Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 160
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wenorg excellent service
On our recent visit we were very impressed by the helpful staff member in the restaurant as we were making a very early start to return home to try to avoid the extremely bad weather forecast for that day.
December 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bernardofhacb Good value
The room was clean and comfortable, the breakfast was excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful.
December 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Smifftastic Just as expected
Exactly what we expected, no scary surprises. Clean and tidy, good breakfast variety and very helpful staff. Happy to stay and would stay again if we were in the area. The parking was plentiful and the close proximity of 2 other eating establishments was great. The sofa bed is perfect for us and our 2 boys- they love hotel 'camping'.
December 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TandMN Just what we wanted!
Have stayed here once before and it was just what we wanted for an overnight stay. Convenient location even though this time we didn't have a car. Good choice of places to eat with the hotel restaurant, pub and Frankie and Benny's. Also nice bar in the hotel with friendly bar staff for a late night drink. Breakfast more than adequate particularly as no extra charge! Will be back.
December 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Greygoatee mixed
Clean hotel - good double glazing so room is quiet.
Most people will find the bed to be very comfortable.
Efficient staff - some are also friendly but I think others need training in using words such as Hello, I'm sorry and Can I help you.
The heating system is very strange - makes your head hot but your feet cold.
If you have arthritic hands flushing the toilet can painful.
Pity there is no bacon for breakfast otherwise reasonable choices.
November 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wenorg very noisy rooml
the first night we had been allocated a room on the third floor which was directly under the air conditioning plant in the roof space, and was impossible to sleep due to the intolerable noise. the next morning we requested a change of room which was done. We have used this hotel on numerous occasions but will make sure in the future we are not placed on this floor.
November 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FatWizard Like Ronseal
Does exactly what you expect it to, but that in itself is a good thing, because so many places don't manage to meet basic expectations.
Car parking, access, local amenities - one pub with a good carvery and a Frankie and Benny's is fine, even a garage and small shop just down the road, this is not a city centre hotel after all.
It was good and that was more than good enough for our needs.
November 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Maple29 Great location, excellent value and good service
We stayed here when visiting Bicester Village and Oxford and it is a great location for both. We had a family room and all beds were ready on arrival and service was welcoming and efficient. Very helpfully the reception staff gave information on dining options with them and the restaurant on site, Frankie &. Bennies. Overall a fantastic stay.
My only comment for improvement is that the breakfast service was slow in clearing tables and keeping the buffet service tidy. This was down to the numbers of guests eating at the same time but is the only thing I would say affected our view of our stay. Having said that we would definitely stay again and it was really excellent value and location.
November 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Suja Very good
The Access room on the ground floor was near enough to Reception and breakfast to enable me to walk using my 3 wheeled walker.
The shower in the wet room was excellent and easy to use.
November 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Holidaywoman49 Good base on the way north
We have visited this hotel a few times on our way up north. Staff are always cheerful and helpful.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jude55 Pleasant stay
Enjoyed our stay here, usually do. Quiet just what we want, good value for money. Breakfast good. Pleasant helpful staff. Clean.
November 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Evain Nice staff - we can recommend this hotel
During the first night it was very cold in the room. But after we asked the hotel staff, they "opened" the heating for us.
There is no closed wardrobe in the room.
Otherwise good hotel and very nice staff.
November 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jackie1967 Awful
Had an abusive drunk that was staying the room next doir
He came home at 6am swearing and telling ths staff how he wiukd kill them
This went in in corridor for 2 hours
I had to ask for myself and my 11 year old to be ascorted out
Never stay there again
Didnt bother with breakfast as we were so scared
November 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoeAt7 Very convenient and comfortable
My wife and I have stayed on several occasions as it makes a convenient stop on our journey from Merseyside to the Guildford area to see relatives. We could make the whole journey in one go (and often do) but sometimes we want to break the journey and get to Guidlford early next day.
The last time we stayed we asked for twin beds but 2 single beds were made up into one king sized and that is not always what people want. The daft thing is that this room had bags of space but the only supplied one bedside table and wasted the rest of the space - a spare chair there would have been a sensible idea.
The biggest issue however is that the room we were allocated this time (and also the previous time) was down a flight of staris to a lower ground floor level - we would prefer a higher room next time
November 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Commuterman Great service, comfortable stay
Polite staff who offerred great customer service. Room was clean and comfortable
October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by teejay2805 Excellent Value
Easy check in and out for a 2 night stay with our small dog. Clean friendly hotel with everything you'd need. Excellent breakfast service.
