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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a perfect get away with quaint decor and the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. We stayed in the A A Milne room and it has lovely embroidered curtains and dark furniture. It isn't an all frills affair but if your not fussy it's perfectly lovey and cosy. We paid 120 for a night which is fairly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got home from a lovely 3 night break here. We had a Superior Room which included breakfast and free car parking. Our room had double aspect widows overlooking the river and bridge. The lovely iron bedstead had a very thick and very comfortable mattress which meant you had to 'climb' into bed but when you got there - Wow!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed overnight for theatre visit. Great all round. Beautiful room (11, Lewis Carroll) with views over the river in two directions, really comfy bed, clean shower room, friendly staff, great location only 5 mins walk from the centre and a lovely breakfast including delicious cooked options. We had eggs Benedict and Florentine which were hot (often not the case) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The quirky comfortable rooms, decent beer and good pub food, what else could you want? Fourth visit in a year and not disappointed by the hotel pub. The riverside location works well especially when it greets you for breakfast. Convenient for the office in central Oxford, you do need to book in advance as the place is deservedly popular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner & I had a wonderful stay at the Head of the River. The room (Tolkien no.3) was lovely, overlooking the river & park. No traffic noise, clean & comfortable bed - clean bathroom with great shower. The breakfast was lovely & had a really nice selection of options for anyone. I had the eggs florentine and my partner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at this hotel. Close to everything yet still away from the hussle and bussle of Oxford. Friendly staff, lovely breakfast, pretty views and the comfiest bed I've ever been in, so much so it was hard to get up in the morning!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is wonderful. We were visiting family in Oxford and just stumbled upon this venue. The staff are friendly and efficient, onsite parking is terrific (you must book ahead), the room was comfortable and the food great. We will definitely return.

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