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The location is excellent. Right on the main street in the delightful village of Woodstock. There are a lot of super eating places around every corner. We did have lunch on the first day of our stay. Lets just stay that it did not inspire us to book dinner for either evening. Try to make sure that byou do not have anyone sleeping in a room above you - the creaking will keep you awake.
I booked the Blenheim package, when I arrived and was shown to the room, was suprised to be given the Marlborough Suite, which was awseome. With a seperate lounge, two plasma screen t.v.,s and a wonderful four poster bed. What a lovely suprise. We used the dining room in the evening, and had a deliscious 3 course meal with wine. What a lovely treat, can,t wait to return, especially as at Blenheim they turned our tickets into annual passes free of charge, so will definatelly be visiting again.
Location nr Blenheim Palace and central of Woodstock; Staff were excellent in dealing with a booking error; room was newly furnished; food was great We booked a four poster bed room; which wasn't available- we'd been allocated a standard room - error in their processing- staff quickly rectified by finding us an exec suite and adding breakfast and £20 off bill; bathroom was very cold - mentioned that at checkout; chimney fire at 5.25am meant that we have to vacate our room in -5 degC temps
Beautiful setting, lovely surroundings, good food and friendly staff. Accommodation clean and comfortable.
Visit Palace food and drink cost
Its position in the town; furnishings of a high standard, staff very well presented. Although many foreign staff all spoke English of a very high standard. I think the costs of breakfast there is excessive, really. The bar area could do with freshening up a bit.
The fact that we were within walking distance to Blenheim Palace. Apart from that we used the Hotel as a stopping off place on our journey south and nothing else. We dined out at another restaurant in Woodstock because we did not fancy the menu at the Bear.
the bedroom there was a big coach party in the breakfast room we had to wait 10 minutes to be seated and the noise was dreadful with people standing close to our table carrying on conversations. not relaxing at all. this hotel is over-trading on its facilities.
Our room number 6 was fantastic, extremely cosy and value for money.
Fine old building with lots of charachter. Staff helpful and friendly Very pricy for the room we had which was basic and we could hear clearly all of the activity in the next room. Prices of the mini bar are outrageous-also a dinner of modest proportions came to over £90 for two.
Set in beautiful grounds. Hotel provided excellent facilities Bedroom was in seperate block and although comfortable needs to be redecorated.
Good location, comfortable room. food so bad I thought I was at a beefeater! Real 1990's style pub fayre, yet the cheapest glass of wine was almost £7.Certainly didn't live up to the De Vere brand.
The leisure facilities make a huge difference to my visits. The variability of the room prices from week to week.
Response to repeated failures of room keys was oustanding - and the only reason I will consider coming again.
the rooms are always clean and warm the delay in checking in and checking out. the charge for the breakfast. the credit card fee (£2.50) is bordering on profiteering.
It's a lovely historic building with beautiful grounds & there were lots of rabbits & squirrels. Excellent value for money. The breakfast was very good. The carpet on the landing in the bedroon annexe had seen better days.
Leisure facilities good The restaurant was one of the worst I have encountered. Starters and sweets were pre prepared; Main course poor. No excuse, only one other couple in the restaurant. Seemed to be concentrating on theme groups and wedding parties. Complaint form submitted on departure.
The location, it was easy to get the park and ride into Oxford but Abingdon and Didcott are all close by. Easy access to the A34. The gym is very small and doesn't have any weight lifting equipment which wasn't clear when booking. Most of the rooms are in a separate building to the main house and reminded me of council flats. Although we were "upgraded" to the main house when we complained, there was no internet access in our room and it wasn't as picturesque as I had imagined. The food was also very average. I was generally very underwelmed by the hotel.
The reception and bar were beautifully decorated. The room was clean and comfortable. Dining and leisure facilities were disappointing.
Coffee & tea making facilities in room Walk from lobby to bar
Friendly and helpful staff
There was ample parking, the room was clean and comfortable and the food was excellent. we were visiting Blenheim Palace so the Hotel was within easy reach (3min) of Woodstock and the Palace.
Breakfast was excellent.
The staff were t.he best part as they were so friendly and the food was lovely sheets and blankets on the bed rather than duvet
The staff were fantastic, couldn't do enough to help. They booked taxi's and recommended local places. The local area is amazing, definitely worth a trip
Staff helpful, friendly and 100% willing to help. Food excellent and great value. superb.
enjoyed dinner and breakfast and friendlyness of the manager and staff - enjoyed the open fire place - hotel was easy to find located a little too far out of Woodstock which meant we had to use the car to visit Windsor central as opposed to leaving the car and walking we didn't realise this at the time of booking - also free WIFI only worked in the bar area not in your room - no real problem but just a little inconvenient
Nothing It was a motel with small dowdy rooms attached to a pub. breakfast in the bar. It is 1.8 miles from the centre of Woodstock. Not worth the AA stars.
friendly helpful staff, good beer. noisy pipework
Great food, excellent service, lovely room, free Wi Fi connection Far too hot, no fresh air, no mobile signal
Breakfast Our room lacked a view
Very comfortable room, loved the jelly beans! Bathroom a little cold and no proper mirror.
