Holiday Inn Oxford4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We have stayed at Travelodges and Premier Inns previously, but this was a 'first' for us in a Holiday Inn. We chose this one because it was close to one of Oxford's Park & Ride sites, and we planned to spend a day in the city. On arrival, we were puzzled by the hotel car-parking arrangement of broken, locked or out-of-use barriers together with stern notices of penalty for non-payment. All was sorted at Reception, of course, but it wasn't a good start after a long journey. Reception was light and airy, efficient and friendly. We had taken an upgrade to 'Executive Room' (on 'special offer') but found little benefit when compared to our daughter's standard room below. Provision of an 'executive' chair, towelling robes and complimentary water does not, on our view, justify the extra cost for a short stay. The room was clean and comfortable, however, and well serviced. We could not get the air conditioning to work reliably, so on check-out we were offered a discount for this.We enjoyed breakfast and dinner in the restaurant on both days; service there was timely and from a comprehensive menu. All-in-all, good 'roadhouse', but I imagine that our choice of hotels for future short stays will continue to vary according to their convenience of location rather than develop 'brand loyalty'.
Stayed for 2 nights over the very warm weekend. We received an "upgrade" which doesn't appear to mean much. There was nothing in the room that I wouldn't expect when booking a 3 star eastern hotel. The air conditioning was good and worked very well. The breakfast was somewhat patchy, on Saturday morning had to wait ages for eggs to be brought out to the buffet and there was no one nearby to ask about the lack of eggs. The floor under the tables was not terribly clean with chips left over, from last night's dinner presumably. On Sunday morning, when everyone wants to check out, there was only one receptionist on duty and she was having difficulty ordering taxis for guests. Very convenient for the Park and Ride service into Oxford town centre, The car park is free, but make sure that you register your car number on arrival if you want to avoid a parking ticket!
Stayed here on daughters 3rd birthday, on way home after a day out at a theme park. Kids both tired so wanted to get in to the restaurant and have some food and drink - and it was brilliant. Very nice meals, reasonably priced - and kids eat free! Service was really good - well done - and made us feel comfortable even with a couple restless kids!! One waitress brought over some bags with puzzles and drawing etc to keep them occupied and they put a candle in the ice cream to sing happy birthday... A good swimming pool and nice hot tub, sauna and steam room above the standard you would expect and the breakfast buffet was also great along with the American style pancake machines that the kids love!! Room was suitably equipped and beds pretty good. Would love to give this 5 rating but a few niggles: - when first arrived only one side of sofa bed set up (we had booked in 2 children), but within minutes of calling this was resolved so cannot fault the response. - phone wires were broken so difficult to call reception. - upon checkout additional costs were put on my bill which should not have been. A good holiday inn and would not hesitate to stay again.
Just wanted to thank james that works on the reception/switchboard. James went out of his way to make sure I was reunited with my watch i left in my room this morning. called me back within 20 minuted after speaking to cleaning staff with no luck before going to the room himself and finding the watch under the chair on the room. Very pleased with his efforts and all the other star I encountered here.
