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Holiday Inn Oxford

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were taking a short break and used this hotel as our base. Although it’s 15 minutes approx trip into the centre, using the park & ride made it easy taking away the typical parking issues. Staff were friendly and helpful. It was half term and very busy and the restaurant struggled to cope with the numbers at breakfast.

What a shame , great hotel with clean tidy and updated rooms The staff are warm and welcoming with the best service by a mile coming from Barbara on the bar, this girl knew the menu for food off by heart , an asset to the hotel , well done . The only let down was no booze , their supplier going bust and no deliveries , not the hotels fault but still a bummer Great hotel , well worth staying

checked in for our four days away had all ready upgraded to a executive room online on arrive we where given our card key for our room the room was on ground floor very out the way very basic for what we paid for went back to reception and was told we would have to pay a extra £72 for a executive room on the third floor . very clean room mini bar very expensive shower and bath no good for a 6 foot person the tv had only 15 channels the rest you pay for . we had a meal in the evening fish n chips for my partner and I have salad chips and mash we had been seated by a lovely chap and had to wait for 20 minutes for our order to be placed the food was hot so you cant fault that we did notice a young lady aged 17 years old serving alcohol we know her age has she just wouldn't leave us alone she was wearing long false nails which she told us the manager had told her to have them removed which in that kind of job I agree I have worked as a waitress and front of house and I would not like a false nail in my food which cost us £65 pound which we found over priced for what we had .the spa pool was cold and the Jacuzzi was all so cold which another guest had mentioned . the breakfast was awfull cold and not exceptable the coffee tasted like dish water sorry to say .unfortunately for us our stay had been ruined due to home circumstances behond our control and had to leave I had told the receptionist this and she kindly refunded the money I had told her that we would collect our belongings later which she said would be ok no problem on our return we could not get into our room we had spoken to a manager who advised we would have to pay a extra £95 pounds to be able to get our belongings I had told him what the receptionist had told me and only charged us £50 still wrong to do that but still staff don't seem to listen or they have lack of hearing but definitely lack of communication somewhere . the staff need training better especially the younger ones to learn to leave paying guests alone and not to run down there work place . ruman at front desk was a lovely talkative guy very perfessional I give him 10 out of 10 made us feel very welcome .

£16 each for buffet breakfast !!!! Unbelievably expensive !! The pool is too small and feels crowded with only 4 people in it. They section off half of it for lessons to non guests !!! This cannot be right surely it must be for guests only otherwise whats the point in booking unless you are here for business and dont intend to use the pool

Holiday inn was much better than I expected. The room was a really good size. We were 2 Mins away from the park and ride to Oxford. Peartree park and ride. In the room we had tea and coffee, trouser press, iron and hairdryer. The room could perhaps do with a few improvements mainly around the skirting board and the side of the bath and the cuts ins were wearing thin in parts. The main thing for me is that it was clean. Nice clean bedding and towels. You could not hear the traffic outside quiet. Would stay again if in Oxford.

We had an excellent stay here, booked through Secret Escapes. The hotel is easy to find travelling from the north. There was free car parking for our 3 days and we travelled into the city on the park and ride next door. Being seniors we were able to use our bus pass to travel for free. Oxford is a beautiful place to explore. My gluten free diet did not present a problem as the staff could not have been more helpful.

I worked at this property 10 years ago and it was a great experience to return as a paying guest. Standard continues to be the same in terms of facilities, staff friendliness and cleanliness. Great location near main A roads and motorway and within easy reach to the City Centre.

Visited over the weekend 9-11 March. On arrival, though we were early, receptionist Nisha worked wonderfully to get our room ready ASAP for us. The room was spacious and spotlessly keen. Hotel is about 3-4 miles outside the city centre but a 10 minutes stroll takes you to the Park and Ride: over 60 s bus pass is free of charge or £2.60 return. Busses are very frequent all day long. On site is a Waitrose, Starbucks and KFC. The breakfast was a tremendous array of English and Continental, but the restaurant is incredibly warm. The Leisure Centre and Pool were free to use with slippers and robes provided in the room. Bar prices were very reasonable. Overall , fantastic stay.

The position is excellent, especially if you use the park and ride, which is very close by. The hotel has been repainted since we were here last. The room was a good size and, for once, the lighting was sufficient! The food was quite good but let down by the service at dinner, which was very poor. Breakfast service was fine but the restaurant was so hot we had to move out into the lounge. Parking is easy but confusing as you don't have to pay, just register your car at reception. Overall highly recommended.

I have been staying at the Holiday Inn for nearly 15 years now on and off booking through my employers travel broker. If I am in Oxford it is the only place I will stay because of its facilities like the spacious rooms, good gym, pool with jacuzzi & sauna. The breakfasts are usually included in the price & are good quality with a wide range. The staff are always happy to help & are polite. However, on my recent trip with some colleagues, it was apparent that the hotel is becoming a litttle run down in my opininon, especially the mens shower rooms where the floors are now green in parts & the sauna is somewhat cold in my view. The hot drinks machine in the dining area takes forever and cannot offer black or Americano coffee on the two attempts I made over the two mornings, what happened to the nice steel coffee pots? I need my caffeine! I am lucky enough to be staying in the Oxford area on two more occassions in April & despite my minor complaints & I always probably will stay here given it's location to Oxford city center & the Park & Ride nearby, although my children will be a little disappointed as the pool age group has been bumped up yet again so they cannot maximise their stay when I am out during the day 😂 I am an IHG member & you get some good benefits so its worth joining up I feel. The wifi here is best ive had in a hotel. I am truly sorry to say this after so mant years but may have a quick peek in the Jury's Inn around the corner as colleagues reckon this has just had has refit for (stays in 2019) One note to management. During my stay the room attendants tidying my room 'suggested' that I may have been smoking in the room I stayed. I only leave the windows open when I am out to let in fresh air & so your hard working staff do not get too hot in there! A large sign was left in my room talking of £100 penalties! This sign was not there the day before there only on my return later in the day. I am absolute NON SMOKER (can't stand the smell of smoke) My issues are only to help The Holiday Inn who have been very good over the many years I hope my views are not seen as unhelpful or hurtful to you or your staff. Honestly. Kindest Regards.

Peartree Roundabout Oxford England

Hotel highlights

  • 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 St. Anthony's College and St. Anne's College. This 4-star hotel has 154 guestrooms and offers an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. University of Oxford and Worcester College are also nearby.


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.

Property features

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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1189 reviews