Best Western Linton Lodge Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We stayed here for my boyfriends graduation - it was reasonably priced and near the city centre. Location is great and you can find some great restaurants within a 20 minute walk. The room is nice enough - seems to be recently refurbished and was very comfortable - the bathroom probably let the space down a bit seeming dated and not the cleanest! However the real letdown was the sound! We must of been staying on a corridor with a group of guests who were running around the corridors, opening and closing doors all night and shouting along the corridor- the real problem was that all of these noises were loud and clear in our room- we had to call to reception and although they sent someone up the party continued all night- this really ruined our stay. Management should think about the placing for large and noisy parties - preferably away from other guests!
We stayed for two nights 3/4 November 2017. The Hotel is well located for public transport and if in the mood will only take approximately 20 minutes to walk to the centre of Oxford. The Hotel is very clean and we had a rather large double room but it could have done with a little tlc but it was very clean, quite and well appointed. with little touches like a well stocked tea/coffee tray, ironing board plus an iron of course also on the desk mints , water and lip balm! The staff were very friendly and three cheers go to Daria and Alexi very helpful front of desk staff. The breakfast buffet was continually being stocked through out breakfast service and anything that wasn't in view you only had to ask and if available was brought to you. There were four other members of our family staying and they all agree with me as well. The only thing was that slightly worrying was that the fire alarm went off on the early Saturday evening. The alarm system worked well but the supervision of guests and staff evacuation was pathetic no checks at all .Also what miffed us that we arrived early and had to pay parking charge till the appointed check in time. I do understand that people can take advantage of on site parking but probably some sort of arrangement could be met with having a block booking. Will defiantly be back in the future.
Fortunately I booked only one night at the hotel. I’ve got a room on the ground floor overlooking the parking lot and next to the kitchen. Very loud noise stopped around 1 AM and around 5 AM cleaning staff and also probably kitchen staff started to be very loud. No shower gel, very loud ventilation in the bathroom. I will definitely not be back.
I stayed 3 nights in October 2017. The Hotel is nicely located close to the College I had a meeting (3 minutes walking) . The room was good, very clean, bathroom spotless, the bed was comfortable and clean, No strange smells such as overwhelming perfumed linen and such. Staff was efficient. I lost my room door card and the girl in reception gave me another on the spot (no charges). I had to stay one morning working in the room and when I left they had left outside the door a bag full of new towels, no need really. Mineral water , coffee and tea-boiler are there free ( I only used the mineral water which I was not charged for). The only curios things I found (hence a 4 rating) was that in the sink there are separate taps for cold and hot water. So if you don't like to fill up the sink (which I never do for hygienic reasons ) and tempering the water you end up having to use the cold water tap, as the other tap gives off water too hot. But I guess separated taps are the norm in the UK, right? Breakfast was OK . Someone mentioned shower head water stream too weak, but I find it quite acceptable and saves water. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and I would return myself. Ah there is a grocery about ten minutes walk in the main road.
I enjoyed being able to join friends here for breakfast on 2 consecutive mornings for a special family occasion. The dining room was very busy and we did have to remind staff to bring pots of tea or coffee but the rest was self-service buffet style and I would say for that reason the cooked breakfast was average. Our evening meal, on the other hand, was very good indeed - all courses having been pre-ordered for our group.
I stayed here for a Saturday night as it was very well located for a family wedding. Arrived at midday and was underwhelmed by exterior look of hotel. However there was free parking for guests. However amazed to find room ready so early! The room was tucked away along some corridors and up some stairs (believe there is a lift too). Room was excellently appointed and lovely new bathroom. Hot drinks in room + biscuits and little gifts (mints and lip balm). Nice comfy bed and decent tv. Room felt a little too hot, and I couldn’t find an easy way to cool the room down. Although bathroom looked nice and new it was a little cramped and the shower had one of those huge shower heads, but the flow wasn’t too strong. Breakfast was average - good content on food, but the hot element was tepid to warm at best. Had to flag down staff to get a pot of tea / coffee. So in summary not really 4star, but better than 3. However it wouldn’t take much to get to the next level.
This is my 3rd visit in the hotel and by far the most impressive. I was I room 14, clean, good size and facilities. Minor problem with the shower knob I forgot to mention but very minor. Bed was very comfortable, had a great nights sleep What surprised me was the food. They do a great menu of the day 3 courses for £20. Good was excellent as was the service. Looking forward to staying again
Very pleasant stay in this hotel for three nights. Comfortable and helpfull friendly staff. Breakfast facilities are good. Rooms are clean and tidy and good beds. The walking distance to the centre is not correct mentioned in a few reviews. You need more than 10 minutes for a distance of 1.5 miles.
Stayed here for two nights on the Tesco Reward scheme, the location was excellent, in a quiet street, only a few minutes away from the bus stop to access the city centre. Reception is modern and bright and staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was adequate for a short stay, although the bed was a small double and there wasn't much storage for clothes, should you require it. The television was a good size but it was impossible to watch anything as the reception was so poor that if a car went past or someone moved a muscle the picture froze or scrambled. After a long day's sight-seeing it would have been nice to relax and watch TV. The breakfast was a buffet offering scrambled eggs or other types to order. However no-one asked if this was required and having had to ask for milk both mornings for coffee and cereal, we decided that it would have taken the staff too long to oblige and settled for the option readily available. It's a shame that these little things made for a lukewarm review of an otherwise lovely trip.
This little hotel was perfect for us. It's in a quiet residential area, rooms are fresh and very clean, tv works well, comfortable beds and good shower. Our only small issue was we could hear the guests in the room above us, but they were quiet at a reasonable time and we slept fine. Breakfast wasn't included in our stay so we didn't end up eating here and can't comment on the restaurant. For anyone who doesn't walk, plan on taking a taxi because it's about a 35 minute walk into the centre. Altogether, we would recommend this hotel as a very good budget option.
- Close to Pitts Rivers Museum and Oxford University Museum of Natural History
- Onsite dining
- 24-hour front desk
Best Western Linton Lodge Hotel places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Pitts Rivers Museum and Oxford University Museum of Natural History. This 87-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour front desk. Located centrally in Oxford, it's also close to Ashmolean Museum and Sheldonian Theatre.
In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.
All 87 rooms provide coffee makers and ironing boards. Hair dryers are also standard.
At Best Western Linton Lodge Hotel, guests have access to a porter/bellhop. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area.
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49% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 813 reviews