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The Head of the River

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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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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We couldn't fault the location - right in the heart of the old university buildings, beautiful walks along the river and had the weather been warmer we would have enjoyed the outdoor terrace for a drink. Our room was clean, the bed comfy and we had great views. However for the price we paid it lacked the extras we would... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at this pub on the River Thames for 2 nights this May. The allocated room was room 11 and apparently the best they had. We were not disappointed. It had beautiful front views of the river and to the side the beer garden from the pub also situated on the river bank. The room was cleaned each day... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we arrived on the bridge and saw the pub sitting in the sunshine I was so excited, we had to drive past ,watch out for the bus lane, and drive round so you are on the correct side of the road. The parking barrier is locked so you need to go inside to get the staff to open up,... More 

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Aalesund
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here 4 nights. Nice and clean room and bathroom. Very good quality bed, not too big but that xan be caring too. Complementary beer and water was replaced every day. Coffee machine at the room. I guess it can boil tea water too. 8 hangers in the cabinet but maybe a little lack of drawers or shelfs. Had room... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at hotel (having booked with Booking.com) early at about 13.45 expecting to be able to park the car in the car park as it was pre booked (at the time of booking) only to be told no parking available and the nearest car park was 3 mins away, at NO time did anyone try to rectify this. So i... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had a lovely weekend here as a present from my husband. Stayed in room 11 which has a fantastic double aspect over the river. Cannot fault the room, small but clean and excellent service, especially from Paul who was welcoming and really made us feel special! Food excellent, we had Sunday dinner, although more expensive than other restaurants locally.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff on arrival were very helpful and helped with making sure I could park and the room was the closest due to limited mobility. The room was a bit small but perfectly appointed, though more hangers for clothes and to store items would be helpful. Breakfast was really good, though there was only one member of staff serving for... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Stayed here just after Christmas and was a great place to relax. Parking very limited but does offer paid parking near by. Hotel situated within a rustic pub, which was inviting and family friendly. The rooms were very nicely decorated and offered fantastic views of the river. They even provided local ale in the room. The only let down was... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

The room was small but well decorated and the bed was comfortable. Very good water pressure in the shower. I got food poisoning while we were in Oxford and the hotel let usstay in our same room for an extra night for a reasonable rate.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place is so chilled. The rooms are like something from a fairytale book and the outside seating right next to the river is just perfect. 5 min walk to the centre and amenities nearby, very happy with our 3 night stay here. Prices are a bit confident but it was easter weekend so that's to be expected, and they... More 

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