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“Extremely disapointed-very rude owner”
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The Lismore Hotel
Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Banbury
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Extremely disapointed-very rude owner”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Exterior/Interior all very dated/decor/furnishings/cleanliness all substandard/Public loo full to brim with tissue,reported but left it/Asked to pay on checkout £10 for our 2 dogs/refused to pay this/never informed of this charge on booking/room not worth even £30 a night/Lady on checkout was understanding & accepted this and wavered charge & would pass on our complaints/After leaving,owner rang/accused our dog of pooing in reception/threatened to send it to us/which he did(could be any dogs poo) stupidly along with his business card/strange how lady didn't mention any poo to us on checkout/I certainly would have done if it was my establishment/Advised to report to Royal Mail/Breach of postal Regs to post excrement/Under S1 Malicious Communications Act 1998 it's an offence to send anything offensive/indecent/threatening to someone/Breaching the Postal services Act 2000 S85/Communications Act 2003 S127 is an offence/all likely to receive a fine. He has no proof but we do as he sent poo with his business card, silly!!We could take this further but we will not stoop so low as this guy has done, lucky for him I say/guess he didn't like the truth. Please be aware. Safe to say we will NOT RETURN

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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sowgate, Owner at The Lismore Hotel, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
This lady refused to pay for the dogs, i never charged her for the girls who had to clean the foul in the middle of reception, We were call liars and she said they had been out and found some dog mess.
I posted the mess to her to prove it and she did receive it and said i was childish.
Most dog owner are good but this one well you always get 1 in all my years another first she never even said sorry to my girls other hotel owners beware not a person to have in you hotel, the fine in Banbury is £2000 and its a good job i was not at the hotel. Yes i was rude with every right.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed one night in a chalet room, This was nice and clean, and adequate for our single nights stay. The room was a bit small but all facilities fine. It would have been helpful if the towel rail in our room, No.45, had been repaired or replaced as there was no where to hang the 2 bath towels.

The breakfast was very nice,and plentiful. however there was a problem with the coffee machine,meaning little coffee available.

We felt the main hotel and our room could do with redecorating , it was a bit 1980s

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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sowgate, Owner at The Lismore Hotel, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
hi thanks the b/fast coffee and juice machines can be full then gone we try not to put to much out as its spoils the taste so sorry not enough the rooms are very busy and 45 was only painted 9 months ago we will paint it next week many thanks
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Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

No warm welcome or greeting on arrival. The rooms were very dated and in need of some tlc i.e. broken bath panel, furniture in need of repair and poor finish in bathroom. The room was clean, and the bed was comfy, and the breakfast service was an improvement on what we had previously experienced the night before. But Overall, the room was over priced for what it was and we would Not return in its current state. It Could however be a really nice hotel as the location is brilliant.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Stayed with my partner the room was far bigger than I expected - great!
Clean hotel with very friendly staff, we ate in the Bar on our second night as we thought it was nicer than the places in the centre that we had looked at the previous evening.
If we ever have a weekend away in the Banbury area again we will be back!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

I came to stay with my sister in this quirky little Victorian hotel our room was lovely and very clean with all the amenities we needed, we had dinner in the bar which was lovely, as was the breakfast the next morning we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely come again!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Stayed there at the weekend, large room, clean with good facilities and a comfortable bed. Large Bathroom with Bath and a powerful shower all clean.
A large free car park and easy to get to the town centre for shops etc.
Well stocked Bar with good prices and great service.
Breakfast was excellent Bacon, Sausage, Tomato, Fried Eggs etc with plenty of choice of cereal and Tea and Coffee.
Service effecient on check-in and check-out also Paul was very helpful with his local knowlegde for directions and advice as I had not been to the area before.
I would definately return as it has great character and personal service that you don't tend to get with the large chain group hotels.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Ideal for a short stay, four poster bed very clean and quite comfortable, unfortunately foruniture a little old and warn but hey who worried where u put clothes - it was clean

Town Centre 5 min walk which is ideal with lots of lovely shops, restaurants n pubs

My only gripe would be is that it needs general overall bit of TLC - mis match furniture - front entrance not very inviting as overgrown and ashtrays overflowing and needs a fresh coat paint in hallway to brghten it up

Staff really nice and friendly n food of an average standard

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Karen N
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Property: The Lismore Hotel
Address: 61 Oxford Road, Banbury OX16 9AJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Banbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Banbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Lismore Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are undergoing a full and total refurbishment of all Bedrooms and bathrooms, Restaurant and bar. The project should be finished by early new year we will still be open with no disruption to guests. ... more   less 
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