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Vanbrugh House Hotel

Upscale hotel, steps from New Theatre Oxford

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20-24 St Michaels Street, Oxford, OX1 2EB, England, United Kingdom
8.0.Very good.
  • Excellent location within walking distance of major attractions. Structure of building…

    Sep. 1, 2019

  • Close to central town and tourist activities, room clean and nice finishings , some…

    Aug. 28, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 22 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathtub or shower

What’s around

  • In Oxford City Centre
  • University of Oxford - 1 min walk
  • New Theatre Oxford - 3 min walk
  • Carfax Tower - 4 min walk
  • Ashmolean Museum - 5 min walk
  • Bodleian Library - 6 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double Room, Accessible (Disabled access)
  • Standard Double Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Superior Suite
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Executive Double Room
  • Premier Suite
  • Single Room
  • Basic Double Room
  • Junior Suite

What’s around


  • In Oxford City Centre
  • University of Oxford - 1 min walk
  • New Theatre Oxford - 3 min walk
  • Carfax Tower - 4 min walk
  • Ashmolean Museum - 5 min walk
  • Bodleian Library - 6 min walk
  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History - 11 min walk
  • O2 Academy (Oxford) - 26 min walk
  • Oxford Brookes University - 33 min walk
  • Balliol College - 3 min walk
  • Exeter College - 3 min walk

Getting around

  • Oxford (OXF) - 13 min drive
  • Oxford Station - 9 min walk
  • Oxford Parkway Station - 11 min drive
  • Abingdon Radley Station - 13 min drive
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20-24 St Michaels Street, Oxford, OX1 2EB, England, United Kingdom

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 22 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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In the hotel


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Languages Spoken

  • Czech
  • English
  • Polish
  • Romanian

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • MP3 docking station

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

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 sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


This property does not have elevators.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Vanbrugh House Hotel Oxford
  • Vanbrugh House Hotel
  • Vanbrugh House Oxford
  • Vanbrugh House
  • Vanbrugh House Hotel Hotel
  • Vanbrugh House Hotel Oxford
  • Vanbrugh House Hotel Hotel Oxford

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Vanbrugh House Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Vanbrugh House Hotel.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Jimbob's Baguettes (3-min walk), Gourmet Burger Kitchen (3-min walk), and Gino's Spagetti House (3-min walk).
8.0.Very good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Reception staff are the best asset of the property - warm, helpful, efficient. Cleaning staff just the opposite - cold, sloppy and basically doing less than minimum.

    2 night family trip, Feb. 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very helpful staff, went above and beyond when I needed a doctor at 11pm on new year's day.

    3 night trip, Jan. 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great value!

    Very friendly staff and the room was very nice. Will stay there again next time and bring the family. The location is very central, yet on a quiet street.

    Thomas, 1 night business trip, Oct. 18, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Sunday night stay.

    Nice hotel in a great location. We parked in the shopping centre car park but, I would recommend the park and ride if you can. Parking is sought after and we had fo queue for about 30 minutes to get in to the car park and managed to get lucky because someone was leaving. We stayed in the Lewis Carol room, which overlooked the street. Due, I imagine, to the building being listed and not having double glazing it was quite noisy in the morning. The room was nice and spacious, the bed was comfy and it was clean. It would have benefited from having a bath tub to give it that extra touch but, the bathroom was nice enough and the shower worked well.

    Hollie, 1 night trip, Oct. 10, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Authentic hotel, great location and wonderful staff.

    4 night business trip, Sep. 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Superb from start to finish

    A true gem of a hotel. Ours was a faultless stay. Welcoming and engaging staff, the room was large, well equipped and charming. Located in the heart of Oxford, we're already planning our return for the Christmas market.

    Antony J R, 1 night family trip, Sep. 5, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Great location & nice rooms, but a bit noisy

    the hotel is in a brilliant location, and even though no parking available there are several car parks very near. the one member of staff that we dealt with was very helpful & pleasant. it is a gorgeous old building that has been converted into a hotel, so was appreciative that there were restrictions to what they could do when converted into a hotel. However, we found the first room we were in, while a great size, clean & all the necessary -- it was musty. we stayed a 2nd night later in the week, and this room was lovely & had access to a private terrace. again only a slight thing but you could hear everything -- we had a couple making the most of a romantic night away above us (need i say more) & then what sounded like a hen party arriving VERY early the next morning in the room next to us.

    Audrey, 1 night trip, Aug. 26, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent hotel and good value for money

    A perfect location for central Oxford and the university, beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Room was serviced and towels changed daily - in fact my only suggestion would be to encourage guests more positively to re-use towels.

    Annemarie, 2 night business trip, Aug. 25, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Liked the central position Liked the staff

    Julie, 4 night trip with friends, Aug. 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Amazing value for money, right in the centre of Oxford. Concierge was super helpful recommending local restaurants and bars. Excellent service. Breakfast hampers were delicious. Not a single complaint will definitely be staying again.

    matthew, 1 night trip, Aug. 22, 2021

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