Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel 3 stars

Customer review rating 4.0/5 2,656 reviews

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Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel
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  • An ALLSAFE Clifton Environmental certified hotel

  • 17th Century building with picturesque gardens

  • Connected bedrooms for families with small children

  • 69 en-suite bedrooms, with many unique and original features

  • Ideal wedding venue that accommodates 120 guests

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Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 14h00

Check out up to 12h00

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Services and practical information
  • Online check-in
  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Early check-in/Late check-outPaying
  • Dry cleaning / IroningPaying
  • Porter
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  • BreakfastPaying
  • 1 restaurant(s)
  • 1 bar(s)
  • Room service
Business services
  • 6 meeting room(s)
  • Copy/print service available
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Hotel location

Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel

17 - 19 Horse Fair
Banbury Cross
OX16 0AN
banbury
united kingdom

Tel: +441295253261

Fax: (+44)1295/271736

Check-in from 14h00

Check out up to 12h00

  • NATIONAL EXPRESS/ STAGECOACH :  BANBURY

  • By plane

    BIRMINGHAM At 70.8km / 44 miles

  • By plane

    COVENTRY At 53.6km / 33.31 miles

  • By plane

    OXFORD KIDLINGTON At 45.11km / 28.03 miles

  • By train

    BANBURY At 0.3km / 0.19 miles

  • By train

    COVENTRY At 53.6km / 33.31 miles

GPS :52.060968, -1.340323

Our accommodation(s)

The hotel's 69 bedrooms offer guests a range of accommodation options including privilege rooms, spacious suites, interconnecting rooms and enhanced accessibility. Each room features a range of facilities such as hair dryer and WiFi (charged). All bedrooms are in line with 3-star standards but some come with some of the original features of this 17th century building and breathtaking garden views.

Classic double

  • Max. number of persons: 2
  • Area: From 16 / 172 sq ft
  • Views: Garden View, City View *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Business Desk
  • Iron
  • Direct dial telephone

Executive Room - Double or Twin

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 26 / 280 sq ft
  • Views: Garden View, City View *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Free in Room Mineral Water
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Business Desk
  • Iron(...)

Classic Single room

  • Max. number of persons: 1
  • Area: From 7 / 75 sq ft
  • Views: City View, Garden View *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Business Desk
  • Iron
  • Direct dial telephone

Classic twin room

  • Max. number of persons: 2
  • Area: From 20 / 215 sq ft
  • Views: City View, Garden View *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Business Desk
  • Iron
  • Direct dial telephone
Rooms

Our restaurants and bars

SWIFT

Type of cuisine: International

Overlooking the gardens, Whately Hall's Swift restaurant provides the perfect setting for any dining experience. Oak panelling; closed fireplace; iron chandeliers all work towards creating the most charming atmosphere in this 17th century hotel.

Dinner

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HORNTON BAR

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Open fireplace, lead-lighting & oak panelled walls give the bar a rustic feel. Relax in the comfortable lounges & armchairs while enjoying something delicious from our snack/bar menu. It also provides the perfect hideaway to enjoy a quiet drink!

Lunch

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Dinner

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Your meetings and events

Our meeting rooms

  • Number of meeting rooms: 6

  • Maximum size: 104

  • Maximum capacity: 120 people

  • Maximum banquet capacity: 70 people

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Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel

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ALL Rating 4.0/5

2,656 reviews

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TripAdvisor Rating 3.5/5

1,125 reviews

Not very impressed at all

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Holly A. Couples - 24/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Old windows that didn’t shut, old bathroom , no heating so provided oil heater , no smart tv , hair in the drawers from previous people that ha d stayed.... we had dinner and left . We didn’t even stay at the hotel

Well located

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Mark D. Couples - 23/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Check in swift and polite , parking free and staff helpful

A lovely building full of history

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Sharon M. Friends - 20/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Friendly staff especially Rev who looked after us superbly in the restaurant. Very quiet given the current times but that just made us feel safer & staff clearly grateful to be able to accommodate us.

Dear S/S M./Horsfall, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

Good location

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Jayne W. Couples - 20/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

The first night was not at all comfortable and got hardly any sleep. Constant banging/knocking from the radiator that wasn't even working! The toilet would flush for ages after use & took a long time to refill. The tv kept glitching & you could hear clearly word for word the tv that was on in the room below us. Fortunately we spoke to the receptionist the next morning who kindly moved us to a nicer room

Dear Jayne W., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Mercure, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns and i'm pleased that my team were able to accommodate you in an alternative room once following the highlighted issues raised. It is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

Good location, excellent breakfast

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Andy A. Solo - 20/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

The Hotel is beautiful, centrally located in Banbury and with good parking. The rooms though are a little tired now and could do with some redecoration. The services were all good though!

