Eynsham Hall3.0 out of 5.0
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Our stay was two nights and well worth it. The building is full of history and splendour, the gardens are lovely and well looked after. The only fault you can pick, the rooms can be bit basic but they are reasonably equipped. The restaurant is lovely to.
Despite booking two rooms months ahead of time, we were put at opposite ends of the hotel. Our room was next to a party that would not be quieted even after multiple calls to the front desk. After long travel days, this dreadful experience made our sleepless night a real nightmare. Bar was nice, but sleeping experience could hardly have been worse. Do not recommend it under any circumstance.
Come here a lot for work. It's beautiful since they did it up. Very grand and the food is good and a nice selection of beers and wines. Would be a fantastic place for a wedding! Lovely quiet gardens and areas outside.
We stayed at Eynsham Hall on Saturday. The hotel is quirky and the food was excellent. Our room was comfortable. However, during the afternoon we heard a dog howling from the room next door. We were staying in the main house. When I asked reception what their dog policy was they told me dogs are welcome in all rooms. I was surprised at this as I had remembered a part of their website saying dogs are welcome in a number of the rooms in the grounds. To me this suggests they are not welcome in all the rooms and certainly not in the main house. I do not like the idea of staying in a room that may have previously been occupied by a dog. Had the hotel advertised itself as dog friendly in every room I would have stayed elsewhere. The same part of the website suggests that there are walks from the hotel which reception can tell you about. When I asked about this on checking in, reception said we could walk to the tree line and after that it is private property. This is not quite what I expected. From their website. We have a number of dog-friendly rooms in the grounds. Eynsham Hall is surrounded by beautiful countryside and our reception can show you some walking routes.
We stayed for 1 nt (£100+), double room, no breakfast. Our very small (advertised as 'cosy') room was in the outer buildings and not the main Hall (which is an impressive building with a grand drive). Check in was quick and friendly, but as a general observation, receptionists did not mention that the leisure centre had their own towels for you and that the lockers were free. The decor/ambiance of the Hall did not match the lower standard of the 'Court' (building where we stayed) or the Leisure complex. Room themes/fittings were comparable to a top notch Travel Inn and did contain some random (out of place) metal shelves, like in a warehouse, a bright green phone and dim circular ceiling lights with metal cages around them, whilst the rest of the room was of a modern country cottage type style. Monsoon shower and bathroom were good. It appeared that we also had 2 mini power cuts, as the lights and tv went off and came back on! We booked our evening meal through reception for 7pm. Upon arrival at The Brasserie a few hrs later, we weren't booked in (at 7, or at all). Luckily around 7 they weren't busy and fit us in! The menu is quite small, but a decent choice of food and basic sides. It isn't an A La Carte, but the food portions/presentation try to be. The food is overpriced- and although my roast duck and my partners platter of sausage was cooked well and tasted lovely, bursting with flavour, the waiting on service failed to match the prices. The restaurant was not busy at all and yet i was told to "be quick" when asking a question, to a member of waiting staff. Upon ordering water with our meal, we were not offered tap water with ice and lemon (like 2 other tables were), so when we were billed £4.50 for a bottle of Still, i had it removed, on the basis we were never offered tap. Bread and butter were complimentary and the warm rolls with creamy butter were lovely, but we were not given any extra knives. I used my only/main knife on the table. I tidied our finished bread plates to one end of table, clearly finished with and ready to collect and another member of waiting staff attempted to lay our main meals down BEFORE clearing our table of finished dishes! Nor did they notice that i was a knife short. So i had to ask "Can you please clear our starter plates away to make room on the table and can i have a new knife for my main before you serve it?". Whilst the servers were friendly and did attempt to interact and make conversation, paying £21 for my small main and £19.50 for my partners, i would expect the waiting staff to get the basic/right training for service that matches these prices. If the service overall would have gone without hiccup, i feel the value for money would be better. We also had a drink in the Gun Room Bar. Nice ambiance and laid back, prices exactly as i guessed before hand: £5 for a small wine, or £11 for a pint of lager plus wine. Good selection of quality drink, including an interesting and extensive collection of tea! (And ONLY decaff coffee in the room!) The Leisure facilities are also in a seperate building, away from the main Hall and seem to be work in progress: 2 showers with exposed pipes and nowhere to hang your towel (mine went over the wet door), 3 toilets, no