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Vanbrugh House Hotel

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This historic home from home in the centre of Oxford was partly designed by John Vanbrugh in the 18th century. Vanbrugh is known for his bold and daring architectural style along with masterpieces such as Blenheim Palace (just 20 minutes away by car). Small and intimate yet intensely stylish, the Vanbrugh House Oxford Hotel’s 22 charming rooms and suites fuse eclectic design and comfort with enchanting historic features. From wooden beams to panelled walls and exquisite fireplaces each of our 22 beautiful hotel rooms houses an original feature of the building. This chic, individually run boutique hotel in Oxford, is intimate, relaxed and refreshingly informal. Our discreet and personalised service allows you to unwind and feel at home. In our rooms enjoy complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, Smart TVs along with Nespresso coffee machines, rainfall showers and fine Egyptian cotton bed linen for a beautiful night’s sleep.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Minibar
Non-Smoking Rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Boutique
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Grade: 100 out of 100
213Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
104Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
870Reviews
555Photos
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Admittedly we only stayed one night, and we recognise that quality hotels are thin on the ground in central Oxford. But £159 for the room, with no breakfast available, a bed that sloped into the middle, with the adjacent hotel front door opening and closing for much of the
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The hotel and weekend in Oxford was chosen and paid for by our son as a Christmas present, and what a great choice it was. The hotel is centrally located only a 10 minute walk from the railway station and close to the major attractions, shopping and restaurants. We arrived at
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Response from Vanbrugh House H, Manager at Vanbrugh House Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Gunner706, It was a pleasure to welcome you to Vanbrugh House Hotel and appreciate your comments regarding your recent visit. We are happy that we were able to delight you during your visit. Thank you for highlighting the genuine and warm hospitality delivered by our team and will ensure to share your kind words with everyone. Once again, thank you for feedback and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Nimisha Passi Rooms Division Manager Vanbrugh House Hotel
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This hotel could be so nice! Unfortunately we didn't have the best experience with our overall stay. I'd emailed the hotel before we arrived, explaining the stay was part of a Christmas present for my boyfriend and coukd they provide either a bottle of prosecco and champagne in
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Response from Vanbrugh House H, Manager at Vanbrugh House Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Shannone1991, Thank you for choosing to stay at Vanbrugh House Hotel and providing your honest feedback. I am indeed concerned if we came short of meeting your expectations and rest assured that each comment you mentioned has been reviewed with all the related management of the concerned teams and investigated in detail for process and product rectifications where ever possible. The experience you described is not characteristic of the level of service our team strive to deliver. Providing the highest level of hospitality is our number one priority and we sincerely apologise for falling short of meeting your expectations. Please rest assured that all your valuable comments have been taken up very seriously. As a teachable moment, we have shared your feedback with the appropriate hotel team to ensure the necessary guidelines are in place to prevent the issues from occurring in the future. We do hope that you will give us the opportunity of welcoming you back, and amending your latest views, in the not too distant future. Kind regards, Nimisha Passi Rooms Division Manager Vanbrugh House Hotel
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We had the opportunity to stay at the Vanbrugh in Jan 2019 and had an amazing time. We stayed in the Vanbrugh Suite (having got a 15% discount from the hotel) and were gifted a free minibar as part of the deal. The hotel is perfectly located in Central Oxford a stone's throw
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Response from Vanbrugh House H, Manager at Vanbrugh House Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Adventure40426645648, We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at Vanbrugh House Hotel and we were able to meet and exceed your expectations through our services. It is very heartening to receive such wonderful response and I have shared the same with the team. In case your travel brings you back to Oxford, we will be delighted to have you stay with us again. Warm regards, Nimisha Passi Rooms Division Manager Vanbrugh House Hotel
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We wanted somewhere nice and central in Oxford and this hotel definitely provided that. But....we did experience a number of issues. Firstly, the lady on reception was a bit robotic. Asking questions but not overly interested in the answers! Then we were shown to our room.
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Response from Vanbrugh House H, Manager at Vanbrugh House Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear stanleyjohnno, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. I am really pleased that the hotel and its location were to your liking. I am disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your breakfast next door at Bill's. We have recently partnered with Bill's, and so far we have only had great response from our guests. Other concerns that you have mentioned will be discussed in our team meeting, and addressed wherever necessary. We appreciate and value your feedback and we hope you give us another chance to make your stay as best as it can be. Kind regards, Nimisha Passi Rooms Division Manager Vanbrugh House Hotel
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I don't remember offhand - we didn't need laundry done at this point in our trip. I doubt that a hotel this small would offer laundry services themselves, but I am confident they would be able to accommodate you somehow.
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Is there parking available
Hi Nyxtian, Thank you for your question. Having such a central location in the very heart of Oxford, we have no car park at the hotel. However, there is Worcester Street car park only a few minutes walk away. We are also close to all major road and rail links. We hope to see you at Vanbrugh House Hotel in the future. Kind regards David Robinson General manager
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The room that we had during our stay only had enough room for the one large bed
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Hi Margaret, Thank you for getting in touch. At this present time we have not got air conditioning at Vanbrugh House due to restrictions in regards to being a listed property. We do however provide fans in the rooms for the warmer months. If there is anything else we can assist you with, please do not hesitate to ask. Kind regards David Robinson General Manager
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Hi Jacob, Due to the size of the hotel we dont really do discounts on group bookings. What month and how many rooms were you looking to book? Kind regards David
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"Get a room away from the front door."
"Amazing boutique hotel in the heart of oxford"
"Steep steps so maybe lower rooms, but will be noisy"
"Ask for a room away from St Michaels Street"
"We stayed in a nice larger room - The Nicholas Hawksmore"
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PRICE RANGE
$170 - $548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandOxford
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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