October 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Renkat good service, relaxing atmosphere
Stayed one night, clean comfortable rooms with good breakfast. Will use again when visiting Banbury.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Liz89 The hotel I always TRUST!!!
Whenever we decided to go overnight at Banbury to visit
our family we always pick this hotel. Cause we know we will always get the good quality we wanted - like cleanliness , good breakfast for free and friendly staffs.
Last weekend we had a wedding to attend to and my
husband at the last minute decided to stay overnight instead of driving back home after the party. So quickly phoned up the hotel and Dan answered the phone. I was informed there was only a room available with two single bed (me my husband and two kids) I thought we will make do coz I don't want another hotel. I just requested if he can upgrade us just in case there would a cancellation upon our arrival. True enough when we checked in we got a family room and on the quiet side. I was really pleased. But the only down side of it was our room ( #8) the aircon seems to be not making the room cooler even when we tried to lower the temperature but didn't bother to complaint cause we were tired all we wanted was to go to sleep. But overall review for this hotel is VERY GOOD!!!
October 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sandgrounder2 Good Standard of Accommodation
Tjis Hotel does what I expect from a Holiday Inn. A good and consistent standard of accommodation and attentive Reception Staff. Breakfast is has sufficient variety. I did not use the Restaurant and bar so cannot comment.
October 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jojos comfortable but average stay.
As arrived we were greeted without a smile, not given appropriate guidance or information to our room. We were told just to go to 2nd floor not told what room number. Plus side was that the room was clean, comfortable and it had a powerful hot shower! We had a good nights sleep.
I woke in the morning longing for a good full English and I was very disappointed! There was no hot food when we arrived( and this was not late in the morning) When it arrived it consisted of beans, scrambled eggs and sausage. NO BACON!! The sausages were also quite chewy. Not a satisfying breakfast or a good start to the day. On the bright side a fantastic coffee machine!
October 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Anders1 Bed past sell by date
Pleasantly surprised by the setting and general ambience of the Hotel. Unfortunately the bed was well past its sell by date with a huge crater in the middle and very little sleep was achieved. Replace the bed and my rating would improve substantially
October 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ebbtide Polite & Helpful Staff
We have stayed in the Banbury Holiday Express a few times, and have always found it perfect for our needs. Very polite. and helpful staff nice clean comfortable rooms, and excellent breakfast.
very well situated just off the motorway and close to town.
October 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 The Motorway
The hotel itself is typical Holiday Inn. Very pleasant staff at the check in desk. I noticed a bar to the right. I had already phoned in advance to find out if they did food I was told bar food, what they did not tell me was there is no food at the weekend which is when we booked. The room we were booked into was like sleeping on the side of the motorway, single glazing which really surprised me. I asked to be moved the following night which they duly did. This time the room was lovely and quiet with secondary glazing. Breakfast is included which was of a very high standard.
October 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sydenham9911 quiet location beside motorway
We had a comfortable bed and the hotel is dog friendly, we were able to bring our lurcher for a small extra charge. Our adult children had rooms too and they enjoyed their stay and the breakfast.
September 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrsShoes Spacious, clean and comfortable rooms
I needed a place to stay for one night when attending a friend's party nearby. This was extremely good value for money. It was really comfortable, clean and the rooms very spacious. I didn't eat breakfast so can't comment on the food. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this hotel for short breaks and overnight stays!
September 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bobbit53 Friendly staff and lovely breakfast
Greeted by really friendly and helpful staff. The room was very clean and comfortable. (Our only complaint, the bed wasn't made up properly each day). Breakfast was very nice with good quality ingredients. All in all a good hotel and would definitely stay there again.
September 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Trugals2 Quiet night
Comfortable bed ,nice and quiet. Friendly staff ,breakfast was basic but plentiful.One minor complaint extractor fan didn't work in the toilet would stay again and recommend it to friends .
September 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Markeyboy Convenient for the M40 corridor
The Holiday Inn Express is perfect if you need somewhere confortable to stay up/down the M40 corridor. The bonus about thsi HIE is that they actually have sky sports - although there is no Wi-Fi in the bedrooms which is a bit of a drawback if you wish to work in the evening at your room.
Overall though worth a stay - and treat yourself the the Thai Orchid in town for dinner!
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pauline7 Hospitality Greeted on arrival excellent
Bedroom Beds Bathing room very comfortable...
I would stay there again...
September 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RJ10 Great Staff
Spent 2 nights here with the family...helpful staff...always smiling...very clean room..
September 6, 2013