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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.
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.
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
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.
Beautiful setting, lovely surroundings, good food and friendly staff. Accommodation clean and comfortable.
Visit Palace food and drink cost
Our room number 6 was fantastic, extremely cosy and value for money.
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 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
Friendly and helpful staff
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.
Staff helpful, friendly and 100% willing to help. Food excellent and great value. superb.
friendly helpful staff, good beer. noisy pipework
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
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
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.
Good location. Excellent food.
excellent english country hotel food is good but breakfast should be better.
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
Great food, excellent service, lovely room, free Wi Fi connection Far too hot, no fresh air, no mobile signal
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.
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.
The ambience and service All fine
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
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.
The food was fantastic
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.
Excellent Staff No Power Shower
Very friendly staff, good food, excellent location in town. A very enjoyable experience.
the location the duvet was stained had to ask them to change it. mirrow light in bathroom didnt work. double glazing panes not on window but up against wall. ivy from outside growing inside through windows. radio on all of the time in the bar not giving us any peace. expensive for what you got.
Delightful premises and comfortable , spacious room providing an excellent nights sleep . ample breakfast . Staff were very pleasant by very amateur and senior staff almost casual . The common areas could certainly do with a bit of maintenance and decoration . a request for a snack in the evening was met with the reply that the kitchen was closed early because they had a large party in for a meal ; an offer of something modest would have been nice , rather than peanuts before bed !
Clean, relaxed, homely & historic. Lovely big room. Breakfast was included but cooked option didn't appear fresh-likely been sitting on hot plate for a while.
Nice ambiance, attractive historic building, friendly staff My chair leg slid down a huge crack in the bar floor at breakfast time - in an old building things like this are always possible so repairs have to be done in a timely manner.
The food, the relaxed atmosphere and very good, friendly staff. The power shower wasn't particularly good but hardly a bad point
Historic Could do with bigger portions of cooked breakfast,as not all like cereal beforehand.
Great oldy worldy hotel but needs modernisation of bathroom facilities. Its situation in Woodstock makes it very convenient for visiting Blenheim Palace and Oxford. Good quality full english breakfast served by polite staff. Dont book into room one its over the stairwell and you can hear all the noise from the bar below until 12.30 ish at night. Plus when the windows are open you get all the smoke from outside below where people stand at the door. We asked to be moved on the second night.
The room was big and the shower room was well appointed. The breakfast was good Although the shower room was very nice it could have done with a power shower as it was a deluxe room We had to ask for a heater as the radiator was not on and didnt come on during our stay .The traffic noise was verybad .we could here too much of what was going onin other rooms!!!
Very good food - very friendly proprieter and staff. Went to great trouble to provide something not on menu for Breakfast.Wouod definitely want to stay there again. Room (in block outside main building) was on the dark side and felt chilly on arrival (Warm day outside) but soon warmed up. Could do with an easy chair in room.
we liked the ambience , the locality,food was exellent and Fabienne is great .
Friendly and relaxed atmosphere
Country Inn approach, very personal and good evening entertainment.
Absolutely lovely! To be honest we were just expecting a pub however it is on a lovely, middle of nowhere feeling road in the countryside and the hosts could not have been more welcoming. Food was great!!!!! Easy and no fuss. Would definitely recommend!
A lovely welcome and very good food. There was a band on on the Saturday night which was very popular. There was a lot of local 'character' which was fun. The rooms are looking a bit tired and some attention to detail is needed. The shower curtain in my room was full of mould and the floor in the bedroom needed a good vacuuming.The valances on the beds needed ironing. There was a lot of noise as people were going home from the pub after the band had finished playing.
Very friendly staff and good food. The pleasant garden was suitable for adults and children to enjoy. The steep outside steps to our room
Very friendly and peaceful. Just what we wanted.
People running the hotel were very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was excellent.
Really nice pub adjoining accomodation, food was 5*.