Holiday Inn Oxford

Address: Peartree Roundabout, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, OX2 8JD, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Peartree Roundabout, Oxford, is near University of Oxford, Port Meadow, South Park, and Hidden Oxford.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Oxford

Nice hotel


My family and I stayed here for one night. We got to Oxford early and the room wasn't ready. It wasn't their fault, since we arrived way before check-in time. We killed the time, by having something to eat and then swimming in the pool. The pool was nice and warm, and the people at the club were friendly. The staff at the hotel were friendly as well, one in particular was helpful. She worked at night. The room was small, but clean, modern and comfortable. The shower was nice. The breakfast was good, with a nice selection and you could order a cooked breakfast. It was easy to get into the city centre by bus or taxi. One thing that was a nice touch, was the pillow menu. You could select the type of pillow you wanted. I have never seen that before. If I came to Oxford again, I would definately stay at this hotel again.

Modern, good standard rooms


The prices vary a lot, I sty here regularly and have had room prices from 67 pounds to 160 pounds so always book early and ask for a better rate. The rooms are modern and very comfortable and are the major attraction, the location, while convenient for the shuttle into oxford centre, is cjaracterless sitting alonside the motorway. The staff are usually charmless but if you can get a good rate it is not a bad place for a few nights

OK but go for the Travellodge, it's cheaper!


We stayed here in March this year for a short break to Oxford. Yes the location is excellent for the Park and Ride service into Oxford City Centre but we were disappointed to find a Travel Lodge on the same site. They are much cheaper and fine if all you are using the hotel for is a base. This hotel is very much a business, swish hotel, with lots of foreign speaking staff, although quite helpful. DO NOT try the Little Chef (or Little Thief as we now call it!), VERY expensive and terrible breakfast. Much better to travel into Oxford and eat there. Can recommend Zizi's, Weatherspoon Pub and also if you fancy driving up towards Woodstock, there are some fab pubs on that road.

Excellent standard


We stayed here partly because we had a car, and partly because we had membership points to use up at this chain of hotels. Initally I was a bit sad that we were not going to stay at some gorgeous B&B in town, but after arriving I was very pleasantly surprised.

There is parking on site and the park and Ride stop is only a few minutes walk away. We found the room to be of high standard - very clean and with excellent facillites in the bedroom and bathroom. We did stay in an Executive room which may have been of higher standard than a standard room. Also, although the hotel is literally right at the motorway, we had a room overlooking the side of the hotel away from the road and it was extremely quiet.

We did not eat at the hotel so I cannot comment on the food.

Overall, a clean, modern hotel with parking and close to the park and ride. The hotel was of very high standard and I would not hesitate to stay again

Lovely hotel


Stayed here for a long weekend, loved it, clean, staff helpful, very good value for money they did not charge for my daughter who is seventeen for meals or board. would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Much better than the average motel


A fine hotel. Buses from the nearby park-ride lot go into the city centre every 8 minutes during the day (every 30 minutes at night), so the location is not as bad as it sounds. Clean, modern, comfortable. Be sure to check for special prepaid rates.

The only flaw is that my non-smoking room had a smell of smoke coming into it through the air conditioner. When I complained, I was immediately moved to another room that did not have the problem. Cause was never determined; it may be bad design, or it may be someone smoking where they shouldn't.

Note that there is no hotel restaurant. Right in front of the hotel is a Little Chef (similar to an American Shoney's or Big Boy), but if you want good food, eat in town (e.g., at Brown's or Bella Italia).



adequate located just outside town next to the park n ride but someone forgot to build the footpath between the 2!! rooms are bright clean and comfortable gym is tiny and fills quickly located in a sort of service station area so eating options available

Very good hotel for someone with a car


This was an excellent hotel, and a far better deal than hotels that I tried near the center of Oxford. This hotel is about a 10 minute drive from the center, and there is a shuttle bus available. This is not a quaint old hotel, but rather a modern well-run business hotel. The room was very large and modern, with excellent facilities all around. I was very pleased to move here from an old hotel (Royal Oxford) in the center of town that was charging more.



This was a great hotel to stay in! I found it tough finding a 'chain' hotel in oxford, and i like the holiday inns, so whenever i go away, i try to find one. This was by far one of the best hotels i've stayed in. Immaculately clean, friendly staff, lovely bar, and in a nice location. Only problem was finding something to eat that evening, but the hotel suggested a nice little pub, which was great. I'd strongly recommend this hotel to anyone looking somewhere to stay in Oxford.

First class Hotel


This hotel lives up to its 4 star rating. The standard room has its own individual air conditioning (we spent a very cool night on a hot July 2 day stay)

State of the art interactive T.V. with Playstation and latest pay for view films.

Toiletries included and choice of pillows for sleeping.

Swimming pool good (all one depth) and my wife says you will not want to get out of the jacussi.

Resteraunt exellent with good food for breakfast and dinner and excellent waiter service.

But above all the staff were very friendly and helpful.

We enjoyed it so much that we are going back again for our 35th. wedding anniverary.

TripAdvisor Reviews Holiday Inn Oxford

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

Travel Blogs from Oxford

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3 comments, 5 photos

... They all smoke and have at least 1 dog if not 2.

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A Palace and a Hobbit

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A travel blog entry by reynauld on Jul 19, 2014

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A travel blog entry by adamel on Jun 28, 2013

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A travel blog entry by maia on Nov 18, 2011


... fabulous job of making my last afternoon in England one
to remember. We did silly things at the M&M superstore and then
went to one of the oldest pubs in London and ate bangers and mash and
drank a few pints! The rest was a flurry of repacking, giving Roger
my falling apart boots to throw out (bless his heart) and hopping on
a train to Heathrow where I wandered around in a daze until it was
time to board my flight to SOUTH AFRICA!