LOCATION

STAY IN THE HEART OF OXFORD


Situated in a quiet neighbourhood, yet walking distance to the city centre, Ethos Hotel has the largest guest rooms in Oxford and a fully licensed bar/restaurant.

Known as the City of Dreaming Spires, Oxford is famous the world over for its university and place in history. With its mix of ancient and modern, Oxford offers something for everyone from visiting historic buildings, colleges, and museums, to taking in a show or crossing the nearby footbridge across the River Thames to the Westgate Shopping Centre.

Our location is also perfectly situated to give guests of all ages easy access to view Oxford’s natural beauty. We are just a few metres from Grandpont Nature Park, South Oxford Adventure Playground, the Green Flag Award-winning Hinksey Park, and the Thames Path National Trail. Ethos Hotel staff can provide maps and directions for any one of these spectacular locales.

Whether you decide to walk or take one of the open top bus tours, Ethos Hotel provides easy access to seeing the sites of Oxford. Perhaps try your hand at punting along the river, bicycling along a nature path, or enjoying an afternoon pint at our Caffè Ethos.

  • THINGS TO DO
  • BY CAR
  • BY RAIL
  • BY AIR
  • CAR HIRE
  • PARKING

Additionally, Oxford is close to sophisticated London as well as the picturesque Cotswolds. Our surrounding villages have something of interest to everyone.

Woodstock
 – Famous for Blenheim Palace, Winston Churchill’s birthplace.

Stratford-upon-Avon – The birthplace of William Shakespeare and home of the Shakespeare Theatre.

Chipping Campden – Perhaps the nicest of the Cotswold villages, relatively unspoiled by the weight of modern tourism. 

Stow on the World – A charming and bustling small town offering a range of shops. 

The Slaughters – The Cotswolds encapsulated, Upper and Lower Slaughter, with their manor houses and honey stone cottages.

Burford – Filled with antique shops and charm, running from the river to its ancient bridge. 

Cirencester – Once a garrison town, it is now a well-preserved marketplace.

Bath – The Roman spas and the Georgian houses attract tourists from all over the world.

59 Western Road, Grandpont, Oxford, OX1 4LF.
Tel Direct: 01865 813 580. Reservations: 01865 245 800
 
DIRECTIONS FROM THE CITY CENTRE        
    1. Head south on St. Aldates: 0.5 mi.
   2. After crossing the Thames on Folly Bridge, turn first right onto Western Rd.
   3. The hotel is situated at the end of Western Road, on the left: 0.1ml
  
DIRECTIONS FROM LONDON/M40:       
   1. Exit M40 at junction 8 (A40 Oxford): 5 miles
   2. At the Headington roundabout (where McDonald’s is on your left) to avoid the city centre’s traffic restrictions; turn left onto the A4142/Eastern Bypass Road.
   3. Go through 1 traffic circle: 3.9 mi
   4. At the next traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto A4074/Southern Bypass Road: 0.8 mi
   5. At the next traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto A4144/Abingdon Road, (signed City Centre and Grandpont): 1.3 mi
   6. Turn left at Western Road. The hotel is situated at the end of Western Road, on the left: 0.1 mi
  
DIRECTIONS FROM THE WEST/A420: 
   1. You will reach Oxford at the Botley interchange. To avoid the city centre’s traffic restrictions take the 3rd exit onto the A34/Southern Bypass Road: 2.3 mi
   2. Take the first exit for City Centre. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A4074/Southern Bypass: 0.4 mi
   3. At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A4144/Abingdon Road, (signed City Centre and Grandpont): 1.3 mi
   4. Turn left at Western Road. The hotel is situated at the end of Western Rd on the left: 0.1 mi
 
DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH M40/A34/A44: 
   1. You will reach Oxford at the Peartree interchange – to avoid the city centre’s traffic restrictions join the A34/Southern Bypass Rd and follow signs to Newbury: 5 mi
   2. Take the exit onto A4074/Southern Bypass: 0.4 mi
   3. At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A4144/Abingdon Road, (signed City Centre and Grandpont): 1.3 mi
   4. Turn left at Western Road. The hotel is situated at the end of Western Road on the left: 0.1 mi

Oxford has good links to London and other major cities
 
First Great Western – www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk
Virgin Trains – www.virgintrains.co.uk

Oxford has good links to the three main London Airports
 
Heathrow & Gatwick – There is a regular, direct coach service between Oxford and Heathrow and Gatwick run by the Oxford Bus Company (www.oxfordbus.co.uk/main.php?page_id=23)
 
Stansted – There is a regular coach service between Stansted and Oxford, via London or High Wycombe provided by National Express (www.nationalexpress.com)

Auto Europe – www.auto-europe.co.uk
Hertz – www.hertz.co.uk
Europcar – www.Europcar.co.uk
Easy Car – www.easycar.com
Avis – www.avis.co.uk

NEAREST TRAVEL LINKS
Airport: Heathrow Airport: 75 km
Railway: Oxford Railway Station: 3 km
Ferry: Portsmouth Ferry Port: 138 km

Ethos has a private car park for guests with advance reservations for £10/day. Nearby Whitehouse Road offers free parking from 2 p.m. onwards and two-hour parking from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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