Articles Mentioning Oxfordshire Hotels

The Quirkiest Hotels in the U.K.

Here at Oyster, booking a hotel is so much more than just finding a bed for the night. After all, what better way to make your vacation a memorable one than to stay somewhere truly out of the ordinary. So if you’re planning a trip to the United Kingdom and looking for a hotel with…

10 Adorable English Cottages and Inns

Some travelers come to England to play King or Queen for the day, explore vast ballrooms, see crown jewels, and stand on a tower and shout “lower the drawbridge!” But then there are others who prefer things on a smaller scale. Those travelers want to visit the England of rambling cottages, ivy-covered gardens, and pubs…

4 Day Trips from London for Every Type of Traveler

From Kensington to Hackney and every other neighborhood in between, there’s no lack of world-class museums, top-notch restaurants, and historic sights to explore in London. That being said, there’s plenty more to the United Kingdom beyond its capital. So, if you need a break from the bustle of city life (and want to get a…

5 Reasons England Is a Perfect Escape for Literature Lovers

It should come as no surprise that England has some of the world’s most interesting attractions for literature lovers, from birthplace museums of some of the world’s most celebrated authors to everyday spots made famous through fictional accounts. If you’re considering a literary pilgrimage across the Atlantic, make sure your itinerary includes these five destinations,…

Get Locked Up: 8 Hotels You Would Never Guess Used to Be Prisons

Cheeky decor at the cheekily named Clink78 in London Hotels come in all shapes and sizes but the intriguing ones are often those with hidden (and not-so-hidden) former “lives.” And what better makes a storied past than a former self as a prison? Let’s face it, there’s just something about the idea of spending the…

A Jail Cell to an Ice Room: The 8 Weirdest Places You Can Spend the Night

Oyster hotel investigators have visited over 15,000 hotel properties around the world, so we’ve just about seen it all: crazy luxurious suites, creepy sex motels, itsy-bitsy rooms, castle hotels…but that doesn’t mean that every now and then we come across a hotel stay that even we weren’t expecting. From jail cells to ice rooms (yes,…

Game of Thrones Hotels: Stay in Hotels Fit for GoT Houses

The season five finale of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” aired last night and we’re still reeling from the many shocking moments. The fantasy drama, based off the books by George R.R. Martin, follows various noble houses as they vie for a seat on the iron throne. There are a few houses more notable than others…

6 Hotels with Super Disturbing Pasts

Many of the most iconic hotels in the world are housed in historic buildings — which means they’ve had plenty of time to rack up a story or two. We’ve told you about hotels with storied pasts, but there’s a fine line between what’s storied and what’s plain disturbing. Here we bring you six hotels…

The Eight Weirdest Places You Can Spend the Night

We’ve visited THOUSANDS of hotels. So we’ve seen it all — from total dives to painfully beautiful resorts; from massive, amenities-filled properties, to some spots that are just, well, downright weird. And the eight hotels that make up this list fit the final description. Take a look at the weirdest places you can spend the…