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Very nice hotel and room. Breakfast was lovely. Service was brilliant. Food in restaurant is very expensive with no alternative food for people without such an exquisute palete. There are three different address for the place and it took us a long time and many phone calls to find the right way. There should be a sign from the main road. There could also be blinds/or something like that, in the ground floor rooms so the windows can be open without people staring in. I also wanted to have a few treatments bit the treatment rooms were not open on the sunday or monday. If I had been told this on the saturday I would of had a treatment then. I was very dissapointed about that as that was the reason I chose this hotel. The shower in room 107 is very weak aswell.
The location is excellent, perfect surroundings and close to villages and the M40, but not affected by the motorway at all. The hotel is ultra clean and very well designed with a mix of contemporary and country feel which I thought worked really well and feels relaxing and laid back. The staff could be more professional and attentive to guests, they seemed busy, a tad scatty and preoccupied. Three different staff saw us on arrival but did not acknowledge us or say anything until we grabbed a manager and asked how to check in, it's not immediately obvious where the reception is as it's a small part of the main bar area. The only other thing would be the road the hotel is on does seem to be quite a well used road and tends to be used as a race strip. The front facing rooms could do with a better form of secondary glazing to combat this.
Great staff and attention to detail, great food but just on the edge of expensive. Food as excellent as it is could perhaps be 20% less, which would make it even more delicious.
Room was nice and clean. Room close to the main road, noise!
The hotel has a warm and relaxed atmosphere. The room was excellent and the staff couldn't have done anything better. If I was nitpicking I would ask for softer pillows!
Hotel was clean and staff courteous - nice place to stay
Recently refurbished to a high standard, this hotel offers most of what a business traveller could require. A seperate bar and reception desk would have been a better idea
Everything was excellent. Fantastic staff, great atmosphere, super rooms. I would give this hotel 11/10 Absolutely nothing
We had a short 1 night stay. Room and bathroom were large and modern (LCD TV, airconditioning, bathtube with shower). Fair breakfast, but no great. My room was not noisy, but I guess it depends on which side of the building you are. I asked for a double bed and received a twin bed instead. English breakfast was not included in the room price and costed 5 GBP. This was not obvious and I had to pay it when checking out. Very little accesories offered (just soap, shampoo, conditioner and showe cap). I would have expected more from a 4* hotel. The choice for the breakfast was also limited, I've stayed in 3* hotels in Warshaw which were much better value.
Attractive room good quality for the price Staff on reception have to answer phone and deal with reservations whilst you stand and wait to checkout. Need a different system as quite annoying when you are limited for time.
good atmosphere, helpful staff,good situation, quiet rooms, convenient parking andd straightforward billing arrangements. dim economy bulbs and cheap plastic glasses in the bathroom.
All things are very good. There is very quiet the bar is very nice to take a rest. When you feel tiere, the location of this hotel is a little bit far from the city center. But there is a very good transport of buses. It would be nice, if the staff tell custumers which numbers of buses you can take.
Its closeness to the centre of the city, its old world charm, and particularly the reception staff who were extremely helpful
Location and nearness to labs and centre Room 64 washbasin waste lever needs attention
Very comfortable room with good facilities
Breakfast too expensive
I enjoyed the comfortable room, though rather small for a double. The location is very good, just 10 mins into town on foot and several restaurants/pubs within 100 yards. The staff were friendly and reasonably helpful. The breakfast buffet was not too extensive. The cooked "full English" was unimaginative, the service slow, and unattentive, the food sometimes warm rather than hot...
the car park and the fact that the room was fairly quiet. the bathroom was very small and the extractor fan was extremely noisy.
very convenient location, pleasant surroundings, good breakfast no
Quiet room on the top floor of the hotel. Lovely comfortable bed. Nice bathroom. Friendly helpful staff. There was nothing we were unhappy with.
The room was a delight. Comfortable bed, crisp white bedlinen, well aired and nice view. Tastefully furnished and spacious. The window opened, always a good point for me and my Husband. Very good evening meal. Excellent choice of wines. Friendly and helpful staff. For a fried breakfast the bacon was thick and undercooked, the egg was lifeless and the tomatoes were dull and listless. The room we were in was near the kitchen fans. I would ask for a room in another part of the Hotel next time.
