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“3 night visit to Oxford”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ramada Oxford

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Ramada Oxford
Ranked #26 of 44 Hotels in Oxford
Dunfermline
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67 reviews
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“3 night visit to Oxford”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We were at longleat with the grandkids and their parents - we decided to recover and had a 3 night visit to Oxford. Since the hotels in Oxford were pretty expensive we located the Days Inn at the Welcome Break Service station on the M40 and decided since the park and ride was only 4 miles along the A40 it would be an economic solution.

As it turned out it was a great solution - you get the 280 Alesbury to Oxford bus adjacent to the service area, every 20 mins and runs until 2330. It cost £4 each for a day ticket and is about 30 mins journey through Wheatley and Heddington. We used the bus every day so we did not have to drive and I could have a few beers in Oxford's great pubs (these are many and varid and serve good food)..

The hotel was as you would expect - clean and satisfactory with very helpful staff. I would certainly consider a Days inn again on this showing. We had their continental breakfast on 2 days at a cost of £10 a day for two which was sufficient. If you want a cooked breakfast there is the service station which is very modern - I personally would wait until i was in Oxford. The covered market on the main high street right next to the 280 bus stop offers very cheap good food.

Oxford was no disappointment and is stunning - just like on Morse or Lewis. We had a great time - took the hop on hop off bus - although realistically Oxford is compact and can be done on foot and had a nice boat ride down the Thames.

There are loads of good pubs and eateries so you can go expensive or cheap. We visited some of the university colleges which was an eye opener and Oxford castle is great.

To me Oxford university is steeped in privilege - although they try to hide it. I think most working class students would be told this is not for you - since I suspect you need a bit of money. This is just an observation and may be untrue - but get past this and the University colleges are stunning in architecture and layout. What further surprised me is the ratio of students to staff at less than 2 to 1 and this reflects Oxford unique study methods. You could probably run a few more universities of the budget for Oxford.

Back to the place - it is well worth the visit and if you want to save money - do what we did - stay on an accessible route. One alternative we noticed was a Travel Lodge in Wheatley just round the corner and on the same bus route.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Better than average motel style at motorway service area. Excellent in every way. Only complaint no control over heating/ventilation and room was too warm for us. Quiet, clean, very convenient to Oxford.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 9 July 2014

The Hotel was clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. The Staff particularly the young lady on reception when we arrived were superb. My wife had to be taken to a local hospital in the morning and she remembered us and made sure we had a ground floor room and in general could not have been more helpful.

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Bl1 7dz
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2014

I stay at these properties as I drive around the country on business. There is a tv and free Wi-Fi, with plenty of cold drinks available. There is also coffee and tea making facilities in the room.
All great, except for my most recent stay with the family on a trip to Silverstone.
A group of 6 individuals from a wedding party arrived - drunk, and continued to argue, slam doors, jump on the floors etc most of the night. They should have been removed, but with just one girl on reception over night, what could she do alone? Would have had a better night if we had slept in the car.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Uk
1 review
Reviewed 7 July 2014

I stayed at this Days Inn for one night on my way to a meeting in Oxford. The room price was good and the room was comfortable. I could walk into the adjoining service station for dinner and I slept well in my ground floor room.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Having had good experience of Days Inns so far I was confident of a good room especially having booked a superior room for the two of us. But instead all we got was a small double bed and a single. Excuse was that they are upgrading the facilities to a hotel.

The room also had a whiff of damp dogs about it!

Stayed July 2014
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Uk
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

The receptionist was very kind and the room was absolutely clean and immaculate. A decent sized double bed room in newly refurbished condition. Free wifi was working perfect. Breakfast was delivered to our room just on time that we required. Everything was well organised.

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Property: Ramada Oxford
Address: Welcome Break Service Area, Oxford OX33 1LJ, England (Formerly Days Inn Oxford)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 44 Hotels in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Oxford 3*
Number of rooms: 58
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