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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Moraga, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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%...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oxford, as regular visitors will know, is not a cheap place to stay. Which is what makes the River Hotel such a welcome discovery. It's not boutiquey or fashionable but it is clean, comfortable and surprisingly quiet. The rooms are very well equipped, breakfast is everything you could want - except on a Sunday when it really could be a...

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Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a lovely little hotel with a character. The location is great and the rooms are very clean with a homely feel. I like the fact that there are big bottles of shampoo and bath soak in the bathroom so you don't need to worry about running out. If you are going to leave very early in the morning,...

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Sussex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chose the River Hotel for parking facilities (excellent) and convenience to city centre (even netter than I had expected). It was almost central, with an easy walk to everywhere, and yet quiet (double-glazed sash windows), and picturesquely located on a river's edge. Formerly a private house, it has been converted into a small hotel but retains period features that I...

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Evesham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We had a lovely short-stay at this hotel. It is so convenient for the centre of Oxford and its restaurants, we did not use our car at all. The staff could not be more friendly and helpful and the breakfasts were great. Our room was clean but rather dated, although the reception rooms had been updated. The blinds on the...

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Good value, clean, friendly, good food, clean room, very happy place to stay, on river Thames. Very handy for town centre and good resteraunts.Good, well stocked bar.Secure parking off road. Rooms although not over large but comfortable and more than adequate.

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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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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: €69 - €105 (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, England
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Oxford
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“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
“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.”
462tonyk, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
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