Posters around the hotel tell you it is being renovated. Not sure if our suite had been renovated. There was certainly a pronounced smell of fresh paint in our suite and the unit containing the television was being assembled as we arrived. The central heating radiators were incapable of being turned off, resulting in the windows having to be left open. Some of the bathroom tiles appeared to have been replaced but, around the bath/shower, they were bulging, cracked and affected by mould growth.
It is a well situated hotel with loads of character and a good English breakfast. The staff were excellent but the water bottles were not replaced. The kettle lead is not long enough to extend to a unit hence it has to be boiled on the floor!
- 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
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