Christ Church, Oxford
Stay in comfortable rooms in the heart of Oxford, within walking distance of the city centre and all major attractions.
- 16th century buildings
- 17th century buildings
- 18th century buildings
- 20th century buildings
- Breakfast included
- Public car parking for a charge (nearby)
- No car parking
- No smoking
- Minimum age 21
- Free broadband access (wifi)
- Shared gardens
- Luggage storage
- 24 hour security
- Linen included
- Towels included
- Common room
- Iron/ironing board
- Clothes dryer
- Washing machine
- Central heating
Food and Drinks
- Continental breakfast (included)
- Cooked breakfast (included)
- Picnic area
- Recommended walks
- Pub (walking distance)
- Pub (a short drive)
- Museums (walking distance)
- Museums (a short drive)
- Historic houses
- Golf course (a short drive)
- Tennis courts (a short drive)
- Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
- Recommended restaurants (a short drive)
- Theatre (walking distance)
Christ Church is centrally located, in the beautiful City of Oxford, close to all amenities as well as to excellent transport links.
Guests are accommodated in Christ Church’s comfortably modernized bedrooms. These are located in buildings of architectural and or historical interest either beside lawned quadrangles, overlooking gardens or the Meadow. The buildings reflect the differing centuries since the college’s foundation in 1546.
Rooms, for single or twin occupancy are located on ground, first, second and third floors. Many rooms have their own private shower and toilet; all have tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, free ethernet internet connection and a refrigerator. The college’s accommodation also includes standard single study bedrooms and our popular twin ‘sets’. Standard Rooms have shared bathroom and toilet facilities between approximately four rooms. Please note that not all facilities may be available on the same floor as your room. You may have to go up- or downstairs to find the nearest facilities.
Please note Single Standard Rooms are mainly up several flights of stairs and there are no lifts in any accommodation buildings. If you have mobility difficulties and require a low floor room, please make a note of this in the 'Additional Notes' section when making your booking.There are no lifts to the accommodation. So, please let us know if there are any accessibility needs when you make your booking and we will endeavour to accommodate your requirements. There is, however, a lift to the Great Hall where breakfast is served. We will do our best to support other special access needs, bearing in mind the constraints of historic buildings.
History to the present day
Christ Church, is one of the largest and grandest of Oxford’s colleges. It was founded by Henry VIII in 1546. The most ambitious plans, which led to the grandest buildings, were those of Henry’s Lord Chancellor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. He laid out the Great Quadrangle, the kitchen and the Great Hall, which were completed by 1529 and have not been substantially altered since. Significant additions to the college’s architectural heritage have occurred over the centuries.
Of the various buildings which compose Christ Church, the oldest is the 12th century collegiate Cathedral, originally the conventual church of St Frideswide’s priory. Almost as ancient as the Cathedral, and on its southern side is the Chapter House, part Norman but mainly 13th century. The cloister was rebuilt in about 1499 and the former monastic refectory, which forms the southern boundary of the cloister, housed the college library from 1561. After the New Library was opened in the 18th century the refectory building was converted into residential rooms. This nucleus of ancient priory buildings, much restored and altered, is all that escaped demolition when in 1525 Cardinal Wolsey set about his ambitious scheme for Cardinal College which was later refounded by Henry VIII as Aedes Christi, that is: Christ Church.
Christ Church boasts many famous alumni including thirteen former British Prime Ministers. Charles Dodgson, whose pen name was Lewis Carroll, the author of 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Alice through the Looking Glass' was also a member of Christ Church. There are many Alice-related things to see at Christ Church and, of course, the first Harry Potter film was staged, in part, in the Great Hall and Hall staircase.
Food and Drinks
A Full English Breakfast is provided each morning between 0800-0900hrs. Breakfast is served in the unique setting of the Great Hall with its stunning hammer beam roof and wonderful oil paintings.
There is a delightful college bar called the Buttery where drinks may be purchased in the early evening.
There are lots of restaurants, bars and cafés nearby or it may be possible to book lunch and/or dinner in the Great Hall subject to availability.
Grounds and gardens
Christ Church is unique amongst the Oxford Colleges for its wonderful meadow which has remained unchanged for centuries. The Meadow is full of wildlife and is home to Christ Church's own long-horn cattle. There is a beautiful tree-lined walk down to the river Isis and there are lots of grass areas which lend themselves to a picnic or are a perfect setting to while away the day with a book. We are also a pleasant walk from the well-known Botanical Gardens. It is also possible to hire a punt or rowing boat nearby.
Guided Tours of the College grounds and gardens are available to book online prior to your arrival. Please see the Christ Church website for further information http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/visiting/behind-the-scenes
A light and bright common room with comfy chairs is available to our guests. Here you can relax and have a cup of coffee or tea, browse through the newspapers, read a book, watch TV in the adjacent room or check your email.
The Lodge staff will be happy to store small amounts of luggage for short periods of time.
Laundry facilities are available for self-service use.
There is a branch of LA Fitness located on St Ebbes Street, a 5-minute walk from Christ Church. Visitor gym passes are available for £10 per day.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: Christ Church, St Aldates, Oxfordshire, Oxford, OX1 1DP, United Kingdom
Check In: From 2.00pm Check Out: By 10.00am
Guests are requested to report to the Lodge on arrival. The Lodge is situated at the main entrance to Christ Church on St Aldate's. The Lodge is open 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.
We recommend that those travelling to Oxford use public transport in the first instance – good links to the City are available by Coach and Train. If you feel it is essential that you bring your car, please note that Christ Church is unable to provide any car parking facility. Please also bear in mind that many Oxford streets are now closed to traffic and parking in the City Centre is severely limited as well as expensive.
By Coach: Gloucester Green is a 10 minute walk from Christ Church or a short taxi ride.
By Rail: Oxford Train Station is a 15 minute walk from Christ Church or a short taxi ride.
There is a frequent bus service from Oxford to Heathrow, Gatwick as well as a frequent bus service to central London. There is also a regular bus service to Stanstead Airport and a train service to Birmingham Airport.
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Mrs Shauneen, October 2015: We had a fantastic time in Christ Church college, or room was fabulous and breakfast awe inspiring. Would recommend it to anyone staying there.
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Mr Mark R, October 2015: Very pleased with the experience and the value. I attended a music festival the week after I stayed at Christ Church, and the three-day preparation helped my with my transition from the states to Oxford. Quite pleased with the breakfasts in the Hall.
Dr Javier R, October 2015:
Ms olivia M, October 2015: Very clean n spacious, with one single bed, fridge, kettle for the n coffee, 2 huge 2-seat sofas, beside lamp, n many conveniently set sockets for electronic gadgets recharging. WiFi in the room n pc computers in common area.
WiFi connection was erratic. Had to reconnect n pin in many times. OK on the PC computers.
Sumptuous full English breakfast in the Grand Hall. Wonderful experience
Prof Matthias B, October 2015:
Prof Vic S, October 2015: Perfect place to stay while in Oxford. Staff very helpful, rooms are clean and nicely appointed. Terrific location. Breakfast in the Great Hall--truly amazing
Mr roger P, October 2015: would rebook
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Dr Kelly S, September 2015: I didn't manage to attend breakfast but there was no N/A option. Would definitely recommend to others and use again myself
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Ms Jennifer L, September 2015: I would have no hesitation in recommending University Rooms and I especially loved my stay at Christ Church in Oxford
Mr Bryan I, September 2015: The porter service went above and beyond - extremely helpful and kind. Everything was outstanding. Many thanks for a wonderful experience!
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Miss Janis I, September 2015: Wonderful experience. Great location. Impressed by reception and dining area - handled very smoothly as many conferences in attendance as well as guests at the college.
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Mrs Anne M, September 2015: If I return to Oxford will definately book the same accommodation. Was amazing to experience the college "flavour" and having breakfast every morning in Great Hall a wonderful bonus. Perfect for somebody travelling on their own as very safe and quiet plus interesting other "holiday residents" from all walks of life. Thank you also Speedy Booker, top notch.
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Dr Katya K, September 2015: I had an absolutely wonderful time during my weekend stay at the House - quite possibly one of the nicest weekends ever spent up in Oxford. Sincere thanks to all the staff and College members/students for making it such a memorable occasion.
