We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

The Ridings Guest House

Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Agoda to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
The Ridings Guest House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 48: English reviews
Arundel, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We arrived and entered The Ridings Guest House unsure as to what we would find due to previous reviews being so mixed but we're pleasantly surprised to find that the room was a good size with Television on the wall and wardrobes, chest of drawers and 2 armchairs. The bathroom was compact but adequate with a good supply of hot... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jwyl2240
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
106 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This guest house is 20 minutes walk from the centre and has parking so is convenient for a trip to the city. Breakfast is not included in the price making it compare favourably with other properties when looking, this is very apparent when booking. The shower was not very powerful and felt like standing under a watering can full of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Helen B

Travelers are raving about these Oxford hotels

Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

I would not highly recommend this because I was never truly comfortable here. The room was okay, but needed a little cleaning. The bathroom was a little dirty, and neighbors were noisy. I felt uncomfortable often. I was grateful for the wifi, the tv, and a place to stay. The hot pot was gross though and it's a little bit... More 

Helpful?
Thank Madilyn H
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

My daughter booked a one night stay here over the phone and spoke to a lady who was very helpful.As I am disabled she booked the fround floor double room ,gave her card payment details and was told the room was paid for and that she would recieve a conformation e mail.A few days later ahe realised the money hadnt... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sue W
Level Contributor
26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

This Bnb was awful! The place smelt of cabbage, it was dark and dingy. My rooms was horrendous... The floor has clumbs of dirt/hair/ dust over it, the sink had hair in the plug hole and therefore filled up with trying to wash! The spoon for the tea was dirty! The walls were filthy. Blood spots on the sheets!! Radiator... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cheryldilley
Level Contributor
50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

A modern cosy little B&B, with a very comfortable bed.Small bathroom but everything you need for a night away and close to the centre of Oxford at half the price of others we looked into.Pleasant and friendly owner ,who sorted the minor problems immediately. Would definitely recommend

Helpful?
Thank Beverley W
South Wales UK
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

after reading some negative reviews we were a little concerned abut what we would find on arrival but our concerns quickly dissolved as the welcome we had was vey friendly the room was rather small but very neat and clean the same can be said about the bathroom but the location was excellent,the buses were numerous but we chose to... More 

Helpful?
Thank GillandBryn
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Small room but that was expected (number 2) The bathroom is long and narrow, space seems to have been claimed from the room itself. The room was warm, the bathroom a little chilly. Overall good value for the price in the area If you have a a tough time with noise, Be aware the cars pass by very close and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kamran K
Montrouge, France
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

First of all, the manager is really kind and nice. As I was initially not sure to stay with friends or in hotel during my two days sojourn in Oxford, I booked the first night at the Ridings and the second one later, in another guest house which happened to be also managed by him. So I have been offered... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rob-Strat
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Our room was very basic, twin beds and extremely cold. There was a skylight window which other rooms overlooked so we were confined to one end of the room to get undressed etc. We didn't have breakfast so cannot comment on the food. The location was good for pubs and bus into main town.

Helpful?
Thank Julie B
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

15 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (14)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Oxford hotels
0.4 mi away
Newton House
Newton House
#32 of 44 in Oxford
3.5 of 5 stars 181 reviews
0.1 mi away
Green Gables
Green Gables
#36 of 84 in Oxford
3.5 of 5 stars 125 reviews
0.5 mi away
White House View Guest House
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Lakeside Guest House
Lakeside Guest House
#19 of 84 in Oxford
4.5 of 5 stars 184 reviews
1.5 mi away
The Oxford Osney Arms
The Oxford Osney Arms
#26 of 84 in Oxford
4.0 of 5 stars 115 reviews
0.4 mi away
Sportsview Guest House
Sportsview Guest House
#51 of 84 in Oxford
3.0 of 5 stars 140 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Ridings Guest House

Address: 280 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4TA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: $98 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ridings Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, Odigeo, Priceline, Travelocity and Agoda so you can book your The Ridings Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay