Oxford Spires Hotel
What We Love
- A charming stay in Oxford, with breakfast, a three-course dinner and a bottle of wine
- Taking a romantic riverside stroll into Oxford, for shopping, fine restaurants and afternoon tea
- The home-from-home décor
- Savouring modern Mediterranean cuisine at Deacons Restaurant
A comfortable oasis a stone’s throw from the city centre, Oxford Spires Hotel fuses historic style with traditional yet modern design. Set in acres of tranquil parkland, just half a mile from the shops, restaurants and bars of Oxford itself, the hotel provides a picture-perfect setting for exploring this historic city.
Boasting an inviting spa with a heated indoor pool and a full menu of treatments, it’s easy to while away the day without leaving the comfort of the hotel. Beyond Oxford Spires Hotel’s manicured grounds, however, lies a city steeped in history.
Curious bookworms will delight in touring the famous grounds of Oxford University, home to scholarly alumni including JRR Tolkien, Stephen Hawking and rom-com hero Hugh Grant, and Bicester Village’s discounted designer boutiques are a 30-minute drive away. Come summer, take a boat along the River Thames or try your hand at Oxford’s tradition of punting.
Oxford Spires Hotel creates an elegant home from home environment, with comfy beds,
writing desks and heavy curtains to ensure sweet dreams.
With its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the grounds, Deacons Restaurant offers a delightful setting to accompany the mouth-watering menu of modern, Mediterranean cuisine.
Relax in Willows Leisure Club’s calm surroundings, and make the most of the fitness suite, heated indoor pool and full menu of spa and beauty treatments.
Set in acres of tranquil parkland on the banks of the River Thames, Oxford city centre is a short stroll along the river. Spend the day exploring the famous University of Oxford, whose iconic, sprawling grounds have played host to films including The Italian Job (1969), the Harry Potter films, The History Boys and the Stephen Hawking biopic, The Theory of Everything. Continue your education at the Pitt Rivers Museum, an awe-inspiring attraction housing the university’s archaeological collections, or take a 30-minute trip to Bicester Village for discount designer shopping.
How to Get There
Easy walk into the centre of Oxford - worth the stay for this
Close to the river Thames - nice walk along the bank
Rooms very clean and spacious
HD TV - good size
Nice bar area - great barmen
No atmosphere in bar area at all - not at any time we were there- you could play some background music for a start.
Whilst rooms were being refurbished the best deluxe room (paid for the upgrade) had a view of a skip and metal containers - so no looking out the window ever which was poor.
The vegetarian burger (served in the main restaurant) was just not good enough - with all the options available for a vegan / vegetarian burger such as the Beyond Burger - this burger was lightyears behind. Lukewarm patty (to me it was just a cheap frozen patty) with cold lettuce and a few chips - time to step up Spires Hotel.
We ordered Onion Rings and they were forgotten - no big deal but they came after we had finished the main meal and the waiter didn't really see the problem with this.
My wife and I stayed at the Oxford Spires hotel for her birthday in October. We booked a deluxe room with breakfast for around £200 - prices were expensive everywhere as it was the Saturday before the Oxford half Marathon.
Overall we had a really good stay. Hotel is conveniently located about 15 minutes walk from Oxford city centre and there was plenty of parking when we arrived - parking is about £10 for an overnight stay which is good value for Oxford! The rooms were nice and modern and a decent size. There is a leisure club with an indoor pool which we did not use but it looked great for adults and kids. Hotel staff were friendly and helpful when we need to book a taxi for dinner.
Only thing that I would give some feedback on would be the breakfast which was a little chaotic and seemed there was a lack of staff. Food was fine once we found someone to serve us!
In summary would definitely recommend this hotel to both couples and families for a trip to Oxford.
Really pleased with our stay here parking is cheap compared to other hotels in Oxford with the massive bonus you can take a 15 min walk into the centre. Breakfast was awesome lots of choice and fresh.
The room was newly refurbished and perfect. Bed was lush. Thanks