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Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel

17-19 Horse Fair, Banbury Cross, Banbury OX16 0AN, England (Formerly Mercure Whately Hall Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Clean, well priced and convenient. The Mercure is right in the middle of town by the Banbury Cross, a stones throw from good pubs, food and shopping. I stay here on business, but its an good choice for anyone wanting to explore Banbury and the surrounding area. Can get busy, so best to book in advance.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful, character hotel with obvious historical interest. A little stuffy in warm weather but to be expected in an old building. Fabulous location for exploring Banbury and the surrounding area. Staff were wonderful and very friendly. A great place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we have stayed at the Whately Hall Banbury twice and will be staying there next year for 10 days .the hotel is lovely .the staff are very helpful.and its so close to Banbury town centre we stay over Christmas the lunch was special the hotel gave us all a little Christmas present which we throught was lovely the hotel made... More 

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Paisley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A tired old gem needing a refurbishment. Creaking floors and threadbare carpets give atmosphere to an old building. The "new" part is a bit of a warren finding the room and without a lift (we saw signs for one but couldn't locate it) it wasn't so easy carting luggage upstairs especially managing the double fire doors. Lovely room though with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel itself would have been adequate, if not for the high price. Unfortunately it was let down by the amount paid for it, which led me to expect something better. On the positive side, the room was quite large, cleanliness wasn't a problem and the hotel has some lovely grounds. The hotel is also in a very good location... More 

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Molde
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have stayed here many times and I patronise this hotel over others. It is in a fine location. I have always found the staff wonderful. However, something is rotten in the state of Denmark. The carpet on the stairs is threadbare and wood is clearly visible. The reception is clean and not too shabby but this (sadly) cannot be... More 

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

Dear Guest, I am so sorry to read your comments regarding your stay with us and would like to offer my sincere apologies regarding the areas you mention. We have in the last few months completed a considerable amount of decorating and will continue to do so and am hoping to be able to address out stair carpets very soon.... More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I used the tesco vouchers to book this hotel and was not disappointed. Very easy to do so. It is so close to town and parsons Street. It is also just literally down the road from the Banbury Cross. A lovely room and very well proportioned. Loved staying here.

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WhatleyHall, Rooms Division Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you ever so much for your positive feedback. It is always good to read a nice review like yours. I hope you will find us again if your travel will bring you back once to Banbury. Yours Sincerely, Atilla Pek, Rooms Division Manager More 

Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the train from Marlybone station in London. With 1 small rolling suitcase and carry bag it was less than a mile walk through the center of town. We scoped out good restaurants and shops we came back to after check in. Lovely hotel with large gardens in the back. We had rooms 114 and 115. Comfortable bed and plenty... More 

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WhatleyHall, Rooms Division Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for highlighting our convenient location and comfortable bedrooms overlooking to our stunning garden. I was also happy to read your nice comments on our breakfast and staff. I will be certain to pass your kind words to the team here. Thank you very much for your feedback and we look forward to your next visit. Yours... More 

County Donegal, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attending a wedding in another establishment and decided to check in after the ceremony - what a poor welcome!! The receptionist was disinterested and went through the check in process with as much personality and warmth as an ice cube! We asked if she could phone for a taxi to collect us in about half an hour which she agreed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good points wood be the bathroom and bedroom The bad points would be the lack of air in the room and the mouldy curtain in the bathroom I was very upset upon arrival and departure at being asked to pay for breakfast when the breakfast was included in the price i origanily payed

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and of course very sorry to read your comments about the bedroom and bathroom I will investigate with my housekeeper and engineer. I will also ensure with the Front Office Manager that more accurate checks are made regarding what you have already booked, I am... More 

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