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Holiday Inn Express Oxford-Kassam Stadium

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here for 2 nights as a base to explore Oxford. the hotel was used mainly by tour groups. Rooms were simple, bed was ok. Breakfast speed was reasonable, we loved the croissants. Nearby there is a cinema and a couple of F&B outlets, but otherwise nothing much.

I've stayed at the hotel a number of times over the past few years,and have always been greeted by friendly and helpful staff,and a clean comfortable room,so as far as that is concerned I have no issues.The fact is that it simply hasn't changed,it's looking a little dated compared to other HI Express and HI,and I feel the price charged is more a reflection on location,than available hotel facilities.Its a great base for the surrounding area and plenty to keep you entertained with restaurants close by,and once again have nothing but good things to report about the staff,but maybe it's time to add a touch of modernisation to the tired looking rooms,air con and larger TV's,newer bathrooms.

The staff were very friendly, rooms are ok. Breakfast could be better only scrabbled eggs,sausages and baked beans are the hot option ,no bacon the front desk staff very helpful in getting a seven seater taxi

Long weekend with friends. Hotel served its purpose being cheap and straightforward if a little distant from any sign of civilisation . The staff were helpful and pleasant. Breakfast was the usual holiday inn express fare with limited choice . Please IHG try and provide sausages which at least look like a pig was involved at some point and bacon would be a nice option. The real issue I have was the bed. Terrible mattress and a bed which at no point felt secure. It was sleeping on a cardboard jelly.

Happy with choice for a no frills business stop with breakfast included in the price. Breakfast was OK, got to say not up to premier inn standards, but this was not my expectation so my expectations were met. Can't say more than that!

I just stayed for a night earlier this week- location is great for the Kassam, there's a few restaurants just across the way too, and it's about 15 mins drive from the city centre. Check in was quick and hassle free (as was check out)- all the staff were pleasant enough. My 1st floor room was clean and well maintained- basic but definitely better than a Travelodge or similar. The bar is reasonably priced and breakfast is limited but exactly as it's described. Overall this is a good hotel for a short stay if you're looking for value for money rather than anything special.

I travel a lot for business and stayed at this hotel recently, working from the one conference room. Of all the places I've stayed, this really didn't match up to the standard I'd expect from Holiday Inn. Firstly, I arrived to book in and asked if I could store my equipment in the conference room ready for tomorrow. I was told I could but that I couldn't set up and prepare because the room "wasn't clean and ready". Fine. I'm used to that. I stacked my stuff in the corner and figured I'd come down early and sort it out and set up. When I did come down in the morning, not a thing had been done to the room. Not a thing. I was forced to get up early to setup when I could have easily done in the night before. Ho hum. Never mind. These things happen. However, I had forgotten a few toiletry items and despite having signs up saying these were available at reception, not a thing I required was available. So I had to make do without. The night was noisy, with other guests talking loudly in the corridors, doors slamming all night and paper thin walls so you could hear phone conversations of the person next door. I didn't try breakfast as I had to get up early to set up for the day, but my partner had some and said it was OK. The staff were overall very friendly and helpful, couldn't fault them at all. But my stay overall was nothing to write home about.

Staff were nice enough, but the hotel is noisy. Doors slamming and people talking in the corridors late at night and then again early in the morning. I called reception just after midnight to ask if they had any earplugs and they didn't. So not a very good night's sleep. I have a busy day of work ahead and I'm starting the day already feeling tired. Also, they had forgotten to change the bin in my bathroom, so I could see someone else's rubbish in there, which wasn't very nice.

Staff all happy smile and friendly. Willing to offer help whenever asked. Room was clean and tidy. Although a touch on the cold side and heating wasn't coming on in room. Breakfast choice was good although sausages tasted flourey. The bus stop to access Oxford is close by, however we weren't made aware it would require us to walk through a housing estate that didn't make me feel comfortable and is very badly lit. Overall a good experience.

Very friendly, helpful and cooperative staff. Well designed rooms with good layout and excellent lighting options. Chair and divan comfortable. TV had good range of programs excluding Sky. Very quiet even with room by lift. Larger guests may miss the King size beds other 'chains' offer but good mattress and slept well. All areas in room or hotel were well presented and very clean. The Buffet breakfast lacked bacon (and S&P condiments-an oversight?) but the sausage, scrambled eggs and beans together with cereal and croissant varieties means you won't starve. We got two chicken doners and one portion of chips delivered from Rose Hill outlet, large and extra large. We struggled to eat the smaller one and couldn't finish the other. Terrific taste and value £6/7pounds(free delivery). Hotel requested we ate in breakfast area and very happy to provide cutlery etc available. Very agreeable as next to bar! For soccer fans, perfect. 50 metres from ground, if that. Ample free parking and happy to let us park before checking in time. All staff were most obliging and wanting to help. And no bull, expect an open ended game (see picture of ground attached) The 1&5 buses run very frequently until late from nearby into Oxford. Rather uninspiring route of 20+ minutes but the City Centre more than makes up for it. All the Colleges we saw seemed to charge to visit (unlike several at Cambridge). At £3 each can quickly be costly. Balliol for Seniors @£1 was good value as much there to boast of. And of course, if you fancy a lunch to boast off, signs to 'Le Manoir de qQuatre Saisons' greet you on one approach from the South.(we went more humbly to Patisserie Valerie with disappointingly slow service but did get 2 free coffees extra. Appreciated) We managed an excellent rate, including breakfast and very happy to recommend.

Grenoble Road Oxford England

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Located within a 5-minute walk of Kassam Stadium, Holiday Inn Express Oxford-Kassam Stadium is within a few miles (5 km) of Greyfriars Oxford. This 162-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. South Park and Southfield Golf Club are also near this Oxford hotel.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


All 162 air-conditioned rooms provide sofa beds, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can enjoy flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers, phones, and ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

Holiday Inn Express Oxford-Kassam Stadium features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. A stay here includes free parking. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This smoke-free hotel also has a TV in a common area.

Room options

Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

58% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 749 reviews