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Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Excellent hotel. Easy to find. Carpark is large, but entrance and exit is through a narrow archway. A Range Rover can get through ok. Hotel is clean and well maintained. Staff are very friendly. My only advice is if you have a heavy suitcase, and you park in the car park, check in first before unloading your bags. It is...

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whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your great review following your stay here with us. I am really pleased to read your kind words about all areas of your stay in particular about the tea. I am pleased you did not have any issue getting a large car through, slow and steady gets you through no problems and I agree with...

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

A lovely "Olde world" feel to this hotel. Service is excellent and the rooms retain a lovely charm. Their afternoon tea is lovely with great service and excellent value for money. A great place to rest your feet, relax and enjoy a lovely break whether it's a traditional afternoon tea or a relaxing drink in the bar. Well worth a...

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whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear UkMermaid61, Thank you very much for your comments, I am really pleased to read how much you enjoyed the traditional feel of the hotel, I will be certain to pass on your kind words to the team and I do hope that we will have the pleasure of being able to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards...

Sudbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A one night stay can be a bit of a gamble, but we were most pleased with all aspects of our short stay. Hotel location is perfect in / for the town, all staff were genuine in their desire to please, the restaurant was great and the full English breakfast enough to feed an army - wonderful.

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whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sheppard-andy, I am delighted to read you 5 star review following your recent stay with us here at Mercure Banbury, I am really pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of you stay and of course will be certain to pass on your kind words to the hotel team who make it happen. Once again many thanks Michael Williams General...

Thorpe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We have just come back from a single night stay and have to say that we did enjoy Banbury and the central location of this old hotel. The place is fairly scruffy and needs a really good makeover but the bedroom suite we stayed in was clean and the bed very comfortable. Even though there's a restaurant, the food on...

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whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SurreyBillJ, Thankyou for taking the time to post your comments following a recent stay with us. I am really pleased to read your kind words about the staff, I will be certain to pass them on. I understand your comments about a makeover being needed, as you can see in previous posts it is a common comment and something...

East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Booked three rooms over the phone directly with hotel. One was for elderly parents with mobility problems. Was offered one by the lift on first floor. They didn't tell me that you had to walk down a corridor, up a flight of stairs, leave building , walk through car park and re enter building to get to the lift in...

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whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear browncookie, Thank you for your review. I am very sorry if the layout of the hotel was not clearly enough explained and and such an impact. Due to the age of the hotel there are a lot of stairs and it is true the lift does not provide easy access to them all and is accessible from going outside...

Nailsworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had a good experience before we arrived by Lisa Bradley Events Manager Our Evening went Very Well the Staff could not do enough for us nothing was not to much trouble. the waitress in the dinning room Honor Larissa Ellis was very helpful in arranging a Table for 12 in the morning, the food was excellent and Lisa provided...

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whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ron K, Thank you so much for your great review following the celebration of your Golden Wedding with us. I am especially pleased to read how well the team catered for you and that they were so helpful. I am so sorry for any wait that you and your guests encountered at the bar but pleased that it did...

Carcassonne, France
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed in the Whately Hall for one night,very friendly staff when we arrived helpful and smiling....this Hotel is all Oak panelled which gives it an air of oldie Worldie great...The bedroom was very clean and big with a lovely bathroom with bath,lovely soaps and shower gels,tea making facilities a nice touch,a big TV to whatch,very clean and warm (great cleaning...

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whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gordon B, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to let people know how much you enjoyed your stay with us. I am really pleased to read how much you appeared to enjoy all aspects of your stay with us, especially the breakfast by all accounts. I am glad you appreciate the historical decoration of the hotel...

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My wife and I stayed on 5th March for one night, and NIck B is right. The Reception, bar and dining rooms are all panelled in dark wood, with dismal furnishings. No bright fabrics to lift the mood. The bar is particularly grim with no soft fabrics to dim the echo, and a wooden floor and wall panelling. The bar...

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whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David A, I am really sorry to read your review of a recent stay with us, I take on board your comments regarding lack of bright fabrics and when items are needing to be be refurbished we are indeed opting for some brighter colours, due to the nature of being a listed building we have to keep the 17th...

Liverpool
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Stayed in this hotel for 2 nights, easy to find as right in the centre of Banbury, our room was in the newer part of the hotel which overlooked the lovely gardens at the rear of the property, check in was quick and prompt, double room was spacious with a nice comfortable bed, ample pillows, nice clean bathroom, clean towels...

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whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shirl M Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay here with us at Mercure Banbury. I am really pleased to read you overall positive comments and am pleased that you would choose to stay with us again in the future if you are in the area. Once again many thanks and I do hope that...

Machynlleth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Booked one night on Sunday 5th March and was very disappointed with visit. Returned from a 60th wedding anniversary party at around 8pm and went in bar for a drink. Nobody in attendance, had to phone reception to get bar staff, looked for table to sit at all available were dirty and broken glass under one table. After no bar...

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Dear Nick B Thank you for your comments following your stay with us, my colleague who you spoke to at Reception did inform me of your disappointment after you spoke with her, I am sorry that I did not get a chance to personally apologise. I completely understand how disappointed you are with the lack of service you received from...

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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
3 star hotel offering 69 ensuite rooms in an idyllic 17th Century setting where Jonathan Swift wrote Gulliver's Travels in 1723. Ideal as a base for exploring the Cotswolds region, Stratford Upon Avon, Oxford, Woodstcock & Warwick. 10 minutes from Banbury railway and coach stations, 30 miles (50 km)from Birmingham Airport and easily accessible via Junction 11 of the M40. Features 7 meeting rooms accommodating up to 120 delegates, Swifts & Berkeley Restaurants and Hornton Bar. 24hrs room service and free car parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel

Address: Banbury Cross 17-19 Horse Fair, Banbury OX16 0AN, England (Formerly Mercure Whately Hall Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Banbury
Price Range: $113 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 69
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“The front looks out on the road and Banbury Cross, the back on the gardens - take your pick”
KeithB531, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms facing the main road - regrettably that means some of these in the hall”
Dwatkinsuk, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go for a quieter room at the back overlooking their lovely garden.”
sheppard-andy, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“second Floor New building”
rocketron, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the new block have a lot of corridors and fire doors to be negotiated to get back to the front of the hotel.”
F1072JBdavida, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
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