We have stayed in Oxford many times for business meetings and have looked longingly at this Lodge as a possible accommodation. So this was a treat for us to have a few nights here before moving to University accommodations. It's a darling lodge, located very well to Jericho neighborhood (Walton Street) and to other pubs and restaurants close by so that the trek downtown isn't necessary for a meal. Downtown is a bit further, and is a lovely walk past colleges and University buildings. We had a second floor room with several windows for cross ventilation but limited view. The room was large, for Britain, and so was the bathroom. It had the most comfortable bed of any on our trip and the quietness made also for restful slumber. Turn down service is provided which we usually eschew, but the chocolates are welcome.
The staff, though always successful in attending to our needs in the hotel, was not very well informed about the surrounding area. Perhaps because the desk attendants were not from Oxford they were not familiar with the walks and restaurants along the Thames. They tried to get information for us, but were unable. This was disappointing. They did willingly store our luggage while the room was under preparation and on the day we checked out.
We did not eat in their facilities so cannot comment. But there are lovely tables out front on which to have tea or an evening cocktail. One could also sit there while waiting for another which was very pleasant as the neighborhood is charming.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cotswold Lodge is an independent 4-star hotel located in a conservation area within walking distance from Oxford’s historic city centre. Visitors are assured of a warm welcome and a highly professional level of service, whether they are popping in for a coffee, meeting someone for lunch, staying at the hotel or hosting an event. The elegant Victorian building combines period features such as bay windows, high ceilings and open fireplaces with all the facilities required by today’s business and leisure travellers, including secure wireless broadband internet access. All our guest rooms offer a good level of comfort and privacy. Our ten feature rooms are named after Oxford colleges and retain the distinctive architectural features of the original building. Restaurant 66 has a modern, fresh design and an acclaimed menu. We also have a welcoming bar, charming terraces, a spacious drawing room and a Mediterranean-style courtyard garden. The Norham Suite is the ideal venue for business meetings, private dining functions and special events such as weddings, birthdays and parties. Cotswold Lodge is one of the few hotels in Oxford where parking is not a problem. We provide complimentary parking for residents – and we are just 10 minutes’ walk or a short bus ride from the city centre, visit our image gallery. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cotswold Hotel Oxford