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“Mansfield College lodgings”
Review of Mansfield College

Mansfield College
Ranked #85 of 183 things to do in Oxford
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Owner description: Mansfield College, one of the smallest of the University's colleges, is ideally situated in a quiet and leafy part of central Oxford. The College is pleased to be able to offer accommodation in student bedrooms during the vacation periods. The accommodation consists of a choice between traditional student study bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities (singles and twins) or more modern, single en-suite rooms. All accommodation offered is located on the main College site. There are no parking facilities available at the College. All rooms are fully equipped with bed linen, towels and tea and coffee making facilities. College guests can use wifi provided by The Cloud, with the first four hours for free. The College offers a full English and continental breakfast served in the College Crypt. The Crypt café and bar with terrace also offers the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing meal and drinks in relaxed surroundings. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to Mansfield.
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I am right now staying at the lodgings in Mansfield College. I've opted for the single room with shared bathroom and toilets.

Positives: Clean, neat and comfortable room. Comfortable mattress. Spacious. The room has a little washbasin inside. Coffee and tea facility. Reasonable price. Very substantial breakfast in beautiful surrounds.

Negatives: Other room guests can be noisy and there is little or no soundproofing. Floor boards squeak loudly each time the people upstairs walk around. Voices can be heard very clearly from room upstairs and corridors etc. Right now, as I type, a couple with a south asian accent are talking very loudly while stomping down the stairs. Last night there was a group of drunken women laughing and squealing, probably returning from a night out? One can literally hear everything that goes on, and the sounds reverberate and echo, creating an almost theatrical effect. Not so good if you wish to rest or sleep.

The best thing? The Porter's Lodge. The people there are wonderfully helpful. You can ask them about anything!

Overall: I would've rated this average, but for the wonderful Porter's Lodge and the substantial breakfast. Hence, this gets a very good rating from me. Especially good if you are on a budget and attending a conference here. Just remember to bring earplugs!

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MansfieldCollege, Conference Assistant at Mansfield College, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2014

Thank you for leaving feedback for us on the Tripadvisor website.

I have only just started to update our tripadvisor page, so I am sorry this response is delayed.

Thank you for your positive comments, they endorse what we are trying to provide here at Mansfield.

Thank you also for your negative comments, all feedback is welcome. We have a mix of traditional and modern accommodation in College. I am sorry that you had a disturbed sleep whilst staying with us.

We get a lot of positive feedback about our Porter's! Thank you I will pass this on to them.

I hope that you will consider staying at Mansfield again in the future.

With best wishes from the Mansfield Team.

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Reviewed 29 December 2012

The college is more modern than the building's design indicates. A good place to hold a conference but not a tourist destination.

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MansfieldCollege, Conference Assistant at Mansfield College, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2014

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on Mansfield College.

I have only just started to update our tripadvisor page, so I am sorry this response is some time after your visit.

You are correct, Mansfield was finished in 1890 and is regarded as amongst the finest work of Victorian architect, Basil Champneys.

We are the youngest and smallest of the 39 Oxford Colleges, and have a reputation for successfully combining traditional Oxford with a friendly personality.

I am pleased that you thought we were a good conference destination and hope that you will visit us again.

With best wishes from the team at Mansfield.

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Reviewed 23 March 2012

The semesters in Oxford are fairly short, and in the time that the students aren't in the colleges, they often let you rent a room there. You get to enjoy a small taste of English college life, in the beautiful surroundings of an old college. For Mansfield, the rooms with ensuite bathrooms are to be recommended. They are in a modern part of the college. Rooms come with a table, chair, bed and some shelves and watercooker - and that's it. No TV, radio, minibar or safe. Internet is available via cable, and very fast. Beds are single of course, and not well suited for taller travellers.

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MansfieldCollege, Conference Assistant at Mansfield College, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2014

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Tripadvisor for Mansfield College.

I have only just started to update our tripadvisor page, so I am sorry this response is some time after your visit.

Your comments endorse the accommodation that we are trying to provide at Mansfield. We have more traditional twin rooms and the single ensuite rooms are in the two more modern buildings.

Since your last visit we now have wifi in all college buildings and accommodation. We have recently built new kitchen facilities. The old Victorian kitchens have been transformed into a new café, bar and terrace called The Crypt.

We hope that you will take the opportunity to visit us again in the future.

With best wishes from the Mansfield Team.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017
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