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The Head of the River

Folly Bridge | St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 4LB, England
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Ranked #39 of 82 Oxford B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic location. Convenient for the town centre and, predictably, right on the river. We were in Oxford for a graduation and were staying for one night. On arrival, we couldn't find anyone to check us in as there doesn't appear to be a reception in the traditional sense. When we checked in we were helped to our room by a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The pub is located in a great spot with lovely view and that's pretty much all that it's got going for it. We ordered a tuna loin steak and a beef steak, the food came almost an hour later, it lacked any kind of seasoning and our waitress (or food runner because service was inexistent) didn't ask if we wanted... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed in a number of hotels in Oxford over the years and wish we had found Head of the River earlier. Great location, brilliant staff and good value for money. Would definatley stay there again

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that after ordering food for five people it would only be 20-30 minutes, after waiting over 70-80 minutes they seemed to have our food orders mixed up. It took over 80 minutes to get the correct orders. I would not recommend to go there for food, the location is great. Slightly over priced and average food. Food... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were two ladies meeting for a celebration in July and had booked a twin room 4 months in advance. We were given a room with one double bed and a sofa bed (that dipped in the middle). The barman tried his best to find us another room, but the hotel was full. In any case the only other twin... More

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Israel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent one night at The Head of the River. The location is excellent for a visit to Oxford. Within walking distance to the city center yet located by the beautiful river. Very nice and clean rooms. Attentive and lovely staff. Nearly got 5 stars review but the pub standard food did not excel, light bulbs burnt or missing from both... More

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Horley, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel on Saturday 28th June for 1 night and loved it and would definitely return. I paid £190 total for bed and breakfast for 2 people, with free parking (*) and free wifi. I thought I was paying solely for location but they hotel delivered on the room and service and exceeded my expectations. Location -... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I booked a carpark in advance and confirmed the requirement a day before check in after I see others comment about the carpark issue, it was meaningless to the hotel because they have their own way of doing thing, obviously not a customer oriented hotel. I checked-in in the evening and there was no proper area for my car... More

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Chester
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with friends for a few days in May and thought hotel was very good and in an excellent location for touring Oxford. Our friends picked a nicer, larger room on the 2nd floor with river views and good size bathroom. Our room on the first floor was small, with quite a very small shower room and rather dark... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here with friends in April, had a couple of drinks around lunch time. Enjoyed sitting next to the river and leaxing in the sun. Prices are OK for Oxford and also the inside looks very nice with a bit different design to the normal standardised Pubs. Would go again if the weather is nice to sit on the river... More

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Address: Folly Bridge | St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 4LB, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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