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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Room was clean, reception was very friendly and the location was excellent, and I think the location dictates the price. Breakfast is not available although there is a spoons opposite. The reception was very friendly and gave us good advice and kept our bags during the day of our checkout so we could walk round Oxford. For someone who doesn't...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is NOT a four star hotel. It is more like a hostel. £135 for a tiny cramped room with a shower on what must be the noisiest busiest road in the city with the all night noise that comes from night clubs and bars. OK I could have researched that but the hotel has no breakfast facility (or restaurant)...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of steps to get in be careful if you cant do these - however very nice clean place in the centre of Oxford no food but good clean rooms with big bed and hot shower room had very good nights sleep

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THE_BOCARDO, Manager at The Bocardo, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your thoughts following your recent stay with us. It’s always a great pleasure to receive valuable feedback. Our team here at The Bocardo consistently makes every effort to provide an excellent service to all our guests. I was also glad to read that location was convenient for the purpose...

Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am so surprised by the time walk in the room as consider the tiny entrance and lobby, but the rooms are definitely big enough as those five stars hotel, but cost half. Bacardo located in the centre of Oxford and walkable distance to most extraction. Although it said has parking in some website but it doesn't and the close...

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THE_BOCARDO, Manager at The Bocardo, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking your time to share your lovely review and your kind recommendations. I was thrilled to know that the team and in room facilities have exceeded your expectations. I was also glad to read that location was convenient for the purpose of your stay. The nearest car park is on Worcester Street (OX1 2BQ in...

Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Please, please, please think again about using this "Hotel" (boarding house). To be fair they are right that the place is in the centre of Oxford but anything else in their advertising is pure fantasy. A double bed in a room at the top of god knows how many stairs does not constitute a double room when you can't even...

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THE_BOCARDO, Manager at The Bocardo, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your recent stay with us at The Bocardo. Please accept my sincere apologies that we have inadvertently managed to detract so much from what I otherwise hope would have been a most enjoyable stay with us. Your feedback is most appreciated and please rest assured that we...

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The location is the best thing about this hotel- that you can't fault and the bedsheets and towels were clean but for the price the place is looking really shoddy. We stayed in room 1, tired furniture, the faucet was hanging off the sink, the TV was glitchy, when you ran the water the noise from the pump was incredibly...

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THE_BOCARDO, Manager at The Bocardo, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your recent stay with us at The Bocardo. Please accept my sincere apologies that we have inadvertently managed to detract so much from what I otherwise hope would have been a most enjoyable stay with us. Your feedback is most appreciated and please rest assured that we...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Avoid this hotel at all costs. A tiny, un-inspring room an even tinier bathroom, no receptionist most of the time and at £155 per night a complete rip-off. Up a narrow staircase above a busy restaurant.

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THE_BOCARDO, Manager at The Bocardo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your review. Please accept my most sincere apologies that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. I really appreciate your feedback and I will make sure to speak to the team regarding these issues. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Management

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We booked The Bocardo sight unseen and our first impression was, "Oh, oh.." The outside was a small, unimpressive doorway and a thousand steps up. But once up, the place was small, as European hotels are, clean, and accommodating. The shower was nice, Air Conditioning worked well, and the staff was helpful and friendly. Rooms were Lilliputian but adequate and...

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New York City
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Three flights of stairs to reach a tiny front desk. No bar or restaurant on premises although you are in the middle of downtown Oxford so can eat anywhere. If you really care to stay in the busy downtown area, I suspect you can do better. Rooms are clean but otherwise not well appointed. Large bathroom has a tiny corner...

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Don't be fooled by their advertising as a 4-stars boutique hotel. It is beyond me how they got 4 stars, but this is basically a small house where 5-6 rooms are rented out to customers who mistakenly take this for an actual hotel. No breakfast will be served, and you'll only have a small room (likely with a single bed)....

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Additional Information about The Bocardo

Address: 24-26 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: £101 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Bocardo 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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