The room and the the choice of breakfast was excellent and all the staff were friendly and helpful. Waddesdon Manor and gardens are close by and well worth a visit
The hotel is very clean and tidy and the staff were polite and friendly, the bed was extremely comfortable and the breakfast was excellent with a choice of continental, cooked, or for a small supplement you could have kippers or smoked salmon. None
Fantastic location for Waddesdon estate, hotel very clean and historic building. We had a room at the back which was great. Had a good welcome at the village church. First course of evening meal was not up to scratch. The staff were very helpful, friendly and made the stay enjoyable, but there seems to be a lack of overall management in the hotel as it lacked a bit of organisation.
Location, style and furnishings, size of room Booking process, hotel couldn't handle booking so had to make this via Active website. Although spoke to hotel and agreed which room would be allocated, this was not known on arrival - advised had been allocated a) twin (double agreed) b) not in main house (agreed would be in main house) c) room 5 (room 11 allocated). In the end allocated room agreed on phone but like drawing teeth. Pressurised to book dinner on arrival (at noon) without any invitation to view menu - we didn't in the end eat there. Said on 2 occasions on arrival that we would leave bag as we were 'visiting the House (ie Waddesdon Manor) and would therefore only need to have access to room after that. On accessing room and reading hotel details, found out that guests received free entry to the ground of the Manor, which would have saved us 10 pounds, but we weren't advised of this. Breakfast next day. Sat and waited for table to be dressed. No butter or preserves, had to get left over butter from next table. Preserves never arrived. Gave order to disinterested young girl. My order - scrambled eggs with bacon. Arrived - no bacon. Had to ask much older lady who delivered food for this. Then asked for mustard which not provided. When older lady delivered comment was 'well anything else' in a 'don't bother me again' attitude - didn't like to ask for preserves!! Orange juice had run out had to ask for this. Unshaven (and this not from me but my partner) lad also serving very offhand. Overall the hotel is lovely - reason I booked it was that I had arranged a corpoate event there 2 years ago for international racing people lunch and private view of Waddesdon Manor, so wanted to show this and the Manor to my partner, just a shame it was let down not by overall experience but a combination of little annoyances - eg bedside light not working. Why not have a checklist of setting a table and checking a room and tick each item off to ensure everything as it should be. Would recommend to others and stay again if in the area but such a shame to be let down. (Also noted that others at breakfast were asking for eg a glass, salt & pepper on other tables).
Wonderful friendliness and helpfulness from all of the staff.
Staff were helpful but not intrusive. Interior comfortable and gardens beautifully laid out.
Just around the corner from Waddesdon Manor, which has fantastic art and building, well worth visiting. Hotel is a lovely period building that used to be part of Waddesdon estate, well maintained. Lovely garden, sit and have drinks. Nice room and bathroom. Staff foreign and somewhat clueless but nice people. Restaurant has good food but looks like pub seating. Internet did not work.
Attentive and friendly staff, delicious breakfast, charming room, good size bathroom, plenty of car parking and a nice garden/terrace to the rear of the hotel - highly recommended. It's not a criticism but would recommend a slightly larger bar area/lounge for pre-meal drinks and nightcaps!
Friendlyness of staff
The best English breakfast I have ever had!! The airfreshener was overpowering. It was difficult to open the windows. The E.mail location was five miles to the East from the advertised location!
Excellent Pub Uncomfortable bed
The room was quaint. the restaurant presented excellent value for money & the bar was homely & comfortable.....all in all, a very pleasant stay.
good value, easy to find, pleasant looks a little dated
Excellent breakfast - really fast service!
the staff were superb, nothing was too much trouble. I had a minor problem with the shower, as soon as I mentioned it the manager sorted it. I will be returning, the food is amazing , I didn't want to leave really.
Value for money Traffic noise from the main road.
Overall this is a very nice hotel, very comfortable and a good choice of food which was very plesant. I have stayed at this hotel several times before and would certainly recommend and return back.
food, beer, quality of room n/a
the location is perfect for exploring the local area , we like the idea of using the bull as a centre for further exploration , and will use it again in the future
Rooms 1 and 2 are situated on the first floor directly over the the main to louge bars....the noise is intolerable if you wish to have an early night,peace and quiet or dont like the tv turned up loud to drown out the noise.Please make customers aware of this when booking at this Pub/Hotel....Both these rooms are classified by the Hotel as Executive rooms....Even taking into account the age and history of the Hotel...this is a joke.Standard Doulble room...absolutely nothing 'Executive' about these rooms.And finally...the parking is a nightmare...the Hotel is situated down a cul de sac lane...its first come,first served with just 8 parking spaces in the car park....if you are planning on going out somewhere at night...you cannot return and find a parking space before the bar closes at 11.30....be warned...after 11.30 you,ll find a space...If you,re arriving after 1800 to check in...you,ll not find a parking space for onloading either...its a nightmare.
