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Blunsdon House Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Blunsdon
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Rooms”
Reviewed 15 February 2011

Stayed here for the valentine Ball
The rooms are large and the bed is massive everything you need is in the room. Breakfast in bed cost an extra £5 but it was on time and worth it.
The Valentine Ball food was okish, the disco was very good the group was not to my taste. The service of the meal was excellent overall a very good night.

this hotel is worth a try

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 January 2011

From the moment we arrived the whole experience was great. Firstly we arrived just after 9pm and wanted to eat in the Christopher Cavery, although it closed at 9 they allowed us to enter the restaurant and have a meal. The chef could not have been more friendly and kept saying that there was no need to rush. The room we had was large, clean and in very good condition. The breakfast on both day we were there was plentiful hot and well cooked. All in all I would return to this hotel and also recommend it to friends. Well done

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2011

Our second xmas spent at this hotel having enjoyed it so much last year and we were not disappointed. Travelled with family members ages ranging from 8 months to 82 years and we all want to thank everyone at the hotel for a great time. Staff are friendly and attentive, great choice of food and plenty of it, bedrooms in main hotel all a good standard. Nice touch meeting the owners and staff on the xmas eve, midnight mass at the local church followed by coffee sat round the fire on our return..This hotel is family owned and it shows nothing is too much trouble and they take pride in what they deliver, even down to a personal gift for everyone delivered by Father Christmas of course. Enjoyed the woodland walk around the hotel and a swim on Boxing Day, we felt totally at home at this hotel.....so thank you to everyone at the Blunsdon House, we think some of these 5 star hotels could learn a lot from you, and we will be returning.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 January 2011

The hotel is somewhat hyped up in the literature but a disappointment in reality. We stayed there over New Year for 3 nights, and to be honest, the celebrations were a little bit flat. They managed to conjure up party hats at the NY Eve meal, but the food was pretty much the same as the other two nights (glorified Toby carvery in Christopher's restaurant) and not much effort was put in to the meal side of things. The disco was OK, but again, could have been any old disco. Best part was the room in the Pavillion building which was very good (and peaceful). We had stayed in a hotel in Kikby Lonsdale (Whoop Hall) the previous New Year and the food there was excellent compared with this one - they really put an effort into the celebrations with fireworks afterwards, and it was cheaper there. Service in the restaurant was slow at this hotel and they left dirty plates on your table whilst you were having the next courses - not good. Overall disappointing and would not recommend if you want to go somewhere special - OK as a run of the mill place though.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manchester
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Reviewed 19 December 2010

Stayed at this hotel for a business meeting (combined with a Christmas party night) - had a room in the Spa part of the hotel (excellent free upgrade) - carvery lunch (first class) - meeting room (good) - Party night DJ (Very good) - only very minor negatives - A/C in room didn't turn down (could only turn it off) & room was very hot - and food for party night was typical mass produced fayre (with only one choice) - That aside the two lady barstaff at lunchtime were great & this is a very good hotel

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

We wanted a hotel central to places we planned to visit with our grandchildren. The hotel is in the countryside...beautiful views. It has it's own golf course, tennis court, indoor pool and leisure centre. It is within an easy drive of most attractions in southern England....Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge, Legoland, New Forest ect. The hotel has two restaurants and a bar lounge with games area. Food is available all day in the lounge. The bedrooms also had an unending supply of coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cookies! The staff were all so friendly and helpful. This is a true family hotel with the original family still running it! Check out their web site.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Manchester, England
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Reviewed 9 November 2010

My wife and i have just returned from a lovely weekend break at this hotel. We just wanted to get away to recharge our batteries. What we look for is a nice room and bathroom. comfortable bed and good food, attentive staff. We want to get up in the morning having had a good nights sleep ready for the day ahead. We got all of these things at this hotel.
We stayed in one of the pavilion executive rooms which we found very comfortable. the bed was excellent and we both had a good nights sleep on the 2 nights we stopped. The bathroom was massive with large bath and walk in shower.
On our first night we went into Christopher's carvery where we had a lovely meal, beef and pork were on the menu and a nice bottle of wine.
The following night we had a bar snack in Carrie's and the pizza was home made with large pieces of chicken salmi and bacon on. One of the best pizzas i have had.Breakfasts were just what you needed to set you up for the day. There was enough choice to suit everyone.
Staff at the hotel were attentive throughout our stay.
Thank you Blunsdon House Hotel for our stay which was most enjoyable and we certainly recharged our batteries.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Blunsdon House Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Address: | The Ridge, Blunsdon, Swindon SN26 7AS, England (Formerly Best Western Plus Swindon Blunsdon House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon > Blunsdon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Blunsdon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Blunsdon House Hotel, BW Premier Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in extensive private grounds of 30 acres with stunning views across to the Vale of the White Horse and the Cotswold escarpment. This very comfortable 116 en-suite, 4 Star, family owned and run hotel offers two restaurants, three bars, air-conditioning and executive room upgrades available. With extensive leisure facilities including indoor pool, 9 hole Par 3 golf course, beauty salon and much more. We are an ideal hotel for both business and leisure. ... more   less 
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