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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17 Botley road | Oxford City by River Thames, Oxford OX2 0AA, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in October - rooms are basic and clean but furnishings are very tired. Good location in reasonable walking distance of town centre. On a busy road but with advantage of free parking to rear of hotel. Staff helpful and friendly. There is a good full breakfast included in the price of the room. If you want a reasonably cheap... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always travel by train when visiting the UK so the first thing I look for is a hotel that is convenient to the train station. Great luck to find this Oxford hotel that is just across the road from the train station - literally. As an added bonus the room rate couldn't be matched anywhere in Oxford. The hotel is... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked relatively last minute to stay at The riverside. I originally reserved a single room but changed it to a twin room which was not a problem. The room was fairly basic but clean. All facilities were available ie teas coffees etc. The bathroom was clean and tidy. Breakfast started from 8am which was too late for me as... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Check in was a bit of a chore took ages...room very old fashioned and basic, carpet stained in various places.....cold room even though a radiator was on...hotel had a damp smell throughout and our room smelt of fish?!!...our bed sheets had a few small holes in them....bathroom very cold, no heating in there...towels stiff and on the small side...shower really... More 

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wsm, owner of business, not leased property at River Hotel, responded to this review

3 Dec 2014, response to Hayley B. We have read your reviews with interest and thank you for taking the time to review the River Hotel. The team are deeply concerned to learn that your stay did not meet your expections, it is our aim for all guests to leave having enjoyed their stay. to address your comments: Our tariff... More 

Madrid, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Well located, close to both train and bus station, and at 5-10 minutes walking from the historical city center. Nice double room, clean and with tea and coffe facilities. Good breackfast included in the price of the room. The hotel has two bildings and our rooms were located in the main one, so I can't give an opinion about the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a good experience at the River, with a pleasant and quiet, if small, room. We enjoyed the daily allotments of cookies, and found the maid service very good. The bathroom is small, and the shower was a bit of a scary one, added into a bathtub, with few grab bars, and an arrangement with a shower curtain that... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The hotel is in a bit of a shabby state but the rooms are clean and comes with tea, coffee biscuits etc. They also provided various guides of oxford and the staff were friendly. I stayed here as it was cheap and fine if you just want to arrive late and get some sleep; wouldn't recommend for any extended period... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had booked doublerooms, but upon arrival we got notice we couldn't get them, because we're 6 female friends, not married or partners. We got anyway keep one room and got two twins for the same price, so it end up good in the end. The breakfast was very good. Better then usual in GB hotels with this price. Location... More 

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Pompano Beach
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I stayed here late in May, and found it a very good choice. The location can't be beat, as far as proximity to train and bus station as well as walking into town. My second floor room, although small, had everything I needed. I loved the deep bathtub, along with the choices of bubble bath. Good way to end long... More 

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Leeds
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The hotel is close to the train station and the centre of Oxford (ten minutes walk). The staff were very helpful and pleasant during our stay. Our room was a reasonable size with a small ensuite bath and shower. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. The breakfast was good with plenty of choice and was served by... More 

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Address: 17 Botley road | Oxford City by River Thames, Oxford OX2 0AA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — River Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
River Hotel Oxford

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