This country mansion-style hotel is situated in a quiet conservation area, near Oxford University Parks, just a delightful 10-minute stroll from Oxford’s main attractions. The Ashmolean Museum and the Bodleian Library are at its doorstep. World Heritage Site Blenheim Palace is nearby.

The original Victorian building houses 10 character rooms, each named after one of Oxford’s famous colleges, which reflect the era’s architectural style – high ceilings, grand fireplaces, bay windows and marble bathrooms. Rooms benefit from free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and king-size beds.

The elegant Restaurant 66a serves British and Continental dishes that can be enjoyed al fresco, in the courtyard, during the summer, with an all-day menu featured in the hotel’s snug Scholars Bar. Alternatively, savour a traditional afternoon tea in the drawing room by the open log fire.

Oxford, poet Matthew Arnold’s ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ has a wealth of architectural gems to discover, not least its world-famous University, with a history spanning some nine centuries. Tours of this ancient city, as well as other activities in and around Oxford, can be arranged for you.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking (30 cars)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 49 Bedrooms
  • Meeting room
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Lift
  • Ground floor rooms
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  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
  • Concierge
  • Safe deposit
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Accessible public areas
  • Packed lunches
  • Sightseeing tours
  • AA Rosette for fine dining

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Bedrooms & Suites

Courtyard Single

Country style en suite bedroom, 145 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, digital radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, and hairdryer. Located over two floors of the courtyard wing. Several have small balconies. Single bed.

Courtyard Double

Country style en suite bedroom, 218 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, digital radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, and hairdryer. Located on the first floor of the courtyard wing with small balcony. Double bed.

Courtyard King

Country style en suite bedroom, 218 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, digital radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, and hairdryer. Located on the ground floor of the courtyard wing. King-size bed.

Standard King

Newly Refurbished Modern en suite bedroom, 269 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, digital radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, and hairdryer. Located over three floors in the main wing. King-size bed.

Oxford King

Contemporary style en suite bedroom, 269 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, digital radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, and hairdryer. Located over two floors in the main wing. Super-king-size bed.

Oxford Twin

Contemporary style en suite bedroom, 269 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, digital radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, and hairdryer. Located over two floors in the main wing. Two single beds.

Feature Executive

Country style en suite bedroom, 323 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, digital radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes and slippers, toiletries (enhanced), and hairdryer. Individually designed with handmade furniture and lavish fabrics. Large, Italian marble en suite bathroom. Located over two floors of the original building. King-size bed.

Feature Deluxe

Country style en suite bedroom, 323 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, digital radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes and slippers, toiletries (enhanced), and hairdryer. Individually designed with handmade furniture and lavish fabrics. Large, Italian marble en suite bathroom. Located over two floors of the original building. Super-king-size bed.

Merton Suite

Country style suite, 603 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, digital radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes and slippers, toiletries (enhanced), and hairdryer. Individually designed with separate lounge area. Large, Italian marble en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. Four poster bed.

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Food & Drink

Restaurant 66a at Cotswold Lodge Hotel

Restaurant 66a

Restaurant 66a exudes an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, with contemporary décor and a sumptuous palette of browns and coral complemented by period features, including large bay windows, high ceilings and arched entranceways. Guests can enjoy mouth-watering modern British and Continental cuisine, beautifully presented and displaying innovative culinary techniques, prepared from, where possible, organic, local produce. Some ingredients are even sourced fresh from the owner’s farm.

  • Breakfast - Mon-Sun: 07:00-09:30
  • Lunch - Mon-Sun: 12:00-14:00
  • Dinner - Mon-Sun: 17:30-22:00

Please reserve a table for dinner in advance.

Scholar's Bar

Fortunately, little serious studying gets done at the Scholar's Bar, where an 18th Century fireplace takes centre stage and hand-painted frescos adorn the walls. Light bites and snacks can be enjoyed from the all-day bar menu, as well as an early morning coffee or evening aperitif.

Outside dining area at Cotswold Lodge Hotel

Al Fresco Dining

In the summer, dining at Cotswold Lodge reveals an altogether different flavour. Take a seat in the fresh open air – sunny or shade – and dine al fresco. Guests can dine on the terrace or in the Mediterranean-style courtyard with a fountain surrounded by olive, loquat and lemon trees.

Afternoon Tea

Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in afternoon tea whilst staying in this glorious setting – savour homemade scones with fruit preserve and cream, sandwiches, cakes and a pot of tea. Both traditional afternoon tea and champagne afternoon tea are available to order and can be enjoyed in the drawing room – sitting comfortably by the roaring open fire – or on the terrace, overlooking the hotel grounds.

  • Breakfast - Mon-Sun: 12:00-16:00

Private Dining

The unique surroundings of Cotswold Lodge present a wonderful setting for private dinners and celebrations. The hotel caters for reunions, anniversaries, family gatherings, birthday parties, charity and club events, and business dinners. Choose from a range of private rooms, each with its own individual character. Call Classic British Hotels on 0844 967 0984 for advice and let us help you organise a memorable private dinner.

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Location

66a Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6JP, Great Britain

M40/J8

  • Oxford Train Station (1 mile)

  • London Heathrow Airport (50 miles)

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Places to Visit

Blenheim Palace – Treasure Houses of England -

Britain’s greatest palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site… Set in 2,100 acres of stunning ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland and award-winning formal gardens, Blenheim Palace was a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to the 1st Duke of Marlborough, following his famous victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704. This masterpiece of English Baroque architecture was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, featuring magnificent Nicholas Hawksmoor ceilings and the intricate stone work of Grinling Gibbons. It is only fitting then that in 1874, Britain’s greatest palace was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, our ‘Greatest Briton’.

Today, you can take a guided tour of the gilded state rooms, which house one of the finest collections in Europe, including family portraits, sculptures, Boulle furniture and the famous ‘Victory Tapestries’, charting the military campaigns of the 1st Duke of Marlborough; marvel at the grandeur of the Long Library, running 55 metres in length and considered to be Nicholas Hawksmoor’s finest room, with stucco decoration in the false domes by Isaac Mansfield and a spectacular 1891 Willis organ; and admire the remarkable murals painted in the style of trompe-l’œil by Louis Laguerre in the central saloon, also known as the state dining room, and now used by the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough once a year on Christmas Day.

Both a monument and a mausoleum, Blenheim offers an unforgettable glimpse of British history.

 

Meetings & Events

Norham

160

Theatre

55

Cabaret

120

Banquet

40

Boardroom

42

Classroom

35

U-Shape

2.50m

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  • Ground floor
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair access

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