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Holiday Inn Express Oxford
Ranked #27 of 44 Hotels in Oxford
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Me and 3 of my friends stayed here this weekend. It was £27.50 pp so we weren't expecting alot. But when we got here we were amazed! It was really clean, fresh and new looking. Our bedrooms were lovley really clean and really comfortable beds. We had an interlinking door which was great because all four of us could go between the both rooms. We were saying this would be great for familys or groups of friends. The breakfast was lovely to. The hotel is abit out of the city centre but only costs £10 in a taxi to get into town which was only £2.50 pp. I would stay here again and if i went to other citys and i would use the holiday inn express again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights whilst we visited Oxford and Bicester. The hotel is a standard Holiday Inn Express, the good points were: the breakfast was very good, the room is a decent size, there are three restaurants nearby, staff were very helpful, you can watch Oxford United if they are playing at home!!! On the down side, the sofa bed is terrible, very cheap mattress and was extremely uncomfortable. No heating in the bathroom, and heating in bedroom very hit and miss. The coffee supplies are not replenished, but assume that is normal. No view from very small window.

It is near to a park and ride in Redbridge which is by far the best way to go into Oxford, parking prices are horrendous. Bicester was great, had a meal there and it is open until 8 pm weekdays, some bargains to be had.

For the money this hotel is not bad but could be improved in some areas.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

I used this Hotel to stay with family for a one day visit to Oxford - it does 'exactly as it says on the tin' and is a typical Holiday Inn Express; good value, clean accomodation, a little out of town with a good breakfast buffet and a choice of other 'eateries' nearby.

I would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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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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Reviewed 29 January 2012

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

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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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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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Additional Information about 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: £61 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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