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thanks from Mr. Wong for stays 3-8 Dec, 2018 - Rating 5/5

Thank you for the all the help from River Hotel.1.quick response in handling my booking or change of dates2.good in knowing the choice of Mr. Wong's room preference in staying at River HotelBest wishes from Mr. Wong to you all for having a Merry X'mas and Happy New Year of 2019.see you in February 2019!

Reviewer:YIU KIT ERNEST W | Mon 10th Dec 2018 | 1 day ago

An excellent small hotel - Rating 5/5

Our double, ensuite room at the River Hotel, though not large, was very clean, comfortable and with plenty of storage space. The staff were pleasant, friendly and extremely helpful. Breakfast was very good. Given its location, an ideal place to stay close to the centre of Oxford.

Reviewer:John B | Sun 9th Dec 2018 | 2 days ago

Nice stay in Oxford - Rating 4/5

Nice breakfast with a brilliant river view though the room was a little bit old-fashioned. It's good to stay btw.

Reviewer:Chi Kit P | Fri 23rd Nov 2018 | 2 weeks ago

Pleasant stay. Highly recommended- Rating 5/5

Was very lucky to come across River Hotel at the last minute for a weekend stay with our 3 month old baby. The receptionist was very warm and welcoming throughout our stay. The room was clean and comfortable and is close to the city centre. Breakfast was on time and tasty. All in all.. A good choice.

Reviewer:Rose J | Mon 19th Nov 2018 | 3 weeks ago

friendly homy staying - Rating 5/5

friendly people, homy design, clean and tidy room, delicious breakfast with few to a canal. Two minutes far from train station and ten from down town

Reviewer:theodosia p | Wed 31st Oct 2018 | 1 month ago

Great location, breakfast and reasonable- Rating 5/5

As said, handy for walking into the main part of the city, excellent choice with breakfast all at a good rate

Reviewer:DRYDEN Mr F | Sun 28th Oct 2018 | 1 month ago

hotel review - Rating 3/5

bedroom needed updating,breakfast was good

Reviewer:POMEROYD | Mon 22nd Oct 2018 | 1 month ago

Enjoyable stay - Rating 4/5

Very comfortable hotel, conveniently located to station and Oxford city attractions.

Reviewer:Anthony V | Mon 22nd Oct 2018 | 1 month ago

Thanks for kindness, room and meal. - Rating 4/5

We came from Japan to meet my son in Lancaster.On the way to Lancaster from London we visited Oxford. We wanted to go Helen & Douglas House,Hospice for kids and young adult.The owner of River Hotel was so kind to tell the direction to the House and which bus to get on.Our room is clean and has enough tools for staying.Breakfast at the restaurant by the rever is good taste.The room fee is reasonable.We are old and maybe can't go to Oxford again.But we had good experience in Oxford.Thanks for River Hotel.

Reviewer:Atsufumi N | Fri 12th Oct 2018 | 2 months ago

Pleasant and friendly- Rating 4/5

Very pleasant and friendly staff in old English hotel. Convenient to train station

Reviewer:Maureen D | Thu 11th Oct 2018 | 2 months ago

Weekend break - Rating 4/5

A great little hotel run by the most attentive hosts. Travelling with my best friend we were greeted with a warm and friendly welcome.The room we had was basic but extremely clean (as was all of the hotel). A little on the old fashioned side though. (Blankets/sheets instead of duvets)Breakfast was delicious and nothing too much trouble. With oxford city centre within a 10 min walk and the river view outside i would definately stay here again.

Reviewer:Angela J | Tue 9th Oct 2018 | 2 months ago

Convenient Location, Comfortable Stay, Great Breakfast- Rating 5/5

Traveling by rail, the River Hotel is conveniently located a few minutes away from the station. The staff was very helpful in having our room ready when we arrived and answering our questions about the city.The room was comfortable, and breakfast was great.We would stay there if we visit Oxford in the future

Reviewer:Gerald S | Mon 1st Oct 2018 | 2 months ago

Friendly staff,courteous- Rating 4/5

near the train station. Although it was only from 8:00 breakfast, I was served breakfast earlier

Reviewer:Michael H | Fri 28th Sep 2018 | 2 months ago

Great stay - Rating 4/5

Had a great stay at the River Hotel - my room was clean, cozy and met my needs perfectly for the week I was at school. There were some minor hiccups but nothing that would prevent me from coming back again, as the staff were particularly warm and accommodating. See you again soon!

