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Balkan Lodge Hotel

315 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 4AG, England
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Ranked #36 of 43 Hotels in Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Living just down the road from the Balkan Lodge, I was forced out of my university accommodation because of a gas leak and loss of heat & hot water. I'd already heard good things about this hotel so I was happy to book three nights with my flatmate, and we were both absolutely thrilled with the experience we had. Beautiful... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Clean,decent bed, great breakfast, very helpful owner. Good parking and right on bus route 5 min to downtown. TV's are small, WiFi a bit slow, but we weren't in Oxford to watch Tele and surf. The owner was very helpful in advising us the best way to see central Oxford and places of particular note.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Looks good on the outside but when you get in your room that when the fun starts . Needs a good clean , no hot water for the shower, I know I will make a coffee can get the kettle under the tap to fill , after going out for the night a coming back a 11-30 to fine the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Good location in relation to the centre of Oxford. Has secure parking and on balance was an ok price for oxford. In need of updating though in particular the shower room . We had an Ok stay but we won't book again . Sorry for that. We chose not to have breakfast, instead we went down into oxford.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Just returned from a great day and night out in Oxford let down by the hotel. Arrival promised a good place, neat lawn, ample parking good check in. First view of room acceptable but really small. No time to dawdle though unpack gear, change into Dinner Suit, Taxi and away till 22.30. Bed OK if you like sleeping on a... More 

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Nuneaton, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Just spent the weekend at the Balkan Lodge Hotel to celebrate my birthday. The Hotel was a little dated but very clean and well presented. It was however cold without the heating which seemed not to come on until 5pm the both days we were there. We went to see Cabaret on Saturday night (which was Amazing and powerful) and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The Balkan Lodge Hotel was the only place left with a room in Oxford during the first week of University. When I arrived the staff was very friendly and the room very tidy and comfortable. The Hotel is not too far from the city center and I would recommend it to anyone. Also got a served a great full English... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My room and bed were comfortable. The cooked breakfasts were good. However, the shower over the bath was most difficult. The shower head on the holder is at chest height and therefore needs to be handheld for the entire shower. Because the bathroom is in an attic space the ceiling is very low over the shower area which would be... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This was my second stay at The Balkan. As before the owner was friendly and attentive. By chance we were given room 4 which was comfortable and well appointed. Breakfast very satisfactory and, as many have commented, this hotel is convenient for city centre by a short bus journey. Free Wi-Fi and car park a bonus. I agree with other... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Located conveniently about 10 mins from the centre of Oxford by bus, otherwise the hotel is very old-fashioned and dull - we left after breakfast on Sunday morning and there was no-one at reception to even say "thank you" and take our key from us! At £92 per night I would expect a shower curtain, especially as there was a... More 

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