Oxford has expensive hotels, but that’s not an excuse to rip people off, which I’m afraid the River Hotel does. I was expecting much more for my money. If it were half the price I'd reconsider, but £77 per night is just crazy.
The shower was possibly the worst part as the water was either scalding hot or freezing cold and had very low pressure. I ended up washing my hair under the tap! The bed was really uncomfortable (mushy with wear) and when my friend opened the wardrobe a moth flew out! My bathroom hadn’t been cleaned in the day (quite a big thing to miss) and the staff were consistently unfriendly (I was ordered to leave my room while the extra cleaning took place – not what I wanted after a whole day of walking around).
The breakfast was good though, as it was plentiful and tasty. The location was good too, being next to the station and a short walk to the centre. But, sadly, these are the only good points. This could be such a great place, but sadly there doesn’t seem to be (and hasn’t been in the past 30 years) any interest in renovation. Some day, someone could do wonders with it. It may be one of the cheaper places to stay in Oxford, but I’m not staying there again.
Very poor value for money, and feel ripped off!
Not very clean
- Also Known As:
- River Hotel Oxford
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Long established local business in a good location by the River Thames at Osney bridge. Walking distance to city, colleges and venues, Oxford rail and bus stations, one of nearest to Said Business School and Kings Centre. Small hotel friendly service and value, all rooms with own bath with shower head and toilet, TV, clock radio and free tea/coffee tray. Residents bar/lounge, Free car park on site, Free wifi on site. VisitBritain **Metro grading awarded since 2007-free breakfast service. Registered residents have 24-hour access. Oxford College owned property, originally 1870s master-builder's home. ... more less