Located in the tranquil surrounds of Oxford, only 10 minutes’ drive from the hustle and bustle of Oxford city centre, lies Oxford’s best kept secret, Mercure Oxford Hawkwell House Hotel.
Boasting 77 bedrooms, each inspired by its location, this theme is carried throughout the hotel decor, with interiors inspired by the classic Oxford brogue and Oxford shirt.
A story of Oxford life is told in this idyllic location, set among three acres of private gardens. The perfect setting to enjoy a quintessentially British stay in one of the UK’s most historical cities.
The main hotel was the birthplace of explorer and polar medallist, Francis Howard Bickerton born in 1889.
With two stunning eateries, the terrace bar offers a tranquil lounge overlooking the enchanted gardens, with a beautiful heated terrace for al fresco dining, making it perfect all year round for morning coffee, lunch and after work sips & snacks. Frank’s offers a light-hearted ambiance, combining mouth-watering eats with true heart-warming hospitality. The restaurant is named in honour of the famous explorer, treasure hunter and polar medallist Francis Howard Bickerton who was born at The Elms, Iffley, Oxford in 1889 (now the Mercure Oxford Hawkwell House Hotel). Frank’s offers a modern take on classic British and European dishes, while using the finest in local ingredients.
Elm House, a 15 bedroom annexe in the hotel grounds was the former home to Major George W Allen, pioneer motorist, pilot and aerial photographer. The hotel is surrounded by landscaped gardens with a terrace perfect for al fresco dining, BBQs, social gatherings and weddings. All 62 newly designed bedrooms are locally inspired by oxford fashion from days gone by. Refurbished meetings and events facilities in the Thames Suite offer a tranquil setting.