Aston Rowant

The Mercure Thame Lambert Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel's bar and restaurant hold an AA Breakfast Award and an AA Rosette
  • "Retaining original and historical features" (The AA), it's a characterful property with wooden floors and leather armchairs
  • There are plenty of things to see in the area, including Blenheim Palace -- Sir Winston Churchill's birthplace -- and National Trust property Waddesdon Manor
  • Silverstone, the home of British motor racing, is a 40-minute drive away

"Lovely" -- The AA Hotel Guide
Enjoyed This
(16 Member Ratings)
"The evening meal was excellent"
02. Apr 2018
Kent, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is 15 miles from Oxford and an hour's drive from central London. You can catch the Oxford Tube coach from London or Oxford and get off at Lewknor, which is a 15-minute walk from the property. There is free parking on site.

Rooms & Rates

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The Mercure Thame Lambert Hotel is an 18th-century former coaching inn in the village of Aston Rowant near the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Oxford, Blenheim Palace (Sir Winston Churchill's birthplace), Waddesdon Manor and The Roald Dahl Museum are all within 40 minutes' drive of the hotel. Other local highlights include Vale Brewery and the market town of Thame, which is around 10 minutes' drive from The Mercure Thame Lambert Hotel. Silverstone, the home of the British grand prix, is a 40-minute drive away and Bletchley Park, the headquarters of the British codebreakers during World War II, is less than an hour away.

The hotel features wooden floors, leather armchairs and decorative rugs. The AA-Rosette awarded Kite Restaurant serves British food, and snacks and afternoon tea are available from the bar.

The Double Inn Rooms are in the main building, and all rooms have free Wi-Fi.

Travelzoo tip: Rather than driving into Oxford and paying city parking fees, catch the Oxford Tube bus from Lewknor, which is a 15-minute walk from The Lambert Hotel.

From the press:
  • "This lovely coaching inn combines the feel of an old pub with a modern twist" -- The AA Hotel Guide



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Internet access


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £10 for children aged 3 to 14. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. Extra beds are not available for older children and adults. Infant's cot/crib are available, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the child. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £15 per pet, per night.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(16 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Estee Hotels (Lambert) LLP (T/a The Lambert Hotel) over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.2 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Not sure if I got a room upgrade or not. Room was fine - reasonable size. Tea and Coffee making facilities. Staff were a little vague but polite and I got what I wanted in minutes. Great breakfast - buffet. Yes good value for money I'd stay there again
Mark 11. Jun 2018 Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The evening meal was excellent
Other Comments
Breakfast was a let down, not very good at all
Sally 02. Apr 2018 Kent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good location, lovely views and easy access to the Oxford Tube bus into Oxford
Theresa 23. Mar 2018 Woking, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Quiet and pleasant surroundings
Karen 27. Aug 2017 Whitstable, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great staff and customer service
Sue 27. Aug 2017 Malvern, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
service and location
Other Comments
Some confusion at checking out. Break was pre-paid but despite it being on system at check in time when it came to checking out the reception could not find it on their system which caused some delay and no little annoyance and was somewhat embarrassing with other customers present. Had to ask for manager to be called. He was able to find the record of the payment but was not over-apologetic. I assume the re-branding to "Mercure" will be cited as the reason.
Patrick 23. Aug 2017 Armagh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Decor in reception, bar and restaurant was lovely.
Other Comments
Although a large bedroom/bed disappointed that the Wi-Fi wasn't working, there was a large tear in the duvet cover, toilet seat was broken and bathroon was grubby. Also evening meal was overcooked and not as stated on menu and service very slow. Breakfast also overcooked.
Amanda 21. Aug 2017 Southampton, United Kingdom

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