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Holiday Inn Oxford Circus

This is a 4 star hotel in London
57-59 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom
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5-min. walk from metro, good staff, clean but dated rooms, Wi-Fi extra
  • Many guests praised the hotel's proximity to public transit, shopping and attractions
  • The staff were complimented for their friendly and efficient service
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Some guests reported dated decor and slow Wi-Fi
  • The hotel's Wi-Fi fee was deemed expensive by a few reviewers
  • No parking available on site
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Nov 3, 2013
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 Good
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).

The Bad
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 London hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 455 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 7.1 out of 10 from 114 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 3.7 out of 5 with an 84% recommendation rate from 45 reviews.

Guest Reviews

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104.48 GBP - 0.00 GBP Holiday Inn Oxford Circus
Out of 1053 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.5 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 1
No. of guest comments: 1
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #2 out of 1053 hotels in London ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Deborah from Adelaide, AU rated Holiday Inn Oxford Circus 9 out of 10 on March 30, 2010


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Holiday Inn Oxford Circus

  • Room Service
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Photocopier
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Executive Floor
  • Luggage Storage
  • Self Laundry

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Fax +44 871 423 4931
Listing Type 7376
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Status Open at this location
Public Access Open to the General Public
WiFi Paid

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