It was tough to decide whether to give this bed and breakfast a poor or average rating as I don't want to seem harsh, but I have rated it poor because I thought about my first impressions on arriving and also whether I would go back or recommend it, which I don't think I would.
I stayed for one night quite recently. The guest house is eays to find and conveniently located close to a bus stop. If you want walking distance to the city centre then this isn't for you, but the buses run very frequently and get you there swiftly. There is a car park which can be hard to find in Oxford so that is a plus.
The room was probably what I found the most disappointing. It just looked quite tired and when I walked in I didn't think "Oh wow how nice" but more just "Oh...". I think because of the older furniture and the marked paintwork it made the room look a bit dirty, but I'm sure it probably wasn't. There was an en suite which was fine, but again did need updating and sprucing up. There was a hospitality tray and kettle, but not too much space if you wanted to put clothing away. The road noise at night unfortunately meant I didn't sleep well at all. The room was facing the road and the 'pillow end' of the bed was actually against the window (!) so that probably didn't help. Maybe other rooms are better, but if you can't sleep with noise, I wouldn't recommend rooms at the front! The road does have traffic all night.
The breakfast was nice and that's what I would say gives this place plus points. There were some cereals to choose from to start, and then there was a choice of cooked breakfast or eggs and toast and this was tasty.
The landlady was polite and friendly but didn't really chat much. I think overall, I found the decor a bit of a let down and the room I was in was too noisy. I have stayed in several B&Bs all over the country, but for the price I don't think this was worth it in comparision to the others.
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