Reviewer:Anisa G | Mon 24th Sep 2018 | 2 months ago

A good hotel in Oxford city center - Rating 4/5

Although not in the city center, I believe it’s one of the best places for its value of money. Almost 5 m walk to the George street and from that to the other places. And a bonus if you are a. MBA or EMBA student, the walk is only 3 m. Moreover,compared to the B.B. places, this hotel by far has better room and bigger. The only remark is the TV. Almost a 20” screen. The owners are good couple and they take personal care of their resedents. I liked it a lot.

Reviewer:MARWAN E | Mon 24th Sep 2018 | 2 months ago

Short Stau okay, good Breakfast - Rating 3/5

Very small room, very good Breakfast, friendly staff

Reviewer:Katrin H | Sun 23rd Sep 2018 | 2 months ago

Staying at River Hotel- Rating 5/5

The hotel was lovely with clean comfortable room endless hot water and a marvellous breakfast. We would love to stay again

Reviewer:Sue H | Sat 22nd Sep 2018 | 2 months ago

Weekend in Oxford - Rating 3/5

The hotel is in a good location and is only a15 minute walk from the city centre. The staff are friendly and helpful and the breakfast is also very good.The only negative is that our bedroom’s decor and furniturewas very tired and dated and in need of an update to modern hotel standards.

Reviewer:Stephen B | Mon 17th Sep 2018 | 2 months ago

Great spot - Rating 4/5

Great position close to town centre staff friendly and helpful hotel decor bit dated but spotlessly clean will use again when visiting Oxford

Reviewer:FRENCH Kevin and C | Sun 16th Sep 2018 | 2 months ago

A great hotel - Rating 5/5

Great welcoming and great service. The breakfast was very good and we would stay here again

Reviewer:Linda K | Sat 15th Sep 2018 | 2 months ago

Nice place to stay - Rating 4/5

We stayed nine nights at the River Hotel and enjoyed our visit.The location was quiet and the rooms were clean, comfortable, and well-serviced.It's in a lovely location, convenient to the city and transit.

Reviewer:Anita H | Wed 12th Sep 2018 | 3 months ago

Lovely, Friendly and Convenient - Rating 5/5

The staff was very friendly and very accommodating and the location is very convenient. We drove in and then didn't need to use the car while we explored Oxford. Room was tidy and comfortable. They even helped us with getting a couple of glasses of ice late in the evening.

Reviewer:Justin D | Wed 12th Sep 2018 | 3 months ago

So Nice - Rating 5/5

Very Nice Hotel. Perfect location to visit Oxford! Excellent breakfast.

Reviewer:Ms FINCKER and Mr B | Mon 10th Sep 2018 | 3 months ago

Fantastic stay - Rating 5/5

This was our 2nd stay at the River Hotel as we had a balloon flight planned but was cancelled the first time. We had no hesitation in coming back as the service and hospitality the 1st time was excellent and that was equaled if not bettered 2nd time around. Our Balloon flight was very early morning and so they happily made us up a breakfast tray the night before to have as we were out before Breakfast began.The balloon flight took place and we got back about 30 mins after breakfast had finished but they were so kind and put on a full breakfast service just for us despite having just finished setting up again.The welcome is friendly and nothing is too much trouble.The location is great as you are close enough to be a short walk to the centre of town but far enough out to be quiet and peaceful along the river.As we had 2 nights we were checking out on the Sunday morning but were pleased to be told we could keep the car in the car park as we were going back into Oxford for the day.The rooms are basic but very clean and tidy with comfortable beds and plenty of room.Will definitely be coming back.

