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River Hotel

2-star2 stars
17 Botley Rd, Oxford, England, OX2 0AA, United Kingdom

Edwardian hotel with bar/lounge, near Said Business School
  • Free WiFi
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  • Great helpful staff. Excellent breakfast. Very close to city with plenty of parking. Easy…May 29, 2019
  • Nice friendly staff. Very helpful. Breakfast included was well catered and delicious.Aug. 30, 2018
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River Hotel

from A$219
  • Family Room, Multiple Beds, Ensuite
  • Standard Single Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Basic Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Basic Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Ensuite, Annex Building
  • Double Room, Ensuite, Annex Building
  • Family Room, Ensuite, Annex Building

What’s around River Hotel

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Said Business School (3-minute walk)
  • The King's Centre (5-minute walk)
  • Oxford Castle Unlocked (6-minute walk)
  • Worcester College (6-minute walk)
  • Oxford Playhouse (8-minute walk)
  • New Theatre Oxford (8-minute walk)
  • Ashmolean Museum (9-minute walk)
  • Christ Church College (11-minute walk)
  • Bodleian Library (12-minute walk)
  • Radcliffe Camera (12-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Oxford (OXF) - 11 min drive
  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 62 min drive
  • Oxford Station - 4 min walk
  • Oxford Parkway Station - 9 min drive
  • Abingdon Radley Station - 12 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 20 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 11 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property at least 48 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. All guests must show a valid passport, driving licence, or other official form of national identification. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (4 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Garden

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

River Hotel’s small print


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. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Also known as

  • River Hotel Oxford
  • River Oxford

Optional extras

Self parking costs GBP 10 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 125 reviews

Very good 8.0
Charming and hospitable hotel in Oxford.
The location of the hotel is perfect for the rail station and city centre. The staff were superb, friendly and knowledgeable. The free car park is large with ample space and the breakfast was excellent with a lovely view of the River Thames. Our room was really clean and spacious with the only negative points being rustling bed sheets and blankets (no duvet) and a low shower riser and curtain rail over the bath which was fine for my little one but too short for me. Would definitely stay again however.
Karen, gbFamily trip
Good 6.0
What it says on the tin.
The Hotel, whilst in need of a revamp provided an excellent location in which to visit Oxford. The breakfast was excellent and the friendliness of the staff and general cleanliness went some way to compensating for the dated facilities.
Gordon, ie1 night trip with friends
Fair 4.0
Refurb River Hotel
Staff and location good but in desperate need of refurb and to charge £110 per night is ridiculous. Its £50 per night max but breakfast was nice.
Steven, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent first experience of Oxford
We had the pleasure of staying at the River Hotel back in June. The staff couldn't have made us feel more at home and together with their service, cleanliness of room and charming building, added to our excellent first experience of Oxford. We very much look forward to returning in the future.
Gavin, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good value, would stay again
This hotel is very close to the main train station, and it's also a quick walk to all of the University. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. It happened that I arrived early, and my room was already cleaned, so they let me check in early and also gave me extensive directions for finding all the spots I wanted to visit. Most of the kitchens in the immediate area close by 9:30PM, so don't expect to dine late right around the hotel. Also bring a USB charger hub if you have more than one device. Plug outlets in the room are limited. The decor is dated and the room is average for a European hotel, but for the price range, it's a great deal. I would definitely stay here again.
luke, gb1 night trip

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