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Affordable city centre place to stay wo car

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Affordable city centre place to stay wo car

Looking at taking bus from Heathrow late November for 3 nights - Sun. to Wed. - looking for something in the 70GBP night or less...clean, secure, no frills fine...

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1. Re: Affordable city centre place to stay wo car

www.the-richmond-oxford.co.uk/richmond/

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2. Re: Affordable city centre place to stay wo car

Looks exactly right and will email them re availability. Other I ran across was The Buttery that fell within my budget and location good. Any thoughts re it?

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3. Re: Affordable city centre place to stay wo car

Try University Rooms. They may have something even though it is term-time.

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4. Re: Affordable city centre place to stay wo car

One place has 5 rooms at a good rate. However shared washrooms etc don't appeal at this stage of my life. Realize there are more options during summer and do use university accommodation from time to time.

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Heard back from The Richmond who are not prepared to consider a shorter request ie my 3 days until early November. I had read they had longterm rental preference on one of the reviews here and the not being able to book online a nuisance for me although expect it works for them. Although I may check again in November I think I will just go ahead and book with The Buttery which can be done online with no deposit and cancellation online possible as well. However any other recommendations still welcomed.

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6. Re: Affordable city centre place to stay wo car

Just one more thought re The Richmond think it would save people like myself time if they indicated on their site that short term bookings such as the 3 late November nights I requested would not be considered until 3 weeks or whatever before to accommodate longer term stays.

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7. Re: Affordable city centre place to stay wo car

Did you tell them that?

I feel for you, but what can WE do?

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8. Re: Affordable city centre place to stay wo car

TRY the Four Pillars Oxford Spires, is 0.5 miles from City Centre, the walk in is really not that bad, OR there is a bus goes right past the door....

They might have a special offer then that would make you a very good stay....

http://oxford-spires-hotel.four-pillars.co.uk

Edited: 16 August 2014, 21:55
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9. Re: Affordable city centre place to stay wo car

Won't tell Richmond as get the sense it wouldn't make any difference and as mentioned the longer term bookings as a priority seem to work for them. Don't intend to take away from the mainly positive reviews here. Just doesn't work for me.

Re Oxford Squires suggestion their rate is 437GBP which is 100GBP more than The Buttery and Rewley House which translates into $200 Cdn at present rate of exchange. I will book The Buttery for now and check rates on others late October as may be better rates then.

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10. Re: Affordable city centre place to stay wo car

OK, good luck!

I'm sure the SQUIRES will not mind, my Liege!