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Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 236 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. Standards are very high; staff offer attentive and traditional hospitality without stuffiness. Carefully prepared dishes, using the best local produce, are served in the award-winning restaurant. 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

  • Single room, minimum price: £210
  • Double room, minimum price: £340
  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year
  • Restricted opening: Christmas, 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: 6 years


  • 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


  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 245
  • 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 south: M40 junction 7, A329 to Thame, then A418 towards Aylesbury. After 6 miles, through Stone, hotel on left. From north: M40 junction 9 for Bicester. A41 to Aylesbury, A418 to Oxford for 2 miles. Hotel on right.

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Nearest train station

Haddenham & Thame Parkway

Nearest motorway junction

M40 junction 7
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