I stayed at the Oxford Belfry Hotel for 2 nights for a friend's wedding after flying in from an overnight flight.
The check-in staff at reception were welcoming and efficient and, despite the high occupancy rate due to 2 on-site weddings that weekend, the level of service and attention to detail were maintained throughout my stay.
Two things worthy of particular mention: (i) my friend's wedding reception was most adeptly handled with everyone's individualised meals arriving promptly and all the various parts of the evening seamlessly co-ordinated; and (ii) the reception staff went out of their way to find surplus toiletries from the spa when the item I wanted wasn't available from housekeeping.
I stayed in a superior room which was very spacious despite the slightly non-standard lay-out. The wiring of all the switches in the room could be consolidated, but that's a minor niggle. The decor and quality of furnishings were comfortable for a 4* hotel standard and the complimentary WiFi is a useful bonus.
The catering is also well executed, both at the wedding reception and during a dinner in the lounge bar. I was initially apprehensive that a venue of this size would serve by mass-catering, but was pleasantly surprised. The breakfast selection is perfectly respectable and, despite the high number of guests, there was always enough food and seating for everyone.
All in all, it's not a hotel I would have chosen myself due to its less-accessible location (as I don't drive - otherwise it's just 45 minutes from Heathrow), but am glad my friend had chosen the Oxford Belfry Hotel for her wedding as it would have been a shame to have missed out on this hotel's hospitality!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in 17 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, yet within minutes of the M40, The Oxford Belfry, with 154 luxury bedrooms, is the perfect venue from which to explore Oxford and the surrounding area. The hotel offers bright, modern public areas including Terrace Bar, Restaurant and Lounges, Leisure Club and Spa with indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, 7 spa treatment rooms, tennis courts, and outstanding conference and banqueting facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Hotel Oxford
- The Oxford Belfry Oxfordshire/Milton Common