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The Ridings Guest House

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   280 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4TA, England
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Ranked #59 of 81 Oxford B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013
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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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

It was average, the room was clean but that's the best that can be said about it. it wasn't very inviting when we arrived it felt as if no one was expecting us, when the door was opened every thing was covered in dust sheets, they were having decorating work done but still not exactly the welcome you want, neither... More

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Western Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The Ridings dishonoured our booking despite me booking and paying a deposit 5 months ahead. The owner refused to even look at our booking confirmation and would accept no resonsibility. It was Oxfords busy festival weekend. He bullied us into accepting some totally inferior replacement accommodation for a similar price but refused to refund our deposit! Eventually the booking agency... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Rather soul-less and slightly random decor but clean and everything seemed to be in good working order. No one lives on site but the man coming in to cook etc was polite and friendly and seemed like a hard worker. I was at the front of the house and the constant traffic on the wet road kept me awake the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

A strange guest house in one of the many nondescript suburbs of Oxford. There are no on site staff and the recommended number to call is the mobile of someone who seems to live in Liverpool and has not heard of the property so it could take a while to get in. Rooms are adequate if not completely clean. Breakfast... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

the ridings lived up to all the positive and negativ comments found on trip advisor which is how I selected this b & b. Great hosts, helpful with advice about Oxford, with great breakfasts, comfortable rooms, and a quiet location. ( double glazed windows so traffic noise negligible). bus each day to city centre, buses very regular, ie every 10... More

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37 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I stayed two nights here, the first one terrible, the second considerably better. The window handle in my room had broken off and I was unable to close it, so spent a horrendously sleepless night listening to the traffic outside and an insomniac barking dog. The second night I found that the window, though not mended, had been pressed shut... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Dirty stained ripped rugs and furnishings-- very disappointing. It did not match up with the descriptions in the website which lead me to believe it was a nice place. Three men of different nationalities were there and gave the place a somewhat threatening air. There was not any nice English couple running the place. Everything was old and dingy. It... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights. The beds were short, but comfortable. The breakfast was simple: the choice between continental and English. Not super, but good enough. George was a nice host. When we arrived around 1 pm, he was not there but left a note. He arrived when I called him. The distance to the centre of Oxford can easily... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We originally booked the ensuite room but upon arrival, realised there was absolutely no light in that room. the window looks towards the wall of the house next door. We asked to switch to a room with a front view window and the host happily agreed, although it wasnt ensuite. Room #4 is GREAT! the bed is one of the... More

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Ok where shall I start When we arrived the manger greeted us well. Nice guy! The next morning there was no staff. the website said there was breakfast but there was no sign even though we came down well before nine. My friends room was so cold she could hardly sleep she had to put layers on! Heating would be... More

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Address: 280 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4TA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
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Ranked #59 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ridings Guest House 3*
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