We'd been warned about the nightmare of having a car in Oxford so chose this hotel for its location, a £6 taxi ride to Magdalen College but far enough away to offer some peace and quiet as well as the need for easy parking for two nights. Reception staff were all very friendly, helpful and efficient. Check-in took less than 60 seconds! Our ground floor room overlooking the main car park and close to the dining room proved to be much quieter than I feared when I saw where it was. In any event it was convenient because we had a lot of luggage for a month long holiday. Neither the hotel or the room are anything special but the bathroom had been renovated and everything we needed was there. The hotel provides a choice of cooked breakfast included in the price which seemed reasonable. It's never going to win any prizes but it's cost effective.
As a bonus, a half a mile stroll down the quiet lane from the hotel is the Prince of Wales pub which provides not just lovely meals (we eat there both nights), but is especially great value and the hosts are the most friendly I’ve ever encountered in a pub.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set within the tranquil village of Iffley with the River Thames a mere 5 minute stroll from the venue, Hawkwell is a slice of country charm with the convenience of a city and major road networks on the doorstep. 2010 saw an extensive bedroom refurbishment. Guests can now enjoy contemporary bedrooms with modern bathroom facilities, complimentary wireless internet, flat screen TVs with Sky HD, welcome tea/coffee trays and complimentary toiletries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hawkwell Hotel Iffley