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Stay at The Head of the River a stunning boutique hotel in Oxford

Following recent refurbishment, The Head of The River now has 20 beautiful bespoke rooms, providing wonderful waterside accommodation in Oxford.

Promising a relaxing stay in the city, our stylish bedrooms are supremely comfortable, elegantly designed and appointed with a host of modern luxuries - and of course, you’ll wake up to a fabulous breakfast every morning.

Book Direct on our website to ensure you get the best available rate. 

What's included

  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Best price guarantee 
  • Free Superfast Wifi

Indulgence Room

Add a little extra luxury to your stay by booking in to one of our Indulgence rooms. Enjoy a sumptuous shower, and while away your spare evenings enjoying your views of the river of relaxing indulging in your flatscreen TV. This is Riverside accommodation at its best - treat yourself to a special stay.

  • DVD
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers

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Comfy Room

Stretch out in a delicious double bed for one of the best night's sleep you'll ever have. Our inviting, Comfy double rooms feature ensuite shower room, hair dryer, telephone and a stylish flatscreen digital TV.

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Cosy Room

A little smaller than our Comfy Rooms, our Cosy Rooms still boasts a king-size bed, TV, and well-appointed ensuite shower room, plus all those luxurious mod cons; perfectly petite comfort.

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Check In
14.00 to 23.00 hours

Check Out
11.00 hours


There is no parking available on site.  Parking is available at the Redbridge Park & Ride. This is located approximately 1 mile away on the Abingdon Road (the same road as we are located on). Further information is available at

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Safe and secure. We use encryption technology to ensure your details remain private when you book.

Direct booking. You’re booking with us directly, so there are no booking fees, or risk of us not receiving your booking.

Privacy promise. We won’t send you marketing emails you haven’t asked for (or trick you into asking for them).

Best price guarantee. We’ll match any lower online price, so get in touch if you find one.


For ALL booking types, full payment will be taken at time of booking.

We accept all of the following card types

Extra Charges
VAT & Service is included

Change a Booking

If you have made a reservation with us directly (either through our website, over the phone, or in person) please email or call us to modify or cancel your booking. Our contact details are at the bottom of this page. If you have booked through a travel agent or other online booking service, you will need to contact them to request your change or cancellation.

Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy differs based on the rate type booked. Please check your booking confirmation to see which you booked.

Flexible Rate – This is a pre-paid rate.  A sliding scale of cancellation charges apply as follows:

- cancelled over 30 days before arrival – full refund
- cancelled  over 14 days before arrival – 50% refund
- cancelled within 14 days of arrival – no refund

Advance Rate – Pre-paid, non-refundable rate. If cancelled or in case of a no-show, the full payment will be retained.