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“Good 3 Star hotel”
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Hotel Oxford
Ranked #343 of 1,258 Hotels in Rome
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good 3 Star hotel”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

The hotel is situated in a good street near lots of posh embassies and walking distance of the Spanish Steps, good metro links, nice restaurants and the Termini. The hotel itself has very friendly and helpful staff, is clean and tidy and serves a great breakfast. Sadly, the hotel is pretty tatty looking. In comparison to other 4*s in the area the hotel Oxford really doesn't quite match the standard. But it's not offensive and for the deal we paid for, I wasn't too disappointed. The beds by my standards were very firm...and short! I'm only 5'8", not excessively tall, and my feet dangled off the edge. I'm here in December and its 10C +, a bit of a nip in the air but by no means cold. The heating is on high though and the room is a little stifling as the fan is not much use and the road is very noisy to open the window. With these factors in mind, it's not the most comfortable hotel in the world but certainly bearable. The wifi is good and free. We were able to Skype with no trouble and use email, Facebook and YouTube with no problem either. The bathroom is really clean and comes with soap shower gel, shower cap, very basic vanity set and a shoe shine. There is a tv, a safe and a mini fridge. We've only used the safe which was easy to use. There really is nothing offensive about the hotel but if you're looking for a 4* neat looking hotel, probably best to try elsewhere. Otherwise, it's functional and a good base for a short trip to Rome.

  • Stayed December 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

Not going to lie building is a little shabby and old fashioned but that aside the rooms are clean food is good and the staff are amazing , warm friendly knowledgeable and extremely helpful they definitely make it a worthwhile stay , only negative would be little out the way would have liked to be more central as I struggle to walk long distances, ok on way but way back is up hill , transport links are good and very easy to use . Was worried being here over Christmas alot would be shut , not at all lots of cafes shops busses and metro all running today it has been a very enjoyable trip beautiful city friendly people me and littlen have made a wish at the trevi fountain so we shall return one day :)

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We booked this place for a 3-night trip through BA. When you enter the hotel you realise that at some point in the past had its glorious days but these are now gone. The room was good sized but the holes on the walls gave the impressions that the hotel is abandoned or the manager does not even care. The staff was friendly and the breakfast buffet lovely. Overall this should be a 2-star hotel and not 4.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention theeir extra charges: when checking out the asked us to pay "council tax" which, as they claim, was not included in the price..!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheOxford, Responsabile reception at Hotel Oxford, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Dear Guest,

we are happy to confirm you that our Hotel is a 4 Stars with 50 years of glorious history.
Our staff is always proud to satisfy all the request of the guests and we thank you for confirming this with your review.
All the rooms have good sized and you can visit our official website to see the different tipology of the rooms : superior ( all refurbished) and standard ( high quality with all the comforts)
Our hotel is located in a historic palace of 1800 with all nice peculiarity of this historic years.
Regarding the extra charge we confirm that from 1st of January of 2011 our Goverment introduced the city tax for all the guests (as you can read in our official website), so we have to apply this tax.
Thank you for taking time to write about us and hoping to see you soon for another wonderful visit of the Eternal City with us.
kind regards

Stefano Vergari
Head Reception
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

Stay 4 Nights on a BA Package, excellent value for money. Is a good 3 Star average hotel only, small rooms, nice bathroom but good breakfast. Safe in Embassy area about 10 minutes walk from Via Veneto. Good if you are on a budget but decidedly average. Staff helpful & courteous.
Had dinner once in the bar bit better to eat out. Nice bar ok with nibbles in the evening. Does what it does well.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at hotel for 3 nights. Ok hotel but def not 4 star,id say 2/3 tops. Very small rooms,bar area. The lift is tiny. Didn't feel the staff were as friendly as previous reviews state. Outside looks posh,inside was aged. They were competing building works when we went so were woken up 7am by them banging. Breakfast ok a lot to chose but nothing special. Quite near hot spots but def need map obv! An ok hotel but wouldn't recommend.

rome is amazing and I def recommend seeing the sites.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

Just got back from three nights at The Oxford Hotel. It was a BA package, to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary.
It did not disappoint, was excellent value for money. When we arrived check in was easy, and were shown to our room. It was good, but had a shower and we prefer a bath after a long day seeing the amazing sights that Rome has to offer. We were straightaway given another room, it was bigger and had a lovely big bath. The room was spotlessly clean as was the bathroom. It was very cosy and nice to come back to after sightseeing. The staff were all so friendly and helpful, especially the bar staff. they cooked a different pasta each day, which we had once and enjoyed. But Rome has so many nice restaurants that it's fun to eat out. Breakfast was included in our package and was really good. All the usual cold meats, cheeses , cereals, etc. plus scrambled eggs and bacon. All very plentiful to set you up for the day ! Not too far to the Spanish steps and Trevi Fountain, plenty of tour buses etc to go to the Colosseum and Forum. We walked a lot, and enjoyed it. Good tip ! If you are over 65 then take your passports with you and you will get free admission to all the sights. We saved a fortune doing this !
To sum up, a very enjoyable stay, would recommend and would stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2013

I went with a girlfriend ( 21 and 24) on a city trip to rome for 6 days. We thought we had booked a hotel room, but we received an appartment when we arrived. this appartment was located in a building 5 minutes away from the hotel. The entrance was nice, but when we entered the room we were a little bit disappointed. The appartment was small and there was fungus in the bathroom. The view was frightful. We had windows but that was everything. All sorts of mess were lying around outside and you could see all the other people in the houses. The location of the appartment was good, but we missed the entertainment during the evening. There were not little bars or nice restaurants around the appartment. If you wanted to go to a good restaurant i would consider taking the underground to the pantheon! There are very nice restaurants located over there! During our stay the were some problems with the hot water in the bathroom. when you took a shower. after five minutes the water was not hot any more. If i went again to rome, i would not consider staying again in this hotel.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Oxford
Address: Via Boncompagni 89, 00187 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#185 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#230 Business Hotel in Rome
#274 Family Hotel in Rome
#294 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Oxford 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in Rome's most exclusive area, Hotel Oxford is set just behind Via Veneto and the Spanish Steps. Guest rooms feature elegant furnishings and wood or carpeted floors. Experience the real Dolce Vita in this elegant setting. The rooms come with air conditioning and a private bathroom, and some have a balcony. Apartments are also available, and are located in separate buildings in nearby Via Piave or Via Flavia. At the Oxford Hotel you have free internet Wi-Fi connection! . This family-run hotel features a snack bar and a meeting room with a capacity of 30 people. ... more   less 
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