Reviewer:Will O | Mon 10th Sep 2018 | 3 months ago

Good Hotel - Rating 4/5

Hotel was overall good and a good location. The prices are surprisingly high but that might just be Oxford. The internet was not great as a business traveler. Otherwise, overall was fine.

Reviewer:Austin E | Sat 8th Sep 2018 | 3 months ago

Friendlyness - Rating 5/5

We had an enjoyable stay at the River Hotel. We intend to stay there again as the staff were so helpful and attended to our needs. We really felt welcome

Reviewer:Mrs E A B | Thu 23rd Aug 2018 | 3 months ago

Ideal for our particular needs - Rating 4/5

Comfortable beds, good car parking, good breakfast, helpful staff.

Reviewer:Susan H | Wed 22nd Aug 2018 | 3 months ago

Thank you to River Hotel - Rating 5/5

This is my 5th stays of choosing River Hotel, I come back again because the the staff of RH is nice and helpful in assisting the guests, the room is standard and clean.

Reviewer:WONG Yiu K | Tue 24th Jul 2018 | 4 months ago

July 2018 - Rating 3/5

I came to Oxford to take part in a University Summer School course. I stayed in the room overlooking the river. It was comfortable and spotlessly clean. The staff were helpful and friendly. Particular thanks to Sharon who served my breakfast and took a realinterest in what I was doing

Reviewer:JONES J | Mon 23rd Jul 2018 | 4 months ago

a pleasant stay - Rating 4/5

Nice charming hotel, well situated, spacious room and fine breakfast. Very friendly hosts.CK

Reviewer:Cécile K | Mon 9th Jul 2018 | 5 months ago

Fantastic Bargain, Excellent Staff - Rating 5/5

My husband and I so enjoyed our stay here. It's a quirky old building, which we found charming--especially the garden and dining room. The staff was extremely helpful when we needed them and gave us excellent transportation tips for the trip home. The location is phenomenal--very close to the train station and in a quiet neighborhood. I'm so glad that places like this exist. The accommodations are modest enough to be affordable but excellent nevertheless--a beautiful stay for a regular budget.

Reviewer:Kimberly F | Mon 9th Jul 2018 | 5 months ago

Moon River - Rating 5/5

Another great weekend at the river. Good bed, good breakfast, good welcome, polite staff. What more could you ask for ?. A bar, riverside garden ( the THAMES )Well that’s all there as well.

Reviewer:Mr and Mrs RG | Mon 9th Jul 2018 | 5 months ago

Very pleasant- Rating 4/5

Nice room, wonderful staff, and an overall very pleasant stay

Reviewer:Stephen K | Wed 4th Jul 2018 | 5 months ago

Visiting Oxford- Rating 4/5

Friendly and helpful. Good situation near station and river. Thankyou.

Reviewer:Doreen G | Thu 28th Jun 2018 | 5 months ago

River Hotel Review - Rating 5/5

Excellent location for tourists. Handsome Victorian building with well-kept garden overlooking the Thames river and canal boats. Convenient walking distance (for carrying luggage) from train station, and to historic sites, churches, and museums in the city center.Adequately sized room and restroom. Sit-in restaurant, and take-out food establishment across street. Convenience store nearby. Although Botley Rd. is well trafficated, the evenings were quiet.Excellent cooked and served breakfast. Hotel staff is most helpful in guiding visitors for the most reasonable travel plans to out-of-town sites such as Blenheim Palace. Overall, I consider the River Hotel (price, location, food, staff help) a financial value. U.S.A. visitor

Reviewer:Ken C | Sat 16th Jun 2018 | 5 months ago

Review - Rating 5/5

Very nice! Good service.

Reviewer:Hans L | Fri 15th Jun 2018 | 5 months ago

Nice to stay at - Rating 4/5

very friendly and helpful people, good and tasty breakfast, within easy walking distance of the center, nice room

Reviewer:Caroline H | Thu 7th Jun 2018 | 6 months ago

Friendly- Rating 4/5

The service was very friendly and breakfast was excellent. Having on site parking was a big bonus. Rooms could do with an update.

