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Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel

3.5/5 1,083 reviews
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  • The hotel has wifi WIFI/Internet Access
  • The hotel serves breakfast Breakfast
  • The hotel has a bar Bar
  • The hotel has a parking Parking
  • The hotel has a restaurant Restaurant
  • The hotel does not have air conditioning in rooms Air Conditioning
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Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 14h00
Check out up to 12h00

Services and practical information

  • Online check-in

    Online check-in: Your arrival will be carefully prepared by our team
    Fast check-out: Simply return your key

  • WIFI/Internet Access
    • WIFI at the hotel
    • WIFI in the communal areas
    • WIFI in your room
    • WIFI access
  • Parking
    • Private outdoor parking
    • Public outdoor parking (Nearby)
    • Well-lit parking
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
    • Reduced mobility rooms
    • Reduced mobility facilities
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Early check-in/Late check-out
    • EARLY CHECK IN FROM 10AM (Paying)
    • LATE CHECK-OUT UP TO 6PM (Paying)
  • Dry cleaning / Ironing
  • Porter


  • Breakfast
  • 2 restaurant(s)
  • 1 bar(s)
  • Room service
    • Hot meals
    • Cold snacks
    • Opening hours : Week 24 hours
    • Opening hours : Week-end 24 hours

Business services

  • 6 meeting room(s)
  • Copy/print service available
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Hotel location

Companies and event centres nearby


AMERICAN EMBASSY22.53 km / 14 mi BRADY2.41 km / 1.5 mi CHILTERN RAILWAY2.41 km / 1.5 mi FOUNTAINS0.8 km / 0.5 mi KARCHER1.61 km / 1 mi ORANGE PCS12.87 km / 8 mi
BIBBY FINANCIAL0.16 km / 0.1 mi BW TECHNOLOGIES1.61 km / 1 mi FAURECIA MIDLANDS1.61 km / 1 mi ISOFT2.41 km / 1.5 mi KRAFT1.61 km / 1 mi VODAFONE6.44 km / 4 mi

Your meetings and events

We offer meeting rooms which provide flexibility to hold events ranging from small meetings to receptions or banquets seating up to 120 people. All meeting rooms come with Free WIFI and natural daylight.Bedrooms include free WiFi so guests can stay connected throughout their stay - plus additional facilities including iron and ironing board, telephone plus tea and coffee making facilities.

Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel Meeting Room
Room name Surface area Height Theatre style U-shaped Room Board-room Classroom style Banquet
HARNESS ROOM 22 m2 3 m 15 8 10 4 10
BLANCHARD ROOM 30 m2 3 m 15 11 10 4 10
WINDSOR ROOM 40 m2 3 m 40 12 16 8 20
BERKLEY ROOM 72 m2 2.9 m 60 20 25 20 50
GARDEN SUITE 72 m2 3 m 50 20 20 12 44
PARKSIDE SUITE 104 m2 3 m 120 40 40 25 70
    • Flipchart
    • Indoor and Outdoor facilities
    • Audio and video equipment
    • Lectern
    • WIFI access
    • Syndicate rooms
    • Slide projector
    • Video equipment
    • Overhead projector
    • Fine Cuisine
    • Accommodation
    • Wedding co-ordinator
    • Wedding ceremony

When organizing your meeting, the hotel will be happy to discuss the availability of its facilities and services with you.

Equipment in the meeting rooms

Our rooms

The hotel's 69 bedrooms offer guests a range of accommodation options including privilege rooms, spacious suites, interconnecting rooms and enhanced accessibility. Each room features a range of facilities such as hair dryer and WiFi (charged).All bedrooms are in line with 3-star standards but some come with some of the original features of this 17th century building and breathtaking garden views.

