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Please use this thread to ask or exchange information and tips regarding accommodation arrangements, hotels, prices, bookings, B&B, to organize shared accommodations, etc...

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Some accommodations... Jul 30, 2004

I'm phoning around Oxford to find some suitable accommodations to post here...


COLLEGES
All colleges are full with students (it is term time) and offer no accommodation to guests on the dates of our event.



FIVE MILE VIEW GUEST HOUSE
Contact: Karen Marter
Address: 528 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 8EG
Tel: (01865) 558747
Fax: (01865) 558747
Email:5mile@cav.demon.co.uk

Location: about 15 mins walking distance from the college.

Visit: Not yet visited.
No guarantee on quality or look.
Any update will be posted here

Availability:

1 single at £60 per night
4 doubles at £50 (for 1 person) and £60 (for 2 persons)

Visited: Not yet (no report available yet on decor or look)

Page updated: 5 Aug/



COLLEGE GUEST HOUSE
Contact: Mrs K Pal
Address: 103 - 105 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HL
Tel: (01865) 552579
Fax: (01865) 311244

Location: round the corner, 1-2 minutes walking distance from the College!!!

Visit: Not yet visited.
No guarantee on quality or look.
Any update will be posted here

Availability:

4 doubles, en suite, at £70
2 family room (3 beds), en suite, £80
4 single, no en suite bathroom, £40

Page updated: 5 Aug/




BROWN'S GUEST HOUSE
Contact: George and Mary McHugh
Address: 281 Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 4AQ
Tel: (01865) 246822
Fax: (01865) 246822
Email:brownsgh@hotmail.com
Website: www.brownsguesthouse.co.uk

Location: about 30-35 mins walking distance from the College, taxi necessary unless you are keen to trek across Oxford center (which is not unpleasant anyway...)

Visit: Not yet visited.
No guarantee on quality or look.
Any update will be posted here

Availability:

4 single at £35 per night
(bathroom is shared for each two single rooms)
4 doubles or twins at £70

Page updated: 5 Aug/




Exploring other accommodations...

I'm working my way on this list:
http://www.visitoxford.org/oxford/accom.nsf/search?openform
trying to find some larger hotel, even out of town, hopefully not too far.
I will post here in the next days...




NOTE:

  • When contacting these Hotels / B&B / Guest houses, mention my surname (Manca), as the rooms are pre-booked under this name for a limited period of time
  • None of the rooms has been firmly booked. It must be done by you individually
  • We will not make reservations on your behalf
  • Don't expect to find them free for long... The sooner you book and the more likely you are to have a room
  • If you take any of these rooms let me know and I will update their record above
  • If they fill up their availability, let me know, and I will take the name off this page
  • I'll try to visit all of them as soon as possible and post my impressions, a quick report on decor and general look


    Gianfranco
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  • Dr Andrew Read  Identity Verified
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    A website tip for accommodation Jul 30, 2004

    An excellent UK website for reasonably priced guest house and B&B accommodation is www.smoothhound.co.uk

    You simply look up the details and contact the places directly by email or phone. Bear in mind that any places that have been awarded stars or diamonds or points or whatever by the AA, the RAC or the ETB (English Tourist Board) have been independently checked, and so you may be assured of better quality.


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    Patricia Posadas  Identity Verified
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    Looking for Accommodation Jul 30, 2004

    Hi, I'll be going (hopefully) and would like any info on "cheap" accomodation over there... Could something be booked at the same place for several of us so that we don't find ourselves lost in the middle of the ... night(?) after working hard all day long?!!! I mean it would be nice to have breakfast together, walk together to the place, etc.

    If there are 250 of us and some 150 or more may need accomodation, I think a group solution should be found... Also, we could get a good price if we are a group.

    An option to register with accommodation included would be great!

    Will register as soon as I get my new Visa card, I lost it a few days ago:-(

    A great idea anyway!

    Patricia


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    gianfranco  Identity Verified
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    Accomodation group arrangement Jul 30, 2004

    Patricia Posadas wrote:
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    If there are 250 of us and some 150 or more may need accomodation, I think a group solution should be found... Also, we could get a good price if we are a group.

    An option to register with accommodation included would be great!
    ...


    Patricia,

    I'll try to contact, and visit, a number of places to list and recommend, but ProZ.com is not able to offer an on-line booking service for accomodations to the participants.

    It may be possible that I manage to close some kind of arrangement or reservation for a number of rooms in convenient hotels and B&B, for the reason that you have described (stay together with a group of colleagues, reach the Conference together, go back together in the evenings, perhaps share a taxi, etc.)