Reviewer:METCALF M | Wed 6th Jun 2018 | 6 months ago

A perfect place to stay in oxford - Rating 5/5

Fabulous room, great service, nice breakfast. Thank you for everything. We’ve enjoyed our stay

Reviewer:Suk Yee Iris K | Fri 11th May 2018 | 7 months ago

Helpful and friendly - Rating 5/5

Staff were most accommodating and helpful with really useful guidance on walks and things to see. Breakfast was beautifully cooked and presented and the room was clean and comfortable.

Reviewer:John L | Thu 10th May 2018 | 7 months ago

Nice hotel, nice breakfast included.. - Rating 4/5

There are lots of nice things about this hotel. Excellent location;very quiet;walking distance from Thames path and city center. Tasty hot breakfast. Wonderful staff. Coffee, tea and biscuits are available in your room. On the downside, we had two problems with the rooms (the building is old and not easily changed) (1) to take a shower, you have to climb into a big tub which is awkward and somewhat slippery and (2) central heat is only on during certain hours, which means that you either roast or freeze if you are in the bed near the heater.


Thank you for your kind review Catherine and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.Our bathrooms include a bath tub with over bath shower;our customers can decide whether to have a bath or shower and we have had positive feedback suggesting these homely touches are often lacking in other hotels. Despite the added space the bath takes up we hope they are welcome, especially after a long walk in Oxford, or along the River Thames.The heating system is thermostatically controlled and each radiator has its own controller as well. You stayed with us during the change of seasons and although the heating can\'t be turned off completely at this time of year, there were some nights were it was probably not really necessary.

Reviewer:Catherine C | Thu 3rd May 2018 | 7 months ago

One night in twin ensuite room - Rating 5/5

An all-round lovely stay. Warm, quiet, comfy beds, lots of hot water, spotless, great advice on getting around from Reception, fabulous breakfast, friendly and welcoming. Would go back again like a flash. Thank you all for a wonderful citybreak in Oxford.

Reviewer:Shauna D | Tue 1st May 2018 | 7 months ago

OldisGold - Rating 5/5

Must admit I was concerned when we arrived at the car park as it seemed a little old. However we were warmly welcomed at reception and given directions to where we needed to go.Perfect location from the centre, easy walking only 10 mins.Room was spacious and light, with plenty of hanging space.Only slight issue for me personally was the bed was firm but this is not a complaint.Breakfast was served by a lovely lady, hot foods cooked to order.They remembered I was a vegetarian! Very nice

Reviewer:Jen C | Fri 27th Apr 2018 | 7 months ago

Lovely B & B - Rating 5/5

I enjoyed my 6 nights in the River Hotel. The staff are very friendly;my room was good sized for one person. Breakfast was nicely presented with a good choice of cooked items. The hotel is situated beside the River Thames with easy access to the towpaths. Also it’s only a short walk from Oxford station and the City Centre. I look forward to returning some day.

Reviewer:Veronica M | Thu 26th Apr 2018 | 7 months ago

Lovely B & B - Rating 5/5

I enjoyed my 6 nights in the River Hotel. The staff are very friendly;my room was good sized for one person. Breakfast was nicely presented with a good choice of cooked items. The hotel is situated beside the River Thames with easy access to the towpaths. Also it’s only a short walk from Oxford station and the City Centre. I look forward to returning some day.

Reviewer:Veronica M | Tue 24th Apr 2018 | 7 months ago

Clean, convenient, good value for central Oxford. - Rating 5/5

Classic British small hotel/B& B. Friendly, good breakfast. Excellent location if you need to be close to bus and train station. It is only half a mile from the bus station, only 3 minutes from train station. Some might say it is expensive for what you get, but that is because it is in the center of Oxford! Yes the building is old, so floors creak or have slants to them. That's part of the charm, but was never an inconvenience. Showers were nice and hot. My ensuite twin was spacious and looked out over the garden.

Reviewer:Anne w | Tue 24th Apr 2018 | 7 months ago

Friendly staff, Nice river view- Rating 3/5

Short 5 min walk to Oxford center.Very close to trains.Good breakfast in a room with a nice view of the river.Room was small and simple.Could use some updating.

