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Vanbrugh House Hotel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I decided to try The Vanbrugh House Hotel for lunch today, as the set menu looked interesting and reasonably priced. We were shown downstairs to the Restaurant by a friendly chap on Reception. However, we then encountered the worst waitress I have ever met. We asked her if there was an A La Carte menu as well... More 

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Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is nice enough. Be warned, internet connection is appalling: I've had better in rural Asia. Although the street itself is quiet you may get noise from the Oxford Union opposite. Rooms are small and rather cramped. We had a suite which was a separate box room. The bathroom doesn't have a bath but an excellent walk-in shower. There... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We called in for lunch only. The quality of the food and the service were excellent. Our waiter, Jay, was professional yet friendly and efficient. A much better place to go than most chain restuarants in Oxford.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Whether you like this hotel or not obviously depends on what is important to you, so here are the pros and cons from our visit: Good things: The hotel is a beautiful period property, with high ceilings and Georgian windows. It is slap bang in the centre of town and is a very brief walk to the shops, colleges, restaurants... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in a great location (in the middle of it all, but down a side street so there is no street noise). the hotel staff are nice, the rooms are a bit on the small size with a lovely bathroom and double paned windows to keep out external noise. However this being I assume converted houses, you hear... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent one night at the Vanbrugh Hotel, the service was excellent, our room was very nice, and food we had for breakfast was excellent! We would highly recommend the Vanbrugh Hotel ! Only issue was parking, which we found about 3 blocks away.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I stayed there for my graduation. The hotel is centrally located in Oxford city center and the rooms are well-appointed and comfortable. The breakfast was hot and filling and the staff were attentive to my requests.

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Berkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely old building (you can tell the age by the slope of the floors in the corridors and bedroom!) in the heart of Oxford, just off the pedestrianized shopping street. I was thoughtfully given a back room on the top floor to avoid any noise disturbance from late-night revellers on the street but, unfortunately, there was a... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot fault this hotel ..our stay was excellent.. lovely staff very friendly and helpful.Breakfast was fantastic , room very comfortable and quiet .Not a large hotel but very clean and modern . Great location for station sightseeing.Would recommend this hotel highly. Keep up the good work Vanburgh,would definately return .

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is very centrally located and within walking distance to all major restaurants and shopping. The staff at the hotel were very helpful and courteous and made the effort to go the extra yard to make the stay very pleasant

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about Vanbrugh House Hotel

Address: Vanburgh House 20-24 St. Michaels Street, Oxford OX1 2EB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: $265 - $488 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vanbrugh House Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Room at the front was noisy”
 of 5 bubbles SquidFeet, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you have problems with stairs, let the staff know in advance as there is no lift.”
 of 5 bubbles willow26, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 11 was spacious and lovely”
 of 5 bubbles bensy99, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our Superior Deluxe Room came with own private patio garden!!!”
 of 5 bubbles Jon-TaylorC, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had Room 17, one of the largest, which was quiet, facing onto the back courtyard. Front rooms might be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Thalia8, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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