About the Eastgate Hotel
The Mercure Eastgate Hotel is part of the heritage of Oxford. Originally a 17th century coaching inn, the hotel is named for its position on the site of the east gate in the original city walls. Furthermore, it is believed that underneath the original building runs a tunnel connecting the hotel with Magdalen College, just one of a network of tunnels running under the city which date back hundreds of years. The hotel was formerly known as the Macdonald Eastgate Townhouse, but has recently become part of the Mercure group, joining such hotels as the Holland House Hotel in Bristol and the Queen’s Hotel in Cheltenham.
Rooms at the Eastgate Hotel Oxford
Oxford’s Eastgate Hotel carries 63 en-suite rooms with four-star amenities. The hotel has been expanded slightly in recent years, and the historic main building is supported by a newer rear extension. However this does not detract from the charm of the venue. Similarly, the hotel has recently been refurbished but retains its character in the sympathetic design influences and individual sizes and shapes of different rooms.
Facilities at the Eastgate Hotel
The refurbishment has also seen the addition of a boardroom-style meeting room to the hotel’s facilities. Furthermore the venue’s original dining facilities have been upgraded to incorporate the refined High Table Brasserie and Bar. The contemporary dining facilities have a distinct literary influence in line with the hotel’s university surroundings. The Eastgate hotel Oxford does not have any leisure facilities, but with a central location near the many attractions of this historic and cultural city this is not a particular drawback. In compensation, the hotel does offer on site parking.
Location of the Eastgate Hotel
The four-star hotel has a great location in the centre of Oxford. It is close to Oxford University buildings, the Ruskin School of Fine Art, the Oxford University Examination Building, and the sights and shopping of the city centre. The hotel is also well located for major road links and Oxford Rail Station, making access to the Eastgate Hotel easy and convenient.
- Number of Rooms: 63
- Number of Conference Facilities: 1
- Restaurant: High Table Brasserie and Bar
- Leisure Facilities: None
- Internet Access: High speed Internet access available throughout
- Parking: Limited on site parking (charged).
- Nearest Train Station: Oxford Rail Station, 1 mile