With its prestigious university founded in 1249, Oxford is one of Britain’s principal seats of learning. Woodstock Road runs for seven miles from the center of the city through the northern suburbs and into the countryside towards the village of Woodstock. Only one hotel has a Woodstock Road address, but several are within a few minutes' walk of the thoroughfare. Oxford is 60 miles northwest of London, a 90-minute drive or a one-hour train journey.
Holiday Inn Oxford Hotel
Housed in a contemporary building with curved roof lines, the Holiday Inn Oxford Hotel is set just back from Woodstock Road on the outskirts of Oxford, three miles from the center of the city. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a gym, and the on-site spa offers beauty treatments. Serving an international menu, the hotel restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A five-minute drive from the hotel, the North Oxford Golf Club’s 18-hole course is open to visitors.
Old Parsonage Hotel
The Old Parsonage, an independent luxury hotel with 30 rooms, is a five-minute walk from the center of Oxford. Housed in a 17th-century building, which retains many original features such as open fireplaces, the hotel has three courtyard terraces, one of which stages live jazz every Friday during the summer. The on-site restaurant serves British classics and traditional English afternoon teas. The Oxford University Museum of Natural History, established in 1860, is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Barcelo Oxford Hotel
Featuring contemporary architecture and stylish interiors, the Barcelo Oxford Hotel is a three-minute walk from Woodstock Road. The hotel has a health club with fitness equipment, indoor pool, sauna and two squash courts. The hotel spa offers massages and beauty treatments. The on-site Medio Restaurant features an international menu and the Cappuccino Lounge serves drinks and snacks. The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, housed in central Oxford in a graceful Greek revival building completed in 1845, is a 15-minute bus ride from the Barcelo Oxford Hotel.
Cotswold Lodge Hotel
Set in a handsome Victorian property with 10 rooms, the Cotswold Lodge Hotel features a Mediterranean-style courtyard garden with olive and lemon trees, and a fountain. The hotel is 350 yards from Woodstock Road and a 10-minute walk from downtown Oxford. The on-site Restaurant 66 serves a menu with classic British and European dishes. In summer time, enjoy a quintessentially English experience by attending a match at the Oxford University Cricket Club, founded in the 18th century. The club is just a few minutes’ walk from the Cotswold Lodge Hotel.
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