River Hotel

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Overview of River Hotel

River Hotel

2-star property
Riverfront hotel with restaurant, near Said Business School

8.0/10 Very Good

196 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
17 Botley Rd, Oxford, England, OX2 0AA
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Meeting room
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Highchair

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the riverwalk
  • University of Oxford - 1 min drive
  • Cotswolds - 20 min drive
  • Blenheim Palace - 15 min drive
  • Bicester Village - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Oxford (OXF) - 11 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 40.3 miles/64.8 km
  • Oxford Station - 4 min walk
  • Oxford Parkway Station - 9 min drive
  • Abingdon Radley Station - 12 min drive


  • Dosa Park - 3 min walk
  • The Punter - 4 min walk
  • Yellow Submarine - 5 min walk
  • 4500 Miles from Delhi - 5 min walk
  • The Lighthouse - 6 min walk

About this property

River Hotel

Hotel by the river
Take advantage of a garden, a library, and a bar at River Hotel. In addition to a restaurant, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • English breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and smoke-free premises
  • Luggage storage, concierge services, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews say great things about the proximity to public transit
Room features
All guestrooms at River Hotel have amenities such as free WiFi.
Extra amenities include:
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee and electric kettles
  • Shower/tub combinations, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • Highchairs, heating, and daily housekeeping


English, German, Italian

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-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • 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 9 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • All guests must show a valid passport, driving licence, or other official form of national identification.

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


  • One child (4 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Uncovered onsite self parking (GBP 10 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Uncovered onsite extended parking (GBP 10 per night)
  • Onsite parking limited (max 1 space per unit)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Library


  • English
  • German
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Highchair
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for GBP 10 per stay
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds


  • Uncovered self parking costs GBP 10 per night with in/out privileges
  • Uncovered extended parking costs GBP 10 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

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.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


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

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Parties and events are allowed on site.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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 and cash.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

This property will place a credit card authorization for one night for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.
Property Registration Number Company number 06579302

Also known as

River Hotel Oxford
River Hotel Hotel
River Hotel Oxford
River Hotel Hotel Oxford

Frequently asked questions

Does River Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, River Hotel 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 River Hotel?
As of October 5, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at River Hotel on October 9, 2022 start from P 6,727, 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 River Hotel?
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 River Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at River Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs GBP 10 per night. Extended parking costs GBP 10 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at River Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at River Hotel and nearby?
River Hotel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near River Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Dosa Park (3-min walk), The Punter (4-min walk), and Yellow Submarine (5-min walk).
What's the area around River Hotel like?
River Hotel is located by the river, a short 4-minute walk from Oxford Station and 8 minutes' walk from University of Oxford. Travelers recommend the hotel for its walkable location.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Very Pleasant Stay...
Choose this hotel due to it's close location to the city center but without the noise of more centrally located hotels. It was very quiet. The bed was very comfortable. They served a nice full English breakfast and everyone on staff were very helpful and personal. Overall just what we were looking for. (Yes the room and TV were small but who goes to Oxford to hang out in a room watching TV? Plus they have a very nice lounge as well.
Lisa, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

Cute little hotel, just very dated and tiny. It was next to the train station, so very convenient to getting to and from the area.n
Kathryn, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

Enjoyed our stay here
Quaint English hotel conveniently located in Oxford. The made to order breakfast in their dining room is a wonderful way to start the day. Friendly staff, clean accommodations. Easy walk to all of the major University attractions, downtown, train station and Gloucester Green bus station.
LAUREN, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

James, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely old building, but well maintained, lots of little extras, like an honesty bar. Warm friendly staff. Lovely gluten free breakfast. Perfect for walking to town, shops and restaurants, but also lovely walks along the river. Will definitely return.
Carole, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

There was no one there when I got there. The email said there would be. Signs indicated I should go to the backdoor to be let in. No one let me in through the backdoor. The only way to get in was to give them a call. Not everyone who arrives in the UK immediately has a working phone - they rely on being able to check into their hotel. On the phone, they said there would be someone in the morning, but then in the morning there again wasn't.
David, 1-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Immaculately clean Warm and confortable. Lad
Janet, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely stay
It’s very clean, shower is good, bed is very comfortable, staff are friendly and helpful. it’s a nice stay overall all.
Iona, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

Very happy with service and fabulous breakfast, also have a lovely small bar area which we found very useful after returning late in the evening. The rooms were OK, maybe need a little updating but quite adequate for our stay.
Sarah, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best night's sleep ever!
Fantastic little find situated in walking distance of central Oxford. First class service with lovely warm bedrooms. Breakfast was second to none with a great choice on offer.
Stuart, 2-night trip
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