Finding an ideal small hotel in Kidlington does not have to be difficult. Welcome to The Highwayman Hotel, a nice option for travellers like you.
You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, and you can stay connected during your stay as The Highwayman Hotel offers guests free wifi.
Plus, The Highwayman Hotel offers a lounge, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.
While in Kidlington be sure to experience local ribs favourites at Miller & Carter Steakhouse or The Royal Sun.
There is no shortage of things to do in the area, and there are several great attractions that are within walking distance of The Highwayman Hotel, including Willowbrook Farm (1.1 mi) and Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin (0.9 mi).
The Highwayman Hotel looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Kidlington.
We decided to break our journey from the South West to Norwich and this was a great value choice. We were welcomed by Will who acted as an efficient and friendly receptionist, waiter and barman and does need a special mention. The journey break and our stay was so pleasant with walks on the canal towpath we decided to break our return journey with the same welcome and results.
The room was adequate - small but clean, but with almost no heating. The bathroom was overall ok but the shower was broken and the shower screen was disgusting, with no toiletries at all. Most disturbingly was that we found this pub accommodation on a number of websites, all listed the same at £55 including free wifi AND FREE BREAKFAST. It took me half an hour to connect to the wifi and then it was useless - I ended up using the hotspot from my phone. There was no food available that evening as they didn't have a chef - not even bar snacks. And in the morning wanted to charge £10 each for the breakfast. When we - and other parties - pointed out that the booking included free breakfast, the manager then rather arrogantly insisted that they could change the booking any time AFTER they had received the booking and been paid. When reminded that this was against the law and that they should honour the terms of the contract, he bluntly told us to sue - for a few pounds we clearly won't bother but they have increased their profit margin considerably. They claimed it was their right and that all the websites were printing wrong information, but the sites only issue what the client tells them. In short – with so many other lovely canal side accommodations available – DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR AND STAY AWAY!…
The hotel itself was fine and in pleasant grounds, right next to the canal - a lovely walk. BUT despite requesting gluten-free bread and lactose-free milk in advance (needed for my GP-prescribed diet for medical reasons), these were not available the first day. The apologetic host blamed "the management" and assured me the special items would be there the next day "even if I have to go out and buy them myself". Next day - again no special provision! I asked to speak to "the management" and was told they weren't often around. Depsite several more requests to get it sorted and to speak to the management, this never happened at all during our 3-night stay. My wife and I had booked this trip to mark my 60th birthday - which was on Day 2 of the visit. It was such a disappointment. Not only that, but there was dried blood on the bedding when we arrived. This was changed when pointed out. We won't be back...…
Cosy pub to have a drink in with a log fire. Plenty of places to park. Rooms are spacious and clean. John is an excellent host. Breakfast is very good. Nicely situated by a canal. I can imagine it being heaving in the summer.
A real case of, 'could be good.' The rooms are clean, the building itself lovely and the setting, by the canal and near to Oxford is great. Sadly it's tired and above all cold. Arriving and getting to check in through the bar, where a gaggle of mostly men were stood around swearing meant that I was unlikely to come down later and have a drink. The room is find, the bed comfy and the facilities, including a fridge and a microwave in the room, along with a large TV, gave a good quality to the £55 price tag. The breakfast, (an extra £10) was ok and served by a friendly chap, but it was nothing spectacular and the dining room was also chilly. There was a feel that whoever was running it, just didn't care. Literally £1000 spent on this place, and someone to tidy it up outside and inside and make it cosy and welcoming and this place would be and should be a gold mine. As it is, it's ok value for what it was, but I wouldn't go back.…