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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
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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5 helpful votes 5 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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3 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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26 helpful votes 26 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I stayed here for one night. It was a for a work do and I had to pay out of my own pocket so I went here because it was cheap and I knew I would be drunk. The place is like a building site. The first odd thing I noticed is that there were loads of cats in rubble... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

After walking through the front door of this guest house It was clear to me that is the most dirtiest filthiest place I have ever been to and after been shown the room I was even more disgusted with the bathroom and the attitude of the receptionist was appalling he didn't care when approached about the cleanliness of the room... More 

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