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“Another 2 night break” 4 of 5 stars
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Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PS, England   |  
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Ranked #15 of 43 Hotels in Oxford
Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Another 2 night break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We have returned from a lovely 2 night midweek break on our way from North Norfolk to Cornwall. This was our third visit in a year! That must say a lot about our satisfaction with this hotel and its staff. We were able to change on arrival to our favourite room ...perfect.
The food was very good and pleasantly served by a fairly young staff. We were also impressed that senior staff remembered us from previous visits , we felt so relaxed. Such an unusual touch with a large and obviously busy hotel.
We look forward to yet more visits to Oxford and this hotel!

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed here very recently to attend the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim. Prices were very expensive but much the norm when there is an event on so not surprising. However, NO AIR CON on one of the hottest weekends of the year! No fans available on the first night as we arrived fairly late and they had all gone - the room was stiffling even with the windows open and the complimentary water in the room was bordering on of tea-making temperature. There was no fridge in the room so no way to get a cold drink apart from down at the very expensive bar.

All in all though, we would say the staff are really lovely and helpful and the food is pretty good - just beware of going when the weather is hot! Just a five minute walk to the edge of Oxford City Centre along the riverside and a good base for any event at Blenheim which is only 15 minutes drive. Also the only hotel I have ever stayed in worldwide that has hair tongs in the room!!!!! Breakfast buffet was very good and well set out with loads of choices.

Room Tip: Higher floors seem to have less windows - almost like attic rooms so don't get one of these in h...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I spent two days here in July. The hotel is ideally situated a 10 min river walk from the city centre ideal for exploring the historic buildings of Oxford.
The Hotel is set in lovely grounds our room overlooked the fields at the back where horses grazed.
The room was very clean and modern and comfortable. The bar area had lovely sofas to lounge on and relax we took advantage of the gorgeous weather and sat outside in the courtyard .
We had a lovely three course meal on both evenings and the breakfast i had a good selection setting you up perfectly for the day.
The pool and jacuzzi were a delight after a day of walking around the city!
Will I visit this hotel again ? Absolutely !

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I spent a lovely weekend here with three friends in June. The bedrooms in Eastwyke House were super luxurious with an enormous bath and shower and lovely Clarins toiletries. We enjoyed using the good sized pool and all had a manicure in the spa. One of my friends uses a mobility scooter and the staff were extremely helpful and accommodating.
We had a super meal in the restaurant on Saturday evening and breakfast was a real highlight; it is very unusual to find a buffet breakfast of such a high standard. All of the cooked options were fresh and there was a lot of choice. We will definitely be returning to this lovely hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

As soon as you drive up the to the main entrance to the hotel, you realize you've arrived at someplace different to stay. Lovely grounds with different buildings scattered off from the main entrance. We were a group of friends meeting up for the weekend and were given the Eastwyke House as our accommodations. We each had our own room with wonderful old fashion beams and lots of character. My room was gorgeous with the bath centered in the middle of the room....not practical for taking a shower and washing your hair, but lovely to sit and soak and look out the window and the gardens. I was on the 2nd floor which had many scenic views from all three of the windows in my room.
This hotels location is within walking distance of the river, shops, restaurants and the tour buses. I wish we had more time in this area as you could see there was so much to see and do....will definitely be back to the Oxford Spires for a longer stay to explore and enjoy more of this lovely hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A splendid dinner of Thai green curry from the bar snack menu. Eaten outside in the rear garden. However, although this crucial element of Maslow's hierarchy of needs was well attended to that latest and equally essential addition to modern needs was not. Meaning, no Wi-Fi in our room!!! I popped along to the busy reception (no answer when calling from room) and asked about this. Helpful promises to investigate did not resolve the problem. Consequently I cannot recommend room 36 of this hotel.
The room was spacious if a little old fashioned in decor. It was very comfortable. No Air-con, which I realise is only important for about two weeks of the whole year in England. The helpful receptionist offered a fan without any prompting and it arrived within ten minutes. It was pretty effective but not as effective as air con
Shower good/ strong. No fridge in room. Gardens lovely. Swimming pool quite small - push off and glide to other side plus a couple of strokes size - but good enough (I am guessing 15 meter).Of course hotel is almost opposite Hinksey outdoor pool.
Service excellent from all the staff I came in contact with from bar staff, receptionists, leisure attendants to house staff.
I was interested to read in reception a policy for the care of sole female travellers.
I thought that was a good initiative.
Unfortunately did not have great night's sleep. The pillow was hard and like a dope didn't think to look in the wardrobe for a softer one until the early hours. The bed was ok but not the best I have slept in. Most annoying is the slamming of room doors, I guess they are all on springs but they are really loud. This means when the early risers are up so is everyone else, except I guess the heaviest of sleepers.
This hotel has a lovely setting. The reason I am unlikely to return is sleep quality.
Buses from the station include X3, x13, 13.

Room Tip: Not room 36 if you want wi-fi but otherwise spacious room at back of hotel, quiet and looks onto gra...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stafford, Great Britain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Visiting the hotel for a day conference, I enjoyed a first class breakfast in the restaurant for £9.99, which compared very well with prices in similar establishments I have visited. there was a large choice, and despite being a buffet, the food did not appear to have been drying out under powerful lights for a long time. Service was prompt and efficient.

The conference room was well lit and cool, with good AV provision. Delegates were able to sit at tables, a refreshing change from the usual conference layout. the buffet lunch was reasonable, with a wide choice of items.

The hotel lies about a mile from one of the southern junctions on the A34 Oxford bypass, so is easy to find, and has ample parking.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Oxford
#9 Luxury Hotel in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 115
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