Having booked 2 rooms back in May we arrived last weekend only to find there was no record of our booking, just as well I had printed off the emails to and fro from back in May. To be fair once the evidence was shown to the staff they found us one room at the George and one at another (more expensive but offered at the same rate as the George) hotel down the road. We were also offered a free lunch by way of apology for which we were grateful.
Our room was best described as tired with a burnt lampshade on one of the wall lights where it had rested against the light bulb (which had been removed), evidence of running repairs to the heated towel rail and quite a few cobwebs. The bed was reasonably comfortable although the pillows were somewhat hard.
There was the usual choice for breakfast, with good quality food. However,if you stay on a weekend please avoid peak times (say 9am) as the dining room cannot cater for all the residents at one sitting. We found other guests wondering into the dining room, which was already full, and then having to leave with a view to returning later. The staff, although pleasant and hard working seemed somewhat disorganised with vacated tables lying un-cleared. We had to ask for tea and toast and having been served just the tea had to ask again for the toast.
The car parking was excellent with plenty of room and an area for hotel guests only.
I have now stayed in a few similar establishments in the Costwolds and I find they are all rather expensive for what they are and are no doubt trading on the 'Cotswold' factor. The George has lots of charm but needs some TLC.
- Also Known As:
- George Dorchester On Thames
- George Hotel Dorchester-On-Thames Oxfordshire