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Oxford Hotel London
Ranked #959 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

We had a very small room on the lower ground floor. 3 of us in a tiny room. Very narrow single beds with bottom sheets that didn't even cover the bottom of the mattress. The fridge didn't work and couldn't get many tv channels. The smoke detector was stuck to the ceiling with duck tape. Breakfast room is crowded and claustrophobic with very limited choice. Staff couldn't understand English. We didn't eat there twice. Hallways were cramped with bedding and towels on the floor. Cheap hotel but would not recommend the rooms on the lower ground floor.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

The location of the hotel couldn't have been more perfect. The heart of Earl's Court and less than a 3 minute walk to the Underground.
Perfect neighborhood and easy to navigate as much of London is.
The price was inexpensive but the state of the hotel, it should have been cheaper.
The rooms were never cleaned. Beds made everyday and clean towels and trash emptied. Bedding wasn't washed either which normally is ok with me since I'm the one using it. But, food and makeup and gotten on the white sheets and pillowcases and never replaced.
We like to fall asleep to white noise and using the tv to do so was a hassle because it shared an outlet with a fan which meant one or the other could be used. In addition both were mounted next to one another high on the wall above a built-in desk. We had to slide a night stand to the desk and climb on both of them to switch out the plugs.
The plumbing was terrible and noisy. No insulation made it possible to hear the extremely loud guests above and next to us at all hours.
The bathroom was the size of a small closet as was the actual shower.
We never walked in the room, bathroom or shower without shoes on our feet.
I don't normally complain about such things and have stayed in places from budget to 5-star. This type of trip wasn't about the hotel room as we spent little time there. However, while there it would have been nice to be in a clean and comfortable room.

Room Tip: Earl's Court really is a great place and there are plenty of other hotels with decent pricing th...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

Booked this hotel via booking.com for a girls trip to London. Was too cheap to miss out on but didn't read reviews until after and was very close to cancelling it. Okay granted it is very basic and won't be winning awards anytime soon but considering the price you can't really complain. The location is pretty much perfect. Tube is about a 3 minute walk away. You have marks and spencer, boots, newsagents and food on the walk from the tube to the hotel and they open early and close late. The hotel is very small but suited us fine as we only wanted a shower and bed. Once we checked in we were told our room was a few doors down outside of the building which when you're carrying suitcases is a bit annoying but not the end of the world. Our room was a studio on the 4th floor. There is a lift available so again no hassles. Room was very small but served its purpose. 2 beds, tea and coffee, telephone, fan, safe and fridge and a bathroom. Our safe didn't seem to work so we just kept our suitcase locked with our belongings inside it. Our room was uncomfortably warm and we found it difficult to sleep. The weather was lovely when we were in London so I don't know if that was the cause or if it is always hot. That was probably our only real criticism.

Basically, don't be put off by the negative reviews. If you want a hotel with all the frills go elsewhere and pay more money. If like me you're spending a few days in London and won't be in the room apart from showering and sleeping then it will serve its purpose. Close to tube and on the Piccadilly, district and circle lines and comfy beds. No problems throughout the stay.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We rented a triple room for 5 nights & yes it was small but we were only sleeping there. The fact that this place was so close to the tube & the price was so good made up for all the other points.
The breakfast was OK provided you got there early otherwise it would have been hard to get a seat as it got packed out quickly.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

I would not return to this hotel. The room was very small. The bathroom was hopeless to use, very, very tiny. The dining room was overcrowded and the dish washing was done by hand. It was not any place to sit down anywhere.

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Coniston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013

My daughter and I stayed here for 3 nights. We were more than pleased with the fantastic location, close to tube and bus stop to all attractions. The receptionist was very friendly, and let us check in early.
Our room was a spacious twin, overlooking the gardens at the rear of the property, so really quiet. The room was ensuite with power shower and hair drier. Flat screen tv, and the best supply of tea and coffee I have ever seen.
Breakfast was cereals, fruit juice, ham, eggs, cheese, toast and rolls, and lovely fresh filter coffee. Plenty of choice for anyone.
The beds were comfortable, and the room was very quiet, you could not believe you were in the centre of London.
I really cannot understand the negative comments, I have stayed many times in London and for the price and location this really is the best. I think some people should stay at home!!
Thank you for a great stay, we will return.

Room Tip: Our room at the rear was very quiet, but on a quiet street, so I think any would be fine.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Ramses A, General Manager at Oxford Hotel London, responded to this review, 14 April 2016
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for your feedback.

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We always aim to provide the best possible value for money, friendly staff, a base to stay in the hear of London with very good transport links and close to the shops, museums and restaurants.

Should you wish to stay again please contact us directly for the best available discounted rates.

Best wishes from our management and staff
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

I do not know how they git 3 star!! Small rooms, cold and dark rooms in the basement. every morning I saw new towels and bed sheets on the hallway floors before housekeeping change them..not so clean and not friendly staff at all. Only good thing about this hotel is location just a minute from earls court underground...
I wanted change my hotel even after paid for a week, but looks like most hotel in this area are almost same.. Old location.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Ramses A, General Manager at Oxford Hotel London, responded to this review, 14 April 2016
Dear guests,

The hotel was fully refurbished in 2013. So any reviews up to 31st August 2013 should be completely disregarded.

We have asked Trip Advisor to remove reviews relating to prior to the refurbishment. We have sent proof of new ownership and of refurbishment, documents from the Building Control from the Local Council , pictures after refurbishment etc.
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Property: Oxford Hotel London
Address: 16-18 & 24 Penywern Road | Earls Court, London SW5 9ST, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Earls Court
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Free Breakfast Airport Transportation
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Ranked #959 of 1,063 Hotels in London
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Hotel Class:3 star — Oxford Hotel London 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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