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A hotel that offers a loyal ambience of Oxford will leave we forgetful of spires

January 24th, 2016 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • Eastgate Townhouse Hotel is slap crash in center of ancestral surroundings
  • The grill has some excellent dining pleasantness of Marco Pierre White 
  • Only a integrate of minutes’ travel from a sprightly stand adult a building during a University Church of St Mary a Virgin

Stewart Jackson For Mailonline

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A weekend in Oxford. The overwhelming design of those forgetful spires, all that egghead inspiration, a resting punt on a river, all a brief bike float away.

It’s a fulfilling city mangle that only needs one vacant to be filled – a stylish, gentle hotel that is slap crash in a center of such ancestral surroundings, and preferably with a lurch of excellent dining pleasantness of Marco Pierre White to assistance we along a way. 

Well if Oxford is on your list of arriving city breaks, demeanour no serve than Mercure’s Eastgate Townhouse Hotel.  

The bedrooms during a Eastgate have been refurbished with internal scenes and artwork

The bedrooms during a Eastgate have been refurbished with internal scenes and artwork

The perspective from a bedrooms on a Merton Street side of a converted 17th-century coaching motel is an evident indicator of how tighten guest unequivocally are to a university and all a fascinating architecture, looking out directly on to a Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and a yard behind Oxford University’s Examinations Schools.

From a front doorway of a hotel we are literally a integrate of minutes’ travel (or cycle ride) from a sprightly stand adult a building during a University Church of St Mary a Virgin, a wander around a Bodleian Library and within distinguished stretch of scores some-more iconic buildings.

The Cherwell is a brief travel in a other instruction if we imagination giving adult your bike for a city’s other normal form of ride – a punt.

The building was creatively a 17th-century coaching motel famous as a Flying Horse

The building was creatively a 17th-century coaching motel famous as a Flying Horse

The refurbished hotel facilities stylish dining in a figure adult Marco’s New York Italian restaurant

The refurbished hotel facilities stylish dining in a figure adult Marco’s New York Italian restaurant

As good as a Oxford-inspired artwork, there are other pointed reminders of a city in furniture

As good as a Oxford-inspired artwork, there are other pointed reminders of a city in furniture

The famous design of a city is only minutes' travel divided from a hotel's glorious location

The famous design of a city is only minutes’ travel divided from a hotel’s glorious location

So a automobile can many positively stay during home, or in a cosy automobile park behind a hotel (which unfortunately will cost we a £20 fee).

And when we get back, there’s a choice of dining in character during Marco’s New York Italian grill with signature dishes such as a Italian burger surfaced with mozzarella and frail prosciutto – or, in wise with a theme, a mightily considerable prohibited dog.

Refurbished in a summer – as have a fibre of Mercure hotels opposite a nation – a four-star hotel was creatively an motel famous as a Flying Horse and became famous as a Eastgate Hotel for a position on a site of a easterly embankment in a strange city walls.

Those formulation a regretful weekend divided competence like to know that this was where CS Lewis, while a associate during Magdalen College, met and courted his destiny wife.

JRR Tolkein was also a unchanging visitor, and it is also believed that a hotel was home to one of a ancient tunnels that run underneath a city, joining it to Magdalen College.

The abounding story of such a colourful city is apparent in Mercure’s refurbishment – and they explain to have used internal influences in all of their redesigns around a country.

At a Eastgate, either it’s books and table lamps betraying a apparent change of a university or a basket wobble matter wall in a spontaneous accepting area that reflects a locals’ adore of bikes, most bid has been done to give a hotel a singular feel.

Right subsequent doorway to a Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, CS Lewis met his mother during a hotel while he was a associate at Magdalen College

Right subsequent doorway to a Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, CS Lewis met his mother during a hotel while he was a associate at Magdalen College

The accepting area and Library Bar have also been enclosed in a endless refurbishment

The accepting area and Library Bar have also been enclosed in a endless refurbishment

Mercure, that owns a Eastgate, has also recently refurbished a fibre of other hotels around a UK

Mercure, that owns a Eastgate, has also recently refurbished a fibre of other hotels around a UK

Among a 64 refurbished bedrooms is a code new suite, showcasing a oppulance bedroom with loll space.

And once you’re in your room Oxford is still all around we in a design and furniture, mostly in pointed forms.

Traditional seat pieces exaggerate fact desirous by bicycle spokes, while a headboards vaunt internal design or scenes including punting boats and internal statues.

The refurbishment also incorporates a comfortable nonetheless stylish Library Bar and Lounge and a contemporary High Table Brasserie restaurant.

The eatery has a graphic literary change in line with a hotel’s university vicinity and brings together a best of complicated British and Mediterranean cuisine.

And afterwards there’s a choice of a lurch of Marco Pierre White dining to feed yourself after all that bicycle riding, punting and climbing of mill staircases (but make certain we book).

The beauty of a hotel’s plcae means, of course, that there are innumerable pubs and restaurants only a brief wander divided in a lifelike city centre.

And that is eventually a offered indicate of a hotel by and through, from a fascinating university attractions right outward a front doorway to a acknowledgment of a vicinity in a décor right by a interior and a use of internal furnish in a grill menu – a stay during a Eastgate is a overwhelming ambience of Oxford.

TRAVEL FACTS 

Mercure’s Eastgate Townhouse Hotel

Single room from £109, double room from£119, Privilege room  £143

To book call (+44)1865/248332 or revisit here.

 


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