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Iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationOxford Town Hall7 min walk
    Popular LocationCarfax Tower8 min walk
    Popular LocationUniversity Church of St Mary the Virgin12 min walk
    AirportOxford (OXF)14 min drive

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  • Comfy Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 151 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Indulgence Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Cosy Room

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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About this area

Oxford

Located in Oxford's Oxford City Centre neighborhood, The Head of the River is in the city center and on the waterfront. New Theatre Oxford and Ashmolean Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Oxford Castle and Bridge of Sighs. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Oxford Ice Rink or Iffley Road Track.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Oxford Town Hall - 7 min walk
  • Carfax Tower - 8 min walk
  • University Church of St Mary the Virgin - 12 min walk
  • Oxford Castle - 12 min walk
  • Radcliffe Camera - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Oxford Station - 17 min walk
  • AirportOxford (OXF) - 14 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Head of the River — 1 min walk
  • G&D’s — 5 min walk
  • Bear Inn — 8 min walk
  • Formosan Tea Bar — 8 min walk
  • The Chequers — 8 min walk

About this property

The Head of the River

Riverwalk Oxford inn in Oxford City Centre, walk to University of Oxford
This smoke-free inn features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a garden. WiFi in public areas is free. All 20 rooms offer free WiFi, espresso makers, and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Free bottled water, hair dryers, and showers are among the other amenities that guests will find.
The Head of the River offers 20 accommodations with espresso makers and complimentary bottled water. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–11 AM: GBP 11.5 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Free cribs/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 11.5 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available

Property is also known as

Head River
Head River Inn
Head River Inn Oxford
Head River Oxford
Head Of The River Hotel Oxford
The Head of the River Inn
The Head of the River Oxford
The Head of the River Inn Oxford

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Head of the River and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Head of the River offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Head of the River cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The Head of the River pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Head of the River?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at The Head of the River?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM–11 PM.
What time is check-out at The Head of the River?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is The Head of the River located?
Located in Oxford City Centre, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of University of Oxford and Christ Church College. New Theatre Oxford and Oxford Castle are also within 15 minutes. Oxford Station is 17 minutes by foot.
4.2
Very Good
389 reviews
5 - Excellent
171
4 - Good
156
3 - Okay
35
2 - Poor
23
1 - Terrible
4

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Room OK. Staff friendly and helpful. Great location, 10 minutes walk to city centre. Easy 25 min walk fron Redbridge Park and ride. Fabulous cooked breakfast.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
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We really liked the set up and the themed room. Didn't know it was above a pub when booked but definitely a plus for the experience. The place was clean and comfy.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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Nice room, good location & tasty breakfast included.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
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Lovely beautiful little place. Fantastic to wKe up to a dinner on the river. Staff are lovely too. Only thing I’d mention is: 1. Sound travels - we had a very close relationship with the room above ours 2. If you open the window bugs from the river fly in. They give you a wonderful fan to counter act that but does mean the room can be a bit hot on hotter days! Apart from that - absolutely brilliant
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020