Staying in a building that someone has just spent £200 million of their hard-earned money on is a treat, no two ways about it. We also enjoyed a brief visit to the spa, and we enjoyed everything that we ate and drank over the weekend. Also, many of the staff who helped us were great. All good!?
Not quite, as others on this site have said its really noisy. We had a room above the Midland Road and each time a police car sped past, siren blaring, it was like it was in the room with us. Take earplugs if you want to sleep!
Also, why have the Marriot-people put the check-in desk in a public area meaning that to check-in you are likely to have to queue for ages behind people (not hotel guests) asking the way to Oxford? Can't imagine how they thought this was going to work.
Glad we stayed here and hope we get to stay here again in the future.