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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here with a group of friends when we all went to stay at the beginning of July. We picked this hotel due to its location and we were not disappointed - the hotel is right in the centre of Oxford, so it meant we were really close to everything we wanted to do and see including restaurants, sightseeing and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location in the centre of Oxford, staff helpful and room was clean and had everything we needed for a one night stay. Had a 3 bed room with my husband and daughter - the extra bed was made up and ready when we arrived. Main- and significant -drawback was the noise from the street, particularly from people queuing outside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an enjoyable stay at the Bocardo. Contrary to the negative reviews, it wasn't noisy. I am a light sleeper and was a little wary after reading the reviews on trip advisor. However, it had been a nice experience. The room was clean and tv and aircondition were working well. I have started recommending it to my friends. While... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for one night on a Saturday. As the hotel is on one of the liveliest streets in Oxford you will need to remember bringing ear plugs with you (as we did :-)) Bathroom and room cleanliness were excellent. Lovely Loccitane toiletries and a good selection of teas, coffees & hot chocolate. The bed was... More 

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Maria C, Manager at The Bocardo, responded to this review

Thank you for your endorsement which we very much appreciate, and we look forward to you you staying with us again. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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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Maria C, General Manager at The Bocardo, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay, but we are in the Heart of the City and in the same block as the Theatre. George Street is full of restaurants and pubs and cafes. Parking in any City Centre is a problem. We always try and make our guests stay as comfortable as possible. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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Maria C, Manager at The Bocardo, responded to this review

Pleased to see you had a comfortable sleep on our Hypnos beds. Yes the City Centre can be noisy. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

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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Maria C, Manager at The Bocardo, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay, and the room was comfortable, and appreciate your comments. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

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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Maria C, Manager at The Bocardo, responded to this review

We get last minute cancellations, so sometimes have to reduce prices to fill rooms at very short notice. We could not be more central in the City Centre, and yes it gets noisy, Quite Hotels are situated outsde the City centre, and we do the best we can with external noise, which is outside our control. We do get a... 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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