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Burlington House Hotel
Ranked #9 of 44 Hotels in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Guildford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Simply brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

I travel with business a lot and this B&B is probably one of the best that I have stayed in. The wonderful Nez looks after you from the minute you arrive, making sure you know where to eat, helping with taxis - pretty much anything, He makes you feel like you are the only guest he has to worry about. I stayed in Room 12 which is outside the main guest house, it was clean, lovely comfy double bed, great shower ( with shower curtain) TV, Tea and coffee, hairdryer, free v. good wifi. The breakfast was brilliant and I would recommend the granola - it is the best I have ever tasted. Thank you Nez and co - I will be back next time I am in Oxford.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Had a great stay here recently. The hotel is on one of the main routes into Oxford centre, so very easy to get into/out of town by bus/taxi or as we did walk (30 mins). Breakfast was very nice with most (if not all items) home made or locally sourced, very tasty. Malcolm was very helpful and friendly. Would certainly go back if we are ever in the area and would have no problems recommending it.

Room Tip: May be keep away from the front of the house near the main road.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Nes operates this B&B and is the most attentive, helpful and friendly fellow you will ever encounter. We were placed in a 3 room annex off the courtyard which proved to be very modern, quiet and convenient to the breakfast area. Service was superb. Unfortunately the room was very small by American standards which made it impossible to unpack our suitcases. We did not get to see the rooms in the main building which has 3 stories. Although not in city center, a nearby bus made it very easy to get to city center and other nearby attractions.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Our room was decorated superbly and it was very clean and cozy room. The bed was really comfy, and the bathroom had heated floors! Good price, good location, great host. The breakfast was divine! Had gluten free bread too! I have nothing to fault on this place. highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

We just had a lovely weekend staying at Burlington House. Everything about this hotel was excellent; the room, the location, the breakfast. The breakfast is by far the best I have ever had- no over cooked eggs, no greasy meat and no dodgy beans. Instead food cooked to order, home cooked bread and homecooked granola- amazing!! Other reviews have said it is a busy road BUT we had the tripple gazed windows open and had no problems. There are limited places in the dining room and car parking space BUT we did not have any promlems with this. I cannot praise this hotel enough! We will be back!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We stayed for one Saturday night on a hot weekend in May. Having spent the day in the Midlands, we wanted a place to stay in Oxford before a Sunday shopping trip to nearby Bicester Village. Bicester, incidentally, is within half an hour's drive of Oxford, straight up the A34.

I booked the room a few days in advance and although not cheap (well over 100 pounds), I thought the hotel sounded nice, the pictures promising and for a last minute booking, was fine.

The gentleman who answered the 'phone (Nes) was personable and polite and I was happy to put down my card to hold the room on a non-refundable basis. Fair enough, especially on what was going to be a busy weekend for stays in Oxford. I also understood when booking was that ours was a little pricier due to it being the last room available and one of the larger ones.

Location of the hotel is good and there is parking for three or four cars just outside, off-street. There is a bus stop within 50 yards on the main road and it apparently takes about ten minutes to get into Oxford Town Centre.
As it was, we spent the evening in nearby Summertown which was a 5-7 minute walk. Selection of Chinese (we recommend Xi'an where we went), Indian, European or Grill style restaurants and a charming little pub called The Dew Drop Inn where we started the evening with a drink in the beer garden behind.

On arrival, Malcolm was very welcoming and showed us our room (10, downstairs near the front door). It was quite big with modern décor, clean sheets and an interesting 'pod' style bathroom that seemed to have been built into the room. Everything was clean and as expected. If I am completely honest, I thought everything was good but not great..not sure if that was accentuated by seeing the 5 star AA rating on the sign outside...and for the price we paid, which wasn't cheap, I guess I was expecting special rather than fine. For example, little touches like having more toiletries apart from the standard small bottles of shower gel and shampoo...things like moisturiser and more upmarket brands may have been (unfairly) on my expectations list.
All facilities were adequate with coffee-making facilities in the room, TV of course, free Wi-fi and even a bottle of water - which we only noticed as we were leaving having bought bottled water the night before!

Despite being near the front door, we weren't disturbed as such by people coming in late or even the next morning by the breakfast room which was effectively opposite our room.

Breakfast was good. It must be mentioned here that breakfast had an hour's serving time , at least on a weekend that we were there, from 8:30-9:30.
Malcolm prepared and served a good farmhouse style breakfast and was attentive througout.

We left happy and sated and ready to tackle a busy day of shopping.

Check-out time was also a rather early 10:30 although that didn't bother us as we were heading out around that time in any case.

Overall, an enjoyable stay, good hosts and a nice comfortable sleep followed by a good breakfast.

For somewhere that is not exactly cheap though, I would say this place is very good..just not great and which differentiates a 4 star rating from a 5 star TA review.

To be clear, I would certainly recommend it though!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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West Chester, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Coming from the States, it is not always easy to know "where" to stay. We used TripAdvisor comments, along with needing to be near Oxford, and found this location. Everything about it was amazing, and it was the best place we stayed, including London! Wonderful breakfast, and Nes, the host, takes AMAZING care of his guests! The bus to Oxford is just down the block, and from the town you can take another bus to London. The rooms are great, we had a king bed on the second floor. The windows open, and even with the street noise, it was lovely to get the fresh air.
We would certainly stay there again. NOTE: They are going to be doing some expansion of the hotel this year, so find out about that before you make a reservation, so you won't be surprised!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Burlington House Hotel
Address: 374 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7PP, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Oxford
#5 Family Hotel in Oxford
#7 Luxury Hotel in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Burlington House Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Recently refurbished boutique B&B nestled in the heart of Summertown, just north of Oxford's dreamy Spires. ... more   less 
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