Eynsham Hall3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Chose Eynsham Hall for a winter break as there is a fair sized pool, gym and exercise classes for activities during wet cold days. For me also as a former police officer, it was good to see the place where I trained 40 years ago! The stately home ethos has been retained and to enjoy it fully, you need to stay in the hall itself, rather than one of the (cheaper) modern outlying accommodation buildings. They do make a feature of the Hall's previous life as a hospital during WW2 and its time as a national Police Training Centre (1946 - 1981). It is marketed as a country house hotel still furnished and set out as the stately home it once was. The staff were friendly and helpful and the building warm and comfortable. The breakfast was good: full English serve yourself buffet style with cereal, juice etc. at around £13. The whole ambiance was of good old fashioned service and décor. I gave the place 4 out of 5 stars in the end because the food was expensive (£3.50 for a small bowl of chips and Guinness at £5.70 a pint!). Perhaps that is the price of good old fashioned service!
We stayed for 2 days. Unfortunately we were kept waiting for an unacceptable length of time for every course to be served. Not appreciated. There is no lift and one flight of stairs are very steep making reaching our rooms a painful task with weak knees. There is only one lounge in which to relax and that is in the public open main hall so is not cosy or welcoming..... plus the chairs are all quite uncomfortable. There s therfore nowhere to really relax in comfort. The bedroom is lovely with a sparkly clean bathroom. I slept very well indeed. Breakfast ends at 9 am which is quite late if you are there for a hotel break. OK if you are there for a conference & need to have an early breakfast. The grounds are lovely. I think this is definitely just a Conference centre hotel. I wouldn’t go again.
My partner and I randomly had a weekend off together (which never happens when you both work in the hospitality industry) so we decided to treat ourselves. This place is absolutely stunning, and buzzing with different sorts of people. We stayed in the Lodge which was so cute. The receptionist who checked us in was so lovely. (Tip, as a hotel receptionist myself, make yourself aware of what a pre-authorisation is. They have a sign, but if don't know/understand ask to pay on arrival). We went into The Gun Room (a bit small) but lovely atmosphere. Treated ourselves to a cream tea. The scones were still warm which was a nice touch. I thought there would have been more to the grounds given how big the house is, so that was a little disappointing, but all in all, an enjoyable night away
Nice clean rooms with lovely beds. Pool not open yesterday and when we tried to stay for breakfast the dining room was full. The rooms were small but nicely decorated and warm. Nice to have rooms next to each other.
We were a group of 21 celebrating a big Birthday. The hotel was extremely busy with various functions but that did not deter from the fantastic service we received. The Duberly Room was set up for our dinner and we were able to add our own decorations. We had canapés and pre dinner drinks in the bar area and then a 3 course dinner followed by coffee. Sarah and Jan in the functions office were super efficient as was the waiting staff particularly our main waiter Mariian. Thank you. The rooms were comfortable and well equipped- tea and coffee with biscuits and a bottle of water- fridge with fresh milk, the bathroom was large with shower and bath. The chef was accommodating as we had to delay dinner due to a family arriving late. Breakfast was more than adequate with fresh eggs that you can order, poached or fried. Sausages, hash browns, tomatoes, beans, mushrooms. tea or coffee brought to the table. They kindly set up two large tables for our group on Sunday for breakfast. The children enjoyed the pool and we did a nice dog walk, the grounds are nice. There is a good gym and sauna. Overall lovely hotel, you won’t be disappointed.
Beautiful drive up to a lovely looking building. We had gone to book Sunday Lunch (we had been given a voucher for Christmas) and were disappointed that they didn’t do Sunday lunch. We decided to have dinner in the evening and stay overnight. Our room was in the Lodge, very small room, but had everything we needed. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent although very expensive (£9.00 for a very small Prawn cocktail), drink menu was also expensive. Breakfast was served upto 9.00, unfortunately wasn’t the best, enough choice, but some items had gone very dry. The staff were all very professional.
Myself and my partner stayed here for one night on a Saturday. We booked in because we were seeing relatives nearby and it looked amazing in pictures. Unfortunately, as we only paid £70 for a room this meant we were in the lodges situated next to the main building (definitely not as nice) and when walking into our room it was like taking a step back to the 90’s!! It was clear these rooms had not been looked after or had a lick of paint in quite sometime. It was very basic with a remote for the tv stuck together with black tape, dents in the wardrobe, bits of paint peeling off the ceiling. Bed was comfy though! There was a lack of guest welcome pack with info on when to check out, things to do nearby etc so we had to ask back at reception for check out times. Just would of been nice for the info. The main building itself is stunning and the staff friendly and helpful, booked us a taxi to take us in to Witney with no fuss. Overall, I would say that if you book a room here and it’s less than £100 you will most likely be in the dated lodgings situated a short walk from the main building. If you can afford the more expensive rooms, probably worth the extra money!
To celebrate my Mother’s 80th Birthday 50 family and friends gathered in the magnificent surroundings of Eynsham Hall. It was a sit down lunch which included starters of parfait/soup/salmon, the main choices were pork medallions/ chicken/Stuffed peppers finishing with Creme brûlée/strawberry cheesecake or bread and butter pudding. The chef and his team did a splendid job judging by everyone’s comments. All the staff from Jess the events coordinator to the waiting staff worked very hard to ensure everything ran smoothly. Thank you for making my Mother’s 80th Birthday so special.
We went with friends for a 2 night mid week break. Our main criticism was that breakfast finished at 9am - no one thought to tell us this on arrival though. We arrived at 9.10am on the first day to be told that breakfast was finished but they did allow us in to eat anything that remained on the buffet. By the second day we had learnt our lesson so arrived at 8.55am, at 9.10am we were asked if we wanted anything else as they were removing the buffet. Not a good start to the day or a particularly pleasant experience. They seem to cater for business bookings rather than people wanting a relaxing break. Go if you want to be out and about early otherwise give it a miss. The rooms are very small and nothing special for the price.
This hotel is based around an old stately home - credit to the owners for using this innovative way to preserve the building. The dining rooms, bars and brasserie are in the old house, and the accommodation is in a modern block next door. The room was a let down: one of the wardrobe doors wouldn't stay shut, the TV remote control was a horrible sticky mess of electrical tape, it was hard to get the toilet to flush properly, the hook on the bathroom door was broken, and the bathroom light was too dim to shave by. Staff, including resident cat, were friendly. Nice buffet breakfast. A pity about the lack of attention to detail in my room.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Indoor pool
Located in North Leigh, Eynsham Hall is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Oxford Bus Museum and within a 10-minute drive of West Witney Sports and Social Club. This 116-room, 3-star hotel has an indoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's in the historical district and also within a 15-minute drive of Blenheim Palace.
This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in international cuisine. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.
All 116 individually decorated rooms provide coffee makers, phones, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.
At Eynsham Hall, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 40 meeting rooms, coffee/tea in a common area, and free newspapers.
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55% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1438 reviews