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Self Assessed 4 Stars Guest House
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Guest Rating: 4.3
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15 Ship Street

Oxford, 

Oxfordshire, 


OX1 3DA,  United Kingdom
The Tower House is a part medieval, part 16th century eight bedroomed guest house on a quiet street in the heart of Oxford. We offer quirky but comfortable accommodation in clean, contemporary bedrooms each with a unique character. With rooms to suit a range of budgets, our rates include a delicious breakfast served at the Turl Street Kitchen restaurant just moments from our door.
  • Central
  • Historic
  • Relaxed
  • Restaurant
  • Quirky
  • Friendly Staff
  • Boutique
  • Licensed Bar
  • Wi Fi Access
  • Comfortable
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Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for Tower House, Oxford are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
4.1
Value:
3.9
Friendliness:
4.7
Cleanliness:
4.4
Facilities:
3.9
Staff service:
4.5
Location:
4.9
Breakfast:
4.3
Guest Rating: 4.3
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Delia
Mature Couple
Stayed: Apr '18
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
4
"Bastion"
An excellent room, decoration simple but with style, good prints on the walls, excellent lighting, a rarity in hotels!… Read more
"Bastion"
An excellent room, decoration simple but with style, good prints on the walls, excellent lighting, a rarity in hotels! Read less
Likes:
A friendly check in and all done to make us feel comfortable. a spare sheet was provided as we did not want a duvet.
Dislikes:
Nobody could find any marmalade at breakfast but they promised to have some next time when we return.
You have to have Oxford marmalade when you are in Oxford
Guest Review for Tower House, Oxford
Alice
With a colleague
Stayed: Mar '18
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Delightful return stay at the Tower House"
The Tower House was the perfect place to stay for a short business trip in Oxford. The location is brilliant and the rooms are well designed, quirky and full of historical character. The breakfast at… Read more
"Delightful return stay at the Tower House"
The Tower House was the perfect place to stay for a short business trip in Oxford. The location is brilliant and the rooms are well designed, quirky and full of historical character. The breakfast at Turl Street Kitchen (included in our room rate) was extremely good value - an extensive menu, all included, and very good quality. All in all a wonderful place to stay. Read less
Likes:
The warm welcome, quirky and historic rooms, the great central location and view of historic colleges, and the delicious breakfast.
Dislikes:
Some guests may be cautious of the shared bathroom, however it was clean, convenient and the toiletries were lovely.
Guest Review for Tower House, Oxford
Woon Lin
Family with young Children
Stayed: Mar '18
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
4
Breakfast:
5
"A marvellous stay!"
We had an extremely warm and cozy stay at Tower House which made our visit to Oxford greatly enhanced. We were very well received upon check in. Room was just perfect for all of us and I enjoyed every… Read more
"A marvellous stay!"
We had an extremely warm and cozy stay at Tower House which made our visit to Oxford greatly enhanced. We were very well received upon check in. Room was just perfect for all of us and I enjoyed every detail of the room. Breakfast was delicious. We wish we could stay longer. Read less
Likes:
The room was very comfortable which makes us feel at home. All staffs were friendly and approachable.
We appreciate greatly that late check out was allowed.
Dislikes:
Bathing was not up to expectation. The hot water ran out in middle of bath. And it would be better if shower head is provided
Guest Review for Tower House, Oxford
More Information
4 Stars Self Assessed Guest House
Types of Payment Accepted at Tower House
Cash (Sterling), Credit card, Debit card
Payment Cards accepted at the property
American Express Diners Club International Master Card Maestro Visa Visa Electron Solo 
Check-in: 3:00 PM till 10:00 PM
Early check-in available on request.
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Policies
Children Policy: No preference
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: No pets
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
If the idea of staying in an historic hotel in the centre of Oxford appeals,Tower House is the obvious choice.

Two of our contemporary deluxe rooms, Bastion & Foundry, are quietly tucked away in one of the 21 bastions within the 13th century 2 mile long city wall. Spacious rooms with kingsize beds, both have lovely modern bathrooms - the Foundry on the ground floor has a large walk in shower & the Bastion, up a small narrow staircase has a generous rolltop bath with a handheld shower.

If your taste is for something more modern, we have 6 stylish rooms in our 3 storey, 16th century town house on Ship Street. We are rather fond of our narrow stairs, wobbly walls and slightly uneven floors but we appreciate for the taller of our guests, 16th century architecture may be a challenge as our ceilings are pretty low.
Our bedrooms are tasteful and modern and you can choose from 3 double ensuite rooms or small doubles with a shared WC & shower room.

The Jade and Red rooms, both with kingsize beds, face onto Ship Street and although they are usually quiet, occasional reports of enthusiastic late night revelry have reached us so if you prefer something quieter, the Yellow room with a standard double bed may appeal. All three have contemporary bathrooms with shower, washbasin and WC. For guests seeking a friendlier price range, we have three lovely small double rooms - Pink, Blue and Little Blue. All three have a washbasin in the room and standard double beds and are decorated in a combination of painted and period furniture. All our rooms have flat screen TVs, tea and coffee etc and free wifi.

Out of hours check in is managed by Turl Street Kitchen where you will be served a delicious breakfast - TSK has a well deserved reputation for locally sourced, seasonal menus & the atmosphere is so chilled.
Environmental Statement
We are committed to minimising our environmental impact, using ethically sourced products wherever possible; low impact cleaning products; environmentally friendly laundry procedures and more. We are owned by Hub Ventures CIC, a social enterprise leading the way in sustainable restaurant operation: our environmental mission is at the very heart of what we do.
Style of property
Comfortable, Eclectic, Homely, Stylish, Unique
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