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“3 Night Voucher Deal” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Fox
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Chipping Norton
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“3 Night Voucher Deal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

My wife and myself have just returned from a 3 night stay at this hotel and having read some of the reviews before arriving, I can only assume that we came to a different hotel or that we were very fortunate.
On arrival we met the owners who informed us that our room was not quite ready, so we sat down and had lunch there. The meal was freshly cooked, tasty and reasonably priced.
The hotel has six rooms and we were allocated room number 1. The room was a fair size, clean with double bed, a small en suite (but a lovely shower) flat screen t.v., tea/ coffee making facilities and ample storage. It also had a large window which made the room quite light, but also overlooked the main street, so at times could be noisy.
The breakfast each morning consisted of various cereals, juices and the full english, which was cooked to order and was nice and filling. The staff here also deserve a mention for the pleasant way breakfast was served as if nothing was too much trouble.
As I said having read other reports, if you were hyper critical you probably could find faults with this place, as you probably could in hotels costing considerably more than this one, but it is what it is, a nice hotel in a nice place.
Finally my wife and I would not hesitate in recommending this hotel and we would like to thank the owners, their staff and all the locals we spoke to for their hospitality and for making it a great weekend.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at The Fox (13th June till 15th) We read some of the reviews from the 2 pence millionaires who expected 5 star accommodation for a 1 star price, all i can say is give your heads a shake. Start to support these businesses that are offering these great deals without making any profit.

We were welcomed by "TAT" the bar lady who should us to our room and told us all about the town etc. Yes the pub does not do food on an evening but TAT directed us to the pub around the corner for a £5.50 special meal (8oz rump steak). The next two nights we spent in the bar with the locals and we were made very welcome by all the staff and John the landlord.

We would just like to thank all the staff for a great stay. Try to stay on a Thursday night and watch out for the Aunt Sally!!!.

Again thanks

David and Julie

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

Just returned from a 2 night stay at the Fox Hotel on a KGB voucher deal. The landlord and staff were all very friendly and could not do enough for us. Room was clean and very comfortable and breakfast was freshly . We will certainly go back.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jeffrey F
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Derbyshire
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

Have just stayed for 2 nights at the Fox Hotel on a KGB deal and first impressions were not good, scruffy outside and dated interior with no atmoshere. Was really surprised to be told that they do not do food at night as I would have thought the whole idea of doing these sort of deals was to benefit from extra trade, but the locals in the bar were very helpful in telling us places to eat. We were showed to our room (No 5) and on initial first impressions it had stylish decor but on closer inspection it looks like the refurbishments hadnt included the scruffy and frayed carpet which was also replicated in the corridors with large rips in some areas. The bathroom was clean but window sills could have done with a good clean. Breakfast was in a really dated room but was good quality and cooked fresh to order - staff were all really friendly and helpful. We were directed to the car park at the back which led to a patio/garden area at the back which was the same as the interior of the hotel, scruffy and atmosphereless and this was our approach into the hotel which smelt of stale chip fat. On visiting other pubs and bars in the town this was by far the worst all the others had atmosphere and were warm and inviting. General overall impression was I was disappointed and this place really needs an overhaul to bring it up to date and be given some TLC to give it atmosphere. As our trip was given as a gift I am glad I wasnt paying for it but we did enjoy touring the Cotswolds and trying out the pubs and restaurants in Chipping Norton which I have to say were excellent in terms of service and quality of food.

Room Tip: Away from the front of the hotel as the clock chimes every hour
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MABDerbyshire
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights. Had room 2 which was a nice room but a lot of street noise from outside and the church bell rings every hour so not the best sleep. Shower was very weak also. Breakfast staff member had BNP tattoos on her arms which I felt was totally inappropriate and made us uncomfortable and the general atmosphere in the bar area at night is tense to say the least. Full of odd ball locals. Yes, it's an old inn but the bar is stuck in the 70s and needs a serious make over. There's plenty of better bars 2 minutes walk away. However, it's in a great location right in the middle of town and the breakfast was good but over fried. Everything must have been chucked in the deep fat fryer. We'd stay again just for its location but they need to sort the rest of the place, staff out and the price. Not worth the money in my book. It wouldn't be open if it wasn't for where it was, end of!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BBOSE
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

We were given a 2 night K.G.B. voucher to stay at The Fox. We were not expecting a 5 star hotel but we're still a little disappointed in the booking in process - we had to ask the bar staff as there was no obvious reception. When we were shown to our room we were pleasantly surprised to find a very nicely decorated room which was very clean as was the bathroom (we had room 6) - a quiet Room at the back. The breakfast Room was a little dated but clean, warm and inviting. the breakfast was freshly prepared to order and was excellent. the staff were, without exception, pleasant and helpful. The bar/lounge area was clean but is in need of a little T.L.C. overall we had a great time and feel that this break was excellent value. We spoke to others who were also staying on K.G.B breaks and they were of the same opinion as ourselves and having a good time. A very good location in the town and for visiting the surrounding area.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JudithC38
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Byron Bay, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

The hotel entrance was homely but worn. However, the bedroom was lovely and clean with tasteful decor. We were not disturbed by any noise. The cooked breakfast was very filling.The car park and location was convenient and it is a pleasant little town to visit with a gorgeous church and friendly people.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mrynrtn
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Property: The Fox
Address: Market Place, Chipping Norton OX7 5DD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Chipping Norton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Chipping Norton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fox 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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