We stayed for two nights, Thursday and Friday evening, in late August.
Location: In a chocolate box village where you can walk to the river
Reception: straight forward, quick, friendly and possibly a little too trusting which makes a very refreshing change
Room: quaint and characterful, clean, comfortable and had everything that we required. TV, telephone, radio alarm, toiletries etc. Shower was very powerful and hot, Towels were bath sheets (although one was getting a little worn) Bed was comfy. Décor was good. Our room was at the front of the hotel next to the road but noise was not an issue (although there was one early morning delivery to the nearby co-op shop).
This is an old 16thC coaching inn with all the charm one might expect: differing levels, squeaky floors, plenty of wood frame and white walls. Hilton DD it is not, but then, if that was what you require you need to visit the Hilton (and pay the extra).
Bar: V Friendly staff, reasonable prices (not London) real ale (although I never tried it). There was a mixture of chair seating, stools and comfy sofas, TV and cosy corners
Dining: Choice of two dining rooms – formal or informal – Staff were attentive and very friendly (all staff throughout the hotel were handpicked).
Meals were excellent with a good choice for breakfast including a good fresh fruit salad. Evening meals were a treat and my only criticism can be that my fish was slightly overcooked.
Providing you don’t visit expecting large, modern contemporary spaces, balconies and sliding patio doors you will enjoy the hotel
Would I stay again – Most definitely!
Would I recommend the experience – Yes most definitely!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The White Hart Hotel dates back to 1691 and is situated in the "chocolate box" village of Dorchester on Thames in Oxfordshire. The hotel's 28 bedrooms retain all the character of the old coaching inn whilst providing the requirements for today's modern traveller. The restaurant has been awarded an AA Rosette for fresh food dining and offers a delicious a la carte menu as well as a 3 course fixed price Market Menu. Car Parking is free and CCTV monitored. Dorchester on Thames nestles on the banks of the Thames between Henley and Oxford and is an ideal starting point for visits to Oxford City, Blenheim Palace, the Thames Pathway, Bicester Designer Shopping Village, and many Stately Homes and Gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel White Hart
- White Hart Hotel Dorchester-On-Thames, Oxfordshire