  • 69 rooms
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 1 rooms for people with reduced mobility
  • 5 family rooms
  • 2 connecting rooms
  • Extra bed in room for adult
    • 220/240 V AC
    • Emergency exit map
    • Telephone
    • Opening windows
    • Remote control TV
    • WIFI in your room
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Work desk in all rooms
    • Iron in room
    • RJ 11 outlet
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Bathtub
    • Toilets
    • Hair dryer at reception
    • Audible smoke alarms in rooms
    • Deadbolts and/or locks in rooms
    • Security peephole
    • Smoke alarm in room
    • Emergency info in rooms
    • Operator wake up call
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4.0/5 AccorHotels Rating 2,435 reviews

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Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel

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3.5/5 TripAdvisor Rating 1,083 reviews
Couples - 11/09/2019 TripAdvisor review
« Fabulous service »

Lovely staff - a special shout out to the lady on reception last Friday night and Sat am(Dot??) who went above and beyond. Everyone from the people making the rooms ready to the restaurant staff were friendly and helpful. And they do their best in a building that dates from 1637 and has the creaks to go with it! Apparently plans are afoot to refurbish- which would be fab but we would happily stay here again anyway.

Hugh W. Couples - 10/09/2019 AccorHotels review
« Friendly and helpful »

Free parking ,friendly check in, good size room, good breakfast & Efficent staff.

Clifford H. Couples - 09/09/2019 AccorHotels review
« Mostly OK with a !of of character. »

On the whole the experience OK. The room was quite large and clean, the only fault was a lack of usable drawer space. In the restaurant there was not a lot of choice on the evening meal but what we chose was very nice. The breakfast had a lot of choice and was nicely presented although the hot food was only luke warm but this seems to be the norm at most hotels that serve buffet breakfast. We found the staff to be pleasant and helpful. We would stay again if we were in the area.

Alan Couples - 09/09/2019 AccorHotels review
« Value for money, service lacking at times »

Room was fine, although decoration etc a little tired. Reception staff helpful, but bar staff often missing (waited ages to get served) and choice of drinks poor. No plain tonic water (had been out of stock for a week) and no brandies other than cognac. Also dirty cups/glasses (from drinks we had had earlier) still on the table we had sat at 2 hours later when we returned to the bar. Why is the least expensive wine on the wine list not available by the glass?

Anonymous Business - 08/09/2019 AccorHotels review

Godd reception. Room dated. Blind was broken. Tv remote not working.

David T. Couples - 07/09/2019 AccorHotels review
« Garden Wing Accommodation in need of refurbishment »

On arrival we found numerous elements / items of dissatisfaction with our room having stayed in an excellent hotel in Samlesbury, Lancashire for 4 days previously. Our stay in Banbury Cross was a present from our family. We contacted Reception and asked for the Duty Manager to come to our room. Charlie Collins (DM) fully understood our concerns and dissatisfaction and whilst unable to transfer us to another room that evening kindly issued us with a complimentary Voucher for another stay at the Hotel. I would like to record our appreciation of the very professional and courteous manner in which Mr Collins dealt with the matter.

Patricia Couples - 07/09/2019 AccorHotels review
« Interesting comfortable hotel. »

An interesting historical hotel building, with wonderful wood panelling and leaded glass windows. Full of character. We really liked the large bedroom (room 20) with wonderful original fireplace and 'secret stairwell'. A shame we couldn't draw back the single net curtain fastened at either side of the window frame (dingy and in need of wash or replacement) to admire the splendid original leaded glass windows. The sink tap came off in my hand, but I did manage to put it back on. Other than that the bathroom was nice and clean with good facilities. Staff friendly, downstairs lounge very comfortable and welcoming. Excellent breakfast in lovely dining room.

Alison H. Couples - 05/09/2019 AccorHotels review
« Disappointed »

Very disappointed with cleanliness, reported this nothing done really and still awaiting a call from the manager. Not good customer service!

Mrs T. T. Couples - 04/09/2019 AccorHotels review
« Hotel rather tired, staff very pleasant, food choice poor. »

The hotel is a lovely old building but in need of a serious up date. The floors are very squeaky and the windows old and draughty. We thought the food choice for dinner was poor although the breakfast was satisfactory. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. We found the hotel was very noisy the night we were there and I was kept awake from around 12.00 pm to 3.30 am by boisterous noise from the bar.

Ian P. Couples - 03/09/2019 AccorHotels review
« Room shabby & tired but staff polite & professional »

Booked into an executive bedroom but found the room struggled to be regarded as a 'standard' room. No water or glasses left in bedroom. One coffee mug not cleaned. Shower tap fitting whole assembly very loose. Sink edge cracked and one single bed mattress springs very unfortable. Electric kettle needed cleaning inside element.

