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The Head of the River

4.0 of 5 Folly Bridge | St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 4LB, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night whilst visiting Oxford for work. The room was on the top floor and looked quite cool. The floor was really creaky and was sure to be disturbing people below. The bathroom was in need of some work, tiles were a bit mouldy in the corners and the bath panel was cracked. The shower/bath dripped all... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The saving grace for this stay was the staff and their attitude. They were great. But: The advertised trip advisor 10% wasn't honoured. The shower in the room was broken and very noisy like there was an air leak in the system. There was no tea or coffee facility in the room which is bonkers for somewhere charging £130 a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights in September. Loved the hotel/pub. Claudia and the rest of the staff were very friendly and helpful. Although our room was not on the river side, it was very comfortable, clean, and quiet. The included breakfast was fabulous. Sitting on the patio having a beer in the afternoon following a day of... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Me & my partner stayed for a night in the Lawrence of Arabia room which was £140 a night the room was small very tired and dated and dark also very noisy at night with no tea coffee facilities just a bottle of water and a bottle of old beer the carpet was like waking on bamboo and the bed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The hotel was in a great location. The pub was rustic. Our room was cosy fresh bathroom. Bed was so comfortable! The staff were great, the manager was charming and anya a polish girl gave lent us her own iron as the others were in use. Room service very efficient. Didn't stay for dinner but menu looked delicious. Breakfast was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Our family stayed here last Saturday. For the cost it should have been better. Staff were fine and friendly but the whole place is a bit run down; the furniture well past the sell-by date. AND no tea-making facilities in the bedrooms. Staff told me that this has been a constant complaint for years...so why on earth don't the owners... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We stopped at The Head of the River for two nights to explore the city of Oxford and see the haunts of Inspector Morse & Lewis. This was the perfect location at the side of the Thames and next to Christchurch Meadows. Just a short walk into the centre, perfect location. Parked on site and booked a superior room, very... More 

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18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great location from 2 perspectives. First, it is located close to Oxford center. It is a 5 minute walk to Christ Church College and an 8 minute walk to the city center. Second, it is right on the Themes and very picturesque.The building itself is old and blends into Oxford. In the morning you can see rowers emerging out of... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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40 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Stopped here after a walk through Christ Church Meadow - it is perfectly located at the South tip of the Meadow. Good choice of 4 real ales and a good selection of food. Salad was excellent and so was the spinach ravioli. There is plenty of space to sit and eat inside the pub and also many tables outside by... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Wonderful views of the river Thames, staff very nice, the whole of Oxford is worth a visit plenty to do they have a outside and inside market worth a visit. We will visit again. You also have the lovely building of the colleges.

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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): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Head of the River 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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