Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by brenda53 Great staff, clean room, wonderful food
We had a fantastic relaxing stay at the hotel. Food was marvellous. Decor in the room is relaxing and we had a brilliant nights sleep
March 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Liz58 Wish we had booked a longer stay !
Fantastic overnight stay. Staff amazingly attentive - without being pushy or overbearing.
Gorgeous executive room-spotlessley clean and comfortable. Cannot complain on any point of the room or hotel.
Great food and ambience.
Very satisfying stay.
March 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HD63 Luxury in a modern setting
My wife and I recently enjoyed two nights at Heythrop Park and we would thoroughly recommend this hotel. We stayed in an executive room with a huge, comfortable bed and a wonderful shower!
Breakfast in the superbly equipped ultramodern restaurant was a very enjoyable experience, and the staff here and throughout the hotel were extremely helpful and pleasant.
Great hotel, great short break.
March 7, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by lizzy21 Lovely locations
Great location, but be prepared for long walk to the spa facilities.
Hotel good but service was not brilliant. Mostly due, we think to lack of training - so can't really blame the staff!
Restaurant food was variable, although breakfasts were great.
Don't think we would revisit.
March 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jan82 welcoming
really comfortable, the only slight downside is the walk to the swimming pool as the weather was freezing. In the warmer months this would not be a problem. thank you for a lovely break .
March 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TiredParents Birthday night Away
A Friday night stay presented us with a Wonderful location, staff that were really welcoming, Room was absolutely lovely, the food was delicious and generous in size. Thank you Crowne Plaza
March 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 4Family Luxury, luxury, luxury!!
Lovely hotel and facilities, even had the pleasure of seeing 3 wild deer in the grounds. Lots of beautiful villages to see nearby as well as an excellent trip to Oxford, which was just 20 mins away. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to visit again.
March 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NickC66 Stay 21/22 Feb 2013 - wonderful location
Would definitely recommend this hotel, it is set in a stunning location even though we visited in the winter it was still very picturesque and imagine the summer would be spectacular.
The room was very clean and the staff very polite and helpful. We did not make use of the full spa facilities but used the pool and sauna which were excellent.
Hope to get back for a break later in the year
March 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cazza53 Fantastic staff
We stayed for 2 nights in February . Check in was very easy and the reception staff were lovely. I loved the room but there were a few irritations . We had no bed side lamp for reading or wall lights . Infact it was difficult to work out which switch operated which light. They brought me a spot light but it had square pins and the wall sockets had round pins . They changed that immediately .
The bed was big and so comfortable.
Breakfast was very good and restaurant decor was very pleasant. We did not eat there in the evening . It was a bit irritating having to leave the hotel to walk to the pool as the hotel is so big and we were probably the furthest from it .
The best thing about this hotel was the lovely staff. They were all so pleasant and friendly. Especially the girls on reception. I wish I could remember their names. 1 brought me ice as the ice machine was broken. They offered me free wifi due to my initial problem with the lights which wasn't necessary as they dealt with it perfectly . I look forward to going back and I will do .
March 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lindap66 Very Stylish, but still so personal and friendy
This hotel is set in beautiful grounds. The staff were very friendly and attentive but not too obtrusive. Always there when needed but not too pushy or over bearing. The room was beautiful with lots of lovely little extra touches. Bed was amazing and the food was out of this world in both the Brassey restaurant or the Mezzi snug bar and again staff were very efficient and friendly. The bar in the evening had ambiance and atmosphere although maybe a little quiet. Slightly louder background music would have been nice. The breakfast was delicious and again the staff were very attentive and friendly. Cannot wait to stay there again, and have recommended it to all of our friends and family.
February 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Monty1 Overnight stay
We have stayed at a number of Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels and Heythrop lived up to our expectations. The driveway needs some urgent TLC and the swimming pool was too cool for the family. Choice of breakfast wasn't quite as good as other Crowne Plaza hotels, but satisfying none the less and the staff in dining areas were spot on. Rooms and facilities were extremely clean. The hotel and grounds are quite spacious.
Staff were as always ( for Crowne Plaza ) polite, pleasant and attentive to detail. This was only a stopover for a holiday elsewere and left us rueing that we had not booked a longer stay at the Heythrop. Would we visit again? Certainly would !!
On a minor note, I'm sure that the chain could easily afford to provide free room Wi-Fi, as many of 4 and 5 star international hotels are increasingly doing so.
February 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by victoriap very nice stay
good hotel, lovely setting, comfortable room and very nice bed. Staff very pleasant and friendly and we enjoyed the food. All in all a good experience.
Spa very nice.
