Got booked in here on business as our usual was full. When we turned up there was no room for me. So I was put in one room the first night and had to change to another room for the second night. First room I got was right next to reception. There was a big gap between the floor and the door so all noise and light from the hall and reception came straight in to my room. As I went to be at midnight I realised the flimsy curtains did nothing to block the light from the massive facade light aimed at my window, also the night porter's tv was blasting the news at full volume, making it impossible for me to sleep. I went to the reception and rang the bell, heard the night porter move around behind in the back room but didn't appear. I rang the bell another three times before he turned up (when the news ended...). After much protesting from the night porter he eventually called management and they turned up and turned the lights of (and the tv) in about 30 seconds.
The second room that I got was one of the un-refurbished ones, dingy with cigarette burns on the carpet and walls. It was probably grand once but it desperate need of repair.
Breakfast could've been fantastic, I wouldn't know, I didn't hang around long enough to find out...
Note that the hotel is a good 20 min walk in to central Oxford (there is a reason they offer free parking...) and not as close as they claim. It is in a nice area though but that is certainly not worth this horrid hotel.
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