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The Head of the River

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Went to their 'soft opening' to test out the refurbishment. Can highly recommend it! First went to this pub nearly 40 years ago so a trip down memory lane and wasn't disappointed! Stylish bars, great staff, good food and a very comfy bed in which to retire too! Stayed in the Dudley Moore room which is snug but well thought...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved my stay at the Head of the River. As a Narnia fan, it was a real treat to stay in the CS Lewis room. I enjoyed the gorgeous decor, comfortable bed and fabulous service. I ate in the restaurant each evening, and enjoyed my meals. I hope to return sometime soon.

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Sinsheim
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Location was good, the room not well soundproofed, not enough light and no sockets near a mirror. I couldn't open a window but had airconditioning. Good service because I had a coffee machine, a kettle, lots of tea bags, coffee capsules, biscuits which were replaced every day, plus complimentary water bottles. Moreover they offer complimentary cosmetic products. Breakfast was very...

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 19, 2017

We stayed here for one night on January 13th. We booked this because it was close to a restaurant where we were having a company dinner, and specifically booked a premium rate to get the parking included. On receiving the confirmation, the hotel had charged a higher rate than had been advertised on hotels.com. I called immediately, and was advised...

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 17, 2017

More than satisfied with our overnight stay at the Head of the River. Friendly helpful staff and comfortable bed what else do you need. Property overall in need of a refurb which is planned for the next couple of months

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Camden Park Nsw
Reviewed January 16, 2017

This is a great stay with friendly staff the food is also great overall this exceeded my expectations and highly recommend staying at Head of the River loved the rooms and the breakfast kept me going all day a must do on anyone's list

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 16, 2017

We booked into the hotel for 1 night. Lovely setting and hotel on first glance. We didn't realise that the hotel was about to be closed for a re vamp. It felt like the hotel was closing in 3 days so we have given up.. We called the day before to check something only to be told we weren't booked...

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Groningen
Reviewed January 15, 2017

I didn'n think it was very good, but it was good. Which I think is better than average. But not being able to have breakfast before 8.30 was really disappointing and in fact bit of a problem (that couln't be met by having a sandwich on the way to my conference!). Most of the personnel were really very friendly.

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Boronia
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Chose to stay here on a whim because of the decor, and the location on the river. Upon arrival was greeted warmly, I was a couple of hours early so the gentleman offered to hold my bags while I explored for a while. Upon checking in I was taken up to my room and shown the ins and outs, then...

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Located by the river, it has a great view. Very welcoming staff. The room has everthing you need, it is very clean and decorated to high standards. The breakfast has everything you could want and more. The restaurant has a excellent menue with great good.

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about The Head of the River

Address: Folly Bridge | St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 4LB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: $164 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Head of the River 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Request room overlooking the river”
 of 5 bubbles SueLud, Jan 16, 2017 | Read review
“did not stay.”
 of 5 bubbles K2583RGpaulw, Jan 5, 2017 | Read review
“Tolkien room has superb views to the Thames.”
 of 5 bubbles jandros357, Dec 13, 2016 | Read review
“Top floors are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Swedishtomcat, Nov 27, 2016 | Read review
“Room 9 was lovely but they are all decorated differently so let them surprise you!”
 of 5 bubbles Hindlemo, Oct 4, 2016 | Read review
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