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“An excellent hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Talbot Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Oundle
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“An excellent hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Stayed here overnight and I could not fault this hotel. The reception was warm and helpful. My room was clean and I appreciated the facilities. Breakfast was superb the next morning with very pleasant staff serving. The bar prices are possibly a little expensive but I won't let it spoil my experience. The actual architecture of the building and the history fascinated me. I can't wait to return which is a definite decision.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

We previously had a pleasant stay at the Talbot in 2001, and since then it has undergone a massive renovation which has transformed it into a much better hotel and dining experience. A main improvement was in the level of service, which is now excellent across the board. The room was very clean and comfortable, and the hotel in general has been modernized while still retaining the charm of a several hundred year old English inn. Dinner in the main dining room was elegant with excellent service, albeit a bit pricey. Had difficulty booking a room during the weekend, perhaps due to parents visiting the Oundle School. Overall a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Leigh on sea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Chose the Talbot merely for its location,but what a find.The suite was great,clean, roomy and well appointed.What to say about the food - beautifully prepared,hot, wonderfully inventive but not tiny and flamboyant The size of the portions even beat me, a lady with a very hearty appetite.But a special mention must go to Andrew the restaurant manager with his offbeat humour when we first arrived, his wonderful attention to every little detail and how he made you feel like you were very special, we look forward to coming again soon ; a last mention to the barman matt, a very
nice young man.

Room Tip: I would recommend the suite very luxurious.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

The hotel has really improved its customer care & service. Nothing is too much trouble and for parents with children at any nearby school it offers a perfect base away from home with comfortable peaceful rooms set around a charming courtyard. It's lucky to have a separate section either side of courtyard for the bar & restaurant. The courtyard is ideal for breakfast/coffee/lunch or tea on a sunny day as it's very sheltered and a sun trap. A super place to pass an hour with newspapers & cappuccinos plus their delicious range of home made cakes & pastries. The front desk is very attentive and the head waiter is on top of his game. It has a friendly & charming atmosphere which is "timeless". You're in the heart of a wonderful market town yet you wouldn't know it. Nearby villages are quite beautiful. It's great value for money.

Room Tip: They're all very agreeable & comfortable. Some closer to reception than others & if you...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DJS4464
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for a night at the charming Talbot Hotel.
The place is full of character and our room (Reputedly haunted) was superb, had a great feel, superb bed and no ghosts!
We had dinner at night which was most excellent and definitely recommended.
All member of staff were so helpful and really pleasant , this is a hotel that I would definitely recommend and a place I will return to 10 out 10

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank darrenah
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Woolstaston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Staying overnight. Good bed and room furniture. Free wifi throughout so can chill in bar.
Food good, breakfast wonderful..love the mural in the restaurant - worth seeing. Hope someone can upload it.
Perhaps a reason to visit again?

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

I take my mother here when I visit the area it's been refurbished for the better and food is amazing and great staff I love it its very relaxing place I'm very tempted to stay over night in the near future

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mcguigancatherine
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Additional Information about Talbot Hotel

Property: Talbot Hotel
Address: New Street, Oundle PE8 4EA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northamptonshire > Oundle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Oundle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Talbot Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Talbot Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House is a beautiful Grade 1 listed hotel in the centre of Oundle, one of England's most picturesque and unspoilt towns located on a meander of the river Nene. As a former coaching inn the Talbot hotel has been welcoming guests since 628AD.The Talbot Hotel Eatery and Coffee House is proud to house the staircase from Fotheringhay Castle, which is reputed to be the staircase that Mary Queen of Scots walked down to her execution in 1587, leaving a ring impression on the newel post as she was led to the block.Whether you are eating, meeting or sleeping we look forward to welcoming you to The Talbot Hotel Eatery and Coffee House ... more   less 
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