The Tower House - Oxford

15 Ship Street, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX1 3DAshow map
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Overview

Located off Oxford University, The Tower House boasts 8 en-suite rooms. It offers storage for belongings and a safe deposit box on the premises.

The venue is less than 50 meters away from Exeter College. The hotel is situated in Oxford City Centre district, close to Jesus College.

Guests will enjoy proximity to a college and a museum in a business area of Oxford.

Oxford Railway railway station is 10 minutes on foot from the hotel. 10 km to RAF airport.

Rooms

Guestrooms at this property are equipped with central heating, cable television and a fridge. These units offer river views. All rooms come with a shared bathroom.

Eat & Drink

It has an on-site indoor restaurant as well as a café bar. Turl Street Kitchen and Organic Deli Cafe are 5 minutes' walking distance from The Tower House.

Services

Guests will benefit from room services, ironing service and sightseeing tours.

Relax

It also offers a swimming pool fitted with a sauna. The Tower House also has an indoor swimming pool and a library.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   8.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Spa centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Cycling

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa centre
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Library

Room features

  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-22:00FREECheck-out08:00-11:00FREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Carfax towerCarfax tower700 ft
University Church of St. Mary the VirginUniversity Church of St. Mary the Virgin1000 ft
Christ Church CathedralChrist Church Cathedral2300 ft
University ClubUniversity Club2000 ft
Christ Church Picture GalleryChrist Church Picture Gallery2000 ft
Oxford MuseumOxford Museum700 ft
Oxford University Museum Of Natural HistoryOxford University Museum Of Natural History1700 ft
The Oxford PlayhouseThe Oxford Playhouse1000 ft
Oxford UniversityOxford University700 ft
Oxford CastleOxford Castle1800 ft44-46 Oxford Castle Oxford Castle Quarter
Oxford Castle Oxford Castle 1800 ft44-46 Oxford Castle Oxford Castle Quarter
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Turl Street KitchenTurl Street Kitchen100 ft16-17 Turl Street
Hassan's Kebab VanHassan's Kebab Van300 ftBroad Street
Organic Deli CafeOrganic Deli Cafe800 ft24 Friars Entry
Zappi's Bike CafeZappi's Bike Cafe900 ft29-32 St Michael's Street
St Aldates TavernSt Aldates Tavern1000 ft108 St Aldates
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Wiseman GalleryWiseman Gallery1.7 mi
St Stephen's HouseSt Stephen's House4600 ft
Headington Hill HallHeadington Hill Hall1.1 mi
John Radcliffe HospitalJohn Radcliffe Hospital1.7 mi
Churchill HospitalChurchill Hospital1.8 mi
Shipleys AmusementsShipleys Amusements2.3 mi
St Anthonys CollegeSt Anthonys College4000 ft
GreyfriarsGreyfriars5000 ft
St Hughs CollegeSt Hughs College5000 ft
CornerstoneCornerstone10.2 mi25 Station Road, Didcot
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Getting around
Airports
RAF Station (ABB)5.1 mi
Oxford (Kidlington) (OXF)6.3 mi
Train
Oxford Train Station3300 ft
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  152  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
6.0
Service
  • 8.8
    Superb

    The tower hotel was in an excellent location for my conference at the institute for child health. Close by but in quiet street. Room very clean and comfortable. Only problem people leaving very early (alarm clock at about 4am!) and making a noise, but that's not the hotel's fault. Breakfast good. Would recommend it.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The location was great. The breakfast was pretty good and the coffee was excellent. The dining room, food selection and china were very nice. The staff was very nice and helpful. When I asked for an alarm clock and a fan, they provided us with one. The bed was comfortable. We didn't have any problems with the shower; I had read problems getting hot water at other hotels. This one had electric water heater in the shower and each shower was warm. I thought it was a very nice place to stay and I would stay there again.

    The room seemed to slant downward (assumed because it is a very old building). The dining room wasn't opened timely in the morning and we had to wait until someone unlocked the door. When I needed a fork for a salad that we bought at the store, I tried to see if I could get one from the kitchen, but the door was locked. So, I had to go out and find a fast food restaurant to find a plastic fork. It would be nice to have the kitchen available during the day for small items like a spoon or a fork; or if we needed to microwave something.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    Not a redeeming feature for this establishment except for the location. Extremely overpriced, the bathroom was filthy, the room was noisy and several items in the room were malfunctioning. I would not recommend this establishment to anyone!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Convenient location. Informal. Historical building.

    Woken up twice by noisy people in street - but due to the convenient location this was to be expected. Knowing in advance that this was likely made it much less irritating!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Great location right in the centre of Oxford, helpful staff and just a lovely old building to stay in.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    old small house but very clean. the manager gave us kind advices to vistit the city. I love its pretty dining room and kitchen.the breakfast was delicilus. it was written continental but with good salmon and ham.actually it was a kind of experience to visit friend's or relative's home.

    there is no lift. so you must bring your belongings up by yourself. the hot water does not run fully.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Friendly, no fuss, very central

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The Tower House was comfortable and staff helpful and friendly. Hotel very central and full of character architecturally with lovely antiques. Breakfast room also good - relaxing room with lovely antiques and cotton tablecloth and decent choice of good quality breakfast choices.

    Heating didn't need to be on for so long as really warm.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Excellent location, very nice breakfast, beautiful room, excellent bath facilities (though a bathtub would have been nice, I know there was no room), kind and helpful staff, very clean. Just lovely.

    I rated comfort "good" rather than "excellent" because I would have liked a better quality mattress and pillows. Again, they were very good, but places like the Kimpton chain of hotels have really, really comfortable mattresses and pillows, and I got spoiled! Not a complaint, just a comment.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    A small, historic house in a quiet street but right in the middle of Oxford within walking distance of all the sights and the railway.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The location was perfect, the room comfortable and cute, and the staff friendly and helpful.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    I was impressed by everything at the Tower House, the staff were friendly, the rooms were clean and comfortable with freeview TV and well equipped.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The Tower Hotel is in a wonderful location for exploring Oxford. with Each room individually decoratedand very relaxing.I felt very welcomed The breakfast was fantastic.

    The place was so good that I decided to stay an extra night and so changed rooms. The nearby students in this room were a bit noisy but a guess it was because it was the start of the academic year. The beds would benefit from a top sheet as it got rather warm.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    fabulous manager, kind and helpful. Heritage room, very clean and comfortable. Great breakfasts, with thoughtful service. Location was fanastic, so close to everything.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Excellent location, right in heart of Oxford

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-22:00FREECheck-out08:00-11:00FREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
RAF Station (ABB)5.1 mi
Oxford (Kidlington) (OXF)6.3 mi
Train
Oxford Train Station3300 ft
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