Ratings based on 47 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby Lucie from Surrey
Lovely Boutique HotelPosted Oct 21, 2013
Great hotel, only a short walk ( 5 mins ) into central Oxford. Our room was ready before the 3pm check in, small room but clean and had everything you would need. Hotel staff were efficient and friendly, would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a short city break with a hotel that has character and an excellent restaurant.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Magnificent city centre hotelPosted Oct 21, 2013
Pros: Staff, catering and location are all superlative examples of what a hotel should be.
Cons: They are about to undergo a refit! I could have upgraded to a "bigger double" (if available) but at a huge premium!
Location: Its in Oxford!, within walking distance of just about everything.It is next to St Giles`s Church if you cant stand the sound of bells!
This is a wonderful place to stay. it is expensive, but, for the most part, good value for money.My "standard" double had everything one might need for such a hotel,BUT, the room was very small. It would make a good single room for somebody without a lot of luggage.The breakfast, afternoon teas and dinner were excellent in choice, presentation and service.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Tiny, underfurnished roomsPosted Oct 20, 2013
I have stayed at this hotel twice, and each time I've had a bad experience. It's just not a great hotel, especially for business travellers. The rooms are *tiny*-- a tight fit for one, there is no way two people could be comfotable in this hotel. The room features a desk so small you can't actually work on it; no bureau/chest of drawers for your clothes (should you be the type who likes to unpack); tiny bedside tables that can't hold more than the clock that is the room; and small beds (my room, which was pretty typical, had a double (twin) bed--not a king, and not a queen--just a double). And one pet peeve--why do I have to walk up and down stairs and through the dining room to get to my room? It's another example of feeling so cramped. That said, the amenities are high end, and the staff try very hard to please. But I'll never stay here again.
for Couplesby Jimmy from Naples, Florida
Charming HotelPosted Aug 13, 2013
Pros: Convenient to city - very helpful staff.
Cons: New rooms need some post build adjustments - not much just door latches and details.
Location: Oxford - lots to do and good restaurants.
Parking tricky - few spaces - charming staff. We stayed in the renovated section - comfortable and modern.
for Everyoneby Cheryl from Nottingham
Brilliant for short breakPosted Aug 10, 2013
Pros: Staff and location
Cons: Room very clean and well appointed but a little dark and stuffy
Location: Could hardly be bettered for exploring Oxford
Excellent location. Staff extremely pleasant and helpful. Complimentary guided tour very enjoyable and informative. Room a little noisy from early morning due to workmen. Otherwise no complaints.
for Everyoneby Robert from Alaska, AK
Graduation visitPosted Jul 29, 2013
Pros: Location. Tasteful entrance and decor
Cons: Air conditioning. Residents facilities
Location: Oxford- museums and shopping
Wonderful ambience. Room hot and air conditioning inadequate for the heat wave. Residents have slightly dull private garden . Was disappointed that there no ability to eat in charming front garden. For the price of the room, I would have assumed that residents would have been given priority.
for Everyoneby Alison from Essex, UK
Excellent hotel!Posted Jul 3, 2013
Pros: Its character and location
Cons: Limited parking spaces
Location: Walking distance of the centre of Oxford
We stayed here whilst visiting Oxford for our daughter's graduation. It's a lovely hotel, full of character and was within walking distance of everywhere we needed to go. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately our stay was only a short one so we didn't get to eat in the restaurant but we did have cocktails in the courtyard which were very nice! We would defintely visit again when we are next in Oxford!
for Couplesby A verified traveler from San Francisco
Excellent location in Oxford.Posted Jun 21, 2013
Pros: very nice with traditionl old stone looks but the room and bathroom are modern and clean.
Location: centrally located to be able to walk any colleges in town.
The central location made our stay and visit to many colleges so much easier. We came in around 1pm and was able to park our car with them (depending on the timing, you may not be able to park at the hotel!) so we walked all over the town easily. The hotel staff is very helpful and the room is excellent. We did not have a chance to eat at the hotel, but the restaurant looks great.
Recommendedby Karen from Atlanta
PerfectPosted Jun 4, 2013 on Hotels.com
Amazing that such an ancient structure could be so up to date with luxurious details. We loved everything about it. No complaints whatsoever. I only wish we could have stayed longer. The front dining terrace is a beautiful place to be.
for Everyoneby Bradley from Sydney NSW, Australia
Lovely Oxford Hotel Experience.Posted May 16, 2013
Pros: The Tea + Scones were delicious.
Location: Located next to a Church and slightly outside the city centre.
If you want the Oxford experience I highly recommend this hotel. The building itself is a lovely stone cottage with artwork depicting some iconic Oxford locales in both the common areas and the rooms. The room was a very comfortable size for a single person with a small balcony which i found on my travels to be quite rare. The service and hotel staff were always friendly and accommodating to every request. The location is around 5 min walk to the city centre, which puts you outside the hustle and bustle of the tours and such, and a more tranquil atmosphere. I really can't praise this hotel enough, and I will add that their tea and scones are amazing.