The Mercure Oxford Eastgate hotel is a 17th century building located in the centre of Oxford that has been recently refurbished for guest enjoyment and pleasure. Opposite of the University buildings in Oxford, famous novelists J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S Lewis frequented the hotel while being Fellows at Merton College and Magdalen College respectively. The Eastgate Townhouse boasts the newly opened Marco’s New York Italian restaurant and is an ideal place to stay while in Oxford.
The Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel has 64 guestrooms to enjoy in it’s facility.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Air conditioning
- Trouser press
- Safe deposit box
- Radio & Remote Control Satellite TV
- Complimentary Wifi
- Iron in room
- Coffee/tea making facilities
Marco’s New York Italian Restaurant:
The legendary Godfather of modern cooking, Marco Pierre White, opens his newest venture replicating the hustle and bustle of a classic New York Italian restaurant. Enjoy a mouthwatering array of tasty dishes.
The City of Oxford:
On The Map: Oxford is located in the southern midlands of England, just 60 miles northwest of London.
Known as ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’, Oxford traces its origins to the 10th century. The town was initially established as a river crossing for oxen, and was known as Oxenaforda, meaning ‘Ford of the Oxen’. The city has attained global renown for the University of Oxford. Dating from the 12th century, it is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Oxford boasts fine examples of every architectural period since its founding – most replete in beautiful honey-colored stone. Aside from the magnificent college buildings, Radcliffe Camera, Carfax Tower, and Hertford Bridge, are some of Oxford’s most famous landmarks. Hertford Bridge (pictured) is often referred to as the ‘Bridge of Sighs’, as a result of its similarity to the Venice bridge of the same name. Owing to its large student population, Oxford is a ‘young’ town, and strikes a perfect balance between ancient and modern. Visitors to the city can explore a great variety of historic buildings and museums, ramble quaint cobblestone streets and peaceful courtyards, visit the Covered Market and perhaps enjoy a picnic at Headington Hill Park. A wealth of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars insure that Shoppers and Foodies will be very much at home in Oxford!