... the bed! The Duke of Marlborough, just to the north of Woodstock, proved a real find. We stayed in an 'executive double room' and at a cost of £100 for a room of suite like proportions this provided excellent value and would probably have cost fifty to a hundred pounds more just ten miles down the road in Oxford. Every aspect of service we encountered was friendly, efficient and first class. The rooms are situated in a newish 'old build' development to the rear of the original Duke of Marlborough pub which helps protect sleepers from the inevitable road noise and it is very pleasant to be able to step inside a lovely and characterful Oxfordshire pub literally within a few seconds of leaving one's room. Better still, the food on offer in the pub is - again like the service - excellent and offers a wide range in terms of both choice and affordability. We also enjoyed breakfast in the bar area and this was second to none in terms of 'bed and breakfasts' we have experienced and enjoyed. Which brings us back to the only downside of this experience, the bed...or at least the one in room 205. To some extent I appreciate this is a matter of taste, some like a firm mattress while others prefer something softer but this really did take 'soft' to a new level with hollows of almost hammock like proportions on both sides of the bed. A real pity this, the owners clearly know what they are about and virtually everything about both the pub/restaurant and the residential aspects of the Duke of Marlborough is superb. A new mattress and they would certainly have deserved an 'excellent'.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Duke of Marlborough is a 13 bedroomed historic coaching inn situated just outside the well known town of Woodstock and a stone's throw from Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The hotel features a bar, restaurant and large function room serving a wide selection of traditional English food with many ingredients locally-sourced. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in public areas and free parking is available for all guests. Recently refurbished the bedrooms at the Duke of Marlborough are well appointed and spacious, situated over two floors overlooking the grounds of the hotel. Located just 2 miles from Woodstock, the Duke offers easy access to the historic city of Oxford, which is just a 25-minute drive away. Blenheim Palace is only a 5-minute journey by car. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Duke Of Marlborough Hotel Woodstock