Before choosing where to stay in Oxford, I did my Trip Adviser reseach and therefore booked with the Burlingston House as it was quite well reviewed. Upon our arrival we were asked if we wanted to pay to upgrate our room from a small double to a larger one. As we were only staying for one night we didn't mind a small room. It turned out that our room was located outside the main house in what looks like an old garrage building turned into rooms. We entered the room which looked like the photos on the Hotel's website. Neat and with new furniture.
HOWEVER what can not be seen from the photos is the smell. Despite the fact that it was August the room was icy cold with a thick smell of damp and mold in the air. Upon a closer look we saw the mold growing in the room as well as the bathroom.
We stayed in the room a total of 1 hour, where we rested on the bed, tired from a long drive. During that hour, my breathing became harder and harder. I'm and astmatic and staying in this room caused me to have a major astmathic attack. After about an hour my breathing was really bad and we asked to change rooms, We were moved inside the main house to a bigger and warmer room without mold (exept from in the shower).
I would not recommend anybody staying at the Burlington House. Though the rooms in the main house are probably all fine, the simple fact that they would rent out the room we were first given is appalling!! They should be reported to the Health Department. The rest of my holiday was ruined, because of one hour in that room. So beware!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently refurbished boutique B&B nestled in the heart of Summertown, just north of Oxford's dreamy Spires. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Burlington Hotel Oxford