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Glen Echo, Maryland
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Once again I was hosted to a stay that involved no drama at a very reasonable cost. As a repeat guest, I seemed to be treated quite royally. Sought after and full during the Skoll World Forum, breakfast is a rare experience of made-to-order wonderful food and superb conversation with other delegates. Those in the search of a better world...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2016

The staff were lovely, friendly and helpful. Our room was well equipped, quiet and everything worked. the breakfasts were good. It was only a short walk to the city centre and even shorter to the station and there were also lots of buses. The little garden by the river was a bonus, and we would also recommend the restaurant opposite

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The hotel is perfectly situated near the centre of Oxford, also in proximity of several scenic walking routes along the river. The building and the surroundings are well maintained, the room was well furnished and comfortable.

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3Thank Gabor S
Georgetown, Texas
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Location and service were great; only problem was TV that could only be viewed straight on without losing resolution -- we had to stand for best picture. Internet not always available. Minor problems that would not keep us from staying here again, but keep us from giving River Hotel the top rating.

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Helena
Reviewed 17 May 2016

My son and I were at the end of Day 5 of walking the Thames Path from the source of the Thames to London. We arrived soaking wet, muddy and bedraggled. Our muddy shoes were taken to the drying room and we were warmly welcomed. We had an early departure by train and it was a treat to find we...

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3Thank Joe F
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

My expectations were met or exceeded during my stay. Our hosts were very welcoming. The room was quiet and you have to struggle to hear a train. It had plenty of heat and the blankets were nicer than a duvet. The breakfast is tasty and plentiful. Two small drawbacks are that the double bed was slightly slanted so I slept...

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2Thank Steve M
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We stopped in Oxford for one night before heading home following a rigorous hike on the Coast to Coast walk. We wanted to briefly explore Oxford from a location that was close to the rail station, near the city centre, and that was clean and relatively inexpensive. The River Hotel met our requirements. Staff was friendly, hotel was only a...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our hotel and we are delighted to hear your stay met / exceeded all expectations. It is especially nice to know you enjoyed the little touches, which is something our whole team strive to maintain in our small and welcoming hotel. We welcome you to visit the River Hotel...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2016

It was the second time we'd stayed at the River Hotel. Reassuringly it had hardly changed: cosy, quiet, old-fashioned. It's really close to the station (3 minutes), a boon if you're lugging suitcases, and within easy reach of the city. Everyone was friendly and the room was comfortable. Best of all are the pleasant views of the river as you...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Despite the fact that this hotel is quite far out of town - it is so close to the station. The bath is slippery - as became apparent when my partner slipped, thankfully not hurting himself to severely. We stayed for two nights but only tried the breakfast on our last morning - which was ok and the staff were...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We just had a wonderful stay at the River Hotel. The site is lovely- right on the river in a charming neighborhood. An easy walk from either the train station or the bus station. The staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast delightful. The room is sweet and just as promised.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $106 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — River Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
River Hotel Oxford
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“Rooms at the back are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Critickle, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The best views of the river are on the west side of the hotel. I'm not sure how many or which rooms are located there.”
 of 5 bubbles 462tonyk, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Nice view of the river.”
 of 5 bubbles lilylaurenkav, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Value, location, quality, friendly staff”
 of 5 bubbles robkoons, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Not ideal for people with mobility issues - no lifts, many stairs, including the access to both entrances.”
 of 5 bubbles 0pinion0nly, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
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