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Red Mullions
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   23 London Road | Headington, Oxford OX3 7RE, England   |  
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Ranked #8 of 81 Oxford B&B and Inns
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“Family friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

My wife and I stayed here with our two children, ages 8 and 4. Our room was clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were outstanding: I looked forward to the complete English breakfast every morning. What made this place special was the close attention that Luke, the owner, and his staff paid to us. Luke gave us an overview of the city, provided us with directions to numerous sites, and gave us excellent restaurant recommendations. We were there during a snowstorm. Luke kindly loaned us his son's sled, enabling me to drag our kids on the icy and snowy sidewalks during our walking journey to the house of C.S. Lewis. This act of kindness was unexpected and truly made our trip to Oxford memorable.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redmullions, Manager at Red Mullions, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear Sam J,

Thank you for the glowing review. We were so happy that we were able to make your trip memorable and that you enjoyed our breakfasts so very much. Again we thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future

Warm regards


Luke and team.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We had stayed there for 13 nights. At the beginning we were quite worried because it was the first for us in UK. We never have any experience on B&B type at all. And we are very details and privacy people. I chose this B&B because I have only found very good reviews from many people who stayed there before. So I would like to pass our impression to whoever looking for a nice place to stay that worth every penny you pay in Oxford. The first impression you will see is the owner. He is very friendly and funny guy with honesty to all of his guest. Every morning, he will serve you the great breakfast and great coffee. I never had enough of those. Since the first day, I had never missed a single breakfast. Other staff are also friendly and they will take care of you like one of their own family. The room was comfortable, clean and very privacy.

Like other reviews say, the location is one of the best. You can easily go to city center by bus just across the road or come back at the bus stop at the front of Red Mullions. You can find food, supermarket, starbucks or laundry at the vicinity nearby. Or if you have a car, you can find the gas station a few second from there. There are several parking space for you and it's free of charge. They also provide wifi with high speed internet for free as well.

For us, this place is beyond my expectation and if we have a chance to visit Oxford again, this place will be our place to stay.

I hope this review is useful for everyone and if you are in the middle of making decision, trust me, this is the place that will not disappoint you.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redmullions, Manager at Red Mullions, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Hi Kongthamj,

We are extremely great full for the comprehensive assessment of what we do at the Red Mullion. As the manager it is especially gratifying to hear that the team are achieving the high standards we strive for here.

We look forward to your next visit.

kind regards


Luke
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This is our first trip to UK and I have to stay in Oxford for 2 weeks. We had looked all over the internet for the best or most comfortable place to stay and we have chosen Red Mullions. At the beginning I couldn't imagine how this place is gonna be and would everything be as our expectation. We are sort of people who care about details and concern a lot about privacy. So It was a little worry about staying in the place you don't know anything about for 2 weeks. But everything turned out to be more than what we have expected. The room was so comfortable and clean as everyone says. The breakfast was great and yummy. All of the staff are friendly and treat you like one of their family. Always care about and wish you the best. They are so eager to do everything make sure that you have your best time staying here. They are really good people.

We stayed here for 13 nights and I can assure that you will never disappoint of choosing this place for your stay in Oxford. As the other comments say that besides the comfortable of staying here, the trip to the city is also very convenience. The bus stop is just in front of the hotel when you come back from City Center and just across the road when you want to go into the city. If you have a car, serveral parking spaces are available for free and there is a gas station just few second away. You can find everything you want in the vicinity. If you are the person who need to connect to internet all the time, they also give you free wifi connection with great speed.

Finally I would like to thank you all the staff at Red Mullions that made me feel like staying home for this 2 weeks. If there is a chance to go back there, I will definitely go to stay at Red Mullions again.

Room Tip: Don't miss the breakfast.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redmullions, Manager at Red Mullions, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Hi Kongtham,

We are extremely great full for the comprehensive assessment of what we do at the Red Mullion. As the manager it is especially gratifying to hear that the team are achieving the high standards we strive for here.

