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Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 225 reviews

Magnificently elegant interiors and exemplary service

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Indoor parking
Dogs welcome

This beautiful, historic house is set in 90 acres of unspoilt parkland. The grand public rooms are truly magnificent, and feature many fine works of art. The service standards are very high; guests will find that the staff offer attentive and traditional hospitality without stuffiness. There is an elegant, award-winning restaurant where carefully prepared dishes use the best local produce. Bedrooms are spacious, elegant and very comfortable. Most are in the main house, but some, including suites, are in the nearby, renovated coach house, which also houses an excellent spa.


  • En-suite rooms: 46
  • Family rooms: 3
  • Ground-floor rooms: 10
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year
  • Restricted opening: Xmas/New Year, Residential guests only


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 90
  • Indoor parking spaces: 1


  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


  • No children under: 6yrs


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Hard tennis court
  • Croquet
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Other leisure facilities: Sauna Steam rooms
  • Weekly entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 100
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 40
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 40


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 120

Getting here

From S: M40 junct 7, A329 to Thame, then A418 towards Aylesbury. After 6m, through Stone, hotel on left. From N: M40 junct 9 for Bicester. A41 to Aylesbury, A418 to Oxford for 2m. Hotel on right

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Nearest train station

Thame & Haddenham Parkway

Nearest motorway junction

M40 junct 7
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