    I will post any news on this thread, as soon as possible.

    Gianfranco


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    Dr Andrew Read  Identity Verified
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    Accommodation booking Jul 30, 2004

    Note to Gianfranco and to Patricia:

    This page gives contact details for the city's own accommodation booking service. They may be able to make some group booking arrangements and provide a contact that delegates could get in touch with for confirming their bookings:

    http://www.oxford.gov.uk/oxford/tourism.nsf/leadpages/Accommodation?OpenDocument&Start=1&Count=99&Expand=1


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    I'll contact them Jul 30, 2004

    Andrew

    thank you very much, I will contact them and check if they can reserve some rooms for out group.

    There is still plenty of time, and we may manage to take some rooms (about 25-30) in a single place, for the participant's convenience, and then we monitor how fast they are taken and decide what to do next...

    Gianfranco


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    Gillian Searl  Identity Verified
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    What about the colleges? Aug 1, 2004

    If the conference is out of term time the colleges also rent out their rooms, don't they? Is there any way to arrange agroup deal via the colleges themselves?

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    Colleges are full with students Aug 1, 2004

    Unfortunately on that date the colleges are full of student.

    During the summer and in the gaps between terms we could have found accomodations in the colleges.

    Gianfranco


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    Rod Darby  Identity Verified
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    @ Gillian Aug 2, 2004

    Gillian Noameshie wrote:

    If the conference is out of term time the colleges also rent out their rooms, don't they? Is there any way to arrange agroup deal via the colleges themselves?


    You're not exactly wrong, but you'll have to do it yourself. That weekend is the end of 8th week, i.e. the end of traditional term, but things have changed in Oxford since my day (OK: 1962-65!), and a lot of undergraduates (we don't call them "students") now seem to stay up into 9th week. And also they now do graduation ceremonies (I believe they even throw their mortar boards in the air - comes from watching too much American TV) and there is one that weekend. I managed to get the last (single) room in my college, but you might have luck somewhere else, maybe St. Anne's, Lady Margaret Hall or Somerville (all former ladies' colleges not too far from St. Hugh's).

    Failing that, all the colleges have lists of recommended B&Bs etc., and if you send me a fax number, I'll fax you St. Hugh's list (it's on - ugh! - paper).

    Rod


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    Karsten Kruschke
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    Hostels at Oxford Aug 19, 2004

    Hello everybody,

    I just found this website http://www.hostelsweb.com/cities/oxford.html and booked a bed in a 4-bed room in the "Oxford Backpacker's Hostel" for 16.00 GBP per night. The hostel is right in the town center between the bus and train stations and they have a 24 hour reception. Might be a good idea for everybody who wants to save some money. Maybe we can fill some rooms with conference attendees.

    Karsten


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    BridgetC
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    I may have a room Aug 21, 2004

    Hi,

    Its possible I may have a room free in my house, but I won't be able to confirm this until November, so I guess it would be strictly for last minute arrangements !

    My email address is: bridgetcatterall@hotmail.com

    Charge would be £15.00/night. I will be going to the conference, though travelling in on the bus (a direct route which takes about 20mins on a Saturday morning).

    Bridget

    PS: to those who have written to me making enquiries about the room. As I have said above I won't know if the room will be free until first week in November. Sorry !

    [Edited at 2004-09-05 19:59]


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    In addition to the backpackers' hostel that Karsten mentioned there is also a YHA hostel near the railway station (http://www.youth-hostels-in.com/hostels/yha-oxford-england.htm). I've arranged to stay there myself.

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    Brigith Guimarães  Identity Verified
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    vacancies Sep 3, 2004

    Hello, everybody

    I just booked a single for me in Woodstock Road, close to St Hughs and from all the enquiries I sent, I know that - AT THIS MOMENT - the following places still have vacancies, if you wish to get in touch:

    EUROBAR HOTEL OXFORD (eurobarox@aol.com)
    Tilbury Lodge (bestbbyfar@btopenworld.com)
    Beaumont Guest House (beaumontgh@btinternet.com)
    Chestnuts Guest House"
    Casavilla oxford

    source: www.oxfordcity.co.uk

    hope to have been of help

    [Edited at 2004-09-03 13:37]

    [Edited at 2004-09-03 16:11]


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    Accomodation in nearby Reading Sep 7, 2004

    I live in Reading now, have a sofabed in the living room and could therefore accommodate one or two people. (There might even be a possibility for a third person if I haven't found a person to share the house with by then...)
    Please send e-mail or phone me.


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