Telephone: 01753 862983

Friday, 12 January 2018

Garden Cottage Refurb


We are hugely excited to show before and after pics of our recent Garden Cottage refurbishment at ALMA HOUSE Bed and Breakfast.  The room had always been awkward to furnish as it had existing patio doors on the back wall, a window on the right and a doorway leading from the kitchenette to an upstairs storage area.  This really limited the layout possibilities and the internal staircase jutted into the room and made it feel cramped.  We really wanted to improve the layout and give staff more flexible access to the storage area so we bricked up the patio doors and moved the internal staircase to the outside wall.  This freed us up to move the beds, redecorate and put in a new and larger kitchen area.  So pleased with the end result!  The room is much more spacious and the table and chairs now sit next to the kitchenette making it more accessible and improving the flow.  Previously we had a feature wall on the left of Farrow and Ball's Downpipe and we added this colour to our new wall behind the two beds in order to create a cosy and warm room.  We put a mirror opposite the remaining window to bounce light around, but the white furniture is striking against the dark background.

Before, looking towards the patio doors
After, where the patio doors used to be.  




Back in November we took our annual pilgrammage to the Windsor Contemporary Art Show and I was delighted to meet artist Erica Just.  Being a keen gardener I was instantly drawn to her beautiful watercolours of lavender, alliums and seed pods.  I bought a print for my own home for £25 and framed it cheaply in an large white IKEA frame (less than £10).  On completion of the the building and decorating work in the Garden Cottage, I started looking around for some lovely artwork to complement the white furniture and purple accessories.  Suddenly remembering Erica's work, I dug out her card and dropped her an email and within a week I had ordered and received 5 prints of her beautiful work.  I hot-footed it back to IKEA for a further 5 frames and placed two above the double bed and one above the single.  I hope you will agree that they finish the room off perfectly and the final effect of the whole room is both stylish and welcoming.  I'm delighted with the result.  

If you would like to come and visit Windsor & Eton, whether for work or play Alma House is perfectly located just 5 minutes walk from Windsor Castle, the River Thames, Theatre Royal, train stations and stunning shops, restaurants, bars and cafes.  Always book direct for the best prices on 01753 444444 or check prices and availability and book online at www.Almahouse.co.uk.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Perfect for Business Travellers

As we head into September and it's back to work for many, our newly refurbished, executive double rooms are perfect for stays of a night or two in Windsor.  Rooms 1A and 2A are on the top floor of the house and these two rooms have their own large private bathrooms.  With a work desk and unlimited Wi-Fi you can keep on top of your workload or stream your favourite content to your laptop or ipad with ease!  Help yourself to breakfast at any time of the morning with muffins, cereals, toast, Nespresso coffee and flavoured teas all available as a help yourself option.  

Alma House is a short 5 minute walk into Windsor town centre and we recommend you try out our favourite restaurant - Meimo - a Moroccan / Mediterranean menu with great service!

Book Direct for the best rates at Alma House on 01753 444444.  
Executive Double Rooms

 

Friday, 26 May 2017

We had a quacking time on the river!

I have lived in Windsor for over 9 years and have still not experienced all of the tourist attractions that Windsor has to offer.  One that I have been keen to experience is the Windsor Duck Tour and as we are now promoting this on our website, I thought the best way to describe the adventure would be to actually take the tour.  My colleague Leonie and I made our way down to the pick up point opposite The Theatre Royal for the 11am start and was greeted by Paul and Graham (the Duck Commanders!).  We knew from the moment we met them that this was to be a fun hour ahead!  Paul is not your normal run of the mill tour guide, he is very charismatic and made the adults as well as the kids laugh with his quick humour and interesting facts and figures about Windsor and Eton along the way.


We departed promptly at 11am so I’d recommend to get there at least 10 minutes earlier to choose your seat. We were then driven (by boat?!) to the slipway where we splashed into the river ( I’m sure I was just as excited as the kids on the boat!) and spent the next 30-40 mins enjoying the famous sights and views of Windsor and the castle that you do not see as well from the road.

There are two tours to choose from, the River Splash Tour or The River Splash and Road Tour where you spend half the time on the road and half on the water and they run around  8 tours per day from 10am in the height of the season (approximately 2-3 in low season)  The 2017 price for adult tickets is only £19 and children’s tickets range from £1 to £12 depending on ages.  There are also concessions for the over 60’s, students, carers and the disabled).


For tour times and tickets, please click on link here: http://almahouse.co.uk/windsor-duck-tour.htm


Thanks to Paul and Graham for an entertaining trip!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Family Fun Day Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017



Get set for a fabulous day out for families this coming Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017 at Windsor Racecourse. Kids go free and there will be lots of free entertainment on the day including:

·  Pony rides
·  Face-painting
·  Bouncy castles including a Paw Patrol castle and a Disco Dome
·  Bouncy Castle assault course for those with a competitive streak
·  Funfair attractions (charges apply) including Dodgems, Flying Dumbo, Twist, Flying Planes and Bungee Trampolines
·  Performances from the Flying Seagull project across the day on the main stage
·  Appearances by Chase & Marshall from PAW Patrol at intervals throughout the day on the main stage.

Book your tickets in advance to save £5 at Windsor-Racecourse.co.uk

Want to stay overnight?  Book family accommodation at Alma House B&B



Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Newly Refurbished Rooms 2017

In the last 12 months we have focussed on upgrading all of our rooms with new decor and flooring and stylish colours, cushions and luxury duvets & pillows. 



We like to use solid oak flooring in our family rooms so that spills can be easily cleaned and it gives the rooms a quality feel.


All rooms have fridges with bottled water, yoghurt, fresh milk and juice.  This room has had new radiators and stylish furniture to complete the modern look.
Booking online could not be easier.  Simply go to almahouse.co.uk and input your dates on the home page.  Booking is secure and simple and we will confirm your stay by email!



A continental breakfast is provided for you to help yourself to which includes fresh filter coffee and a selection of teas, muffins, toast, cereals, yoghurt and fruit. 
For ease you can call us on 01753 444444 and we will check availability and book you in to the best room that suits your requirements!
We look forward to meeting you. 

Wednesday, 21 December 2016


Merry Christmas to all of our lovely customers!  We wish you a safe, healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. We are all looking forward to 2017 and hope to be able to accommodate you in our lovely Bed and Breakfast in Windsor!  Don't forget that if you need accommodation it is always best to Book Direct with us on our website at www.almahouse.co.uk or call us on our new number: 01753 444444
Best regards

Saskia Baldwin
Reservations
Saskia@almahouse.co.uk


Friday, 14 October 2016

If you work away from home for an extended period then Bed and Breakfast can become an expensive option.  This is exactly why we created our sister company "Accommodation Windsor" with the aim of supplying high quality short term rental apartments that you can book for a week or a few weeks with everything you need included.  The unit below is a two bedroom apartment perfect for short term stays in Windsor and is just across the road from Alma House.  During October and November rates are as low as £70 per night for single occupancy. 

Book a short break or a few weeks away by calling us on 01753 833747
Short Breaks in Windsor