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Ethos Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We enjoyed the room very much. It was clean and spacious for two. The staff were generally v approachable and friendly apart from one whom we met when we checked out (she seems a little overwhelmed with the work scope and doesn't seem to like what she is doing). However the rest of the staff from when we checked in and throughout our stay were just great to offer suggestions for food and checked in with us to ensure everything was ok. They were extremely helpful to our needs. The cafe also serves great pizzas the mushroom pizza was absolutely delicious! :)

The room was exceptionally comfortable and would especially suit a longer-stay traveller. Reception was friendly and went out of their way to make me feel at home. A slightly odd location but I was taken aback at exceptional value for money.

We have just got back from a short-notice night away at this little gem of a hotel. Whilst it might not suit people who want a recognized brand experience, for us it was perfect The welcome was warm and the suite looked out over the roofs towards the dreamy spires of Oxford - which was a mere 10 minutes walk away If you want a different experience to the normal group hotel check this out

stayed for a couple of nights on business. convenient for town but very near road for noise and bed about 3 ft away from a fridge which went on and off all night long. Bed not very comfortable. Brilliant staff in evenings running front desk and cafe opposite but daytime staff less so

My friend and I had a lovely stay for one night last weekend. We booked to enjoy a weekend in Oxford and were not disappointed. The room was lovely and the service was great. I read a few reviews that mentioned the rooms were loud, we were on the top floor and the floorboards did creak so we may have bothered people below so I think it depends what room you get. We had room 11 and it was lovely and quiet. Check in was a little confusing as number 59 Western Road is a separate building to where you check in so you have to go to the cafe but overall it was fine one we were found confused on the other side of the road! My only feedback would be that it was a little pricey considering there was no parking included and it was about a 15 minute walk from the centre but on the other hand it was nice to be a bit outside the main town. Lovely stay and would definitely stay again ... the complimentary drink on arrival and free water in the rooms were nice touches.

We received a afternoon tea from our family for Ethos restaurant in Oxford here is our review: We traveled today via train and bus from Swindon to Oxford as we were booked in for afternoon tea it’s quite out of the way down some streets out from town centre it was very quiet only two other people in the restaurant first of all we were very early but the staff seemed friendly and said that this was not a problem, we sat down and ordered coffee whilst we waited for our afternoon tea to arrive ,eventually it arrived 4 sandwiches some cakes two scones cream and a selection of jams ,where were the assortment of finger sandwiches you normally get but what sandwiches we got were coronation chicken and egg really is this it ,we had to remind the staff that a glass of prosseco was included which they served us that was nice.we started with the sandwiches followed by some small cakes still frozen but ok on to the scones very dry indeed ,jurying our afternoon tea no one asked if everything was ok.The two staff entertained themselves making coffee for themselves I do suppose since they We a little quiet at least they were doing something.My rating for this place would only be 3 out of 19 at the very most,I would not recommend to any one

No working Wifi apart from in the bar, not a queen sized bed as booked, cold room; separate from the cafe, very poor parking (£10 to park on the pavement outside). Then to crown it all, we got billed twice for our rooms.

NHS put us up here and the 3 of us here found it a great place to stay. It's a funky place-- the 3 of us wound up in rooms in each of the buildings (there are at least 3 clearly) and all really liked it. It was comfortable, spacious, clean and the staff were very friendly and fun to chat with. We didn't bother with a car-- the staff were happy to call a taxi for us every morning, and we loved being able to walk within 10-15 minutes of the city center. Note-- if you DO want gym access, i have no idea if you really do get a discount but Pure Gym is .4m down the road, open 24/7 and pretty convenient.

The hotel is in a good location. The room was well appointed but looking a bit tired, the bathroom had cracked tiles and mould. The bedroom carpet had an iron burn mark. We were kept awake until by the people above banging about, walking around and running water so soundproofing clearly not adequate. Woke this morning feeling shattered. So if you’re looking for a quiet night avoid room 10! When it came to breakfast nobody explained that there was a cooked breakfast on offer until after we had eaten croissants and toast!

Really beautiful hotel with exceptional rooms in a quiet part of Oxford. Staff are lovely. Breakfast delicious and very varied. Can’t recommend highly enough. Great value and can’t wait to come back again soon

59 Western Road Oxford England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Christ Church College
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Christ Church College is a short stroll from Ethos Hotel, and other popular attractions like University of Oxford are within a mile (2 km). This 18-room, 4-star guesthouse has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Oxford, the guesthouse is also near Covered Market and Exeter College.


Explore the guesthouse and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.


The 18 recently renovated rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. LCD TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include iPod docks, coffee makers, and phones.

Property features

Ethos Hotel features free WiFi in public areas and express check-out. Self parking is available for GBP 10 per day. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and securing valuables.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 573 reviews