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Hey folks, What an amazing 48 hours we've just had in London Town! In the words of Lord Crispy himself, out of a 1 to swag its been a hands down SWAG. To recap, our flight touched down 35 mins ahead of time and although we had crying babies everywhere, we sat next to a great Brit who kept us entertained for our 7 Hour flight. The day unfolded in a …
Visited Andy in Oxford ; travelled to Spain
... Of course it’s just another car, but being purpose-built and of a particular style, there was some novelty about the exercise.
Juliet had recommended to Jodie a pub that was quite nice – the Queen’s Head and Artichoke. We had a few drinks in the lounge area and then had some dinner. Sally Dallison came along – her and Jodie were the loudest of course, but great fun. Sally was Jodie’s travel mate when they went to New York while we were on ...
Another early morning wake up call, 7:30am, guess it's just good practice for law school. Although it's probably much easier to wake up knowing an entire city awaits you rather than a legal contracts class. Almost fried my straighter when I forgot to switch my high tech converter/adapter to converter mode. Started smelling weird after about 45 seconds and then I realized, think I got really lucky because once I switched it the thing still worked, my hair was grateful. Big sis walked me to ...
... after dinner Roger went to ring the bells in the local church and I came at the end of the practice to watch. The 48 spiral steps up the tower are narrow and covered in moths that sway all together as the bells ring in time with each other. At the end there was the lowering of the bells which was an impressive round of highly synchronized ringing from highest to lowest that got faster and faster as the ringers wound up the end of the ropes and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Oxford Hotel London
My little gem in London
I have been coming to the Oxford Hotel for over 10 years, 4 or 5 times a year. It is my home in London. Staff are very friendly, efficient and help to organise theatre tickets, travelcards, taxis, you name it. It is hard to find a hotel anywhere where the staff is permanent and show real care and friendliness. The rooms are spotless clean and I have been in many different rooms both in their annexe and main building. I highly recommend it. I feel as if I was at my own home !
Don't stay here
As a lecturer I took a group of 19 students to stay at this hotel for 3 nights. It was truly appaling. 13 of the nineteen students are now infected with scabies.
What seems slightly irrelevant given the lice/scabies problem is that the general level of cleanliness was poor, a member of staff had a mobile phone stolen from their locked room and they managed to create a spectarly bad continental breakfast (Powereed milk?).
Just dont stay here.
Well the staff was nice alright but the room (3 beds + ensuite shower) we stayed in in Sep/Oct 2004 was shabby and had a weird smell in it. Plus BED BUGS. Being the amateur travellers that we are we didn't notice the bug crap here and there before it was too late..
To give the manager some credit, he DID return some of the payment..
So avoid this place unless you have no alternatives...
It was okay. The staff was nice. The cleaninglady took our paper with the bookingnumber for our flight. That wasn't too nice... When we got home, all four of us got lices all over our bodies. So, I guess u understad that I wouldn't recommend it, they have lices in the beds!
You should try this one.
We chosed this hotel because it rates were extremely low for London. I thought we could get bad service and a bad room but I was WRONG. The service was exellent. The room comfortable with it's beds and tv, the bathroom was good at London's standars and breakfast couldn't be better. The location was still the main reason we chosed Oxford. It was so near the Earl's Court station, that we could get anywhere, because Earl's Court is a huge station. Plus was also the next house to the hotel, which had no sound effects form the reception. You shouldn't keep your window open in the night either, bacause the callings of the tube station can wake you up.
You must try this one, really.
Good: Not Great, but Acceptable
We rented two rooms (1 double, 1 single) in mid March 2004. The price was good, breakfast fairly basic but okay (I don't know why they bother with that "fruit" juice - blechh). The good: price, location, clean, friendly staff The bad: the double bed was horribly squeaky. One night we just started laughing our heads off because we couldn't do anything about it and didn't have the energy to complain or switch rooms! Very small, but hey - this is London. You could do worse. And we have!
"Talk about being close to the tube"
We stayed here in Sept 2002, I liked the hotel but breakfast was pretty boring, some rolls and corn flakes but the staff was very helpful and nice we had a room in the annex--about 3 doors down from the main hotel. The drawback is that this is right next to Earls Ct Tube and you can hear the announcements all the time --note the tube goes until about 12Mid and starts at about 6am so that wasnt to good especially the 1st night when we go to bed early after being up all day. I have stayed at many dif hotels in the Earls CT area and I probably wouldnt stay here only becuz of the tube sounds but the room was nice and so was the staff.
Very good experience
We return yesterday from London to Spain and all my friends and me are very happy with the hotel. The situation of the hotel is really goods, just near the underground and in a good zone.We could return walking at night from South Kesington to the hotel without problem The relation betwing the price and the quality is really good. The rooms are a litle small but very clean. All the days they changes the towels. The staff of the hotel have been during all the time very good.
We connected with this place via BHRC at Heathrow. We were charged 75 pounds a night + 5 pounds reservation fee. At BHRC website the room rate was less, even for a triple room which we were assigned apparently because there were no twins left. The bedroom did have 3 beds, but no chair or table. Breakfast was a zoo, too little space. We had the most tasteless bread rolls we have ever eaten. 2 slices of toast and a plate of corn flakes. OJ and coffee were adequate.
Minimalist, except for the price, was how we would describe the whole experience. We were very disappointed in this taste of the "Hospitality" industry in London. Never again.