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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 #74 of 81 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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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're planning on a romantic getaway then this hotel is not for you. If you just need one night's stay for a specific purpose then this is fine. The bed was comfy, the breakfast was decent, the room was clean, wifi was free. The only downside was that it was slightly overpriced (£75 a night) for what it was,but... More

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The door bell didn't work. The handwritten message about it had been there so long that it was faded. The room key required a special 'knack' to open the door. The room was clean and tidy, but far from 'decorated' The sealant in the shower was mouldy and loose. The room was at the front, and my sleep was disturbed... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Arrived at the b&b and no one was there to greet us , just a note on the door to call a number in which we was given a code to open a box n get the key to let ourselfs in , went to our room to find stained carpets , stained chair , and they had the cheek... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

athena is dirty looking and run down the manager who greeted up is not frendly and we HAD to pay up front our bed room was ok but needs some tender love and care,only half the flush was on the toliet the room door lock was very hard to work,the stairs were full of wires to a computer on the... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed at Athena, after a last minute decision to stay in Oxford over night. Athena is quite dirty looking and run down from the outside. The person who greeted us was a little off hand and paying up front put us off slightly. We were shown to our rooms, we had the family room just at the top of... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I would avoid this hotel. The manager was not friendly and immediately asked for cash for the stay. The kitchen/dining room did not look as clean as we would expect and there were dead plants around the house. Our bedroom seemed ok, albeit rough around the edges, but within a few minutes we spotted a cockroach sitting on a teacup... More

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Impressed when received text so owner could be available on our arrival. However this was probably so he could get payment prior to stay. Paid £7.00 extra for breakfast only to find it was included anyway. Room small but adequate. Tv tied onto stand by rope. No mirror in bedroom found it later propped up in wardrobe. Bed linen clean.... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Booked this for 3 people at the end of September for an unknown number of nights as our daughter had an operation at the John Radcliffe hospital the next day and we didn't know how long our stay would be. We had previously stayed here in June for an overnight stay and everything had been lovely, apart from the fact... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

I booked this guesthouse over the internet. After i arrived i found out it was dirty, curtains hanging loose. Bathroom full of stuff and dirty also. I have been in hundreds of hotels all over the world. But this was below every standard you might expect.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My son and I stayed in a room with 2 single beds and a double! It was clean, comfortable and pleasantly decorated. The bathroom was bright and clean with ample supplies of soap, shower gel, shampoo etc. Plenty of tea and coffee with some biscuits. It was only a short walk to the city centre - just over a mile.... More

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Also Known As:
Athena Guest House Hotel Oxford
Athena Guest House Hotel
Address: 255 Cowley Road | Cowley, Oxford OX4 1XQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Athena Guest House 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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