The Kingswell Hotel & Restaurant

Reading RoadOX11 0LZDidcotUnited Kingdom

About The Kingswell Hotel & Restaurant

The Kingswell is a recently renovated country hotel which features 20 individually styled rooms, an on-site restaurant, and an outdoor terrace with gardens. The hotel is just over 20 kilometres from Oxford near the village of Didcot.

Rooms at The Kingswell feature flat-screen TVs, en suite bathrooms with complimentary amenities and coffee and tea-making facilities.

The hotel also features free Wi-Fi, on-site parking, a 24-hour front desk, facilities for hosting meetings and events, a bridal suite, airport shuttle services at an additional fee and a shared lounge/TV area.

The on-site restaurant is led by an award-winning chef and serves a diverse menu ranging from traditional pub food to more complex dishes.

From the hotel it is 20 minutes by car to Newbury Racecourse, 30 minutes to Blenheim Palace, and about 90 minutes to the centre of London.


Reading Road, OX11 0LZ, Didcot, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1235)833043 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Outstanding food a surprise for many

A number of previous guests were pleasantly surprised by the exceptional food at the hotel's on-site restaurant, with almost every reviewer who ate there commenting on this aspect of their stay. Some even said they enjoyed the best steak of their life at this restaurant.

Exceptionally comfortable rooms

The rooms at this hotel receive mostly positive comments, with previous guests praising the quirky yet appealing decor, the inclusions such as tea and coffee-making facilities, the comfortable beds that ensure a good night's rest, and even the bathrooms, which reportedly have good showers according to most.

Great atmosphere with warm service

Previous guests say the atmosphere in this hotel is one of the highlights, with a warm ambience created through friendly service, the peaceful setting, the beautiful building in which the hotel is situated and the cosy, elegant decor.

Negative Reviews

Some noise from nearby highway

Previous guests mention that the hotel is quite near a highway, which can mean some noise, though most say this was not too bothersome or disruptive.

Low lighting in places

There are a few comments from previous guests about the low lighting in parts of the hotel and in the restaurant, which was not an outright negative that affected the quality of the accommodation but a minor nuisance for some.

Breakfast a let down

While the food at the restaurant is reportedly exceptional, the breakfast comes up under par in comparison with other meals. Many guests were dissatisfied with the selection on offer and the quality of the food served for breakfast.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 38 reviews across the web
7.9 /10
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7.9 out of 10 based on 38 reviews