Reviewer:WRIGHTSON B | Wed 4th Apr 2018 | 8 months ago

River Hotel - Rating 5/5

A truly excellent hotel, in every respect. We have stayed in this hotel before, and we willdo it again in our future visits to Oxford.

Reviewer:Monir T | Sat 10th Feb 2018 | 10 months ago

Pleasant stay - Rating 4/5

My mother and I came for a second stay at the River Hotel, whilst visiting my daughter. the staff could not have been more friendly, or helpful. As always, the breakfast was excellent. Thank you.

Reviewer:B | Tue 5th Dec 2017 | 1 year ago

my stay - Rating 5/5

The location is unbeatable, the staff are friendly and helpful, and the English breakfast is unstinting - all for a very moderate price!

Reviewer:Mr Andrew K | Wed 29th Nov 2017 | 1 year ago

River hotel - Rating 4/5

We had a very pleasant couple of days here, good location, staff helpful and friendly.

Reviewer:Elaine G | Mon 27th Nov 2017 | 1 year ago

Excellent Clean Great Breakfast - Rating 5/5

We stayed in this hotel three nights and enjoyed our stay there. Very quite, clean, all shower facilities great, clean toielt, tea and cofee facitilies in roon, great breakfast very personal touch, friendly people, ten minutes from train station. We went to kur daughter graduation at University of Oxford very close in walking distance to every place. Next to besutiful river. We had good time.

Reviewer:Shahrad T | Sun 5th Nov 2017 | 1 year ago

River Hotel Experience - Rating 5/5

Excellent all round service. My grandson Sam who works in hotels was very pleased, especially with the breakfast. The situation and parking are a huge bonus to users of your establishment. Thanks for a lovely stay, kind regards Mr. G. W. R. Paton

Reviewer:PATON Graham Mr/ LEWIS Samuel ( | Sat 4th Nov 2017 | 1 year ago

Highly recommended - Rating 4/5

I met a friend in Oxford and pppreciated the convenience of the nearness to the main station, which was in walking distance to the hotel.I found the hotel very clean and extremely friendly.Nothing was too much trouble for them.The only disadvantage for didabled people, there are quite a few stairs inside and out, with no lift.

Reviewer:Issacharoff D | Wed 25th Oct 2017 | 1 year ago

Very comfortable stay - Rating 4/5

I would recommend staying here, check in was easy and straightforward. Very helpful too as unable to stay for breakfast so provided a breakfast tray in room. The room was pleasant very clean. We had a night at the theatre so this hotel was only a 10 minute walk. Having stayed before 2 years ago we were happy to stay again. I would recommend this hotel and look forward to returning. Oh forgot the free parking.

Reviewer:Carol T | Sat 21st Oct 2017 | 1 year ago

river hotel - Rating 4/5

we had room 2. a simple and comfortable room for 3 adults. looking onto the road, but quiet thanks to the secondary glazing. looks a little dated but the garden by the river was great and the breakfast delicious.

Reviewer:FREARSON Adam M | Wed 11th Oct 2017 | 1 year ago

our experience at River Hotel - Rating 4/5

Close to the railway station.Friendly and helpfull staff.Easy to walk to Oxford city.Next to the hotel You can start beautiful walks near the river Thames and Oxford Canal to Jericho(nice neighborhood)Rooms are clean and brings you back to the Inspector Morse years ...Breakfast on order is good:scrambled eggs, bacon, ...Best Marmite experience ever...Lovely hand-caught kippers! :)Kind regards

Reviewer:Buelens I | Wed 4th Oct 2017 | 1 year ago

River Hotel - Rating 3/5

Very convenient to city centre and the train station.The staff was very pleasant and accommodating.The room was adequate and clean, but somewhat outdated.

Reviewer:BURNETT P | Thu 28th Sep 2017 | 1 year ago

River Hotel - Rating 4/5

Staff were just lovely, extremely helpful and generous with information about the local area.Breakfast was very nice.Exterior photos very true to reality.Location is excellent, you can and I suggest you do - walk everywhere as currently there is road works blocking most the city. Although parking is available onsite which is a huge plus.The rooms are very simple, basic but clean and relatively quiet.

