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River Hotel

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

Riverfront hotel with restaurant, near Said Business School
  • Free WiFi
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  • We loved the people, the owner and staff. They could not have done more to make our stay…Mar 29, 2020
  • Great location near to the river, station and town centre. Friendly helpful staff. Comfy…Mar 9, 2020

River Hotel

from £111
  • Family Room, Multiple Beds, Ensuite
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  • Double Room, Ensuite, Annex Building
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What’s around River Hotel


  • Heart of Oxford
  • Oxford Castle - 8-min walk
  • Ashmolean Museum - 12-min walk
  • New Theatre Oxford - 12-min walk
  • Christ Church College - 15-min walk
  • Bodleian Library - 17-min walk
  • Said Business School - 3-min walk
  • The King's Centre - 8-min walk

Getting around

  • Oxford (OXF) 11-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. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. All guests must show a valid passport, driving licence, or other official form of national identification.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be 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 cots (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)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • English

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
  • In-room safe

River Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • River Hotel Oxford
  • River Hotel
  • River Oxford
  • River Hotel Hotel
  • River Hotel Oxford
  • River Hotel Hotel Oxford


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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

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.

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.

FAQs for River Hotel

  • Does River Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, River Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at River Hotel?
    Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 10 per stay.
  • Are pets allowed at River Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at River Hotel?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 11 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near River Hotel?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Dosa Park (3-min walk), The Punter (4-min walk) and 4500 Miles from Delhi (5-min walk).
  • What is there to do near River Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Said Business School (3-min walk) and The King's Centre (8-min walk), along with Oxford Castle (8-min walk) and Worcester College (9-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 173 reviews

Good 6.0
Hotel location was central to the city which was what we wanted. Parking was a big plus. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The hotel itself was run down and well worn. New carpet throughout would do wonders. Cleanliness of bathroom could be better. Vacuuming the room carpet, particularly around edges of the room not just the main area is needed before check-in. Breakfast was good.
David, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Near centrum, free parking
Vwell situated hotel in Oxford. Pree parking is big plus. Good English breakfast. Very friendly staff, small course in Oxford english.We would definitly stay again.
gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great value
This is a great little hotel in a central Oxford location for a bargain price. It may look a little tired but the mattresses are really good, it is very clean, the staff are lovely and the breakfast is amazing.
Claire, gb1 night business trip
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, gb1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Weekend visit
Close to city centre. Very friendly staff. Bit dated but comfortable for a weekend stay.
Emma, gb2 night romance 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, gb2 night romance trip
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
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
Very good 8.0
Hotel staff very friendly room clean Needs a bit of tlc Good location and value
mark, gb2 night family trip
Good 6.0
The hotel was very accessible to the rail station - a short walk away - and close enough to the city centre. I had a small room with a single bed and a very small tv and had the use of a bathroom across the corridor. Breakfast was excellent and the staff were friendly, but at £95 for a small room with a tiny tv in a rather tired hotel in need of refurbishment I did not feel it to be particularly good VFM
gb1 night business trip

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