Beware Summer Stays
06/08/2019 ProTraveller_12, Brighton, United Kingdom
First time I've ever tried sleeping on the floor in any hotel, anywhere. It was simply too hot in our room to lie on the bed, whereas on the floor I could position myself beneath the window, which he... more
First time I've ever tried sleeping on the floor in any hotel, anywhere. It was simply too hot in our room to lie on the bed, whereas on the floor I could position myself beneath the window, which helped a bit. There was no a/c, the bathroom heating seemed to be jammed on, and the small desk fan provided was of no use. The day had been merely summer-warm, by no means scorching, but even though we had the windows wide (after fiddling for ages with the security catches) the room was unbearably hot. It didn't help that the bathroom extractor-fan didn't work. Plus, the room was so small we sat sideways on the loo. The floor proved to be very hard. Nice, courteous staff, though. Pretty reasonable breakfast. Free parking. Lovely neighbourhood. Just too hot, and too small. less
Keith W, General Manager at Best Western Plus Oxford Linton Lodge Hotel, responded to this review
Many thanks for taking the time to post your review and I’m pleased that you were able to visit and enjoy Oxford during this record breaking heatwave. We have no control over the excessive heat and this was of course oppressive everywhere. We still need to provide Hot Water throughout the day and night to the bathrooms and the feed pipes would be the heat in the bathroom that you experienced.
As with the majority of old historical traditional hotels in Oxford, and indeed the rest of the UK, we do not have, or advertise as having, air conditioning for the very limited time that this would be useful here. We do however provide Fans in all of our rooms, along with opening windows, which allows for fresh natural air as opposed to the un-ecological, and un-healthy, reconditioned air.
I will pass on your very kind comments to all of the team here