Ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Eileenfrom Hounslow

A pleasing hotel in the countryside

Posted Jun 10, 2014
Pros: The situation. The accommodation; the cleanliness of the hotel .
Cons: Change the Formica like tables in the dining room.
Location: Near to Bampton , Oxford, I the heart of the Cotswolds.
A pleasant hotel in a rural setting near Bampton, the village that features in Downton Abbey. The hotel is surrounded by a large well maintained lawn, peppered with rabbits in the morning and evening. Behind the hotel is an ancient church. Vines decorate the original building. Giving it it's name. Our accommodation was a separate unit at the rear of the hotel where ther was ample parking space. The bedroom was roomy with a comfortable bed and roomy shower room. We enjoyed a full English breakfast, with cereal,fruit juice and choice of coffee or tea. We didn't eat at the hotel because we were attending a wedding at St. Mary the virgin in Bampton and were .entertained by the families on the Friday and Sunday of the weekend. We had drinks on two of the nights in the bar/lounge where we were asked to leave at 11ish, although we were resident. The waitress was very pleasant and willing to please. We were also told that they would delay the time of breakfast on one of the days as we would be having a late night. Overall a very pleasant experience. I
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Geoff.from Colchester, Essex, UK

Half a weekend at The Vines

Posted May 15, 2012
We had booked at The Vines for two nights B&B unfortunately my wife was unwell so we had to cancel the second night and go home. From what we found in the Hotel we would not hesitate to use it again and we would happily recommend it to fellow travellers. Geoff.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

the vines hotel

Posted Jul 29, 2011 on Hotels.com
The staff were friendly and the hotel looked nice from the outside. My gripe is that we were in the annexe at the back. Our room was narrow and seemed to be disabled equiped but how you would get a wheelchair in? The bathroom was a wet room with just a shower. A small telly and old furniture made the room feel tired. Outside the room was overgrown and unkept. The menu in the restuarant was limited. Breakfast was precooked and in a hostess type trolley and the tea was a tea bag with water from a flask. The picture on the web site was of a nice room which bared no rsemblance to the one we stayed in. This was a stop over hotel but not one you would want stay for long in. I would rather stay in a cheaper motorway type hotel.
4 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Mold

Vines Hotel - a peaceful hideaway near Blenheim

Posted Jun 28, 2010 on Hotels.com
In a delightful, very peaceful village location, the rooms are in a modern 'block' fairly comfortable, but very small and no bath. On a hot night you don't want a duvet, but there was no top sheet so we had to remove the duvet from its cover. Ask for an upstairs room if you want privacy, but bare in mind that there is no lift. There was some good real ale, (Hook Norton) and a reasonably priced wine list and menu. Dinner was "not bad," but nothing I would go back for. Breakfast was a dismal affair with warm buffet food including dried up scrambled eggs, and watery mushrooms. Staff friendly and polite. The strongest point was the delightful location, and that sadly is the only reason for recommendation.