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3.8 out of 5

"You can tell they take pride in their hotel - it shows in the little details, the free drink at the bar on arrival, plenty of tea and coffee in the ro ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 25 May 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they can't get enough of Ethos Hotel's quiet location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Bate Collection. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception, plus a restaurant. Built in 1888, this 4-star hotel has 18 rooms over 2 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and a kitchenette in each room.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with kitchenettes, iPod docking stations and Smart TVs
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy Italian cuisine while dining at Caffè Ethos
  • English breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • Guests speak favourably about the helpful staff and the location
  • Within a 15-minute walk of Christ Church College and Oxford Castle
  • Dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£73* Per night/room 27 Jan - 28 Jan

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Ethos Hotel ratings based on 8 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ethos Hotel

Everyone (2) Couples (3) Business (2) Friends (1)
5 out of 5
You can tell they take pride in their hotel - it shows in the little details, the free drink at the bar on arrival, plenty of tea and coffee in the room, biscuits, shower gel and shampoo, etc etc. The room I had had en-suite with heated floor and there was also a little kitchenette with a sink, fridge and microwave. Bed was super comfy too. The only problem was that the TV didn't work, and when I reported it the hotel staff said they thought it was a general problem in the area. Which is fine, but there didn't seem to be too much interest in fixing or alleviating the problem. A small hiccup in an otherwise perfect stay.

Posted by on 25 May 2018

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4 out of 5

Excellent find

The hotel is ideally placed for a stay in Oxford. The rooms are stylishly furnished and really comfortable. The staff are brilliant and quick to resolve any queries. Thanks to all the staff but especially Cara, Ricardo and Aaron. Will definitely return and would highly recommend a stay here.

Posted by , from Buckinghamshire on 15 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 May 2018 by Manager

Dear Ann, Thank you for taking the time to review Ethos and specifically mentioning our welcoming staff members by name. We are very proud of their dedication to our guests. We hope to see you again soon. You will find that our Caffe Ethos staff will be happy to whip up something special for you.

4 out of 5

Great weekend break

Great small and friendly hotel. Would definately go again and have recommended to friends. The only problem we found were the pillows were so hard!! When we return we ll be taking our own.

Posted by on 23 Feb 2016

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4 out of 5

good apartment

More of an apartment than a hotel. Close to the centre of oxford.

Posted by on 27 Aug 2014

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1 out of 5

Not a hotel

This was without doubt one of worst value rooms I have ever booked - over £200 per night for a room in a house with a door and window onto a back street pavement. Completley fooled by the web site and phography on web site very decieving.

Posted by on 15 Apr 2013

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4 out of 5

Over my expectations

Just came back from 3 days at Ethos. I have enjoyed my stay and definitely will come back. The room is nice and clean and the street is quiet. Not too far from the center, girl in reception was very kind and helpful.

Posted by on 16 Apr 2012

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4 out of 5

Close to centre of Oxford

This hotel is not the norm, the rooms open straight onto the street however that is not a down side. The location is fantastic, very close to the centre of Oxford so you are able to walk into the town easily. The rooms are very confortable and location extremely quiet so able to have a good sleep. The current breakfast link to a cafe close by is fantastic, the food was great and a wide choice. Would definitely go back.

Posted by on 25 Jan 2012

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4 out of 5
Good location. Nice room. Easy going service. Good breakfast.

Posted by on 5 Aug 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Oct 2019 by Ethos Management

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We're pleased that you enjoyed our hotel location, staff, and your room. In addition to the breakfast you enjoyed, our Caffè Ethos also serves lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, and weekend brunches. We hope to see you again.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business centre. There are 2 meeting rooms available. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Ethos Hotel. You'll have access to the indoor pool, outdoor pool, and health club at a partner property. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Oxford hotel is smoke free.

  • 18 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 200 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1888
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces) , Offsite parking reservations required

Transport

  • Airport: London (LHR-Heathrow)
  • Train station: Oxford Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Ethos Hotel offers 18 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 47-inch Smart televisions come with premium digital channels and Netflix. Accommodation at this 4-star hotel has kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a bath and shower with a rainfall showerhead and a hydromassage showerhead, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; local, long-distance and international calls are all complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • International calls (free)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Caffè Ethos – This restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Boat tours nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 20.0 per night.

Pets

  • Pets: GBP 20 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of GBP 150.00 per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No lifts
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • Online Penalty Collection

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 5 for adults and GBP 5 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 10 per day
  • Pet deposit: GBP 150.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: GBP 20 per pet, per night
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 20.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 20.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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