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Watts Lodge
Ranked #2 of 19 Bicester B&B and Inns
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Telephoned to arrange to stay and when i advised them i would arrive by 9.30 pm, i was told this was too late as they all go to bed early as they get up at 5 am and he likes to make sure everyone is in before 9pm where possible -(I felt like a child). I told him i would do my best and he then told me it was cash payment only - this always arouses suspicions as I need a receipt as it was a work related stay. I politely told him to forget it and put the phone down - I would never call them again - they may have a very nice place but first impressions were gross. I then found a charming B&B just down the road where nothing was too much trouble, not even arriving at 9.30pm. !!

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Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
4  Thank Spuddy2009
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Hotel-Inspector2011, Owner at Watts Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2012

Thank you for providing feedback for us. I am sorry that you felt like a child by being asked to collect your keys by 9pm, this was not our intention. We had originally expected you to arrive earlier as we are a small family run B&B we are unable to provide a 24hr service, however once we provided you with your keys would have been happy for you to come and go at your leisure.

Unfortunately we are unable to take card payments due to the high costs of merchant services affecting B&B's and other small businesses as our customers and ourselves would prefer to keep our prices competative. The fact that we only accept cash would have had no bearing on you receiving a full receipt so I can only apologise if it gave you that impression. Most of our weekly trade are professionals and receipts are issued.

I do hope that you enjoyed your alternative place of stay whilst in Bicester and thank you once again for your review.

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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Arrived at Watts Lodge on Saturday afternoon, not greeted with an hello or nothing really...taken to my room without any chat as you would normally get when staying over in a B&B...money was expected there and then and told not to be late for brakfast the next morning as it is made freshly (can deal with that)....my friend arrived 30 minutes after and was told that she was late and there was no booking in her name...yet she was brought up to the room.....

Next morning at breakfast...we asked the gentleman whom i presume was Mr Watt...(never introduced himself) if he had been busy....we did not even get a slight smile or nothing....very uncomfortable.......saying that the breakfast was good....

Think we might have caught this B&B in a bit of a bad mood....will not be returning......

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Williams004_10
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Reviewed 15 July 2011

We stayed here as 3 couples for the Grand Prix weekend - what a find this B&B was! The rooms were clean, large and airy and well equipped. All en suite rooms came with a brew kit, small fridge (complete with carton of fresh milk) hairdryer and TV. The beds were large and firm - brilliant! The bathrooms, again, were spotlessly clean and large - cleaned and towels changed every day. Breakfast was served in the kitchen-diner downstairs and was very good - Mr Watts has his cooked breakfast off to a fine art. Cereals, toast, orange juice, tea and coffee all on the table and then bacon, eggs, beans and tomatoes cooked in front of you - lovely! Excellent value for money and close to the town for evening entertainment, but still reasonably quiet.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Uxor
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Reviewed 25 July 2016
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled on business
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Thank Patrick B
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Additional Information about Watts Lodge

Address: 100 Buckingham Road, Bicester OX26 4EQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Bicester
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Bicester
Price Range: ₹ 5,066 - ₹ 5,152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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