The proximity of this hotel cannot be faulted. You are in the centre of Oxford and in every direction there is something to look at and do. The closeness to restaurants, pubs and cafes is perfect. We were going to eat at a restaurant a little further out of town but on a cold February evening the pull of 'Jamie's Italy' under the hotel was too good to be missed.
The room was clean, warm, adequate and modern but being a boutique hotel in the inner city it was snug to say the least. We struggled to move around the room and found the en-suite very tiny. The AA rating is 5 stars.We looked this up on the AA website and we were not totally convinced that we would have given it this rating. Some parts of the room were tired in need of a little TLC but nothing drastic. There were no breakfast facilities but you could easily acquire breakfast in any direction from the hotel. We were in a back room and the drone of the air conditioning units from the theatre next door didn't lead to a brilliant nights sleep. Our opinion was that is was over priced.
The issue of parking can be resolved. We used the Pear Tree park and ride for the daytime and the bus stop is opposite the hotel. During the evening we needed secure parking and used the Gloucester Street indoor overnight parking. Not cheap but safe.
The welcome from the young man at the reception desk was lovely and he was extremely helpful and polite.
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