Hotel review: Bicester Hotel, Golf & Spa

Bicester Hotel, Golf & Spa is a lovely family owned hotel spanning gorgeous perfectly manicured grounds with a spectacular 18-hole golf course. I stayed there for a lovely weekend review and had a wonderful time relaxing in the spa, having a facial as well as a fabulous gourmet experience with all the various dining options on site.

We took a train to Bicester Village and then it was a short car drive away.

If you are looking for a short retreat for some ‘me time’ away from the chaos of London, this is ideal! Plus if you stay here you get 10% off shopping at Bicester Village 😉 Tempted? Read on…


Bicester Hotel, Golf & Spa is a four star hotel located on the stunning outskirts of Bicester in Oxfordshire in close proximity to both Bicester Village train station as well as Bicester village. It takes just over an hour from London to get there and so its perfect for a little foray away from the hustle and bustle.

There is ample parking on site should you wish to drive here.

Perfect for?

This family owned estate is perfect for a romantic weekend away, a golfing break thanks to its 18 hole Golf Course, foodie break, shopping break or even a girls’ escapade, be it a birthday or hen do, thanks to its on-site Spa, delicious Afternoon Tea and closeness to Bicester Village.
The Spa is perfect for day use too.
It is also a great venue with 6 function suites that can fit from six to 200 people, ideal for conferences, business meetings, team-building and corporate events as well as weddings or parties.


There are 52 capacious rooms and suites decorated in four various contemporary styles with stunning views of the landscaped gardens and the 18-hole Golf Course.

Mine overlooked the golf course which I was really pleased about as in Kenya my house and bedroom window overlooks a golf course too! Was fabulous opening the curtains in the morning and having this view.

You are encouraged to wear robes and slippers and make the most of the Spa facilities which we did and I loved how it was laid out on the bed for you.

The welcome brownies were utterly divine too!

The rooms are well equipped with a coffee machine, complimentary bottled water, a desk, two armchairs and a coffee table.

The bathroom is spacious too with chrome modern fittings, a large sink area perfect to spread out all your stuff, all the toiletries you require, fluffy towels, and a nice hot shower.


There are two restaurants, Grays Restaurant, where you can enjoy a more formal dining experience as well as the Portrait Lounge which has a more casual feel. Bar Nineteen is perfect for sports enthusiasts with games being shown on the screen here,

If you want a more active break, there are tennis courts, a gym and of course the golf course.

However, if you are more like me and all about the pampering, the Forest of Wellbeing Spa is fantastic and very popular.

I indulged in an Elemis 55 minute facial which was excellent, followed by relaxing time using the Spa facilities. There are hydro-therapy pools, a 20-metre indoor pool and saunas and steam rooms to keep you zen!

Food and Drink

Alongside a breakfast buffet that includes a good selection of choices, dining at the hotel is fantastic from a fine dining experience at Grays Restaurant to a more casual dining option at the Portrait Lounge.

Having tried the Vegetarian options on the a la carte menu, the food was sensational!

For a treat you can even enjoy a leisurely Afternoon Tea at Grays Restaurant with views of the beautiful grounds whilst devouring tasty treats, scones and finger sandwiches accompanied with your choice of tea and bubbles, for something special.

When booking, use code BHSPA10 to receive 10% off Spa Breaks. Applicable if  booked directly with the hotel.
Address: Chesterton, Bicester OX26 1TH


About Binny

Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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