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Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17-19 Horse Fair, Banbury Cross, Banbury OX16 0AN, England (Formerly Mercure Whately Hall Hotel)
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was with a family wedding party and stayed one night. The wedding ceremony at the hotel was very good, the welcome and reception were also very good. The staff were polite and helpful. The only disappointment came at the bar at the reception, my sister in law was charged £ 9.50 for two colas, small colas not pints. These... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a two night stay. The location is excellent. We were very pleased with the breakfasts (the kippers were great!); the dinner menu was slightly limited but everything we tried was really good. We had a minor problem with our room on the first night and were immediately moved to a room in the newer part of the hotel.... More

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the most fantastic room, huge bed, great bathroom. even had a separate sitting room! Restaurant and bar were a bit uninviting, although food choices looked good, so opted to go out to eat at nearby restaurants or bring food back from M&S (hurrah for very central location offering lots of choice). Very happy and planning to stay again on... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We Stayed at Whately hall Hotel recently and found the whole experience really good, from the Very obliging staff who helped us with a suitable room for a elderly relative to the jolly barman Who was a tonic after a long days driving, we picked the hotel because of the location, right in The middle of everything, the cinema was... More

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel to Banbury for the Cropredy Music Festival each year and for the last couple of years have stayed at Wheatley Hall. The staff are very helpful especially Olivia who has given us advice on the rooms and also been on hand during our visit. A very jolly barman in the Horton Bar who offered to bring our food... More

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

Dear Guests, Thank you for once again choosing to stay with us. I am very happy to read that the staff were so helpful and especially Olivia and I know who the barman was so I will be certain to pass on your comments to them. Once again many thanks for staying with us and I look forward to welcoming... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just got back from an overnight stay here. We had a suite (room 52) which has a lot of history attached to it and is allegedly haunted - we had a good night's sleep though. Staff were extremely helpful and gave us a bit of history to the hotel and they even took hubby down to view the... More

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

Dear Guests, Thank you ever so much for your really lovely comments following your stay with us here at Mercure Banbury Whatley Hall. I am very pleased that you enjoyed the comforts of your room and in particular very pleased to read how helpful the staff were, its always great to read and I will be sure to pass on... More

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18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't really have a chance to test out the hotel facilities as we had a couple of late nights with early starts but we slept very well! Booked direct with hotel so requested the firm bed we like and were allocated a convenient room with garden view, nice king bed and good plumbing so perfect for our needs. The... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your kind comments following your stay here with us at Merucre Banbury Whately Hall. I am really pleased to read that you enjoyed you stay with us so much and though it was good value. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the future. Kind Regards... More

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Whately Hall last Saturday night. The building is very attractive - old red brick facade and lovely wood panelling in the reception and lounge areas of the original building. Most of the rooms are in a purpose built block at the rear, and these are comfortable and well equipped. So why three stars - In the early... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and I my apologies for the poor commuincation from the Reception team regarding the evening meal arrangements. I am pleased to read that your room was comfortable but I echo the apologies of the Reception regarding the hot water, we have investiagted this and it was a supply and demand issue... More

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Address: 17-19 Horse Fair, Banbury Cross, Banbury OX16 0AN, England (Formerly Mercure Whately Hall Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Banbury
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Hotel Class:3 star — Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel 3*
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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 
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