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Sinsheim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location was good, the room not well soundproofed, not enough light and no sockets near a mirror. I couldn't open a window but had airconditioning. Good service because I had a coffee machine, a kettle, lots of tea bags, coffee capsules, biscuits which were replaced every day, plus complimentary water bottles. Moreover they offer complimentary cosmetic products. Breakfast was very...

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stayed here for one night on January 13th. We booked this because it was close to a restaurant where we were having a company dinner, and specifically booked a premium rate to get the parking included. On receiving the confirmation, the hotel had charged a higher rate than had been advertised on hotels.com. I called immediately, and was advised...

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017

More than satisfied with our overnight stay at the Head of the River. Friendly helpful staff and comfortable bed what else do you need. Property overall in need of a refurb which is planned for the next couple of months

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Camden Park Nsw
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a great stay with friendly staff the food is also great overall this exceeded my expectations and highly recommend staying at Head of the River loved the rooms and the breakfast kept me going all day a must do on anyone's list

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We booked into the hotel for 1 night. Lovely setting and hotel on first glance. We didn't realise that the hotel was about to be closed for a re vamp. It felt like the hotel was closing in 3 days so we have given up.. We called the day before to check something only to be told we weren't booked...

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Groningen
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I didn'n think it was very good, but it was good. Which I think is better than average. But not being able to have breakfast before 8.30 was really disappointing and in fact bit of a problem (that couln't be met by having a sandwich on the way to my conference!). Most of the personnel were really very friendly.

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Boronia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Chose to stay here on a whim because of the decor, and the location on the river. Upon arrival was greeted warmly, I was a couple of hours early so the gentleman offered to hold my bags while I explored for a while. Upon checking in I was taken up to my room and shown the ins and outs, then...

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Located by the river, it has a great view. Very welcoming staff. The room has everthing you need, it is very clean and decorated to high standards. The breakfast has everything you could want and more. The restaurant has a excellent menue with great good.

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Derby
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Everyone we dealt with was friendly and helpful, vegan diet accommodated with a beautiful breakfast. Charming rooms with lovely old furniture, good quality complementary refreshments. Delightful stay, thanks!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered fish and chips and did not have to wait long as not many customers in the pub. The fish looked as though it had been over cooked and was very greasy and had no taste the chips were soggy and the mushy peas were tasteless.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Additional Information about The Head of the River

Address: Folly Bridge | St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 4LB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: ₹ 12,602 - ₹ 17,697 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Head of the River 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Request room overlooking the river”
 of 5 bubbles SueLud, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“did not stay.”
 of 5 bubbles K2583RGpaulw, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Tolkien room has superb views to the Thames.”
 of 5 bubbles jandros357, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Top floors are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Swedishtomcat, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 9 was lovely but they are all decorated differently so let them surprise you!”
 of 5 bubbles Hindlemo, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
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