I traveled solo to Oxford Oct. 31-Nov. 4th, 2013 for a conference, and stayed in this B&B. I chose it because the price was reasonable given all the other places in the expensive area and read good reviews. I arrived early at 10:30am (early flight) and neglected to inform the Lina prior (my own mistake); however, they were so kind as to accommodate me, and prepared the room right away so I could leave my things in there as I explored the town. When I asked what was for breakfast, and was informed it consisted of toast, cheese, croissant, yogurt, cereal, coffee/tea. When I arrived, I asked if they could have fruit (my usual breakfast), and they were SO KIND to oblige: there was a tray of apples and bananas on the table by the next morning! Also, on the last day, I forgot about the time change, and came down for breakfast an HOUR later (it was suppose to be closed): they were still kind enough to serve me breakfast! When my computer didn't work with the conversion transformer plug (I bought a cheap imitation one), the host was so kind as to rummage through his cupboard of supplies and lend one to me: it was have costed some $ and been a tremendous inconvenience had I been obliged to purchase it -- I truly appreciate all these seemingly little accommodations that made my travels go much more smoothly. If I were to return to Oxford, I'd definitely book this location again, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. It is a little far from the university area itself (35-minute walk; 10-12 minute bus); but the bus does come fairly frequently, so if you're organized/enjoy the walk, it's not an issue. If you are a tall person, I don't recommend booking the rooms on the upper floor with the shared washroom, as the space is small, and you have a slanted roof ceiling.
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