Heythrop Park Hotel3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Heythrop park is an amazing venue I had my wedding here August 2017. Lauren Whitfield is a fabulous wedding planner and very attentive, goes the extra mile to ensure you are both relaxed, also always communicates promptly. The food was fabulous, great service and smoothly run and the day was simply magical. Also Vanessa is very good and she ensures that the day goes smoothly, wants to ensure the bride and groom are happy. Also made an effort to ask both me and my husband if their was anything else we needed. The manager was also very good he congratulated both me and my partner on the day and introduced himself, also made sure he was around when we checked out and congratulated us and wished us a happy life. Alan also is very good he's always smiling and a great concierge and makes you feel very welcomed with a smile. All of the staff are amazing. I would highly recommend Heythrop park for a wedding, the rooms are amazing and very clean. So even a couples break, the grounds and Manor House is beautiful. Thankyou Heythrop Park Jade and Gary
This hotel location is wonderful about five hundred acre surrounding. Very big building, the we lived in was not 4or 5 stars. No curtains so in the early mornings sunlight comes in the room, tv was out dated. The room we stayed in was not what we have expected. Too many staff non speaking English. Location great but to get there is not easy. Very narrow roads and about 12to14 miles long.i will not go again.
This is the 3rd time we have stayed here, we decided on 2 nights on the Dine, Wine & Sleep offer which is really good value. When were there last time we had a room near the kitchens which was quite noisy and we did complain, so when we booked we asked for a quite room but we were given one nearly in the same location as before, anyway we asked for a different room and we were given one which was a lot nicer with a lovely bathroom. The rooms in the Archer wings are a little on the small side but this one was a lot bigger and was ideal for 2 nights. My husband was wanting to play golf however it was a little windy when we got there so he didn't - little disappointed for him however on the Friday there was an event on - on the Golf Course which was the Longest Drive, so we spent the afternoon watching this which was fab and far made up for missing the golf. Both nights we had the evening meal which is really good and with a nice bottle of wine, so we did not have to go out to find a restaurant, so we could both have a drink. Heythrop is a lovely Hotel with great history so it is great to explore the grounds to find various locations of interest such as the Jesuit Graveyard, quite spooky getting caught in a thunderstorm in there. Only down side of this Hotel is some of the furnishings and decor are looking a little tired and could do with a little bit of loving care. However we are looking forward to our next visit.
This place is awful , avoid at all costs. The sat nav takes you to the back of the property so you then spend ages trying to find the actual entrance. Rooms and corridors smell. The shower in the bathroom has no door so the whole of the floor in the small bathroom gets soaked, fan in the bathroom siding work either and it was very dark with not enough suitable lighting. Friends had to change rooms as their room was damp with visible damp on the walls etc why they would allocate this room to guests when others are available god only knows. The whole hotel needs to be renovated. On the upside ( yes there was one) the breakfast was good. Staff generally let the hotel down as well, appears to be lack of training. We only stayed one night thankfully...
Visited with 10 friends for a golf weekend. Hotel is nice and picturesque, the service is very good and the drinks and meals are the usual inflated hotel prices. Pity the golf course doesn't live up to the hotels standard with more sand on the greens than a holiday in Greece, a typical municipal golf course; a great course for non-golfers. That aside, it was a good hotel if you want a weekend away with friends.
Stopped here due to an over running meeting. One irritation the published satnav postcode brought me up to the rear of the estate from which there is no access to the hotel. Reception offered alternatives which worked but 15 minutes diversion. The hotel sits within it's own grounds and a golf course and has a mix of old and new buildings which works well. Plenty of areas for walking, running and exercise. I stayed in the new rooms as and this was a standard size room with a soft comfy bed and plenty of working counter / dressing table space and mirrors. The tea / coffee makings provided were good with biscuits and chocolate and complimentary bottled water. Wetroom type shower All good and comfy. The restaurant had a small but sufficient selection of meals and offer set prices for 2 of 3 courses. I ordered the pork belly which was perfectly cooked and served. Complete good standard buffet type breakfast. I didn't use the spa but other guests said it was great.
