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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a very convenient location, being an easy walk from the station and right on the river. It is an old building and some of the decor is quirky and sometimes dated, but it is a refreshing change from the bland sameness of the hotel chains. It is not particularly cheap, but the price is all inclusive,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Conveniently located near the train station and on the banks of the river. Staff were very pleasant, room was dated but comfortable, reasonably quiet location. Wifi was a bit spotty. Has a nice bar - but beer was not chilled.

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1 Thank Jantjevdp
East Cowes, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Very clean and tidy staff exceptional great breakfast well cooked all you can eat we stayed for 3 nights and very happy close to Thames path and train station this is the second time we have stayed here come and try it yourself

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1 Thank ogroves1
Takaka, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here coming from New Zealand the Oxford accommodation costs seemed high so the River Hotel was great Good location, good breakfast , clean but dated room. Friendly staff would stay again .

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1 Thank wint1
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Near station, right by River Thames and walking distance to town. Large car park. Rooms a bit faded and bathroom small, but very comfortable and had everything you need.Very friendly and helpful staff and a great full English breakfast cooked to order.

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4 Thank Kathy B
Scarborough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Although the Hotel décor was rather dated, the room was pleasant and quiet and bathroom had a really powerful shower and all was immaculately clean. The outstanding kindness and friendliness of the staff really made our visit a pleasure. The breakfast was brilliant, all tastes catered for, tables presented well and again, service efficient and friendly

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2 Thank suetip2016
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We very much enjoyed the ambience of this character rich property. We were greeted with a warm smile and nothing was too much trouble. We were in the top floor room and happily climbed the stairs to our comfy room that had all we needed, clean and modern ensuite, TV, tea & coffee making facilities. The wifi worked quite well,... More 

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bollybay
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This hotel has very pleasant staff and is in an excellent location, but the property is very tired. The rooms are clean but shabby and the bathroom is very cramped, as for the shower (not good) above the bath with a curtain that was too short, not a pleasing experience. The tv was very small and there seemed to be... More 

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London UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We received a very warm welcome when we arrived early for an overnight stay at this reasonably priced Hotel. Our luggage was put in a locked room whilst we went off to walk along the Thames path, access to the path being no more than 25 metres away. Another warm welcome when we returned at seven o'clock. The room was... More 

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Missoula, MT
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Great people and excellent location. I really appreciated the attentiveness of staff upon our arrival and their willingness to accommodate our early departure the next morning. They provided us with breakfast tray. Very pleasant all around.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Long established local business in a good location by the River Thames at Osney bridge. Walking distance to city, colleges and venues, Oxford rail and bus stations, one of nearest to Said Business School and Kings Centre. Small hotel friendly service and value, all rooms with own bath with shower head and toilet, digital TV, radio and free tea/coffee tray. Residents bar/lounge, Free car park on site, Free wifi. VisitBritain **Metro grading awarded since 2007, free breakfast service with buffet and main meal cooked to order. 24-hour access with key. Oxford college owned property, originally 1870s master-builder's home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River Hotel

Address: 17 Botley Road | Oxford City by River Thames, Oxford OX2 0AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: £60 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — River Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
River Hotel Oxford
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“Rooms at the back are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Critickle, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The best views of the river are on the west side of the hotel. I'm not sure how many or which rooms are located there.”
 of 5 bubbles 462tonyk, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Nice view of the river.”
 of 5 bubbles lilylaurenkav, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Value, location, quality, friendly staff”
 of 5 bubbles robkoons, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Not ideal for people with mobility issues - no lifts, many stairs, including the access to both entrances.”
 of 5 bubbles 0pinion0nly, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
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