If you are able to get a discount rate then this hotel represents good value for a stay in Oxford. The location is fantatstic, on the High Street but not too close to noisy bars and clubs. The bed was comfortable and we had a good night's sleep. Staff are efficient and helpful if not exactly warm and friendly.
However, If I had paid full rate for this hotel I would have been very disappointed. We stayed in a standard double on the top floor. The room was smaller than an average hotel double room but it is an old hotel and the rooms seem to be all differing sizes. The problems were all with the bathroom. The paint was peeling off the walls, there was no shower just an attachment that you had to hold over your head and very erratic plumbing with the water changing from scalding hot to freezing cold while you are in the shower. Other little problems included undrinkable water in the bathroom as it is an old building with old plumbing, the water was so horrible that it made the tea and coffee undrinkable. I then had to pay £3 for drinking water which should really have been provided for free. The pillows and duvet were old fashioned feather filled ones which the staff did kindly change for modern, synthetic ones when I explained that my partner was allergic. this must be a fairly common problem but it did take the staff almost an hour to locate replacement bedding.
the hotel charges £15 a day for parking and £12 a day for Internet access. So, if you can get a discount rate, arrive by public transport, live without wi fi for a night and stock up on drinking water at Tesco then this hotel represents decent value for money. We would think about returning next time we visit Oxford.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally a 17th Century coaching inn, this 4 star hotel has 63 en suite rooms. The hotel is ideally situated for visiting the historic colleges as well as participating in the year round entertainment, including open air plays, river punting and the May Day celebrations. The main shopping area is nearby. Facilities are available for breakfast only. The hotel is easily accessible via M40, pay parking is available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Eastgate Oxford Hotel Oxford
- Accor Eastgate Oxford
- Mercure Oxford