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Cotswold Lodge Hotel
Ranked #9 of 44 Hotels in Oxford
Reviewed 24 February 2010

I only stayed here for one night, however the overall experience was very positive.

My room wasn't decorated in the most contemporary way. Lots of flowery patterns, however the rooms were spacious, the bathrooms a decent size, the bed comfortable. So for a place to crash overnight it was ideal.

Unfortunately I arrived too late for dinner, however the staff on duty were extremely friendly and helpful and brought me a selection of crisps, snacks and cheese to keep me going. Breakfast the next morning was good. A good selection of fruits, pastries and cereals - in addition there was a good choice of hot food.

If you expect and want the features a modern hotel offers, then you wont find that here. And to be honest it doesn't try to be this type of hotel.

If I needed to stay in Oxford again, I'd have no issue staying here. It's clean, not too far from the centre, and allowed a good nights sleep.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 February 2010

The hotel was very clean and the staff very helpful.
The breakfast was very nice - selection of fresh fruit, toast, cooked breakfast, cerals etc.
It is located approximately 10-15 minutes walk from Oxford city centre.
My only complaint was the thin walls in between the bedrooms!

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 February 2010

Our choice of hotel in Oxford was restricted to those available through the Tesco Deals scheme and I am so glad we found this one. Finding a hotel within walking distance of the town centre that offers ample free parking was brilliant. It is only a 10-15 min stroll to the heart of town past interesting buildings.

Our room was small but big enough and very comfortable. Our only complaint was that it was too hot overnight - the heat didn't seem to go off and we could turn the rad off either. But at least we were cosy.

Staff were friendly, breakfast was a good spread and freshly cooked to order, including delicious smoked haddock. We didn't eat a main meal, preferring to try the many restaurants in the town, but the menu looked OK and reasonable value. We did have a drink in the bar which was comfortable.

All in all a very good choice for a weekend break, highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank heatheruth
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Reviewed 31 December 2009

The thin walls make a full nights sleep is impossible, mainly from people walking up and down the corridor outside.
The location inconvenient.
The hotel prices extravagant especailly for 2 days breakfast for 2 £50! A meal I wouldnt have wasted my appetite on if the staff hadn't indicated that is was included with the room "please come down to breakfast served from 8 - 10"

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 December 2009

Reception to hotel and staff were helpful and informative
Room was outstanding and well stocked with all amenites
However the single room booked for a relative was poor, split in the ceiling and paper peeling of wall, small and dark and only suitable for short term stay
Purpose of booking was to have a party but found the food was taking too long and cold when arrived undercooked and plates cold. Menu though provided was not true to form and several items of accessories such as cruet set and accompanying sauces/butters not brought to the table and clearly lack of coordination and organisation by the staff who were not working as a team
Restaurant pleasant but not large enough for the amount of people who were breakfasting there.
Most of the staff were European and their attitude lacking in personalty, possibly because of their origin/nationality although not unfriendlly were not communicative enough.
The first time this venue has been used but because of the above would not recommend to friends and colleagues as a first class service for holding and using for public or private functions

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank muybuenohijos
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Reviewed 1 November 2009

Title says it all! Have just returned from a two day break at this delightful hotel. Service was perfect, rooms warm, clean and bright with every amenity needed. Public rooms were bright and beautifully decorated. Breakfast was excellent - plenty of choice and faultless service. Though we didn't eat an evening meal, Sunday lunch was delicious and again excellent service in stylish surroundings.
Perfect location just 10-15 min walk to centre of Oxford with an abundance of attractions and eateries. And as parking is at a premium in Oxford being able to leave your car safely parked is a real bonus. For those less active a regular bus service runs just outside the hotel.
Look forward to satying here again.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank sueaus
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Reviewed 28 September 2009

Two nights bed and breakfast. Room was on the small side, but very clean and bright with a good bathroom and decent shower.

Nive bar area and lovely to sit on the terrace in the sunshine despite it being on a main road.

The only let down was the breakfast and restaurant service. Breakfast 8 to 10.30. Arrived at 9.30, and the buffet table was not replenished once. No glasses for juice and no orange juice, no fresh fruit. The cooked breakfast when it arrived tasted very nice, but was obviously not freshly cooked. On day two we had to ask to order our breakfast as it seems we were forgotten about in the corner! It's not that the restaurant was even busy.

A lovely weekend despite the poor start to both days.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank DeniseJ
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Address: 66A Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6JP, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Oxford
Price Range: £100 - £230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cotswold Lodge Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cotswold Lodge is an independent 4-star hotel located in a conservation area within walking distance from Oxford’s historic city centre. Visitors are assured of a warm welcome and a highly professional level of service, whether they are popping in for a coffee, meeting someone for lunch, staying at the hotel or hosting an event. The elegant Victorian building combines period features such as bay windows, high ceilings and open fireplaces with all the facilities required by today’s business and leisure travellers, including secure wireless broadband internet access. All our guest rooms offer a good level of comfort and privacy. Our ten feature rooms are named after Oxford colleges and retain the distinctive architectural features of the original building. Restaurant 66 has a modern, fresh design and an acclaimed menu. We also have a welcoming bar, charming terraces, a spacious drawing room and a Mediterranean-style courtyard garden. The Norham Suite is the ideal venue for business meetings, private dining functions and special events such as weddings, birthdays and parties. Cotswold Lodge is one of the few hotels in Oxford where parking is not a problem. We provide complimentary parking for residents – and we are just 10 minutes’ walk or a short bus ride from the city centre, visit our image gallery. ... more   less 
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