Reviewer:CRAWLEY J | Mon 25th Sep 2017 | 1 year ago

River Hotel Stay - Rating 4/5

Excellent stay yet again. Great service, room clean and tidy, comfortable bed providing a good nights sleep and breakfast very tasty. Well situated for travel.

Reviewer:Cptn Mark S | Mon 25th Sep 2017 | 1 year ago

Mother & daughter one night in Oxford - Rating 5/5

Sadly only one night spent here, it was a great place to stay, very close to the train station and by the river, only a short walk into centre of Oxford. Room comfortable and clean. Staff couldn't have been more helpful at breakfast, even providing vegetarian option for my daughter and cooked breakfasts presented beautifully. They even let us leave our bags until we went for our train, so we didn't need to carry them around the shops.

Reviewer:HALL A | Sat 2nd Sep 2017 | 1 year ago

4 nights in Oxford - Rating 4/5

Great location, ideal to leave the car. Fifteen minutes walk into centre. Accomodation comfortable but a bit tired, plenty of hot water. Staff friendly and helpful. Great breakfast. Five minutes walk to The Punter traditional pub with good food.

Reviewer:Mr. Peter C | Wed 23rd Aug 2017 | 1 year ago

Highly recommend the River Hotel - Rating 5/5

We had a lovely 4-day stay . Comfortable and clean rooms, friendly and accomadating staff and excellent breakfasts.Our early (by 3 of us) and very late (by our 4th) arrivals, the need to have a large package of camping equipment received and then picked up days after our departure as well as our need to use the left luggage room for a few days after check out were all handeled with smiles and efficiency by the staffEasy access to train/bus and city center but quiet riverside garden and lovelywalks. In a lovely part of town. Excellent 'heritage pub'only a few minutes walk away.The hotel is a little more worn then many Americans are used to but all of our party enjoyed it and would highly recommend.


Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted you enjoyed your whole time in Oxford.We hope the festival was a perfect end to your trip to the UK and welcome you next time.

Reviewer:Mrs. Kathryn P | Wed 16th Aug 2017 | 1 year ago

Pleasant stay - Rating 4/5

Comfortable hotel with polite, very helpful staff and within easy walking distance of the city centre attractions.

Reviewer:CRANSTON David & M | Fri 11th Aug 2017 | 1 year ago

Pleasant hotel- Rating 3/5

A very nice welcome, and pleasant and helpful staff.Good breakfast and OK room. Would benefit with some new wallpaper.

Reviewer:Martin P | Fri 11th Aug 2017 | 1 year ago

Great location - Rating 5/5

Walking distance from train station and town. We used the hotel as our base to explore the Cotswold area. We also enjoyed walking on the trail along the river right outside the hotel. Great hot breakfast and friendly staff. And shower was great.

Reviewer:Jaehyea W | Sun 6th Aug 2017 | 1 year ago

Good location, helpful staff - Rating 4/5

As described- very close to station and town centre and staff are very helpful. Breakfast was fast and plentiful, there is luggage storage and we were able to leave the car there the next day.Decor is a little worn, but it's clean and showers are strong.

Reviewer:Janet W | Mon 31st Jul 2017 | 1 year ago

Great location- Rating 4/5

Basic accommodation in a very handy location. The staff were friendly and more than made up for the barebones facilities. Breakfast was included in our price.

Reviewer:Dr. Julie T | Thu 27th Jul 2017 | 1 year ago

Great - Rating 5/5

We normally only stay at chain hotels. Not knowing what to expect our stay at River Hotel was a pleasant surprise.From check in to check out we were made very welcome. The room was comfy and relaxing.Breakfast was just right too!I would highly recommend the River Hotel for anyone visiting Oxford.

Reviewer:Mr. Mark S | Wed 26th Jul 2017 | 1 year ago

Overnight, July 22 - Rating 3/5

The room was quite satisfactory for an overnight stay.Reasonably priced, clean, and close to the train station and downtown.Breakfast was good and appreciated.Staff was friendly and helpful.We appreciated having the luggage storage area available to us after we checked out.

