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The Head of the River

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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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131 reviews 131 reviews
37 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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28 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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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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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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