booked again for later in the year, another 'Lola Boys' extravaganza. Thank you to all for making it a great weekend. Collapse
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