Abingdon has some great period buildings and riverside loveliness but also a pretty dingy central precinct and a few pint-and-a-fight pubs, so was a little unsure what to expect from the Howard. It turned out to be a gem - very friendly owners and a fabulously quirky old building with twisty-turny corridors and stairs, very sweet little rooms and good breakfast. Shared bathrooms are probably the only the reason the price isn't double.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable, attractive accommodation in 2 historic houses in East Saint Helen Street, described in Pevsnor's Architectural Guide as one of the most interesting streets in England. The atmosphere is informal and friendly. The houses and bedrooms have character and charm and one has a garden reaching the River Thames. Although in the town centre the street is quiet with ready access to riverside walks, restaurants, shops and a frequent express bus service to Oxford. Children are welcome. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- S. Howard Bed And Breakfast Abingdon, Oxfordshire