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Oxford Spires Hotel
Ranked #11 of 44 Hotels in Oxford
Kelowna, Canada
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63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“Very basic”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in November -it is very average and that is being generous. My room was very small - thankfully only I was staying there as it would have been too small for 2. There was a small double bed which felt tiny. Water was very hot but the shower curtain was so flimsy it would blow at you and stick to you. Also as the bath was so narrow I kept banging my arm on the freezing cold steel handle in the shower. There was only one bath towel and one hand towel and not enough hangers in the closet. They did provide a kettle and plenty of tea bags and milk and a nice touch of packaged biscuits every day. There was no fridge in the room. The place was like a rabbit warren with what seemed like miles of corridors twisting and turning. I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

We recently stayed at this hotel as part of a large group. Check in was quick and easy.
Room was clean and comfortable with plenty of very very hot water. Our room was a long way from reception and restaurant. It was quite complicated to find your way through all the corridors.
Our meal was not too good on the Friday night but the meal served at our private function on the Saturday night was excellent.
Breakfast was very busy but there was a good choice. Tables could have been cleared a lot quicker.
The plus points for this hotel is that is is ideally located for Oxford City Centre
The down points are the high bar prices and a cup of coffee costing £3.25:(

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

Have stayed here a number of times- it's a great location for getting into the centre of Oxford, particularly for walking by the river. On the last stay we had a really good value deal including an upgraded room and two evening meals (one of them at the Living Room in the town).

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Was at a customer site nearby and there isnt too much choice in the area. The hotel is fine, clean and no real issues, but it is a little dated and tired in places. I noted that there were signs saying that refurb is in progress, so will improve I am sure.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Stayed one night. Room was very comfortable clean and well equipped. breakfast was excellent and the public areas were pleasant. The hotel offers ample parking and navigation around what is a large hotel is straightforward. Ideally located a short walk or bus ride out of Oxford city centre.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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York, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is my second time staying here. This time I requested a room in the Eastwyke House. Much nicer rooms. Larger more comfortable. Took a bit to figure out the heating though. The bar area is very nice and the staff helpful. Front desk personnel could be friendlier and a bit less snobbish, but all in all a nice hotel outside the city center. The buffet breakfast was very poor quality for what they charge. Getting a pot of coffee took quite an effort.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Hotel location cannot be faulted and the rooms were large with a good bathroom. Busy breakfast as expected but the food was of a high standard. Good size swimming pool, no problem with the changing rooms, functional. Not a character hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Oxford Spires Hotel
Address: Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PS, England (Formerly Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Oxford
#8 Luxury Hotel in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Oxford Spires Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 115
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Oxford Spires 4 Pillars Hotel

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