Mrs Cindy Claymore W, September 2015: Very nice cleaners, hospitable staff. The porters are very careful about who gets through the main gate--safety first! (This is good information for women traveling alone.) I don't mind sharing a bath, so I'm giving it a "5", esp. since the bath was next door.
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Mrs Mardiana I, September 2015: I truly enjoyed my stay at Christ Church. The location is superb. My room was close to the laundry room and it was free to be used. Breakfast in the hall was simply amazing. Will definitely stay again if there is an opportunity.
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Mr Thomas C, September 2015: Really enjoyed it, thank you.
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Dr Anthony H, September 2015: Had a great time
Dr Julie M, September 2015: Easy to book, good facilities and an excellent night's sleep - thankyou!
Mr Terry H, September 2015: First time - very pleased!
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Dr Amanda S, September 2015: Loved the experience of staying at such a beautiful and prestigious college. Christ church staff were very friendly and helpful
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Prof Patrick W, September 2015: Great experience.
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Dr Piotr S, September 2015: The room was rather simple, but the dinning hall is spectacular and staying within the walls of this college was a wonderful overall experience, which I'm most happy, I have had.
Mr Simon B, September 2015: Perfect location and a great room. I will be staying here the next time i return to Oxford.
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Ms Deryl M, September 2015: I could not have wished for a better more convenient place to stay on Oxford. I have told umpteen people about it. Thank you.
Ms Tomoe S, September 2015: It was an absolutely great experience staying here. I loved the quiteness of the place after the college closed for the public.
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Mrs stella A, September 2015: wonderful experience to stay actually in one of Oxfords beautiful old buildings- took my daughter away for a one night break & what a fab alternative place to return to floodlit at night. walking the cloisters back to our meadow block room beats a standard b&b anyday !!!! fab...
Prof George N, September 2015: A great place to stay when in Oxford for a couple of days during the college summer vacation.
Ms Beverly F, September 2015: Really enjoyed opportunity to be in a college and to enjoy to architecture, gardens and art. The room was spacious - the only downsides were the lack of heating and the bed which was clearly quite cheap and uncomfortable.
Mrs Petronella J.C. E, September 2015: I've enjoyed my stay with you, brief as it may have been (two nights). Breakfast was wonderful, both the food and the ambience!
The booking went through smoothly, once I'd discovered which button took me from choosing to booking. Can't that be shown more prominently?
Mrs Priscilla F, September 2015: A great chance to see the college behind the wall. The room was a typical dorm room, but the experience was wonderful. Having free access to most parts of the college great. The breakfast in the great hall was amazing. You can't beat the location. Out only problem was finding the entrance when we arrived after the gates were closed.
Mrs RYOKO I, September 2015: amazing!!
Ms Christine H, September 2015: What a great place to stay. I have recommended university accomodation to all of my friends travelling at this time. It is certainly excellent value for money, particularly for those of us from Australia, where the value of the $ is not good compared to the £.
Mr Victor T, September 2015: Porters in the Lodge and on the gate were most welcoming and very helpful
Ms Sonia K, September 2015: A superb experience. Best time of year (Sept) and best way to enjoy Oxford. A wonderful opportunity to savour the historic college and cathedral (ChristChurch) as a resident guset. Excellent value: to be in central Oxford (otherwise prohibitively expensive), with TWO rooms (ensuite bedroom PLUS study/comfy lounge), with a great breakfast in a unique dining room, in a quiet location (St. Aldgate's Quad) yet so near both the historic sites and the shops/resturants. And within reasonable walking distance from rail station, so no extra expnse of taxis. I really couldn't have asked for more! Yes, note to self: next time I'll take a plastic plate and cutlery for easier dining in the room. There's a fridge, so snacks from M&S were bought for a couple of days, and proper milk. But as it's B&B, not a self-catering unit, only a cup, saucer and spoon are provided. Thrilled with my visit.
Dr Tony B, September 2015: Will definitely be staying there if I ever return and will most certainly recommend to my friends
Miss Julie P, September 2015: Wonderful surroundings and great facilities. I felt very welcome. Breakfast in was a fantastic experience and very sociable. Highly recommended, will definitely visit again.
Cristina F, September 2015: It's been a pleasure to stay at Christ Church and we look forward to coming back.
Ms Elizabeth T, September 2015: To stay at Christchurch is always going to be An Experience! Stunningly beautiful place with a magical atmosphere. On a very practical level, I DID struggle with not having a toilet on my floor - fully prepared for shared facilities because these are college rooms but to have to go down a floor to find a loo was challenging! The porters who work here are lovely and really go 'the extra mile' for guests. I'd been disappointed that the Masters Garden had been permanently locked during my stay - on my last morning, the porter opened it up just for me and I spent a wonderful morning wandering round these beautiful gardens. This made not having a loo all worthwhile....
Mrs Ann Elizabeth S, September 2015: To walk through Tom Gate is to enter a world of calm, beautiful architecture and wonderful breakfasts in an amazing setting. It is certainly my intention to repeat the experience. Christ Church is so well situated - you can be in the centre of Oxford or walking in the Meadow within 10 minutes.
Mrs Karen W, September 2015: Fabulous - great location and so atmospheric. Definitely intend to visit again
Dr Keiko Kobori T, September 2015: a large room like a seminar room with additional bedroom. too large for one-week academic traveler. English breakfast is the best one among UK Colleges I've ever had. Facilities are so old that only those who prefer historical buildings would love them. Flashing toilet light was replaced only after I reported to the service person directly.
Mr Wyn H, September 2015: Felt like a student again! Fun. Very funny to hear all kinds of accents at breakfast entering the great Hall with the sound 'hogwarts' being understood in the middle of various sentences! Shame we couldn't get a refund for one of our party of three who couldn't make it owing to an illness.
Dr. JANE H, September 2015: It was a great expérience in Oxford : to be in such a beautiful collège with his so beautiful Cathédral and his own gallery.I had to buy a book upon her because se was closed for a few days; to take every morning one full english breakfast at the main table
was so impressive and to be in these Cathédral for evensong was unique. My room was very confortable ; I had only two problems: One shower on two didn t work for two days and the door of my cupboard was not repaired; Someone tooked my spécial umbrella for vient wind too. .but well ,if it s possible, I will come back next year and I will chose again the Christ Church Collège
Miss Sara J, September 2015: After some initial difficulty finding the entrance I found the accommodation to be perfect in every way, large but basic bedroom, wonderfully hot and powerful shower, fantastic breakfast in beautiful setting, quiet and peaceful despite being in the centre of the city. Very reasonably priced.
Mrs Stacy M, September 2015: Outstanding experience, I loved staying here. Stunningly beautiful, full of history and such friendly staff. Thank you. For any one who is about to make a booking, I'd recommend the Meadows building rather than Peckwater, to have your own loo and shower. It was 72 stairs down and then up again to take a shower in Peckwater! Overall, wonderful.
Fr. Frühwald U, September 2015: We had a wonderful stay in Christchurch College, thank you!
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Ms susan W, September 2015: Fantastic experience. I loved feeling that I was just a tiny part of the Oxford life. I absolutely recommend this to others who want to feel part of Oxford. Christ Church was magnificent.
Ms susan W, September 2015: Fantastic experience. I loved feeling that I was just a tiny part of the Oxford life. I absolutely recommend this to others who want to feel part of Oxford. Christ Church was magnificent.
Mr Bruce M, September 2015: They were very wellcoming. We had a great time.
Mr Philip D, September 2015: Had a great time.
Prof Heidi L, September 2015: I had a lovely time staying at Christ Church. The staff were helpful and friendly. The room was clean. I will be staying again.
Ms Gabriele F, September 2015:
Ms charlotte H, September 2015: My experience at Christ Church was exceptional. The room was large with a sink, fridge, toiletries, coffee & tea making supplies. The breakfast in the Great Hall was huge & delicious. The room was extremely clean and was cleaned daily by a college scout. The location was perfect for walking around central Oxford. Above all the ambiance of the college was the best reason for staying here - the beauty & history of the place is just stunning.
Mr Koenraad D, September 2015: very nice stay; also very helpful and great service; can't say anything wrong basically.
Dr Hiski H, September 2015: The wonderful milieu and service makes up for the certain deficiencies in the quality of the rooms. They are part of the charm of the place, in fact!
