The White House View guest house is, for Oxford, quite cheap and not far from the city centre. It is also on a quiet road. Facilities are very basic and the house has been the object of a great deal of not very professional diy. It seems to be a sister establishment of The Ridings (see my review), which is further down Abingdon Road, very similar in decor and apparently sharing staff with White House View. My room was very small, with no table or desk, and an ensuite crammed into a corner. There was no plug in the washbasin, which, considering that hot water wasn't plentiful, struck me as very wasteful. No decaff coffee option. Breakfast was acceptable (continental option is just that- cold meat and cheese), without much variety. Although the house is quiet, a loud roaring noise woke me at 7am, presumably to do with the water. This lasted for half an hour. When later I had a shower, the pressure was quite low and the hot water gave out completely. As I left the shower, one of the doors fell off its rollers (it was a corner shower with two curved glass doors). I reported this to the manager, who was concerned about possible damage to the door but not at all about the potential injury to a guest caused by having a heavy glass door fall onto her. This place is just about acceptable as somewhere to sleep if you are out all day, but pretty comfortless for any length of time.
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