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Athena Guest House

3.0 of 5 255 Cowley Road | Cowley, Oxford OX4 1XQ, England
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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
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I've stayed at Athena on numerous occasions, so have a pretty good feel for how things work there. The room quality and location is excellent, the only trouble is with the management. The owner is a bit of a dell boy type character (for all the reasons listed in the previous posts) so care needs to be taken. I think... More

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

After reading the reviews here, I thought I'd share my experience my story, as people like Jack have no right to run hospitality businesses where people are treated as profits to be made and no more. We were only staying one night as we were seeing the horrors at the 02 academy. They postponed the show but we had train... More

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Aveiro
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52 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

The guesthouse is in the decaying state. What is robust (like furniture) is in Ok condition. What is not robust (like window curtains) is torn and shabby. There is a lot of unneeded furniture in the room which leads to reduced space for you and your luggage (for example you can either use a wardrobe or a support for a... More

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london
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22 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

I stayed in room 6. Double room. Clean. Bathroom clean. Bed. Comfortable. I didn't have the breakfast, smelled ok but the dining area is very small. There is parking out front for 3 cars. This was full but I parked in the next road which was fine. Place was fine, I think rooms may vary which is why I have... More

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Chelan, Washington
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We were in Oxford visiting family, who are students at Oxford Brookes university. The location was very good. property is more like a Bed and Breakfast, with in suite bathrooms. Older, small rooms, but comfortable. Housekeeping could have been a little better. Breakfast was very good. Full English Breakfast is available, also a vegetarian option. Wished I would have booked... More

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berks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Was told 3 days before arrival we were going to have to move to another guest House because of over booking. After a few phonecalls we eventually got the Guest house I originally booked. The Owner was helpful enough and gave us breakfast on the house for the inconvenience. The room was fine for what we wanted, ie a room... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We booked to stay at this Guest house a few months in advance. The day before we were due to arrive, we received an email from them cancelling our booking because they had overbooked on their rooms allocation. Apart from the sheer inconvenience of this, they didn't even have the basic courtesy to notify us by telephone (despite having our... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

I stayed at this hotel with my 15 year old daughter in order to attend a gig at the O2 Academy down the road (Killing Joke, for those who are interested). Based on our experience, I feel that the previous poor reviews are unfair and paint an inaccurate picture. We actually stayed in the guest house itself, not the additional... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Stayed here for one night and was very disappointed considering the room wasn't cheap. The shower had mould along the edges, the toilet flush was broken and the toilet didn't flush properly. No parking at all, had to park down a tiny road. The owner had a terrible cough, put me off having breakfast at all. Would not stay here... More

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basingstoke
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Awful awful awul, dirty, unsafe, not what had booked - had to go a further 150 yeard to what felt like student digs. Pubic hair in the fridge and beds. Dirt and mould in the shower, dirty sheets, dirty floor, naked neighbour that swore loudly... Not what we had hoped at al.... vowed to never go back to the Cowely... 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*
Number of rooms: 7
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