Very English countryside - circa 1950!
08/11/2015 Roland D, London, United Kingdom
This hotel is a 15 minute taxi ride from Bicester North station, but way in the middle of the countryside, so not walkable if you want to visit the retail village. It is also a country pub although, ... more
This hotel is a 15 minute taxi ride from Bicester North station, but way in the middle of the countryside, so not walkable if you want to visit the retail village. It is also a country pub although, rather oddly, there was no one drinking in the bar apart from hotel guests on the night that I stayed.
The rate via a work's agency was £104 for bed and breakfast. I was up-graded to a suite. I am not sure why. Perhaps it was the last room available. It was OK but all very dated. They could film an episode of Miss Marple and not have to change a thing! Even the sofa must be from the 1950s, as the springs had definitely sprung. There was a TV in the sitting room but none in the bedroom, annoyingly. Although there was a bedside radio.
There was an iron in the wardrobe, but no ironing board, oddly. The desk light also didn't work. There were tea and coffee making facilities, with biscuits. The toiletries in the bathroom were attached to the wall. The suite was clean.
Dinner was reasonable, which is a blessing as I am not sure what else is in the area. But I ordered a double whisky to round off my meal and it cost £11.40! Breakfast was good. less
dpl343677, Owner at BEST WESTERN The Jersey Arms Hotel, responded to this review
Hi I could not resist replying to you.
You did make me smile when you mentioned "Miss Marples"
The cast of Miss Marples did stay at The Jersey Arms some years ago for about 2 weeks, when they were filming an episode in Woodstock. In fact, "Miss Marples" had her party & dinner here to celebrate her birthday.
I am sorry to say we were not considered for the location, I simply could not believe it!
You ordered a double 14 year old Oban Malt whisky after dinner, we do have other blends and malts available.