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voco Oxford Spires Hotel offers both the business and leisure traveller the best of both worlds. The historic heart of Oxford is less than half a mile away – a pleasant stroll along the riverside or Abingdon Road. Nestling in 20 acres of Thames-side parkland, which is adjacent to a horse sanctuary, the hotel has a truly idyllic setting. Built in Cotswold stone, the modern building blends seamlessly into its historic setting and is decorated and furnished in a classically elegant style. Whether seeking an ideal business location or the perfect breakaway, the hotel provides the highest level of ...More details
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Avoid like the plague!
Reviewed 30 november, 2021
When we arrived at the hotel, late and exhausted, we were “greeted” by an incredibly rude and incompetent receptionist who made us wait for ages, told us the wrong time for breakfast, gave us the wrong directions to our room and upset my family with his overall attitude of rudeness and indifference. It now also transpires that he failed to tell us to register our car and the hotel’s “agents” are trying to sue us due to “unpaid parking fees”. Avoid like the plague!
could do better!
Reviewed 28 november, 2021
We won this night stay at Oxford Spires and we were very excited to come and stay in a 4 * hotel. Our excitement didnt last long. When we arrived which was early,we decided to have a cup of coffee before we walked into Oxford. This totally confused the lady who was serving us as we didnt have a room number yet...we got our coffee but it took time! After being in Oxford all day we made our way to the hotel,where at the reception the staff would talk to us but between themselves in their own language which we think is a little rude. We got to our room(114) our email stated we would have a queen size bed it was not queen it was a king,but as we were tired we decided not to complain as only one night. We asked for 2 wine glasses and an ice bucket to be brought to our room. A gentleman brought the glasses but said the ice machine was broken and would bring us the bucket in the next hour...it never arrived. in the bathroom there is a sign saying if you need anything please ask....I rang down to reception to ask if possibly we could have two dressing gowns and I was told no its for deluxe rooms only. Not very helpful! We went for our evening meal which was very pleasant but part of our voucher was a free evening meal. They charged us for the starters and pudding which we then had to get a refund on. We were told at that point there was a £25 limit for the meals but no one told us that when we booked in and it wasnt on the voucher. Our nights stay was nice but the bed is quite soft and the pillows are so soft they wrap around your head. The following morning we were awoken from 7.30am onwards with doors banging....i suggest you adjust the door closers perhaps??? The breakfast was wonderful,cannot fault it. Sadly we wouldnt choose to come to this hotel again and definatley wouldnt tell others to stay. A poor show for a 4* hotel!
Reviewed 23 november, 2021
I have stayed here a couple of times whilst visiting my daughter at Oxford University. It is a very smart hotel in a beautiful setting and is just a short, pleasant stroll along the river to the centre of Oxford. Even the standard rooms are of a good quality and the IHG clean promise is strictly adhered to. The quiet setting of the hotel means that a good night's sleep is easily achieved in the extremely comfortable beds. The only thing that lets this hotel down is the breakfasts. The first time I stayed was in August and the choice was very poor- no cold meats or cheeses for a continental breakfast. The choice was better on my seond visit, but the buffet set-up results in the usual hard eggs when they've been sitting under a heat lamp. The Holiday Inn at the Pear Tree roundabout offers poached eggs and omelettes to order. Shame the Voco Oxford Spires doesn't do the same! I ate dinner in the restaurant on one evening with my daughter and the food was excellent, as were the bar snacks we had on other evenings. The staff are all well-trained, polite and helpful. I would happily stay here again as it is reasonably priced for a lovely hotel.
most pleasant stay.
Reviewed 4 november, 2021
We had a suite (room 2018) and very much loved it Perfect large bed and nice separate room to chill. Great breakfast with delicious fresh fruit, although we would have appreciated a larger choice of bread. Pity that one morning I left my scarf hanging over the back of my chair and when I went back to get it, it was nowhere to be found. As far as the room goes : everything excellent, apart from the shower : hardly any water coming out of the shower head. In fact we had to kneel down in the bath to collect enough drops of water to be able to wash our hair...
Nice hotel, shame about the food & drink
Reviewed 31 october, 2021
Lovely hotel, decent room, swimming pool and lots of room for parking. Our room (number 45) was at the back of the hotel and a fair walk through ten fire doors. Fine for us, but worth checking if this isn’t for you. The reception and bar looked nice, but unfortunately by our second night had run out of all draught beer except lager. There’s a couple of pubs nearby, so went to those instead. The breakfast was okay, too many people and not enough food, so often had to wait for eggs or milk. We booked a meal in the restaurant for our second night - big mistake! Ordered the Roasted corn-fed chicken breast which is described as “Wild mushrooms, crispy shallot, wholegrain mustard and crème fraÎche sauce”. What turned up was roast chicken, mash, 2 carrots and gravy! The other main was the Kabocha pumpkin massaman curry, supposedly with jasmine rice, but just looked like plain rice and very spicy. Too spicy for a massaman, To be fair, the items were removed from the bill, but if you’re going to charge £19 for chicken, make sure it’s not served with Bisto! The room had a few oddities, wardrobe doors that hit on the door to the room and couldn’t be opened fully, shower screen that hit the sink, but it was clean and comfortable. All the hotel staff we met were lovely, especially the waitress during the meal and couldn’t do enough to help you.