Athena Guest House

Photo gallery for Athena Guest House

Primary image

Overview of Athena Guest House

Athena Guest House

3-star property
3-star guesthouse in Oxford

78 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
Cowley Road,255, Oxford, England, OX4 1XQ
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Room service
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Private spa tub
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free self parking
  • Free toiletries

Choose dates to view prices

About this area

What's nearby

  • University of Oxford - 6 min drive
  • Blenheim Palace - 39 min drive
  • Cotswolds - 30 min drive
  • Bicester Village - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Oxford (OXF) - 27 min drive
  • Abingdon Radley Station - 11 min drive
  • Oxford Parkway Station - 11 min drive
  • Islip Station - 14 min drive


  • Antep Kitchen - 3 min walk
  • Le Kesh - 5 min walk
  • Oxfork - 6 min walk
  • Oli's Thai - 6 min walk
  • The Cowley Retreat - 6 min walk

About this property

Athena Guest House

3-star guesthouse
Close to University of Oxford, Athena Guest House has plenty to offer. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this guesthouse include:
  • Free self parking
  • Smoke-free premises and luggage storage
Room features
All guestrooms at Athena Guest House boast perks such as private hot tubs, as well as amenities like free WiFi and room service.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • 2 bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • TVs with digital channels
  • Communal kitchens, electric kettles, and heating


Chinese (Mandarin), 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
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
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

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; access will be through a private entrance
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Room service


  • Luggage storage


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Private spa tub

Freshen up

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

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-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Athena Guest House Hotel OXFORD
Athena Guest House Hotel
Athena Guest House OXFORD
Athena Guest House
Athena Guest House Guesthouse Oxford
Athena Guest House Guesthouse
Athena Guest House Oxford
Athena Guest House Guesthouse
Athena Guest House Guesthouse Oxford

Frequently asked questions

Does Athena Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Athena Guest House 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Athena Guest House?
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 Athena Guest House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Athena Guest House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Athena Guest House?
You can check in from 4 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near Athena Guest House?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Antep Kitchen (3-min walk), Le Kesh (5-min walk), and Oxfork (6-min walk).
Does Athena Guest House have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a private spa tub.
What's the area around Athena Guest House like?
Athena Guest House is a short 13-minute walk from University of Oxford and 15 minutes' walk from Oxford Brookes University.

Overall score and ratings





Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

Avoid at all costs!
What a hovel. Obviously the health and safety inspectors have never visited this place. We have had to apologise profusely to our sub-contractor who we put up there for a couple of nights. Moved him out as soon as we could find another hotel.
Filthy light switch
Bathroom flooring
Bedside tabletop
Powerpoints in room :(
John, 2-night business trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Very Dusty
The apartment was very poorly maintained and in a very old condition with rust and dust everywhere ! The whole place needs a lot maintenance and cleaning! The bathroom was not very clean either, the base of the shower was rusting! I wouldn’t recommend it if you have more than a night to stay and are desperate !
4-night business trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

betsin, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

M, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Filthy over priced!
This property should not be on It’s dirty wholly overpriced. Our room was not as advertised. A 3m x 4m room with three beds that took up any form of floor space. Beds were extremely uncomfortable. Cheapest of the cheap! We had cigarette butts in our room on the floor. When we spoke to ‘management’ they said “but the walls are freshly painted yesterday”. They kindly cleaned up the cigarette burns with a dirty mop. The bathrooms are shared and utterly filthy. Due to me complaining, we were offered another room in addition the the horror we already had. In this case it’s was a tiny room with two bed crammed in and a strong smell When we checked out one of the rooms had What appeared to be 10 people in there. I would never recommend this hotel and I may report it to the council.
1-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Seemed a bit run down could do with a clean and polish Up grade on bedroom furniture at the same time
Robin, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Brian, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Elena, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Victoria, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

The bed was ok but the room is smell of cigarettes cause of the others room was smoking in their room plus toilets i can see the cigarette ashes on the floor.i have to buy air fresher for room and keep open the windows despite cold and the heater is off.the room is cold and smells of cigarettes
Angelina, 2-night trip
Verified guest review