I have stayed at Best Westerns in the UK and abroad. This is the best so far.
Lots of car parking space and clear signage into the Hotel Foyer. The receptionist was bright and cheerful, able to chat and deal with my strong northern accent with no problems, took my dinner reservation and was very polite.
15 minutes later I attended the dining room, which is beautifully set out with white leather covered chairs. Two uniformed waiters stood to attention awaiting guests. I was led to a table and they took my order for a drink while I read the full menu.
I chose the mushrooms with stilton starter, followed by the hotel's special salad and prawns, finishing up with a cheesecake with a fruit coulis and tea to finish. During the meal, the staff were very attentive to my needs without being intrusive.
After the meal, I returned to my room and finished up my day's work on my laptop, using the free wifi. The bedroom was very clean, with a comfortable bed large enough for three. The en suite was clean and tidy with sufficient towels and soft soap in the bath area. I could adjust the room temperature quite easily from a wall mounted touch control, and the TV mounted on the wall had good sound even when the volume was turned down. It also had a full range of channels. I finished the evening with a coffee from the well stocked dish of coffee, tea and chocolate. Good evening well enjoyed after driving 450 miles in the preceding 48 hours. I slept like a rock!
Next morning I was up at 7:45 and at the dining room by 8:00 to see a well stocked breakfast bar attended by a young lady who politely advised me where everything was. A full set of starters, with flakes, fruit and breads, fruit juice, coffee and tea was available, with a full English breakfast to finish with. Just what is needed on a foggy Sunday morning prior to driving off again. All for £67 + dinner and drinks.
A different and equally polite receptionist provided me with my account, and put the tip I provided into the staff tips box on my behalf. Next time I am visiting the Bicester Heritage site, you can be sure that I will be staying there again. less