We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 82 Oxford B&Bs / inns

The Buttery Hotel

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   11-12 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AP, England
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Buttery Hotel to your Saves list
The Buttery Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #39 of 82 Oxford B&B and Inns
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
bertsky1987 Fairfax, Virginia
Write a Review

206 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (46)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fairfax, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Echo other reviewers who experienced the terrible breakfast. Warm yogurt and orange juice, undercooked sausage, rubbery scrambled eggs, etc. We also had to deal with the noise level on Sat. night, and bees flying into the room, who were attracted by the street light right outside the window (no screens in the UK). Otherwise, the location is perfect, the staff... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
49 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Buttery is a in a great location for seeing central Oxford by foot. You emerge straight into The Broad, one of the most atmospheric streets in town, opposite the Trinity, close to Balliol, St John's, The Bodleian. The rooms and service are basic but ok, the staircases are steep, the breakfast in a crowded but friendly cafe, reasonable quality.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a central basic hotel this would be on the list. I stayed one night and for me that was enough! To be fair the hotel was undergoing significant work outside to the rear. I was unable to open my window due to scaffolding. The air con was not installed, simply left in the room with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ludlow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
18 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed one night here recently when enjoying a weekend in Oxford and would unreservedly recommend this as a base - it's on Broad Street so it is almost ideally situated to enjoy all the main attractions, restaurants, pubs, colleges, shops, market and all that this great city has to offer. They are all walk-able. Furthermore it is good value,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The buttery cafe appears ok as you enter. Things go downhill after ordering afternoon teas. No teacakes because the kitchen closes at 3.30!! I ordered 4 teas, one cream tea and a cake. Teas were delivered without enough milk. No sugar and no serviettes even with the cream tea. The teapot lid fell into the cup as we poured. Not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stayed one night and wished we had been here our whole stay. We had the very top room--a double twin. We left the windows open so there was noise from the street, but we could have closed the windows and used the A/C. Breakfast was included and it was cooked to order plus pastries, juice, and coffee and tea.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Stayed here for almost a week for the Skoll conference. The staff was terrific. The breakfast always good and generous. The location was perfect for all points of interest in Oxford. Reasonably priced too. Rooms are cozy but very comfortable.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The best bit about the Buttery is obvious - it is smack in the middle of The Broad, directly Opposite Balliol College. So you can forget your car or buses and taxis. We had a lovely twin on the second floor front - and two fans had kindly been provided (there's an earlier review of the same room which notes... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here, after much hemming and hawing, because of the excellent location but I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I am SO glad we stayed here though! The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. They made sure our room was ready earlier than the standard time because they knew we were coming, which I thought... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The location is perfect and the staff is excelent. You get good balje for your money. The are stairs and its and old building. Our room was to the back and very nice and spacious. We couldnt have done better.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Buttery Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Buttery Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Buttery Hotel

Address: 11-12 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Buttery Hotel 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com and Tingo so you can book your The Buttery Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

36 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (34)
View from room (4)
Hotel & grounds (7)
Bathroom (2)
Room/suite (6)
Dining (5)
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (3)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Oxford with
any amenities