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Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel

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glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My first visit to Mercure Banbury. On arrival had to go and search for someone to check me in. They did give me a room on ground as requested. It is a very very old building very castle style and with that comes it's problems. Staff very good and helpful. Room was good but old fashioned but comfortable. Bathroom again... More 

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Blackpool
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old world charm with modern service. fantastic breakfast choice. friendly helpful staff. Bar prices a little high for area but overall excellent location .Would stay again if in the area.Rooms oldy worldy with period style furniture. Modern bathroom. everything spotlessly clean.

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Thank David W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay here. The place is well located with many amenities close by. I stayed in the 17th century part and found it to be rich of character and ambiance. The staff were very professional and the food options were diverse. Overall I found this hotel, it's facilities and surroundings to be a pleasant change from the usual... More 

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Thank Omer8383
whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Omer8383, Thank you very much for your lovely review following your stay with us here at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. I am really pleased to read how much you enjoyed the charchter of the hotel and how nice you thought our team were, as well as the good food! Once again many thanks and I hope we will... More 

Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been staying at this hotel for the past 4 years during the Cropredy festival. The staff have always been really helpful and accommodating. We take the Executive rooms by the carpark as they are pretty large and have fridges - always a blessing to keep your wine cool for the following day! This year we found that the... More 

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Thank Bev S
whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bev S, Thank you very much for posting your comments following you recent stay with us. Thank you very much for your kind words about the team here and how much you enjoyed the food that you had with us. Thank you for bringing to my attention the water pressure I will ask our engineer to investigate this. I... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended friends wedding locally and chose to stay at the Whately Hall hotel. We checked in at reception which does not have convenient access from car park. After lugging bags and suitcase to reception then had to haul them back near the car park to enter extension where our room was located. The room was very nice, well furnished and... More 

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whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear pugilistic, Thank you taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am sorry for any inconvenience caused due to the location of your accommodation. I am however pleased toe read that you found the room comfortable and the team friendly. We do serve lunch in our bar area and it can also be taken in the... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room 30 very noisy being over reception. Early morning coaches picking people up and hanging around with people talking very loud. Rooms could do with blackout curtains as in August room very hot. Apart from that nice hotel

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Thank gwenda2345
whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear gwenda2345, Thank you for your review. I am very sorry about any disturbance, I understand about the coaches outside of the hotel and unfortunately as it is a public highway I am not able to prevent this, I take on board your comments regarding the curtains in room 30 and will address this. Once again thank you for taking... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is perfectly adequate!! Nice comfy beds and functional bathrooms. Nothing too special but did the job. Only complaint would be the price of breakfast. We didn't take the bed and breakfast rate (I wasn't actually sure if there was one) and we were told that breakfast would be £10 per person. Although it is a buffet and we... More 

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Thank rperry611
whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear rperry611, I am glad to read you found you bed comfortable. I am sorry you found breakfast over priced, we are most competitive in the local hotel market with our breakfast prices and also offer a wider variety of products. Once again thank you for your review. Kind Regards Michael Williams General Manager More 

Buckinghamshire
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 1 night - it was fine, room was a little hot, bed was comfortable, hotel layout is quite peculiar, car parking good, bar ok . Overall felt quite dated and old fashioned but was adequate.

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Thank W0rldwise
whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear W0rldwise, Thank you taking time to post your comments, I am glad that you found your room comfortable despite the warm weather. I understand what you say about the layout of the hotel being created from the original 17th century building with a later extension it can be a bit of a maze. We are constantly decorating and improving... More 

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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at this hotel as I work on rail lovely food very helpful staff nite staff excellent aswell room service good aswell cleaned everyday church bells ring a lot but I quite like that lovely town well worth a visit avoid jools Indian very bland food at hotel is 1st class thanks to management and rest of team

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Thank goodloo
whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear goodloo, Thank you very much for your 5 out of 5 review following your stay here at Mercure Banbury. I am especially pleased to read your kind words about the team and how much you liked your room, despite the noise from the Church Bells !! Once again thank you very much and I hope that we will be... More 

Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately I booked this for two nights without reading reviews on Tripadvisor first so I am partly to blame for my uncomfortable experience . On arrival I waited several minutes in a dirty noisy reception area only to have to cough VERY loudly to get the lady that was on reception to come out from behind a curtained area .i... More 

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Thank teajenny01
whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear teajenny01, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments following a recent stay with us. I am so sorry about the lack of welcome on arrival, I will discuss this with the team and ensure they offer approporaite direction if they are aware that you will be entering the hotel from the car park side of the... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
3 star hotel offering 69 ensuite rooms in an idyllic 17th Century setting where Jonathan Swift wrote Gulliver's Travels in 1723. Ideal as a base for exploring the Cotswolds region, Stratford Upon Avon, Oxford, Woodstcock & Warwick. 10 minutes from Banbury railway and coach stations, 30 miles (50 km)from Birmingham Airport and easily accessible via Junction 11 of the M40. Features 7 meeting rooms accommodating up to 120 delegates, Swifts & Berkeley Restaurants and Hornton Bar. 24hrs room service and free car parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel

Address: Banbury Cross 17-19 Horse Fair, Banbury OX16 0AN, England (Formerly Mercure Whately Hall Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Banbury
Price Range: $84 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 69
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Also Known As:
Accor Whately Hall Hotel
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