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The Head of the River

Folly Bridge | St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 4LB, England
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Ranked #38 of 82 Oxford B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norwegian76 Kongsberg, Norway
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kongsberg, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice pub/restaurant with accommodation on the top floors with free parking and wifi. Clean and good sized rooms with no noise issue (stayed on 2nd floor). Breakfast included. Although a bit slow service on the tables, the staff was very friendly. There is very nice outdoor seating right at the channel with excellent views.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed in this hotel one night, but found our room lovely and dry (Important since we'd been on a barge for days), and it had a nice view of the Folly Bridge. The staff was very helpful, and our 5AM cab was waiting for us as promised (which meant, unfortunately, we didn't get to try their breakfast.) We... More

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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had come from Australia and stayed in London a while We had booked Head Of The River hotel from Australia as it looked nice We were not disappointed at all, it was a wonderful experience in a beautiful town of Oxford. Thank you to Ben- he is an outstanding young man who made us feel welcome and went out... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Just returned after 2 nights at Head of the River. Staff were really helpful and couldn't have done more for us - carrying luggage to room is unusual nowadays but much appreciated! Our room faced the river and was lovely, our daughters room over the garden and while lovely bear in mind it is a pub and in summer garden... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It is not often that I stay at a place and am left so under whelmed that when I was checking out and was asked if everything went well my only thought was - I so don't have enough time to tell you how rubbish it was, I have to get to a meeting. It was a very overpriced and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We have stayed here twice now and nothing is too much trouble for the staff and owners. The rooms are nice and comfy with a free bottle of beer in the room and if you want any other drinks in your room just ring the bar and it will be brought up. The meals in the bar are wonderful and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Have stayed here before and would stay here again however found the service very poor this time round. Rooms fantastic and location great. But service let the whole stay down. And as with last time i stayed I had mailed to reserve parking, should have rung up because on both occasions even though noted it was required on booking found... More

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Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 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 July 27, 2014

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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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): $$
Number of rooms: 12
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