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Brixham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

This was a fabulous Majestic tour much to be recommended. The Whately Hall Hotel is really good with beautiful grounds. The food was excellent. I would certainly go back BUT do hope by then they have changed their Reception Manager. It was the worst Reception welcome we've ever experienced. We arrived an hour before our rooms were ready - at... More 

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Stayed in room number 38 at the front of the hotel. The room was big and nicely decorated with a nice bathroom suite and comfy bed. Stayed there for business for two weeks in May 2014. The downsides of my room was that the town hall clock chimed loudly at night waking me up occasionally and the room does get... More 

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whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank your lovely review following your stay with us. I am happy to read your positive comments about your accommodation and meals and I am very sorry that you were disturbed by the church bells and that the heat was uncomfortable but I do hope that this would not deter you from staying with us again the future.... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Stayed for the weekend with my husband, beautiful hotel and grounds. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Our room was lovely, well decorated and clean. Breakfast was very tasty and my husband loved that it was buffet style as he could have more than one serving lol There was a Wedding at the hotel on the saturday and even though... More 

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whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your time spent with us and it's really great that you gave us a 5 out of 5 score. I am so glad to read that you enjoyed your accommodation and our breakfast - a real all you can buffet! and that you were not disturbed by the wedding. Once... More 

Louth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

From the outside a lovely looking hotel. We thought the inside may be somewhat tired as is so often the case, but not this time. The communal areas are very much in keeping with the hotel's era, think oak panelled walls and higgledy piggledy corridors. We saw 2 rooms , the first a standard twin. A large spacious room and... More 

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whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for your great review following your stay here with us at Mercure Whately Hall Hotel, Banbury. I am so pleased to read your lovely comments and am very happy that the team were so attentive in switching your room. I will be certain to pass on your review to them all. I do hope... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We spent a long weekend at this hotel, the grand building meets you as you arrive. The staff are extremely helpful nothing is too much trouble. Our one negative is that the rooms do need updating especially the bathrooms, ours was very old fashioned wlth signs of black mould and wear and tear. With the exception of updating and painting... More 

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whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for reviewing your long weekend stay here with us, I am so happy to read that you had a wonderful stay. I understand your comments about the decoration of the hotel and hopefully when you stay with us again you will see some improvements as part of our ongoing decoration programme. I am especially... More 

Wirral
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91 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

We stayed for one night and found it all a bit disappointing. It looks impressive when you pull up outside, but sadly on the inside it's a different story. It is in desperate need of a facelift with some of the decor appearing to date from the mid 90s.The historic nature of the building means there are stairs everywhere and... More 

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whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments regarding your recent stay here with us. I am sorry to read of your disappointment regarding your accommodation, hopefully as part of our refurbishment programe this will be rectified soon. I note your comments regarding the service at the bar and will certainly look at this... More 

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Free, on site parking, helpful staff , old beams and a ghost (we didn't meet) to boot. What more could you ask? Lovely accommodation Very impressed and we will be back. Filler Filler Filler Filler Filler

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whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your positive review following your stay with us, I am so glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and I am happy to see that you will return and stay with us. Once again many thanks and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards Michael Williams... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Good weekend stay and we had an upgrade without asking. So we were happy with the upgrade we had to move rooms for a two night stay. But the suites were both very good. One was in the older part of the hotel and quirky. The breakfast was very good staff very pleasant. Very close to town centre. Banbury has... More 

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whately, General Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guests Thank you very much for your lovely comments following your stay with us. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your complimentary upgrade. Also thank you for your kind words about the team we have here and I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your breakfast with us. I do hope that we will have... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
3 star hotel offering 69 ensuite rooms in an idyllic 17th Century setting where Jonathan Swift wrote Gulliver's Travels in 1723. Ideal as a base for exploring the Cotswolds region, Stratford Upon Avon, Oxford, Woodstcock & Warwick. 10 minutes from Banbury railway and coach stations, 30 miles (50 km)from Birmingham Airport and easily accessible via Junction 11 of the M40. Features 7 meeting rooms accommodating up to 120 delegates, Swifts & Berkeley Restaurants and Hornton Bar. 24hrs room service and free car parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel

Address: Banbury Cross 17-19 Horse Fair, Banbury OX16 0AN, England (Formerly Mercure Whately Hall Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Banbury
Price Range: $98 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 69
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