Dear Andrew A., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

Pleasant stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Fran Couples - 18/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

A 3 night stay at in an executive double, did not have breakfast.

Dear Francesca T., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

Enjoyable short break

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Simon Couples - 18/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

We enjoyed the location of the hotel, on site parking was good, the room and en-suite were fine, cooked breakfast served to the table very nice.

Dear Simon N., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

Fantastic location

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Tina E. Couples - 18/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Beautiful hotel with lovely character - we particularly enjoyed the full English breakfast in the wood panelled restaurant overlooking the gorgeous gardens. We recommend using the elegant original staircase rather than the staircase in the newer wing, as this is very tired.

Dear Tina E., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

Nice hotel, needs polishing to be an excellent hotel

Customer review rating 4.0/5

S. Families - 17/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

It was very nice and a had a good time but there were just small little things that could of made it even better. The room was so hot so we didn’t sleep. Everything looked shabby and needed a bit of TLC. The staff also looked like they needed a bit more guidance of how to provide excellent customer service instead of ok-ish. We didn’t get told anything when we were there: what time breakfast is open until, when it shuts, when food stops for dinner etc, what time check out was, what time check in was allowed, it is just a lot of small things that could just things to be so much better and a better standard of hotel that costs nothing just being more on it. They also said they were going to do something special for my mums bday when I emailed before arrival and there wasn’t anything.

Dear Angharad S., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Mercure, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

Pleasent stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Sholto Solo - 13/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

I only really visited to use the bath since I don't have one at home and enjoy the quiet, because I live next to a busy road. The hotel was nice enough, rooms a little dated. On the second night some buffoon left the news blasting until 2am until I pounded on his door, it's kind of annoying that in a basically empty hotel they didn't think to spread people out more. Overall for the price of the room I was happy with the stay, save the idiot watching news 24 the room was very quiet which was nice.

Dear Sholto D., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

Awesome Stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Shale M. Business - 11/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

I truly enjoyed my stay due the commitment and Catering to our every need , Ebony Cruickshank stepped up with professionalisms and can do attitude which attributes to the success of this establishment, had a great stay, thank you.

Dear Shale Sebastian M., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team, in particularly Ebony. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

Well located Hotel

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Mr R. S. Couples - 09/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

WE enjoyed a very pleasant stay and found the staff most accommodating throughout

Dear Ronald S., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

Excellent stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Kerry P. Couples - 04/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Upgrade to suite very nice. Staff very helpful and courteous. Lovely room excellent location. Good availability of sanitiser clear Covid rules. Excellent service from front desk. Excellent value for money. Will return soon.

Dear kerry P., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

Another superb stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Colin H. Couples - 01/10/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

As always, the friendliness and professionalism of the staff has made another stay at Whately Hall Hotel another stay to remember

Dear Colin H., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

Well located

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Pauline M. Couples - 30/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Building was beautifull.rom was very roomy warm and comfortable very peacefull

Dear Pauline m., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

Poor effort

Customer review rating 4.0/5

J D. Solo - 29/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

The receptionist and breakfast waitress were friendly and helpful. The room I was in might as well have been in with next door as I heard every sound. The savouries in the afternoon tea were fine, the scone and cakes were horrible. Unedible. What they did to the scone I don't know. It was like a rusk. It had been halved. Hard top and bottom and a softer bit in the middle. It had to be seen. I think that the kitchen had tried to warm it up. Probably out of the freezer. It, and two of the cakes went in the bin and the others had a bite then left. Shocking. Strawberries were nice though. The menu for breakfast was described as grilled.. No it wasn't. The bacon was cooked in the oven and not even cooked properly. Flaccid fat is not attractive. I think that the sausage could have been from the day before. Grilled mushrooms? I don't think so. I can cope with shabby hotels, in fact I quite like them so that wasn't a problem. I would stay again but I would be very careful what I ordered to eat.

Dear Janet D., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Mercure, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

Good Stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Phil S. Couples - 29/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Hotel was quiet and nicely located.

Dear Philip S., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

Done the job!

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Amy B. Families - 28/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

We booked this hotel via the offer on Wowcher as a stop over for an early start at Bicester Village. Bed was comfortable and the dinner & breakfast was good. Staff were really polite and helpful and we felt safe with the safety measures in place.

Dear Amy B., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

Good location

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Ian Couples - 25/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very friendly staff, comfortable room and good value. Location ideal for exploring the town

Dear Ian P., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

Great stay, felt safe

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Nick Business - 23/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Was welcomed with smiley 'eyes', given a good description of what was going on and all the safety and hygiene measures were in place

Dear Nicholas C., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Ben Dunn Hotel Manager

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