Mr John G, September 2015: Utterly superb experience and fantastic room right in the city centre of Oxford. It was magical and a real treat to stay in such a room.
The only downside was the ludicrously early breakfast for a Sunday (8.30am - 9.30) and the 10am checkout. However, overall it was brilliant and we left very happy and wishing we could stay longer.
Dr Felipe C, August 2015: Nice view to the meadows.
Miss Deborah J, August 2015: The experience of staying in one of Oxford's colleges is one not to miss. It is a step back in history whilst also imagining being a student there oneself. Breakfast in the Great Hall was breathtaking and then to come out to the sound of the church bells calling people to worship was very special. I attended the service. The room was nothing to write home about but it offered a comfortable bed and a nice warm shower after a busy day exploring Oxford.
Mrs Janina C, August 2015: The whole experience was absolutely amazing. A stunning location to stay in right in the centre of Oxford, very well looked after by the porters and staff, I want to tell everyone but also keep it secret!
Mrs Jennifer P, August 2015: Marvelous!
Dr John H, August 2015: Kate and I travel a lot but I can honestly say our two nights at Christ Church, the wonderful surroundings, staff and general atmosphere rate amongst our most memorable and enjoyable. We will book again!
Dr Miroslav H, August 2015: It was a happy stay, the room in the Peckwater quad was large and the facilities good. For me a great bonus were the daily morning prayers from 07.15am followed by a mass in the cathedral - 5 mins from my room! This is one of the greatest colleges in Oxford from many points of view and having an opportunity to stay there for a few weeks to finish writing a textbook for my students was excellent. A wonderful place to stay, higly recommended!
Mr Thomas K, August 2015: we enjoied it very much!
Sra. Maria Dolores B, August 2015: It was an unforgettable experience to have the accomodation in such magnificent college. Thanks to all the staff.
Mr Tadeusz S, August 2015: A very enjoyable stay. The morning view of the meadow was lovely. College staff excellent. An ideal base for our exploration. Hope to return before Christmas.
Mrs Ann H, August 2015: Loved having breakfast in the Great Hall and being able to walk around the grounds.
Ms MARIA DOLORES M, August 2015: Excellent service. Fantastic surroundings. I highly recommend it!!!. The only suggestion would be to improve the internet wifi connection or have landline internet as it would be good to be able to watch films or tv online in the bedroom.
Mrs Jennifer P, August 2015: One of the most unforgettable experiences of my life! I look forward to returning.
Prof Sílvio G, August 2015: Very pleasant room.
Very comfortable bed.
Very quiet to work.
The wifi works fine (included the eduroam system).
Breakfast ... simply the best part ...
All this with the friendliness of all staff.
Debra B, August 2015: The experience was excellent! Much better than I anticipated. I'm hoping to return again! Thanks so much. Deb Baker
Ms Miwa E, August 2015: Evensong at the Cathedral, Art Gallery, breakfast at the High Table, walking in the meadow and the Master's garden. . . I enjoyed very much.
Mrs Annette Schert A, August 2015: Super
Mr Nigel K, August 2015: Staying in Christ Church was lovely but it would be helpful if I could have access to off street parking.
Miss Kristina V, August 2015: The service during breakfast was a bit fluctuating.
Miss Hazel P, August 2015: To be honest, I can't remember what the online booking was like.
There was quite a high step up from the bedroom to the shower room which I think customers need to know about before they book.
When I arrived the window in my room didn't open. The next morning I mentioned it to the housekeeper, who happened to be around, and it was dealt with the same day.
An Oxford college is of course a very privileged place to be and a convenient location.
Sra. Esther R, August 2015: Alojamiento muy cómodo y céntrico en un edificio precioso, en especial el comedor donde disfrutamos de un delicioso y completo desayuno. Te hace revivir la época de estudiante. Me encantó la experiencia.
Mr Paul D, August 2015: One of the best accommodation experiences I have ever encountered. The staff, the room, the setting and the breakfast in the magnificent dining hall was truly first class. It felt a privilege to stay there!
Mrs Florence G, August 2015: It was an honor to stay in this special place. Over the years I have spent thirty weeks of summer school classes at Christ Church and this return visit made me feel like I had slipped through a wrinkle in time. Thank you.
Mrs Christina H, August 2015: First time I had booked through University Rooms and it exceeded my expectations. The room was a generous size with en suit bathroom with walk in shower. Christ Church was utterly delightful and was a real treat to walk round especially when the day time visitors had left. Breakfast in the Great Hall was very memorable. The staff were extremely helpful and courteous. It was everything I hoped staying in an Oxford college would be and I am already plotting a return visit. Thank you.
Miss Joanna M, August 2015: Excellent and efficient service from college staff. Very comfortable en-suite room. Fridge very useful. Larger drinking vessels would have been prefered.
Information re: traditional or modern room type at booking would be useful.
Mr Katsuhiko M, August 2015: Truly a wonderful experience. Lodge staff was very kind to us.
Mr Michael O, August 2015: Was excellent, great room and experience
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Dr Natalie D, August 2015: Having breakfast at the high table in the iconic Hall is a priceless experience. Staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were comfortable, spacious and quiet. Very happy with my stay.
Mrs Anita G, August 2015: The beautiful surroundings and history of learning make this place better than any hotel.
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Dr Sarah P, August 2015: We were made to feel very welcome and had a lovely weekend. I would definitely recommend it.
Ms Lynne P, August 2015: Accommodation was amazing though I did have to go up 5 flights of stairs and there was a spiral staircase in the room (anyone with mobility issues would have had a problem). Thankfully not a problem for me and I enjoyed my stay very much and hope to return.
Ms Glenn S, August 2015: We are kiwis and really loved the experience of staying in the residence with all its history and of course all flavoured by all the inspector morse series over the years!
Prof Henrik H, August 2015: Staying in an Oxford college was great, room was OK (if somewhat studentish), food was not bad - but the ambience, pure Harry Potter ;-)
Mrs Abigail C, August 2015: an excellent experience - I shall be returning. Thank you
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Dr Steven T, August 2015: This was great value for money and is ideal for conference participants.
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Mr Andrew W, August 2015: I can't say how much I enjoyed my stay amid such historic and wonderful settings!
Ms Viki F, August 2015: Great venue, good room, lovely breakfast & overall really good value for money.
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Dr Yu W, August 2015: this is really a nice experience, strongly recommended!
Mr Michael H, August 2015: Very good experience. I particularly enjoyed the rare opportunity to have a high table meal inside of Christ Church Hall.
Mrs Hila-Rena S, August 2015: Lovely place to stay.
Ms Jennifer O, August 2015: I really enjoyed my few days at Christ Church College in Oxford and all arrangements went very smoothly, so thank you Speedy Booker!
Ms Hairani M, August 2015: Great experience
Ms Sara Jane G, August 2015: It would be be nice to have a reading light by the bed
Mr Per S, August 2015: inside the uni was awesome
Ms Elaine C, August 2015: Excellent stay, only downside was that mattress wasn't very comfortable.
Mrs Elizabeth G, August 2015: A truely excellent place to stay. The welcome and service of all the staff was a pleasure, breakfast first class, in the unique historic setting. I felt I was a privileged guest and renew my thanks for having me.
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Mr Thomas J. M, August 2015: I enjoyed very positive experience at Christ Church College, Oxford University. I look forward to visiting the College in the near future. Thank you for your assistance! TM
Mrs Diana O, August 2015: It was a fantastic experience to stay in an environment with so much history. We have enjoyed and highly recommended it to our friends and family!
Miss Hiroko T, August 2015: It was a great opportunity to stay in Oxford Uni accommodation. The service and breakfast was great, but it would be better if the bathroom had a light inside.
Mr Simon Ellersgaard N, August 2015: The Christ Church experience is highly recommended.
Mr Johar A, August 2015: It was a wonderful experience to stay at Christ Church.
I hope to visit again.
Ms Judith G, August 2015: We enjoyed our staff very much, my room was excellent.
Miss Annmarie P, August 2015: Porters lodge exceptionally pleasant and helpful. Breakfast in Great hall was a wonderful experience with efficient staff.
We hop to return
Mr Kenneth W, August 2015:
Mrs Sandra H, August 2015: It was a great opportunity for me at CCC. So I loved it!!!
