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The Crown & Thistle
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Abingdon
Certificate of Excellence
Witney, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Lovely staff, gorgeous rooms, fantastic breakfast!”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I stayed here with some friends over the weekend, and will definitely be coming back! The place has a lovely atmosphere, with an inviting bar, a courtyard that looked so pretty with its fairy lights, and an intriguing rabbit warren of corridors leading to the rooms. The rooms are perfect - everything has been thought of, and all the little touches are here to make the stay special.

Breakfast was excellent, with smaller portions available for the less ambitious, and a great selection of interesting choices if you fancy something a little different.

Cian and all the other staff could not have been more helpful. Thank so much - it was the perfect start to our weekend!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Big thank you to the Manager and staff for our arranged funeral wake on Friday 9th may.
Everyone enjoyed the delicious cakes - great variety and the sandwiches went down very well.
Plenty of tea and coffee - all sorts of tea bags available.
The snug area was very comfortable and the fact that there is a bar available caters for everyone.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed in the Crown & Thistle for a night. Nice dinner and lovely comfortable room. They have taken time with the decoration which is well done without being over the top. Breakfast was particularly good, to be recommended. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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London, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

I stayed here recently for the first night of a hen weekend and was blown away by the stunning accommodation. My room had a huge bathroom with a roll top bath and a big shower, luxury toiletries and there were lots of fluffy white towels. The little touches in the room also made a big impact with a fully stocked mini bar and a nice selection of tea & biscuits.

I was running late so didn't get to eat dinner in the restaurant but had a nice plate of cheese and a few drinks in the bar. Breakfast in the morning was freshly cooked to order and the staff were more than happy to accommodate modifications to the menu options.

The car park is a nightmare to find but I will definitely come here again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed in the family room (4),for two nights, room was clean and nicely decorated. Bathroom was huge with a full sized roll top bath and walk in shower, staff were very friendly and helpful, only gripe was breakfast, although excellent with a wide range of items, it took a long time to arrive when ordered. Will definitely be coming back!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We booked a meal for 16 in a private room for our 50th wedding anniversary . The manager was very helpful and accommodating and the organisation went very smoothly. The staff on the day were polite and helpful and everyone agreed the food was delicious.We were given a beautiful bouquet by the hotel and the whole event was pleasurable from beginning to the end. Highly recommended.
W.A.S & J.Z S

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Whilst the grounds may be pretty (albeit in a fairly superficial way) the atmosphere of this place was something like a library crossed with a morgue. The staff were unpleasant, and entire experience not to be repeated. To add insult to injury, the wine is overpriced for the quality and the rooms were cold.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Crown & Thistle
Address: 18 Bridge Street, Abingdon OX14 3HS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Abingdon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Abingdon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Crown & Thistle 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Crown & Thistle has benefited from a £1.8m refurbishment and is a stunning restaurant, bar and rooms with character and elegance.Serving quality food and drink all day every day, from breakfast through to lunch and dinner, as well as a range of coffees, fine wines, cocktails, local real ales and international lagers, it is the perfect place to relax in comfortable surroundings.There are 18 beautiful en-suite bedrooms with luxury features and finishings, and a stunning function room, The Barn, for private celebrations, weddings and functions. ... more   less 
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