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Anyone know Oxford and surrounding towns/villages. I have a Q for you....

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tiredemma Tue 12-Aug-08 14:27:16

We have been invited to a friends fancy dress charity doooo that is taking place in Wallingford Oxfordshire. Looking for B&Bs and hotels at the mo and have come across some that are megabucks - It appears that this area classes itself as part of the Cotswolds and this is reflected in the prices of the rooms (£70 to sleep in a shoebox etc)

Then I had a burst of initiative. Dp has a contact at Malmaison and Du Vin Hotels that can get him rooms for £65. There is a malmaison in Oxford, but oxford is obv not wallingford itself.

Is wallingford a mission to get to from Oxford?

There are four of us going, two cars, we would drive from Oxford to wallingford for the party in one car, leave the car there and then return back to oxford in a taxi. Return to wallingford the next day to pick up our car. So we owuld only be forking out for a taxi one way.

I think it may be a good idea, but not if its a bare mission to get from A to B.

used2bthin Tue 12-Aug-08 14:29:59

Hello I live in Oxford, Wallingford is a fair way from Oxford centre. Fine for driving, but are you thinking of getting a taxi?

Lilymaid Tue 12-Aug-08 14:30:08

It isn't that far (no more than 12 miles) and the journey would only be about 20 mins.

used2bthin Tue 12-Aug-08 14:31:01

Sorry just seen that you said about that in OP! I can give you local taxi numbers to check?May not be too bad between you all?

tiredemma Tue 12-Aug-08 14:31:35

taxi one way- back at night after the party

tiredemma Tue 12-Aug-08 14:33:37

Tbh- not too fussed about the cost of taxi, as any decent hotel is showing approx £100 for a room for the night, it still gives us a saving of £35 per couple.

Plus I get to stay in the Malmaison wink

tiredemma Tue 12-Aug-08 14:34:23

used2bthin- would you mind giving me a local taxi number? Ill give them a call.

used2bthin Tue 12-Aug-08 14:36:17

No of course, I know of two, this one is based in Oxford centre- 01865 240000, try them but if it seems pricey try Royals - 01865 777333 somtimes they are cheaper I think.

tiredemma Tue 12-Aug-08 14:36:58

many thanks- you are a star!!

tiredemma Tue 12-Aug-08 14:41:01

£40 for a six seater after 10pm - I think thats fairly reasonable?
( I asked for six seater as we may have another couple coming)

Thanks- it was really helpful of you

used2bthin Tue 12-Aug-08 14:43:12

I think that sounds about right, it was £35 for me to get back to Didcot when I lived there and Wallingford is slightly further so I'd say that is ok. Glad to be of help!

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