Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 164
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy195 Excellent Hotel
We stayed at the Heythrop over the Easter break and the room and service was excellent. I would recommend this hotel.
April 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bibbly99 Easter Break at Heythrop Park
Fantastic hotel, staff very friendly, hotel excellent. Bearing in mind the majority of the activities involve moving around within the grounds the Hotel is very clean. The amount of mud etc that must have to be cleaned, it is a credit to the hotel how spotless it is. The bar area was a little too warm, however it was -3 outside so that may account for this. Service in the bar area and the restaurant were excellent, food is very good.
Childrens play ground and swimming pool are very good although the pool is a little shallow, (1.2m max).
Golf course looked good, too cold to play.
Planning to go again in the summer to take advantage of the fantstic grounds.
April 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sunshine1984 A nestled away delight
A wonderful stay, the hotel is immaculate.
Would have been nice to have spent another night.
Will be returning for sure with a visit to Bicester close by.
April 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EagleEye1 Easter weekend get away.
We had a lovely stay here. The staff were very attentive, the bed was comfortable and the food was fabulous. I will definately be returning to Heythrop Park in the future for another relaxing weekend.
April 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Barrek Stunning Location
Grand drive up to the house which is situated in a stunning location. The Plaza is modern with an art deco theme. I loved the manor house with his history, architecture and ambiance but pleased that we were staying in the adjacent Crown Plaza for the modern day luxuries. Whilst breakfast is help yourself there is a wide selection of options catering for most tastes. It is one of the best breakfasts we've had in a hotel of a similar rating. The evening meal was fine but needed to be a bit warmer. The spa treatments were fab and helped to achieve our aim of having a relaxing break away. My husband enjoyed the pool and gym. I will definitely be back for a further stay and would recommend a trip to nearby Woodstock and Oxford.
April 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tinklebelle Spring Break in Snowy Cotswolds !
This hotel was an unexpected delight - every twig and tree covered in dazzling white as we drove along the approach to the Hotel. We so enjoyed walking in the acres of grounds although the temperature rarely rose above zero centigrade.
This is a photographer's paradise - I brought 3 digital cameras and still ran out of battery/space !
The nearby Cotswold villages, also covered in snow, were so picturesque and the little pubs all had blazing log fires to welcome us.
Expecting to play golf on the Championship Course, we could only view the fairways and greens in our imagination as they were under the snow - but what a setting !
Our room was very comfortable, staff all warm and friendly from the top to the cleaning ladies, and the food delicious and plentiful.
We shall be back to see this wonderful place 'in the green'.
April 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RosieD EXCELLENT STAY
Visited Heythrop Crowne Plaza Hotel to review the facilities before bringing a group of friends to stay later in the year. We came to walk in the area and in spite of snow drifts, achieved our objective!
The hotel is well situated near to Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds with lots to do and places to visit in the area.
We were welcomed and shown to our room, which was most comfortable. I would have liked 2 armchairs in the room and the lack of drawer space was a little surprising, but other than that it was very acceptable. Nice bathroom and lovely walk in shower too!
We had dinner in the Brassey restaurant ,which was not part of our package but it was worth it. The food was excellent and the service attentive.
We enjoyed the buffet breakfast, which was extensive and quickly learned to ask for our own pot of tea, as the large pot which the staff were carrying around had quite weak tea in it! The scrambled egg was delicious!
We explored the hotel and were impressed by the public rooms in the older part of the hotel and loved the grand piano playing classical music - electronically! The weather was extemely cold with snow outside and when we went to the leisure club we found the pool a little cool for our liking, but soon warmed up in the steam room. The gym has a good variety of equipment available and we shall use it when we visit again later in the year. Overall we had a most enjoyable stay and have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.
March 31, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jonny2810 Very Comfortable Bed & Pillows
We were very pleased with our room in general on the lower ground floor of THE CROWN PLAZA in Haythorp Park Ox'
bathroom also of a high standard, even the bathroom mirror was heated to stop it steaming up when taking a shower, very good power shower in the walk in shower area, also easy to use.
