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Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel

3.5/5 993 reviews
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  • The hotel has wifi WIFI/Internet Access
  • The hotel serves breakfast Breakfast
  • The hotel has a bar Bar
  • The hotel has a parking Parking
  • The hotel has a restaurant Restaurant
  • The hotel does not have air conditioning in rooms Air Conditioning
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Check-in from 14h00
Check out up to 12h00

Services and practical information

  • Online check-in

    Online check-in: Your arrival will be carefully prepared by our team
    Fast check-out: Simply return your key

  • WIFI/Internet Access
    • WIFI at the hotel
    • WIFI in the communal areas
    • WIFI in your room
    • WIFI access
  • Parking
    • Private outdoor parking
    • Public outdoor parking (Nearby)
    • Well-lit parking
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
    • Reduced mobility rooms
    • Reduced mobility facilities
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Early check-in/Late check-out
    • EARLY CHECK IN FROM 10AM (Paying)
    • LATE CHECK-OUT UP TO 6PM (Paying)
  • Dry cleaning / Ironing
  • Porter


  • Breakfast
  • 2 restaurant(s)
  • 1 bar(s)
  • Room service
    • Hot meals
    • Cold snacks
    • Opening hours : Week 24 hours
    • Opening hours : Week-end 24 hours

Business services

  • 6 meeting room(s)
  • Copy/print service available
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Our rooms

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.

  • 69 rooms
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 1 rooms for people with reduced mobility
  • 5 family rooms
  • 2 connecting rooms
  • Extra bed in room for adult
    • 220/240 V AC
    • Emergency exit map
    • Telephone
    • Opening windows
    • Remote control TV
    • WIFI in your room
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Work desk in all rooms
    • Iron in room
    • RJ 11 outlet
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Bathtub
    • Toilets
    • Hair dryer at reception
    • Audible smoke alarms in rooms
    • Deadbolts and/or locks in rooms
    • Security peephole
    • Smoke alarm in room
    • Emergency info in rooms
    • Operator wake up call
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4.0/5 AccorHotels Rating 1,995 reviews

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Christina I. Business - 16/09/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Misleading »

Advert for hotel was extremely misleading. Building was in a very poor state. Our rooms looked like they were part of a council block. The showers were too short to have a proper shower.

Anonymous Couples - 12/09/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Enjoyable »

Having stayed many times I felt that standards were dropping. Housekeeping devices were not as good in the bedroom with dirty or dingy linen and an unclean bathroom Breakfast was very dried up.

Nigel T. Couples - 09/09/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Wake and hotel stay »

The reason for our stay was my sisters wake. The overall experience was good, although after specifically mentioning that we wanted the bars well staffed as we expected them to be busy , the service received from them was extremely poor, almost shambolic. There was also no lager available on draught , so we were paying £4.40 for a bottle instead of £4.60 a pint! Some guests waited 30 minutes to get served. All team were courteous and polite, the main restaurant room was perfect for our requirements and the buffet was good. The bedroom was comfortable , but dated. Shower curtains and net curtains could do with being changed !

Sue C. Couples - 06/09/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« couple of days to chill »

very pleasant stay , much improved from previous stay

COLLYWOOBBLES Couples - 01/09/2018 TripAdvisor review
« short but enjoyable stay »

Had not stayed at Whately Hall for a while but was pleasantly surprised , we had previously not been impressed by the menu choice but now the menu has improved we would certainly stay again. Our room was very clean , quiet and had a lovely view over the garden ,. Staff were very friendly and helpful . Only one small issue , the breakfast chef seemed incapable of cooking a perfect poached egg ! after several attempts I was served an acceptable couple of soft poached eggs a great improvement on the first offered which was so hard it rolled off the toast !

Our hotel has responded to the review
Our hotel has responded to the review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review of Whately Hall. I was really pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay and in particuarl was pleased to read your comments regarding the menu. We have a number of exciting developments happening with our Restaurant, Bar and Lounge over the coming months. I hope you will return to the hotel in the future and see the developments. Thank you again for your review, Kind regards, Ben

Colin I. Couples - 28/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« We only stayed on room basis so could not judge the hotel as a whole. »

We found the hotel staff polite and efficient but thr hotel itself was shabby and very tired looking could do with a major refurbishment.

