We may have been lucky. We were given two rooms on the second floor. One was good (spacious and overlooking a college) and the other was acceptable (a little cramped and overlooking some large ventilation equipment and a small car park).
Both were well equipped, clean and in good condition for rooms in a building of this age. It would be possible to pick fault but at the rate we got and with the excellent service at reception and in the lounge, it would be unfair. This hotel proved to be a very good choice particularly given the ideal location for exploring Oxford.
The hotel car park is reached by turning into a side road just before the menacing car restrictions prominent in this area of Oxford. Miss the turning and if you are too early in the day, you’ll be driving on roads that don’t welcome you and probably hemmed in by buses, bicycles and police cars. Once parked (at £15 per 24 hours), you are well located. You leave your car keys at reception and at busy times I envisage they have all sorts of fun maximising the use of the available space. During our trip, the car park was reasonably uncluttered.
Complimentary WiFi was unexpected and welcome. Bar service was good and prices reasonable but if the hotel catering doesn't tempt you, it is rare to have so many good alternatives within easy walking distance. This will be the hotel we check first for availability and price for future visits.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Booking.com, Hotels.com, EasyToBook, Hotel.de, ACCOR and Agoda so you can book your Mercure Eastgate Oxford reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Mercure Eastgate Oxford Hotel Oxford
- Accor Eastgate Oxford
- Mercure Oxford