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The Bocardo

5.0 of 5
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24-26 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AE, England
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Ranked #57 of 84 Oxford B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located above Jamie's Italian KItchen in George Street central Oxford this Bocardo establishment /accommodation is not good. How on earth they have 5 AA stars, glory knows? The entrance is right on the street, double yellow lines, and you are confronted with steep stairs to a small landing which houses the reception desk, not always manned. Our room was up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There's no lift, so be warned! Heft them bags or forget it! But friendly reception, more stairs and a lovely albeit small room, nicely decorated, nice bath and great beds. All it needs is a small refrigerator and 5*'s! Crazy George Street muffled by lots of window glass, & lots of good food nearby. Enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a hotel for a one night stay in Oxford and most of the central hotels charge incredibly exorbitant prices. The Bocardo is very central, on George Street. It is within short walking distance to both the railway station and the coach terminus. It is close to colleges and shopping areas. The downside was that our room was very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This calls its self a hotel but offers nothing for that name. It is basic room only over priced dreadful accomadation . The only positive is that it is clean. We were not told it was room only we were lead to believe this was a five star rated hotel as per booking.com however when we checked in we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had planned a trip to oxford with my family to visit my brother, but because of a family emergency, had to cancel my trip just 2 days before. According to the policy of the hotel, I would have been charged the full price. However, I called up the hotel and spoke to Darren, and he was willing to transfer... More 

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Anton K, Manager at The Bocardo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review which we value, and we always try and do our best for our guests. So pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your next visit. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Even at back of hotel it is impossible to sleep with loud generator sound whole night, topped off with early morning visit of refuse collectors. Reception very keen to obtain payment for second night and just helped themselves before I had chance. Opaque glass in bedroom with old windows does not add to whole experience, lots of stairs and no... More 

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Anton K, Manager at The Bocardo, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay, however the City centre location is noisy and we are in the process of replacing all windows, to help minimise external noises that are beyond our control. We hope on your next visit this will be the case. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I was dreading staying at this hotel afte reading the reviews but was pleasantly surprised. My room was clean the bathroom was lovely, my only complaint would be that the windows were all heavily frosted so it was impossible to see out. There was no problem with noise but this may be because it was a Wednesday evening. The staff... More 

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Anton K, Manager at The Bocardo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your recommendation, and when the windows are replaced we look forward to our guests being even more pleasantly surprised. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Options in the centre of Oxford are extremely limited, so the Bocardo is really the best value for money option available. Rooms are compact, but beds are extremely comfortable, and the excellent heating/AC system means that there is no need to open the double-glazed windows (essential for those facing the street - there's a bar opposite, and plenty of night-time... More 

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Anton K, Manager at The Bocardo, responded to this review

It is re assuring for us at the Bocardo to hear comments which illustrate our value for money. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

When the revolution comes I do hope it will be televised. This will enable me to hunt down the shysters who market this as a boutique hotel and ensure they are in prime place for Madame Guillotine. What I will do is find the owners, the staff, the drunken revellers and the body odour rancid receptionist and send them a... More 

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Anton K, Manager at The Bocardo, responded to this review

We try and do our best, but cannot control the noise on certain evenings, not all, from other late night visitors in the Centre of Oxford, or noise from Refuse collection vehicles, which is very much out of our control. The other review saying best value for money in Oxford is the other side of the review feedback, which hopefully... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

oxford is not a car friendly city having said that there park and ride service is very good and frequent . we stayed at the Bocardo which was ideal for us as we wanted to go to the concert hall next door .the only problem with this hotel is the entrance its a small doorway leading to a steep staircase... More 

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Some limitations, but as you say many plus points, and we are p[leased to note you enjoyed your stay. More 

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