Couples - 28/08/2018 TripAdvisor review
« Extremely Dated and Needing a Referb »

Staff are great and the breakfast was great. But don't for a second believe the photos on the website. I upgraded to an executive room and really regretted it. The decor is so run down, shabby and dated Mercure should be ashamed to have their name on it

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Our hotel has responded to the review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind comments regarding the staff and breakfast. I am sorry you were disappointed with your bedroom. We are currently in the process of planning a bedroom refurbishment and I am sure if you were to return in the future you will see a remarkable improvement. Thank you again for your review, Yours sincerley, Ben Sanders

Jonathan H. Couples - 27/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Reality did not live up to the website photos »

Stay was ok, but the whole hotel is in need of updating. The room was seriously disappointing and scruffy. I really regret upgrading to an executive room.

Anonymous Friends - 27/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Good location but in need of updating »

Perfect location, bedroom of a good size but in desperate need of updating. Both the bedrooms and public areas looking very tired. Also the bar wasn't staffed in the evening so everytime we wanted a drink we had to go to reception which also was unmanned on a few occasions to try and find someone to serve us. It is a shame as this could be a stunning hotel.

S. H. Friends - 26/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Check in could have been better. »

The rooms on the front are very noisey

Margaret B. Couples - 24/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« disappointing stay at Whateley Hall Hotel »

I booked my August break in January, expecting to be allocated one of the 'better' rooms ie recently refurbished or redecorated. On arrival I was allocated Room 124. This room is shabby; dilapidated sofa, mould around bath and basin, dirty grouting, bath taps were loose, light shades were lopsided, housing for fridge but no fridge, dirty windows. In my view an example of a lack of care for the customer's experience. I complained to the manager on duty who explained that the hotel was fully booked so instead offered me a free drink from the bar. I expressed my extreme disappointment in the room I was allocated and said a drink would certainly not make me feel better. The manager then said room 27 was available but it was smaller than room 124. We viewed room 27 which although smaller was less shabby ( sealant around the bath not mildewed, taps not loose) and it had a fridge! We agreed to transfer to room 27 for our 4 night stay. I was happy with the staff at the hotel however i feel the hotel itself needs some investment to bring it up to an acceptable standard. Unfortunately this has shaken my confidence in booking an Accor Hotel and it is unlikely I will choose an Accor Hotel in the future.

Jo Couples - 23/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Enjoyable stay »

Loved the hotel garden, wonderful surprise.

Phil Couples - 22/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
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Wendy Couples - 21/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« comfortable »

our single occupancy room had money and two packets of cigarettes under the chair and the double room only had towels for one person

Merral Couples - 20/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Mrs »

Efficient reception, made sure our room was ready as soon as was possible. Polite, efficient and friendly staff.

Anonymous Couples - 17/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Friendly and helpful hotel with great history and grounds, mostly business clients. »

Pleasant and interesting stay in a great historic room. Service and food were a little uncertain at the first evening dinner and breakfast - first class prices, for less-than-first-class food and surroundings (picture window surrounds seemed long un-cleaned). Didn't dine in again, though we happily dined in on three successive nights lately, in two hotels of similar price. The second breakfast was much better, with friendly, prompt service, and appetising, fresh-cooked food. Good that staff members at every level always greeted on sight. We like the hotel and staff, but were paying 'celebration' price for less than celebration menu.

Test Friends - 16/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Better than expected »

Nice check in, OK room, Nice breakfast

C T. Couples - 16/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Lovely staff »

The staff are efficient and very helpful. However, since our last stay the hotel feels a little tired and the cost of our Saturday night B&B package at £177 was not good value. the rate of £132 was nearer the mark for the standard. We had booked a suite but there there was no wow factor. Everything was clean and tidy but no feeling of luxury or anything special. We were in the new wing which probably accounts for this.

Talib A. Families - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Excellent »

The staff are amazing

Jane B. Couples - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« A comfortable stay in a lovely hotel with a great location »

We stayed 4 nights in the newer part of the hotel. Our room was very spacious with a king size bed and modern bathroom en suite. The room was quiet and overlooked the gardens at the back of the hotel. The staff were friendly, helpful and professional. We were staying during the Cropredy festival and the hotel was well located to get the bus or taxis to the festival.

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