Reviewer:Mrs. Robin K | Wed 26th Jul 2017 | 1 year ago

River Hotel Oxford - Rating 5/5

A nice, clean hotel. Great place to stay

Reviewer:MAFANYA O | Sun 25th Jun 2017 | 1 year ago

Perfect location- Rating 5/5

Thank you River Hotel, yours is a superb location for enjoying Oxford, really appreciate the free car park and safe, secure, quaint, comfortable lodging, excellent service and delicious breakfast, I will definitely be back!

Reviewer:Lynn F | Mon 19th Jun 2017 | 1 year ago

End of section 4 Thames Path - Rating 3/5

Although only a two star hotel we found the accommodation adequate. Not used to sleeping with tightly tucked in blankets though. More used to duvets.The staff were very pleasant and helpful.

Reviewer:Mr. Graham E | Tue 13th Jun 2017 | 1 year ago

Very Recommendable - Rating 5/5

We had a very pleasent stay for one night, happy about a bathtub, good beds, a substential breakfast and very friendly staff.

Reviewer:Georg S | Mon 12th Jun 2017 | 1 year ago

Lovely stay - Rating 5/5

I'd initially booked 2 nights at the nearby YHA but due to the noise levels, needed to move elsewhere.Luckily the River Hotel had vacancies and proved to be a quiet location, with friendly staff and an excellent breakfast - and very reasonably priced too!Should I visit Oxford again, I'd book here straight away!


Thank you for your kind review and we welcome you back to the River Hotel on your next visit to Oxford.

Reviewer:Andrea M | Sun 4th Jun 2017 | 1 year ago

Great service- Rating 4/5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Although the rooms are a bit dated, they are clean and comfortable. The breakfast in the morning was superb, even the chef came out to check we were happy with everything! Service was faultless. Would stay again .

Reviewer:ROACH J | Mon 29th May 2017 | 1 year ago

Pleasant and friendly- Rating 3/5

We spent 3 nights at the River Hotel in Oxford.We were able to check in at 11 AM.The staff is friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and comfortable.The hotel is in a very convenient location, an easy walk from the station and right on the River Thames. It is not inexpensive, but the price is all inclusive:free parking, wifi, and a very good breakfast in a pretty room with fresh flowers on the tables. I think it is very good value given the location. We had no issues with traffic noise in our 3 floor front room. We found the staff to be friendly, cheerful and helpful.Be aware that there are a lot of stairs and no lifts so people with limited mobility might be better looking elsewhere.

Reviewer:Mr. Daniel K | Sat 27th May 2017 | 1 year ago

River Hotel - Rating 4/5

Perfect for one night stay as close to Oxford attractions. Although hotel dated was very clean, friendly staff and good breakfast cooked to order.

Reviewer:Mrs. Sharon M | Fri 26th May 2017 | 1 year ago

Basics covered - Rating 3/5

Great location, lovely people running/working at hotel and provided the basics. Hotel in serious need of some improvements and updating, especially beds.

Reviewer:Ms. Patricia| Thu 25th May 2017 | 1 year ago

well located hotel - Rating 4/5

The hotel is in a great location and has plenty of parking space which is a real bonus in Oxford. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was excellent and freshly cooked. Downsides;poor reception on the TV only 3 channels coming through, pillows very flat. Rooms were clean.

Reviewer:Mrs. Mary B | Wed 24th May 2017 | 1 year ago

Friendly and helpful hotel. - Rating 4/5

We have stayed here many times and have always found the service friendly and helpful. The breakfasts are very good with plenty of choice. It perhaps needs updating, but, on the plus side, it is also very convenient for walking into Oxford.

Reviewer:Mrs. G. R. P | Wed 17th May 2017 | 1 year ago

A week-end break in Oxford - Rating 4/5

Service was excellent.We received a friendly, informative reception and the breakfast was exceptional for a 2 star hotel. It is located a short walk from the station, or if travelling by car there is parking at the hotel. It is within easy walking distance to the center of Oxford and I would recommend the River Hotel as a good, affordable base to explore the area.

