Overview of River Hotel

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3.9 / 5Good
171 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Parking Available


What's nearby

Popular LocationSaid Business School3 min walk
Popular LocationThe King's Centre8 min walk
RestaurantThe One1 min walk
RestaurantWestgate Cafe1 min walk
AirportOxford (OXF)11 min drive

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  • Family Room, Multiple Beds, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • 43 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
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  • Standard Single Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • 38 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Standard Twin Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • 43 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Basic Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Private Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 43 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Basic Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Ensuite, Annex Building

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Double Room, Ensuite, Annex Building

    Room amenities

    • 38 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Family Room, Ensuite, Annex Building

    Room amenities

    • 0 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
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About this area


Located in Oxford, River Hotel is in the city centre and on a river. Oxford Castle and Oxford Playhouse are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include St Margaret of Antioch, Binsey and Bodleian Library. Waterperry Gardens and West Witney Sports and Social Club are also worth visiting.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Said Business School - 3 min walk
  • The King's Centre - 8 min walk
  • Oxford Castle - 8 min walk
  • Worcester College - 9 min walk
  • Oxford Playhouse - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Oxford Station - 4 min walk
  • Oxford (OXF) - 11 min drive


  • The One - 1 min walk
  • Westgate Cafe - 1 min walk
  • The Holly Bush - 2 min walk
  • Domino's Pizza - 3 min walk
  • Pumpkin Café - 3 min walk

About this property

River Hotel

Riverside hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a meeting room, concierge services and a garden are on-site. All 20 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, electric kettles and TVs. Hairdryers, safes and phones are among the other amenities that guests will find.
River Hotel offers 20 forms of accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.
Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

Self parking: GBP 10 per stay

Food and drink

Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily
1 restaurant
1 bar

Guest services

Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Luggage storage

Languages spoken


Business services

1 meeting room




Smoke-free property

Room amenities




Free toiletries
Shower/bathtub combination



Food and drink

Electric kettle





Check-in between 2 PM and 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 11 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information
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.
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 4 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: GBP 10 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.
  • Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.
  • For traveller safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
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.

We should mention

One child 4 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

River Hotel Oxford
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River Oxford
River Hotel Hotel
River Hotel Oxford
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at River Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, River Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to River Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at River Hotel?
As of 31 May 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at River Hotel on 10 Jun 2020 start from £130, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours over a 30-day period. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self-parking is available for GBP 10 per stay.
What time is check-in at River Hotel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 11 PM.
What time is check-out at River Hotel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this property located?
Located in the heart of Oxford, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Said Business School, The King's Centre and Oxford Castle. Worcester College and Oxford Playhouse are also within 15 minutes. Oxford Station is only a 4-minute walk.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

We loved the people, the owner and staff. They could not have done more to make our stay comfortable. I don’t think there was anything we didn’t like.

Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Room size disappointing

The room was very small and the tv was as small as an ipad

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The staff were excellent - friendly and helpful and it was a quiet location. A nice clean room and a good breakfast.

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness

Great location, basic room and bed

Great location, 5 minutes from train station. Basic room - bed has no duvet - just old blankets and cover. Got bitten by some bugs when sleeping. Bathroom is OK - has a heating unit, which was effective on cold mornings. Friendly staff, and decent breakfast included in price.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019