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“Good value, well located” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Oxford
Ranked #341 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
London
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good value, well located”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

I spent 5 nights at the Hotel Oxford in May. It is well located - slightly further away from some of the sights than some hotels but very easy to walk to them. An advantage is it is located in a quieter part of town - with some wonderful nearby local restaurants. It is also fairly close to the central station for the airport train.

It is worth noting that although this hotel is rated four star, it is more of a "European four star" meaning that it is more three star English standards. It is looking slightly dated - but that is more cosmetic. That's not to say that it isn't a comfortable place to stay (which it is) but do not let your expectations get too high. It is perfectly pleasant for a few nights - as other reviewers have said, the rooms are small and relatively basic, but they are comfortable and the rooms are clean, with good bathrooms. The bed was also quite comfortable - although it was on rollers so moved about quite a lot if you were sat up in bed trying to read. The rooms also became very warm at night - and whilst there is air conditioning available, it is quite loud - so a balance to be struck.

The really good thing about this hotel is the members of staff. They are really good: they speak fantastic English if your Italian isn't quite up to it and are very friendly and helpful and smiley. Even at breakfast time, when things get rather busy in the breakfast room - they really do their best to make sure everyone has an enjoyable time, despite it being a little chaotic. Staff aside, the breakfast is buffet style and there are a number of options to choose from - continental, eggs and bacon, pastries, cereal and yoghurts - everything you could expect. The quality is fairly average - but for the price you pay for this hotel, it is not a bad thing.

So overall, I would say this is a good hotel and worth staying at. The staff members are the real highlight. Don't get overexcited by the four stars (I was slightly disappointed to start with) - it is not a four star hotel but if you go in expecting three stars then you will not be disappointed. And it is good value for money - and a great place to explore this brilliant city. After all, you shouldn't be spending too long in the rooms!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Darren F
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

19 May 2014, 4 night stay via BA. The hotel is in a nice area near the USA embassy and not too far to a metro station. Rooms are small and felt a little cramped. However, very clean, good housekeeping and a comfortable large bed. Good choice at breakfast and the service was friendly even if it was a bit chaotic at times. The staff have excellent language skills (unlike me) and all the staff we encountered were super.
The welcome map we were given at check in proved invaluable as we walked to the main sites, it had more detail than the one I'd had purchased for the trip.

Highlight of the trip was meeting a 90 year old US navy veteran at the top of palatine Hill!

Room Tip: Room facing the front of the hotel can be noisy but its mostly traffic noise.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jazbotaz
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Manhattan Beach, California
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61 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been staying at this hotel in Rome for over 20 years and we think it is very good. The rooms are sufficient and updated. The breakfast was sufficient and the service was excellent. The location was best of all, near the Via Veneto and taxis easily accessed. Most of the people speak English at the hotel and are all very helpful. Gabriella, who is a server and a bartender, was so much fun and kept us entertained. We look forward to going back soon!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Thank Toni S
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Hammond, Louisiana
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Oxford in Rome on May 5-7 before we went on a cruise. It is on a quiet street in central Rome. The staff is bi-lingual. Everyone is very helpful. The rooms are a nice size for Europe standards. Two beds, a mini bar, shower and tub, window overlooking the street. It had a full size desk. There is a small elevator. A full breakfast is included. There is a bar, small restaurant. We had breakfast each morning before heading out on our adventures. I highly recommend the Hotel Oxford.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Diane C
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USA
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

we was looking for the perfect hotel and location in Rome and we found "The Oxford" for a very reasonable price and for what we need in Rome was the perfect spot. Four blocks from Via Veneto where actually hotels in that area cost $$$. The rooms are super smalls but in Europe is typical, our bathroom was incredible small but ok for what you need it, very clean. The staff was friendly and helpful , breakfast was good too.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Rafamark
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

This hotel is situated in a nice part of Rome near the American Embassy and Via Veneto. Reception staff were nice and could speak English.
The room was smallish but quite suitable for 2 people for 4 nights. The shower was small but okay for us although a large person might have difficulty. The room was very clean and the bedding was good. Our friends had a slightly larger room with bath and shower over.
The breakfast was good - bread/bacon/scrambled and boiled eggs/various jams/juices etc.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peacheypc_123
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

Pleasant well run hotel in good location for sightseeing. Room OK (not good).Breakfast fine. Pleasant helpful staff. Some very good "local" restaurants near too make up for the fact that the hotel restaurant only did light meals. We would recommend for a short break.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ericleroi7
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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:
#183 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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