I checked into Holiday Inn Express Kassam Stadium in May 2011 and stayed 2 nights after coming in by rail from Croydon and then hoping onto a bus from Oxford Station to Grenoble Road , my bus did stop in front of the hotel though . Compared to Holiday Inn Express Croydon , this location is way out from the City unless you are a Oxford United football fan . The buses on the main road are infrequent , you need to walk past Fry's Hill Park to Pegasus Road / Knights Road at the rear of the hotel to catch the frequent buses that will take you to the City . Nothing to do in the evenings as in reality the location is on the outskirts , the nearest place to go will be Blackbird Leys by foot a good 1 km away and I would not want to walk across a dark Park at 10pm . The rooms are somewhat inferior compared to what I experienced in Croydon , smaller too , cleanliness could be improved , breakfast is ample but variety is not , wifi is chargeable too . The only plus points I would give is that parking places are bountiful , a big cafe for the breakfast area and the helpful staff for directions . For a first timer from Malaysia like me who needs to explore by bus or foot , this hotel is a no-no for it's location .
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Oxford Hotel Oxford
- Holiday Inn Oxford