February 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by wavydavey OK but hope it don't rain
Spa is a 5 min walk away, and as the winter wind litters Heythrop with lonely hearts, I didn't really want to walk to the Spa, relax and then get freezing wet and cold on the way back. No sign of this in the literature, strangely.....
February 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Linlin My stay at crown plaza
This is our third time staying here . The staff are very nice and polite. They go out of their way to assist you. I would return again.
February 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bathlion Huge bed and great bathroom
The bedroom was on the small side but made up for this with an enormous bed , comfortable, modern furnishings and a well-equiped bathroom. Draw space is limited,tho, and might be an irritation if one was staying more than two nights.We loved the wall tv in a picture frame! Food was very good .The atmosphere in the dining room on our first night was a little bleak but a dank weekend in February and very few diners hardly helped! We also did not apreciate the musak but this is very much a matter of personal choice. The bar the next night was much livelier.( Although the musak was no better!)
The room might have scored excellent if it wer not for the fact that the bedside table was dirty and there was a receipt from the Co op in Manchester on the hospitality tray.Neither of us has ever been to Manchester.
This was a two-day break a time-out after a pretty hectic few weeks and we came away refreshed.
February 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nasia79 Amazing Property & Wonderful Spa
I went to Heythrop park on a birthday Spa break. The venue was breath taking, well designed with modern chic decor in main reception, restaurant and rooms. I stayed in an executive room and the features were luxurious and very relaxing. The Shower was scorching hot but reported this to the reception and engineer came up to fix immediately. The food at the first floor restaurant was of a high standard and birthday treat was very nice.
The Spa was clean and the staff very professional, and went out of their way to keep you happy. Overall the venue and staff were amazing and despite any problems deserved full marks well done Heythrop Park!
February 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alison62 Lovely hotel-fab stay
Hotel was lovely. We had a wonderful stay, the hotel was very clean, comfortable and the staff extrememly helpful. Would definitely reccommend a stay here!
February 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mangofish I have already started recomending Heythrop Park - Oxford, to a number of friends!
Very beautiful hotel and surroundings. Let's start from the interiors - modern room with great facilities yet gives me a warm feeling; great food (dinner) in the elegant contemporary restaurant. There are plenty of options of scenic routes for walking. Last but not least, super friendly and helpful staff at the reception and restaurant (dinner time). Also a huge thank you for receiving post on my behalf prior to my arrival. Would love to revisit and try a different room and do a lot of walking!
The hotel is a bit remote but it is a bargin considering the great outdoor spaces. The gym and pool are slightly away from the hotel's main building - it would have been a nice walk in the summer time but a bit challenging to get there in a dark and windy winter evening.
All in all, I highly recommend Heythrop Park -Oxford and I have started doing so (recommending) to a number of my friends! Thanks for the great services.
February 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carioca Very enjoyable time at Crowne Plaza Heythrop
The hotel is in lovely grounds and has wonderful walks round the park.
I found the whole complex large and rather impersonal and access to the swimming pool (in winter especially!) not easy as it is in a completely separate building.
But neither of these issues would stop me using the hotel again! The staff were unfailingly helpful.
February 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LPH87 short family stay
we were booked for a 2 night stay however my young daughter was ill so we only stayed for one night
rooms was great and staff were all helpful
hotel food was ok and breakfast was fantastic
pity we could not stay for the second night
February 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Teashopgirl Returning with family!
We have stayed here twice before and told friends and family what a lovely place it is. So much so we actually arranged to meet family members here for a long weekend get together.
The gym and pool are great, new equipment and well maintained.
The spa is good too, nice manicure thanks!
The hotel room was fine, clean and has all facilities you need.
Food in bar and restaurant was good.
Staff were friendly and very helpful.
The hotel is ideal located to explore oxford and surrounding villages and towns! Bourton on the water is a must. The park and ride to oxford is really easy and good value too.
Overall we all enjoyed the weekend at Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park!
February 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Diamond62 Heythrop Park
Lovely weekend away with Sunday night spent at the Crown Plaza Heythrop Park. Freindly staff and a fantastic room, clean and large. Only negative comment food a little expensive but overall a great place to stay.
February 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sterling1 Best IHG Stay Ever
The Staff at this hotel are the best I have come across in an IHG property and really made this stay great .....Francesca , Steve , Nathan just to mention a few of them . We arrived 18.01.2013 in the snow .....or nearly arrived , got stuck halfway up the drive . A call to reception and my car was recovered by a member at the lesuire centre with his Landrover . Big thanks to all involved in that . On check-in was upgraded to a suite ....WOW ...also free wifi vouchers , free drinks vouchers and my best check-in experience for a very long time . In the room 15 mins and a call from reception to check everything was ok , great touch . The suite was lovely ....great bed sooo comfy . Dinner in Brassy that night very good . Food , service and value top marks . Breakfast following day very good as was lunch at the spa . Had 2 great nights here and could not fault anything .......will certainly be back .
