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The Shaven Crown Hotel

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High Street, Shipton under Wychwood OX7 6BA, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really lovely place to stay in a idyllic location. Rooms really nice, comfy, had everything we needed and overlooked the lovely courtyard area. Lots of history to the place. Enjoyed our stay, staff very helpful. Recommend if you are looking for somewhere to stay in this area.

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Weber89, Thank you for your kind review. I am really happy you enjoyed your stay and the area. Do come back! Kind regards Evelyn More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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233 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The atmosphere of this hotel is kind of charming. The couple owners were nice. Excellent breakfast. Room size might be rather small but manageable. However, the shower room is tiny which is the only thing I do not like about this hotel. Otherwise, it is a fine place to stop over.

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KwinAun Thank you for your kind review. I am sorry that the bathroom was not big enough for you. The room you stayed in is one of the Basic room which we haven't had the chance to refurbish yet, which does reflect in the room rate. Hopefully we will be able to do the work next January. Glad you... More 

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60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shaven Crown was our first stop in our UK adventure and we were very pleased with our choice. A wonderfully historical & unique property. The hotel has a great mixed of old & new and the hosts are host in what is on offer. The room was spacious & comfortable and had a great view of the courtyard. The... More 

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jacqui M, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the advise about the extra hook. I will sort that out. It would be lovely to see you again Kind regards Evelyn More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just returned from a one night stay at the Shaven Crown. The owners have done an amazing job restoring this historic building to a very high standard. The attention to detail is second to none and they do not appear to have scrimped anywhere. We stayed in the Pump Room which was very sizeable and beautifully decorated. The pillows... More 

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sammy066 Thank you so much for your lovely review. The chef's pleased you enjoyed the breakfast. Can't wait for you to come back with your dog. Kind regards Evelyn More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couple in our 20s who stayed in January 2015 (only just got round to writing the review). Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone; we stayed in a 'basic room' which was plentiful in size and had a big comfy bed. Enjoyed some drinks on our first night in the converted monastery which had a hugely authentic and cosy feel... More 

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GHHW92, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! I really appreciate you taking the time to write it. It is always lovely hear that guests enjoyed their stay and the food. It would be lovely to welcome you again in the future Kind regards Evelyn More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 2 nights with a friend at the shaven crown, in a twin room. The setting was perfect and the hotel very tastefully refurbished. The room was very clean and the beds comfortable. Bathroom was adequately equipped with lovely soft towels. Breakfast choice was very nice, with a buffet and some delicious choices of cooked breakfast. The host and... More 

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nikki H, Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased you had an enjoyable stay with us and I hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Evelyn Roberts More 

Cotswolds
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52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live locally and previously ate in the restaurant when the new owners originally opened the restaurant, but oh how it has improved Our party of eight were celebrating our daughters 40th birthday. We were an awkward party of three vegetarians, three meat eaters and two children. We were warmly welcomed by Evelyn and received great service throughout the meal.... More 

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GordonCotswolds Thank you so much for your fantastic review and I am so glad that all of you enjoyed the evening! Your Grandsons are so funny and polite. We had good fun serving you and would love to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Evelyn More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Popped over to Shipton under Wychwood on Sunday to visit the church flower festival arranged by the celebrated floral designer Paul Thomas and went to this hotel for lunch. Made very welcome by friendly bar staff who arranged a table in the restaurant (we hadn't booked) ....We both opted for the 2 course lunch and chose the pea and ham... More 

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KeithHyde I am so pleased you enjoyed your lunch with us. It is such a shame you missed the flower show. I shall pass all your comments on to Sara and the chefs, who will be just as pleased. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Evelyn More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

If you are looking for a friendly comfortable small hotel, then this is the one. Our hostess greeted us on arrival and made us very welcome. The rooms were being refurbished but our room was comfortable and the bed sooooooo good. We ate in the dining room twice and the chef is great. Breakfast too was very good! We shall... More 

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lesley N, I really appreciate your lovely review. We want the hotel to be a home from home so it is brilliant that you felt that way. Hope to welcome you again in the near future Kind regards Evelyn More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A lovely place to stay - full of character, with original stonework and timbers and uneven floors. It's a great location for Oxford and the surrounding area and service was excellent and friendly. Food was amazing! We enjoyed a 3-course dinner - and we don't often do that! - also a fantastic breakfast. There is a private parking area at... More 

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Phil R, Owner at The Shaven Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 08Evelyn2005, Thank you for your lovely review. I have passed your comments about the food onto the chef who are very pleased. We would be delighted to welcome you again in the near future. Kind regards Evelyn More 

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