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The Upper Reaches Hotel

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As we drew up my first impression was oh dear it needs some TLC . Peeling paint and a bit dated in the older part of the building which is where our room no 31 was, it was a suite as it had a seating area .Not a bad room ,not luxurious by any means and the furniture was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night,during a bank holiday weekend and the price was too high for what you get . The room was quite big, but the bed has wheels and every time you try to sit or lay down it moves and is easy to fall. Although the bed itself is very comfortable, it is ridiculous to move around the... More 

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

Dear Veselina P, Sorry to hear about the bed. We purchased the beds in December and when we realised how much they moved on the new flooring we had casters put under the wheels. Unfortunately it looks like someone thought their need was greater than ours and took them. If only you had mentioned it to reception, we had a... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lovely hotel in a great location, partly because it is in Abingdon which has a wealth of ace pubs and restaurants and partly because it is close to Oxford if you want to visit that lovely town. The rooms were not big, but big enough and clean. I wish they could do something about the slamming doors though, maybe... More 

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Upper Reaches hotel is set on the banks of the River Thames in the centre of Abingdon. The staff were very friendly and polite. We stayed for one night on a dinner, bed and breakfast deal. What I particularly liked was that the full menu was available to us. Often, in other hotels, there are restrictions and extra charges... More 

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

Dear Polly25_13, Thank you for your lovely review. I am please to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and your meals in our Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not to distant future. Kind regards K Johnson More 

Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We booked this hotel on half board basis. We swapped rooms as first one had broken bits in the bathroom and was dark. You could choose anything on the menu for dinner. It was so awful I called the Assistant Manager Tom over to view the food as it looked as awful as it tasted. I have photos to show... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It was a last minute over night stay. Wonderful little quaint hotel. Great welcome and stay. Food wasn't bad at all I was initially jubious but it's like typical pub food not over the top. Dessert great!

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7 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Stayed here as a treat from my bf. The room was comfortable and spacious and clean. Bathroom had lovely consistent hot water which is always nice! The staff are always friendly and happy to help. Lovely surrounding, will definitely stay again in the future :) x

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

From the moment we arrived at the 'Upper Reaches', the ambiance with the inner stream and staff were excellent throughout our stay. Restaurant menu choice was plain english style but everything cooked and presented beautifully. It reminded me of roadside inns as they used to be, lovely. Many thanks for a most enjoyable stay and we will definitely book again... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Despatched to the Upper Reaches after my original hotel was fully booked, so hadn't elected to stay here. Sat waiting in the rather empty restaurant reading the diverse, often polar opposite reviews counter-pointed by the somewhat idiosyncratic responses from the hotel management, and wondered how the evening would unfold. Have to say I was pleasantly surprised - the staff were... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Do not repeat do NOT go here ! It is a disgrace to the catering industry. I have eaten all over the World some excellent and some not so good but this place is the worst place I have ever had the displeasure to go to. I have had better food from a shack on the side of the road... More 

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

Dear rob2222187309, I am disappointed to read that you were unhappy with the food and service during your visit with us. We have no record of any guests making any complaint about the food or service, so I am wondering who you spoke to at the time regarding your issues? Did you speak to anyone? What did you have to... More 

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