An amazing place to stay in will do it again.
Dr Susan J, August 2015: Really enjoyed my stay. Just perfect - quiet, spacious, come and go as please. Friendly staff. Free entry to the treasures of the picture gallery. Breakfast at High Table an unforgettable experience. Thank you.
Mrs Helen R, August 2015: The rooms were in a beautiful setting in a wonderful location (Meadow Hall in Christ Church). Whilst breakfast in the hall was a fantastic experience, it was marred a little by the cramped place settings; we were advised that breakfast was served until 9 am but when we arrived at 8 45, despite the fact that there was plenty of room on other tables, the staff were not keen to allow us to sit at the nearly empty top table as they wanted to set it for a later function and they sought to direct us to single spare seats at the long table. The manager remedied the situation when we complained, but the incident was unnecessary and disappointing. Otherwise, the whole stay was wonderful and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.
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Miss Christine E, August 2015: A very memorable experience! Looking forward to returning next year!We were made to feel very welcome all the staff were exceptional!
Sra. Maria D, August 2015: Ha sido fabuloso. Desde el momento en que llegas a la portería tienen preparado un sobre con el plano del colegio, la situación de la habitación... La habitación amplia y bien amueblada, el cuarto de baño suficiente. Teníamos preparado en la habitación una guía de Oxford y un plano. El desayuno buffet, y en el maravilloso Hall que no hace falta decir mas, impresionante. El poder pasear por el college a tus anchas... Una experiencia inolvidable
Mrs sarah W, August 2015: Stayed here for 1 night with daughter, easy friendly checkin nice touch with a little first pack of shampoos etc. we had the meadow view room 2nd floor so a snall balcony. Breakfast very impressive in the great hall attentive staff. Stay here better than any hotel or b n b
Ms cecilie P, August 2015: Amazing! Would definitely come back!
Ms Karen C, August 2015: A great experience
Mrs Diana O, August 2015: A great experience
Would definitely recommend university rooms.
Ms Sheila M, August 2015: Room slightly shabby (after all...student accommodation ) Bed comfortable.Ensuite basic but functional.Facing an internal courtyard meant peaceful at night.Sensational outdoor surroundings.Towels and a welcome pouch of bath things and sewing kit are provided.Staff friendly and helpful
Mr Michael S, August 2015: This would always be my first choice for somewhere to stay in central Oxford.
Dr Elisabeth S, August 2015:
Mrs Sallia S, August 2015: A quiet, secure and very convenient location. The breakfast is very rich in terms of variety and quality. Will definitely recommend it to anybody who does not mind sleeping in a dormitory.
Mrs Jean B, August 2015: At this point, I can't remember any problems with booking the room. The room was lovely and spacious. However, the bathroom was very small, and no matter how hard I tried, I could not keep water from the shower off the floor around the sink and the loo. Definitely needs a towel rack.
Dr Richard F, August 2015:
Mrs Annette A, August 2015: Room was comfortable and had the necessary amenities. Very quiet. Excellent value. Would gladly stay again.
Ms Fiona W, August 2015: Wonderful!
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Mrs DAN D, August 2015: I had a very nice stay. It would be nice if the checking out time can be a little bit late.
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Miss Ulrika Å, August 2015: Very nice, and very helpfull staff!
Ms Doriana B, August 2015: I think the mattress on my bed was not good enough. It should be thicker, more confortable.Breakfast was very good, with a wide selection of choice.
Mr James J, August 2015: The room really needs upgrading. Carpet was stained and nasty. "Red" stain on bathroom floor -- not especially clean room.
Mrs Miriam A, August 2015: Room clean and well presented.
Mrs Sandra D, August 2015: Did not have breakfasts
Easily booked an extra day whilst there
Everyone lovely - Felt SOOOO relaxed afterwards!
Mr Paul M, August 2015: All facilities and services were excellent, let down only by the actual bed which I found uncomfortable.
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Ms Elizabeth M, August 2015: We had a wonderful time. The bowler hat people were really helpful.
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Mr Martin B, August 2015: An enjoyable stay
Ms Maria S, August 2015: Excellent overall experience! Fabulous historic building, rooms in an excellent condition! The staff was extremely kind and helpful. I would definately stay in Crist church again!
Mr Alan M, August 2015: Christ Church up to the usual standard. Dinner on Wednesday was exceptionally good value
Mr david E, August 2015: Staff were excellent so polite and helpful. rooms were great especially having a fridge in the room. breakfast was plentiful and tasty. we would definitely stay again and have started saving to come again and stay for longer at Christ Church College.
Dr Yalini S, August 2015: The staff were all very friendly and helpful. I wish I could have spent more time there. Instructions with the key should mention that you have to turn the round lock knob.
Mr Alan M, August 2015: Excellent dinner on the Wednesday 5 August
Dr kate D, August 2015: The porters were most helpful and friendly and the whole stay was great. (the room lacked a shelf or place in the bathroom to deal with contact lenses - the toilet seat is not the most hygienic location for contact lens cases, fluids, etc, but this was not the fault of any of the people I encountered who were all friendly and professional)
Ms Anna B, July 2015: Excellent place to stay. Great value and wonderful staff.
Mr William E, July 2015: Stayed here while visiting my son enrolled at another college at Oxford. Most convenient location in Oxford. Just like being back at school too many years ago. Thank you for a most enjoyable visit.
Mrs Sayuri U, July 2015: I had a very good time in Christ church. Especially, delicious breakfast at Great Hall is vest memory in my trip. And amenity of shampoo and other things is good souvenir for me.
Mrs Jean F, July 2015: A successful and pleasant experience which was new to me
Ms Madelyn S, July 2015: Staying in Christ Church is a treat it itself. Everything was perfect.
Mrs Margot T, July 2015: The experience of being at Christ College was excellent. I found the staff to be quite efficient and welcoming,from the porters to the people who worked in the dining hall. My room had been recently refurbished and was clean, comfortable and well-equipped. I appreciated being able to use the laundry facilities and ironing board.
Mr Oscar M, July 2015: We had a great time. Thank you!
Miss Helen H, July 2015: Beautiful college with helpful porters. Room size and guest information excellent. Rooms near perimeter by Bear Inn somewhat noisy in evening. Fine for guests not wanting to sleep until late.
Mr Richard A, July 2015: Wonderful 1960s accommodation building
wonderful dining hall
always good to meet other guests from around the world
Mrs Susan K, July 2015: Standard en-suite university accommodation. We were staying for sons graduation, but the site is central to Oxford and ideal for those visiting the town. Breakfast is in 'Harry Potter' hall - impressive in many ways, and the food plentiful and very tasty. Lots to do, lots of tea rooms/restaurants for a longer stay. Booking was so simple - would highly reccommend
Ms Lorna P B, July 2015: It was a typical dorm room, and as such cannot be rated excellent. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness and the amenities.
I loved the atmosphere and the staff were all kind and welcoming. I would recommend it to friends and stay there again should the opportunity present itself.
Mr Robert D, July 2015: I would stay again - I was pleased with the comfortable bed and good breakfast. Also Christ Church is one of the most attractive and impressive colleges.
Mr Anthony T, July 2015: Fantastic experience. Loved having breakfast at the top table in Hall - staff were very helpful and polite. Thank you again.
Ms Katarina H, July 2015: It's a college and the rooms show it. I liked it though, they were cosy. The best part was access to the college when there are no tourists around, having breakfast in the hall and being able to visit the cathedral. Calm and quiet.
Mrs Marion M, July 2015: We had an excellent stay at Christ Church. The beauty of the buildings is extraordinary and we were absolutely delighted with the breakfast in the Great Hall. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable.
Mrs Frances W, July 2015: Room and services good value. Booking arrangements easy to follow.
Mrs Chris B, July 2015: An amazing experience - priceless!
Dr chitra S, July 2015: Over all amazing experience that I can never forget. I would love to stay in christ Church if I visit Oxford again.
Mr Patrick B, July 2015: A wonderful experience! Thank you and very best wishes!
Mrs Bitten N, July 2015: Excellent place.
Ms Hilary C, July 2015: Excellent location; big room in Blue Boar; clean, comfortable, very good shower. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Very good breakfast. Luggage stored without any fuss. We would certainly stay again.
