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River Hotel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed two nights in May, wished I could have stayed longer. Warm comfortable charming hotel, all amenities. Staff were very kind and capable. Great breakfast, best scrambled eggs and bacon ever! I had a terrible cold, and staff went above and beyond to help me. Oxford is a fascinating city, very walkable from hotel, as are...

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

The hotel is in a very convenient location, being an easy walk from the station and right on the river. It is an old building and some of the decor is quirky and sometimes dated, but it is a refreshing change from the bland sameness of the hotel chains. It is not particularly cheap, but the price is all inclusive,...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stay here every 6-8 weeks and feel at home every time I return. The staff are lovely, the rooms are great, breakfast is perfect & the location is ideal - resting on the banks of the Thames and a stones throw away from the train station & Glocester Green Bus Station. The River Hotel continues to provide the perfect...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this hotel rather dated and needed a refurbishment. There was no hot water on my final day so had a cold shower. Not acceptable these days. The breakfast was well cooked but I felt the ingredients used were of poor quality. The only plus point was the ability to leave my car in the car park after check...

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rhoxf, General Manager at River Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr Raggett, thank you for your review. We apologise for the issue with the hot water overnight on Friday (there was a failure with our commercial boiler). A member of your group reported lack of hot water to us on Friday evening at 10:30pm, at 7am on Saturday morning hot water had been restored to all rooms; those customers...

Glen Echo, Maryland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone who works and stays at this little hotel seems just right. I had a view of the community gardens and the river. Breakfast as always was perfect. Patricia always makes sure that I have a lovely time in my home away from home.

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Moraga, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, son and I stayed here in March on holiday. The reason we chose this hotel was price and location. We were able to drop off our rental car, walk to visit sights at the university and walk to the bus/train station. The room is basic but has everything important-warm room, comfortable beds, nice shower and a kettle. A...

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 20 April 2017

River Hotel is a very well located (close to the train station), quiet (by the beautiful river, obviously) and friendly place that has become my home when in Oxford. The team is very helpful and they have a great breakfast, which is a big plus!

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Bangkok
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We stayed here to attend the Skoll World Forum and found the location to be very convenient, only 5 minute walk to the conference center. The room and hotel served our purpose -- we were gone for most of the days and came back late just to sleep.

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rhoxf, Owner at River Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Oxford and your stay at the River Hotel, with special mention of our convenient location to the centre of Oxford.

Culver City, California
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Wonderful location, on the Thames. Quiet, spacious, comfortable with a lovely breakfast. Dining area overlooks the river, and there's a sweet pub, Punter's, just a short walk along the riverbank. Fabulous, kind, helpful staff. I would definitely return!!

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rhoxf, Owner at River Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments Claire. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Oxford and especially your stay at the River Hotel; our location on the River Thames close to some excellent dining options is worthy of a return visit.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Price clearly reflects the location - an easy stroll into town. Free parking onsite a bonus. The hotel is clean but very tired - carpets threadbare, blankets on bed took me back to the 60's. Walls of room covered with notices re fire evacuation etc to an extent you don't usually see these days. No hot water in the morning...

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rhoxf, business owner, College owned property at River Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Debbi F, In response to your recent stay, the management and team are sorry that the Hotel did not entirely meet your expectations. I understand that you were offered a free upgrade on arrival which was declined. We are in an excellent location beside the River Thames, our tariff includes table service breakfast to order, overlooking the river, 20%...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Long established local business in a good location by the River Thames at Osney bridge. Walking distance to city, colleges and venues, Oxford rail and bus stations, one of nearest to Said Business School and Kings Centre. Small hotel friendly service and value, all rooms with own bath with shower head and toilet, digital TV, radio and free tea/coffee tray. Residents bar/lounge, Free car park on site, Free wifi. VisitBritain **Metro grading awarded since 2007, free breakfast service with buffet and main meal cooked to order. 24-hour access with key. Oxford college owned property, originally 1870s master-builder's home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River Hotel

Address: 17 Botley Road | Oxford City by River Thames, Oxford OX2 0AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: $104 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — River Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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River Hotel Oxford
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Oxford
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“All are fine”
jld1232017, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“We loved the first floor at the front (twin beds for my mother & I). Quiet & bright.”
Mama-U, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You can never tell a house by its curtains”
Sam907, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room no. 3 where we stayed. Very quiet and not over looked from outside.”
mhtayeb, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are quieter”
Critickle, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
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