The hotel is split between two separate buildings, one new one old. We deliberately booked the older of the two as the newer one has come in for some criticism. The old building is lovely - lots of period features, nooks and crannies and roaring fires. The room was a reasonable size, although not massive and was very comfortable. Lots of nice touches - hot water bottles etc. Good quality breakfast buffet. Dinner on the first night was perfectly pleasant without being exceptional, but we thought both the food and wine a little on the pricey side, and the meal we had in the Maytime the next night was better quality for a cheaper price. Overall this is a good quality comfortable hotel for a special occasion but because it is in the Cotswolds it is both expensive for what it is and pretty busy which can make staffing not quite what you would expect at the prices.
The Old Court Hotel is a very charming and pleasant place to stay. I was greeted in very friendly fashion, late on a Sunday night, by the owner.
The room was small but spotlessly clean and perfectly adequate. The bed very comfortable. A stay with two people might have been a little cramped. The ensuite bathroom was very small and only just suitable for purpose. Although it was functional, it could do with modernisation. The biggest problem for me, though, was the lack of a mirror above the sink which made shaving a bit awkward.
Breakfasts were good and served quickly. I didn't eat in the restaurant in the evenings but this was for other reasons, nothing to do with the hotel. The restaurant and bar area was very stylish and comfortable.
The only real logistical problem is the lack of parking, but to be honest there's very little that the hotel can do about this. There is some on street parking available.
Very good value for money and I would be very happy to stay there again.
I have stayed in many Hotels and always check the review of them before booking. This hotel was just like the photos, it was clean and comfortable. The location is a five minute walk to the rail station and in 10mins you are in Oxford. The Staff really make you feel welcome and they cannot do enough for you.
Witney is a small market town on the River Windrush in Oxfordshire. The traditional local industry was making woolen blankets, and examples of this craft can be found in the Witney and District Museum. Children are entertained at the Cogges Manor Farm Museum--a working Victorian farm--and the town makes a good base for exploring the picturesque Cotswold Hills.
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