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De Vere Oxford Thames

4-star4 stars
Henley RoadSandford-on-thames, OxfordEnglandOX4 4GXUnited Kingdom

Riverfront hotel in Oxford with 3 restaurants and spa
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great location
Great room
Very comfortable
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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De Vere Oxford Thames

from £109
  • Guest Room Double
  • Superior Double Room
  • Deluxe Double Room, River View
  • Guest Room Twin
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Patio

What’s around De Vere Oxford Thames


  • On the riverwalk
  • Kassam Stadium (24-minute walk)
  • Greyfriars Oxford - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • O2 Academy (Oxford) - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Magdalen Bridge - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • St Hilda's College - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • University of Oxford - 5.2 mi / 8.3 km
  • University Church of St Mary the Virgin - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km

Getting around

  • Oxford (OXF) 19-min drive
  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 55-min drive
  • Abingdon Culham Station 13-min drive
  • Abingdon Radley Station 13-min drive
  • Oxford Station 14-min drive
  • Free self-parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 104 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in. For more details, please contact the property 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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast on weekdays (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Health club
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Tennis on site
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Beauty Suite. Services include facials, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open selected days. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


River Room – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

On-site venue No. 2 – This bar only serves light fare.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

De Vere Oxford Thames’s small print

Also known as

  • Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel
  • Oxford Thames 4 Pillars
  • Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel Sandford-On-Thames
  • Thames Four Pillars Hotel Oxford
  • Vere Oxford Thames
  • Vere Thames
  • Thames Four Pillars Hotel
  • Oxford Thames Four Pillars
  • Thames Four Pillars
  • Vere Oxford Thames Hotel
  • Vere Thames Hotel
  • Vere Oxford Thames
  • Vere Thames
  • Thames Four Pillars Oxford


This property charges a deposit of 1 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.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

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

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments, and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 10.0 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 14.95 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for GBP 10.0 per night

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

Fabulous 8.8 From 225 reviews

De Vere Oxford Thames
Lovely hotel and setting,Improve the small details
Lovely hotel and setting but overall decor needs updating in areas especially the spa and most importantly the service was appalling. Many staff new to the jobs, didn't know anything, hardly spoke English and an awful experience at dinner where we walked out. Improve on the small details !!
A Traveller, gb2 night trip
De Vere Oxford Thames
Very Good8.0
Birthday Treat!
We travelled from Bloxham & enjoyed our stay at the De Vere, good facilities, comfortable room with a pleasant view, food was excellent, but we were astonished when one of the barstaff in the main bar poured brandy into a tumbler, you'd think in a hotel of that standard, they would know, also at breakfast, there were no teaspoons, improvisation was needed! Would we stay again? Yes! Bit of attention to detail needed, & it would tick all the boxes!
Chris, gb1 night trip
De Vere Oxford Thames
Very Good8.0
Review over the years
I have been staying here for over 17 years and have taken all of my family at onetime or another.The hotel holds a lot of great memories. Due to severe illness I have not been since New Year 2016. It used to be superb and more homely but as it has got bigger it has become more of a corporate hotel. The breakfast menu sadly no longer has a fish option. Paying for a superior room I always got wine, juice and many other items in the room. None of this now but the price has escalated. When I first went it was £75.00p per night dinner, bed and breakfast! Bit different to now. I am not sure if I want to return again which has saddened me. I now hear it has been sold yet again.
Paula Jean, gb2 night trip
De Vere Oxford Thames
Very Good8.0
Lovely hotel with great service from the staff, especially the bar staff. We ate in the restaurant and the bar and really enjoyed the food in both. There is a bus stop a couple of minutes walk from the hotel which takes you straight into the centre of Oxford (bus service 3A) so it was very easy to get around. The only negative was the spa area, which was a little disappointing and in need of some refurbishment.
A Traveller, gb3 night trip
De Vere Oxford Thames
Great hotel shame about the breakfast
Good location and room was great but breakfast could do with some improvement as quality was poor and would be nice to see more choices especially healthy alternatives
A Traveller, gb2 night trip

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