Premier Inn Banbury Town Centre (Castle Quay) hotel
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Premier Inn Banbury Town Centre (Castle Quay) hotel

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#10 of 11 hotels in Banbury
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
Our Premier Inn Banbury Town Centre (Castle Quay) hotel is perfect for exploring scenic Banbury. We're just a five-minute walk from Castle Quay Shopping Centre and Banbury Museum Trust. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through Spiceball Country Park, or head to the town centre and see historic Banbury Cross. We're under a mile away from Banbury train station with direct trains to Oxford (a 20-minute journey) and London Marylebone (about an hour's journey). Look forward to a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner at our in-house Thyme restaurant and after a fun day out in Banbury, enjoy a great night's sleep on one of the super-comfy beds.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Mid-range

Location

Castle Quay, Banbury OX16 5UN England
32Reviews2Q+A9Room tips

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cowboyonrails wrote a review Apr 2022
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom202 contributions55 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were staying at the hotel whilst on a business trip, and on trying to find the location it was very difficult to find the nearest car park, but eventually found the castle quay car park which is a very reasonably priced car park and seems secure.

Once we walked the very short distance to the hotel we were very impressed with the location and the view of the canal from the room. Which was very clean and to the standard expected from Premier Inn.

The first evening we decided to eat in the restaurant attached to the hotel which is a thyme restaurant which we have always had good food at, but think the Thyme standard hasn't reached this hotel and most of the food was not edible, and with our food thought we would get something to drink and were told we couldn't have anything on draft as nothing available so only bottles and were asked if we wanted ice with our IPA drinks 🤣🤣🤣🤣.

The beds are very comfortable and the air conditioning works excellent.

The next morning on going for breakfast thought we would try the cooked breakfast which is the normal buffet type but on tasting it again wasn't to the usual standard and the knife wouldn't even cut through the fried eggs but folded up around the knife haha.

