The Elephant At The Market

8 Market PlaceNewburyRG14 5BDUnited Kingdom
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About The Elephant At The Market

The Elephant At The Market places guests within a short walk of Newbury Station as well as near Victoria Park and the Parkway Shopping Centre. Free parking is available on-site.

King, super king, twin and family rooms are available, each one en-suite and featuring luxury linens and towels, Smart TVs and Nespresso machines, as well as extras such as bathrobes and White Company toiletries.

The Elephant At The Market offers free Wi-Fi. Children of all ages are welcomed and stay free (under 16). Pets are not permitted.

Rates include a continental breakfast. A cooked breakfast is offered at 20% off listed prices. A varied pub menu is available through the day and guests can also enjoy a traditional Sunday roast as well as drinks in the bar.

Newbury Racecourse is within one mile of the property, Donnington Castle is within two miles and the Living Rainforest lies within a 20-minute drive.


8 Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5BD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1635)231053 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent location

Guests appreciate the central location, frequently mentioning how they were able to walk to many of the town's attractions, including shopping and dining options and the ever-popular Newbury Racecourse. The Elephant At The Market is also a good choice if you want to explore the North Wessex Downs or visit Basingstoke or Reading.

Stylish rooms

Feedback about the rooms indicates the standard of the  accommodation is high. Rooms are found to be clean and comfortable and guests enjoy the stylish decor as well as the extra touches such as the luxury linens and premium coffee makers.

Enjoyable food

The quality of the food is rated highly by guests. Many appreciate how artistically the continental breakfast is presented, although the option to upgrade to a cooked breakfast is often taken up. For main meals, the pizza seems to go down particularly well.

Negative Reviews

Occasional service issues

Although guests typically rate the standard of the food as excellent, reviews do indicate that there are occasional instances of slow service. Some guests also mention that they had to request cutlery and that food came out at different times. One regular visitor suggests that the standard of service here is inconsistent.

Noisy surroundings

While the rooms are comfortable, it seems that there is some noise to contend with. Some rooms appear to be within earshot of music from the hotel's own bar and others subjected to noise from nearby entertainment venues and a late night takeaway joint. Overall, it seems that soundproofing could be much improved.

Cheaper options available

If you're in need of a budget-friendly hotel, there are likely cheaper options available in this area. Previous guests have occasionally found the room rates here a little too high. Plus, guests note that there is no discount available for lunch and evening meals.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 153 reviews across the web
8.2 /10
8.2 out of 10 based on 153 reviews