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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

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aeml2016
Montpellier, France
1 review
“delightful”
Reviewed 19 October 2016 for a stay in February 2016

I had the opportunity, and chance!, to stay at Folly Bridge House for six months.
It is not far from the city centre and the staff is quite friendly. The managers and owner are easy to reach.
I was in Calendula, which is my favourite because of the little terrace next to the studio and window view on the river.
It is well-equipped and although I stayed for a long time, with lots of personal belongings, the studio never seemed to be too small.
I really appreciated the design of the room, as it made me feel at home.
I think that tall and big people might find the bathroom a bit small but it was not inconveniance for me.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Oxfordtra...
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“A unique Oxford experience, tastefully decorated studio room in the heart of Oxford on the river”
Reviewed 29 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

I stayed three weeks at Folly Bridge House, mainly in Papava Studio. A highly recommended unique Oxford experience. Tastefully decorated with a small balcony on the river. Lovely views of the quiet river flowing, busy ducks, as well as activity over Oxford's Folly Bridge. Well serviced with helpful staff. Very convenient location 10 minutes walk from the heart of Oxford shopping and museums. The fridge and cooking facilities in the studio room make self-catering easy and improve affordability of one's stay.

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Liked best: Quality room decor, location, self-catering and views
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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David K
Ithaca, New York
1 review
“What a great place to live in Oxford!”
Reviewed 14 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We spent seven weeks at FBH during the summer of 2015 and found it a wonderful place from which to enjoy Oxford.

The location was perfect for us -a short walk to the center city (and the Christ Church Meadow) and immediately adjacent to the Thames towpath - great for walks and running. Being off the main road on an island it is a quiet oasis removed from much of the hustle and bustle. Very convenient to a local grocery and, of course, cafe.

The quality of the space and outfitting- furnishings, artwork- is very high. We found both Rosa (our first foray into "small-space living") and Calendula to be delightful. Compact, yes, but lots of light and very livable. Calendula in particular is bewitching with its private patio and direct access to the water. We found the kitchens and pod-baths to work well. The only issues for us were our preference for stiffer mattresses and larger tvs for our aging eyes! Take seriously the admonition to travel light - storage is a premium and we were glad we did.

We found both the owner and manager to be delightful to know, very caring and responsive. The other guests were quiet and considerate - we formed a delightful friendship with several others who stayed at the same time. Our schedule will take us back to Oxford a couple of times over the next year and our hope is to once again take up residence at Folly Bridge House.

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AnneShire...
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed 30 August 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We stayed here for two nights whilst in Oxford for a memorial service and it was such a lovely place! From the window we looked directly onto the river and the light playing on the water reflected into the room was truly magical. We had our breakfast in the sun on the terrace watching the swans gliding past which was fantastic. The paintings and artwork were so lovely too. A really comfortable stay and we hope to return!

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Liked best: Location
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nadinewol...
Kerkrade, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“delightful”
Reviewed 24 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I stayed at FBH for two weeks during a training course. For me it was the perfect place within walking distance of the colleges and city centre. Its surroundings are peaceful as it is situated beside the river and the house is very charming. I stayed is studio borago which was fine and equipped with everything. I would recommend a short stay because that studio is one the small side. During your stay you are wel taken care of with any questions you have and the booking process is very efficient. All in all a great place which allows you to explore Oxford.

Travelling group: Solo
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Ann-Marie...
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“Folly Bridge House- a little gem on the river bank”
Reviewed 26 May 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Located within a short walking distance to the city center of Oxford, Folly Bridge House with its gorgeous surroundings is the perfect retreat. The view of the river, presence of nature and the cute ducks and geese provide a calming and aesthetically fulfilling environment, and the modest lighting by the river bank allows the stars to shine brightly as night falls.

The house itself is charming and well maintained. The studios are quite small, but bright and cosy. The owner and manager are both wonderful people, immensely service minded and friendly toward their guests. My 4 month stay in the Folly Bridge House felt calming, homely and safe, enhancing my experience of lovely Oxford.

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Mairi M
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 10 April 2015 for a stay in October 2014

I spent 6 months at Folly Bridge House, 3 months in Studio Borago and 3 months in Studio Melissa. Both were lovely well equipped rooms although Borago is rather on the small side and the shared bathrooms are compact. The location could not be better, right next to the river and the Christ Church grounds which are delightful to walk around. It is very central and as Oxford is not the largest place I found everything to be within walking distance, in my 6 months there I never had the need to take a bus or drive.There is a Tesco minutes away and the train station is only a 20 minute walk. All in all I enjoyed my stay at Folly Bridge House, particularly my time in Studio Melissa and would highly recommend it if visiting Oxford.

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