Ethos Hotel - Oxford

59 Western Road, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX1 4LFshow map
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Very goodBased on  159 reviews
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Overview

The excellent Ethos Hotel offers a stunning view of Oxford from many en-suite guestrooms. Built in 2008, the hotel is a combination of historic architecture and contemporary facilities.

The hotel is set 1350 meters away from University of Oxford. Set within a 10-minute walking distance from Oxford city center.

Nearby points of interest include a tower, a college and a church.

Ethos Hotel is around 15 minutes' drive from RAF airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 18 rooms. They are fitted with a mini bar, a laptop safe, coffee/tea makers, a work desk and a DVD player. Rooms come with the city view. Bathrooms feature a shower, a hairdryer and towels.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the café each morning. Guests can share a meal in St Aldates Tavern and Zappi's Bike Cafe, located about 750 meters away.

Services

The on-site comforts include a storage room, an elevator and parking.

Relax

Leisure facilities, such as a tennis court and a golf course, are provided on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at GBP 10 per day.

Number of rooms:   16.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 10 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Snack bar

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning

Dining

  • Paid breakfast
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Free breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 4 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
Christ Church CathedralChrist Church Cathedral1000 ft
Carfax towerCarfax tower2300 ft
Botanic Gardens OxfordBotanic Gardens Oxford3000 ft
University Church of St. Mary the VirginUniversity Church of St. Mary the Virgin3300 ft
Christ Church Picture GalleryChrist Church Picture Gallery1400 ft
Oxford MuseumOxford Museum2300 ft
The Botanic GardenThe Botanic Garden3300 ft
New Theatre OxfordNew Theatre Oxford3300 ft
Corpus Christi College OxfordCorpus Christi College Oxford2300 ft
Christ Church MeadowChrist Church Meadow1800 ftSt. Aldate's, Oxford
Alice’s ShopAlice’s Shop1700 ft83 St. Aldates
Christ Church Christ Church 2100 ftSt. Aldates
Bate CollectionBate Collection1900 ftOxford University Faculty of Music St. Aldate's
Modern Art OxfordModern Art Oxford2200 ft30 Pembroke Street
Pembroke College Pembroke College 2200 ftPembroke St.
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Wiseman GalleryWiseman Gallery2.3 mi
University ClubUniversity Club1.0 mi
Oxford Train StationOxford Train Station4000 ft
Oxford Train StationOxford Train Station4000 ft
Shipleys AmusementsShipleys Amusements2.0 mi
Oxford University Museum Of Natural HistoryOxford University Museum Of Natural History5000 ft
The Oxford PlayhouseThe Oxford Playhouse3700 ft
Oxford UniversityOxford University4300 ft
St Johns College OxfordSt Johns College Oxford4300 ft
Oxford CastleOxford Castle2800 ft44-46 Oxford Castle Oxford Castle Quarter
Oxford Town Hall Oxford Town Hall 2600 ftTown Hall St. Aldates
Museum of OxfordMuseum of Oxford2600 ftMuseum of Oxford St. Aldates Town Hall
Carfax TowerCarfax Tower2700 ftCorner of Carfax and Cornmarket
Oriel CollegeOriel College2700 ftOriel Square
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Getting around
Airports
RAF Station (ABB)4.5 mi
Oxford (Kidlington) (OXF)6.9 mi
Train
Oxford Railway Station4300 ft
Oxford Train Station4300 ft
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  159  reviews
  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Friendly staff, clean and comfortable rooms, and very well located for central Oxford and the river.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Good central location- nice modern room with good facilities

    No parking directly outside the hotel

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Everything! Lovely friendly staff, very chic rooms, excellent facilities (dvd player, fridge, microwave. toaster etc.), location was perfect, loved it all and will definitely be returning! Thanks.

  • 6.2
    Good

    There was a good bed to sleep in. There was a little kitchenette which was nice. With watercooker and a combined microwave-grill. Placed in a quiet area, but still not far from citycenter.

    The bed had one big duvet to be shared for 2 persons. I would prefer two smaller duvets. The walls were thin, so you could here the noise of the neighbourguests. The rooms are not big but sufficient.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Classy style, easy access to room, quality equipment, very comfortable bed, quiet neighbourhood, 20 minutes walk from city centre

    Some minor sound intrusion from water running in waste pipes in the room above. Improved sound insulation required to pipework?

  • 7.0
    Very good

    room was excellent

    didn't realise there was no lounge or bar area Also info said breakfast included but it was only continental in the room.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The room was lovely and spacious, but I would expect this for the price we paid. The key code system was handy so we didn't have to worry about keys. The location was good as it was not too far from the city centre yet was nice and quiet.

    A massive downside to this hotel was the lack of parking. We were informed there were unrestricted parking bays a couple of roads away, there are a handful and they were all taken the entire time. We had to keep moving the car and ended up having to get a cab to the park and ride car park where we had to leave our car (24 hours only) as we couldn't get it parked anywhere near the hotel. I felt the hotel were dishonest about this problem and although we really liked the hotel, I would not book here again because it was a real problem - stressful and time consuming.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Comfortable bed, excellent walk in shower room, modern design.

    Poor Breakfast choice, would be better charging less for the room and supplying nothing. No parking at the hotel. Our room was accessed directly from the street, was quite noisy and we felt vulnerable that evening as there was an arson attack within 30 yards of our room !

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The friendly staff, the room was a lot bigger than I expected, the breakfast provided was very reasonable.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Parking was NOT available. To classify small packs of cereal and yoghurt in your room as breakfast was stretching it. It was very small for a self catering room with no separate seating area.Therefore, for the cost it was misleading.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Friendly welcome, modern, very clean accommodation, no hassle.

    Parking is a bit of a bind. We had a toaster but no bread, OK if you are staying for a while, but for one night it would have been convenient to have had a wider choice for breakfast - dont like muffins!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Clean and friendly hotel within walking distance of Oxford town centre.

    There was no full length mirror which wasn't popular with the girlfriend. Also the curtains were very lightweight so it was difficult to get any sleep once the sun had come up.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    Very poor for a 'superior' kingsize room-couldn't walk around bed on one side! No bath-small shower. Breakfast was self-catering =boxed cereals. We showered+decided not to stay as it was such a small boxed room! Totally misleading, expensive and a waste of our money. Could get cheaper and better in London. Fact. Very unhappy about this hotel. Advise against staying there.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    Room size was good. Bed was comfortable.

    I would not recommend this hotel at all! I paid £150 a night for a room that was maybe worth half of that. Firstly, there isn't a 24h reception, something you wouldn't expect in that category. The reception is closed from 7pm-9am---this was not clear at the time of booking. I had to check in after 7pm so I needed some instructions. I had to call/e-mail several times to get those! They were e-mailed to me on the arrival day, so if you don't have internet access you are screwed. Secondly, it said breakfast included, but that was almost a lie---basically some lousy cereals and some cheap yogurt and juice in the room's fridge. In fact, I booked a double for two persons but stayed alone and after the first night, they even removed half of the lousy breakfast from the fridge even though I paid for that! Thirdly, the room was not really clean, with a lot of nasty stains on the carpet.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Friendly staff, very handy to town, a little on the small side.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  159 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 4 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
RAF Station (ABB)4.5 mi
Oxford (Kidlington) (OXF)6.9 mi
Train
Oxford Railway Station4300 ft
Oxford Train Station4300 ft
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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