Reviewed 9 December, 2018
We stayed for one night over the weekend.The upstairs of the hotel and our room is quite dated.However our room was quite adequate.Provided a comfortable bed and adequate storage, electric shower over the bath was very powerful, and was able to enjoy a nice hot shower. Tea and coffee making facilities. Staff were very helpful and polite.Breakfast was nice,provided with filtered coffee and you could refill as often as you wanted.Ideal for buses into oxford centre,the bus stop a 2 minute walk,with very frequent bus services,or a 20 minute walk.We got the bus into centre and enjoyed a walk back after lunch.Considering proximity to the centre,it's not bad value for money.On site parking at the back of the hotel in their private car park.Downstairs has got much more modern feel,as looks like it's had a makeover.
Simple but clean and very close to everywhere
Reviewed 5 March, 2018
I spent two nights there over the weekend. The location is great - close to the city center, close to the coach station. The street is busy, but the room was quiet (double windows). It was clean and tidy, the staff was friendly, so I got everything I needed.
Welcoming and Clean central Hotel
Reviewed 5 August, 2017
I have stayed with my wife and our baby during the weekend and we really liked it here. The staff were really friendly: they took our luggage upstairs and downstairs when we needed it. They have gave us plenty of information regarding the sightseeing and dining. They have also arranged baby cot free of charge. The place was very clean and welcoming not to mention that it was very central. They don't have parking however we have used the park and ride service (Seacourt) which is about five minutes ride by bus and costs £5 per day.
When I talked to their manager Anthony, I suggested that their hallways might do with an upgrade, which they said is going to happen very soon since they are undergoing the change of management and rebranding.
I would definitely recomend it to friends and come back to stay here again, as they are also flexible with their prices for their repeat guests.
Basic, but clean and friendly
Reviewed 16 June, 2017
The negatives first:
My room was on the third floor and I have slight walking difficulties, so four flights of stairs was a challenge. And it didn't make a great first impression when I arrived, climbing the first flight of stairs to the reception, to find great bags of laundry on all the landings.
The lack of aircon meant that the room was very hot. A desk fan was provided which helped, and during the day I could have the window open. But it's a noisy, lively area (there is a cocktail bar underneath the hotel), so not really feasible to have the windows open at night. The glazing is, however, very efficient and blocked all the noise out.
The room was small and the furnishings extremely basic.
On the plus side, the room and bathroom were very clean, the bed was comfortable, there were plenty of nice towels and the staff could not have been more friendly or more helpful. They were happy to supply as much extra tea and milk as I could possibly need. When I arrived, the sink tap was broken, almost hanging off the sink. I mentioned it on my way out from the evening and when I returned, it was very firmly fixed. Sadly, it then only dispensed hot water, no cold! And it was very difficult to direct it into the basin - the water had a tendency to go everywhere but.
However, the hotel is perfectly suitable for a couple of nights. It is very central, a short walk from the railway station and surrounded by cafes and restaurants.
Fire alarm beeping 24/7
Reviewed 26 February, 2017
I knew this wasn't a luxury hotel at the time of booking. The room was fine. What wasn't fine is that there was a fire alarm beeping every twenty or so seconds all day and night long. I inquired with the front desk of something could be done about this and was told that she'd check with her manager, but it had been like this for weeks.