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“Very welcoming hotel - nice for a weekend” 4 of 5 stars
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Cromwell Lodge
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9-11 North Bar Street, Banbury OX16 0TB, England   |  
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Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Banbury
Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Very welcoming hotel - nice for a weekend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Having recently returned from a weekend (2 night) stay at the Cromwell Lodge Hotel Banbury I felt compelled to write a short review.

The hotel itself is in an excellent location not only for Banbury but also for exploring the local area. Oxford is easily reached by car or train and Stratford is only a short drive away. The staff at the hotel are friendly and efficient. We had no cause to complain about anything but we got the impression that if we did the management and staff would have done all they could to put it right.

The room that we stayed in was a standard room and although a little tired was clean and very comfortable.

The breakfasts were very good with a good choice on the menu for cooked breakfast and plenty of pastries, cereals, fruit and juices available.

Ideal for a couple of night stay to explore the local area.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at Cromwell Lodge, responded to this review, February 3, 2012
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at our hotel. At Old English Inns we really value every one of our customer’s comments. Thank you for taking the time to post your comment and we look forward to welcoming you back to Old English Inns in the future.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Our family, ranging from 18 to 80 have stayed at the inn for two Christmas's running and have been absolutely delighted with the reception and service shown to us. This even extended to the staff helping to clear the snow and push our cars out of the car park in the winter of 2011.
The food and choice were excellent and nothing seems to be too much trouble to Gabi and Gabriella and the team. Rooms though not plush are perfectly clean and comfortble, the bar and lounge area are spacious and it is nice to see an open fire. Value for money wise this inn is second to none. Alan

Room Tip: The annexe rooms at the back are favourite.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at Cromwell Lodge, responded to this review, January 27, 2012
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at our hotel. At Old English Inns we really value every one of our customer’s comments. Thank you for taking the time to post your comment and we look forward to welcoming you back to Old English Inns in the future.
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

like one of your recent reviewer we have just stayed for 2 nights at the Cromwell Lodge on a special offer. We chose it because it was in Banbury where we have family. We had never used Old Engish inns before but will certainly do so in the future.
We have stayed in 4* hotels which were not as good as this. The breakfast menu was outstanding and the dinner we had in the resaraunt with our family was superb.
The accomodation waselegant and spotless. we will certainly return and would willingly pay the full rack price. Well done to the management and staff

Room Tip: Rooms are quieter at the back of the hotel if you are not a good sleeper
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at Cromwell Lodge, responded to this review, January 26, 2012
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at our hotel. At Old English Inns we really value every one of our customer’s comments. Thank you for taking the time to post your comment and we look forward to welcoming you back to Old English Inns in the future.
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

We have just spent a couple of nights the the Cromwell Lodge on a cheap £14.50 pppn deal and would like to say it was well worth the money and I would have no problem with paying the full price for a stay. The hotel is in an excellent location for a trip around Banbury and the staff are very hard working and always there to help. My husband used room service one night (as I was ill and unfortunately unable to eat - a bug and no fault of the hotel) and this was delivered promptly and the food was very nice. The only downside would be the parking facilities but that is not the fault of the hotel. A very pleasant stay and would recommend to others.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at Cromwell Lodge, responded to this review, January 24, 2012
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us, we always appreciate all your feedback at Old English Inns and constantly work hard to deliver service and value. We look forward to welcoming you back to one of our Inns soon.
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

New Years Eve at the Cromwell Hotel, was a truly magnificent occasion, Gabi and he's team, made everyone welcome, we had a lovely hot buffet meal, throughout the evening the service was first class, friendly attentive staff catered for our every need, always with a warm smile and a happy comment. It is a place i highly recommend, any time of the year.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

I was a little concerned reading previous reviews, before staying at the Cromwell this weekend. The food and service lived up to the 2011 good food award. The couple who manage the hotel work very hard from morning to night, ensuring all customers expectations are met.
A very interesting building, all facilities very clean and well looked after. Many thanks for a lovely weekend. Cheryl Andrew

Room Tip: Request room 3 - large room within hotel
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Banbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

We live in Banbury and although we cannot comment on the accomodation, the food is brilliant as is the service. We were tempted in by the board outside which said ‘Two Meal £10.45’and expected the worse, how wrong could we be! The food while not being A la Carte is extremely good for the money and far and beyond that of anything else within its price range. The starters are an extra £2.50 each as are the desserts. What a good find needless to say we have used The Cromwell Lodge many times and will continue to do so. Also a note worth pointing out, they have the option of upgrading the meal to something else on the menu for a trivial amount and possibly have the best larger I have ever tasted.

Please give it a go :)

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at Cromwell Lodge, responded to this review, January 5, 2012
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit to our hotel. At Old English Inns we really value every one of our customer’s comments. Thank you for taking the time to post your comment and we look forward to welcoming you back to Old English Inns in the future.
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Additional Information about Cromwell Lodge

Address: 9-11 North Bar Street, Banbury OX16 0TB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Banbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Banbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cromwell Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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