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“Clean, friendly basic hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Almond Tree Hotel

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Almond Tree Hotel
Ranked #14 of 19 Bicester B&B and Inns
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131 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Clean, friendly basic hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

We stayed here when visiting relations in Bicester. It looks like an industrial unit from outside, but it is friendly and clean if basic. It was only £65 for a double room with breakfast, so served our purpose well and I would stay here again. The room was good, the bathroom looked new, it had everything we needed. The breakfast was basic, cereals, toast and fruit. There was plenty of room to park. No complaints.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

If you read my other review you'll see how I ended up staying here even though I didn't chose it myself.

Well, as I've said in my previous posting, this place was a pleasant surprise. Thye area isn't particularly inspiring but it's just a few minutes walk from the town centre so no problems getting out for a drink and a meal without having to drive.

The welcome we received was warm and friendly. We were in a room on the top floor, it wasn't huge but had everything we needed for a one night stay and was spotlessly clean. Being on an industrial estate on a Saturday night, the place was really quiet which was a blessing given that me and my partner had an early start for the Grand Prix the next day.

I was delighted to find that the hotel were putting on an early buffet breakfast the next morning for guests that need to leave early and this was available from 6am. The choice was continental, but perfect - nice fruit juices, tea and coffee, warm, crisp rolls and croissants, preserves, cheese, cold meats, yogurts. We could have toasted our own bread too if we wished and left the table fuelled up for our day ahead.

All in all, I couldn't fault this place. It's not the type of hotel you'd probably want to stay for a romantic weekend but for a stopover or business, it's fantastic and great value for money.

Wel done Almond Tree Hotel, you knock spots off the place I should have been staying.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

We stayed here for two nights as we were attending a wedding at the Tythe Barn. We ended up booking a second room for my parents to babysit our young baby whilst we attended the wedding.

The Almond Tree Hotel is only one mile away from the Tythe Barn and less than 5 minutes drive so the location was perfect (it is in the middle of nowhere otherwise!). An old-fashioned looking building outside leads to the pleasant surprise of finding a recently decorated clean, airy hotel with incredibly helpful reception staff.

The rooms were light, spotlessly clean and provided tea & coffee making facilities, TV, and a large fan unit placed in the room as the weather was warm. On ringing down to reception we were brought up iron/ironing board within minutes and offered the use of a hairdryer if required. The bathroom in our room was large, very clean and had a beautifully hot and nicely powerful shower.

The breakfast was a good selection of meat, cheese, croissants, eggs and fruit replaced regularly as we ate. On our request we were allowed to check in early, eat breakfast late, give my breakfast to my Dad (!) and store expressed breast milk in their fridge. We were offered a cot for our room, help with bags and anything else they could do to help us with our young baby. It did not look the kind of building to have a lift so we were pleasantly surprised at how good the access was for our pram.

On returning late and a little worse for wear from the wedding, we managed to lose our camera. The following morning the receptionist informed us that they had rescued it from the ground in the hotel car park where we had dropped it and returned it to us safe and sound.

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at this hotel - I have seen far inferior service at many much more expensive hotels. The Almond Tree provides very good value for money at £65 for the two of us plus our baby. I would not hesitate to recommend them if you need clean basic accommodation near to the Tythe Barn.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

We had trouble finding any accommodation in the area at short notice, so ended up at this hotel. As some have said, not a great location (it's on some sort of industrial estate, on the edge of the town), but not rough or anything like that. Looks like a converted office building. Clean and adequate, friendly staff who offered us the use of the dining room and brought us plates, glasses, cutlery so that we could eat our (late) Indian takeaway that we ordered from their recommended restaurant a short distance a way. Very hard beds. Rooms adequate if a little spartan. Wouldn't stay there again unless I had trouble finding something better, but it wasn't actually BAD in any way, just a bit of an odd building in an odd location!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012

Very helpful and friendly staff, basic facilities, ideal for short stay such as a business trip or wedding in local area. Good range of food and drinks and breakfast, staff very helpful and served us when breakfast had officially finished, thanks.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

Not a great location. Kind of very non-descript howevething walking distance to Bicester Town centre.

Rooms are basic. Fairly hard beds. Everything was clean.

I would not recommend this hotel if you are travelling with your loved one. Suitable for one night stopover.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Aylesbury
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

The almond tree hotel is great place to stay if you re just looking for a base. We went to a wedding nearby and stayed here overnight. Is very clean, comfortable rooms and friendly helpful staff.

Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Almond Tree Hotel
Address: 1 Murdock Road | Oxon, Bicester OX26 4PP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Bicester
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Bicester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Almond Tree Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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