Oxford is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world and is one of the loveliest places in England. One of the UK’s biggest tourist destinations, Oxford is popular for academics, art and theater lovers, bibliophiles (Oxford’s Blackwell’s bookshop has the largest book room in Europe), historians, and, of course, visiting film crews who love to make movies in this ancient town. Oxford also has numerous beautiful hotels, a number of which offer excellent hotel deals for those who want to stay in Oxford but can’t afford to stay at the luxury Macdonald Randolph Hotel.
Becket House – Just a 10 minute stroll from the center of Oxford and across from the railway station, Becket House is a small hotel perfect for tourists visiting Oxford itself or for those doing research or study at Oxford University. The River Thames is just a couple of minutes away too, and is a lovely place from which to enjoy a walk into Oxford’s surrounding countryside.
Becket House is a quiet hotel, providing a relaxed and comfortable place to stay. Each guest room, although small, has a flat screen TV, tea and coffee making tray, a hairdryer and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet. Some rooms have an en suite bath and some share a bathroom with another room. A full English breakfast is served every morning for a small extra charge, and they’re also happy to cook a vegetarian meal – just tell them when you book the room.
The couple who own Becket House are extremely friendly and helpful and the hotel is kept beautifully clean at all times. Check in time is before 6pm, but if you’ll be arriving later let them know and they’ll be happy to accommodate you.
Becket House guest rooms rates begin at £35 ($54) for one person, an excellent deal for such conveniently located, comfortable accommodation.
You’ll find Becket House at 5 Becket Street in Oxford.
Foxcombe Lodge – Located in its own grounds, Foxcombe Lodge is a beautiful small hotel out in the countryside but just a 10-minute drive from Oxford,
Each of the hotel’s 19 guest rooms have an en suite bath, central heating, a hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, TV with cable and a CD player, and a small work desk. Rooms are light and modern and decorated in a contemporary design.
The hotel has a pretty restaurant, The Three Tenors, serving traditional British cuisine as well as a small bar where you can enjoy a drink or a light meal. In the summer, don’t miss sitting outside on the pretty terrace are. It’s a lovely way to enjoy your meal.
Foxcombe Lodge provides free parking and also has meeting and banqueting services as well as a Honeymoon Suite.
For the standard of accommodation and friendly service, Foxcombe Lodge offers some of the best hotel deals in Oxford. Room rates begin at £60 ($93), extremely inexpensive for and Oxford hotel, and this includes a full English breakfast.
Foxcombe Lodge is at Fox’s Lane, Boars Hill in Oxford.
The Balkan Lodge – An independently-owned, family-run hotel, The Balkan Lodge has been recently refurbished in a traditional English style. Located just a 15 minute walk into Oxford and also on the bus line for Oxford’s universities, it’s also a convenient place to stay
Each of the hotel’s 19 guest rooms feature an en suite bath with both shower and tub, central heating, a hairdryer, tea and coffee making tay, TV with cable and wake up service. Rooms are clean and well-taken care of and also included complimentary Wi-Fi. One room even has a four poster bed and a Jacuzzi.
Breakfast is included in the room rate and there’s a small bar on-site, perfect for an afternoon drink or a pre-dinner glass of wine.
The Balkan Lodge rates start at £55 ($87) for a single room, including breakfast and all taxes.
The Balkan Lodge is situated at 315 Iffley Road in Oxford.
The Balkan Lodge