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“Cold Room with even colder bathroom and expensive internet”

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Holiday Inn Express Oxford
Ranked #27 of 44 Hotels in Oxford
Styria
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cold Room with even colder bathroom and expensive internet”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

The room was equiped with an electric room heating system, but without radiator in the bathroom. Due to set to defrosting level only the room was on a very low temperature at check in. Setting the thermostat to a higher value will only work, if the room key (ore something similar) keeps the main electrical switch on. But even then, the bathroom stays cold.

The most disappointing "feature" of this hotel is the "High speed internet access" in rooms.
Attached picture shows how the Hotel is describing the internet access on its homepage.
5 GPB per hour in 2012, but not for public areas only!? Nothing more to add..

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

All though leaking in a resteraunt, nice hotel with plenty of resteraunt close by. Located next to football stadium.

  • Stayed January 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

Stayed here on a Thursday for business because of an event across the road at Ozone Leisure Park. They have an agreement with the restaurants in the complex for dinner to be charged to your room if you wish. We ate at the Indian buffet place (Aziz Express) which was faultless and very reasonably priced! Checked in late without fuss and room was ok, though quite cold as radiator wasn't giving out any heat despite being "on" full. Slept well enough because it was quite quiet (usually wake at the slightest noise). Bed was a bit lumpy and springy, but a nice touch with a choice of soft and harder pillows. Continental breakfast which I didn't bother. Reception ordered me a taxi which turned up within 5 minutes and off I went to the train station. Nothing in the area except Ozone Leisure Park with a cinema, bowling alley and a few restaurants.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Kent, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

You'll get a good night's sleep here most of the week: concrete floors and walls, good double glazing. It's built like a nuclear bunker because it is immediately next to a football stadium and presumably soccer fans can do less damage when headbutting concrete. A notice next to the lift asks (in polite terms) 3am revellers not to bounce on their heads and urinate in other guests' doorways. I guess it's like staying next to an estuarial sewer outlet - it's OK most of the time but you don't want to stay there at high tide.
The staff are polite and helpful. The decor is good for budget.
There is a Frankie & Benny's and a Chinese just round the corner, and b*****-all else for light-years. This really is am Arsch der Welt. But on the other hand the location is good for the road network.
The stay is spoilt for a ha'porth of tar. If the breakfast were any better it would be mediocre, and they charge for wifi. (If you haven't already, get a mobile with Tethering - download your business emails for nothing in places like this.) There's a bar but no food - I guess that's a reflection of their usual market.
In spite of the location, this place could be good - but I guess they have to cater mostly for football fans, so it's unlikely to change.

Room Tip: Make damn sure you don't stay when there is a football match on.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

The Holiday Inn Express Oxford is localed close to the Kassan Stadium, a quite area outside the city. Confortable room and very good price! Free parking and good breakfast. Do not go there if you are not traveling by car.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Perth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

A nice place to stay as a stopover. A bit hard to find but I didn't have a GPS. The only problem is there is no place to eat at the hotel or nearby. Had to order in and the choice was rather poor. Good spot if you want to get to a football match as you can see into the stadium. But otherwise, a good cheap clean hotel and would recommend as a stopover.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

yet another good stay at the mid ranged priced hotel

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Oxford
Address: Grenoble Road, Oxford OX4 4XP, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 44 Hotels in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Oxford 3*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Express by Holiday Inn Hotel, Kassam Stadium-Oxford is ideally situated for business or pleasure. By car only 14 minutes from Oxford city centre, one hour from Heathrow Airport and an ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds or visiting one of the Oxford theatres, BMW Mini or the John Radcliffe Hospital . Popular local attractions include: Ashmolean Museum, Botanic Gardens, Pitt Rivers Museum, Blenheim Palace, Bicester Village, Oxford University, walking tours, punting on the river and many more.The Express is next door to the Quadrangle Conference Centre & Kassam Stadium and a few minutes walk from Oxford Science Park. There are plenty of entertainment facilities within 5 minutes walk of the hotel: including two restaurants, 11 screen cinema, 10 pin bowling, Gala bingo, children's activity centre and leisure club. The Leisure Club has a 20m Swimming Pool, with a large gym with steam room, sauna spa pool and various aerobics classes (must book). Guests staying at the hotel can buy a pass for the leisure club for only 5. The Express by Holiday Inn has a Meet Smart conference room, ideal for meetings for up to 30. High speed wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel.Maximum 3 adults per room, supplement for third adult. All rooms are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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