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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

although the bar staff were very helpful and pleasant this was an extremely overpriced place to stay. the location was very good only a few minutes into Oxford but the rooms were suboptimal. there was no compliment trays for tea/coffee, the bathrooms are not of a 4 star standard, we stayed for 2 nights and the rooms were not tidied... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really helpful staff and a lovely superior double room (which includes a car parking space) made this a lovely few days in Oxford. Very clean room with a great view of the river. Breakfast was included which was delicious. Would return!

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Bolton, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights in Room 11 last weekend. This was a superior room which was a decent size, with dual aspect windows overlooking the river. There was a wardrobe with hangers, full length mirror, nice spacious shower room with fluffy towels. It would have been nice to have a king size bed but we didn't have any issues with... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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215 reviews 215 reviews
36 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for a drink before going on the river cruise and it is a lovely spot to sit outside and have a drink looking at the river. Its really nice in spring and summer. I would highly recommend this place.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sad to say - though the look of the hotel is great - the rest isn't. The room needed cleaning, the towels do not get changed even if left on the floor. We had ours hung back up when wet and dirty - they needed changing. The floors are not vacuumed, if you walk bare foot you get covered in... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I treated my partner to a visit to Oxford as part of his birthday celebrations. After lots of research into looking for somewhere to stay, I came across the Head of the River and it seemed perfect for what we wanted. I was little dubious having read a number of reviews, but I'm pleased to say our experience far surpassed... More 

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Stayed here for the night after having a fun shopping day at Bicester Village. The hotel has a few parking spaces and if you upgrade your room you get one which is worth it because it's very expensive to park in Oxford The bar itself is very welcoming and had a lovely open fire going which made it look so... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We often stay in Oxford, and having already spotted The Head of the River, we were looking forward to our overnight stay. The pub/hotel is in a wonderful location and the rooms are imaginatively and creatively decorated. Breakfast came in the price, and portions were generous. However, the negatives far outweigh the positives: * The room was tiny - really,... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on a spur of the moment get away. We called to reserve a parking space as their website suggested and this was organised for us. The pub itself is lovely and homely and it's position on the river is great. A ten minute amble takes you right into the centre of Oxford. We had... More 

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11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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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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