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George Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Wallingford
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Stayed at the George with my girlfriend for the weekend. Hotel is a very quaint old building with plenty of character mixed with a more modern extension of additional rooms.

We stayed in the more modern half of the building on the third floor. Rooms were good size, clean, good selection of toiletries and very pleasant cleaners. For a 3 star hotel we would have given it 10 out of 10 if not let down slightly by a very poor powered shower which is probably due to dated plumbing and the fact we were on the top floor. That aside we were pleasantly pleased with the room.

We had an inclusive deal for accommodation, breakfast and a 3 course meal each day. Breakfast was served to order which we had the full English. We liked the food, there was a great selection of fruit, cereals, yoghurts etc to accompany the order which also included continental and omelet breakfasts.

For the evening meals there was a good selection of courses which changed each night. We would like to give some constructive criticism on the quality of food. We believe it was good value for the money, but would have to say it was below par for what you would expect to get from a pub. That said the service was excellent and staff very friendly.

The hotel also has a bar which we thought was excellent. Nice old school traditional tavern with a cosy feel. There are 4 -5 other pubs with 5 mins walk. We found the price of drinks in the George were very reasonable and if they are more expensive than the other pubs in the area as mentioned in a previous review I can't say I noticed. A round on the south coast where we are from costs £7.50 to £8 for a pint and vodka and lemonade, so it was brilliant to only have to pay £6.80 :). I'd say its cheap.

We visited oxford for the day and used the park and ride system which was great value for money and hassle free. We visited a few museums, and did a bit of shopping. There was plenty to see and do, for all ages!

All in all, loved the place. Big thanks to all staff especially Luke and Sarah. We would stay again :-)

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We spent 2 nights in this quaint hotel on a special deal. The Hotel was warm, clean and comfortable and the staff most welcoming and helpful. The food was plentiful and piping hot, with a good choice both at breakfast and in the evening, We were impressed with The George and Wallingford and its close proximity to Oxford makes this little gem a place to return to again and again. We used the excellent park and ride system in and out of Oxford and would recommend The George to anyone looking for a value for money break.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

The George Hotel is a very attractive building with fantastic staff who try their hardest to cater to your needs. The rooms are clean and spacious and in a fantastic location. The main downside was the food - it was truly abysmal. Breakfast came out with wrong items and dinner on one of the nights was inedible. I do appreciate that to cater for 40 or so guests can not be easy, but there is no need for second rate products. The other gripe was the cost of the bar. Yes, I do understand that they are out to make a profit, but the prices charged was daylight robbery (no wonder I suppose as Dick Turpin stayed there!). Stay there, but eat in one of the many other places and drink in a normal pub.

Room Tip: The courtyard rooms can get a little noisy at night, but nothing too bad.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Richard W
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Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

had a two day break with friends hotel was stunning rooms was great nice bar area loved it until dinner time!!! 6 of us eating foid was stale dry i had a curry you could bend pompadom in half without breaking it. it was dripping with fat. the beef in the curry well!! my dog eats tender meat out of her tin. my wife had a pie.looked loverly until she lifted her puff pastry off and must off been two tsb of filling!!!my friend ask for one butterd roll this being size of kids palm they wanted to charge him a pound!!! come desert 3 of us had cake each cake looked like some one had picked ftom it on way to us. my cheese platter was stale hard!!! uou can not serve people this horrible food very low budet i could of served better food frim micro meal from tesco. hotel is let fown by food i would of love to give hotel 5/5 but resturant lowered it to 3 such a shame!!

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Thank Brookebaker
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We held our wedding reception here on 19th October. Sarah and her staff were brilliant right from the moment we first enquired. They worked seamlessly to bring everything together so that there was nothing I had to worry about either before or on the day. All of our guests have commented on how well the day went, how delicious the food was and how lovely the venue was. If we had the choice again, we wouldn't change a thing. Thank you.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Katie K
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

I have stayed at The George on a number of occasions for business and it is slowly improving. The rooms are much cleaner, the décor has been freshened up but the TV's still need updating. So, a comfortable stay for a night or two, the breakfast is good and the staff mostly cheerful, helpful and efficient. At times parking can be a problem when the hotel is busy but I will no doubt be returning to the George before too long.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Stournavigator
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed 2 nights. It is an in -town hotel, so a bit noisy, but other features make up for this!
Great bar, good food, excellent location with several good dining choices.
Main town square, about 3 block walk-Fantastic Waitrose less than 75 yards around the corner--antiques mall next door and most surprising a vast, magical Wallingford castle and garden right out your back door--don't miss it, we almost did--right through a small gate at rear of parking lot.
Bus to oxford 35 minutes--hassle free.
Room probably needs an upgrade, but pricing was reasonable and parking was a snap.
Would stay again!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about George Hotel

Address: High Street, Wallingford OX10 0BS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Wallingford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Wallingford
Price Range: $79 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — George Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The George Hotel, a 16th-century Coaching Inn, is set in the very centre of this pretty, historic market town. It is close to the River Thames, The Ridgeway and Thames Paths, with Oxford and Reading each just 12 miles away, The George Hotel is the perfect base for both business and leisure guests. Whilst retaining much of its original character, The George has been sympathetically extended, and now provides every modern facility for the business and leisure traveller in 39 attractively decorated rooms. Wealh's Restaurant and Bistro offers Morning Coffees, Lunches, Traditional Afternoon Teas and Dinner whilst the Tavern Bar and central Courtyard are a magnet for more relaxed socialising with drinks and light meals served throughout the day. Ample free parking is available on site and the hotel has Wireless and Broadband Internet connectivity throughout. ... more   less 
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