Holiday Inn Oxford4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Everything you'd expect from a Holiday Inn and good for meetings and coffee. Convenient for A34/oxford. Parking easy but can be costly unless the reception validate your ticket during your visit. Recall you have to spend £10 for free parking but that won't be a problem if you order a couple of coffees
Stayed overnight and was very impressed with this Holiday Inn. Good price and well located. Dinner was a little pricey and average but the breakfast was one of the best I have had in years. Good rooms and very comfortable. The location is good for Oxford city as the buses are just next door in the park&ride. Also very good for all the little towns around Oxford including Blenheim Palace and the airport.
We stayed here in early August and the traditional English breakfast was cold the rooms are spacious and the staff are helpful we also had dinner which was very good Shame about the breakfast. It spoilt our stay
This hotel is located on peartree island in with the services. It's a good 10-15 drive out of Oxford but the park and ride is located down the road. Rooms are of good size. Free wifi. The buffet breakfast seems to cater for all facilities, although we had some interesting experiences with the service at breakfast and dinner!! Free parking on site too. Nothing really within walking distance and right on a very busy island but convenient for Oxford and Blenheim palace
We opted for the Holiday Inn as we understood central Oxford to be difficult for parking. The hotel is located just off a major roundabout a couple of miles outside the city centre. Parking is free but make sure when you check in you register your vehicle with reception ( they log it on an app on their Ipad). Exec Room was excellent with plenty of storage and good aircon. There is a bar with a little outside patio area. We stayed for two nights and really enjoyed it eating in the restaurant one night (as it was raining heavily) where the food was good but the service a little under pressure as a lot of people had the same idea. One surprise we had was that we ordered a bottle of wine with the meal and it was just brought to the table with the screw top by the chap serving us and just left with no offer to open/taste - first experience of this but not a major thing for us but would be for some people. The park and ride is easy to find and a couple of mins walk from the hotel once you know where you are going - straight out of the hotel and walk as far as you can , take a little cut through the bushes at the end and the bus stop is around the corner, A couple of pounds each into town, runs every 9 mins most of the day. One mention to the staff serving in the restaurant - Aneeta was excellent. All in all would recommend
Arrived a bit too early, couldn't check in til after 14.00.Great size room, only criticicism was that the bed was a bit hard for our liking.Decent sized pool with Jacuzi , Turkish bath & Sauna. Large trening room with ample training equipment.If you don't travel here by car, don't worry, as the park ' n' ride is just a short walk across the car park for a very reasonable price.
I feel a little guilty leaving a three star review for this hotel, and would have left 3.5 if it was available. However, given that I paid almost £200 for a room, I feel that the things that disappointed me weren't good enough. Let's start with the positives though, because they were very good. 1) The staff on the reception desk were excellent. Friendly, approachable, courteous. Can't fault them at all. They completed some printing for me, which was much appreciated. 2) I was upgraded to an Executive Room as an IHG member. However, this was not mentioned to me by the front desk. Not a big criticism, but if you had mentioned it, I would have thanked you profusely. As it stands, I simply found out by the sign on my room door! Boast about the fact you upgraded me! It's a good thing! 3) The Executive room was lovely. Can't fault it. Little complimentary snacks and robes for use. Comfortable bed and pillows. 4) The service in the restaurant for my evening meal was excellent. Two young men were both attentive and polite. OK - now the things that I wasn't happy about: 1) Breakfast. The food was fine, but the service wasn't. I paid for breakfast, as apparently £188 for a room doesn't warrant it being included (not happy about that, either! I knew it wasn't included when I booked, but to have to pay £12 was a little annoying). Anyway, back to the service. A young lady simply pointed to a table and said "is this one OK?" and walked off before I'd answered. I wasn't told anything about breakfast, such as where to get drinks, where to get food, how to do anything. It was my first time at the hotel, and I figured it out, but it's not good just to abandon a guest. Also - the milk on my table had already been used, as the saucer was dirty and the milk jug half full. 2) Internet. How a hotel can get away in this day and age with providing 1MB wifi is beyond me. Yes it's free, but I couldn't even watch YouTube videos in low quality. To charge £9.99 for premium wifi on top of the £188 for the room and £12 for breakfast? No. Just no! Premium wifi should be complimentary at a hotel of this stature. It really should. 3) A real lack of TV channels. Probably 25-30 on Freeview. I've stayed at hotels which charge £60-70 a night in city centre locations which provide SKY TV as part of the deal. That's it. It may seem petty to give 3 stars for TV, service, and internet grievances, but as I've said, this is not a cheap hotel. The little things count for so much. I enjoyed my stay, and would definitely stay here again, but it wasn't a perfect stay.
My wife and I stayed here on a Saturday evening. We had an executive room which was ideal for our needs. We particularly liked the sliding doors that completely covered the window and kept out the light. The hotel was in good condition and seemed modern. Everything was fine until we went down for breakfast on the Sunday morning. There was a massive queue and when we got to the front, we were told that there were no seats available in the restaurant, but we could sit in the bar area, which was fine. However, it took ages to get cutlery and even when we did, there was no salt and pepper. In the restaurant, there were no clean glasses, so I couldn't even get a drink! When I went for hot food, the bacon had run out......it was only once we had finished breakfast that the clean glasses became available. It really was a bit of a shambles. Oh and what was with the black pudding? I love this stuff usually, but one look was enough to put me off. It was full of large lumps of fat. Hardly appetising and definitely not healthy looking, even though I read that black pudding was now a super-food. Bizarrely, even though there were tons of people waiting for breakfast, I didn't hear any apologies from staff. Weird.
Stayed for one night during my visit to Oxford with my wife and two teenage daughters. Hotel was good and well maintained, room had sofa bed that was very convenient for us, free parking was spacious, front desk was friendly and attentive, location was great if you want to use Pear Tree park and ride, just take a bus No.300 that go straight to city centre. Breakfast was not included, so we grabbed quick ones at Starbuck around the corner and there are KFC and Waitrose next to it. It is a good hotel.
A useful place to stay next to the Peartree park and ride for Oxford. Rooms were clean and comfortable. The front desk and bar staff were pleasant and efficient. We didn’t have any meals in the hotel on this occasion. It was graduation day in Oxford so very busy and the room rates were extremely high, so I booked using points, which worked well. Parking is free for hotel guests but the signage is confusing so it would be easy to pay an extra £15pn at the machine.
- 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 1080 reviews