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The Tower House

3-star3 stars
15 Ship Street, Oxford, England, OX1 3DA, United Kingdom

3-star inn with restaurant, near Exeter College
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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From 221 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
Amenities are not the best

The Tower House

from A$189
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite
  • Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite (with Bath)
  • Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite (with Shower)

What’s around The Tower House


  • In Oxford City Centre
  • Exeter College - 1 min walk
  • Covered Market - 2 min walk
  • University Church of St Mary the Virgin - 3 min walk
  • Radcliffe Camera - 4 min walk
  • Sheldonian Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Ashmolean Museum - 5 min walk
  • Christ Church College - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Oxford (OXF) - 13 min drive
  • Oxford Station - 12 min walk
  • Oxford Parkway Station - 9 min drive
  • Oxford Islip Station - 14 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Special features


Turl Street Kitchen - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 82 reviews

Very good 8.0
Cozy and close
The Tower House is right in the middle of everything. Our room was tiny with a shared bathroom, but it was clean and cozy and the staff were superb. The rooms are connected to the cafe on the corner so they work very well together. I would stay there again if ever we visit there again.
Julia, us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Centrally located in Oxford
Tower House is in a small and very old building, which gives it a certain charm, and also makes for some cramped spaces inside. That said, it’s very well situated near Jesus College and several really good restaurants, and has everything you need for a pleasant stay. Beds are comfy, and it’s impeccably clean, despite a slightly shabby entrance. Profits from Tower House go to fund scholarships for Oxford students, so there’s a social enterprise aspect as well.
Marjorie, us1 night business trip
Poor 2.0
Theft from my room. Do not stay here
1. I left my room at 9 am and returned at 3 pm only to discover that my backpack was stolen from my room, along with my passport, IDs, credit cards, cash, laptop and phone accessories, makeup, and things of personal value. I talked to the B&B proprietors and they did not apologize or show concern, as if this happens regularly. They did call the "cleaning company" (which they later admitted is really just an individual on contract) and got hold of Bert (they wouldn't give me his last name) who cleaned my room that morning (between 12 and 2 pm he said). He claimed he did not see any backpack. 2. I filed a crime report with Thames Valley Police in Oxford. I had to cut my time short in Oxford to rush to the US embassy in London to get an emergency passport. There is no refund. It is the minimum they should do for my suffering. I am not even asking for their compensation of my loss, just a refund for my stay which was completely ruined due to the break in. 3. They do not have any surveillance cameras, and as a result, there is no evidence of the theft. The police is utterly indifferent and openly said they would not investigate this case, not even questioning the B&B owners and the cleaner. You are on your own if you stay here and have things stolen from your room. 4. Full English breakfast is a disappointment. Tasteless. Shame on them.
Alice, gb3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Quirky, charming hotel-- and restaurant with great food. Staff extremely pleasant, bed was a little soft, but night was quiet and we slept well. Would definitely stay again!
Kathleen, usFamily trip
Very good 8.0
Brilliant position right in the middle of Oxford. The building is a bit shabby but the room was clean with nice towels. Breakfast amazing in next door Turl Street Kitchen.
gb1 night trip

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