January 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LauraF Great hotel thank you so much to the team!
Thank you so much for a great stay! The rooms are beautiful, the views stunning and staff warm and welcoming. Particularly thanks to Lizzie for looking after us so well. I would definitely recommend this hotel!
January 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JasperDog Weekend break went wrong!!
We have a poorly dog who wakes us up 2 or 3 times each night. We'd booked him in kennels and all we wanted was a couple of unbroken nights. The fire alarm went off at about 2:00am on the first night!!!
But the service, comfort, food and everything else were excellent. Shame that the only reason for the break was only 50% successful. The second night there was no alarm.
January 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jussieb Wonderful Setting!
We stayed here as a base to do some sales shopping in Oxford, two adults and two children, two rooms. The rooms were clean, fresh and modern, and the children especially enjoyed the chocolates with the tea and coffee making facilities! We were given vouchers for free wifi and a free warm Festive Drink each for being Priority Club members. The grounds are stunning and we also enjoyed the swimming pool. I can't comment on the food as we did not eat there, but reception staff were very friendly and the price we paid, on the 2012 Deal was unbeatable.
January 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TRAVEL2013 EXCELLENT STAFF AND SERVICE
ORIGINALLY BOOKED INTO THE MANOR HOUSE AND WE WERE CALLED ON THE DAY OF BOOKING TO ADVISE WE HAD BEEN MOVED TO THE CROWN PLAZA. WAS RATHER DISAPPOINTED AS WE HAD SPECIFICALLY WANTED THE OLDER BUILDING
YOUR RECEPTION STAFF WERE EXTREMELY FRIENDLY, EXPLAINED THE SERVICES ON OFFER AND PROVIDED LOCAL INFORMATION SO PLEASE PASS ON OUR THANKS.
ONE COMMENT I DO HAVE IS THE POSTCODE ON THE SATNAV TOOK US TO THE BACK OF THE SITE AND IT TOOK AN EXTRA 30 MINS TO FIND THE SITE. BIT OF A WORRY IN THE DARK.
2NDLY WE LEFT CLOTHING HANGING IN THE BATHROOM AND I AM ASTONISHED THAT WE HAVE NOT RECIEVED A CALL TO ADVISE US OF SUCH....
January 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CPSL77 Nice romantic getaway
I treated my partner and myself to a romantic winter weekend getaway. Fantastic location in the countryside and the hotel was also nicely decorated (the sparkling silver and purple everywhere may be a little camp, but who am I to judge) and well kept.
There were two downsides though: 1) the spa is a 5 minutes walk from the main building and 2) the restaurant can't really live up to it's standards. My partner's meal and my starter were ok but as main course I ordered the most expensive item on the menu (a medium done filet steak) and it came overcooked and dry. Although I didn't complain in order not to wait any longer, I secretly wished we had gone to the local pub (there are plenty of options in the nearby town).
All in all I had a great relaxing weekend.
January 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0
by James0700 The old and the new, the perfect combination
I went with my wife and two close friends and their wives to celebrate the new year. We booked the New Year's Eve Gala Dinner, and executive rooms at The Crowne Plaza and decided to stay for two night's, arriving the day before new year's eve.
We loved the setting in the wonderful grounds of Heythrop Park.
On arrival, the Reception staff made us feel most welcomed,
The room was stylish in a discreet way, which we liked, nice big comfortable bed, and all the facilities to make your stay enjoyable.( we could have done with a few more drawers to put clothes in though).
We really enjoyed exploring Heythrop Park which captured a beautiful era, a bit like Downton Abbey in terms of grandeur. lovely drawing rooms libraries, and gardens, with great walks, and in complete contrast we also enjoyed the facilities Crowne Plaza has to offer but obviously in a modern way.
New Year's Gala dinner, held in the ballroom was very good,
the meal was of a very high standard, beautifully laid out, live band, fireworks, a great time was had by all, we most certainly will visit Heythrop Park again.
January 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mickey99 3rd New Years Eve break
Everthing very good as usual - all 9 of us had an enjoyable time. The staff are excellent and try very hard to make our stay the best. This year the meal on New Years eve took a long time, the pauses between courses become long breaks but the food was to the usual high standard. The beds are so comfortable we always have a good night sleep.
January 9, 2013