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Hawkwell House Hotel
Ranked #16 of 44 Hotels in Oxford
Penrith, Australia
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“Okay but would look elsewhere next time”
Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Hawkwell House was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good. The major issue was with parking. When booking we were told there was on site parking and no reservation was needed. In arrival we were informed that there was no available parking due to a wedding and that we would have to find street parking. It would perhaps been more appropriate to ask nin resudent wedding guests without luggage to park on the street. In addition to having to unload tge car tgen attempt to fibd street parking we were offered no assistance with our luggage. A little disappointing

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Phuket, Thailand
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

Stayed in one of the outhouses at Hawkwell Hotel, Oxford for 5 nights as it was only place we could find. Hawkwell Hotel has 3 buildings, one main one that is quite modern and two others which where probably either staff quarters or guest houses for the main old estate. Our converted house had really nothing to offer, small windows, many many narrow stairs, no view, basically just a very soft double bed with overused pillows. We booked bed and breakfast, so ate in the dining room which was located in the main hotel every morning. Breakfast finishes at 09.30am so if you fancy a lie in forget it!!

We got wet walking from one building to the other as there is no option but to walk down, there is no shelter!

Every morning we asked for soft fried eggs, English style every day, and never got them. They always arrived hard, by the 3rd day wife gave up and had an omelette instead. The foreign staff did not really know what an english Breakfast was. By the 4th morning they had run out of marmalade!

The only good thing was the free parking!

If you must stay here, make sure you are in the main hotel, maybe those guests get a difference experience!

Room Tip: Make sure you are in the main hotel building not one of the out houses. Come early to get a parking...
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

A lovely old building with a contemporary interior style and lots of open garden space. The hotel was perfect for a large group weekend and we were very well looked after by the staff. I had a couple of niggles (room was hot, restaurant ran out of menu items) but the overall atmosphere, quality and service more than compensated. It is a charming place for a weekend exploring Oxford if you like you're hotel with a bit of style.

Room Tip: It was extremely warm and there is no aircon. If you need a cool room, you'll need to ask for a...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Just returned from a lovely 3 day stay here. Our room was large, airy, clean and well appointed. Good shower and bed (2 main essentials for me) with lovely big opening windows with view over gardens and annexe. Food in restaurant very good in quantity and quality, lovely set up with the Lloyd Loom chairs and modern decor. All staff went out of their way to make this an enjoyable and relaxing stay for us. Thanks guys.....

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wetzikon
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stayed for two nights in the Elm house. The room (410) was not large, hardly space to walk around the bed, with a open wardrobe. The first night we had Dinner in the Hotel Restaurant, which is a extremly loud place. The staff was primarly students which no or very little service expierience. The Food itself was fine. We were looking for a nice and cosy restaurant but this was not Fund on the premises.
The prices are likely to high for what get, either lower the rates or improve with the service.

Room Tip: Room 410 is very tiny and has a Open wardrobe. But rooms in the Elm house are quiet.
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have just stayed at Hawkwell house Hotel and can't fault it. Started with a lovely bar snack
With home cooked chips. The rooms are well equipped, but best of all is the bed, very comfortable.
Good value for money. Would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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OXFORD
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and I have just spent the last couple of days staying at the Hawkwell House Hotel, we had picked this hotel to hold and then celebrate the marriage of our daughter on the 14th June. I have been trying to think of the best way to tell you all what we thought and how the wedding was dealt with, and what the food was like, not just for the wedding but for general eating too, and all I can think of to say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! From beginning to end Gary Hall and his team went above and beyond for us. What you want for your daughters wedding is the perfect day, and Gary and his staff made this happen. I read reviews below about some language difficulties with the staff, I have to say we found none of this, they were friendly pleasant helpful, from the restaurant staff, as we had a pre wedding meal the evening before the wedding to the breakfast staff, to the staff that helped Gary with the monumental task of catering in everyway to our 65 day guests, and on into the evening when approximately another 120 evening guest descended on mass. I only agree with the water thing, I had told Gary about this and he explained to me about a problem they had been having which they were battling to sort out. My husband and I came away from the hotel this morning with the most happiest of emotions, and a big part of this feeling was because of the amazing way the Hawkwell and Gary planned, sorted and helped us all through an emotional very big day, one of the most important in any persons life, their wedding day. I know that our daughter and her new husband were blown away with everything that was done for them, as were we. I will end by saying the one thing we came away from the Hawkwell House Hotel with is the memory of the perfect day. Thank you Gary Hall, thank you to all of the staff.

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Property: Hawkwell House Hotel
Address: Church Way | Iffley Village, Oxford OX4 4DZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Oxford
#6 Romantic Hotel in Oxford
#9 Business Hotel in Oxford
#12 Luxury Hotel in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hawkwell House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set within the tranquil village of Iffley with the River Thames a mere 5 minute stroll from the venue, Hawkwell is a slice of country charm with the convenience of a city and major road networks on the doorstep. 2010 saw an extensive bedroom refurbishment. Guests can now enjoy contemporary bedrooms with modern bathroom facilities, complimentary wireless internet, flat screen TVs with Sky HD, welcome tea/coffee trays and complimentary toiletries. ... more   less 
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