Bath Place Hotel
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... boy went to class for a bit and came back later to go to his actual appointment. It turns out that he just got a bad bruise on the soft tissue of his knee. The doctor recommended ibuprofen and lots of rest for a week. Right there is the difference between American and British medicine. In America, he'd have had at least an X-Ray and MRI, if not more tests. Not here. Take two pills and call me in the morning. Done.
At 10AM we had our weekly admin ...
Today was a lot better then yesterday.We went swimming in the hotels pool. It was good because the water wasn't freezing cold but not hot. It was a good way to escape the heat of Dubai. We also went to the Mall of the Emirates. In the mall there's a snow field but we ...
... find it was nothing of the sort and was a housing development. Day 6 saw us up at 4.30am to embark on the train journey to Oxford. At last count Trav has lost 2 maps and is on his second umbrella.... Trav's entry - A trip to Oxford would not be complete without a visit to The Eagle and the Child Pub. It was here that the great man himself J.R.R Tolkien ate his meals with his mate C.S Lewis. Bangers and mash was consumed here in their honour. We wandered about Oxford ...
... bank and steers and drives the punt (or as I liked to loosely term it, 'boat') while the others sit back and enjoy the surrounds. Jenny took a hilarious short video of me trying my hand at it, where I promptly crashed us into some trees at the side of the river bank. I'm not very good with canoes either so I suspected that might happen!
It was really nice just floating along on the river, with ducks coming up every so often wondering ...
... had literally shut down completely. I heard later that day that one plane took off from Heathrow and the second slid off the runway while taxing out so they immediately shut the airport down. Gatwick didn't even attempt to land or let any planes take off. A lot of the problem came in the fact that temperature wise it was still hovering around 0 meaning the snow was extremely dense and heavy. We call it perfect snow ball weather but for a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bath Place Hotel Oxford
I have just returned from a two night stay at the hotel and have just seen these reviews on tripadvisor. All i can say is I find some of them very misleading. There is no gourmet restaurant but nor was i promised one (except in an ancient, out-dated guidebook). The car park was very close and it is a real bonus the hotel has one at all: the traffic in oxford is terrible and getting around on foot is much the best way once you are there. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I chose to have my breakfast in my room (at no extra cost) - and very tasty it was too! The hotel buildings are nearly 400 years old and so there are narrow staircases and uneven floors but better that than a hotel-by-numbers on the ring road! It is quite expensive (but cheaper that the other city centre hotels I rang) but well worth it. I would definitely go back.
Nothing like as bad as others made it out to be
We are regular visitors to Oxford. We chose Bath Place for its location for a 1 night stay on 11th March. We were not disappointed. Room was comfortable, very warm. Secure car parking (free) was only 250 paces away. Our room overlooked the Turl pub, and I expect it could be noisy in summer if you wanted an early night. Breakfast was Continental rather than full English, but the Ham was excellent. Staf were friendly, so I just don't connect our stay with that of those other reviewers who complained so much. I would stay there again.
We went for one night (a Saturday) on our anniversary. On finding out it was our anniversary they upgraded us for free to a four-poster bed room! I discovered - predictably, perhaps - that the reviewer who got cold must have failed to close windows and/or turn up the thermostat.
Perfect! Cosy, friendly & full of character!
This lovely little hotel is nestled in the heart of the historic centre of the City. The Bath Place offers unpretentious, cosy, comfortable accommodation along with a quaint historical atmosphere. I was delighted with the hotel, I knew what I wanted and this was just right!! I look forward to the opportunity to return.
We read the Tripadvisor reviews a couple of days before visiting this guesthouse, so we were expecting the worst. In our opinion, the hotel turned out to have its advantages and drawbacks. Its best feature is its location. Apart from the much more expensive Randolph and Old Bank hotels there are not many other acceptable accommodation offers in Oxford's city centre. Besides, we were lucky enough to receive a free room upgrade to the best room in the hotel, most likely since there were virtually no other guests staying at the hotel. In addition, the staff was indeed very friendly and forthcoming. However, every single aspect of the estate (we're talking paint, carpets, furniture, door handles, electrical appliances and water taps) is old, mismatched and worn. The rooms are decorated in a ghastly manner: ugly flowery curtains, crooked lampshades and brown carpet in the bathroom, even around the loo! Although the breakfast buffet was elaborate and prepared with great eye for detail, we had to wait half an hour for it, which made it all look rather unprofessional. We're very sorry but we would not recommend this hotel to anybody.
We have just returned from spending one night of a two night stay at this so called hotel. To say the blurb that was sent to us in advance was misleading is the least of our problems.
I cannot describe how disappointed we were with this hotel. The hotel in general is rundown - threadbare carpets and cracks in the ceilings.
Room 7 is very very small and noisy. You can hear the people in room above using the bathroom!! For one and ten pounds per night, one would at least expect a resonable breakfast...but no such luck. The continental buffet advertised turned out to be cereal, toast, a plate of cold meat and hard boiled eggs. The saving grace of this hotel is the location, in the middle of town, and the staff which are very verv kind and helpful. Jill
Our guide book described this as a luxurious 10-room retreat. Nothing could be further from the truth. We stayed in a cold basement room that was cramped and had the world's smallest bathroom. The pub connected to the hotel makes falling asleep before midnight impossible. An uncofortable bed and sour milk for breakfast made this the worst hotel of our two-week stay in Britain.
Charming, comfortable, and friendly
A friend and I recently stayed the historic Bath Place Hotel in Oxford, England. We found it to be a delightful little hotel in the heart of the historic part of Oxford with easy walking distance to the many sites. Our room combined the charm of this 17th century building with 21th century comforts. It was clean, well-keep, comfortable, and plenty big enough for the two of us. We enjoyed the many hanging baskets of flowers that added a rainbow of color to the flagstone courtyard, the yummy breakfast, and the helpful and pleasant staff. We highly recommend these establishment to others considering a stay in Oxford.
Mickey Sarquis Middletown, OH USA
one of the worst places it has ever been my misfortune to stay. a freezing cold room. unfriendly and unprofessional staff. overpriced. avoid it.