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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“One of Oxfords BEST locations - we loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Buttery Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
The Buttery Hotel
Ranked #24 of 83 Oxford B&B and Inns
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of Oxfords BEST locations - we loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2011

Slap bang in the middle of Oxford, within sight of The Bodlean Library and 2 or 3 colleges, this really is such a great location. Our room was on the front but we had no real problems with noise and any noise was the pay off for being right in the middle of the action. It was great to have the room as an easily accessible bolt hole to pick stuff up/ drop stuff off, on an ad-hoc basis. It's over a cafe where you can sit out with a coffee and cake on Broad St and watch the world go by, and not get ripped off despite the lovely location.
Breakfast was good - plenty of cereals and pastries as well as the full English (but the mushrooms were disappointing). The room was clean and had everything you'd need. The communal stair areas aren't pretty and there's no lift, but hey, it's a small price to pay to stay in such a convenient place.
There's no parking (often the case in Oxford) but do some research as when we went you could use the Thornhill park-and-ride and leave the car for up to 72 hours. Don't even think of leaving your car in a town centre car park!
We've had several trips to Oxford as our daughter is at uni there, and stayed in some pretty poor places. We wish we'd found this place before. We'll be back!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Sarah B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

357 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    75
    173
    70
    26
    13
See reviews for
67
125
54
74
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (90)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London
Level Contributor
25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2011

This hotel/B&B is slap in the middle of Oxford, on Broad Street. The location is superb. The rooms are large (esp. considering this is a listed building), spotlessly clean, and generally well appointed with desk, chairs, and that wonderful british institution 'tea and coffee making facilities'. I found the staff helpful, and appreciated the flat-screen TV with freeview. A few problems... the wifi was intermittent, there are many steep stairs (I didn't have a problem with this, but some guests might find it very difficult), and the breakfast was pretty average. Also the rooms were rather hot and stuffy.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Britontherails
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2011

I stayed at the Buttery for a long weekend with my boyfriend and we really liked it. I hadn't been to Oxford before and wasn't sure what would be the best place to stay, and I'm so glad we went for the Buttery! It's a really cute little place with lots of character and very cosy. The location is perfect as well, it's right in the centre! We thought it was very good value for money over all.

Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank nicichan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2011

The location of this hotel is fantastic. On Broad Street right where you want to be if you need to be central, and a very short walk from Gloucester Green Bus Station.

The rooms are good - clean, a decent size, nice furnishings and the bathroom has a reasonably sized shower, but beware if you are on the top floor and have a heavy suitcase. The stairs are narrow and steep.

The reception staff are friendly and helpful as were the breakfast buffet attendants.

A very good all round hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank LizaBee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
246 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2011

This is one of 2 Buttery Hotels I stayed at, the other at Woodstock.

From the moment I made the booking, the friendliness and professionalism just shone through.

The reception at both hotels is genuine and friendly.

The rooms are more than comfortable and the breakfast (included) is a good start to the day.

None of the rooms was pokey, all were large and ensuite perfect.

If you are either in Oxford or Woodstock, stay there. Lovely.

Room Tip: Just rely on the staff. All the rooms are good.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Khunant
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2011

To start with, you wont get a better location than this. Right on Broad street, opposite balliol college, incredibly central.

The room itself was quaite pleasant: large and well appointed and with a very comfortable bed. No complaints at all, and in fact was quite pleased with that. Between the location and the room, that makes it recommendation-worthy righ there.

The bathroom was spacious and with good water pressure, but built for midgets. Why place a showerhead on the wall so only people under 5'8 can use it? Why place the mirror so low on the wall?

Biggest complaint: no idea what the breakfasts are like because the 'free' breakfast ended extremely early and the prices for a paid breakfast are high and uncompetitive.

All that said, there are some questionable hotels in Oxford, and this is one of the best I have stayed in without jumping into a higher price range. Not perfect, but certainly worthwhile.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Tseel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London England
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2011

From the outside The Buttery eatery at ll Broad Street Oxford looks attractive and welcoming. However, anyone thinking of grabbing themselves a quick, short, and modest lunch will be well advised to check the menu and the inside wall board/menu for prices before they commit themselves to ordering food. If you don't do that, then you will be uncomfortably surprised, if not shocked, at the completely rip-off prices they bill you or eating in.

Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
2 Thank spot123455
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Buttery11, General Manager at The Buttery Hotel, responded to this review, May 26, 2011
As you mention our prices are clearly listed on our black boards (as well as our menus) which indicate the prices for both eat in and take away. Customers are required to pay at the time of placing their order so are fully aware of the cost of their meal before they receive it. A closer look at fellow cafes along Broad Street and the surrounding area in the city centre would show our prices to be equal if not better.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Oxford hotels
0.4 mi away
Mercure Eastgate Oxford
0.1 mi away
Vanbrugh House Hotel
Vanbrugh House Hotel
#3 of 44 in Oxford
4.5 of 5 bubbles 640 reviews
0.4 mi away
Royal Oxford Hotel
Royal Oxford Hotel
#18 of 44 in Oxford
4.0 of 5 bubbles 623 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Old Bank Hotel
Old Bank Hotel
#1 of 44 in Oxford
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,140 reviews
0.7 mi away
Ethos Hotel & Caffe
Ethos Hotel & Caffe
#22 of 44 in Oxford
4.0 of 5 bubbles 482 reviews
0.1 mi away
Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Buttery Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Buttery Hotel

Property: The Buttery Hotel
Address: 11-12 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 83 B&Bs / Inns in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Buttery Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on Broad Street, surrounded by historic University Colleges, The Buttery welcomes you to enjoy the wonders of Oxford from its central location. The Buttery provides bed and breakfast accommodation in a choice of rooms, all en-suite and decorated in a neutral style with light colours, some also with original fireplaces. We are in easy walking distance of a number of museums, theatres, the main shopping areas as well as variety of restaurants and pubs. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, Travelocity, Book Direct Rooms, Cheap Tickets, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your The Buttery Hotel 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