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Athena Guest House

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Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Athena Guest House

Athena Guest House

3 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
Cowley Road,255, Oxford, England, OX4 1XQ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of Oxford13 min walk
  • Popular LocationSt Hilda's College15 min walk
  • Popular LocationMagdalen Bridge16 min walk
  • AirportOxford (OXF)26 min drive

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About this area


Athena Guest House is located in Oxford. O2 Academy (Oxford) and New Theatre Oxford are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Bridge of Sighs and Oxford Castle. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Iffley Road Track or Oxford Ice Rink.

What's nearby

  • University of Oxford - 13 min walk
  • St Hilda's College - 15 min walk
  • Magdalen Bridge - 16 min walk
  • Iffley Road Track - 17 min walk
  • Oxford Brookes University - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Abingdon Radley Station - 11 min drive
  • Oxford (OXF) - 26 min drive


  • Kadai & Naan - 2 min walk
  • Malikas Restaurant - 4 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, walk to O2 Academy (Oxford)
A microwave in a common area, a fridge in a common area and free self-parking are available at this smoke-free guesthouse. WiFi in public areas is free. All 7 rooms boast private spa tubs, and offer free WiFi and TVs. Room service, electric kettles and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Athena Guest House offers 7 forms of accommodation with private hot tubs and shared/communal kitchens. Digital televisions are provided.

Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

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 or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing 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

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
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Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Room service available


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Private hot tub

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Check-in from 4 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
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
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; access will be through a private entrance

Renovations and closures

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

Access methods

Private entrance


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

Property is 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

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 5 out of 48 reviews
5 - Excellent 10%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 48 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 12 out of 48 reviews
3 - Okay 25%
Rating 2 - Poor. 13 out of 48 reviews
2 - Poor 27%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 10 out of 48 reviews
1 - Terrible 21%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Business traveller, Travelled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The bedroom was clean bt everything is just too old . The office was horrible it looked like a ghost room . These guys need to be a bit serious . It's only that I didn't have any other option otherwise I didn't like the place
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Do not book.
Very poor condition. Floors are filthy, bathroom filthy. Water leaking through the ceiling when the guests above take a shower. TV has no picture only sound. Room was not cleaned in time for check in. Only cold tap is working. Shower is either cold or burning hot. Not hygienic at all.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
The state of the front door alone was enough for me to question my choice and when the door opened I could see the carpet in the hall and stairs was dirty. The room we booked was en suite and it was a good size but furnished from a yard sale with nothing matching, filing cabinets for bedside tables so you caught your legs getting in and out of the (hard) bed. The bathroom wasn't bad, clean, as was the bed but the towels had evidence of the last user's hair. Arguably the worst aspect of the room was the curtains, which were hanging off the rails. Good touches were a fridge in room and we found two fans in the cupboard, large TV and plenty of channels although the TV screen wasn't the best, lines and colours wandering up and down.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

2/5 Poor

Business traveller
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
glad to leave
Turned up at around 5:15 to check in, I was on the phone to at 7:20 as there was no one in, finally at 7:35 someone appeared and then said they had no record of my booking but funny they found it after I showed them confirmation of my booking My room looked like it had not been cleaned also I woke up the next 3 days with the smell of nicotine and tar down my throat as the person before me used the en-suite as a smoking room In all fairness I used the room to only sleep in, as sitting in my car was more enjoyable than sitting in room that was dirty and smelt of smoke.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2020