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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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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180 reviews 180 reviews
32 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Firstly we didn't stay in the hotel so can't really comment on the rooms but we came here on a Saturday Afternoon for a drink and a snack to escape the grossly overcrowded pub on the bridge whose name I can't remember. The hotel is really pretty, you can sit outside in a very pleasant garden at the front by... More 

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

Dear BrushM, Thank you for your kind words. We have been working to improve our outdoor seating areas and gardens for the coming summer. I am please you were able to have a relaxing drink and enjoy our first hint of sunshine. Kind regards k Johnson More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Brilliant, we got a deal package with the hotel £70 for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. I cannot fault it! Seriously, this could have been twice the price! Lovely location, secure car park and right on the canal edge! Food was good, if a little limited in choice (I would have like a risotto) but then you can't have it all.... More 

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

Dear Christopher F, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. I am please to read that you enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of our special promotion. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards K Johnson More 

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