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Richmond Hotel
Ranked #37 of 44 Hotels in Oxford
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Reviewed April 22, 2007

I have been going to the Richmond hotel for the last five years I have never ever faced any problem at all either with the staff or the rooms .
The breakfast is very nice they offer English and Lebanese breakfast both are very teasty plus a selection of cereal .
The hotel is located in a nice and safe area very close to the city centre .
I was very upset when I read the "Dreadful, don't go there." Review I am sure that the review was over the top I have recommended this hotel for too many people and they did the same but non of them had any problem at all they all said its cheap, clean, and has an easy access to the Oxford University Press, Oxford Refugee Centre, City Centre and too many other important places.
Therefore I strongly recommend this hotel for any one would like to visit oxford .

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  • Stayed April 2007, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 28, 2007

Finding a place to stay in Oxford without spending ludicrous amount of money is becoming more and more difficult.
When we decided to look for a hotel to stay over after my wife's Christmas party at the Randolph, we booked at the Richmond hotel for £50 B&B as
1) it was located within walking distance to the Randolph and
2) the quaint, friendly and serving good breakfast St. Michael's Guest House, where we stayed at the year before was unfortunately fully booked.

Anyway, the hotel is located above the Al-Shami Lebanese Restaurant in the very trendy Jericho area of Oxford.

To check-in, you need to go in the restaurant and ask at the bar for your keys. It's all a bit chaotic as they're trying to juggle food plates, people waiting to be seated and guests checking in upstairs so it feels very much like you're being a nuisance. Anyway, they do take the time to make you pay for the room in advance, something I'm always very wary about.

The room is down a dark corridor, large-ish with unplastered brick walls, a big Mona Lisa poster facing a huge mirror on the opposite wall. There's also a desk and a small TV. The view off the large windows is on Oxford's synagogue.

The bed is very small and terribly uncomfortable... pretty much as if you're sleeping on the floor really!

The en-suite bathroom is obviously an afterthought as they cut out a chunk of the room with cheap plasterboard to fit in this tiny shower room. It was very damp and smelly and the shower had a mould infestation I've never seen before... Absolutely terrible.

Anyway, after all this, we were hoping that the breakfast included would show off the skills of the Al-Shami kitchen staff (which is apparently quite good). We arrived in the restaurant room and we were asked by the most unpleasant waiter to sit down and to go and help ourselves... to a table full of mini packets of cereal.
After a while, he came back and offered us coffee and tea and toasts. That was it.

Needless to say, we were quick to leave this place and vowed never to come back, even for a meal at the restaurant. This is probably my worst hotel experience. Dreadful, don't go there.

Stayed December 2006
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Property: Richmond Hotel
Address: 25 Walton Crescent | Jericho, Oxford OX1 2JG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
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