Superb Food Excellent receotion service Room was a little hot
Rooms, esp bathrooms very tatty. Wallpaper peeling, paint in need of refreshing, bathrooms very tired and tacky. Food ordinary. Luggage service non-existent. Price extorionate for what was offered. Unimpressed
excellent english country hotel food is good but breakfast should be better.
Good location. Excellent food.
Excellent position relative to Blenheim Palace and Oxford. Attentive staff and a first class restaurant. Lack of air conditioning in higher level rooms. Hot air tended to rise up the stair well.
The ambience and service All fine
Brilliant range of continental and English breakfast in a nice setting. Really nice staff and good service. The room is better than the five star Randolph hotel in the Oxford city centre, and has a decent size en-suite bathroom. A pot of green tea for two in the afternoon was £6.50 in the back garden, although we had the garden all to ourselves that afternoon. There was no lifts in the hotel but we did leave our baby's pram at the reception.
Beautiful and quite just outside oxford with a bus stop almost every 30 minutes going into town.
Big clean rooms, large bathrooms with a wet room shower. Great food and a nice atmosphere.
Freidnly staff, excellent food, very nice clean modern room My only minor gripe if there where no walk in shower or shower screen on freestanding bath. The one benefit was I had a really nice soak in the large bath.
The food was fantastic
Very friendly people,excellent breakfast,and it was easy to commute by train to oxford No complaints
The rooms were of excellent quality - beautifully decorated, great furniture, extremely confortable bed and gallons of hot water. Salina, the host, was also very warm and hospitable and went out of her way to make us feel welcome. And the icing on the cake was waking up to a fantastic breakfast. Thanks for a short but wonderful stay. Nick & Agnes - London No bad points
Friendly greeting by owner with a very welcome cup of coffee, despite there being ample coffee/tea in the room, very spacious room spotlessly clean, very quiet qnd peaceful, (ideal after a hectic day) Excellent breakfast freshly cooked, When I was asked if I was enjoying my meal and did I want more, it was very genuine, unlike the command "enjoy" which unfortuanatly is the "buzz word" for the corparate establishments None whatsoever
The room exceeded my expectations, hostess was friendly and helpful and service was first class. Very clean.
A superb hotel with friendly owners in a great position for visiting Oxford. All round five star performance.
Lovely location, fantastic room, the owner couldn't have been more welcoming, breakfast great! No bad points
welcomed with coffee by the owner, rooms well maintained and spacious. Breakfast very good and the owner met our request for an early breakfast.
Great Place . Convenient .Great Hosts. Food Excellent N/A
The bedroom and bathroom were both finished and appointed to a very high standard. The rural location is beautfull within easy walking distance of the River Thames. None
Large bedroom. Very well furnished. spotlessly clean. Excellent breakfasts. Good en-suite. Shower over bath, plenty of hot water, but had to run cold tap for quite a while before water was cold. No Lounge. Access to shower in bath awkward for the not so young. a more generous supply of soap and shower gel would have been appreciated.
Nothing in pareticular The building had been converted on a budget with poor quality finishes. Access was via a steep external staircase and over a flat roof with no guard rail to the low parapet. The final exit door was secured with a dead lock that needed a key to open from the inside. None of this complies with the current building regulations.
It was local to where I needed to be. Some of the staff were friendly. Other staff were a bit off specially at breakfast time. Guests had to make their own tea and coffee. I had to clean hair from the plugholes, in the basin and bathroom of our room.
£40 per night bnb for two was good value for a small ensuite room. Good fry up for breakfast. Good parking. Comfy bed. Noisey. Very near train station and freight trains go all night. 18Th Party in marquee ended just after midnight but expected it to go on longer. Only Sugar Puffs for breakfast cereal, no muesli etc
A small but very clean room. They need someone like the hotel inspector to call and sort them out. A very poor quality breakfast served on white linen. Toast served on same plate with the breakfast. No fruit, poor choice of cereals. Carton of orange juice on table.
The staff were excellent. They were lovely to our daughter and made us feel very welcome.
Friendly staff, clean modern rooms No
indian restaurant on site street light directly above skylight directly above bed
Probably the most comfortable bed on earth, really peaceful surroundings, friendly kind staff, and not a bad pint either! Breakfast was nice, good service. Would definitely stay there again.
Cleanliness of bed linen. Towels clean and white. shower that worked very well. good breakfast. walls in the room needed the cobwebs dusted off and the curtain could do with a wash.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - the B&B is also a pub with good beer/ale selection so for dinner we ate in and the food was very good. Breakfast also good. Staff very helpful and courteous. Will stay there again. Easy 15-min. drive to the Park-and-Ride for frequent buses into Oxford. Well worth staying in the countryside. One comment only: Bit difficult finding the Inn as our GPS (Garmin 750 with up-to-date European maps) search did not find "Station Road" in Culham but we found the B&B using the GPS Lat/Long coordinates provided by the B&B in the Bookings.com advertisement - very clever. Nevertheless, a GPS is invaluable and a must when travelling in Britain! Using a conventional map to locate the B&B is not a problem.