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White House View Guest House
Ranked #73 of 85 Oxford B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Staff were very helpful. The building is tired and the rooms are simple and basic, with very small bathrooms. They lacked room lockers/safe and a desk. However, the location is excellent for visiting the city centre in Oxford and the rooms were very good value-for-money. The breakfast was good value.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Good location within eas6y walking distance of central Oxford plus right next to bus stops for Oxford Station and out to the Park & Ride car park. Clean. Good breakfast (if limited choice). Owners friendly. Room was tiny, though, especially the en suite facilities (I have been in larger wardrobes!) and nobody was there when we arrived in the pouring rain at 7.00 pm (so had to phone and wait in the rain until someone came to open the place!) Mattress was very poor and did not sleep that well. Served its purpose and well located for where we needed but two nights were enough for us.

Room Tip: There are two downstairs rooms which saves having to climb up the narrow stairs with cases etc. Also...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in August 2013 and had a generally enjoyable experience. We had a room on the third floor in the back of the house; the room was very tiny, only being able to fit the bed and a wardrobe, as was the bathroom, but we didn't mind as we weren't planning on being in our room very much. The bed was very comfortable, the room and bathroom were clean, and we didn't have any problems with the wifi.

The owners were also very pleasant and accommodating; we had emailed two months ago to say we might be checking in late and forgot to email back to say we would be in on time, so they weren't expecting us so early but were able to get the room ready for us within 10 minutes. Breakfast is served a little early if you want to sleep in, but it's complimentary and homemade, very delicious. When we were there, guests were quiet so we didn't have any noise issues at night. The hotel is also just a ten minute walk from the city center.

Overall we had a nice stay; my only issue was with the shower. The door was broken and we were told that during the day someone would be in to fix it but no one did, so it was very difficult to maneuver in the already cramped bathroom, but it in no way ruined our stay - it was just a little annoying.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Enjoyed our stay at the White House Guest House, It was very clean, beds were comfortable, Breakfast very nice, Handy for city centre, Quiet Location and Very nice owners. If we were to visit again we would stay here.
Regards,
Dave and Janet, Harrogate

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

My first impression of this guest house was not great, as I noticed a cracked pane of glass on the front door which had been patched by some tape ! This unfortunately ,set the tone for the rest of the place. My friend and I had booked for 2 nights, it was our first visit to Oxford and whilst we didn't expect 5 star luxury, as we appreciate the fact it was a B&B, we did expect a certain standard of cleanliness. Our room, on first appearance looked ok but there were stains on the carpets, the walls and later on, my friend discovered a stain on her pillow....not acceptable ! The bathroom was tiny and the shower a total disaster as it went from scolding hot to freezing cold ! All this for £85 a night ! The only saving grace was the breakfast, which was surprisingly good. The staff were pleasant and friendly and it wasn't too far from the centre of Oxford, though I think it is more of a 20 minute walk rather than 10 mins as stated.This place could have been great , but is sadly being run as just suitable for passing trade, without bothering about repeat business.....Shame!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

we stayed here because hotels in Oxford were quite expensive. this b&b is within walking distance of the main attractions, restaurants etc. the rooms were decent and clean. breakfast was cooked to order and was also fine. the owners were v nice. they looked after our baggage when wr went away for a night and made sure they left us a key for the next nite. would consider staying there again.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

When visiting a folk club housed in the Folly Bridge Inn we were delighted to find a Guest House very close!!!
The rooms looked clean enough though small. the bed comfy, the bathroom very 'cosy!' with a good shower.
The breakfast was poor - very over cooked egg, slightly undercooked bacon, soggy hash brown and hard beans. Served between 7:45 and 9am only - even though weekend!
The proprieter was ALWAYS behind us!! every time we left/entered the front door he was lurking behind the door!! very disconcerting!!!
At £80 per night it was not cheap and definitely not worth the money!

Room Tip: Room 6 had a good bed - room 7 did not!! downstairs front looked biggest but may have had 3 beds in...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: 9 White House Road | Grandpont, Oxford OX1 4PA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
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Ranked #73 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Oxford
Price Range: $83 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — White House View Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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