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Bracknell. Coppid Beech Hotel

Tel: 01344 303333; fax 01344 301200; John Nike Way, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 8TF.

The privately owned Coppid Beech is designed in striking Swiss chalet- style. A unique feature of the interior is a triangular shaft extending to the full height of the building lined with aquaria and mirrors creating a mesmerising watery kaleidoscope. Extensive facilities include a Bierkeller with live entertainment several nights a week, plush state-of-the-art disco night club and Waves health and fitness centre.

Well-thought-out bedrooms are well equipped and the beds are large and comfortable; 24hr room service is extensive and beds are turned down at night. Children up to 12 share parents' room free, youngsters are made to feel at home with the Bobby Beech Nut club. Other facilities include conference and banqueting facilities for 200/375; indoor swimming pool, gym, spa bath, sauna, solarium, steam room, dry ski slope, ice rink. Access, Amex, Diners, Visa.

From Egon Ronay's guide And Children Come Too; Bookman,pounds 9.99.