Mansfield College

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Mansfield College
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Mansfield College, one of the smallest of the University's colleges, is ideally situated in a quiet and leafy part of central Oxford. The College is pleased to be able to offer accommodation in student bedrooms during the vacation periods. The accommodation consists of a choice between traditional student study bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities (singles and twins) or more modern, single en-suite rooms. All accommodation offered is located on the main College site. There are no parking facilities available at the College. All rooms are fully equipped with bed linen, towels and tea and coffee making facilities. College guests can use wifi provided by The Cloud, with the first four hours for free. The College offers a full English and continental breakfast served in the College Crypt. The Crypt café and bar with terrace also offers the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing meal and drinks in relaxed surroundings. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to Mansfield.
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Lukejcr
York, UK10 contributions
Solo
+ By far the best food in Oxford
+ Just out of the mad rush of the city centre, but not too far away
+ Really friendly staff
Written February 13, 2014
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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and in particular thought that our food was the best in Oxford! We hope that you will visit us again. Best wishes from the Team at Mansfield
Written March 18, 2014
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Peanut-NL
The Netherlands135 contributions
Business
The semesters in Oxford are fairly short, and in the time that the students aren't in the colleges, they often let you rent a room there. You get to enjoy a small taste of English college life, in the beautiful surroundings of an old college. For Mansfield, the rooms with ensuite bathrooms are to be recommended. They are in a modern part of the college. Rooms come with a table, chair, bed and some shelves and watercooker - and that's it. No TV, radio, minibar or safe. Internet is available via cable, and very fast. Beds are single of course, and not well suited for taller travellers.
Written March 23, 2012
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Tripadvisor for Mansfield College. I have only just started to update our tripadvisor page, so I am sorry this response is some time after your visit. Your comments endorse the accommodation that we are trying to provide at Mansfield. We have more traditional twin rooms and the single ensuite rooms are in the two more modern buildings. Since your last visit we now have wifi in all college buildings and accommodation. We have recently built new kitchen facilities. The old Victorian kitchens have been transformed into a new café, bar and terrace called The Crypt. We hope that you will take the opportunity to visit us again in the future. With best wishes from the Mansfield Team.
Written October 30, 2014
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WoodsySouthampton
Ringwood, UK66 contributions
Business
If you fancy staying somewhere clean and tidy, well placed for the Colleges and the Bodlean/Sheldonian etc. then staying in Uni' accommodation at Mansfield is worth a go.

You'll get a comfy bed, tea/coffee making tray, loo and a shower but no TV or hotel feel. Towels changed and room cleaned each day (I was there for 2 days).

My room (1, in the garden building I think it was called) was quiet and warm, and it's a very short stroll in the morning into the College Crypt Cafe' for breakfast. Excellent choice of the usual, full English or pastries / cereals etc.

Walk into the High St. was about 10 min's, and say 20/25 min's to the station. No hills to walk up and down.

