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“Perfect central location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Royal Oxford Hotel
Ranked #14 of 44 Hotels in Oxford
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Perfect central location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

A great place to stay - very friendly helpful staff. Lovely clean comfortable rooms and very spacious bathroom. Great location for accessing central Oxford, near the station and there is also parking which is very useful.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Isle Of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Good location, 2 minutes from train station, 10 minutes from centre. Staff and service was excellent. The room was spotless, the bed very comfortable, pillows could have been a bit firmer but that may be just my preference. Lots of extras in room such as fruit, water, chocolates, and free wifi. Lots of good toiletries and large towels. Great breakfast choice. This hotel is excellent value for money.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Nairn, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

Nice sized room, complimentary water, fruit, biscuits, plenty tea and coffee. Air conditioned.

Friendly staff.

Ideal location for central Oxford.

Would definitely use again.

surprisingly quiet rooms given teh central location.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Orlando, Florida
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105 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Wedged between a Korean restaurant and a tire and auto repair shop on a busy corner near the train station and bus terminal, the Royal Oxford lacks the exterior charm I had expected from an Oxford hotel. But once you get inside, you'll be greeted with extremely helpful clerks, comfy beds, and "lean and clean" bedrooms. I am almost always doubled over with back pain after a night on a hotel mattress, but the Royal Oxford had yummy pillows and a just-right mattress for my tastes. And it's right next to the 2nd stop on the Oxford Sightseeing Bus tour -- you can buy a "hop on and off" pass for one or two days and get a good feel for the City Center's main features. A few cautions about the Royal Oxford: (1) no elevators -- you'll have to trek up the grand old staircase (though they do have luggage porters so you don't have to schlepp your own bags); and (2) the breakfast that they charge an extra 11 pounds for is not really worth it. The Full English was pretty greasy and tasteless, and the pastries on the Continental menu weren't very fresh. Skip breakfast and venture in to some of the quaint bakeries or cafes in the heart of Oxford.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Check-in:
Check-in was quick and easy. A snack and fruit basket was laid out on the table in our room when we checked in. It was quite generous for a small hotel.

Room:
The room was basic, clean and bright. However, the top bed cover was stained quite badly. We just pushed it to the floor and used the white sheets since weather wasn't cold.

Bathroom was clean but the decor was hospital like. The shower system was a bit complicated to use and water pressure was not great. At some point we couldn't get any hot water and had to wait quite a while for it.

There was noise coming from the street below (eg people chatting and cars zooming) but we didn't mind that. For light sleepers this could be a problem and you probably want to ask for quieter rooms on check-in.

Location:
Within walking distance to city centre, Oxford Tube station as well as train station.

For such a basic hotel, the price we paid wasn't cheap. But we only stayed 1 night so we wanted to be closer to amenities.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

The Hotel staff were Excellent, helpful and friendly, it was a little expensive for a 3 star hotel. Normally for the money we paid we normally get a four star hotel. We felt it was about £ 30 per night too expensive, plus the Fresh fruit that was promised in our room never arrived and when we mentioned it the staff advised they didnt have any that day as supplier hadnt provided a good enough quality. The full English breakfast however was excellent, probably one of the Best weve ever had

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Had a great stay for 2 nights, friendly helpful staff who made huge efforts to accommodate our early jetlagged arrival, superb location, but was not at all noisy. Room was very good, tucked away in a corner on the second floor. Enjoyed the breakfast too!



  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Royal Oxford Hotel

Property: Royal Oxford Hotel
Address: Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HR, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Oxford
#10 Romantic Hotel in Oxford
#12 Business Hotel in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Oxford Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fully air-conditioned hotel located in the city centre of Oxford. Walking distance to Oxford attractions. ... more   less 
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Oxford Royal Hotel

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