My husband booked me a pamper day at the Oxford Hotel (formally Barcelo) through Travelzoo. I have to say the massage was nice (facial not the best I have had) but the service in the leisure facilities was terrible. The staff on the counter were unfriendly to the extent of making me feel like an inconvenience. No-one smiled at all or offered to explain what facilities were available to me. This was supposed to be a birthday gift, something a little bit special, and a friendly 'Hello and welcome', or 'Thank you I hope you enjoyed your visit' would have made a huge difference. The hotel is obviously very business orientated and therefore felt anonymous. I should point out that my experience was limited to the leisure facilities and cafe area in the lobby (also a disappointment for a pamper day). If this offer is still available, I would recommend spending your money at a proper beauty salon or health farm as they will make you feel much more special!
- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Oxford Hotel
- Barcelo Oxford Hotel Oxford
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The four-star Oxford Hotel has 168 contemporary rooms and is just two miles from the beautiful and historic Oxford city centre. Perfectly located for holidays and short breaks in Oxford and the Cotswold countryside means you can wander through the spires of Oxford University's ancient colleges, and explore the relics in The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.You can also shop at the designer outlet stores in Bicester Shopping Village. You can also relax in the Health & Leisure Club’s pool, sauna and steam room, get pampered in the beauty rooms and enjoy award-winning food in the AA Rosette restaurant. ... more less
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