Ratings based on 46 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.2 Service & staff
3.0 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Jane from Lincoln
very cold nightPosted May 30, 2013
Pros: City centre location, lots of good restaurants nearby
Cons: Cold, unwelcoming. Could not find my booking for a long time!
At £100 per night I felt this was very poor value for money. The room was very cold (unusually bad weather for that time of the year) and there was no way to put on heating. The noise from the pub below was loud quite late at night. Breakfast was poor.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
too cold for comfortPosted May 22, 2013 on Hotels.com
I had the misfortune of staying in Oxford during the coldest snap in recent years, and the hotel staff left before I could ask them to turn up the heat. The room, while charming, would have been better if the carpet had smelled clean. The shower was either freezing or scalding. But the staff was very nice and helpful, as well as apologetic for anything that went wrong.
for Couplesby Milliemoo from Wiltshire, UK
Ideal for a base if going to the theatrePosted Apr 27, 2013
Pros: The fact it was so old, but decor did not reflect it.
Cons: Only 2 milk pots (single serve) but loads of tea bags/coffee sachets?!
Location: Ideal for walk into town. Traffic noise very noticeable (room5) until early hours.
Smaller than the Expedia picture made out. May have been a 4* when given the status in 2006, but now a bit of a tired 3*. Service was nice, polite and nothing an effort. Not a place for tall (6' +) as being an old building it had very low ceilings. My husband felt he was on a boat as room sloped noticeably. Quirky. However, bathroom decor not in keeping with the type of property and seemed a little bizzare being in a glitzy walled room, with wooden beams?? Full breakfast was good. Few options if you did not want a full cooked breakfast or are vegetarian. Parking was ok. Again, not as much as Expedia made out but got a space. Ideal location for town, walking distance. Ideal for a one or two night stay. Our room (5) was by the main road and as country folk not used to traffic, we were up early, but it was really quiet during the early hours.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Apr 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Good place to stayPosted Mar 13, 2013
Pros: lovely friendly staff, good breakfast, large room, very good location, rooms newly decorated and clean. Cons: Heating on a timer so I couldn't turn it up down myself when I wanted. Wifi quite slow. Would stay again.
for Shoppingby Paul
Posted Mar 4, 2013 on Hotels.com
for Everyoneby Visitor
Historic pub, nice atmospherePosted Oct 28, 2012
Authentic place, with a real friendly family feel. You'll need to be fit to get through some of the corridors. Very friendly and helpful staff.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
old black horse inn reviewPosted Sep 16, 2012
Pros: great food and service
Cons: the small shower and cramped room because of the roof slopes, it could be different for different rooms though
Location: its so close to st.clements bus stop..and 10-15 min walk to city centre..
The room we lived was quite fine but we felt it a bit cramped with sloping roofs into the room, and also a shower place which was quite inadequate, the hotel is really clean, room facilities are good but we didn't get the heaters to work, we didn't need it though..room has a TV set, we didn't use it as we were mostly out. The location of the inn is great as it is just 5 min walk from St.Clements bus stop. The break fast was basic but really tasty and filling we feel, the pub is a great one.. we would recommend it positively...
for Couplesby Ian
Good location...howeverPosted Sep 2, 2012 on Hotels.com
Great location however for the price it was very poor accommodation. The breakfast was very good but that is where it stopped. Would not recommend
close to centre, and parking availablePosted Aug 22, 2012 on Hotels.com
We found this pub excellent for our needs. Close to centre and parking available which is a huge bonus. Room was clean, bed comfy and breakfast fine. You have to remember to mind your head, but what do you expect in an old pub. We would definitely book again if staying in Oxford.