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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 80%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 1172 reviews

Old meets new at this quiet Oxford retreat

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At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Indoor pool

Set in 30 acres of beautiful grounds beside the river, this mellow stone property provides a quiet retreat, yet is close to the city. The spacious and traditional River Room Restaurant has superb views of the hotel's own boat moored on the river. The gardens can be enjoyed from the patios or balconies in the newer bedroom wings. Public rooms include a beamed bar and lounge area with minstrels' gallery, and Jerome's Leisure Club. The hotel is popular as a wedding venue.


  • En-suite rooms: 104
  • Family rooms: 5
  • Ground-floor rooms: 49
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 130


  • Accessible bedrooms: 4
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Hard tennis court
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Other leisure facilities: Steam room, sauna
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 120
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 80
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 40


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 150

Getting here

M40 junction 8 towards Oxford, then take A40 to Oxford, follow ring road. Left at roundabout towards Cowley. At roundabout with lights turn left to Littlemore, hotel approximately 1 mile on right.

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M40 junction 8
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