There is no parking; I took the train.
Written January 11, 2018
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Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Mansfield, it is always lovely to hear positive comments from our guests and I will be sure to pass these on. We hope to welcome you back to college again in the future. Best wishes The Mansfield Team
Written January 12, 2018
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futtock21
London, UK11,307 contributions
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In 1838 Spring Hill College was set up in Birmingham for non-conformists precluded from an Oxbridge education by a pre-condition of adherence to the Church of England. Only after the University Tests Act 1871 removed this discrimination Spring Hill moved to Oxford in 1886 and was renamed Mansfield College. In 1889 the splendid Victorian buildings which exist today were completed. Originally a men only College it became co-educational in 1913. It became a permanent private hall in 1955 but only achieved full college status in 1955. The college chapel gives the fullest expression to its non-conformity status with a range of stained glass windows and statues dedicated to the likes of Oliver Cromwell and William Penn. Honorary fellows include Jimmy Carter and Shami Chakrabarti.
Written June 16, 2017
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Thank you for taking the time to submit a review for Mansfield College. I am delighted that you have given us four stars, and have included some history of Mansfield. We have recently completed our newest student accommodation building, The Hands Building, which also includes a rather beautiful Lecture Auditorium. I hope that you will come back and see us again. With best wishes The Mansfield Team
Written November 9, 2017
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Martha B
Milwaukee, WI92 contributions
We booked rooms at Mansfield College during the students' summer break. Rooms are large and quite basic, but they were affordable and put us close to much of central Oxford. A full English breakfast is included in the room rate. Book through universityrooms.com.
Written July 31, 2016
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a response for Mansfield. We do offer student style accommodation, but as you say our rooms are usually a good size and we are in a great location! Guests can book through the University Rooms website, or directly through our website. With best wishes The Mansfield Team
Written November 14, 2017
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pmarqueze
Bogota, Colombia33 contributions
I visited oxford this time and found a room at this small and fantastic college. It is a 200 year old college with a very lovely environment. The food is very good and relatively cheap. I loved the college bar. Just stay here, it is not a 5 star hotel indeed but it makes you feel a student again.
Written October 27, 2014
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Thank you for taking the time to review Mansfield, it is lovely to receive feedback. I are delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay with us, and in particular enjoyed our new café, bar and terrace which opened in September 2014. Mansfield is a small college and alongside that we have a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. I hope that you will stay with us again soon. With best wishes from the team at Mansfield.
Written October 30, 2014
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Rose H
Oxford, UK63 contributions
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This college is small but the staff and everyone you meet there are really friendly and always willing to help. The quad and building, although not as grandiose as other Oxford colleges are none-the-less beautiful and atmospheric and the grounds aren't super busy like some of the other colleges since the site is about 5 minutes out of the centre. The food is excellent and really varied. Worth a visit.
Written May 6, 2014
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Dear Guest Thank you for reviewing Mansfield College on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to hear that you found us to be friendly and helpful, and that you thought the food excellent. Mansfield is a small but friendly college, and we are in a great location for easy access to Oxford, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes from the team at Mansfield
Written May 9, 2014
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RubaSkala
Canberra, Australia204 contributions
Business
This college is not designed to accommodate conferences particularly well. On the hottest week in summer it has no air conditioning and windows can't be opened. It's toilet facilities are beyond awful ( men have more opportunity) and the food tried hard but failed. Avoid it.
Written September 6, 2013
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Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay at Mansfield. We have only recently started updating our trip advisor page, so I am sorry I have been unable to address your feedback sooner. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. We offer student style accommodation and unfortunately the weather in the UK is rarely hot enough to warrant the regular use of air conditioning, which is why we haven't installed it throughout college. The widows are designed to restrict from opening fully, as with other guest accommodation this is for health and safety. I'm pleased say that the bathrooms have been refurbished since your last visit and are very modern and of a high standard. The catering team do try hard to provide choice and quality, we do value the opinions of our customers and I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. With best wishes from the team at Mansfield.
Written October 30, 2014
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bunnyhopscotch
48 contributions
Business
I am right now staying at the lodgings in Mansfield College. I've opted for the single room with shared bathroom and toilets.

Positives: Clean, neat and comfortable room. Comfortable mattress. Spacious. The room has a little washbasin inside. Coffee and tea facility. Reasonable price. Very substantial breakfast in beautiful surrounds.

Negatives: Other room guests can be noisy and there is little or no soundproofing. Floor boards squeak loudly each time the people upstairs walk around. Voices can be heard very clearly from room upstairs and corridors etc. Right now, as I type, a couple with a south asian accent are talking very loudly while stomping down the stairs. Last night there was a group of drunken women laughing and squealing, probably returning from a night out? One can literally hear everything that goes on, and the sounds reverberate and echo, creating an almost theatrical effect. Not so good if you wish to rest or sleep.

The best thing? The Porter's Lodge. The people there are wonderfully helpful. You can ask them about anything!

Overall: I would've rated this average, but for the wonderful Porter's Lodge and the substantial breakfast. Hence, this gets a very good rating from me. Especially good if you are on a budget and attending a conference here. Just remember to bring earplugs!
Written September 4, 2013
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Thank you for leaving feedback for us on the Tripadvisor website. I have only just started to update our tripadvisor page, so I am sorry this response is delayed. Thank you for your positive comments, they endorse what we are trying to provide here at Mansfield. Thank you also for your negative comments, all feedback is welcome. We have a mix of traditional and modern accommodation in College. I am sorry that you had a disturbed sleep whilst staying with us. We get a lot of positive feedback about our Porter's! Thank you I will pass this on to them. I hope that you will consider staying at Mansfield again in the future. With best wishes from the Mansfield Team.
Written October 30, 2014
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Astronomer
Oxford63 contributions
The college is more modern than the building's design indicates. A good place to hold a conference but not a tourist destination.
Written December 29, 2012
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Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on Mansfield College. I have only just started to update our tripadvisor page, so I am sorry this response is some time after your visit. You are correct, Mansfield was finished in 1890 and is regarded as amongst the finest work of Victorian architect, Basil Champneys. We are the youngest and smallest of the 39 Oxford Colleges, and have a reputation for successfully combining traditional Oxford with a friendly personality. I am pleased that you thought we were a good conference destination and hope that you will visit us again. With best wishes from the team at Mansfield.
Written October 30, 2014
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