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Vanbrugh House Hotel
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

I was treated to Afternoon Tea as part of my birthday present from my daughter and we were not disappointed. As a Coeliac, I have to eat gluten free food and my Tea was delicious! The bread was so soft I had to ask my daughter to taste and compare with her - to make sure it was gluten free! The scones were warm and the cakes and sandwiches just yummy. I was also treated to a square of fudge and a delicious chocolate pot to end with. We shall definitely be returning.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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7  Thank RhondaTel
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Vanbrugh House H, General Manager at Vanbrugh House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2014

Dear RhondaTel,

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review on trip advisor. It was really nice to receive the feedback from yourself and your daughter when I met you Vanbrugh House. We always endeavour to make our gluten free afternoon tea delicious and I am glad this was appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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David Robinson
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

We had the pleasure of afternoon tea at the Vanbrugh, courtesy of Groupon. The frendliness of the staff and the diversity, quality and presentation of the tea - with a generous glass of Prosecco, made for a very pleasant afternoon treat for our birthdays. We would thoroughly recommend treating yourselves in this lovely setting.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Bestroo
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Vanbrugh House H, General Manager at Vanbrugh House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2014

Dear Bestroo,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your five star review. It is pleasing to read that your afternoon tea and the service received was to the high standard intended.
We look forward to welcoming you again in the coming months.

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David Robinson
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

...undoubtedly so. Never have I encountered such personable and friendly staff. The hotel is located smack bang in the center of Oxford, yet is quite quiet. There is no lift as it is a graded building and it has an old world charm (fireplaces: not functioning but nice feature)and quirkiness. Rooms are extremely clean and pleasantly decorated. Small touches such as fun 'do not disturb' signs, an umbrella, some complimentary refreshments aside from the usual tea & coffee facilities (water, fresh milk, coca cola, crisps and even a Kitkat chocolate bar). The restaurant is small but the service is very good as were the breakfasts. The bathroom floor was rather cold, so some slippers would be just the thing to include with the luxurious toweling robes. A fantastic hotel I'd like to stay in again and will recommend to others.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank LindaWheatley
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Vanbrugh House H, General Manager at Vanbrugh House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

Dear LindaWheatley,

Thank you for such a fantastic review. The team at Vanbrugh House really do take pride in their work and make every effort to make every guest feel welcome and at home. I really like that you appreciated the small touches, as these all add to the uniqueness of Vanbrugh House Hotel.

Thank you in advance for your future recommendations.

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David Robinson
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

This is a wonderful little hotel right in the centre of town, off Cornmarket and near the bottom of Broad Street. The rooms are reasonably-sized and very well-appointed, and the breakfast selection has plenty of choice and was freshly and excellently prepared. There is only a small lounge alongside reception, but that's fine for short waits or preparing to go out. It's not cheap , but no hotel in Oxford is, and it's certainly worth it.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Thank simoninireland
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Vanbrugh House H, General Manager at Vanbrugh House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2014

Dear simoninireland,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your 5 star review.The title 'boutique excellence' really is praise indeed, and definitely something that the team at Vanbrugh House are always aiming for. Its great to hear that you felt we achieved this. Thank you.

We look forward to welcoming you again at Vanbrugh House.

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David Robinson
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

I found this place via a Groupon voucher and took my boyfriend for his thirtieth birthday for a very enjoyable afternoon tea on our trip to Oxford. It was a bargain and thoroughly enjoyable. The restaurant is small but cosy, comfortable and beautifully decorated. Reception staff friendly and our waiter was very professional. We had finger sandwiches (made partly vegetarian on request), homemade scones, plain and sultana-still warm, homemade strawberry jam, generous amount of clotted cream, pistachio fudge, chocolate brownie bites, bakewell tart bites and chocolate ganache with strawberries. There was a large selection of properly brewed leaf teas and a freshly opened glass of Prosecco. Very nice.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sarah C
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Vanbrugh House H, General Manager at Vanbrugh House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2014

Dear Sarah C,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your 5 star review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your afternoon tea with us, whilst visiting beautiful Oxford. What a great way to start the birthday celebrations!

We look forward to welcoming you at Vanbrugh House again soon.

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David Robinson
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