Mrs Phiriya B, July 2015: Very beutiful place to stay. Breakfast is perfact. The room and facilities are great. Definitely going back there again.
Ms Pauline H, July 2015: I really enjoyed the experience of being a guest at Christ Church- it was almost like being a house guest in someones home. Every single member of staff I encountered was helpful, courteous and friendly. Thank you
Mr Gordon R, July 2015: I was visiting to work and found the accommodation ideal. The rooms were quiet and comfortable and the breakfast was excellent. Staff were friendly and helpful and it was exceptional value. I'd definitely book again!
Mr John M, July 2015: The porters and other staff with whom I had contact were excellent.
Dr Sancia V, July 2015: Very friendly staff!
Ms Alma R, July 2015: College porters and other staff were friendly and helpful all the time. The room was comfortable, well equipped and serviced, quiet and secure, with the beautiful cathedral nearby and free access to other college treasures such as the Picture Gallery.
Mr Peter Y, July 2015: Had to log on WiFi to often but what a stunning venue
Mr Stephen T, July 2015: I will definitely book to stay at Christchurch again next time I am in Oxford for the Congress. Excellent student room with ensuite. Missed the bit about breakfast. Was asked on booking for time of arrival, which I put as midday, but on arriving was told that I couldn't check in until 2. Fortunately the ladies in the porter's lodge let me check in at 1.30 so that I could get back to the Congress for the afternoon session at 2pm.
Ms Yanqun Z, July 2015: I feel quite and comfortable.
I want to there again.
Thank you very much.
Mrs YI Y, July 2015: I like the hotel, I hope stay the hotel again.
Mr Paul G, July 2015: Fantastic weekend, very welcoming staff, couldn't give higher praise.
Best university rooms I have stayed in.
Mrs Valerie D, July 2015: I would recommend this to others.
Mrs Eileen A, July 2015: Overall a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Just wish our stay could have been longer!
Dr Roland Y, July 2015: The room is rather small, but the shower system is adequate. Really enjoyed the free tour provided by the Christ Church Cathedral.
Mr Stephen W, July 2015: Room basic, as expected , but clean and tidy. Great experience. Would book again.
Mrs marina C, July 2015: it was a fabulous experience to be in Christ Church, to hear the evensong, to sleep with open windows overlooking the meadows, and the breakfast was such a special treat! will absolutely recommend it, particularly to people with children who love reading.
Mr Chadwick B, April 2015: Wonderful stay - would do this again for Skoll World Forum!
Mrs Sheila C, April 2015: Very impressed with the friendly and helpful people at Christ Church.
Nice atmosphere, clean facilities.
Dr clare F, April 2015: Lovely room, very clean, plenty of space,hair dryer, kettle, toiletries, large modern shower, great views. College staff very helpful.
Ms Margaret M, April 2015: Excellent location, huge comfortable room, a great experience
Mr Andrew H, April 2015: Helpful porters, clean rooms, great breakfast, wonderful site, lovely weekend.
Dr Keith G, April 2015: Very friendly - amazing breakfast served with style
Dr Crawford H, April 2015: A very pleasant experience, aided by an extremely friendly and courteous staff.
Mr Simon K, April 2015: What a sublime location for a B & B! Cannot recommend staying within this magnificent setting enough.
Mrs Emilie L, April 2015: I arrived very late and it was a little bit hard to find the room (maybe would it be possible to indicate the name of the building (peckwater 3 for example) but except that perfect!
Prof Loveday C, April 2015: Good "student room". The shower could drain a bit faster, but plenty of hot water, much appreciated. Nice to have plenty of thick plastic hangers in the wardrobe. Suggest including a small bottle of hand lotion in the "bathroom welcome pack"--the heating system leaves one's skin dry and I'm having difficulty purchasing a travel-size bottle of hand lotion. But these are minor comments. Certainly the overall Christchurch experience is great, as is the location.
Dr Inger M, April 2015: Unexpectedly wonderful. Most friendly staff I have encountered in all my travels around the UK. Thank you very much - I will definitely be back
Ms Jennie P, April 2015: I cannot remember receiving confirmation when I booked which I would have liked as reference. I found I had to go back to the booking process to find details for arrival, this detail being summarised in a confirmation email would have been brilliant. Had a great time, great location and staff all brilliant.
Mr Antony M, April 2015: Christ Church is really beautiful and a wonderful place to stay. Didn't get to eat breakfast. Only downside is 10am checkout is too early.
Mrs Valerie G, April 2015: We had a wonderful time at Christ Church. The only disappointment was that they website stated that breakfast would be served in the great hall, which is why we chose this college. Upon our arrival, we were informed that it is closed for restoration work. The rest of the experience was incredible, thank you for making this trip so special.
Dr Anne D, April 2015: Wonderful experience and so convenient for the meeting I was attending in the Examination School, and also the dinner in Oriel College. I felt as though I was an extra in Brideshead Revisited! Thank you.
Mr Noel B, April 2015: Location perfect. Room fine, Breakfast fine. Just one small suggestion, supply a slightly better toilet paper.
Mr Frederic B, March 2015: I was very happy to be in your beautiful town. I enjoyed the quality of your service. All the accommodations were very good. I was impressed by the celebrities who trod the lobbies of this famous college. So you can thank all your team. I hope to come back again in 2016 (William Shakespeare 'The history plays from page to stage').
Mrs Ute D, March 2015: We enjoyed very much having been "at home" at Christ Church. The atmosphere is great, and being allowed to go in and out of the college as you like is a privilege. We will definitely stay here when we will come back to Oxford next time. With regard to improvements, there is not much. Perhaps some more hospitality at the reception desk. It would be great to get the information where to find the TV room and the printer instead of having to ask. Finally, our bed was not very comfortable for 2 - the duvet could be larger ... but that's only a litle detail we could live with.
Mr Richard G, March 2015: Too bad dinner was not available in the Great Hall, a key part of the experience, but maybe that was just because it was being renovated.
Mrs PJ P, March 2015: Whilst some people won't tolerate a walk to a bathroom, we didn't mind as we had 2 washbasins.
We found all the staff at Christchurch very helpful, efficient and kind.
And it's an absolute privilege to be allowed to stay in such historical quarters, with a view to die for....
Mr Moureen M, March 2015: The breakfast was delicious and sufficient. The WiFi was good. And the room was in an excellent condition.
Ms Helen A, March 2015: Fantastic stay will be back next year
Mrs emma C, March 2015: Our room had a fantastic view over the meadow and the porter was really helpful. Beds a bit hard though. We loved our free toiletries with the added souvenir coaster. We love spending time staying at Cambridge and Oxford colleges. Such history and we had the added bonus of the cathedral at Christ Church.
Miss Stephanie K, March 2015: I have had a wonderful experience at christ church.
Mrs Marion S, March 2015: I had a very pleasant stay in Christchurch and found the staff of the Lodge particularly friendly and helpful.
Dr Anthony B, March 2015: The whole experience was really great. The room was nice - but up 4 flights of stairs! The breakfast was excellent and very quickly served and the staff were all friendly and helpful - especially the porters in the college. The only reason I have given the rating 'good' instead of 'excellent' for value for money is that overall it was quite expensive as a weekend but the experience was very worthwhile. Thank you to everyone.
Mr Giacomo P, March 2015: I loved staying at Christ Church. My room in the Blue Boar quad was recently renovated and very comfortable. The porters and college staff were friendly and helpful. Access to the college and cathedral is a great perk.
Dr Margaret M, March 2015: Good room and breakfast in a fabulous location
Dr Andrew B, March 2015: The Christ Church staff were unfailingly helpful and courteous - this stay exceeded are expectations.
Ms DEIRDRE T, March 2015: The breakfast was a bit chaotic as one was not sure where it was being served due, I think, to the closure of the Great Hall. The staff were very gracious and helpful despite the chaos. My room was a bit dark but it was just the luck of the draw as my friend had a super room.
Ms Julia W, March 2015: lovely!
Ms Helen S, March 2015: Fantastic value and a great idea!
Dr ALEXANDRA S, March 2015: It was a fascinating experience to stay some days in an old Oxford College
Mr Josha S, March 2015: Perfect!!
Miss Maureen M, March 2015: I much enjoyed my stay and would stay again.
