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Keble College
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

The building is a bit dark, nice enough and comfortable room and 60 UK pounds was cheaper than elsewhere in Oxford. Wi fi in room worked well, I had to leave prior to breakfast served at 8 am - perhaps needs to bring that forward for early leaving gussets. Enjoyed seeing the chapel and the Holman Hunt painting in a side chapel. Well positioned in Oxford, about 20 minutes walk.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

I only stayed for one night because I was attending a conference at the university. For that the location was unbeatable, I was about 5 min from the conference venue and the price was a lot cheaper than most B&Bs in Oxford. The only downside was that my room looked over what appeared to be a main road, so it was quite noisy during the night. The rooms themselves are really nice and spacious enough. The beds are single, but comfortable. Breakfast in the dining hall was amazing, it really feels like eating in a church!
I would stay there again, but would probably try to request a room that looks over the court.

Room Tip: Try to request a room that looks over the court yard
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank Alexandra D
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

We had a great time at Keble. The College itself is very impressive and a place of real tranquillity in a busy city. I would defiantly stay here again and recommend it to anyone as a great experience.
I was in room 1812 on the ground floor with a beautiful view out over the Liddon Quad. It was comfortable and spacious. There were fresh towels and toiletries each day. A decent size shower. Great tea and coffee making facilities including a variety of drinks, biscuits and even a bottle of water. There is a fridge in the wardrobe and a hair dryer is provided. The room has plenty of power outlets all around the room. Access to the internet is only available by an Ethernet cable as there is no Wi-Fi. Things that you may miss from a normal hotel room are a TV and maybe Air-conditioning but these are more than made up for by the surroundings and the atmosphere.
Breakfast was, as everyone says, set in the imposing and impressive Dining Room. There was a good choice of cooked items as well as cold meats, fruit and pastries etc. washed down with plenty of orange juice, coffee or tea.
All the staff members we came in contact with were very pleasant and helpful. Having a place to store our luggage on before and after our stay meant we could spend full days exploring the lovely city at our leisure.
If you happen to get room 1812 here is some help with the keys. Only one of the keys will fit the room lock. To lock or unlock from the outside - Place your hand above the keyhole and push firmly away from you as you turn the key. On the inside, pull the locking leaver firmly toward you as you turn it.

Room Tip: Quad facing rooms are a must. Quiet and tranquil with great views
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Make sure you book yourself in renovated room facing the quad. These rooms are great, unlike the old street facing rooms (yes, we could compare).
You get towels and a surprisingly good range of travel size toiletries.
The view from the windows (also bathroom) is spectacular, the best moment is when you wake up and look outside of the window..
Bed super comfortable, didn't want to leave!!
Breakfast was served in the Dining hall, now THIS WAS THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE!!!
The moment we went in, it was a WOW effect, this was Oxford's greatest dining hall..!
After talking so many photos we finally started having breakfast, cooked English breakfast was served in an adjunct room, continental was on a buffet in the hall.
The amazing thing is, the tables were all set up, including coffee, hot water and orange juice!
Location, opposite Pitt Rivers Museum and M of Natural History, waking to Centre 7 min, bus station 12 and train 20 min.

Room Tip: Make sure you book yourself in renovated room facing the quad.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Palmakedonka
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Fairly basic rooms - a table lamp between the twin beds would have been nice as there is only one central light in the room. The room was hot and stuffy so we had to leave the window open throughout our stay. Having said that the highlight was the great hall where you have breakfast. On the last day we even got to sit at the top table with a magnificent view of the assembled guests. The food was okay and the service very good. Holman Hunt's Light of the World in the chapel was my favourite part of the weekend experience

Room Tip: Best to book an ensuite room with a view of the quad
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank georgeTyneandWear
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

A chance to have a genuine Oxford experience, living in a college with breakfast at the High Table but with much more comfort than in my student days! Lovely en suite room, Internet access, tea & coffee - no TV but good desk and cupboard space. I would return if I ever have a study or writing project to work on, for the calm and inspriation of the surroundings.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank JLK2011
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

We recently spent a night staying at Keble as part of our UK experience.
Wanting to experience as many different B & B's as we could, we liked the idea of staying at such an iconic place, and we were blown away with the College.
Simple, clean and functional rooms, opened out onto the beautiful grounds with the most amazing dining hall -
The staff were so very helpful, and it is just a short stroll to the shops and restaurants.
Stay here to enjoy a piece of English history - and take the time to soak up the atmosphere of this amazing part of the city.
Parking is off site - and watch out for the different zones - they are fiercely patrolled, and the fines are hefty!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Keble College

Address: Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Amenities:
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Ranked #2 of 26 Speciality Lodging in Oxford
Price Range: £32 - £148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Keble College, founded in 1870, is one of Oxfords architectural landmarks located in the heart of the City.Venture behind the college walls and stay as a bed and breakfast guest at Keble. Discover stunning tranquil quads and inspiring architecture whilst staying in a comfortable study bedroom.All bedrooms include tea and coffee making facilities, towels, toiletries and free WiFi points. Bedrooms are serviced daily. To complete your college experience, relax and enjoy a cooked or continental breakfast served in our magnificent Gothic dining hall, Oxford's longest Hall, before setting off to explore Oxford's City Centre. ... more   less 
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