This brand would not have been my first choice, particularly as I could have got a 'proper' Holiday Inn for £10 more, but stayed here due to location. Holiday Inn Express seems to pitch itself midway between the Novotels, Holiday inns, Jury Inn at one end and the Travelodges /Premier Lodge at the other. Part of the problem being that the better quality hotels can often be found at discount prices and then this brand seems very expensive for what it is. Lovely room, big room with double bed and also a sofa bed - bed a bit hard but choice of pillows - good bathroom but would have preferred a bath to a shower (not an option with this hotel) Very clean and well presented hotel.
Breakfast horrible! Many people have commented on the horrible scrambled egg - wouldn't the obvious thing be to address the problem and provide better quality food! Rest of breakfast poor, rubber sausages, cheap beans and sliced break to toast - cake and croissants dry and tasteless cake. ............ But there was a breakfast! Many hotels don't include breakfast in rate, so is better to have a horrible breakfast than no breakfast?
Overall distinctly average - but I don't think it pretends to be anything other that, so does its job well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Express by Holiday Inn Hotel, Kassam Stadium-Oxford is ideally situated for business or pleasure. By car only 14 minutes from Oxford city centre, one hour from Heathrow Airport and an ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds or visiting one of the Oxford theatres, BMW Mini or the John Radcliffe Hospital . Popular local attractions include: Ashmolean Museum, Botanic Gardens, Pitt Rivers Museum, Blenheim Palace, Bicester Village, Oxford University, walking tours, punting on the river and many more.The Express is next door to the Quadrangle Conference Centre & Kassam Stadium and a few minutes walk from Oxford Science Park. There are plenty of entertainment facilities within 5 minutes walk of the hotel: including two restaurants, 11 screen cinema, 10 pin bowling, Gala bingo, children's activity centre and leisure club. The Leisure Club has a 20m Swimming Pool, with a large gym with steam room, sauna spa pool and various aerobics classes (must book). Guests staying at the hotel can buy a pass for the leisure club for only 5. The Express by Holiday Inn has a Meet Smart conference room, ideal for meetings for up to 30. High speed wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel.Maximum 3 adults per room, supplement for third adult. All rooms are non-smoking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Oxford Hotel Oxford
- Holiday Inn Oxford