Ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by H from London

Excellant hotel

Posted May 22, 2014 on Hotels.com
Perfect weekend get away - activity day, followed by gorgeous food in the restuarant and amazing room. Thank you!
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Ilol from Essex

Fun hotel

Posted May 6, 2014 on Hotels.com
Great service, fascinating design and decor make for a fun stay
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Matt from UK

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Posted Apr 7, 2014 on Hotels.com
Greeted by friendly staff on arrival and shown to room which was very clean and super comfortable. I ate from the English menu and had an amazing meal. Was only there the one night, will stay again given the choice as the location is also great being only 10 mins from the edge of Oxford.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by SL from London

Pricey but must be experienced

Posted Feb 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
We stayed here following an outdoors pursuits day at the Crazy Bear Shooting Lodge (which was excellent). We opted for the standard room which was £180 when we booked it - quite hefty for the location. The hotel is very quirky and smacks of muted decadence - you feel very special and pampered; it's a really great experience. The room was the same - quite small but beautifully and luxuriously decorated. We were not told where the restaurants were when we arrived but there was only one place where they could be (the main building). We were also not told about times for breakfast but read in the guest directory that it was served until 11am. When we went down at 10.30am, we were told by the manager that they stopped serving breakfast at 10am... He was however very sympathetic and accommodating - arranging continental breakfast for us and made it clear that we should take our time. All in all, we would not rush to go back but if you're looking for grandeur with service as it should be, then this place is a must, especially as a special occasion. Do also go to the farm shop for fresh Oxford sausages and scotch eggs!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Andy from Somerset

Absurd. Ridiculous. All the better for it.

Posted Feb 8, 2014 on Hotels.com
Truly outstanding. Over the top. Great food and service. However, I did stay here as I was doing business nearby. As a business stop-over it did not work too well. No desk in room to work. WiFi on the blink. But if you were to take a loved one for a silly, romantic getaway, you could not fault it.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by LR from Wales

Getting tacky

Posted Dec 20, 2013 on Hotels.com
I like the more unusual hotels, not the corporate box hotel. And this has quirky all over it. From the old London bus reception to the crazy decor. Now this works really well when new and immaculate and would of loved to see this on day one, fast forward to today and it looks worn on the edges and unfortunately it starts to make this look, well, bordering on seedy ! The only channels I could get on my TV were sky sports, 2 obscure film channels and babe station .evening meal in the Thai restaurant was vey good but very pricey and the breakfast included in the price of the booking should read continental, felt a little conned as had to pay just short of a Tenner if you wanted a cooked breakfast, and no point in arguing with the staff about it. Wouldn't recommend and won't use the chain again
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Julien from London

Fantastic experience

Posted Dec 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
I travelled to Crazy bear for a one night stay during my business trip to Oxford. The hotel is a unique experience with very particular design. I have stayed in many nice hotels but that one is very original and comfortable at the same time. Rooms are clean, the thai restaurant serves really nice food. I will definitely come back and probably upgrade to one of the more superior room.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Rude Staff

Posted Oct 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
The fact that the room was on offer and I had welcome reward points to claim made this a reasonably priced stay, but I would have felt ripped off had I paid the full price of £300! The hotel staff were rude and condescending- we arrived early and understandably the room was not ready, but when we returned 15 minutes before check in time, and were told again to go away, we were a little more put out, especially as the same staff member brought keys through to the bar area for another guest. The room we had was tiny and noisy- when the guests in the next room returned and had a shower at midnight, the resulting noise of water through the pipes woke us up and was too loud to let us sleep until not only the shower had stopped but the tank had refilled. Our wet room smelt musty and was far too hot, and elements of the decor had seen better days. By far the low point of the stay however was on check out when I was told I needed to pay for my stay and at a higher rate than I had booked it, despite the fact that I was holding a confirmation slip saying that the room had already been paid in full. Had the hotel staff been helpful and apologetic, instead of confrontational and intransigent, I might have felt differently, but as it was they tried to suggest that the fault was mine, and did nothing to rectify the situation. Overall, I was very disappointed by the attitude of the staff and the service they provided, and would definitely not recommend this hotel to others.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Out of touch

Posted Aug 6, 2013
For the price of £350, i just exepected more. The room was funky in decor. low ceilings, no air con installed, so noisy mobile one with tube running out of open window. Wet room off bedroom, which with the shower spray (no door) got very wet, along with bedroom. Lovely funky sink, which did not drain. Old square B & O TV which had 5 channels. Sport (good), 2 movies (ok), MTV and Adult channel (Really??). v odd. It is an old pub and the restaurant smelt it too. bed was comfortable. In all, ok, but poor value for money.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Louise from London

Perfect for us

Posted May 1, 2013 on Hotels.com
This was exactly what my husband and I wanted - a romantic night away before our baby arrives. There wasn't much in the neighbourhood which was a bit of a shame but the room (we stayed in Zinc - one of the suites) was perfect! A jacuzzi bath big enough for the two (or should that be 3!) of us and our own little garden where we enjoyed breakfast the next day. We also went to the Thai restaurant in the evening and the food was delicious!! It isn't cheap to stay or eat here, but we knew that before we went so were okay with that.