This will be a great hotel if they get the service in the restaurant sorted
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Stevew07 wrote a review Apr 2022
Christchurch, United Kingdom413 contributions181 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is a bad joke.
We are Premier Inn fans and they are our preferred brand in the UK. We have stayed at the Premier Inn M40 many times but thought we would try the new hotel and the Plus rooms. What a mistake.
Finding the hotel from the car park could be a challenge for anyone not familiar with the layour, there are no signs. More details need to be provided on the confirmation letter.
The hotel information says that car parking is £1 on a Sunday and Bank Holiday. We were charged£2.70 on Sunday and £3.90 on Bank Holiday Monday.
We arrived at about 16.00 and were told we would have to wait for our room to be ready. When we got the room there was only one set of towels and the pillows needed pillow cases.
The room was very nicely furnished and the bed comfortable but you now have to specifically ask if you want your room serviced and tea and coffee replaced etc.
Breakfast was a disaster. On the first day queues were long in some areas, a domestic 2 slice toaster was woefully inadequate and only one coffee machine is not sufficient. There was no fruit salad on one day and no Yoghurts on another.
On the third morning we were told there would not be any cooked breakfast because of equipment failure. Given that the hotel was nearly empty and there were very few staff, I cannot help but feel they were saving money by not offering cooked breakfast.
This is one Premier Inn to avoid
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Branton1960 wrote a review Aug 2022
Wakefield, United Kingdom37 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic location for exploring the Cotswolds we had a Premier plus room very quiet and comfortable and perfectly clean with everything you need. Nice views over the canal and excellent food and drink opportunities on the doorstep. Reasonably priced parking in the shopping centre attached to the hotel
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Banbury has great restaurants within 10 mins of the hotel - great rooftop terrace on the other...
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Bern2010 wrote a review Aug 2023
Coventry, United Kingdom17 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Canal view. Great location, rainy day shopping centre was fantastic. Daytime food court in shopping centre was amazing. We parked in multistory car park next door Sunday £1.10 plus stayed Monday extra £6.60 good value for money. Parked car level C lift few steps away down in the lift two minutes to reception couldn't be better. Loads to do and see in Banbury rained a little so hopefully next time we will return and see more of the parks etc. We will definitely return it is top of our list now beating Stratford-upon-Avon. Premier Inn was clean and well maintained. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great usual standard quality at a reasonable price.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Car park cheap and close to the reception. Great location
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Joanna G wrote a review Nov 2023
swansea51 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic hotel right in the center of town in quay center.
The night manager absolutely outstanding of his job I was up at 4am as my room was so hot and went down for air as a woman at my age gets very 🥵🔥 the night manager was absolutely outstanding he made me so comfortable and even changed my room temperature 🌡️ to cool for me as I suffer from hot flushes and can't thank him enough he was so
nice understanding .
Thank you so much made my stay 😀 so much better 🥰.
5***** treatment.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Car parking is in a multi storery car park at the back of the hotel free from 6 until 7am.
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jonathan H wrote a review Jun 2022
Amersham, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a party of 6 with three rooms booked. We were attending a wedding reception and had to be there for 7pm, however two rooms weren’t ready at 5pm, so my four daughter’s had to get ready in our room, and we’re unfortunately late for the reception.
Arriving back at midnight, we were told the two rooms still weren’t ready, and when we finally got them, the keys didn’t work !
The manager was apologetic and offered free breakfast, however the whole hotel seemed understaffed and stressed out.
Complaining to their customer service was a joke, simply an apology, and a curt message to say the matter is closed !….Shocking.
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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celinajtaylor wrote a review Aug 2022
Stourbridge, United Kingdom12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic hotel staff so helpful and kind .
Food amazing sam the chef really put his self out to make are food not just amazing but enjoyable . Thank you for looking after us .all the staff are amazzing . Sam the manager / front of house was also fantastic . Rooms clean . Hotel very clean wuirt and a beauful location .
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Austin B wrote a review Nov 2021
Preston, United Kingdom82 contributions70 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this hotel on a recent trip to Banbury for a family celebration. Excellent hotel in a great location. All the staff that we came into contact with were first class, nothing was too much trouble and they were all very friendly. We had one minor issue with our shower curtain but it was resolved within minutes. Would highly recommend this hotel if you are visiting the area. Great hotel, great breakfast and first class staff, we will return when next in Banbury.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Peter J wrote a review Dec 2023
Northwich, United Kingdom76 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With a Premier Inn you kind of know what you’re going to get. More or less. But here you get more. It’s one of the very best of the brand. Wonderfully located, overlooking the canal and ‘entertainment district’ of Banbury, and central for everything. Linked to a decent car park. Housekeeping is immaculate. So comfortable. And room brilliantly planned – sockets and mirrors and everything just as you’d want, more than you expect. Lovely staff. My only quibble – I’d much prefer a shower to a bath – why are they still putting baths in these places, just so 1980s?
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wanderer732725 wrote a review Mar 2023
71 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This Premier inn is located in the centre of Banbury by the canal within walking distance to food and shopping.
The hotel itself offers food and breakfast all at a reasonable price!
The room was clean,spacious and comfortable.
I will definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: You have to pay for parking
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mandy1232018 asked a question Oct 2023
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Are there safes in the rooms? Not mentioned anywhere online.
Answer from Bern2010
Coventry, United Kingdom17 contributions4 helpful votes
No there aren't any safes in the room but good security on the building
JackB wrote a tip Apr 2024
Walsall, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is cheap and so close to the hotel."
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vicky wrote a tip Jan 2024
Bristol, United Kingdom10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Car park is a bit of a maze!"
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Joanna G wrote a tip Nov 2023
swansea51 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Car parking is in a multi storery car park at the back of the hotel free from 6 until 7am."
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Bern2010 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Coventry, United Kingdom17 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Car park cheap and close to the reception. Great location "
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Charlie Mc wrote a tip Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is in a multi-storey separate to the hotel, but is relatively inexpensive if you’re only parking overnight"
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£41 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandOxfordshireBanbury
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Frequently Asked Questions about Premier Inn Banbury Town Centre (Castle Quay) hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Premier Inn Banbury Town Centre (Castle Quay) hotel?
Nearby attractions include Primark (0.4 miles) and Banbury Gateway Shopping Park (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Premier Inn Banbury Town Centre (Castle Quay) hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Premier Inn Banbury Town Centre (Castle Quay) hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Premier Inn Banbury Town Centre (Castle Quay) hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Reg's Cafe, Miller & Carter Banbury, and Grimsbury Fish Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to Premier Inn Banbury Town Centre (Castle Quay) hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Canons Ashby (8.6 miles), Sulgrave Manor & Garden (6.2 miles), and Farnborough Hall (5.4 miles).
Is Premier Inn Banbury Town Centre (Castle Quay) hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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