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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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Wincanton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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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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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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Our wedding guest party of 14 stayed mostly for 2 nights. Made most welcome on arrival and our room was clean and light overlooking the river and bridge. The garden area is shut late at night so noise from there. However, but we were woken in the early hours by someone who obviously wanted to jump off the bridge into... More

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Kongsberg, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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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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