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Lonsdale Guest House

312 Banbury Road | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED, England
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Ranked #51 of 84 Oxford B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having seen a couple of dodgy reviews of this place recently I was quite dubious about booking it but decided to go ahead as it was pretty cheap. The place was better than expected. It wasn't 5 star by any means but the owner was nice and the room was clean. The bathroom was a little run down but functional!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awful B&B. Stayed one night with my 17 year old daughter on visit to a university college. Needs some serious money spending on it to bring it up to scratch. Terrible smell of 'must'. Breakfast poor. No one around to complain to. We wouldn't have stayed if we hadn't arrived so late. Definitely would NOT recommend this shack!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

As one of the previous reviewers said it is clean and the staff are welcoming, but cramped bathroom, poor sound insulation from the room above, curtains that are too short to cover the window and very poor breakfast all add up to it not being value for money.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights with my wife recently. We were in a front facing room which meant road noise. Beyond the chintzy décor the bathroom was clean and smart, though we couldn't get the shower warm enough and it was weak. We were given two single beds pushed together. The breakfast was very disappointing - the management must have... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I was due to stay at the Lonsdale Guest House last week for business meetings in Oxford. I was due to stay there 2 nights and rang to inform them the day I was due to arrive at 7pm that my meetings were cancelled and I could not travel. In the terms & conditions of my booking the guest house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Arrived at the Guest house with my daughter around 5.30 in the evening . Was greeted by a pleasant man. Got a bonus as when I booked the room we was having to share the bathroom but that did not bother us as it was only for an over night stay, only to find we was given another room with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Our room looked freshly decorated and there was not a chip to be seen on the paintwork. Everywhere was extremely clean. The bathroom was spacious, particularly the shower cubicle and the water was pleasantly hot. There was a very good choice at breakfast, including a basket of fresh fruit, which always gets my vote. The fact that the Lonsdale is... More 

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Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had a great stay at the Lonsdale. Malcolm and Ness were very polite, friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay again. Great location, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice. Information provided on arrival. Thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This guest house is perfect. Very roomy for a guest house, clean room, and very friendly helpful staff (happily let us check in 2 hours early). Location alone gives it 5 stars, bus route into city centre virtually right outside. Free parking (which in Oxford is worth a lot !!) Book with confidence.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

The bathroom was a nice size, though there was a lot of empty space where there could have been some sort of table or something to put a few things on like towels and toiletries. The shower was a good size but awkward to get into because of the way the door opened, and the shower was not very powerful... More 

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