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Foxcombe Lodge

Fox Lane | Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5DP, England
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Ranked #80 of 81 Oxford B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Whilst the staff were all friendly and helpful, the hotel itself is utterly knackered. I got a better shower by standing outside in the drizzle than I did in my bathroom. I could also hear a man combing his hair through the wafer thin walls. If it was £20 a night, it might be acceptable, but not for what they're... More

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Welwyn garden city
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night only whilst in the area attending a friends wedding at the Westwood. It was our first night away as a couple since our son was born, we regret that we did not research any reviews about the hotel before booking! The foxcombe is dirty, tired, run down and a very unpleasant place to be.... More

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Canberra, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We had booked for 5 nights, stayed for 1, and should not have stayed that night either. I have written to Booking.com and told them the place should not be listed. We had no hot water at night or in the morning, the water tank had an air lock as the noise kept us awake all night, the place was... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Not sure what to write as I like to be objective. Just dont go! This place may have been good when it opened in the1980's but it is now awful. Only thing (and this may be ok for some) good was that the bedroom and linen was clean. Sorry to be so negative but where it is located deserves better.

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Stayed a week on a business trip mon-fri. Place is in dire need of some updating, the floor to my room was on a slant for some bizarre reason. The bathroom looked like something from the 70's and had mold growing on the ceiling above the shower, the shower whilst on subject was just a trickle and hard to wash... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

Booked in for two nights. Unwillingly stayed 1. couldnt wash as the shower was a trickle of either boiling or freezing water. sockets hanging out of wall with wires exposed, yes everything pat tested-many years ago. pillows feel like they have never ever been renewed, not even convinced the bedding was changed from the last guest. avoided food at all... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This hotel must rate as the worst ever! I went to Oxford to meet up with old friends and expected to have a good one nights stay. Staff were not unpeasant but the room I stayed in was one of the worst ever! The room was on the ground floor. Very old fashioned, old very small TV ( not good... More

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Romsey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I stayed at Foxcombe Lodge recently; a stay that was booked through work. Upon arrival at shortly after 9pm the bar and reception were already shut so I found my way to my room having been provided with directions left on the reception desk. I should say that the entire downstairs of this pleasant but run down old building is... More

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Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at the Foxcombe Lodge and ended up staying an extra night. The place had a very authentic feel, and a good vibe. The staff were genuine and the service was excellent. The family room was a good size compared to other hotels we'd stayed at and the added facilities of the bar room and other... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This hotel should not be allowed to trade! Booked by a colleague through Booking.com, on arrival just 1 other car on car park, not a good sign! Entered the hotel and 1st impression was dated, smelly and awful. The bedroom was disgusting! It had obviously been used before and not cleaned at all, dirty creased bed sheets, filthy, stained toilet,... More

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Address: Fox Lane | Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5DP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since 1985 we have been providing a warm & comfortable welcome in our two star family run hotel. We believe in treating our customers as friends and making every effort possible to make their stay relaxed and enjoyable. The owners have been in the hotel trade for many years and more than they'll admit to. They believe that a traditional and friendly atmosphere is far more important than clean plastered white walls. If you're after a 'yes sir - no sir' service with everything white and gleam, then this is not the place for you. The hotel offers an F1 themed bar, a club bar, restaurant, lounge, South facing gardens with patio, pool table / games room and free unlimited Wi-Fi (as it should be). ... more   less 
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