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Nanford Guest House

137 Iffley Road, Oxford OX41EJ, England
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Ranked #43 of 43 Hotels in Oxford
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
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    1.5 of 5 stars
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    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked over the phone a full month before our stay - we were then told 3 days before we were due to arrive that we had never booked, then we were told that we had booked for the month before we called over the phone. Both my partner and I tried to reason with the representative at the end... More 

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Paris
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I tried to book a room whilst travelling on tour. They told me it was fine and all booked in over the phone when i called in March. I called up three days before the booking as they said they'd send me a confirmation email and they never did. When i asked about the booking they just shouted down the... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My boyfriend and myself have endured the Nanford twice now due to last minute booking and this being the only affordable hotel with rooms available. But on our most recent stay, Pulling up to the car park out the back, which looks like a building site, and entering through the kitchen ( which is unhygienic in itself ) you then... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

I think I now have PTSD! I booked to stay in this BB from overseas as I was attending a course in Oxford. On arrival I was greeted by a group of men outside the front door all smoking I looked at the dilapidated building and re-checked my sat nav, surely this cannot be my BB! It was at that... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Going on a trip to Oxford with the girlfriend, a city full of culture and intrigue . . . what could go wrong? So we made the unforgivable error of not checking trip advisor beforehand and got taken in by the proximity to the city centre and the cheap price of this establishment. Lesson learned. Where to start with this... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I stayed here for one night and was so scared that I had to put the chest of drawers in front of my bedroom door . I left at first light with out having the breakfast . It was the most frightening place I have every had to stay.

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Berkeley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

compared to this dump ! In case some weary traveller thinks it "can't be that bad"- it is! And worse! (Read other reviews.) Had the unfortunate experience of staying here during a commencement weekend when nothing else was available. It truly ranked #1 as the worst place ever stayed in 20 years of serious travel. Filthy, dirty, stinky, falling down... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Whilst a agree with the majority of the reviews as this is probably the worst place I have ever stayed. You have to keep in mind the price - it is cheap and usually has rooms going at little to no notice but I think that's because (From my own experience) when you book a room in advance they give... More 

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Oxford
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Room 5 above entrance door, Very smelly room, 9sqm, tiny window to noisy Iffley Road, 12" TV of 1975 and no reception of any channel, supertiny bathroom and sink and toilet 2sqm, no hot water during the day.. didn't try the breakfast. Stayed 2 nights because of location. One night too many... You just want to leave asap.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We were staying as we were playing live music locally.I had read the reviews and knew what to expect.It was very cheap for Oxford and our room was reasonably clean.The shower didn't work very well, the holes were blocked.The receptionist was slighly abrupt,the owner apparently. He asked for payment up front-no problem. He went for a drink with my friend... More 

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