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The Buttery Hotel

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   11-12 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AP, England
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Ranked #40 of 82 Oxford B&B and Inns
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  • Location
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    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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've just arrived and must say I'm not impressed. A bottle cap left in the bathroom, dust everywhere and a TV that doesn't have any reception. I've reported the problems to reception and am glad to say the room was "cleaned" again, but not dusted. On a plus note, the hotel is in the centre of the town and although... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never stayed in a place quite like this one before. It is more of an inn or bed & breakfast than a hotel, and certainly nothing like a chain hotel. The location could not be more perfect - it is right in the center of Oxford, and you can walk to pretty much everything. There are charming pubs... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was booked into this hotel by the university I was visiting. Reading some of the reviews below I was quite wary. The room I was given was quite small and the furniture a little old. However, it was at the back of the hotel and very quiet. The bed was softer than I normally like but many other people... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two travellers, youthful teenage son and middle-aged fat dad. Twin room at the top of the hotel, overlooking Broad Street, opposite the entrance to Balliol College. Absolutely perfect location for attending conference or visiting Oxford--everything close by. Tesco and Sainsbury grocery stores about 2 minutes' walk from hotel. Room was warm when we visited; there is a portable air conditioner... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great location in the center of old town. Excellent attentive staff. Very good morning breakfast. Five stars except for........ Accommodations were good. There are no elevators and you have to navigate winding stairwells, even to just get to reception. It was 44 stair steps up to our room up several winding stairwells. So do go and enjoy this... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vastly overpriced, substandard breakfast, the number of stairs would better suit a mountain goat! We've had better bedrooms, both in layout, size and finish for £40. Never again! (On behalf of my mam and dad, both 77)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I've read many reviews here, was well aware of the steep stairs, of the lousy breakfast, but also of the good reviews. The central location in Oxford made us decide to chance it and I'm so glad we did. Yes The Buttery is not perfect, but it's fun, it's an experience, and if you avoid the scrambled eggs you can... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

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

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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

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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*
Number of rooms: 16
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