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Iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.2 out of 5 Very good
385 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Breakfast Available
Bar
Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Hand sanitiser provided
Personal protective equipment

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationChrist Church College5 min walk
Popular LocationCarfax Tower8 min walk
Popular LocationCovered Market10 min walk
AirportOxford (OXF)14 min drive

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  • Comfy Room

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 151 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsComfy Room
  • Indulgence Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsIndulgence Room
  • Cosy Room

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsCosy Room

About this area

Oxford

Located in Oxford's Oxford City Centre neighbourhood, The Head of the River is in the city centre and on the waterfront. New Theatre Oxford and Oxford Castle are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Bodleian Library and Bridge of Sighs. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Oxford Ice Rink or Iffley Road Track.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Christ Church College - 5 min walk
  • Carfax Tower - 8 min walk
  • Covered Market - 10 min walk
  • Oxford Castle - 12 min walk
  • Radcliffe Camera - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Oxford Station - 17 min walk
  • Oxford (OXF) - 14 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Head of the River — 1 min walk
  • The Folly - 1 min walk
  • Head of the River - 1 min walk
  • G&D’s - 5 min walk
  • Bear Inn - 8 min walk

About this property

The Head of the River

Rivewalk Oxford inn in Oxford City Centre, walk to Christ Church College
This smoke-free inn features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a garden. WiFi in public areas is free. All 20 rooms offer free WiFi, espresso makers and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Free bottled water, hairdryers and showers are among the other amenities that guests will find.
The Head of the River offers 20 forms of accommodation with espresso makers and complimentary bottles of water. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

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

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–11 AM: GBP 11.5 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Free cots/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM and 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

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.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 11.5 per person (approximately)

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
No on-site parking is available
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 sanitiser
Contactless check-out is available

Property is also known as

Head River Inn Oxford
Head River Inn
Head River Oxford
Head Of The River Hotel Oxford
The Head of the River Inn
The Head of the River Oxford
The Head of the River Inn Oxford

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Head of the River and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Head of the River offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Head of the River cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The Head of the River pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this inn?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this inn?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 11 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this inn located?
Located in Oxford City Centre, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. New Theatre Oxford and Oxford Castle are also within 15 minutes. Oxford Station is 17 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Head of the River

4.2
Very good
385 reviews
5 - Excellent
169
4 - Good
155
3 - Okay
34
2 - Mediocre
23
1 - Poor
4
4.5
Cleanliness
4.4
Service and Staff
4.2
Amenities
4.1
Property condition
4.0 out of 5 Good
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Lovely beautiful little place. Fantastic to wKe up to a dinner on the river. Staff are lovely too. Only thing I’d mention is: 1. Sound travels - we had a very close relationship with the room above ours 2. If you open the window bugs from the river fly in. They give you a wonderful fan to counter act that but does mean the room can be a bit hot on hotter days! Apart from that - absolutely brilliant

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020
2.0 out of 5 Poor
  • Liked: Staff & service

Very overpriced for a fairly small room which was extremely hot. It’s really just a good pub with a few rooms and shouldn’t be charging hotel prices.

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020
2.0 out of 5 Poor
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

Very overpriced for a deeply average room which was hotter than a sauna. The staff were friendly but really this is just a pub with a few rooms upstairs, which is taking advantage of midsummer tourist season. We won’t be going back.

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Lovely hotel, very helpful staff and great location!

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Great place right on the river lovely rooms,great breakfast and did everything to enforce social distancing

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020
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