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White Hart Hotel
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

not quite sure how we managed it but we ended up in the "Dorchester Suite" and very pleasant it was too,,,, if not a little odd - on two levels - bedroom and living space on the first floor and the "ablutions" on the ground floor.... very special non the less. It is over the restaurant and too be honest we couldn't hear the later diners so don't worry about that if you are booked into this suite.
All the staff were friendly - especially the head bar lady/waitress who kept her restaurant team in order. The evening meal was ok - but not special - maybe a bit pricey for what it was and didn't have us saying "wow". The breakfast was lovely though.
I would be happy to go back to this hotel and a gloriously typical English village it is situated in - - it is the centre of "midsummer murder country" and we hadn't realised before booking so a nice little extra when we got there!!
We booked this via "booking.com" and i reckon we had a really good deal - admittedly we booked a couple of months in advance but still half price for the room on the thursday before the august bank holiday

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

I always had the feeling there wasn't anyone in particular in charge. Either in the restaurant at breakfast or for the evening meal. For the evening meal the tables were laid out the same as Breakfast. It did not give the ambience of an evening meal feeling. No tablecloths on the tables. No specials board. it just did not seem to fit in with the character of the Hotel. Breakfast average.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Recently spent a pleasant 2night weekend break at the White Hart, we had an all inclusive deal which included dinner, B &B which was good value for money. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. We had 2 rooms, the Dorchester Suite and Room 20, both rooms are well appointed, however as the Dorchester Suite is directly above the restaurant and seems to have very little in the way of insulation it can be quite noisy during meal times and you need to be an early riser as noise from guests having breakfast can easily wake you, we would visit again but not in the same room.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

We were put in room 22, on the ground floor of a delapidated kind of converted garage at the corner of the parking lot. The first things you notice are:
- the old carpet that is so dirty you cannot even imagine walking bare foot on it
- the mouldy smell
- the bathroom with mould on most of the joints
- the TV remote control which had some unidentified sticky substance on it. My wife reacted by throwing it away with a facial expression that made me wonder if i had been right to marry her (;-)).

Frankly, paying GBP105 per night for that is just a joke. Don't take me wrong, i am not stingy and have no issue spending GBP200-300 per night for a very nice bedroom, but this mouldy bedroom should cost GBP60 maximum, or not even be rented frankly.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sean H, General Manager at White Hart Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2013

Room 22 is one of four in a purpose built cottage next to the old hotel – it is very popular with our regular guests as they can park close by and it’s great for late night access – as you found out.

I personally checked you into the room on Saturday, 19th October and had a conversation re connection to WiFi. As your review is written on the same day it appears this worked very well. At this point you seemed happy with the room and you did not convey any dissatisfaction at check out.

Before writing this response I re-checked the room – it is spotlessly clean, warm and has no unwanted odours. The TV remote is missing – we will be invoicing you for a new one.

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Recommend this hotel as a good place to stay overnight if on business in Harwell/Oxford, which is situated in an old coaching inn in the picturesque village of Dorchester. Stayed in room 11 which happened to be the same as the alst time I stayed! Good value room rate for a room that was a nice size and clean although needs some TLC. You have the option to eat and drink in the bar or in the quiet restuarent out back. Good cooked breakfast which is made to order.

Room Tip: If you are light sleeper then ask for a room facing the back or one in outbuilding situated out back...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

A beautiful old 16th century coaching inn. Rooms spotlessly clean and cosy, tea/coffee hot chocolate plentiful although water has a tang- we found this elsewhere as well so we think its us! This was soon remedied by bottled water from the coop across the street.
Breakfast was ample, freshly and well cooked, and had a good choice.
Staff were friendly and helpful. The evening meal was lovely, fresh and very tasty. Although our meal was included in our travelzoo deal we did notice the prices were good value for money.
All in all a lovely weekend, a trip to Bleinham palace included and a lovely restful weekend. [We did have a power cut on the Friday night but according to the news this is going to be a sign of things to come and as the whole village was out its not as if the hotel could do anything about it!]

Room Tip: 1st floor rooms are probably better
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank MandPW
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Got a super deal off 'Travel zoo' ended up at this quaint C16 inn. Very close to Oxford, homely, super room (very creaky floorboards), staff super and restaurant excellent. One to look out for...2day DBB for 2 £198

Room Tip: Ask for the Abingdon suite!
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank robkidder
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Address: 26 High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames OX10 7HN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Dorchester-on-Thames
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dorchester-on-Thames
Price Range: £61 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — White Hart Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The White Hart Hotel dates back to 1691 and is situated in the "chocolate box" village of Dorchester on Thames in Oxfordshire. The hotel's 28 bedrooms retain all the character of the old coaching inn whilst providing the requirements for today's modern traveller. The restaurant has been awarded an AA Rosette for fresh food dining and offers a delicious a la carte menu as well as a 3 course fixed price Market Menu. Car Parking is free and CCTV monitored. Dorchester on Thames nestles on the banks of the Thames between Henley and Oxford and is an ideal starting point for visits to Oxford City, Blenheim Palace, the Thames Pathway, Bicester Designer Shopping Village, and many Stately Homes and Gardens. ... more   less 
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