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Today we left from our hotel really early to catch the train in time. I feel asleep on the ride over to Manchester so I can't tell you anything about that. When I woke up all we had to do was find the place to drop off the car. After we did that we took the rather short walk over to the train station. When we got there we bought tickets …
This was our first actual day in Oxford. I didn't get up for breakfast
because I wasn't that hungry. So I went back to sleep. Apparently I
didn't miss to much since the breakfast was a cold salad bar. If you
wanted hot food you had to pay for it. Grandma sad that the bar had
prunes so that sounds really gross to me.< …
I LOVE this hotel! It is off Holywell Lane, which is a tiny lane open to limited traffic...mostly foot traffic and bikes. And off THAT is another even tinier lane that looks like an alleyway sloping downhill. At the base of the hill is a small courtyard leading into the hotel. Everything is either up two steps or down three. The stairs to …
Nothing like seeing around Oxford with someone who knows it inside and out from work and play. Another online friend, Bevis, was generous enough to take a few days to show me around. Among other places, we visited many pubs including: The Kings Arms and The Turf Tavern. This is a historic pub located just outside the Oxford city walls. With …
... two loose teas as presents for the other couples. We met for lunch (nothing to write home about, so I won't) before heading to the Kilns, the home of C.S. Lewis. One of the other guys had a connection with the C.S. Lewis foundation, so we were hosted by the director, Dr. Debbie Higgens, with a private tour of the house complete with a lovely afternoon tea in the drawing room. A highlight of our trip, learning all kinds of interesting ...
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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.