A hotel that is temporarily housing asylum seekers has been put up for sale.

Oxford Witney Hotel on Ducklington Lane is up for sale with a price tag of £9.25million.

Estate agents Colliers say the four-star hotel has 115 en-suite bedrooms, event space and leisure facilities including a gym and pool.

Sales details state: "The hotel’s two dining areas are renowned amongst guests and locals alike, with the Brasserie restaurant seating 120 and the bar accommodating 20 people.

"A meeting and event space that can host up to 120 delegates also makes the venue popular with corporates hosting conferences." 

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Kit Abram, associate director in the Hotel Capital Markets team, said: "The diversity in income streams is a significant attraction to any new owners who will be able to develop the hotel’s facilities further to attract new leisure and business guests. 

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"There is also the opportunity to add further rooms, however, this would be subject to planning.”

The hotel closed to the public in November 2022 to provide accommodation for asylum seekers.

The decision came to light when Christmas parties and gatherings were cancelled at late notice.

West Oxfordshire District Council said it was given "no prior warning" and Witney MP Robert Courts requested an urgent meeting with the Home Office.

At the time the hotel said the decision "was taken against the backdrop of a very challenging time for the industry and was not taken lightly".

A spokesperson for Focus Hotels declined to comment on its future use.

He said: "The hotel is up for sale, and has been for some time.

"Focus Hotels, as a company, is not for sale.

"As they are a management company, and not the owners of Oxford Witney, they don't wish to make any comment at this time about the hotel being on the market."