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The Head of the River

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Front of property
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Head of the River

The Head of the River

4.0 star property
Riverfront inn in Oxford City Centre with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.4/10 Very Good

537 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Map
Folly Bridge, St. Aldates, Oxford, England, OX1 4LB
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Espresso maker

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Oxford City Centre
  • University of Oxford - 1 min drive
  • Cotswolds - 27 min drive
  • Blenheim Palace - 17 min drive
  • Bicester Village - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Oxford (OXF) - 14 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 39.5 miles/63.6 km
  • Abingdon Radley Station - 10 min drive
  • Oxford Parkway Station - 11 min drive
  • Oxford Station - 17 min walk

Restaurants

  • Shanghai 30's - 3 min walk
  • G&D’s - 5 min walk
  • The Bear - 8 min walk
  • Sasi's Thai - 8 min walk
  • Ben's Cookies - 9 min walk

About this property

The Head of the River

Located near a train station, The Head of the River is a great choice for a stay in Oxford. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale inn include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers love the breakfast and walkable location.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–11 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Espresso maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

The Head of the River - This pub specializes in British cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 11.5 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Head River
Head River Inn
Head River Inn Oxford
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Head Of The River Hotel Oxford
The Head of the River Inn
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Head of the River offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Head of the River does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Head of the River?
As of November 29, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Head of the River on December 19, 2022 start from P 5,795, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Head of the River?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Head of the River?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Head of the River?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Head of the River.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Head of the River?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Head of the River and nearby?
The Head of the River has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Head of the River?
Yes, The Head of the River offers British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Shanghai 30's (3-min walk), G&D’s (5-min walk), and The Bear (8-min walk).
What's the area around The Head of the River like?
The Head of the River is located on the waterfront in Oxford City Centre, a short 3-minute walk from University of Oxford and 4 minutes' walk from Christ Church College. Our travelers say the local area is very walkable.

Overall score and ratings

8.4

Very Good

8.9/10

Cleanliness

8.9/10

Staff & service

8.2/10

Amenities

8.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.2/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very Good

Per, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Disappointed
It was OK but disappointed, the Hotel was advertised as 4 star but I find that hard to believe, 3 at best. Whilst the rooms were clean, our room as opposite a main road and had no double glazing so kept awake all night by the traffic. Also the walls were paper thin so you could hear every movement in neighbours bathrooms! Lastly as it’s an old pub it had no air management so the room was unbearably hot even in October. Would not stay again or recommend especially at the price paid.
James, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Nice room good service ideal location
Robert, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Angela, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Trevor, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

The service was great and the management and staff were exceptional and would do anything to help you. What an excellant location you were a minute away from a entrance to the Christchurch meadow.
robert, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not great, to expensive for what you get
Unfortunately this I Hotel is completely overpriced. There was mould in the shower, room not particularly clean. The window lead straight out to a communal balcony walkway, people walk passed and we’re literally a couple of metres away from us lying in bed. Window mouldy too. Breakfast not great. Staff pleasant.
Anne Catherine, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Nicely situated on the water. Accommodating staff. Tricky plumbing.
Carolyn, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful property on the river; as an American, this was the idyllic English setting; staff are excellent, professional; food is wonderful. We added an extra night to our stay because we didn't want to leave. Very clean.
Ruth, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It is a charming old hotel in a vibrant English Pub setting. The rooms have a nice rustic feel to them. The breakfasts provided are the best we have ever had. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants a more unique but comfortable setting for a holiday stay.
charles, 7-night family trip
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