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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie W Bolton, United Kingdom
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at this quirky little hotel. We had the warmest welcome ever by the proprietor who was very helpful with walks etc. Just outside Oxford so ideal location. Bus stop outside hotel if you need & it's a No 3 bus which takes about 5 minutes to go into Oxford. We walked a lot which took... More 

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canterbury
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The staff were very helpful but they charge extra for a four poster bed room when the décor is dark and messy and the mattress was like a plank of wood. I awoke with backache which only a long soak in the bath resolved slightly. The shower was less than effective.

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Cheshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My advice, check and double check then get confirmation in writing. I booked by 'phone a couple of weeks before our trip, when we arrived we were casually informed that there was'a problem' as we had been double booked and 'it would be unfair on the other people to take their room' - even though our booking preceded theirs. I... More 

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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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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 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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