Fantastic location. Convenient for the town centre and, predictably, right on the river. We were in Oxford for a graduation and were staying for one night. On arrival, we couldn't find anyone to check us in as there doesn't appear to be a reception in the traditional sense. When we checked in we were helped to our room by a member of staff. The room was nicely (and recently?) decorated. There was water available but no tea/coffee facilities. We had a river view room and the view was lovely. We went to the bar for drinks. It was very busy and a lot of the tables were reserved, so after paying £20 for 4 drinks we were told that we would have to leave the table that we'd found and that there isn't any seating for residents. My husband wasn't given any information when we checked in so we didn't know when breakfast was available for the next day. Being quite early risers we went down at 08:00, but they didn't start serving until 09:00 which seemed quite late to me. The breakfast was Ok, but the service wasn't great. when you've paid £200 for one night you expect a better standard. Or if it is being run as 'rooms over a pub' perhaps the price should reflect that. Don't think I would stay again. But would be happy to spend a sunny afternoon drinking by the river.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated besides Oxford’s scenic River Thames, The Head of the River matches its food, drink and accommodation to the beauty of its surroundings. Whether you join us for an hour in the garden or for a night in one of our luxurious rooms, we’re confident you’ll hate to say goodbye. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Head Of The River Hotel Oxford
- Head River Oxford