We look forward to your next visit.

kind regards


Luke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights while my husband visited hospital. Very warm welcome and the service we received during our stay was first class. Tasteful, comfortable and very clean accommodation in perfect location. Lovely breakfast and appreciated the kettle and comforts in room.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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redmullions, Manager at Red Mullions, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Hi Fiona L,

We sincerely hope that hubby is recovering well and wish him a speedy recovery. considering all that is on your plate at the moment I do really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.

We look forward to your next visit.

Kind regards


Luke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights with my son who was visiting Oxford University, we were in room 12 (I think) which is at the front of the building at ground level. The room was very cosy and comfortable and, despite facing the main road, we heard very little noise from the street. We had arrived late in the morning, directly from Heathrow on the Airline bus which stops just up the road at Headington Shops, and Luke quickly got our room prepared and ready for us so we could freshen up and head into Oxford, we very much appreciated being able to get into the room so early in the day. Getting into Oxford on the bus was very convenient although it's only a pleasant 30 minute walk into town which we did a couple of times. As others have mentioned, the cooked breakfasts are top notch setting us up nicely for the day. Red Mullions is definitely our 1st choice for future visits to Oxford

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redmullions, Manager at Red Mullions, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Dear DBinCA
Thanks so much for your flattering review - much appreciated and we hope to see you again at the Red Mullions in thenear future.
Regards
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We chose this B&B because its location was ideal for the family event we were attending in Oxford and because of the good reviews here and elsewhere - it turned out to be entirely as described. It may be slightly more expensive than some in the area, but in this case the extra did actually seem to buy certainty!
The whole property seemed very well looked after, the room was smartly decorated and clean, the bed was very comfortable and all the facilities worked well - including an excellent power shower - apart from the television which seemed to have been "got at" by the overnight rain (it had worked without a problem on the previous evening, and we were assured that it would be looked at without delay).
The lady in charge made every effort to ensure our comfort - including ensuring a supply of dairy free spread and soya milk for my wife (who has a dairy intolerance) to have with her breakfast. The breakfast itself was extremely good, with a wide range of choice in both the cooked and uncooked departments.
Two small words of warning - although the car park has quite a few spaces, turning into them with a larger car (particularly in the dark and rain) would need extra care - even with our modest hatchback it needed some; also if you pay by credit rather than debit card there is a 2.5% additional charge (not evident when we booked).

Room Tip: The rooms to the rear are away from the traffic noise, although apart from rush hour that didn't...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redmullions, Manager at Red Mullions, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Dear MAH3862
Thank you for your positive review - much appreciated. It's unfortuante that the TV reception was so fragile with heavy rain...We endeavour to keep having word with God ref the rain and our aeriel engineer to make the reception more stable. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

For the benefit of other guest reading this response / review, we do make every effort to notify everyone in our telephone bookings, emails and on line booking agents that there is a 2.5% additional charge for payment by credit card. There is also a sign at the Reception desk and on the arrival form. We also take the opportunity to make everyone aware of this charge and hence we allow payment upon departure allowing guests to have the choice of payment.

On a more progressive note....we have permission to take down a couple of large trees which we hope to undertake (and replace in different locations) in the very near future. This will allow us to improve external lighting and create a better turning circle to help with the tip you have shared in your review.

Once again, many thanks for taking the time and effort to provide such a encouraging review.
Regards
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Stayed one night at Red Mullions on Friday whilst attending an applicant day at Oxford Brooke's Uni. Had a really warm welcome, great advice on where to get the bus (7 mins to Oxford on the bus) and where to eat ( the black boy was well worth the 12 minute walk). Although the family room we had was on the front there was no traffic noise due to the triple glazing. Linen and towels were fresh and clean.
Breakfast was so good we didn't eat lunch!
Fast free Wifi connection, and we were able to leave the car there after we had checked out which was an added bonus whilst we visited the Uni.
Just hoping our daughter is successful in securing a place so we can plan our next vist!
Thank you

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redmullions, Manager at Red Mullions, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear Colette C
Your compliments are gratefully received - thank you.
We too hope your daughter is successful in gaining a place at the ever impressive and modern Oxford Brookes University.

Cheers - here's to seeing you in the 2013/14 semester.
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Address: 23 London Road | Headington, Oxford OX3 7RE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #8 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Oxford
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Hotel Class:4 star — Red Mullions 4*
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