Cotswold Lodge Hotel

66a Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, OX2 6JP, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $211.00
 

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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 ...

"Missy, have I sacked you yet this week?"

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... worth it. By the time we got back to the balcony most everyone had left, so we hung out for a bit longer and then headed back to the Pembroke program office to watch the Germany/Algeria World Cup game. The USA plays tomorrow night, and we're all debating on how/where/with what food we should watch the match.

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Ambition

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... The optimism is palpable, and problems are simply obstacles to be overcome. There is a healthy mix of competition and cooperation, both between social enterprises, and funders. The competition is for the most scarce resource, attention. The cooperation is, very refreshingly, about getting the job done.

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Teamwork skills workshop

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... ideas and the Monitor shoots most of them down leading to on one hand only superior ideas surviving my head but on the other hand quite self destructive when applying my cynicism on myself. The Shaper in me can't find peace with the abstract focus of the Monitor and Plant in me and

Given my results the workshop leader had only minimal information needed for me to reconstruct what I am struggling with ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on 66a Banbury Road, Oxford, is near University of Oxford, Port Meadow, South Park, and Hidden Oxford.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Cotswold Lodge Hotel Oxford

    Beautiful Hotel

    from

    This hotel was a relief to me and my girlfriend after travelling all the way from Iceland. We arrived there close to midnight and our room was beautiful. The fountain in the garden was really soothing and it was great falling to sleep with nothing but the sound of water in our ears.

    I will definitely come back to this place again and I higly reccomend this hotel. Only a short walk from the city center it is a great value.

    Cheers!!!

    Not for business travelers

    from

    My wife and I spent three nights at the Cotswold, appears to be primarily for the over 50 crowd.

    Positives:

    *excellent location

    *superior dining staff

    *beatiful rooms

    Negatives:

    *No internet access (but you can piggyback off of some of the local student housing connections--this worked for me)

    *Cheap on those extras that would make this a good hotel (shoe shining kit, please!)

    * paper thin walls. Bring your earplugs.

    Great Find

    from

    After staying in the Cotswold Lodge Hotel last month I felt I must share my experience with all trip advisor members. This hotel was a welcome stop for my travel weary feet, when I finally checked in at gone 7pm all I wanted was a cup of tea and a friendly face - I was met by the friendly face on checking in, and had a cup of tea within 10 minutes of being in my room ( which I must say was a welcome change to some hotels). As a lone traveller I dont often feel comfortable enough to eat in the bar or restaurants, but after chatting to the helpful and friendly porter who helped me with my luggage I thought I would give the bar a try. I had a lovely uninterupted meal in the bar - the only people I saw were staff or pre dinner drinkers - no lager louts here!! how refreshing to find a hotel within the city not pushing for the quick buck of the students. I recommend this hotel for any one visiting Oxford - I'll be staying again and maybe I will try the restaurant!

    Trauma

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    The hotel is picturesque enough, and promises much. However, I am astonished at the officiousness of the staff. On arrival, I had expressed my sense of discomfort with the swans that proliferated outside (I am scared of swans), as they all seemed to have been looking at me. However, the receptionist was far from sympathetic, and went so far as to laugh in my face and say, "what do you expect? Pigeons? Ha ha!".

    A true retreat

    from

    My wife and I spent a week in Oxford in August. We had booked a room in another hotel but were extremely disappointed with it. When we found the Cotswold Lodge, we felt that we had found the retreat site we were hoping to have in a city we have come to love. We were graciously welcomed and well-treated throughout our stay. We would definitely return to this hotel.

    Excellent, excellent, excellent

    from

    From the bottom to the top! following our complaint, see "terrible, terrible, terrible", the General Manager persuaded us to go to the Hotel for the weekend. Glad we did, excellent service, room and breakfast! No problems with our stay at all. Will visit again.

    The problems over the reservations seems to be a one off as it is obviously a hotel that prides itself on customer service.

    Fabulous, Friendly, Family Oriented Hotel

    from

    I was a little nervous to bring my two year old daughter to stay at such a posh hotel but we felt completely welcome immediately upon our arrival. The staff was so warm and friendly that we felt as if we were staying with relatives. We loved the courtyard rooms by the fountain. The breakfast was wonderful and room service, too. There is a cute little one-way street across Banbury Road with many little sandwich shops, restaurants and a small grocery store to get snacks at. The front desk staff helped me get all over town using the efficient bus system. I would definitely stay there again!

    Pleasant, quiet, comfortable

    from

    I enjoyed my one night at this small, friendly hotel on the Banbury Road. About a mile from the centre of town, it has something of a country house feel. Good cooked breakfast, with speciality sausages (tasting of meat, not bread). Comfortable rooms, pleasant service. Recommended.

    What a change!

    from

    Having spent 2 days at the Lodge I have to say I didn't miss my own bed! My wife and I needed a well earned break, and thats what we got. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we checked in. Although a little out of town that was perfect for us as it was quieter.

    Although they had a conference of some sort booked all week it did not hinder our enjoyment or relaxation. We only ate in the restaurant once but it was welcoming and friendly, as were all the staff.

    We will be recommending Cotswold Lodge to all our frazzled friends and we will be back very soon

    Crass, terrible service

    from

    I am a regular visitor to Oxford, having studied there and lived there for several years. This hotel in a nice Victorian villa in north Oxford. It ought to be very pleasant, but my stay was ruined by officious and supercilious staff (mostly French), who clearly found it tedious to serve me a drink after a late check-in; who had the temerity to challenge me as to whether the female friend I dined with was going to stay overnight 'in which case you will have to pay a surcharge' (in fact she was just an old friend who lived round the corner - I can honestly say that this was the crassest incident I have experienced in 30 years of travel); and who tried to renege on an agreed late check out. The room was small, and the complimentary toiletries were missing; poor shower pressure. The price was also excessive, bearing in mind that this hotel is signifcantly further from the centre than the other main Oxford hotels. You would be far better off at the Bank or Old Pasronage, or, in the country just outside the City, Studley Priory.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Cotswold Lodge Hotel Oxford

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent