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Holywell Bed and Breakfast

Certificate of Excellence
14 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA, England
Holywell Bed and Breakfast
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Northampton
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Holywell B&B is a great small (only 2 rooms) place to stay in Oxford. It is very centrally located- just 3 mins from the Sheldonian theatre and Broad street. The rooms are comfortable, clean with good facilities and the parking is a real bonus as parking in the centre is at a premium. The breakfast was of good quality... More 

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stayed 3 nights in this city centre B&B with secure off street parking, which is rare in Oxford, the location could not have been any better. Carrie and Stuart gave us a friendly warm welcome and were a delight throughout our stay. Our room was of a very high standard, mirrored in other communal parts of the house, with... More 

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london
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12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

What a find. Rather than the usual overnight stay at a Travel Lodge or similar I stayed at this lovely B+B before a conference I was attending. It is right in the centre of Oxford surrounded by the University buildings and all things historical! I was greeted by Carrie who was charming and helpful making me feel very welcome. The... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We originally chose this guest-house for our short stay in Oxford because of its central location and free secure off-road parking. In reality it turned out to be so much more. Our delightful double room was clean and comfortable with excellent facilities which were readily fine-tuned by the friendly and obliging hosts Stuart and Carrie. Oxford's history and culture (and... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a wonderful place to stay! Holywell B&B is centrally located and has secure parking. The room we stayed in was very clean and comfortable with a lovely bathroom. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful and Carrie and Stuart are both very welcoming.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The best b&b we've ever stayed in! Perfect location opposite New College & close to everything of interest, secure parking and a beautiful pretty room. Tastefully decorated and exceptionally clean with lots of little touches which make it very homely. Excellent ensuite with a brilliant shower. Stuart, Carrie and Max the dog are very welcoming and helpful and serve an... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is the best place I've ever stayed in! The rooms are decorated thoughtfully, and are comfortable and actually quite roomy. The bathrooms are clean and fresh-smelling. Stuart and Carrie are thoughtful and prompt to respond to any comments, and their breakfast is generous and delicious. It feels like a real, personal home, while also maintaining the cleanliness and amenities... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stuart and Carrie are excellent and considerate hosts, and their little B&B is the very definition of charm. Our rooms were cozy but not cramped, with bedside tea and cookies and chocolates, very tasteful decorations, big windows with a view out onto quiet Holywell Street, a TV and wifi if you want it, and good bathrooms with all the amenities.... More 

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West Yorks
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16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you want a large, faceless hotel with impersonal service, there are many to choose from in Oxford and I've had the misfortune of staying in some of them. This time however, I decided to spend two nights in the quaint, little Holywell B&B, directly opposite New College and just round the corner from the Rad Cam, Bodleian Library etc.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

You could not wish for a better B and B. Friendly despite me arriving late at night due to train troubles, lovely room with lovely finishing touches and superb breakfast.i would highly recommend here without any hesitation.

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