Ethos Hotel - Oxford

59 Western Road, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX1 4LFshow map
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Overview

The grand Ethos Hotel is set in Oxford City Centre district near Museum of Oxford. Operating in Oxford since 2008, this hotel features a chic architecture and modern comforts. A laundry room, dry cleaning service and ironing service as well as storage for belongings, a safe deposit box and a private carpark are on hand.

The hotel is nestled in the heart of Oxford, steps away from Oxford Railway train station. University of Oxford is only 1.5 km from the venue.

Tourist places, such as a museum, a college and a tower, are next to the property.

There is Abingdon Road, Lake Street (adj) bus stop close to Ethos Hotel, about 5 minutes' walk away.

Rooms

A private safe, pay television and a microwave can be found in each non-smoking room. Many rooms offer a city view. All rooms have hypo-allergenic pillows and a pillow-top mattress as well as a hairdryer, a power shower and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a good English breakfast is served. Guests can dine at the onsite traditional restaurant. There is a café bar where guests can enjoy beers and coffee. Several restaurants are nearby, including St Aldates Tavern and Zappi's Bike Cafe.

Relax

The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course.

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

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Snack bar

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning

Dining

  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • 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 16:00-22:00FREECheck-out06:00-10:00FREE
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  230  reviews
  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Location was fine with only a short taxi ride to the town centre.

    Unfortunately the carpet reminded me of student accomodation as there were lots of stains on it!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Nice modern rooms with a kitchen area. Close to Oxford centre and the pleasant Head of the River Pub.

    Breakfast is a basket of things on top your microwave, they forgot mine depite a reminder, and offered no discount when checking out. The hotel is just rooms and a reception, no facilities.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Location and parking,within restrictions,was free.

    Rather confined space within the bedroom and breakfast consisted of cereal and other food to be found in the room.This was not apparent when we booked.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The amount of space and the kitchen facilities

    - Noone on site when I could not access internet ; for the price - a robe should have been available. There was the smell of stale cigarette smoke in the lobby.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location and cost were great

    Do not stay on ground floor. Too much street noise. Next door neighbors in hotel very loud and rude. Insisted on smoking and drinking outside their door thus blowing smoke thru our open windows. Solution was to close window and be in a stuffy room.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The ability to have breakfast at one's own time choice.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very classy and exceptionally nice, I did have the luxury loft room though, worth getting it as it is bigger and well laid put

    I noticed people complaining on the review about the breakfast but that is wrong, breakfast was healthy, good quality and ample in my opinion, no complaints from me!

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The room was modern and clean and the bed was comfortable.

    The hotel is situated bang in the middle of a residential area. There is no bar, there are no staff in reception after 9pm. The hotel is way overpriced and I will not staying there again.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The location of the hotel was good in that it was close to town, and within walking distance, but not in the sense of where it was actually located which was down a very small residential street with cars parked on both sides. It was a long narrow space to get your car through and once a car came down the road you had nowhere to go except to reverse and allow the other car to drive through. The room was newly done and nicely decorated.

    No parking for car. My mistake for not paying closer attention to this. According to them you can park your vehicle on the next block, however there are very few spaces (5 or 6) as most of the parking in the area and including in front of the hotel are reserved for the residents. We were forced to park much further away and walked home in the pouring rain. Also, the rooms are quite small. It says king bed, but there is no way as we have a king bed and my husband and I barely had room. Plus it squeeked every time you moved in it. The walls were very thin and we could hear everything going on in the two rooms that were adjacent to us. Including packing suitcases at 5:00 am and TV's on in the late hour. The photo of the bathroom is the luxury room and not the normal room. In our bathroom you had to almost step over the toilet to get in and out of the shower. There is also no shelf to hold your shampoo and soap and it must sit on the floor forcing you to bend down everytime. A bit misleading on the photos. Your rooms also faced the street which was not good either. Free breakfast is not delivered to your room every day, but you are provided with a basket of breakfast cereals and milk, yougurt etc...to eat in your room, When I commented on the room size, bed and parking situation the receptionist did not try to upgrade us to the larger room either unless we wanted to pay more. Disappointing as we have stayed in 3 other hotels/guest houses in the Oxford area, one of which did upgrade us after a minor problem. We have found this one not up to the way the website reads. Be aware.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    A very warm welcome, great room and fantastic location for Oxford city centre.

    Breakfast in the room was pretty good, but lacked fresh fruit and bread. Generally thought that £125 for the room was a little on the expensive side.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    A very unique stylish room and fantastic value for money. Definatly going to return next time I'm back in town.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The fridge in the room, whilst conveinient, was very noisy and disturbed us often during the night.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    no bar, no restaurant not really a hotel

  • 6.6
    Good

    The hotel is situated within 5 minutes of city centre. George St only 15 minutes walk away. Quiet area. Room has mini kitchen with sink, fridge, microwave & toaster. Nice bathroom. Sky tv.

    Would have preferred a 'proper' cooked breakfast, rather than the 'continental' breakfast supplied in the room on a tray the day before.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    it is ok for vikend,but over priced!location ok,staff with no pasion for customers.

    brekfast is very poor,be carefull!!no dining room and price for the room is over too high for that kind of servise.

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Highlights
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 16:00-22:00FREECheck-out06:00-10:00FREE
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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