I booked this hotel on the basis of the number of 'excellent' reviews it had generated, and was disappointed. Maybe I should have done more research on alternatives.
First the positive: the staff are friendly, and the hotel is conveniently located to the railway station, bus interchange and several car rental offices. Having a strip of bars and nightclubs on the same block may or may not be a positive for some, but it was midweek, and they seemed quiet. The town centre and colleges are all within walking distance. The wifi is complimentary and very fast. Fruit, water, tea and coffee are complimentary.
Now the not-so-positive: The building is pretty underwhelming and lacks character. The lobby is very small, with two small lounges, and the tea / coffee area was filled with dirty cups and saucers. There seemed to be no secure storage for suitcases or bags: these were left in the lobby or under the stairs (fine if the staff are always present). There is no lift, which means lugging suitcases up the stairs. The room is small, though the bathroom reasonably sized - the shower is somewhat counter-intuitive to use. The convenience of the bus interchange means that bus noise is consistent until around 11 pm (minor issue, but Oxford is a pretty quiet city elsewhere). Noise transmission between rooms was an issue - I could hear our neighbours turn their light switches on and off, cough, use the TV etc. There's no parking or drop-off point for the hotel, and it's on a no stopping zone (bus route).
Overall, I was disappointed with the hotel, as I did not think it was going to be as basic as it turned out to be, and do not think it represents particularly good value. I should have done more research, and would not stay here again in the future.
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