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“Almost Hogwarts....” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Keble College
Ranked #2 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Copenhagen, Denmark
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17 reviews
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“Almost Hogwarts....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed in a quadruple in the old section, overlooking the quad. Two connected rooms with en suite. Very well designed and with a perfect ambience of tradition and academic life. Made you want to go to uni again.... And the Dining hall was pure Hogwarts! Great experience, and a very good breakfast as well. Very friendly and helpful staff. Perfectly located.
Not the cheapest option perhaps, but an experience out of the ordinary. Highly recomended.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank SusMars
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a hen weekend and I thought it was the perfect venue. Having a taste of what studying at Oxford would be like. Complete with a wonderful breakfast in the main hall and a lovely bar for evening drinks.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

My wife and I stayed in one of the dorms in Keble College and really enjoyed it. Our room was on the second floor facing the quad with a really nice view. The staff helped us with our luggage since we were on the second floor. Eating breakfast which was really good was located in the Great Hall which is an experience in itself. It is a short walk into town which will take less then 10 minutes.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Great location. Fairly basic accommodation but as expected. Comfortable and clean. Amazing location (quad facing rooms). Breakfast in the Great Hall was an interesting experience. All staff very helpful and polite (especially good booking experience with staff from the porters lodge). Our family visitors from abroad (first time in UK) thought it was wonderful. Recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Was visiting Oxford with my two daughters because one is interested in studying in the UK. I opted to stay in the dorms so that she might have a taste of the university experience. So glad I did. We rented two adjoining rooms with ensuite bathroom in the old building that overlooks the quad. Check in was a breeze, everyone was very helpful, rooms were comfortable, and the breakfast in the great hall was memorable. I would also recommend Oxford Walking Tours that leaves from Trinity gates.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed for only one night in this amazingly historical place with a friend. We had requested a twin room and were given 2 single adjoining rooms with a shared small bathroom in the new building. The bedrooms were small and spartan but very clean and adequate and a full complement of toiletries and tea making facilities provided. We were there on a Monday night and it was very quiet all night.

Seeing the Quad for the first time certainly had the "wow" factor.

Location to museums etc is great and the Hop-on, Hop-off bus stop number 15 is about 100 metres up the road (away from the town centre) - well worth buying a ticket late in the afternoon and doing the full circuit then using it the next day, getting on and off as desired.

It was a good time to stay at Keble College as the weather was not too warm. The staff and students were all helpful, knowledgeable and polite. I would happily stay there again to soak up more of the atmosphere. The Great Hall made me feel like I was at Hogwarts.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australia
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We booked to stay here just one night and requested a room either on the ground floor or with an elevator as this college only has 1 wing with an elevator. My friend finds stairs quite difficult to manage plus we had heavy baggage. Our request was met and we were warmly welcomed. Some of the students work there over vacation and a charming young man showed us to our room which were two adjoining with a shared bathroom. Rooms were very clean and comfortable although a little stark. A welcoming tray of various teas and coffee plus biscuits and bottled water was supplied.
The breakfast however although served in the majestic Great hall was below average but was made up for by the breathtaking atmosphere of the venue. Would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone looking to stay in Oxford

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Keble College
Address: Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
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Ranked #2 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Keble College, founded in 1870, is one of Oxfords architectural landmarks located in the heart of the City.Venture behind the college walls and stay as a bed and breakfast guest at Keble. Discover stunning tranquil quads and inspiring architecture whilst staying in a comfortable study bedroom.All bedrooms include tea and coffee making facilities, towels, toiletries and free WiFi points. Bedrooms are serviced daily. To complete your college experience, relax and enjoy a cooked or continental breakfast served in our magnificent Gothic dining hall, Oxford's longest Hall, before setting off to explore Oxford's City Centre. ... more   less 
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