We stayed here as a stop-over on the way to Southampton, & also because we were taking advantage of a good-value special offer. When we arrived reception was very busy but they did have 3 staff manning it so the wait wasn't too long. We'd booked an accessible room & were given the option of steps or a ramped way to get there we chose the ramp. However it was far too far for us (both walking disabled).When I booked the room I asked if it would be far to walk & was given the impression that the person booking our room didn't actually know the lay-out of the hotel!! There were long corridors, a bit like a rabbit warren. Our room was smaller than other Q hotels rooms we've had, it was clean but I did notice a patch of wallpaper peeling away. The bathroom was spacious but only had an over-bath shower, no good for us. A pity they hadn't used the wasted space to install a free-standing shower.There was a good outlook over the courtyard & gardens & although we had our windows open we didn't suffer from outside noise. There was a good dinner menu & the food was most enjoyable, however the restaurant seemed to be frenetic, there were lots of staff (which did mean good service) all moving about quickly & the floor, despite carpets, was very noisy. Maybe our table which was near the reception & the kitchen exit door wasn't in the best of positions, but it certainly wasn't a restful meal. We took our coffee in the bar where the staff were also friendly & we watched cocktails being made. The breakfast had the usual big hot-counter choice but we opted for boiled eggs - a mistake! The chef obviously didn't know how to cook them, we were offered no egg-cups or small spoons & by the time some small pots (the waitress admitted they had no egg-cups) were found the eggs were rock- hard. I certainly wouldn't recommend this hotel if you're looking for peace & quiet & I don't think we shall stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in 17 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, yet within minutes of the M40, The Oxford Belfry, with 154 luxury bedrooms, is the perfect venue from which to explore Oxford and the surrounding area. The hotel offers bright, modern public areas including Terrace Bar, Restaurant and Lounges, Leisure Club and Spa with indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, 7 spa treatment rooms, tennis courts, and outstanding conference and banqueting facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Hotel Oxford
- The Oxford Belfry Oxfordshire/Milton Common