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Balkan Lodge Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   315 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 4AG, England
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Ranked #36 of 43 Hotels in Oxford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The person who wrote a review was spot on, although they left out other scary things. Let's start with the website: apparently it has 'recently been refurbished to a high standard'. A complete fabrication as was 'comfortable, clean and spacious rooms'. The small room was very tired and the decor was more nineteen seventies than this century. Bed was small... More

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18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I write this review completely safe in the knowledge that when it gets through the Trip Advisors moderators and ends up on the site, I would have checked out of this horrible little hotel and be far far away... There's not many things that I need when staying away on business, just a comfortable bed, decent pillows, hot water and... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

we choose the hotel as they were listed as dog friendly. We booked the four poster room as a treat, the room was supposed to have a jacuzzi - however it turned out to be a bath with jacuzzi jets in. the hotel really needs to be updated as it is very tired. we had the vegetarian breakfast which i... More

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Address: 315 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 4AG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Balkan Lodge Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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