Ratings based on 630 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Ashtead

Good location value for money.

Posted 29-Jun-2015
Pros: The location with the possibility of a riverside walk to town. Spacious room, well appointed. Friendly staff. Free parking.
Cons: The breakfast buffet. The lighting in our room
Location: The location is about 10 min walk from the center of Oxford on Abingdon Road. Well placed for a riverside walk.
We stayed in room 229 for one night. The room was quiet (at the back with views of trees and fields) spacious and well appointed except it needed more lighting as there was only one small window. A light over the desk/dressing table would have been particularly welcome. It was plainly decorated, but pleasant and everything worked except the wifi. As we were only staying one night at a weekend we did not bother asking for help with this, so maybe we could have got the wifi to work. The hotel was well located for us at a ten minute walk to the centre of Oxford, which is possible to do pleasantly along a riverside path rather than along the main road. We have tried two hotels in the centre of town but have found them a bit pretentious and overpriced. This one works for us and we will probably return. It is a big hotel (long walk to our room!) that caters for big parties (a coach tour when we were there) so you could hardly call it intimate or stylish, but the staff are friendly and professional. We tried the breakfast buffet, which I would call adequate. The scrambled eggs looked grey and grainy so I didn't bother and there was no freshly squeezed juice, only some from cartons. There was some nice sliced tropical fruit and apples but no oranges which would have been my choice.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Typical bare-bones business hotel.

Posted 28-Jun-2015
Cons: reduce impression of being in a large cavern.
Location: Oxford City center.
Abysmal, 19th century modem signal strength/speed. Need to go to lobby to get a on line. Restaurant food was good.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from derbyshire

oxford trip

Posted 10-Jun-2015
Pros: nicely appointed and grounds well kept too.
Location: Oxford city bus tour was very good. Essential to go beyond the fronts of the colleges - they all have lovely grounds.
very comfortable hotel - nice walk along river into city centre. Room very comfortable and clean. Also spacious.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Somerset

2 night break Thurs /Friday

Posted 08-Jun-2015
Pros: Outside very pleasing on the eye
Cons: leisure centre
Great location, near to centre/river & plenty of restaurants. Hotel building & grounds lovely, staff helpful & friendly. But Leisure centre really disappointing, gym & pool small & all looks tired / needs updating. Same applied to steam room & sauna. Fire Alarm went off on Friday night due to someone smoking in their room, all guests asked to stand outside but very little information given as to whether serious or not. Maybe review of fire drill needed. Deacon restaurant very expensive & so were drinks in the lounge bar.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Temple, London

Refurbished, comfortable, well appointed room

Posted 07-Jun-2015
Pros: Comfortable bedroom and well appointed shower room, apparently newly refurbished. A quiet location a little way out of Town but easily accessible.
Cons: Waiting staff need to look after those arriving later for a weekend breakfast; laying up tables should not distract from attentive service.
Location: It is a fair walk down the drive to Abingdon Road and into Town but do make the effort on route to explore the City of dreaming spires and its history
This was a last minute choice, recommended by the staff at my original choice, which was full. Although more distant from the City centre it was just about walkable. Shame the main lift in the reception area was out of order - this left us with a rather lengthy walk to another lift, with no offer of help with luggage from staff. The corridors are very long and signage back to reception and the restaurant and bar is not the clearest. Having been informed that the room and bathroom had been refurbished we were not disappointed. The room, arranged as a twin bedder for our stay, was well thought out and very comfortable. The shower room was large with towels aplenty. Nice to have opening windows in both the bedroom and the bathroom. The restaurant was not full by the time we arrived for breakfast with forty minutes before service stopped. The staff seemed very preoccupied in clearing and relaying the tables for the next meal. When we did attract their attention they were helpful. Cooked to order poached eggs for one of us and poached eggs and brown toast for the other arrived promptly on piping hot plates. The usual cooked breakfast items on the help yourself buffet were uninspiring but of reasonable quality. Patisserie items were good as was the small selection of continental cheese and sliced meats. Because the wrapped butter pats were not displayed on ice the few left were almost at melting point. We had to ask twice for more to be brought. Overall a good four out of five.
3 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Leicester

Lovely exterior, Disappointing inside.

Posted 03-Jun-2015
Pros: Friendly staff. Good rooms.
Cons: Hugely overpriced for what is really a middle-of-the-road quality room.
Location: 20 minute walk into Oxford is quite a pleasant one if you go via the botanical gardens.
The hotel is beautiful from the outside and has ample convenient parking space. The staff were friendly at the front desk and got us in checked in easily and quickly. The biggest downside is the value for money. Roughly 65 pounds per person per night for what is essentially IBIS hotel quality rooms is quite a let down. I would like to state, these rooms are pleasant to stay in, but the price paid for them is too steep. It's likely you are paying for the location rather than the quality of the room. I have rated the hotel disappointing for room comfort and facilities purely because I believe the price did not truly reflect their standard.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Gijon

Buena situación

Posted 02-Jun-2015
A unos 10 minutos a pie del centro de Oxford. Para los estándares británicos, un hotel estupendo, muy limpio todo, habitación grandes, buen desayuno. El personal amable (lo normal, tampoco nada del otro mundo) y el "spa" (piscina climatizada, jacuzzi, minisauna y baño turco) pequeñito pero agradable. El entorno estupendo y muy silencioso. El punto más negativo es el precio: es muy caro, pero cualquier alojamiento en Oxford que no sea b&b o similar lo es. Así que el Oxford Spires lo recomiendo a quien quiera una estancia en un "hotel-hotel".
5 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveller from Hingham Norfolk.

Great location for watching the university rowing

Posted 01-Jun-2015
Overall an excellent 2night stay, very comfortable room,very helpful staff and great location. We would definitely stay again.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from G

Wonderful location and hospitality

Posted 30-May-2015
A 15-20 minute walk along the river to Oxford. Beautiful accommodations and attentive staff. I'd go back in a minute.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Sussex

Like an old people's home

Posted 28-May-2015
Just dated and not very classy at all. Really overpriced for what it is even for Oxford