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visiting in april hotle advice needed

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visiting in april hotle advice needed


Visiting oxford early april only fr a night to see a show at new theatre ,Just looking for some advice regarding a good hotel near here and distance from oxford train station

Also any good restaurants close to this location would be great



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1. Re: visiting in april hotle advice needed

It is roughly half a mile from the rail station to the New Theatre.

If price is no object then nearby hotels with good reviews are Malmaison Oxford Castle and The Randolfe. Slightly cheaper - but again very close is the The Buttery hotel. Again they are all about half a mile from the rail station. If you post again with a bit more information as to type of hotel or B & B and price range - similarly type of restaurant and price range I'm sure my fellow posters and I could give you more specific information.

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2. Re: visiting in april hotle advice needed

A suggestion: -- Inn at the River -- basically a pub inn on the river... Nice location, mixed reviews depending on your expectations, but if you are only there for one night. 0.8 miles away from the train station. Try and get a river view room...

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3. Re: visiting in april hotle advice needed

Jamie Oliver's restaurant is almost next door to the theatre It is very popular and you may need to book. Another suggestion for hotel is the Old Bank Hotel on the High Street. There are no shortage of restaurants in the centre of Oxford. The Four Pillars Oxford Spires Hotel is about a 10-15 minute walk down the Abingdon Road.

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4. Re: visiting in april hotle advice needed

Unfortunately you can't book at Jamie Oliver's restaurant. You just turn up and, if it's busy, queue. They do advise getting in touch with them in advance if you're party of six or more, but again there's no guarantees.

You don't say what kind of food you're interested in but Chutneys, which is just a couple of minutes' walk from the theatre, is my favourite Indian restaurant in Oxford and has a great selection of fish as well as the usual meat and vegetarian dishes. It is popular but you can book.


If your budget stretches to it, I'm a big fan of Malmaison, which is only about 5-10 minutes' walk from the theatre.


I find the Daily Info site really useful for information on accommodation and restaurants as well as other Oxford related stuff.


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5. Re: visiting in april hotle advice needed

Hello there

Well for the hotels, it really does depend on your budget, the Malmaison (From £135 on Late Rooms) and the Randoph (From £130 per night on Late Rooms) have been mentioned, but they are expensive. There also is the Oxford Spires Four Pillars (From £89 on Late Rooms), which would be a small walk or a short bus journey, but still not too far. The Old Bank Hotel is also another pricey option (From £180 on Late Rooms). Or a cheaper option is the Royal Oxford Hotel which is almost opposite the train station (From £85 on Late Rooms)

If you are prepared to get a bus into town, Oxford has quite a reasonable late service in the evenings, then there is:

Barcelo Oxford Hotel about 2.5 miles from the City Centre

Holiday Inn near the Pear Tree Park and Ride

Premier Travel Inn near Cowley, quite reasonable bus service in the evenings but probably about 3-4 miles from the city centre

As for dining, a website called dailyinfo.co.uk has a good list of restaurants for Oxford. There are plenty to choose from on George Street and the newish Castle Complex. Mostly chain places like:

The Living Room




Pizza Express

Ha Ha

La Tasca

Malmaison's own restaurant

George Street has places like:

Pizza Hut


Old Orleans



There are also quite a few curry houses and Asian style places around town too:

4550 miles from Delhi on Park End Street

Bangkok House on Hythe Bridge Street

There's an all you can eat on Park End Street too

All less than 5 mins from the train station on the Theatre. Also nearby is a Las Iguana's on Park End Street which is a Mexican style restaurant.

Aternatively I hear Pierre Victoire is suppose to be nice on Little Claredon Street, not far from the Theatre. Also nearby the above is Brown's who usually have various deals on pre-theatre menus. Also Loch Fyne which is a fish restaurant on Walton Street.

Anyway there's loads in the area, if you look on www.dailyinfo.co.uk there is a massive list and some have links to the restaurant websites and menus etc.

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