Located about a 5-minute walk from Bond Street Metro Station and an 11-minute drive from London's city centre, the Holiday Inn Oxford Circus is geared towards business or vacation travellers who require a centrally located hotel with on-site dining and easy access to public transit.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers cable TV, a minibar, a tea maker, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a trouser press, a hair dryer, a bathroom scale, a bathrobe for each guest, a free morning newspaper and an in-room safe. Rooms with a separate bedroom and a living area with a sofabed are also available, as is one wheelchair-accessible room. In-room Wi-Fi is available for GBP 5 per day.
Hotel amenities include a fitness centre, meeting/conference space, a business centre and laundry services. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are offered. On-site parking is not available and pets are not permitted.
On-site dining is offered at Oliver's Restaurant (serving breakfast and dinner daily) and Londoner Bar, which serves lunch and dinner daily.
London Palladium Theatre is about a 10-minute trip via public transit, while shopping can be found on London's famous Oxford street, which is 4 minutes away on foot. Hyde Park is roughly a 9-minute drive from the hotel and Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 30 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.
The hotel's location was praised by many lodgers, who described it as easy to find and central, as well as close to public transit, Oxford St., shopping, restaurants and attractions. One guest noted, "The location of this hotel couldn't have been better for us. It is within a very short walking distance to Oxford Street shopping, the Bond Street tube and buses and quite a number of excellent pubs and restaurants".
Numerous reviewers complimented the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, efficient and helpful. One patron remarked, "Although there wasn't a concierge desk there were at least three or four staff members ready at all times with helpful information".
Several travellers enjoyed the hotel's accommodations. They described their lodgings as clean, quiet, spacious, bright and well equipped, with comfortable beds. It should be noted, however, that some guests were disappointed with their rooms (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms, the hotel's value and noise transfer.
Although several guests were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, some reviewers criticized their lodgings. They reported dated decor, worn furniture, slow Wi-Fi, small bathrooms and cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms.
A few lodgers were disappointed with the hotel's value. They found the rates to be overpriced, and complained that Wi-Fi was not included in the room rates.
Noise disruptions were mentioned by a few travellers. They reported noise from guests in adjacent rooms and the hallways, as well as noise from the nearby subway on lower floors.
guest reviews ranked the hotel #563 of 1,075
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Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.7 out of 5 with an 84% recommendation rate from 45 reviews.