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59% would recommend it to a friend
Girlfriend and myself stayed here as we had appointment in oxford the following day, Hotel was very easy to find and checkin was quick and easy.
The room itself was very quaint and had everything we needed. Would stay here again no qustions very enjoyable.
Good room, good shower, comfortable bed - was hot (even without heating) but managed it by opening windows and the door for awhile (corridor was cold).
Good lounge and bar, pleasant surroundings
Nice Place for a Quiet Mini-Break
We were only there one night for the wife's birthday as we wanted something different but within an easy drive of the main Cotswolds towns and also Bicester shopping mall (maybe 8 miles away).
The place lacked a little atmosphere, only 2 other couples in the dining room, but the food was great. We both had lamb and my wife said it was one of the best lamb dishes she'd ever had. Breakfast was also very good - though an option for fried eggs rather than the tub of scrambles eggs would have been nice. I normal rate hotels on "breakfast sausage quality" and for me The Holt's were very good - scoring 8/10 from me on my quality/taste scale. We had a superior room which was spacey, although the double bed was still a bit too small for our liking - we do have a super-kingsize at home though so generally UK hotels beds disappoint us. Staff all very friendly and helpful. Stay again. Yes I think so. We didn't see any of the supposed ghosts though!
Holt in the name of comfort and quality
The Holt is pleasant and quiet.
Staff are great and I like the fact that there is ample parking. I did ask for a smoking room but due to work being carried out at the hotel, it was not possible. I would have liked to have been made aware of this when I spoke to the hotel confirming my booking. My one criticism is the place does need some updating regarding the showers. Although I the hotel is going for that traditional Oxford look it would be nice to have updated rooms. Would I recommend the Holt. 100% yes.
An excellent hotel, staff all so helpful, rooms lovely
The room seemed to be laid out for aesthetic purposes rather than functionality.
Dead or dying insects along the edge of the carpet, extremely uneven floor, staines on surfaces and loose tiles in the bathroom. The wardrobe was ridiculous and could only be used if you were a borrower as there is no rail for clothes just hooks and due to the fact our stay was for a wedding im sure anyone could understand the difficulty. Its clear why the Holt Hotel only got 3 stars and for the price of the room you coupd have alot better at travelodge. Overall not impressed.
Nice hotel, pets allowed but only in the room.
Large bed but very uncomfortable. Nice room, staff very friendly. Night buffet not very good in restaurant, but excellent breakfast buffet. Beautiful bar, large with pool table, just basic television, no sky etc. Out door garden very nice, but outdoor space poorly lit. Did not run into the ghost, Claude. Nice pub The Bell just a few minutes down the road and petrol station across the road.
Mis-advertised, an absolute nightmare
If you are about to book a room in this hotel based on; wifi access in rooms, a nice well appointed room in a beautiful looking hotel or a quiet friendly relaxing hotel experience, my advice to you is Do not stay at the holt hotel.
I stayed in the hotel overnight on Wednesday 10/09, after booking through Late Rooms, for £79. I was incredibly disappointed by the whole experience. I arrived late on the Wednesday night, at around 9pm (as I had stated in the booking). On arrival, I was asked ‘do you mind walking, there are lots of steps?’ I presumed this meant I was on the upper floor of the hotel, but was then led out through a fire exit into the hotel’s grounds to an external building, where I was again taken in through a fire exit, to room 322.
The hotel’s website shows pictures of well appointed rooms, promising "Wi-Fi broadband connection is available in our bedrooms and public areas” and that "Every room has a Trouser Press, Hair Dryer, Colour Television, Direct Dial Telephone, Tea and Coffee Making Facilities.” This clearly didn’t apply to my room. I asked the employee how I went about getting the wifi connection, and he told me I’d have to walk back to reception to get it - which I did, and was given a code. I walked all the way back to my room, entered the codes, and nothing worked. I rang reception, who told me that I was in a room with poor connection, and that I needed to stand outside the room for the wifi to work, this is completely unacceptable at a hotel which promises wifi connection in rooms. I requested a change to a room with wifi availability, but was told the hotel was very full, but they’d get back to me - nobody ever did. I had an important interview in the morning which I needed to do some final preparation for and was unable to do so. The room also came without a trouser press, or a hair dryer. The curtains were old, dirty and didn’t close fully, there were cobwebs in the corners, and dust hanging from the ceiling. The bed covers appeared to be stained with some form of bodily fluid on the underside, and there were hairs in the shower, and around the sink, and I have photographs to support this. I wish I had booked into a hostel - at least then I’d have been expecting this standard. In the morning I decided I needed to find a way to do some work, and remembered the receptionist saying there would be wifi in the building’s ‘communal area’. I couldn’t work out how to get to this area, then decided to walk through the door at the end of the corridor saying ‘Fire extit only: No throughfare’. Through this door, I found the main entrance to the building, and a table, covered in cleaning materials, along with empty cans of beer - probably accounting for the horrendous racket through the night (I had requested a quiet room). I was horrified to find signs on the corridor doors saying ‘Night porters sleeping in this corridor, please try to keep it quiet until lunch time!’ As I sat down to try and connect to the wifi, a woman walked through in her nightwear, and walked into a laundry room to do her washing, and then, to my surprise the man who had shown me to my room appeared from his own room. The only conclusion which I can draw from this, is that during my stay on Wednesday night, I was accommodated in staff accommodation, not the guest accommodation. My advice - avoid the Holt Hotel at all costs.
The Holt Hotel at Steeple Aston
Unclean room spoiled weekend away - complained to foreign receptionist and room was then half cleaned - dead insects and cobwebs in every corner and ceiling - dead moths stuck to net curtains (been there for a while) - shower disgusting and had seen better days.
Spills down the wall on to skirting board. Dirt - hair and crumbs under the bed - yuk.
Filled in customer feedback form when leaving hotel - no response from Manager - no apology for unclean room.
A night at the Holt
Booked this hotel after cancelling another booking at another hotel due to the fact that there was a wedding party for the night I booked and it would be rather busy and loud...Not the Holts fault but on arrival I found out there was also a family party of 60 guests here as well so also busy and loud into the early hours.
Hotel it's self was OK yet could do with a little TLC and overpriced in my opinion. I ate in the bar and food was OK paid extra for a Nan bread and Onion Bhaji to go with my curry but never received the Bhaji. Staff were helpful and friendly.