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Athena Guest House

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   255 Cowley Road | Cowley, Oxford OX4 1XQ, England
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Ranked #77 of 82 Oxford B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Under no circumstances stay here, what looked like faecal matter on the divan trim, towels were not clean, stained carpets, stained stool, kettle filled with stale water, when we asked for a new one he just poured the water out and unveiled a kettle full of lime scale and handed it back. Absolutely not worth the money!! I have pictures... More

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is not worth the money nor the 1/5 rating i gave it. The owner was incredibly rude to my partner and I saying we left him waiting, when actually we had to call him when we arrived at 1:30pm and wait for him to come 20 minutes later. The room we were given was horrible, there was a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic for overnight stop, nice double room overlooking the main street! Shower with facilities, big freeview tv, wifi-very good and free , car parking right outside room! Although its on the main street its very quiet -good windows- 5 minute walk away from the 02 academy pub accross the road - perfect for pre-drinking- all in all had a great... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It looks like a Ghost House from the outside, and smelly from the inside. My children cried in the car and asked me not to go in, it was scary move to them. It was on a main noisy road with lots of emergency siren every now and then and a loud drunken men at the pub opposite the Hunted... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

looks terrible from the outside. Owner was helpful in an unfriendly kind of way! scruffy looking place outside and downstairs but bedroom not bad. plenty of space, tv plenty of free refreshments and toiletries. breakfast good, but in a tiny room. not really worth the price

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Hi, I booked a room in this guest house because in Oxford all the budget hostels were full. The bill was 75 pounds for a triple room. When I arrived, the recepcionist who didn´t say to me his name, give me a room in another building. This guest house is in 255 cowley road and I had to walk until... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Jack, met us at the door and was so helpful. The accomadation is basic, comfortable and affordable. It was very good value indeed. The location was very good and close to Oxford Brookes and plenty of cafés.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights and had a room for 3 people under the roof, facing the front of the road. It is extremely noisy with the main street and a pub right next to it. The room is very small. Shower had no warm water for most of the stay. Breakfast was served in a tiny room with not... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We travelled to Oxford to see Tame Impala at the O2 Academy. My boyfriend, his friend and I booked online via Booking.com. We reserved the "triple room" (which was supposed to be three single beds). We were going on cheapness as we are skint students, but also closeness to the venue which we paid a bit extra for, compared to... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This has been a horrible experience for me and I strongly advise everyone to stay away from this place, there are as cheap accommodation better value for money. So it all started when I decided to book a room for my parents, over the phone I was asked my c.cards details and I was told the room was booked. After... More

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Address: 255 Cowley Road | Cowley, Oxford OX4 1XQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Athena Guest House 3*
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Athena Guest House is a friendly, family run guest house in Oxford offering accommodation in single, twin or double, triple and family bedrooms all with washbasin facilities, tea & coffee, hairdryer & alarm clock radio, welcome trays and colour TV/DVD Player. Some room has free SKY satellite and NTL cable channels. ... more   less 
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