Booked through secret escapes, as I am disabled I asked for a lower floor room,as there weren't any lifts, (which we didn't know about), the only one they had was over the bins where the staff have there smoking breaks. It was that or having to do the stairs. We opted for the lower room, but when we got there, it smelt so badly of smoke, and it was noisy as you could hear the staff shouting to each other as their shift ended. My husband went back to reception to tell them and to ask for another room, he was told that as we booked through secret escapes, the only rooms available were in the old building and I would have to go up stairs to get to it. The breakfast was ok, but all in all a big disappointment. Don't book through great escapes, definitely not disabled friendly.
This place has the potential to be amazing but unfortunately for us too many things let it down. 16 of us were playing golf on the Sunday & Monday. We reserved eight buggies as we knew it was a hilly course, when we turned up on Sunday the golf club had given all the buggies to a society that were in front of us. The back nine and very difficult to walk and knackered everyone in the group. The course is really challenging and the hugest score was 29 points with low and high handicaps. The greens were true but not in a good condition. The fairways were dry and brown. Every hole on the course is different and had it not been for the condition it would have been perfect. As part of our package we had a three course meal in the restaurant, the food was lovely and tasty! We went into the bar which was only open til 11 (being a Sunday) but they kept the bar open til 4am for us which was nice. A big full English breakfast with all the trimmings awaited us in the morning which helped with the hangovers! The rooms (we were in the old part of the hotel) were good . Beds comfy and a good shower! Good luck finding your way around the old and new parts of the hotel and the bar/restaurants and rooms are not well advertised. We would go back again as we enjoyed the challenging course but hope they improve the condition of the course
They must have paid a good photographer for the website pics - on arrival the detail and damage around the entire complex was just poor at best. The room was supposed to be a superior yet in reality was a very basic room with a decent bathroom. The door to our room was really badly marked and the tap annoying dripped constantly. Being a frequent and hopefully taken as forthright in my reviews i would say it is very reasonable there are so many differing reviews of this hotel complex. It is vast and i mean vast - 2 massive hotels ajoined. One the Crown Plaza is more modern and for business yet i would prefer to stay there as my advise as the main house is really very much in need of ££ spend as walls and carpets more tired than i was by being woken on morning one with a maintenance man drilling holes in ajoining room wall.nee Overall 3/10 and id not stay again
The website draws you in to believing you're about to play a top course. I have played this course 4 times in the past 5 years and it's always been ok..however I have just played not only the worse condition course in Oxon, but anywhere I've ever played across the globe. The greens are so badly looked after it was a job to know what was semi rough and what was green. The teeing area's are an embarrassment also. The rough just off the fairway is out of control and makes playing slow. a large group of us attended a golf event there a few days ago and the place is an absolute joke..it's tired, it's scruffy, it's not looked after..we didn't see one..not a single greenkeeper and it shows. Not only did we pay an absolute fortune to play this embarrassment of a course but there was no driving range and no pro shop and this has now been converted to a beauty salon. I feel like recording a crime with the police 'fraud by false representation'. The place needs investment and it's clearly being bled dry by it's owners with no money going back into the business. I give it less than 12 months before it declares bankruptcy as nobody in their right mind would play there knowing how bad the condition of the place is. It's like having a Ferrari and never having it cleaned or serviced. C'mon Heythrop this is a shambles so either sort it or shut it down and stop robbing guests of money you don't deserve. Oh..and the price for 1 pint of Carling £4.50!! I will not play there again...ever.
- Free wired Internet in public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Heythrop Park Hotel places you 9.5 mi (15.3 km) from Blenheim Palace. This 168-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with a golf course, a full-service spa, and a restaurant. Chipping Norton Golf Club is also close to this Chipping Norton hotel.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start weekdays with full breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.
All 168 air-conditioned rooms provide phones and desks. Guests can enjoy WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available.
A local mainstay since 1800, Heythrop Park Hotel offers a golf course, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a health club, a steam room, and WiFi in public areas.
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42% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1001 reviews