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Hotel Rooms in Oxford at The Head of the River

Riverside accommodation in the heart of Oxford. Hotel rooms from £110 per night*.

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Book your stay in Oxford at The Head of the River, Folly Bridge, St. Aldates, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4LB.

Located a few minutes’ walk from Oxford city centre, positioned right on the banks of the River Thames, it’s the perfect place to stay, drink and dine.

Oxford University is less than 10-minutes’ walk away, as well as boutique shops and theatres.

A complimentary cooked breakfast is included in the room rate. There’s a fantastic pub and restaurant on-site.

Our prices will always beat other booking agents. Book direct for our best price guarantee!

Book online using the booking widget below or call us on 01789 297022.

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Best place to stay in Oxford! Everything about it – the location, friendly staff, tastefully decorated with a great atmosphere!” - Mary, United Kingdom.

All rooms feature:

• Free super-fast Wifi
• Complimentary cooked breakfast
• Private en-suite bathrooms 
• Room service and minibar
• Flat-screen TV
• Air conditioning and heating
• Secure safety deposit box

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Our Rooms:

Indulgence Room

Add a little extra luxury to your stay by booking one of our Indulgence rooms. Enjoy a sumptuous shower, and while away your spare evenings enjoying the view over the river.

Like all our rooms, you'll find King-size beds and well-appointed en-suite shower rooms, flat screen televisions, Dyson fans, 1600 individual pocket spring mattresses, and Nespresso machines. You'll also enjoy a host of lovely extras including fluffy bathrobes. This is indulgent riverside accommodation in Oxford at its best.

Comfy Room

Stretch out in our King-sized beds for one of the best night's sleep you'll ever have. Our inviting, individually designed Comfy rooms feature an en-suite shower room, hair dryer, telephone and a stylish flat-screen television.

As with all of our bedrooms you'll find our dreamy 1600 pocket sprung mattresses, Nespresso machines for that all-important morning coffee, and Dyson fans.

Cosy Room

Small but perfectly formed, our Cosy Room is a charming place to lay your head. It still features a King-size bed and well-appointed en-suite shower room, flat screen TV, Dyson fan, and you'll enjoy a fantastic night's sleep on the 1600 pocket sprung mattress.

In the morning you'll be able to perk up with the in-room Nespresso machine before heading down to breakfast. Cosy indeed!

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Lovely location, lovely views and fabulous breakfast!” - Julia, United Kingdom.

What our customers say about us:

• "It’s a big, friendly, perfectly located pub with comfy, traditional rooms overlooking the River Cherwell. Has lots of food and drink choices and an excellent breakfast was included in our booking. Couldn’t be better!” - Hazel, United Kingdom.

• "Very clean and beautifully decorated rooms, good location, great food – especially breakfast! Very helpful and friendly staff, proximity to the River Thames made it all worthwhile stay.” - Rose, Philippines.

• "We had a lovely warm welcome at reception and were wowed by the hotel room and amazing river view. We had a fabulous full vegetarian breakfast including avocado, which was delicious. All the staff were friendly and went above and beyond. Thank you, Head of the River!” - Anne, United Kingdom.

• "Loved the room décor and views. The bed was really comfortable and clean. The breakfast was delicious, and the staff were fantastic and really helpful.”- Sadie, United Kingdom.

Food & Drink

Start the day after your relaxing night's stay in Oxford with a delicious buffet breakfast with your choice of a cooked item from our menu. 

Promising some of the best pub food in Oxford, The Head of The River invites you to enjoy superb contemporary British dishes and traditional classics for lunch and dinner, prepared fresh to order by our team of talented chefs.

Our bar is stocked with all your favourite drinks – fine wine, artisan spirits, craft beer and traditional cask ale.

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Our prices will always beat other booking agents. Book direct for our best price guarantee!

Book online using the date finder below, or call us on 020 7799 4044.

Our Terms and Conditions and our booking and cancellation policy is listed below. 

*Prices are subject to change, depending on season and availability for your selected dates. Twin rooms are available at request.

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Terms and Conditions:

Check In
14.00 to 23.00 hours

Check Out
11.00 hours

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Our deposit policy differs based on the rate type booked.

For Flexible Rate/Weekend special bookings, no deposit will be charged. Your credit card will guarantee the booking.

For Advance Purchase bookings, full payment will be taken at time of booking.

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Extra Charges
VAT & Service is included

Assistance & guide dogs only permitted.

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/Weekend Special Rate - If cancelled by 12 noon the day of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged.

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

We don't have our own car park, however if you'd like advice on where to park, please feel free to contact us via telephone or email.