Mercure Eastgate Oxford
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... months late and backing up photos from my last memory card and laptop to create space for new memories to be made. This allowed me to dwell a little on those things I've been lucky enough to experience in the past couple years. Holidaying in Nerja. Savouring the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Watching Leo Messi score a hat trick at the Camp Nou. Family lunches in the New Forest. Playing at a football tournament in the Algarve. Experiencing a festival in a field in Essex. And ...
... which I am quote nervous about) Flights are booked and contract has been signed to scanned over, just waiting to be accepted by the US government and then get my insurance documents and I'm ready... Just packing up hockey kit, sticks and clothes and sorted for 9 weeks of summer life in Camp ...
... But it's taken 13 hours and all we've done is get to Venice, a 90 minute plane ride away. THAT my friends is travelling, with kids, and is what our life has been like. Fantastic, truly amazing, but everything takes sooooo much time, and we're here to see as much as we possibly can, so it all takes time, lots of it. Lugging damn bags everywhere limits where you can get to easily too. Kids are great helping out with bags, and walking, so we're pretty damn lucky ...
... to pee from under a tutu.) So clearly they were primed and were a great audience, cheering as the houselights went down and shouting out all the standard responses ("Tell us about your balls!") as well as a lot of very funny banter that we hadn't heard before. The Narrator was excellent, ad libbing very cleverly to the off-the-cuff banter. The interesting thing was that there was none of the physical stuff that I believe "should" be part of ...
... So instead of "Welcome to Oriel College" this particular document read "Welcome to riel College." Lovely. I almost smacked my head on the counter. But then I had an epiphany! "Quick!" I said, "Do you have any clear tape? I can do amazing things with tape." Both the copy guy and Kate, the PA who was helping me, found this quite funny, but then they watched with amazement as I carefully laid the ripped piece back over the original and expertly taped ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Eastgate Oxford
Good choice for Oxford town centre
A comfortable well furnished hotel room, everything was spotless and the peaceful location much appreciated ( too many city hotels being noisy ). Plenty of hot water for a bath in the evening and excellent powerful shower next morning.
Room service breakfast and service at hotel reception were very good and I have no hesitation in recommending the hotel.
Its location is perfect for the town centre as all shops and colleges, museums within walking distance.
The hotel is now owned by the Macdonald Hotel group.
Okay place to stay
Of all the hotels we stayed at in England, this is the one I'm probably most ambivalent about. Decent enough place; not very much personality on the inside. Rooms were lean; beds comfortable. Real good location - just off High Street - and an easy to walk to all of Oxford's sights. Don't eat in the restaurant - good food, but expensive and just about the worst service that I have ever experienced in any restaurant that I've ever been in. There's probably a better place to stay in Oxford, but if you're looking for a good basic place to stay, this will certainly do.
Pleasant stay again
Have stayed at the Eastgate before. Always pleasant, with terrific location on High Street within walking distance of sights. Some rooms better than others, more newly remodeled particularly nice with toile decorations. Last room was very small, although decent. Can generally get a good deal on mcdonald hotels. (60 GBP, twin bed & breakfast) Make sure your wake-up call is CERTAIN or bring an alarm clock. Staff generally friendly, breakfast good, if you get your wake-up call.
My husband and myself had a very nice stay at the East Gate Hotel. Good welcome, good service and would recommend that hotel to anyone who wish to visit Oxford.
Stayed on business, had a very pleasant stay. Staff were courteous and helpful. Room very good but agree with comments about unclean bathroom glasses!
Great staff, great bar, good stay
Nice cozy hotel in walking distance of everythign Oxford has to offer.
Lovely staff who could not do enough to help. The bar attached to the hotel is very good and the food is nothing special but very nice all the same. The rooms are basic but have a nice feel about them.
Altogether a value for money hotel.
Fine quiet hotel
This is a nice hotel with a friendly staff. As another reviewer pointed out, some of the glasses in the bathroom were not terribly clean.
Nevertheless, it was a pleasant stay. The rooms are notably quiet, as the hotel is not on a big road. Note there is quite a walk to some of the rooms.
After staying in hotels like Holiday Inn, I really felt like I was in Europe here. This old building was very homey and pretty. The only problem I had was with the water, which shut off completely during my shower. But besides that, everything was wonderful!
Really enjoyed my stay at Eastgate
It was a pleasant stay. The staff were really good and I really like the atmosphere.
Pleasant desk staf, not overly clean
The room had a quick once over type of clean. A teapot full of cold tea was in our room on check-in and was still uncleaned two days latter. Couldn't use glasses in bathroom - noticeably not clean. The rest of the stay was fine and the staff quite pleasant and couteous.