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“Decent hotel, good location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park - Oxford

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Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park - Oxford
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Chipping Norton
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Decent hotel, good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

We have stayed several times in this hotel and definitely will be coming back again.
Location: very good for exploring Cotswolds or just staying for couple days, you'll need a car though. Grounds are huge, golf on site, although not great for running outside unless the weather has been dry for a while.
Rooms: a bit on a smaller side for a country hotel, but new and very clean. Just make sure you stay at Crown Plaza Heythorp (not the dated old building - some reviewers confuse them).
Facilities: In addition to golf, the hotel has an ok swimming pool, small (but always empty) gym and spa. However, spa was alway busy and we could not book any treatments on the day (but we hear they have good packages if prebooked). The hotel also has child care, again not sure if it needs to be prebooked in advance. Nice bar/ lounge area on the mezzanine floor with free wifi and newspapers.
Restaurant: Nicely decorated in black&white room with great views of the grounds. Breakfast is ok, we had dinner once and while it was not too bad (beefsteak was actually quite good), there are a lot of great places to dine put within 20 mins drive.
Overall: stay in new wing and use the facilities, can be expensive if you pay full price.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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GMHeythrop, Manager at Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park - Oxford, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
Thankyou for taking the time to complete your review, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and are one of our many regular visitors.

As your review, I would advise all of our guests to pre-book our various packages and Spa prior to arrival as they are always very popular.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Heythrop in the near future.
Regards
John Angus
Resort Director
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

i had an overnight stay at crowne plaza heythrop hotel with my wife and two children.

The location is stunning, the rooms are clean however the size i would say are a bit tight in regards to the executive double bed rooms.

breakfast, contrary to what other people have put in their reviews, was fine.

Service at times however was slow, ie getting champagne to the room and checking out............. to name but a few..... however i can appreciate it was a busy time for the hotel receptionists as the hotel was booked up the night before.

would i recommend this hotel............ without a doubt.

However one thing i was disappointed with was that the two people who checked out prior to me received vouchers for a return visit............... may be i should have had a whinge about something.......... seems thats the only way you can be encouraged to come back!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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GMHeythrop, Manager at Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park - Oxford, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
Thankyou for your excelent comments, the team at Heythrop were delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.

On the return stay discount vouchers, please feel free to give me a call directly on your next planned visit and I'll arrange the relevant discount for you, my number is 01608 673333.
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John Angus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012 via mobile

We spent three nights over Easter at this hotel. We enjoyed the stay and the staff were very friendly and helpful although they were working flat out given the hotel was fully booked. We ended up eating every day at the hotel as the restaurant offered an excellent menu where the children could eat the buffet while we ordered al-la carte. We did make use of the hire cycles to explore the vast grounds and also managed to play a round of golf on the last day. The children made use of the pool every day.

A special mention for the excellent service from Laura at the reception who arranged to have our room packed and moved while we we out so that we had a better view! And to Amanda in the restaurant who was ever so helpful.

Stayed April 2012
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GMHeythrop, Manager at Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park - Oxford, responded to this review, 11 April 2012
Thankyou for the great feedback, the whole team were delighted to read how much you enjoyed Easter with us. I have also passed your thanks to Laura & Amanda.

We all look forward to weloming you back to Heythrop in the near future, thank you again.
John Angus
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Halstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

I stay away 30 days a year with work. One of the perks is I get to use my loyalty points to take the family away.

When we arrived it defiantly had the wow factor. Great grounds, smashing old country house with a modern wing. On arrival one of our rooms wasn't ready but they soon got it all sorted and it didn't cause any problems. The hotel has a strange mix of business hotel, spa resort, county house and centreparcs, This becomes apparent when they hand you a map of the hotel and the grounds which are extensive.

The kids loved the free transfer to the spa in the golf buggy and exploring the way through the old hotel. .It's only a 5 minute walk.

The gym is top notch and the pool is great. A little busy when we were there but it was easter and our kids were helping generate the noise.

Our rooms were 3008 and 3010 which were interconnecting executive rooms; they were faultless. I recommend saying in the new side as the room in the old hotel looked a little small and tired.

everything else? Typical hotel fayre in the restaurants and bars. All open and feeling a little in-personal sometimes but the decor in nice and vibrant. We sat over in the country house part in the evening and it deal feel very different. Nice attentive staff and with the piano playing almost romantic

Defiantly recommend this place. If the weather was better it would have been perfect

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

We won this break on ebay and checked the reviews out before bidding and found them to be very mixed. The central Cotswolds location however swayed us and we won the auction (at a considerably reduced normal room rate). Its fair to say that the room size was smaller than average and whilst it was fine for a weekend it would be claustrophobic staying for very much longer. With only one small wardrobe which also housed the ironing board, tea making facilities, hair dryer and shelves you couldnt hang up a shirt without knocking everything over when trying to retrieve it. Our balcony room had been "lost" as we arrived quite late (which was a shame as it would have enjoyed superb views as opposed to staring at the concrete back wall of another building). With all said and done the room was very well appointed and if you were simply using it as a bedroom it wouldnt be a problem but with only one chair and a shaped "desk top" (to enable a slide under chair) there was just enough room to get around the bed when stepping over your bags and clothes!!
The staff were friendly (though most BOH staff didnt speak much English) and the boutique style furnishings were better to look at than to use. The leisure facilities were a long walk away (about as far as the car park) and full of kids so no peace and quiet!! The old part of the building was architecturally superb but very tired and in need of an overhaul. So would we go back? For a weekend sightseeing and getting out and about - definitely but not to spend time at the hotel. We had a great time and there's lots to see and do but two massive down sides here (for me):
1 - Breakfast is NOT included and costs a whopping £20 / person. We found a superb cafe down the road in chipping Norton and ate a super freshly cooked full breakfast for £14 for two!
2 - Wi fi costs £9 for 24Hrs
Otherwise food and drinks were a little steep but not rip off prices as this is (supposed to be) a 4* Hotel. Go to the Crown at the end of the drive for s splendid gastro pub meal for a fraction of the price.
I hope that helps! April 2012

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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GMHeythrop, Manager at Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park - Oxford, responded to this review, 11 April 2012
Thankyou for your comments, we constantly review feedback and adjust our services accordingly, please be assured that your review has been discussed with the team.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Heythrop,with a balcony or better!
Thanks
John Angus
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Additional Information about Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park - Oxford

Property: Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park - Oxford
Address: | Heythrop Park Enstone, Chipping Norton OX7 5UF, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Chipping Norton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Chipping Norton
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,753 - ₹ 12,482
Hotel Class:3 star — Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park - Oxford 3*
Number of rooms: 197
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