Only disappointment was on arrival no porter available to help with luggage and we had to find our way to our room, all the
hallway direction signs nightmare to follow, all pointing wrong
straight on to go down stairs to the lower ground floor, other guests also having the same problem, looking for rooms !
The room when we found it was clean & tidy, with little extras
The hotel was short of checking in staff on arrival & same problem on checking out the next day, just took far to long, waiting for another guest to agree their stay bill, they need checking in & out clerks totally separate, from reception
The hotel need to address this problem urgently
Ordering food on arrival another major problem on the day, we were all told the same "minimum one & half hour wait, for any food whatsoever from the kitchens" at around 2 pm in the afternoon on a Saturday !
March 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NicBabs7 “Paradise”
My husband and I had a lovely long weekend (3 days) :-) :-) and I cannot fault on anything
The Staff were very attentive from the moment we had arrived (101% 1st class service)
They have very comfortable large bed and pillows, the room and the bathroom was very clean and the food was great and also the atmosphere
The hotel has been decorated beautifully and is also very clean to a very high standard that I would defiantly be back again
March 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by margmu hotel
Every thing was fine except for the food which was spoiled by the cooking which was awful and nearly cold
March 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Excellent hotel for a base in the Cotswolds
We had a lovely two night stay there and were very pleased that the cooperative and friendly Reception staff allowed us to change our allocated room on arrival to one with a better view (3027). Excellent room and an extremely good bathroom with superb walk in shower in addition to the bath.
Very good complimentary wifi service with good reception in the public areas.
Breakfast good quality and choice, although we have had better in similar graded hotels.
All staff very friendly and efficient. Take the 2 mile walk around the grounds, very pleasant.
The Health and Fitness centre with swimming pool is 5 minutes walk away outside, so subject to inclement weather. Not so convenient as when built in. However Reception did offer a buggy service if required.
A busy hotel with conventions etc but well worth a stay when holidaying in the Cotswolds, as ideally located.
March 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by diamond9347 Good sizes comfortable room, good pillows
A very pleasant experience despite us having awful weather, rain on saturday snow on sunday. A very tasty evening meal followed by a excellent breakfast, nice idea not checking out until noon and breakfast was going till 11.30am absolutely ideal.
Only one downfall having to go outside to the leisure facilities which in itself was good but having to drive took the edge off the pleasure. Hope to go again when weather improves and can get a full round of golf in on the very interesting and challenging course.
March 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Julie56 Modern comfortable room
The room was well equipped, comfortable but a little on the small side. The staff were very pleasant & helpful but there was a slight let down in the restaurant whereby a window table had been requested at breakfast for our evening reservation & although the waitress took all the details, this was not passed on & we were unable to have a window table. Disappointing but did not impact the weekend stay overall. The Spa facilities were wonderful & we enjoyed our treatments very much.
March 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aultonb One night stay as a couple
We only had one night here but will def be back. The hotel is hidden away in lovely surroundings. The welcome was warm, great hotel and the room was amazing. The staff were super and the food was very nice,, although it could have been a little hotter that did not spoil our night. All in all a great stay in a lovely place, well done.
March 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GeofftheChef Week-end Stay
Having read other reviews of this hotel we were expecting the best. We were not disappointed. From the moment we entered the building to the time we left the staff were friendly and very helpful e.g a light out in the bathroom was fixed immediately following a call to reception. The food and wine were great, both in the Brasserie and the Restaurant. Our room was extremely comfortable and quiet which meant my wife and I had a good night's sleep. I would recommend this Hotel to everyone.
March 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bandy1 Excellent Hotel to Stay
We arrived early and our room was ready, We are told that we could leave car outside hotel till luggage was put into hotel, the staff on duty were most helpful and could not do enough for us, the room was superb, nothing out of place, we had dinner in restraunt both nights and we could not fault the sevice or quality.
We will be back in May.
March 14, 2013
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