4.0
Very Good 2030 Reviews
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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
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Overview

A charming hotel in historic Oxford, with breakfast, plus a three-course dinner and a bottle of wine

The Lowdown

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.

Rooms

Oxford Spires Hotel creates an elegant home from home environment, with comfy beds,
writing desks and heavy curtains to ensure sweet dreams.

Dining

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.

Spa

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.

Location

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

Oxford Spires Hotel
Abingdon Road
Oxford, United Kingdom

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 2030 Reviews
Nice but ordinary
Reviewed 10 hours ago

A nice stay here for a few nights. The room for two was simple, nothing special.They had everything I needed. Nice location, not too far from the city centre but far enough to enjoy some peace and quiet, it being near a river is also an additional bonus. The breakfast was nice but again, not very special. In my opinion you could most probably get more for your price elsewhere especially if you're staying in twin bed room. Nevertheless, still a good experience.

Fifth Visit following refurbishment.
Reviewed 4 days ago

A favourite hotel over the years for special events, this time my wife's birthday. On our previous visit, refurbishment had just started. The hotel has certainly gone up a notch. Decor was smart, food in the restaurant excellent, the trio of fish special was quite simply something else.

We'd booked through secret escapes which included a bottle of house wine with our meal. The red was very smooth and reasonably priced against the range of more expensive alternatives.

The room was comfy and clean, with the all important plug socket near the dressing table and mirror...

The patio area was smart, with comfy seating and a pretty floral display.

The setting next to the Thames was ideal, and a walk to Sandford Lock recommended. Wildlife abounds, with a woodpecker sighted on 3 occasions outside the bedroom.

We'll definitely return.

Very Nice Restaurant, good cuisine and great service.
Reviewed 4 days ago

Me and my Friend came into the Hotel for Dinner one evening in June. The Restaurant was, on that evening quite busy, but we were shown to our table quite quickly. We were not rushed into ordering our food or drinks, yet found the service professional and above all friendly. We were served by a young man with a warm and friendly smile, who was also well informed about the menu.
We ordered our food and the drinks were delivered. The meal was superb and the busy restaurant has by this time quietened down somewhat and we both sat back and enjoyed the evening. That whole evening we were served by a fantastic young man, whom needs to be mentioned - his name was Chris and he had recently arrived from South Africa - look after this young man, he is worthy of a higher position.

Pricey for standard
Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions very good from Reception area and restaurant however expected better standard room for the price paid. Extra charge for car parking of £7.50. Left very early so didn't try the breakfast

Expensive for a mediocre room
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oxford Spires is not like the photos!
the location is pretty close to the centre of Oxford and set back from the road so it is a quiet on the location.

The room and bathroom were dated and basic room. 1990s decor and worn furniture. there is no hair conditioner in the room.
the room had no cooling so it was very difficult to get to sleep, windows open made the drunken singing at 2am an unwelcome feature of the stay.
There was a fan but I didnt find it till the morning. I complained about no air conditioning, and the reception staff said that I shouldn't have expected it... this is probably correct.

Breakfast was not included in the rate so i felt this was expensive for a mediocre room with nothing else included.