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“Outstanding B&B”

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Holywell Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #14 of 82 Oxford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Outstanding B&B”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Great location and breakfast, and a comfortable room. Walk to everything. Connie, Carrie and Stuart are most gracious, and Stuart's tour is informative and funny. We stayed a week and will definitely return when we have a chance to dream among Oxford's spires again.

Room Tip: Small B&B so book early.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stayed at Holywell B&B for three nights and found it excellent in many ways - charming rooms, comfortable and spacious; fantastic location in the centre of Oxford, with everything within easy walking distance; delicious breakfast and car parking available.

We would certainly stay again!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

This B&B is magnificent. Welcoming and kind service of our hosts, pleasant, charming and clean room and a wonderful breakfast. Location is great. The guided tour in historic Oxford is highly recommendable. We can only give our best recommendations - will be back at this B&B next time!

Room Tip: Free parking available - even though in center of Oxford
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Very quiet location. Near to centre.Superb room which was well decorated. Nice touches with bath robes , books, chocolates etc . Relaxing and large bed. Cozy and romantic. Friendly staff and good breakfast.Historic breakfast room.Will certainly return.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Towards the end of a closed-off street, this B&B offers the best location in town: quiet and central. The house is quaint but has all the modcons: powerful shower, soft beds, wi-fi, TV. We stayed in All Souls Room, which is spacious, clean and very pretty. The host and hostess are very friendly and cook a terrific breakfast. To top it all, blackbirds gave us delightful morning concerts to wake up to. Thank you, Steve and Carrie, for a wonderful stay. P.S. Ask them about the Cavalier soldier ...

Room Tip: Old house, which means narrow and steep stairs
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hermosa Beach, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

The small and beautiful historic building that is the Holywell B&B places you in the center of picturesque Oxford.The colleges, the Bodleian library, Blackwell's, the Botanic Gardens and The Turf Tavern(!) are only steps away. The rest of Oxford (the Ashmolean and the Pitt River Museums, the Martyr's Memorial, etc.) are within easy walking distance. Carrie and Stuart Holloway are the most thoughtful of hosts. The rooms are bright and immaculate, the breakfast designed to your wishes, and Stuart then changes hats to impart decades of knowledge on the Oxford colleges as he leads the Oxford Walking Tours from in front of Trinity College. As a transplanted American, Carrie is able to provide some unique insights on the city. For those who miss their dogs, Max is available as a morning greeter. This was our third trip to Oxford, but our first staying at the Holywell. It will certainly be our destination of choice in the future.

Rick & Diane H

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Stayed at the Holywell B&B for three nights in March. Great location near a number of the colleges. The owners were very helpful. If you get a chance go on the walking tour of Oxford that Stuart gives. A good breakfast and a very clean room added to the overall stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Holywell Bed and Breakfast

Property: Holywell Bed and Breakfast
Address: 14 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small, quiet, and traditional bed and breakfast located in the very heart of Oxford. The only traditional B&B in the city centre, Holywell B&B is a Grade II listed building and our home. Located opposite New College, with ample private parking, we are an excellent location for exploring the dreaming spires of Oxford. Ensuite and private baths, WiFi, and full breakfast. ... more   less 

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