Yes, the pictures on the site are a bit... flattering. The interior is quite dated, but then again, it has its charms. Our bed was fine, the bathroom is basic, but clean and has a shower, toilet and hair dryer. When walking around in the room, I had to mind my head, as the ceiling is very low. The stairs are small. But it's Oxford, it's a 17th century building, it makes sense.
It is located right in the heart of Oxford, which is a blessing, but can be a curse. We had one night with quite some street noise, but we might have been just unlucky. Other than that, you are very close to the center of the University.
Breakfast is in Turl Street Kitchen, which I reviewed separately, but in a nutshell it was a very good breakfast.
I'm somewhere between a three and a four star (value for money), but end up giving four because of the friendly staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tower House Hotel is a Sixteenth Century Guest House, situated on a quiet street in the heart of Oxford city centre. Oxford is a delightful city, famous for its dreaming spires, ancient University colleges and beautiful architecture. The hotel is two minutes walk from all the major tourist attractions. The Hotel has eight unique rooms, each one is individually designed and furnished with period antiques. The hotel is steeped in history, the bastion of the medieval city walls form part of the dining room and the front of the hotel overlooks Jesus College. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tower House Hotel Oxford