The team at the Cartwright Hotel in Aynho made Christmas 2011 an extremely relaxing, happy experience for me, my wife, her 80-year-old brother, our 40-year-old daughter, our son-in-law and his mother. Our rooms were warm, spacious, comfortable and quiet. The meals were excellent; and prepared when we wanted them rather than to a strict timetable. The staff were as friendly and helpful as they were efficient in all aspects. Apparently it's the done thing in some establishments for staff to specialise in a certain role: a receptionist never leaves reception; a chef remains hidden in the kitchen; bar staff are tied to the bar ... their workplace becomes a breeding ground for robots with fixed smiles and little chance of creating a genuine rapport with the guests. Not at the Cartwright: the manager has created a genuine team and is not averse to taking his turn in the kitchens or serving breakfast with a genuine smile; similarly, we spent part of one evening showing one of the young chefs how to play fives and threes. (He picked up the intricacies of this form of dominoes so quickly that we reckon he knew all about it already but he didn't let on; like all of his colleagues, he went along with the whims of the guests.) In the future when we feel the urge to visit the Cotswolds, we'll definitely base ourselves at the Cartwright at Aynho, knowing that it will be our perfect home from home again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cartwright Hotel has 21 fully re-furbished en-suite bedrooms - each individually designed, beautifully furnished, with flat screen digital TV, hospitality trays, and free WIFI. The restaurant is popular with local diners as well as hotel residents and offers a delightful a la carte menu as well as a 3 course fixed price Market Menu. Car Parking is free and CCTV monitored. The Apricot Room is ideal for functions, hosting up to 60 people, fully air-conditioned and able to host wedding receptions, private dining, and conferencing. The Cartwright is ideally situated for visits to Bicester Village Designer Shopping Village, Silverstone, Blenheim Palace, many other Stately Homes and Gardens. ... more less
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