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“Just about OK” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Manor House Hotel

Manor House Hotel
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Manor House Hotel
Ranked #28 of 44 Hotels in Oxford
Copenhagen, Denmark
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37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Just about OK”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

Stayed on a friends' reunion in Oxford. This place felt like travelling back in time - 70s decor, drab rooms, 70s faded tableware and indeed 70s style food at breakfast - felt a bit like Sam in Life on Mars (with apologies for a TV reference that not everyone will get). But the staff were friendly and the room was clean. If you want a basic B&B and nothing more than that, then it's OK. But don't expect much!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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York, England, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

We booked the Manor House in hope rather than expectation, but were pleasantly surprised. The place is clean and well-maintained, and comfortable. OK, it's not exceptional, and the prices are a little higher than we have sometimes paid. But this is Oxford, and I'm afraid you have to expect to pay.
The room (no 2) was reasonably spacious, and had an en-suite with bath/shower, and ample hot water. Breakfast was OK, but in the summer would have been a treat with a pleasant rear garden (as it was, the heavens opened!). There is a bus stop for the into town frequent No 3 buses just outside, and the staff were pleasant, polite and helpful.
That's all Ok by me!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

This is not a hotel and only a glorified B&B which is not really that good, the room I had no 12 is up in the attic and has velux windows with no blind so as long as you like to wake up at 5am in the summer its fine, bathroom very very basic, even the towels didnt match

The room cost £80 for one night, one person, one breakfast not what I would class as value for money, reasonably handy for the town centre though, but could stay at the premier inn and get a taxi into town and back for the same money and at least you would have a room with a sofa and a bath

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013 via mobile

Fairly decent b&b in good location. 20 minute brisk walk or 7 minute bus (take the no.3 - bus stop 15 metres from the front door) into oxford city centre.

Whenever my Ma & Sis visit, they stay here. Last time the owners let me join my family for a cooked breakfast for an extra £6, which was nice. :)

Room was £90 & avg size. They were comfortable there.

Magdalen Arms across the road & The Rusty Bike 3 minutes down Magdalen Road are two very nice pubs too!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Millington, Tennessee
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70 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

I stayed here for four nights, in the single room in the main part of the house. My room was very quiet. It was in the rear of the house. The room and its bath were very clean. The breakfast was ample and excellent. However, the price seemed rather high for a place that is not actually luxurious. The location on Iffley Road is very handy and is just steps from a bus stop.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank evanselisabeth
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

We found the Manor House Hotel an excellent place to stay while we were in Oxford. It provides a high standard of accommodation at an affordable price. It is within easy walking distance to a number of pubs and restaurants for meals and is also close to the ring road if you are traveling to areas out of town. The hosts were very friendly and very attentive to our needs. They even provided us with fresh fruit from there own fruit trees for our day trips. Their knowledge of the area gave us a wealth of experience when we asked about places to visit during our stay. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The breakfast menu provided everything one would expect and the cooked breakfasts were very tasty. The beautiful backyard garden was a credit to the owners green thumbs and a wonderful place to pass some time and contemplate your navel. A little home away from home and we would recommend it highly.

Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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London UK
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142 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

This was a last minute booking for an overnight stay to spend time with friends in the City. For this reason we were not looking for somewhere which would provide us with a special experience, but rather for a pleasant clean room at an economical price. Having read the Trip advisor reviews the Manor House Hotel appeared to fit the bill and as we were booked to have Sunday lunch at the Magdalen Arms which is just opposite the hotel, it seemed ideal. Should you decide to stay here then a meal at the latter establishment would be an inspired choice.
The Manor House Hotel appears to be run by a Greek family. Mama registered us and was warm and welcoming, we were immediately struck by the cleanliness of the place, and this was notable throughout the building. We were allocated a double room (R5) on the second floor – note there is no lift available and some of the stairs are quite steep. The room overlooked Iffley Road and there was some traffic noise but with the windows closed it was perfectly OK.
The Manor House Hotel will not be winning any design awards, just one word "woodchip" will set the scene!. The decor is dated but fresh, the artworks must surely appeal to somebody and are of the sentimental bucolic scene variety with a few icons thrown in for good measure. The furnishings however were sturdy, the bed very comfortable and linen spotless. The bathroom provided a shower rather than a bath, but as the water flow was strong the overall experience was positive.
Papa appeared to be servicing the kitchen and dining room for breakfast. A man of few words, he cooked a decent breakfast and we had what is somewhat unusual in the UK – smoked bacon – yum. The menu is basic – no buffet and we were not offered a choice of toast – white sliced was provided. Coffee was somewhat weak and might possibly have been instant served cunningly in a pot. The large dining room was somewhat gloomy but overlooked a large and very well tended garden.
At check out Mama indicated that our bill would be £99. We questioned this as we had been quoted £90 on booking – there was no quibble and £90 was paid. This hotel is rated 2 star by the AA. I have stayed in worse 3 star establishments. If all you want is a decent room a comfortable clean bed and a basic breakfast all at a price which is very reasonable for Oxford then this hotel will meet your requirements more than adequately

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Manor House Hotel
Address: 250/250A Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #28 of 44 Hotels in Oxford
Hotel Class:2 star — Manor House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 8

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