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The Upper Reaches Hotel

3.0 of 5 Thames Street, Abingdon OX14 3JA, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well it's a shocker! I was kind of hoping for shabby chic but it's just plain shabby. i was too tired to complain so thought I would just go to bed but the bed has a depression in the mattress the size of a large cushion. Impossible to sleep in. The window frame was rotten and the room smelled of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the restaurant for Sunday dinner after eating here many times in the past. On arrival the first impression was very tired and shabby. We entered reception and were greeted with a "yes" no hello, no smile and no welcome. We then were taken through to the restaurant where no table was prepared they said they didn't know it... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for several nights in October 2014. It was a disappointing in several ways. firstly the kettle had such a short lead that the only way to use it was to put it on the floor. Secondly the TV didn't work which took two hours to get someone to look at it for me. Thirdly I asked for... More

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ksjohnson123, Manager at The Upper Reaches Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Beryl L, I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent 2 night stay with us. However, I would like to point out that you were offered an extension lead to plug the kettle into one of the many sockets in the room, but you declined the offer. Also you did not wait 2 hours for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The word character can conjure up a number of images - sometimes it can be a euphemism for old and tired but this is not the case for the Upper Reaches. Old it is but it certainly is not tired. The hotel is at the end of Thames Street which is a left turn off Bridge Street if you are... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This hotel flatters to decieve. Looks good until you get inside,Rooms tired. Mattress had dips and lumpy. Food very poor. Dirty and dated bathroom. Would not stay again, too many other nice hotels which are better value for money nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Enjoyed our 1 night stay here. Lovely position next to the Thames & easy to walk around the charming town. Also easy to catch the bus to visit Oxford. The good breakfast was served in the dining room with the waterwheel turning next to our table - great to see.

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Walton-on-Thames, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a quaint old building by the picturesque River Thames in a historic part of Abingdon. We got a warm welcome from the receptionist and we were given room 41 on the ground floor at the back, it was nice and quiet and this part of the hotel has been renovated. The room was spacious, very nicely furnished,and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This was our second visit to this hotel; we didn’t review it last time (2013) as it was peak season and in a heatwave, so the whole town was crowded and hot. This time we visited in September, and it was a far nicer experience all round. The hotel is conveniently situated, on the edge of the town centre and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed for two nights for our anniversary weekend having made a conscious decision to splash out on a great restaurant on the Saturday night rather than spend a fortune on our accommodation. Having read the reviews I have to say that I was a little bit worried that we would be disappointed with Upper Reaches, however, our room was... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Don't expect 5 star. Could be improved. Lovely location. Our room 31 a suite had lovely views of the Thames. The hotel has nice grounds perfect for sitting out with a drink on a warm evening. The restaurant has two water features a mill stream and a water wheel. The food was ok it gave the impression of pre prepared... More

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Address: Thames Street, Abingdon OX14 3JA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Abingdon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Upper Reaches Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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