We wanted a night away with our 6 month old but ended up driving home after about an hour in bed!
We checked in at lunch time and even under the bed cover the bed looked uncomfortable. But we headed straight to the restaurant to have lunch. Good hearty meal with good service - nothing to fault there.
We headed back to the room to get ready to head into Woodstock and turned back the bed for our daughter to play on while we got ready...and discovered hair (not head) from probably the previous occupant. They came and changed the bed for us immediately although we also had a chance to notice how stained and holey the blankets were too.
The hotel is a drive from Woodstock but we had no trouble finding parking and had a lovely cream tea before heading back to the hotel.
Things went downhill from there. We got our daughter ready for bed (yes the plumbing is incredibly noisy as another guest has mentioned) and I got into bed to feed her. The bed was the most uncomfortable I have ever seen (and we've travelled around the world on a tight budget) as there was no bed on top of the springs. After a couple of hours we gave up and decided to drive home!
We may have obviously got a bad room, but it certainly wasn't worth the £110 b&b we paid without using the b or having the b....! If you do book here avoid room 105 at all costs!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Duke of Marlborough is a 13 bedroomed historic coaching inn situated just outside the well known town of Woodstock and a stone's throw from Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The hotel features a bar, restaurant and large function room serving a wide selection of traditional English food with many ingredients locally-sourced. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in public areas and free parking is available for all guests. Recently refurbished the bedrooms at the Duke of Marlborough are well appointed and spacious, situated over two floors overlooking the grounds of the hotel. Located just 2 miles from Woodstock, the Duke offers easy access to the historic city of Oxford, which is just a 25-minute drive away. Blenheim Palace is only a 5-minute journey by car. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Duke Of Marlborough Hotel Woodstock