I have been here before and it was excellent...However we stayed there Saturday night and it was a different story ; we got back at 10 30pm to be told the kitchen was closed until the duty manager intervened. Debris outside the room stayed there all weekend, there was only one person on reception in the morning which meant long queues and my paper wasn't delivered-to cap it all breakfast had an overflow into a very warm lounge area where empty plates stacked up all morning...on the plus side the gym/pool is excellent and the air conditioning was wonderful and room exceptional. This is a nice hotel but at almost £200 per night I would expect those small things not to be happening
We booked this Holiday Inn for its location which is approximately 15 minutes drive to the City centre and similar for Blenheim Palace. The hotel is spacious and has efficient receptionist staff. Our room was on the third floor and lifts were available no problem. The room was as expected, generic design and clean. Our main gripe was the low budget LG flatscreen with very poor channel selection and picture for an HD TV. Additionally, the channel guide was half populated and cumbersome to use - very surprising HI had not invested more in delivering top notch multimedia considering the low costs of excellent HD TVs now! Also why they had cut down the normally available free channels is odd. My wife suggested it was a ploy to get you to buy a £7.50 film but I was shocked at the suggestion those nice HI folks would have dreamt up such a cunning plan😊 Toiletries were very limited to a mini bath wash and a mini shampoo - no hand moisturiser or other niceties that many hotels provide. On the plus side we were grateful for a thermostatic tap for the bath/shower and no problem with hot water supply. Bed great if you like granite slabs doing mediocre impressions of a firm mattress - otherwise prepare to be stoic! Breakfast was generally well done with self-service cooked buffet and cold fresh fruits, yogurt and cereals etc. Only comment was steer towards ordering the poached eggs as they were excellent and freshly cooked to order ... the scrambled egg was dire reconstituted stuff which was a shame. Plenty of good choice for teas and coffees, juices etc. Parking: good availability but you must register the car at check-in to avoid a fine! Overall this is a functional hotel but no marked level of character or panache but at least it's a predictable destination. The hotel is oddly plonked on a roundabout although noise no issue and there is a Waitrose express + KFC a few yards away for those inclined.
A very comfortable Holiday Inn hotel right on the Peartree Roundabout. The satnav in my car had some trouble finding this hotel, but once I got there it was very comfortable. The room was exactly what you'd expect from a Holiday Inn, and the health club was very nice - the pool was well-used, a reasonable size, and seemed clean. There were plenty of towels available. Being on the roundabout, you have ready access to roads out of as well as in to Oxford. There's also a petrol station with an M&S if you just want a sandwich. Parking is limited & requires you to enter your licence plate number at reception. The staff recommend entering 1 extra day to avoid chances of a fine.
I was staying at the Holiday Inn for four nights on business. I was eating my breakfast and was rudely ordered by a waiter to move to the back of the restaurant. I questioned this and was told I had to move now as a large group was coming for breakfast. I pointed out that I had nearly finished my breakfast and would be going. The arrogant waiter insisted I moved, when I told him I would complain about his attitude he said " you can complain, but it won't make any difference because I am in the right". I shall avoid Holiday Inn in the future.
I visited the hotel for a business meeting and made an error with the parking. I was given a £60 penalty. The website states free parking but does not mention any conditions but my fine was not cancelled. I had to pay to phone and when I visited again to sort it out I paid for parking but that was wrong and I was refused a refund. I made an error but was not even offered a gesture of goodwill to make me feel like my custom meant something. I went to Jurys the previous week which is close by and they could not have been more helpful. DO NOT GO TO HOLIDAY INN
The hotel is outside Oxford centre, but is very well served by a nearby (5 minute walk) park and ride facility which is cheap and efficient and only takes around 10 - 15 minutes to reach the centre. The hotel itself is clean and comfortable. We were in room 413 which is an executive room. It overlooked trees which hid a busy road. We weren't disturbed by noise from the road. The check in staff are professional and helpful. We were in Oxford on a sightseeing trip and enjoyed our stay. We paid for the breakfast £11.95 each if booked the day before or £15.99 if ordered on the day. The cooked items were cold on the first morning when we got to breakfast at 9am. I just chalked that up to us having poor timing and had some of the other delicious options that were there. Second morning unfortunately the cooked items were cold again. I passed a comment in to reception regarding this, so hopefully they can look into improving things. No other criticism of our stay at all. Just remember to register your car number plate at reception to avoid parking fines.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Indoor pool
Holiday Inn Oxford places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Pitts Rivers Museum and Oxford University Museum of Natural History. This 4-star hotel has 154 guestrooms and offers an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's also close to Ashmolean Museum and Sheldonian Theatre.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served each morning for a fee.
Holiday Inn Oxford's 154 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect 32-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and pay movies, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in pillow menus. Other amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.
Guests of Holiday Inn Oxford have access to an indoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 11 meeting rooms.
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73% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1054 reviews