The food was excellent.We had an evening meal on our first night which was very good. The full English breakfast was exceptional and so much we couldn't finish it.The staff were all really pleasant. The bedroom was adequate but the bathroom was really small. There was only space for a shower cubicle, a tiny sink and toilet. There wasn't even space to have a good towel dry in there, you had to step into the bedroom to do that!The other problem was the lighting in the room. It was really dim, very difficult when trying to dry your hair or do your make up, however the bed was really comfortable.
The best breakfast I've had in a hotel this year None
Welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. Accommodating and helpful staff. Great accommodation for visiting the Sonning Mill Theatre.Super breakfast ! Not suitable for anyone very disabled
Food, location and general service. Not exactly bad .... but accommodation could be cheaper - it is after all a pub, notwithstanding its history.
Great rooms in old pub and food is good, with an excellent breakfast wifi did not work
Our stay in the Bull Inn was short but memorable. It was a beautiful day so the yard was very busy but fun! Unfortunately we didn't eat in the restaurant so I can't comment on that, although going by the breakfast the food was very fresh and had a good choice! The rooms are nicely decorated and the bed was very comfortable! Could have done with a fan in the bedroom! Bathrooms could do with a bit of a facelift!
Staff were friendly and responsive bathroom was nicely done nice atmosphere in the pub / restaurant good freshly cooked breakfast Not much space for guests in the pub car park (lot of it was being used for outdoor seating for the pub). We did find space in the road but we could have been unlucky if arriving later. Despite booking for two people the room was only prepared for one (towels etc) but staff were responsive in sorting. Room size was fine for one night for two people but was on the small size for more than this if staying as two people (virtually no luggage space and we were en route from a holiday so it was a bit cosy)
Good Pub, Lively atmosphere, quiet accommodation Shower soak away
Clean. Well lit. Pleasant staff. Good location for our needs. Few 'flat surfaces' in room - nowhere for a lady to get ready for an evening out (mirror, socket, table, chair not in proximity). Not even a shelf in the bathroom to put a toiletry bag! Breakfast certainly below what I'd expect for such a place - 'full English breakfast' wasn't close to 'full'.
Clean room friedly owner. its a BandB clear and simple..no frills, plain and simple. Not worth £95 per room.
Rooms are of good quality and clean, the restaurant was of very high standard both for evening meals and breakfasts. Even the dog was happy!
Wonderful service NO
Restaurant area is excellent fanily room above bar was very noisy until gone 1am - rooms in main annex would probably be excellent though
the room had a musty smell.The staff were quite young and seemed inexperienced although helpful.Overpriced.
Staff friendly and helpful The food was of a poor standard and overpriced
great service and food staff responsive and ensured we had all we needed nothing
It was a small local gastro pub with 4 rooms upstairs. The rooms were very well appointed, comfortable, cozy and clean. The pub atmosphere was extremely friendly as it was all locals. Very nice up-scale neighborhood. The food in the restaurant was amazing and very moderately priced. Staff was so friendly and accommodating in every way. If you can get a room - grab it.
The friendliness of the staff and the food Our room was above the kitchen and was noisy
When we arrived, our room wasn't ready but the man on reception made us comfortable in the lounge and gave us a complimentary coffee. Food excellent and of very good value.
Friendly staff, efficient no fuss service, very clean and tidy rooms. A1 value for money.Have reccomended to ftiends.
the staff and the place it was in the bar times
Wonderfully helpful and friendly staff
Helpful Staff. Big and comfortable room. Immediate help with sending me a jacket i had left in the wardrobe!
Nice pub down stairs that did great meals. The breakfast was very nice as well.
its proximity to my sons home. Good parking and good breakfast. The beds are a bit hard and the doors close with a bang meaning that if one is asleep and some goes to the loo or an other guest enters/leaves their room in the night it wakes one up.
very friendly, warmly and homely bar closed to early. you had to stack your beer upbefore closing time
The opening hours of the bar were a bit restrictive in this day , to close the bar at 2230 on sunday and 2300 during the week isn`t what we expected as a group ,
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.
indian restaurant on site street light directly above skylight directly above bed
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.
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.
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
The staff were excellent. They were lovely to our daughter and made us feel very welcome.
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.
Friendly staff, clean modern rooms No
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.