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“Good Business Meeting” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oxford Spires Hotel
Ranked #12 of 44 Hotels in Oxford
Bedford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good Business Meeting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

This hotel was welcoming and well organised.It was apparently fully booked but there was an air of calm about the place. The room was comfortable and fairly spacious with a sitting area and a flat screen television that was surprisingly easy to use.
The dining room was well run and the staff managed our rather large party well. The food was disappointing I had pigeon which was overdone and the size of half my thumb.The lamb was also not done as pink as I had asked for and the veg and potatoes left a lot to be desired.
The meeting rooms were calm and well ordered and the lunch served was a good selection which seemed to please all.
The invoice and luggage were dealt with efficiently

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stayed here for two nights after the Blenheim Palace triathlon. It was only about a 20min drive from there and I was able to leave my bike in the room for the duration of our stay so that it was safer than on the bike rack. The double room we had was spacious and clean with the usual hotel facilities. We ate at the hotel restaurant one night, the food was good and so was the service. It takes around 20mins to walk into the main town, to get to which you pass a nice looking pub next to a river where you can go punting. Id recommend this hotel and would return!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank AeJ853
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

For a modern hotel this has been built to fit in so well with the blonde stone of Oxford and it's architectural style. Located just a ten or fifteen minute walk from St Aldate's, or a three or four minute bus ride, the hotel is quiet, peaceful and it beautiful grounds. Our room was very comfortable, although a little on the dark side with only an inset window, although this made very little difference to our overall impression. There was a very long walk to the room from reception, but that made very little difference. We stayed for two nights and ate at the hotel each night. For hotel food, the standard was really high and the meals inventive and enjoyable. Breakfasts were plentiful and delicious. We enjoyed an excellent package of a two night stay with one dinner for £128 per night. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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otterburn
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great location and plenty of parking, on a Friday afternoon, the staff were very friendly, room clean and welcoming. but was a bit warm on the Friday. night but the weather was hot..Great meal in the restaurant , Family had a swim. pool warm and clean. Mares and foal in the fields outside our window, and a family of Kestrels on the roof. Nice breakfast buffet style, lots to choose from. would use again ..

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank ANGELA T
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

Just returned from an excellent stay at this hotel. We made good use of the facilities - pool, spa, restaurant etc, and only have one complaint - no air-con. The bedroom was so hot through out the stay, and we didn't want to leave the bedroom window open as we were on the ground floor. Very unusual for a modern(ish) hotel of this standard not to have climate control for the rooms. Other areas in the hotel were also very warm. Overall, we really enjoy the break. Staff all professional and friendly. We were part of a large family group, that included young children and grandparents, and we all said how great it was. Hotel is a 15 minute walk from Oxford along a canal path, so no need to fight the traffic either. Food was lovely and the Sunday lunch was great value for money. Will definitley be back. Our room was very spacious and we managed to park the car right outside the room - load of parking spaces during our stay.

Room Tip: Large hotel - ask for close to reception if you need to avoid walking to far and / or higher room if...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rufie1973
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

This hotel solves so many problems when coming to Oxford, a place we love to visit. No issues with car parking, clean, tidy and relatively inexpensive for a long weekend. We love to walk the tow path alongside the river watching all the activity of the various forms of water transport as we head towards the city centre. Having been before we opted for the same room previously used which we are never disappointed in. If we had a criticism it would be the lack of air conditioning.The food in the restaurant, whether breakfast or dinner, was superb and the complaint we made, of late arrival of food, was handled with care and professionalism. Hotel staff are always courteous and helpful. Whenever we visit Oxford we will always head for the Four Pillars !

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Deuce-n-in
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Miami
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great location at a reasonable price, complimentary parking, free wifi in the lobby. Walk into the center of Oxford or take the bus nearby.
Country setting of the hotel is charming. Friendly and helpful staff., excellent breakfast buffet.
Will stay here again. Only drawback is that we were upgraded to the separate Eastwycke building, which gave us a large room with snacks and wine but we had to carry luggage up the stairs, and it isn't convenient when there's rain to then walk to the main hotel for breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank manhattan1959
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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:
#3 Spa Hotel in Oxford
#9 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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