Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel
Why We Love It
- It's in "one of the best locations in Oxford for exploring the university quarter on foot", says The Daily Telegraph
- The hotel has an Italian restaurant by Marco Pierre White
- Set in a 17th-century building, it is steeped in history
- Literary greats JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis are famously connected with the hotel
Map & Directions
Oxford railway station is about 10 minutes away by car, or 25 minutes away on foot. Expect to pay around £6 for a taxi from the station. Heathrow Airport is around 45 miles away and Gatwick Airport is approximately 80 miles from the hotel. The Oxford Bus Company (The Airline service) runs regular buses from both airports to central Oxford. The bus from Heathrow costs around £23 one way and takes around 80 minutes, while from Gatwick, it's around £28 for the 2.5-hour journey. Tickets can be bought in advance online, or with cash on the day of travel. Parking at the hotel costs £20 per night.