The upside is location and really nice people on reception and the building does have some character. I stayed for one night and my first room was ground floor with very noisy air-con fan and next to a banging corridor door. When I opened my window onto the car park I was immediately above three refuse bins and next to the electric sub-unit. However, the delightful (French?) lady on reception changed my room to second floor looking across to the Exams Hall. This was better.
The downside was value for money. Oxford can get very busy and has a dearth of good hotels which pushes the price up. If I had a room rate of 50% of what i paid then the rating would probably go up to '4'. The hotel creaks and groans a bit and breakfast was nothing special. On departure, the gentleman checking me out was very friendly and had a taxi at the door within 5 minutes.
In summary this hotel is OK, a bit pricey, creaks, but has nice people working there and is really well located.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally a 17th Century coaching inn, this 4 star hotel has 63 en suite rooms. The hotel is ideally situated for visiting the historic colleges as well as participating in the year round entertainment, including open air plays, river punting and the May Day celebrations. The main shopping area is nearby. Facilities are available for breakfast only. The hotel is easily accessible via M40, pay parking is available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Eastgate Oxford Hotel Oxford
- Accor Eastgate Oxford
- Mercure Oxford