Mr Alexander M, March 2015: Staff were very helpful and welcoming. Room was fine, very good value particularly given the location.
Mr Tim S, March 2015: very impressed with venue and all personnel. Another occasion when the best way to enjoy Oxford was to stay in college.
Mrs Kelly G, March 2015: Porter was really helpful. Room was clean and simple. Worried about temporary bed that looked like camp bed. But was very comfortable.
Mr David D, March 2015: My wife & I stayed Saturday night.The Service was very friendly & efficient.The Room was very comfortable.We had to go downstairs to use the WC but coped!
Breakfast in the McKenna Room was lovely.
Very good value
A memorable visit
David & Jane Dunsmore
Ms Michele T, March 2015: An excellent time, wonderful breakfast, fab atmosphere and lovely service at breakfast. Will be coming again!
Ms Susanne Maj P, October 2014: Very helpfull and polite employees at the college. Highly recommendable.
Miss Claire B, October 2014: It's a beautiful college. The staff are so welcoming and accommodating, and the breakfast in the Hall was such a special experience.
Will definitely be returning.
Mr Josef A, October 2014: Unique and lovely experience.
Mr Stephen G, October 2014: Porters were very helpful; great that they were able to store my luggage.
Mr John S, October 2014: Dates were actually 29-30 August 2014.
From attention of staff, fitness and cleanliness of room and quality of breakfast, no fault could be found. Excellent time
Dr Sam A, October 2014: The best BnB I have ever had.
No en-suite but I did not expect that for student accommodation.
Breakfast in the Great Hall was a mesmerizing experience.
Prof Heide H, October 2014: The atmosphere of the place is marvelous and inspiring for everybody who feels well in an historic academic environment. Staff and service are very polite, attentive and helpful. I am looking forward to visit again.
Mr John F, September 2014: Excellent service from all staff, and a stunningly beautiful location. I would return without hesitation.
Mr John B, September 2014: A brilliant experience. Christ Church were excellent hosts and the venue incomparable.
Mr Graham S, September 2014: Memorable experience
Mrs Patricia L, September 2014: A wonderful experience to stay in Christ Church. We were treated with great respect and my daughter and I enjoyed our time very much. It was an added bonus to wonder round the grounds, enjoy the Cathedral and the Art Gallery. The only down side was that we needed more days to stay longer!
Mr Adrian Q, September 2014: Really enjoyed the stay at such an amazing place. We'll be back!
Mr Massimo D, September 2014: The en suite room was very nice and the place magnificent! The only problem was the lack of parking.
Mr Rahul U, September 2014: Very nice experience staying at Christ Church college. I never knew I could book a room at their college. Last time I was in Oxford, I had booked a room in a hotel paying more than £100 per night. This was a far cheaper option with a more enjoyable experience.
Dr Maryam K, September 2014: This is an excellent system.Private and affordable.
Mr John M, September 2014: Loved it. Great experience.
Mrs Christine H, September 2014: The porters were brilliant, very friendly and helpful, allowed us to leave our bags before check in and after check out which was a Godsend. Evensong was wonderful. Wandering in the grounds after it was closed to visitors was lovely. The rooms were simple, clean and comfortable, ours had a gorgeous view of the meadow.
Ms Sadia S, September 2014: Radiator in room didn't heat consistently and didn't work at night at all so was pretty cold. Breakfast is the same everyday : served from 8-9am, but is good with variety of cooked and continental options. Beware of carrying the luggage a long way inside with some stairs on the way to the room as there is no help for it. Room service was done daily, staff and people in the in the lodge very kind and helpful. Room has pretty much everything one needs with access to laundry and tea point which is great! Good value for money.
Dr Donald T, September 2014: Fantastic experience. Will definitely use it again.
Dr Alexander K, September 2014: Amazing! One of the best, most unusual stays ever (80+ countries travelling)
Prof Peter Z, September 2014: Would love to have a return experience.
Ms Ole D, September 2014: excellent
Ms Anne Alexandra P, September 2014: We greatly enjoyed the experience of being "inside" a great college.
Dr Jo J, September 2014: This was a great experience. The room and bathroom were spotless and comfy, Richard the porter could not have been more friendly and polite and breakfast in the Great Hall was a wonderful experience.
Mrs Linda A, September 2014: What a beautiful building and grounds. So peaceful and quiet as soon as you stepped across the threshold from street to quad. Room was large and airy and clean. Two good sized towels with a complimentary wash bag and hair dryer in situ. I won't be staying anywhere else on my next visit, can't wait to return to the meadow.
Dr Dorothy C, September 2014: Wonderful experience in Christ Church College.Loved being a guest of the whole college. Porters were very nice and security people friendly and very knowledgeable about the college.We had a room with a great view. Simple but comfortable. Many nice touches like the coffee and tea and kettle and milk, the pouch amenities with soap, shampoo, etc.
Carpet was in good condition but looked liked it needed to be cleaned or spot cleaned
Would definitely return and would highly recommend.
Mrs Coral R, September 2014: Everyone was so helpful at Christchurch. It is an amazing place and to have breakfast in the grand Hall was such a treat for an elderly person like me, who wished she had been academic enough to study there.
So much nicer to stay there than in an hotel !
Mrs Susan L, September 2014: wonderful experience
Dr. Joachim H, September 2014: Christ Church College and the stay there was something really special; the breakfast in the Hall was gorgeous and the overall atmosphere unforgettable
M. Bernard P, September 2014: Very nice place.
Very good welcome.
Thank you very much for these days.
Dr maryvonne D, September 2014: I have wonderful memories of my time in Christ Church
Miss Christina R, September 2014: Thank you so much for my wonderful visit to Oxford. I absolutely loved staying at the University and was astounded to even find I had a piano in my bedroom. A well kept secret. Will recommend to everyone I meet. Security were especially fabulous wish I could remember the name of the lovely man who walked me to my room & told me about the gardens & little stories of Oxford history. Think he worked at a funeral home. And having breakfast in the great hall on Sunday morning quite took my breath away. Thank you!!!
Mrs Hilary L, September 2014: Delighted with the experience and we'll certainly come again.
Mrs VANESA L, September 2014: It's great that residents csn visita all the installations. The room was confortable and all the people very kind. Thank you
Mr David H, September 2014: Staff very helpful about leaving liggage, access through various gates, etc
Dr Elizabeth G, September 2014: Wonderful. Highlight of our holiday so far.All staff went above and beyond the call of duty.
Mrs Birgit B, September 2014: Really nice accomodation - hopefully I come back
Mrs Dawn S, September 2014: The location was absolutely wonderful - and what an experience to be considered "residents" and not "visitors" and be able to roam Christ Church grounds at will - fantastic! Staff were always courteous and helpful, the room was lovely and breakfast in the "great hall" was just a treat. Will definitely return on any future trips to Oxford.
Dr Josef C, September 2014: Both my stays at Christ Church and Jesus Colleges were great. Courteous and excellent service throughout. I shall certainly continue to use your system in the future -- probably next in summer 2015.
Thanks for making this service available.
Josef Chytry, DPhil
Mrs Margaret R, September 2014: Outstanding. Spacious, spotless en-suite room, excellent breakfast with fresh fruit, well cooked English breakfast and croissants enjoyed in magnificent great hall. What a treat to be able to stay in such a place.
Mrs Jennifer B, September 2014: A magnificent experience . I can't imagine anywhere better to stay in Oxford. Very good value for a single traveller. Would have liked a mirror within reach of the hair dryer. Porter's lodge staff friendly and helpful.
Ms Chris R, September 2014: Absolutely fabulous. Porters extremely friendly and helpful. Excellent service all round - we received our welcome pack from the porters lodge along with job, map of Christchurch, city map, wi fi log in, guest pass which allowed access to university buildings and grounds, plus general info on the facilities. Our room was large, light and spacious and comfortable. Only thing missing was a bedside lamp. Breakfast in the Great Hall was a treat, both for the ambience and stunning surroundings and for the overall quality of food and service. Christchurch College itself is of course beautiful and well worth a visit but we also felt very fortunate to have such a fantastic city centre location from which to explore our surroundings. Would definitely return.
Mrs Kasia R, September 2014: Loved staying in Meadows. The room was clean and comfortable and we were made very welcome.
Miss Natalie J, September 2014: I loved every minute of my stay at Christ Church, it is a beautiful college steeped in a rich history.