Dylan A. J. M. Families - 03/09/2019 AccorHotels review
« Authentic 1700s Inn experience »

Smooth and excellent location for staying in Banbury

Neil R. Solo - 03/09/2019 AccorHotels review
« Great quirky place in fantastic surroundings with wonderful staff »

Very very pleasant apart from the first night when there was a wedding on and the barman seemed a little unsure of whether I could get dinner "I will see what the chef can do" isn't really the response a resident should expect. I suspect he was just being over cautious because in the turnout I got a truly wonderful Caesar salad followed by a magnificent cheeseboard that should have been billed "to share". How many hotels have a directory board that includes Croquet Lawn - enough said. The rooms are very pleasant, clean and well kept, breakfast was up to the usual high Mercure standard, a plea for someone who doesn't tolerate yeast very well for some more variety on the toast, mini croissant front with maybe a few scotch pancakes or soda scones would be a welcome addition for myself but otherwise very good, excellent selection of cereals, fruit, yoghurt, juices etc. Dinner the second night was an absolute feast as I ordered the charcuterie sharing platter as a main due to the heatwave - this was perfection of meats plus mozerella like I have never seen with a wonderful olive oil and balsamic dip plus bread and olives etc. All in all a very nice experience as usual - highly recommended.

Paul B. Couples - 02/09/2019 AccorHotels review
« could do better »

hotel needs a major make over rooms are dated need upgrade. it could be so so much better. restaurant staff good and bar staff reception staff very hit & miss !! we felt badly let down on the meal because we were on BUY A GIFT night so the food choice was down graded but still happy to charge us full price for a bottle of wine and sweet!

Mr K. V. Couples - 02/09/2019 AccorHotels review
« Tired looking in parts hotel »

Our room was unsatisfactory in terms of clean and looks. Staff were brilliant but really didn't make up for an expensive stay in terms for valve for money. Hopefully if the new upgrade of the hotel goes ahead we would return, depending on rates or special offers for unsatisfied customers.

H. Couples - 01/09/2019 AccorHotels review
« Mr H. »

The hotel is in dire need of an update. The room was boiling hot and even after opening the window it was hard to sleep. I was at the front of the hotel and kept awake by 2 separate fights going on outside the hotel in the middle of the night (this was on a Wednesday night). The toilet in the room broke so we couldn't flush it all night. The sofa in the room looked like it came from a charity shop. The chairs at breakfast wobbled from side to side. There was no parking available when we arrived as the car park was full due to a conference. No alternative was offered. I wouldn't stay here again if you paid me.

Bmis Families - 29/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« A fine stay »

Every thing ok. Nothing bad nothing fantastic.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Sincerely, Ben Sanders General Manager

A. Friends - 22/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« Dissapointed »

Room smelt musty and could do with a good clean. We had an evening meal and i had a chicken and leek pie, there were few very small peices of chicken and fragments of leek. I spoke to the waiter and he spoke to the chef. He did offer to replace it but i said to him what is the point as they were obviously not made on site. I was not even offered a refund and i did not make a fuss as my wife who is very ill was getting upset.

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Our hotel has responded to the review

Dear Mr Aitkins, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Whately Hall we strive to provide a positive experience for every guest; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Ben Sanders General Manager

Anonymous Couples - 21/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« Generally good but room dated and noisy due to ventilation system, »

Staff very helpful. Restaurant service excellent but prebooked 2 course meal overpriced as Table d'Hote menu provided was cheaper and with limited choice! Corrected by addition of extra choice but not as expected..

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Our hotel has responded to the review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Sincerely, Ben Sanders General Manager

Trevor C. Families - 21/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« Mr »

Started quite poorly but improved as stay went on

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Our hotel has responded to the review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Sincerely, Ben Sanders General Manager

Chris H. Families - 20/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« Room and breakfast very good. »

All good. Great location for Cropredy festival too.

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Our hotel has responded to the review

Dear C H., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Ben Sanders General Manager

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