Reviewer:Mrs. Nova D | Tue 9th May 2017 | 1 year ago

Accom at River Hotel Oxford - Rating 3/5

Excellent location very close to railway station and short walk to town. Quiet. Basic but comfortable accommodation. Staff friendly and helpful. Freshly cooked breakfast great (rather than something that's been sitting in a bain-marie.

Reviewer:Ms. Elaine A | Mon 8th May 2017 | 1 year ago

Great location. Friendly staff - Rating 4/5

This hotel is ideally situated for arriving by public transport. It is an easy walk into Oxford city centre & has great river walks immediately outside the hotel. The staff are friendly, welcoming & knowledgeable about the area. Rooms are small but clean & well equipped. Good selection for breakfast. I imagine it may be a little noisy when hotel is full but this is a small price to pay for such a convenient location. Good value for a city centre hotel. I will be staying here again in the future.

Reviewer:Mrs. Julie C | Wed 26th Apr 2017 | 1 year ago

Wonderful Stay - Rating 4/5

My sister and I spent two nights at the River Hotel, and it was lovely! The staff is very inviting and accommodating-- even preparing vegan food for our breakfast upon request-- and the hotel is very well kept and clean. It is in a great location, right next to the train station, and either a short walk/drive to town on the main street or a longer, picturesque walk along the river.Very simple and quaint, I highly recommend!

Reviewer:Miss. Hannah S | Mon 17th Apr 2017 | 1 year ago

My special place in Oxford - Rating 4/5

Every year I come to Oxford for a conference and since I found the River Hotel, it has become my home there! Wonderfully nice and accommodating team, simple but comfortable rooms, easy access and an excellent breakfast... everything I need to be able to fully enjoy the conference!!

Reviewer:Mr. Sébastian M | Fri 7th Apr 2017 | 1 year ago

Highly recommend - Rating 4/5

Great location, friendly staff, would stay again.

Reviewer:Mrs. Julie S | Sat 1st Apr 2017 | 1 year ago

Convenient, friendly - will visit again ! - Rating 5/5

My mother & I attended a family reunion in Oxford and were delighted with the location of the River Hotel (walked to everywhere from there), and with the bright, spacious room, hospitality & selection available at breakfast. Will be back.

Reviewer:Mrs. Amanda S | Tue 28th Mar 2017 | 1 year ago

River Hotel in Oxford - Rating 4/5

The River Hotel in Oxford was conveniently located to the Oxford train station which was important to us as we were walking with our bags from the train station.The room was comfortable and the service was great in that we were able to leave our bags in a locked room while we visited Blenhiem Palace for the day.

Reviewer:Ms. Phyllis H | Tue 28th Mar 2017 | 1 year ago

River Hotel - friendly and convenient - Rating 4/5

We had a very pleasant stay at this hotel. It is placed so conveniently to walk into Oxford, we did not use our car at all. The staff were wonderfully friendly and were happy to help with all our enquiries. The cooked breakfast was very good and toast and drinks replenished when needed. We did not feel rushed at any time.The owners are making efforts to bring this hotel up to date but the decor in our room was tired, however all was kept clean and tidy for us. My only advise to River Hotel is either replace or take down the blinds at the front, they don't give a very good impression.

Reviewer:Mrs. Marian T | Sun 19th Mar 2017 | 1 year ago

Great location - Rating 5/5

Gret location, friendly staff and cozy rooms. Would happily stay here again.

Reviewer:Mr. Robert G | Thu 16th Mar 2017 | 1 year ago

Great place to stay - Rating 5/5

Very clean and tidy staff exceptional great breakfast well cooked all you can eat we stayed for 3 nights and very happy close to Thames path and train station this is the second time we have stayed here come and try it yourself.



Reviewer:P | Tue 17th Jan 2017 | 1 year ago

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Our Facilities

  • Conference
  • Credit Card
  • Free Parking
  • Parking Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Family Rooms
  • City Centre
  • Ironing Service
  • Wifi
  • City Breaks