Mrs Stephanie K, September 2014: A beautiful and tranquil historic setting. We rented 2 rooms in the Meadows building that had fantastic views that more than made up for the stairs we had to climb. The upgraded dorm rooms are comfortable but simple. Breakfast in the Great Hall was a vacation experience in itself.
Strolling the grounds after the day tourists had left and a visit to the gardens were memorable experiences. If you want an atmospheric visit to Oxford this is the place to stay.
Mrs Petra S, September 2014: Our room (nr 2)was on the ground floor next to the Meadow Gate, overlooking the Meadows. I was a great experience, this "night at the museum".
The room was rather warm. I very much liked the little gift package with shower gels etc. And breakfast in the Great Hall was unforgettable.
Mrs Rozenn B, September 2014: Staying at Christ Church college was very special. Great location near everything in the city, and even a small supermarket! I enjoyed having a fridge, as well as a teapot with tea and coffee in my room. I would greatly recommend staying in this college.
Mrs Joyce G, September 2014: What an amazing place to stay and breakfast in the Great Hall was a wonderful experience. The breakfast and service was first class.
Mrs Chandra F, September 2014: The experience of my stay at Christ Church College university rooms was an excellent experience. Several years ago, I had take courses at Worcester but this was my first experience staying at a college as a guest resident. It was a wonderful experience. The room and bathroom were always kept neat and clean. The breakfast was good and the registration process at the Porters Lodge was efficient and cordial. I highly recommend this venue to others.
Thank you, Chandra Fernando, USA
Ms Ann J, September 2014: Very good value and a wonderful experience to be - almost - alone in Christchurch.
Dr Vincenzo M, September 2014: The experience has been simply FABULOUS!
Dr Janne K, September 2014: For a person who knows and appreciates the academic world - including the physical environment - I would strongly recommend a stay at an Oxford College. Christ Church was a superb experience all the way round - most impressive buildings, basic very peaceful room with beautiful view, great breakfast in the most impressive hall and - above everything - most welcoming personnel. Will return next year. For sure!
Mrs Susan J, September 2014: I enjoyed my stay at Christ Church completely...Room just great. Everyone SO helpful, and keen to put me right If I got lost. Breakfast was excellent, couldnt be faulted, lovely melon and perfect Croissants...with a full English , also perfectly cooked..My stay was a very happy one, nothing was too much trouble for the staff and Porters. Thank You, to you all. Christ Church was a marvellous setting, with the Memorial gardens and meadow, so handy too for the High and the Broad, didnt take me long to get anywhere.
Mr Beate G, September 2014: Wonderful stay at Christ Church College - I can highly recommend this College for a stay.
Mrs Mary H, September 2014: I really liked the whole college experience I found the great hall at Christchurch amazing and having breakfast there was a once in a lifetime experience,all the people at the college were so courteous and helpful I am hoping to visit again next year.
Mr Alan P, September 2014: As an alumni of the college next door, Corpus Christi, I enjoyed staying in Christ Church immensely. The highlights were visiting the Cathedral, and sitting at high table for breakfast in the magnificent hall. The only drawback was the 72 steps that had to be climbed to get to my room, but the exercise probably did me good! 10/10
Dr Phil H, September 2014: I thought the staff were very friendly and welcoming.
Very happy with my stay.
Mr susanne G, September 2014: Loved the experience of staying in the historic buildings, hope to be able to return!
Mr Scott M, September 2014: Lovely place to stay, much cleaner and nicer than I expected. Christ Church is stunningly gorgeous, of course, and the perfect place from which to explore Oxford.
Mr kenneth A, September 2014: Had a very pleasant stay, lovely experience. Son Oxford graduate so knew what to expect but even so impressed with quality of rooms. Breakfast at 'High Table' was a lovely surprise. Had a great week-end, will almost certainly do it again!
Mrs Deborah C, September 2014: Very impressed as it was the first time that I had university accommodation and had no idea what to expect. Very good value
Ms Celia W, September 2014: I enjoyed my stay very much. The accommodation, the breakfast, the staff and surroundings were all excellent, as was the dinner in the Great Hall. I would certainly recommend the experience and hope to stay again.
Mrs Adele B, September 2014: We had a wonderful time and the porters were very helpful. Thank you for such a fabulous experience.
Dr Richard H, September 2014: A splendid experience. Three nights defined by courtesy, notable attention to detail, and a room with a view.
Mrs Julie F, September 2014: A wonderfully inspiring couple of days exploring Oxford . Christ Church provided fantastic accomodation with excellent, friendly service from everyone. A full English breakfast in the Great Hall was a highlight as was wandering around the college 'out of visiting hours'. The cleaner in the cathedral was also very friendly and informative. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Mr Tom F, September 2014: The staff of Christ Church were very friendly and helpful. The setting is magnificent
Mrs Deborah C, September 2014: I booked a number of rooms and we all found that the accommodation exceeded our expectations. The breakfast was excellent in the amazing Great Hall - overall it was a great experience and I will definitely it recommend to others and may return again! The only comments I would make relate to the website and the fact that it wasn't too clear on a couple of points including whether breakfast was included and that the car parking was a considerable distance from the rooms.
Ms Tricia G, August 2014: This was a most enjoyable visit. The room was spacious and very clean. I found the Custodians and the Porters very helpful, and infomative.
Mrs Mary K, August 2014: Staff were very helpful. It was very nice to be able to leave luggage and explore Oxford unencumbered. I would definitely stay again!
Mrs Mary K, August 2014: Staff at the college were very congenial and helpful. It was a lovely stay! I can't wait to return!
Mr Thomas H, August 2014: We had a fantastic time. Thank you! Yes to the balcony!
Mrs Carmen G, August 2014: It was a great experience and hope to come back.
Mr Serban C, August 2014: We really enjoyed our stay in Christ Church, its wonderful historic building and its marvelous people that made our stay enjoyable. An experience that we will surely remember.
Mr John M, August 2014: Very pleased with the overall experience
Mrs simona O, August 2014: A great experience.
Mr Kazuhiro K, August 2014: I stayed at the same facility twice (In April and in August this year). The place was nice and I definitely try to stay here again when I go to Oxford, thank you.
Mr Oliver R, August 2014: Wonderful experience. Perfect location and surroundings
Mrs Anthea S, August 2014: Brilliant!
Mrs Violeta P, August 2014: Excellent!
Mrs Judy W, August 2014: Our stay at Christ Church exceeded our expectations. We feel privileged to have stayed there; our stay was enhanced by the helpfulness of all the staff, especially the Porters and the Custodians who took the time to share their extensive knowledge. Rooms are simply appointed but immaculately clean. The complimentary toiletries were an unexpected bonus. Breakfast was of very good quality with an excellent selection of both hot and cold - make sure you look at the Alice window when you are in the Great Hall.
Mr Alistair S, August 2014: I had chosen a basic room, without en suite, because of its location. The room was very simple, but it had all the necessary facilities, it and the loo and bathroom were spotless, and the bed was very comfortable. Porters, scout and Hall staff were efficient and very friendly. And the view from each window was pretty breathtaking!
Mrs Alishia R, August 2014: It was absolutely wonderful every one at the college were terrific and a credit to the college. It could not have been better and we hope to return.
Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Mrs Julie C, August 2014: Once in a lifetime experience. Staff so helpful and friendly. Superb location. Thank you.
Mr Jonathan K, August 2014: Excellent stay. Nice room and good breakfast. Amazing surroundings right in the heart of the college. Brilliant stay.
Mrs Angela M, August 2014: Everyone very helpful, and a privilege to stay in such beautiful surroundings.
Mrs Anita L, August 2014: We loved our stay. Felt quite privileged. Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly.
It would be helpful to have a luggage drop off and pick up area available for people with a car.
Miss Sara M, August 2014: It was wonderful
Danielle M, August 2014: Very pleased with our stay. Will certainly come back. Thank you.
Mr Colin T, August 2014: room .very basic student digs, shared shower/toilet, but that's why its only £50. but the college itself is beautiful and peaceful. great hall for breakfast is amazing. the cathedral and meadow also worth a visit. christ church used as film location for lewis and harry potter. i loved it here. i will return.
