Crown and Cushion Hotel
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... us brekkie and wave us off. Aunty Weezy took us to Gatwick where all went well until the nice security lady unzipped Lenny's bag to find his unauthorised nerf gun. Supervisor...long wait...being stared at by passersby...
So we are about to board!
... gin was cheaper to drink; men and women lost their hair (including eyebrows) due to wearing make-up that was lead-based, so they fashioned mouse skin into eyebrow shapes (and wore wigs) - water in the spas/springs contains 43 minerals and has to be cooled to 33 degrees from 49 degrees (it was hot to touch) - Bath fairly busy traffic-wise as there is no bypass, so all traffic must come through - Jane ...
... usually) every now and then, that the lorry drivers seem to frequent Oxford (Oxfordshire): * first impressions....more imposing buildings and houses than "the other place" and wider streets * saw local buses going to Abingdon (suburb of Oxford) Left Oxford (A4144); travelling through The Midlands; A420, M4 Entered The Cotswolds Some of the villages - Tiddlywinks, ...
... thought hmmmm. I wasn't going to be too irrational so I thought I'd wait a few hours, wait for some of the couch surfing responses to come back and if I didn't get any response by the end of my shift at work then I wouldn't go, and since hostels are too expensive there, couch surfing really would be the only way I would go. Ok well, shift ended and there I was standing outside All Bar One after midnight, no one around but a few drunken stumbles passing by, checking my email ...
... pre-pre-New Years Eve tipple.
I moved into the house a few months ago, but Erika has just arrived this morning (Christmas Eve - just in time). Everyone has been so welcoming, and we would like to start the New Year with our new neighbours.
Hopefully we will see you next Monday, but regardless we both wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year, and we look forward to getting to know you better in the year head.
Ed an ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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Historical Traveler Reviews Crown and Cushion Hotel Chipping Norton
total lack of integrity -- not something you want in a hotel. we arrived with our children for christmas...promised a lovely, enchanting hotel with a many course special christmas meal -- and with a hefty price tag. the room was fine, but the shower was broken, and never fixed during our week at this inn. the staff (but not the owners) were lovely young kids from south africa and other foreign countries, and tried as best they could...they knew and were embarassed by the owners lack of interest in their guests. the owners, one in particular, should not be in the hospitality business, as he does not have a clue about how to deal with customers. we paid a great deal of money, and day after day encountered problem after problem after problem, and only received attitude in return. it was so stressful, and so awful -- had other hotels been open over the holidays, we would have left immediately. he even shrugged his shoulders and suggested we leave, on christmas eve! (knowing full well that there was not anywhere else in the vicinity) it was a nightmare -- never, never again. there are lovely hotels in the area, do yourself a favor and choose a different one.
Really friendly hotel
Spent New Year at this lovely hotel in the Cotswolds. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the food in the restaurant was excellent. Great base for touring the Cotswolds.
I had booked this weekend for some friends from london and ourselves.The price seemd OK and it was the small town base we wanted.
Friendly staff good service
crown and cushion hotel chipping norton. Stayed 5 nights 12 - 16th Sept 05
Good location for visiting Cotswolds/Gloucestershire/Warwickshire etc. Easy and quick on motorway from Kent.
Service good. All staff friendly and helpful.
Starters and sweets good. Menu the same for the 5 nights.
Room OK with 4 poster and roll top bath. Clean but rather dark
Car park rather a squeeze although CCTV monitored
The last night/breakfast (Fri/Sat) was spoiled by a large group of four families with uncontrollable children! However the week was quiet from Mon - Thurs which would be a good time to visit for a quieter break!
We loved it here.
Had a week here in Feb. Absolutely felt like home from home. Friendly staff, clean rooms, delightful meals and lovely ambiance. Clients all very relaxed and cheerful. Coming back in July for 11 days. Cant wait.
Well situated and reasonably priced, however we arrived in arctic temperature to find the window in our room open and the heating off, the mattress we had was lumpy and old and gave us both a bad back, the 4 poster bed was a joke, the furniture in our room and about the hotel looked like it had been fished out of a skip, shower hose completely broken, no hairdryer as advertised, we where given one by reception that failed to work, everywhere evidence of poor maintenance especially the "leisure centre", the few people I talked to where disappointed too, and there was a general air of despondancy about the guests, we stayed for 2 nights, I pitty anyone from the States who is booked in longer, the resteraunt food was acceptable and the staff charming and professional, although it is totally lacking in ambiance, I can't believe this place gets any repeat visitors, it certainly has potential though, if profits where ever used to bring it up to scratch.
Had a very cozy weekend here. Good food, plenty of hot water and very comfortable bedroom! The only dissapointment was having to check out by 1030 in the morning.