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Banbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Twelve of us met for afternoon tea at whateley hall hotel. We were the only ones in the dining room on a saturday afternoon. Chicken, beef, egg, ham and cheese sandwiches, scones with jam and cream and a good selection of cakes including macarons, banbury cakes and millionaires shortbread.plus pots of tea and coffee were served and we were left...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed there frequently over 18 months. Really well managed, really great staff, really miss it! Tell them what's important to you when you check in and you'll probably get it. Great breakfast, some interesting characters - sorry! - and a lovely place. Hope things takes me back there soon.

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WhatleyHall, Front Office Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kieron H, Thank you for sharing you feedback and for your very nice words. All the staff will be delighted to read it and it will definitively encourage them to improve the service. Thank you also for your loyalty and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Francesco Malcangi Reception manager

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

lovely hotel,friendly professional staff,great food and excellent location. We stayed in room 52 All very clean and full of history the room was once used by King James.Thanks to all the staff for making our stay so enjoyable we would definitely recommend this Hotel.

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WhatleyHall, Front Office Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris R. Thank you for your stay with us. It is always a pleasure to receive positive comments and I'll share them with all the staff. Thank you also drawing attention to one of our featured room and for recommending our hotel. We hope your next stay will be as pleasant as the last one. Kind regards Francesco Malcangi...

Sharpsburg, Georgia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great hotel with very courteous staff. This old place, considered on of the most haunted in all of the UK, if you believe in all that sort of thing (smile), usually has paranormal investigators staying there...but it's all good with no kooky behavior or anything bothersome. The food was very nice in the restaurant. My room was considered a queen...

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WhatleyHall, Front Office Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JimmyPageLover, Thank you for your stay with us and thank you for your very nice words about our hotel and our staff and thank you also for highlighting our main features and location. We hope to welcome you back in the future and that your next stay will be as pleasant as the last one. Kind regards Francesco Malcangi...

Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a couple of nights between Christmas and New Year to be close to family. I have stayed here before but never in the part of the hotel we were in this time. The far end from reception and up 4 flights of stairs. My partner had been ill recently so I had to take the luggage a...

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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 stay with us. I am really disappointed to read your comments about the apparent lack of service. I am surmising from your comments that you had a room in the original part of the hotel due to you comments about single glazing. There is lift access to all rooms...

London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrated NYE with a Murder Mystery, an enjoyable evening, nicely acted out, the clues given during the evening did not point us towards the murderer unfortunately, however it did resolve into pleasant evening. This was followed by a 'disco'. The dance floor was inadequate for the number of guests resulting in a lot of squashing. The meal was of a...

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking he time to review your stay with us on New Years Eve. Whilst I am very pleased to read your kind words about our team and how much you enjoyed the meals and the event itself I am sorry that you felt the space for dancing was not sufficient and for the apparent oversight...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every part of our stay was fantastic. Its nice to stay in these historic places.We stayed in the quiet period between Christmas and the new year and we could not fault it for the price we payed including breakfast.

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

Dear Arthur B Thank you so much for your review, I am really pleased to read how much you enjoyed your twixmas break with us and look forward to being able to welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Michael Williams General Manager

Fontenay-le-Fleury, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful hotel with a typical English charm, old but refurbished building, English garden. Rooms are not at the standard of such hotel category, the same for the cookery that is really basic. Welcome and service very good.

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WhatleyHall, Front Office Manager at Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Oscar F Thank you for your stay with us and for your comments. I want to thank you for your nice words about out staff and for highlighting the features of our hotel. I've addressed to the appropriate department your feedback regarding the room and the food. I do apologise for any upset caused. We hope to welcome you...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a part business and part family trip. Stayed overnight here and had a conference the following day. Although it looked like a good area, we arrived late and there seemed to be a brawl going on outside the hotel, involving groups of youths. There was much shouting, threats, swearing and cars being sped up and down the road....

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

Dear Amina A Thank you for your stay with us and for sharing your feedback. I was sorry to read that the experience didn't meet your expectations. Please rest assured that actions are already in place in order to avoid misunderstanding with the breakfast times. Regarding what happened outside the hotel upon your arrival, I just wanted to let you...

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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: ₹ 5,047 - ₹ 8,253 (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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