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The Holt Hotel

Oxford Rd Nr. Steeple Aston, Oxford OX25 5QQ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 45 hotels in Oxford
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Parking garage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Ironing service
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Room features
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Bulgarian and 4 more
608Reviews8Q+A82Room tips
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Philippa Welsh wrote a review Jan 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
For an affordable hotel you do get what you paid for. Decor is a bit strange and dated, no clear sense of design. The staff were relatively ok, one in particular woman was a tad dismissive and rude though.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: You get what you pay for
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johnsM4799ZN wrote a review Dec 2020
Northampton, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
We enjoyed our stay very much the food was very good and staff could not do enough for you the staff were dressed very smart the rooms were very comfortable and clean ,we have been to many hotels all over the uk and never had a manager come out to say good bye to us we will be back in the new year we look forward to seeming all the staff with there smiling faces well done to all of you and thank you very much regards John and Dorothy Shannon xxxx from northampton
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Date of stay: November 2020
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TR4prez wrote a review Dec 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom284 contributions141 helpful votes
We stayed over for one night using a Secret Escapes deal staying in a Superior room with breakfast and dinner included in the rate of £80. Our expectations weren't high at the low price, but we were pleasantly surprised by how good The Holt Hotel turned out to be. The refurbished room we were given was spacious and clean, albeit with slightly tired furniture. The bed was comfortable and bathroom whilst not the best we have been in was perfectly adequate for our needs with walk in shower. The reception and lobby areas are really nicely decorated and our three course dinner was superb with great service. Breakfast the next day was good, with table service and social distancing from other guests. All in all a great stay.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: Ask for a refurbished room
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Sean Harte, General Manager at The Holt Hotel
Responded Dec 18, 2020
Hi, Thank you for your nice review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. We like to think that we offer superb value. We have a great reputation for our food and good service. It is good to know guests appreciated all our hard work and effort making our hotel safe during COVID-19 . We look forward to welcoming you back in more normal times hopefully.
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Izzy wrote a review Dec 2020
9 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an absolutely lovely stay, our room was beautiful - we stayed in the Blenheim Suit. Food was lovely too, good choice for dinner. Even with Covid restrictions, we were able to have a few drinks before and after our meal. The restaurant was well spaced out, ensuring social distancing. Staff were lovely and friendly. Only slight criticism is they ran out of a couple of things at dinner and the food came out pretty quickly, so dinner was over quicker than we would’ve liked.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Sean Harte, General Manager at The Holt Hotel
Responded Dec 17, 2020
Hi, Thank you for your review. I am pleased you had a lovely stay. We are working under different conditions with restrictions due to Covid. We had problems with some supplies due to staff shortages at some companies. I appreciate that the ambiance of the dining experience is not the same. We would love the opportunity to serve you again in more normal times. I am sure you would not be disappointed.
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Goolia2772 wrote a review Dec 2020
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom183 contributions36 helpful votes
Amazing hotel in a great location that's convenient for Bicester Village and Oxford shopping. Room was fantastic size and spotlessly clean, loved the his n hers sinks! Staff were friendly and super polite with COVID measures in practice at all times. We dined in the restaurant both nights and had no complaints, great value and really tasty- same for breakfast, great choice and cooked to order. Would highly recommend and will definitely stay again if in the area.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: Superior rooms are worth the extra money - great bathroom!!
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Response from Sean Harte, General Manager at The Holt Hotel
Responded Dec 17, 2020
Hi, Thank you for your lovely review. I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay so much. We have a great reputation for excellent food and good service. We are doing our utmost to keep our valued customers safe during the virus. I am glad you appreciated our efforts and hard work. We look forward to welcoming you back in more normal times hopefully.
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$78 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Holt Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Holt Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Rousham House & Garden (4.3 miles), Deddington Farmers' Market (4.1 miles), and River Cherwell (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Holt Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Holt Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Holt Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Holt Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cinnamon Stick, The Crown & Tuns - Puddingface, The Pie Place, and Dashwood Arms - Kirtlington.
Are pets allowed at The Holt Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Holt Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Holt Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Bulgarian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Holt Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Blenheim Palace (5.8 miles), Bicester Heritage (7.7 miles), and North Leigh Roman Villa (7.4 miles).
Is The Holt Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.