private changing cubicles, tiles missing inside changing rooms. Swimming pool area very clean, but small (with 5 adults trying to 'swim lengths' the pool was full). The sauna is superb, but has 2 way glass that looks out onto a large, quiet grassy area and another seperate hotel block! There are no showers around the poolside either, so "please shower before entering the pool" sign on the sauna door...yes, you have to walk around the other side of the pool, back into your changing room to shower and then come back out again. Pro's: Main Hall, very impressive and typical "Mr Darcey" type feeling. Food of high standard. Grounds and area: stunning. Breakfast: we paid the £12.95 each and felt it was worth it! Pet friendly (we have dogs but they stayed at home this time) Cons: Very small room in outer building/Eynsham Court. Service in restaurant and food prices. Seperate (none covered walk) buildings which felt like they weren't in keeping with the main hall Would i go back? For someones special ocassion, yes. For myself, No. Hope this helps,
Visited restaurant last night for early birthday treat,staff very pleasant, meal was served,husbands steak was difficult to cut,encircled in fat,hardly any meat! I had half finished my pasta before my garlic bread arrived,I was going to send it back if I'd finished pasta before arrival of bread but I had enough left so I said nothing,my husband started to help me eat bread as he couldn't eat anymore of his steak and on turning it over was met by burnt offerings obviously off tin,the bread wasn't actually burnt! Turned all remaining bread over to find lots of burn,waitress passing said they'd had a bad batch of steak! I said then why wasn't it either sent back or binned,she said it had been and this was new batch,I said not good!manager was told and said she'd take it off bill,spoilt the evening,won't be going back for a while if ever.
Wow, what a fantastic building and grounds Eynsham Hall is. To start with they accept dogs and for the type of building is amazing. We attended a very good friends wedding here and nothing was too much trouble. Just amazing from start to finish. The food was really nice and bedrooms spacious. Would definitely return if in the area.
We went for conference and the rooms in the lodges were clean, functional but very small. The meal the first night was lovely but service was slow. The lunches both days were bizarre limited choices and very average. The evening meal the second night was in a private room that was dated and cold. Service was very slow despite the weird set menu. Food was edible but not great. The meeting room was bright and airy but there was only one toilet which is ridiculous!
Have really enjoyed our short stay here whilst exploring the Cotswolds. The Hall itself is picturesque and the choice of accommodation was the quality we expected for the price and facilities selected. Stayed in the lodge mid week which was quiet and comfortable, with adequate facilities. Really enjoyed the breakfast meal selection. The staff were courteous and helpful at all times. Perfect for a very relaxing and enjoyable short break.
Recently stayed here for two nights. Entrance from the driveway to the main (old) part of the hotel is impressive, as is the stunning view to the rear of the hotel. The lounge has comfortable couches, armchairs and padded window seats, together with large cabinets full of Police memorabilia (it used to be a Police District Training Centre - at a time when police officers received intensive, residential training to gain knowledge of the law BEFORE being let loose on the public!). Sadly, our room was in an annexed building within the grounds - there are no lifts, and we found ourselves lugging our luggage up and down about 20 steps. The room was small, with a bed pushed up to the wall and window. To close the heavy, dated curtain (the only window covering), we had to climb on the bed! There was a wooden worktop which held a television, and a tray with a kettle, cups, spoons, tea, coffee, sugar and milk. The problem was there was no plug point near the hospitality tray; the kettle had to be precariously balanced - dangerously - in front of the television to be plugged in - and boiled - in front of the tv screen. There was a shelf on the wall over the worktop, but it was of little use. The built in wardrobe, and the small bathroom were functional, but the sink had a crack in it and the varnish on the toilet seat (wooden) was badly cracked and not comfortable to sit on! It is very obvious that this particular accommodation block was, initially, used as student rooms when it was a Police Training Centre. We spoke to other people who also complained that their rooms were small, cramped and at least one had a sloping roof, which made the room smaller still. Breakfasts were good, although it was the same selection of food each day. Reception staff looked a little harassed at times, however, Waitresses and Waiters were really smiley, friendly and very helpful at all times. We didn't see any of the bedrooms in the main part of Eynsham Hall itself, so am unable to comment on them. All in all, had we known that, for the price paid, we would be living in what was definitely student rooms, we would have had a look round the fabulous building, then stayed elsewhere.
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