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The Crown & Thistle

Bridge Street, Abingdon OX14 3HS, England
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Abingdon
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Warwickshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One night stay with my daughter and her two friends - teenagers. They had a room for 3 and I had a lovely room to myself. Beautiful decor and very comfy. Very small change I'd make to my room would be the windows opening. Not sure why they didn't! Food was great and all the staff were friendly and welcoming.

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Crown_Thistle, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi Warwickshirejoolsy, I’m so pleased that you had such a lovely stay with us, thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. Thanks for the tip about your window, we’ll definitely look into this! Although all the rooms are kitted out with air conditioning and heating in order to make sure they’re all the right temperature, we... More

Sheffield, England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel makes much of its recent refit but they should sack the person who designed the rooms - obviously the modern fashion is to allow people to stumble round in almost total darkness and if they were not depressed when they arrived they will be by the end of their stay. After a very warm night (due to the... More

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Crown_Thistle, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi DavidAnson, We really appreciate constructive criticism and we’ve definitely picked up some key points from your review, so thank you for taking the time to write it. I’m sorry you felt that your room was too poorly lit, this is definitely something that we will look into. It’s a shame that you didn’t realise about the air conditioning unit,... More

Wales, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is an absolute gem with really comfortable well appointed rooms that are a little quirky. The hotel is in a great location and easy to walk out from. I stayed with my husband and 2 children (7&11) and the room was large enough for two put up beds and still loads of room. The staff throughout the hotel... More

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Crown_Thistle, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi Swaff M, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a thorough review, it’s so helpful for us to see where we’re doing well and where we’re falling a little bit behind. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed the hotel, and we’re pleased that the nature of the service that you received during your stay was... More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small jug of fresh milk in the in-room fridge. Not expensive or difficult to provide but how many hotels do? Very few but, for me, it makes all the difference to a cup of tea being as good as it can be or tasting awful thanks to the ubiquitous UHT so often provided. It was evidence that this hotel... More

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Crown_Thistle, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi SusanfromSouthsea, It’s so wonderful to hear that you appreciated the milk jug – we could not agree more with you that a good cup of tea in the morning is simply not the same without it! Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, it’s so motivating to hear that the little things are being appreciated. I’m sorry... More

Herts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently spent a weekend at The Crown & Thistle, booked through Secret Escapes. We got a very good deal, which included 2 nights bed and breakfast, dinner on the Friday evening, and a bottle of wine if you ate there Saturday too. The room was lovely, a good sized bedroom with a comfortable bed, and an... More

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Crown_Thistle, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi Demalee, We’re delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us, and thank you for taking the time to leave such a thorough review. It’s incredibly helpful, not just for other Trip Advisor users, but also for helping us pinpoint our strengths and weaknesses. It’s lovely that during your stay you got the chance to discover Abingdon, and such... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three couples who meet every other month or so in different eating establishments. The place was buzzing! Wedding party in one room and the restaurant seemed full. Unfortunately as with other reviews a couple more waiters would have helped. We ordered our drinks which come from the main bar across the courtyard which was also buzzing. Two pints of best... More

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Crown_Thistle, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi Dudley, Thanks very much for this interesting review, there are a lot of things here which provide great insight for us and we really appreciate you taking the time to let us know what you think. It’s great to hear that the atmosphere was buzzing, in the restaurant as well as the bar, however your comment about understaffing suggests... More

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a break to visit oxford, this hotel is in a perfect position in Abingdon a short bus ride away from oxford. It has so much history including visiting kings . Welcoming staff , restaurant and bar separate but all around a courtyard. Fab food in the restaurant and not too expensive. Had a secret escapes deal and was... More

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Crown_Thistle, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi Karen, We’re so pleased that you had such a wonderful time with us, and it’s lovely that you got to explore the delights of Abingdon. Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback, I’ll definitely make sure to pass on your compliments to the whole team. We’re glad you enjoyed the décor and atmosphere of the rooms, and... More

Ipswich
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked 2 nights through secret escapes. Small but very cosy bedroom. Decor quite dark but we liked this. Exceptional bathroom with roll top bath and large shower. Food was very good especially breakfasts and waiters were very attentive and helpful as were all the staff. Easy bus trip into Oxford and boat rides available too. All in all a very... More

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Crown_Thistle, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi Willyk, We’re so happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay here at the Crown and Thistle. As the original building dates back to 1605, all of the bedrooms range in size but we like to believe that this also adds to their character and charm – we’re really pleased to hear that you agree with us. It’s... More

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I booked for our tenth anniversary through secret escapes and had an outstanding stay. Cannot fault and part of the hotel. Carol, mirko out waiter and the maître'd were especially worthy of note for their five star service throughout, but all the staff were superb and a credit to the hotel. It's location couldn't be more perfect... More

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Crown_Thistle, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi TimJackson78, We’re honoured that you chose us for your tenth anniversary, and it’s great to hear that you had a wonderful relaxing stay. I’ll make sure your kind words are passed on to all the staff – it goes a long way towards motivating and encouraging the whole team and we really appreciate you taking the time to leave... More

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently spent two nights at the Crown & Thistle and couldn't fault it. Friendly staff, excellent food including delicious freshly cooked breakfasts. Room was quirky which made it special, all rooms are individual. Good value for money and would certainly visit again.

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Crown_Thistle, General Manager at The Crown & Thistle, responded to this review

Hi Gary, It’s wonderful to hear that you had a great couple of days with us. We’re really pleased that you enjoyed the individually decorated, quirky décor – we like to think that it makes every room that little bit more special. We’d love for you to come back and visit us soon, The Crown and Thistle Team More

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Address: Bridge Street, Abingdon OX14 3HS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Abingdon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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