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The Ridings Guest House

280 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4TA, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ridings House is great if you want to spend a few site seeing days in Oxford and want a nice and quiet place to stay. The home has some vintage touches such as the skeleton key for your room door and the carpeting. I stayed in Room #1 which had a sink. Though small, having a sink to freshen up... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very nice place to stay, clean, quiet andvery close to the city center. There is also a bus station a few meters from the house. The personnel and especially george is very friendly and easy going! I strongly recommend this hotel!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Staff were very friendly on arrival and very close to town. Room was clean and had a double bed however, breakfast wasn't included and at busy points in the night you could hear the traffic on the road. Having never been to Oxford it was easy to walk to town without being directly in the centre and also near Oxford... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

George is an excellent host. We arrived quite late and he was patiently waiting for us. He suggested several places to have dinner at that time that could serve us well if we mentioned his name! The room was really nice and super clean (the bathroom too). Reachable by bus directly from the station or even walking takes no longer... More 

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La Spezia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

In a strategic position for visiting the beautiful Oxford, reachable by bus or on foot at all hours in 20 minutes. Quiet, peaceful, good quality - price ratio. The young manager is very helpful and friendly: highly recommended for those who want to stay in Oxford. Next you will find an excellent fish and chips and a good pub.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I recently stayed in the double en-suit room and I think it was overall a good accommodation. The room was nice and spacious enough, the restroom quite small but very clean, which is always important. TV never worked, except for two channels, and I personally had a problem with lack of places where to hang a towel or let a... More 

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After our first B&B was terrible this place saved our visit. We called and they had a room. We got there and were met by George who was very polite and courteous. He checked us in and showed us our room. It was great, nice clean room, room amenities, hot shower, it was great. Breakfast was very quick and again... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Though our room was not ready when we were told it would be, the manager was able to store our bags, so that worked for us. Our room was clean, and had an ensuite bathroom, which was nice. Bed was decent and all appliances worked in the room. The sheet had a bit of a weird smell (perhaps like heavy... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I'm sure you can get more bang for your buck elsewhere. The Ridings Guest House isn't terribly close to the centre of Oxford, and the rooms aren't that great. The locks on the doors were awful and the staff were quite difficult to get hold of / reluctant to help.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Lena is a wonderful host, all smiles and nothing is too much trouble. Rooms are small, but clean and the bed was the most comfortable I've ever slept in. Breakfast is fresh and plentiful and with a bus stop out the front basically getting around is simple! Would definitely stay again.

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