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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Oxford Rome
Fine Budget Hotel
Booked this as part of a flight/hotel package through ebookers and wasn't sure what to expect. However the staff were very friendly and helpful, recommending restaurants to try, and organising taxis etc. The room was on the small side, but we were out from morning until night, so we didn't really need anything more than this. The room was very clean and well maintained and the minibar was not a rip off. The hotel is in a really nice area and 5mins gets you onto the Via Veneto and another 5mins gets you to the Spanish Steps. Other sites are also very accessible on foot from here. Having the hotel organise your taxi pickup and drop-off from and to the airport will save you a few euro also.
Nice Base to explore Rome
We have just returned from a break in the Oxford Hotel. I stayed with my parents, partner and two brothers, we booked 2 double and a twin room for 71euros per room per night. The staff were more than helpful and even kept the kitchen open to serve us diner after a late arrival on our first night - the home made lasagne was good. It was a first trip to Rome for all of us and we found the hotel ideal for getting around. My Mum has some difficulty walking any distance but she found the bus and train service to the hotel easy and reasonable. It was a pleasant 15 minute walk to the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Spanish Steps and the shopping along the way was something else - everything from designer to high street fashion and the rest!!!. We found a lovely Bar a block away from the Hotel which served great lunches and was very popular with the local business people. The fruit stall along the street was also great for missed breakfasts! Yes the corridors are narrow and the rooms vary in size, but they were kept spotless, the mini bar wasn't a rip-off and each room had a safe. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a decent budget hotel in Rome
Amazing all round
The Oxford is a great place to stay while in Rome. it is in a great area in the city, however can be some time away from all the attractions. the staff are all helpful, and speak good English. the Bar is cosy and homely, with the barman Mario who is a great drinks server.
I did not visit the restaurant at night but i did have breakfast there.
the food was limited, bread was hard and the yogurts were awful. i don'nt class my holiday on the food served at breakfast though, which means i had a wonderful stay, and would be delighted to return anytime.
A good sound mid-range hotel
I stayed for four nights. I found it much cheaper to book through a high-street travel agent than online. The hotel is about a 10-15 minute walk from Termini railway station, all on the level. (I took a taxi there and was charged 20 euros -- walked when I returned). The hotel front is plate-glass, leading into the reception which is smarter than it looks in the photos online, and faces a lounge and the bar. An internet terminal is in the foyer (cards for it can be bought at reception) and a toilet is on the mezzanine. All the reception staff speak very good English (also by telephone, apparently) and were very helpful. Bottled water is available from the bar, which only opens at 4pm. Breakfast -- a buffet -- was included in my rate. The corridors are very narrow, as the hotel is a converted building. People in wheelchairs would be insane to try to stay here. The standard is generally well-maintained, apart from a rough area as you come out of the lift. I saw men going around repairing coving and paintwork while I was there. The hotel has a street side and a courtyard side. The latter I was given after asking for a quiet room, and was very comfortable (I am a very light sleeper). The room was small, as hotel rooms in Rome tend to be, but everything was modern and up to date. The ensuite bathroom was also small but clearly very newly tiled and refurbished -- all modern. A mini-bar was included, which I used as a fridge. A small safe was also provided. I was on the third floor, which is up a flight of steps from the second. I would certainly be happy to stay here again. For a 3* hotel, it was of good quality.
Best barman in Rome
The best barman in Rome can be found at the Oxford Hotel. His name is Mario and he is a great help. While it is true that the rooms tend to be small, as is the elevator, it encourages intimacy. The hallways are a challenge. The breakfast is generous and very tasty. They serve traditional breakfast foods as well as great salami sandwiches.
Overall, I'd recommend it for a good deal.
Cheaper and nice
We stayed here on our honeymoon in Sept 2003.
The rooms were average, I would recommend this hotel due to price.
Location is pretty good - walking distance to many restaurants and subway system.
Not a first class hotel, but you aren't paying first class rates either.
I would stay there again. I liked the free internet connection.
We spent our last two nights in Italy in the Hotel Oxford. The narrow, twisting hallways, tiny elevator, small rooms, fire-trap stairways, and general shabbiness of the hotel were a bad way to end an otherwise wonderful vacation.
Stayed in a double room in March 2003. We needed cot for 18mnth baby and with the cot in the room there was no room for anything else. Room would have bordered on ok if no cot, but certainly not spacious. Other than room size, everything else good to very good: clean rooms, friendly staff.
Room #254 a single.Small room and shower.Bed was big enough for 2.Paid 90 euro included some breakfast.Room has posted price of 170 at highest peak of season.Would I stay in room again, yes, didn't expect much, got basics.No bathtub for soaking in after long day only inconvenience.As for T.V. a B.B.C channel was only link to American news, a C.N.N (and the scroll of news at bottom) would have been great for news junkies.
A little out of the way, but a nice place
The Oxford is a nice, modern hotel in Rome's Villa Borghese area, north of the main tourist attractions. It's just a short Cottral train ride (one stop) from the Flaminio metropolitana (subway) station, which will get you to all the main sites in minutes.
The Oxford has nice-sized rooms (by european standards) with glassed-in showers and very comfortable beds. The staff is helpful and bilingual.
The residential neighborhood around the hotel is pretty but not particularly interesting, but again, the Coliseum, Pantheon, Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Forum etc. are no more than 15-20 minutes away with the combined Cottral/ Metropolitana ride.
It's an excellent choice at prices much lower than hotels right in the center.