It is just off a main route from the North into Oxford. About ten minutes walk from The Parks and the same again to town centre. However frequent buses pass on the main road and a taxi is about £7.00 to colleges and centre. So well located for Oxford or even exploring the wider area where Blenheim Palace is not far away.
Car park at rear, friendly and efficient front of house staff although the public areas are small for a hotel of this size, the bar will probably seat no more than ten comfortably and there is another rather gloomy space seating a similar number.
The absolute positives are it is very clean, good quality towels and bed linen and the self service breakfast was excellent. We also had dinner, good value at £20 for the set menu.
Staff we met were exclusively foreign and on occasions there was an indication of insufficient training but they were all looking to please. Why, for example would they look to insist a group of five used a table for four by putting a chair and place setting on the end of the table when a round table of six was available. We used the table for six foe what I have described as an excellent breakfast.
Our bed was rather small , barely a double.
Would we stay again, yes, it is good value and well located.More
- Free Wifi