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Old Swan & Minster Mill

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the Old Swan and Minster Mill. It was a very comfortable hotel in a great location with a lovely restaurant and obliging staff. Our mid-week break for a special anniversary was a real tonic and we would definitely go back there again. Everyone made us feel very much at home and the little touches made this a very special...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Thank you to the team and hotel for making our stay a delightful one :-) 1) First impressions when we drove in was a very neat hotel. 2) All the staff were very polite and helpful, -Matt well what can we say - very professional,overall a great guy. He is a asset to your business, your next investment should be...

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is a real dog friendly property, we were able to take our dogs with us to eat instead of having to leave them in the room, all families kept their dogs under control. We will definitely be back. we booked canine traveller trip and even had packed lunch included.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately I cannot recommend anyone to stay here, which is unusual as as per my other reviews I am used to giving high ratings. The whole place is just disappointing - except for the grounds outside which are nice. The restaurant is cramped and the food mediocre. The staff act like they wish they didn't have to be there and...

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HostManager, Guest Host at Old Swan & Minster Mill, responded to this review

Dear Sam B Please accept my sincere apologies that you found your experience with us lacking in so many ways. As you are very aware we usually receive such positive feedback so I am obviously concerned that we let ourselves down so badly on this occasion. I would be very grateful for the opportunity to discuss this with you so...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful hotel in a beautiful Cotswold Village. The grounds are well kept with lovely walks along the river. Worth a visit to the Church and ruins of the Hall at the other end of the village. Dinner was lovely and lots of choice with the buffet breakfast in the morning. My husband was so impressed with the Nespresso machine in...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon seeing the numerous excellent reviews we were looking forward to staying here. Upon arrival we were informed we received an upgrade to a superior room. The room was lovely, clean and modern - plenty of space. I had a quick look at the rooms online, we were in the room we actually booked for, superior? No big deal as...

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HostManager, Guest Host at Old Swan & Minster Mill, responded to this review

Dear Lukesmith2 Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your recent stay with us. Whilst we are delighted that you enjoyed our stunning location, food and buildings it is extremely disappointing to read that your breakfast experience, as well as service in the Restaurant, wasn't up to scratch and I sincerely apologise for this. We pride ourselves...

Hatfield
Reviewed 1 week ago

The worst hotel we have every stayed at in our entire lives. We have stayed at better B&B's. This isn't a five start, it is a lie and a fraud. We had not issues with the people but the living conditions, the stench, the beds that were bought form possibly a dump, the stink of sewage and the flushes at...

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HostManager, Guest Host at Old Swan & Minster Mill, responded to this review

Dear 8kartikd What a shame to read your review after we have already been in touch and you were very happy,and grateful, with our solution. I am truly sorry that nothing the hotel has to offer met with your approval. Firstly, our property is graded independently by multiple agencies and achieves 5-star Inn status. There is a constant program of...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Swan is in an idyllic location in beautiful countryside. Using the hotel as a base, you can easily go for walks through the cotswolds. The pub has a lovely atmosphere and serves a good quality food and wine. The hotel itself is more like a mini resort with tennis, croquet, giant chess and a lovely river running through...

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HostManager, Guest Host at Old Swan & Minster Mill, responded to this review

Dear crtlove23 Thank you so much for sharing your comments on Tripadvisor following your recent stay at the Old Swan & Minster Mill. We are delighted to read that overall you had a great stay at the hotel but we are obviously disappointed to read that you found service to be below par. I have forwarded your comments to all...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic place to get away from it all - and the Spa is a real treat! The service and friendliness and politeness of the staff was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend and will definitely be going back

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Dear Martyn F Thank you so much for your excellent five star review of your recent stay with us. We are delighted that everything about your stay was perfect, I have passed on your comments to the whole team who are over the moon. We do hope that we can welcome you back soon for another relaxing stay. Very best...

Twickenham, London United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights. It is a lovely hotel with great grounds for children. Shame that restaurant and some rooms on other side of road (a small road but car can go fast). Room was very nice but not really big enough for a child on a z bed. Child's bed not great quality and uncomfortable. Virtually no...

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Dear Jackie S Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us, I am delighted to read that overall you had a lovely visit and enjoyed our beautiful location and excellent food. Unfortunately I do not know which room you stayed in but I am sorry to read you found it too small and...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An historic Cotswold inn and boutique hotel, the Old Swan & Minster Mill is privately owned by Andrew Brownsword Hotels. Set is the picturesque village of Old Minster alongside the River Windrush, the 15 bedroom inn is stunningly romantic. A further 37 contemporary guest rooms and suites are available in Minster Mill. Family rooms and dog friendly rooms are available. For those looking for more privacy and space, the adjoining newly restored Swan Cottage offers three ensuite bathrooms and a private garden. Dining in the 600-year-old inn feels like stepping back in time with stone floors, beamed ceilings, roaring log fires and delicious gastro-pub food based on fresh, local, seasonal ingredients with a modern twist. Over 65 acres of gardens and 2 miles of fly-fishing on over a mile of the River Windrush ensure a tranquil and picturesque setting. Children have a wealth of activities. There is a tennis court, badminton, gym, croquet, petanque and spa treatments available. Located between the medieval town of Burford and historic market town of Witney, the inn is a short drive from Blenheim Palace and Bicester Designer Shopping Village. Oxford is 20 minutes drive. Nearest train station Charlbury is 15 minutes by taxi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Swan & Minster Mill

Address: Minster Lovell Mill Old Minster Lovell | Cotswolds, Minster Lovell, Witney OX29 0RN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Witney > Minster Lovell
Price Range: $191 - $431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Old Swan & Minster Mill 5*
Number of rooms: 54
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“If you want a room close to the dining room, make sure you ask for this when booking as it could be a long, dark walk back to your room.”
KH3000, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go for rooms in the newer building - better views over the gardens.”
pjk49, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A river room would be our choice again”
LynPaul546, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“De luxe rooms in the upstairs of the Minster Mill overlooking the river”
njanelondon, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We only ate, did not stay.”
beverleypawson, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
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