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Holiday Inn Express Oxford-Kassam Stadium

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

No food available in the evening, is rather than go out I went hungry. Not a good decision, but it was raining hard and the fast food restaurants nearby are not to my liking. The room was adequate and it was quiet. Staffing is basic and the place looks empty as the small bar is not very inviting, so people tend to go straight to the room and stay there.

The hotel room was good, and clean. The hotel staff were helpful. WiFi was alright most of the time. One evening it was terrible due to a large number of teenagers present, using using facebook, twitter, etc. Breakfast is cheap and is best avoided. For a night's accomodation the price was good. There is a pub in Cowley that does dinner reasonably - Bullnose Morris.

We stayed for one night as a family of 3 in a room with a double bed and a sofa bed. We were in room 224 which was at the far end of the corridor and hence very quiet. HI Express is a budget offering, so we weren't expecting that much. However we all had a good nights sleep, the reception team happily provided extra pillows and tea & coffee sachets. Breakfast is OK, fine for what we wanted, and it is a "free" breakfast. WiFi was good. Would consider staying again if in the area.

The room was clean and well designed. The bed comfortable and the shower good. The breakfast was disappointing as the selection of hot food was very limited. The sausages appeared to have been cooked earlier and reheated. The scrambled eggs, no other egg options, was tasteless. The bacon and beans were ok. No other options. Even the coffee wasn't terribly good. The hotel is quite a way from the town although there is a bus in you need to allow time for this or pay £12 each way for a taxi

Great hotel. Fantastic value for money. Close enough to Oxford for easy access. On the doorstep of the football stadium. In fact, we could have watched a match from our room (no play that weekend though) Everything was spotless and looked practically new. The staff were polite, friendly and helpful. The breakfast was included in the price and ample. Great value for money. Will return.

We stayed here for a night. Obviously it’s budget so expectations were relatively low. Paid £80 through room was clean. Bed not very comfortable at all. I didn’t sleep well- the sofa bed had been made up too leaving less space in the room. Breakfast included bacon was too salty and they only had scrambled eggs on offer not fried but there was a good choice of cereal, yogurt, muffins etc. The juice meant to be fresh tasted gone off I actually ended up vomiting an hour later. My partner complained about the juice and a young male went to refill the machine. As we were eating the same young male attempted to clear up the table next to us and promptly dropped one of the trays causing bowls cutlery everywhere. He looked half asleep and a young girl came running to help him but neither apologised which you would imagine to be only courteous! Staff looked miserable as sin. Although the Asian male on reception was friendly and he’s good front of house. Personally would not stay again.

Stayed here for a two nights stay simply because I am a member of the IHG group and also because its offers reasonable price accommodation for visiting Oxford. Some positives, the staff on reception absolutely demonstrated true professionalism for the days we stayed, they showed politeness, attentiveness, were courteous, well done as this is the standard you expect at every hotel. The staff at breakfast are so hardworking again this demonstrates team work in action. The quality of the breakfast was ideal, the variety was ample for our needs and the breakfast area was clean and tidy. Unfortunately, with every positives their is occasionally some negatives and in this case its the standard of cleanliness in the bedrooms, yes I no doubt can see the staff make the beds, hoover and replenish etc but they need to look at the net curtains, these were covered in dead flies especially in my room (335), this needs addressing. Finally, few qualms, this hotel has no restaurant so you have to utilise the nearby eateries which are sporadic and not great, however I was disappointed by two issues, firstly, you can make use of the take-away food menu displayed in the foyer and get it delivered back to the hotel but you cannot take it back to your room ! I realised that it was because spillage could be envisaged leaking from the take-away boxes on your way to the bedrooms so hotel policy is you order it and eat it downstairs. As a Platinum Member of the IHG group I was disappointed to be told I cannot eat my meal in my room even if I was a Platinum member regardless of my food being well intact. Secondly, again I assume this is due to vandalism or breakages in the past but my Credit Card got an additional £50.00 holding fee placed on it as it was standard policy, again I understand the hotel's policy on holding fees and why they implement them but could not really understand why this also applies to IHG Spire & Platinum Member, in my case I have been a member for over 17 years so this was the first time its happened which was very annoying and just shows that your recognition status is not taken into account. In conclusion, yes I would return to his hotel, it's clean, it's tidy, it's friendly and adequate for my needs just a shame it implements such restrictions that applies to all guests regardless of being member or not. I would have rated this as Excellent if it had not been for the dead flies in the curtains which I hope the housekeeping take appropriate action. Thanks again Holiday Inn Express - Oxford I will be returning.

Hotel is in a good location for driving to the City and walking distance to Kassam Stadium. There are places to eat and things to do within walking distance. Hotel itself was clean, well maintained, friendly staff and room had everything you would expect. All comfortable. Breakfast was what I didn’t expect. A buffet, but cooked breakfast and a healthy selection of items for all. Overall, for price and style of hotel, would recommend for people who don’t require luxury.

Came to Oxford for three nights to view the sights . Hotel is about 25 mins by car from city centre . We got a good deal £170 for 3 nights for 2. Room is comfortable, tidy and clean shower is very good hot and powerful. Breakfast included cooked& cold including bacon/sausage/eggs/toast/cereal/granola & tea/coffer&juice Recommended

Hotel around 25 minutes by bus to and from the city centre. Personally i would look for a hotel nearer. However, the staff are really accommodating, and friendly. Rooms are sufficient if you are looking at the low budget end.

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 offered each morning. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


Holiday Inn Express Oxford-Kassam Stadium's 162 rooms provide sofa beds, coffee makers, and phones. Guests can enjoy flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers and desks 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

Standard Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Twin Beds, Accessible

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

58% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 790 reviews