Ms Haruka T, August 2014: Thank you very much. I had a wonderful time in Christ Church!! All staff was kind and facilities was great.
Dr Leanne W, August 2014: Recommend to anyone wanting to live in Hogwarts! The standard of the room is rated as good - not because I didn't think it was excellent but I'm not sure foreign visitors know what to expect when staying in a college room. It is very different to a regular hotel/b+b. Otherwise fantastic
Mrs Linda P, August 2014: All the staff we spoke to contributed to making our stay a special occasion. Many thanks - we hope to return.
Mrs Margaret H, August 2014: A privilege to have stayed in such a wonderful setting. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Breakfast was superb. All together an unforgettable weekend with wonderful and happy memories of the staff and all they did to make our stay perfect. Only drawback was not having an en suite toilet & shower.
Ms Angela W, August 2014: We were absolutely delighted by the welcome we received at Christ Church and the helpfulness of all the staff subsequently. It only enhanced the pleasure of staying in such magnificent surroundings and being able to roam the College at will.
Ms Jennifer K, August 2014: My room was outstanding-to my surprise, it included two floors joined by a spiral staircase, and featured a lounge and organ. Ones does need to climb about 7 dozen steps up/down, which is something to keep in mind. The staff was helpful and friendly, and they assisted me in finding the correct stop for the Heathrow coach (you don't need to go all the way to Gloucester Green). I look forward to the next visit and recommend CC unreservedly.
Ms Jeannie S, August 2014: For the price, the room was clean and comfortable. It was basic in its decoration. The refrigerator was helpful. Breakfast was satisfactory although it was unclear that the teapots and toast was to be shared with others. The grounds were "cold" and could use some flowers in summer to cheer up the place. The woman who cleaned my room and the building was very nice and friendly.
Mme. Brigitte P, August 2014: Very nice place, easy to visit, staff ok and exceptionnal breakfast. Thank you !
Prof Callum B, August 2014: Everything really a very good experience. Slight issues - absence of bedside table and light, & standard lamp requiring bulb replacement.
Mrs Barbara B, August 2014: Everything of excellent standard!
Mr Larry B, August 2014: Treated so well.Certainly recommend .
Dr Thomas H, August 2014: very nice, newly refurbished room with en-suite bathroom (with a shower that actually works). Central location, great value for money!
Ms Dianne G, August 2014: Greetings from Berlin,
this was the first time I visited Oxford, and am very pleased to have happened upon Christ Church as an option for lodging. The porters were welcoming and the epitome of hospitality. The rooms (I traveled with a friend) were amazingly clean and comfortable.
The "good" rating for breakfast results from fact that I do not eat any pork products. Turkey Bacon and Sausage as a substitute for all things pork would be fantastic. I plan on visiting Oxford with my daughter, and I will book our rooms at Christ Church.
Thank you to everyone!
Ms Johanna L, August 2014: A brief stay but very enjoyable.
Dr Sarah P, August 2014: I was made to feel very welcome and I would definitely stay here again.
Mr Richard P, August 2014: Very friendly staff
Mrs Marion D, August 2014: Staying at Christ Church College was a wonderful experience. The staff couldn't have been friendlier, the food was excellent, the room and bathroom spotless. My only disappointmnet was that my room was on the top floor of Peckwater and the view into the quad was therefore very restricted. Otherwise I could not fault the stay and would certainly love to stay again.
Ms Carol W, August 2014: Dorm room was small but knew that going in. Very nice travel bag with toiletries and coaster. Having breakfast in the Great Hall at the head table was a fantastic experience. The loved walking around the university at night with no tourist. Great photo opt.
Dr. Marlis K, August 2014: I very much liked everybody's friendliness in Christchurch College and also the good functioning of fast wifi-connection. I would have appreciated stronger coffee and some cheese for breakfast, but I admit that this might be a question of intercultural differences.
Miss Rachel D, August 2014: Really nice accommodation: very pleasant stay.
Mr David T, August 2014: I had been staying at Christ Church for the "Oxford Experience" program. They let me stay in the same room for extra nights, which was very helpful. Everyone was helpful and pleasant. I highly recommend Christ Church for accommodations. The time there was priceless.
Miss Sara A, August 2014: We had such a wonderful stay at Christ Church. All of the staff we encountered were extremely friendly and helpful, breakfast was excellent, wifi was reliable and very appreciated...really, the experience of staying in such a beautiful Oxford college was more than I could have hoped for. I will definitely plan to stay again if I have another opportunity.
Mr Russell W, August 2014: I only wish my University digs were as plush as that- will certainly come back!
Mr Alan F, August 2014: This was a bargain. A student room under the roof and breakfast at the high table.
Mr Kenneth B, August 2014: superior quality in every respect: from porters' lodgeand lily pond, to accomodation offered and the garden; a very enjoyable visit and stay
Mrs Ita B, August 2014: The room and bathroom were much bigger than I expected with plenty of space for clothes etc. also very comfortable to relax in and read. A very quiet, bright airy room. I loved it.
Mr Mark H, August 2014: Very helpful porter and custodians. A wonderful chance for his Polish grandparents to see where our son will be studying.
Mrs Carys D, August 2014: It was a privilege to stay in Christ Church and to feel (if only briefly) part of the institution. All the staff were unfailingly courteous and helpful. It was great to escape from the tourists here!
We would definitely recommend - and will be back.
Ms Alison S, July 2014: Breakfast only marked down because it was continental take-out due to the collapse of a beam in the college hall. The staff had obviously had to deal with the situation at short notice and deserve credit for coping so well, particularly with all the guests disappointed not to have the full experience!
The opportunity to feel like a special guest in such an historic college, and enjoy the buildings after the tourists have left, is wonderful. Obviously the rooms are basic, but the overall experience makes up for it and the price seems reasonable.
Mrs sarah S, July 2014: Porters were incredibly informative and helpful. Fantastic place, lovely to have access to the college, when the tours were over! Breakfast brilliant, tasty and in wonderful setting of the great hall .
Mrs Lynn M, July 2014: Absolutely wonderful stay. Perfect way to experience Oxford. We could not have been better treated. Best breakfast experience ever! Our room overlooked the meadows. Gorgeous View! Great location, with easy walk to both bus and trains. I would highly recommend staying at Christ Church College.
Mrs Francine B, July 2014: Staff extremely helpful. Easy check -in and clear directions.
Brilliant dining experience both for dinner and breakfast. Congratulations to the college management who are generously and thoughtfully sharing their unique important English monument with the world. Best wishes for continued success.
Mr John F, July 2014: Everything was just splendid: support and general help was greatly appreciated. I shall return.
Mr Iordan G, July 2014: My stay was very pleasant, thanks! One comment about the breakfast -- whenever I went up to get more food, my spot and plates would be taken upon my return. This was slightly inconvenient. Everything else was excellent, though!
Mr Gordon L, July 2014: Most amazing travel experience I've ever had. You get fantastic 24 hour service and an excellent breakfast in the magnificent dining hall. Spacious and lovely room for such a bargain. I wouldn't stay anywhere else.
Mrs Susan B, July 2014: I was staying at Christ Church on a course the week before and was allowed to keep the same room which was very helpful. All staff were friendly and welcoming, definitely value for money.
Mrs Joan D, July 2014: While I have put Average for the room - that merely sums up the facilities - I was happy to accept basic facilites for the pleasure of staying in the historic building. However, the (fan?) in the bathroom did stay on all night long. I certainly hope to be back
Mrs Fiona L, July 2014: The friendliness, helpfulness and courtesy I experienced was amazing. I found the no. of stairs up a bit tiring and the extractor fan in bathroom stayed on 24/7. I would definitely stay again and recommend to others.
Mr Michael P, July 2014: The rooms were excellent and very quiet. Cleanliness was of a high order.The breakfast in the Great Hall was a unique experience - pity the bacon (not cooked enough) and eggs (not free range) did not match the rest of the setting. However, we enjoyed our stay immensely and will come again.
Dr Leonard S, July 2014: Was great. Really enjoyed it.
Ms Cherry S, July 2014: A wonderful experience in beautiful historic buildings. A real privilege to stay there. I'll be back!
Mr Philip W, July 2014: A great idea. I'm single and it has always been difficult for me to find suitable, reasonably priced accommodation. Not any more. Thanks a lot!
Dr Daniel D, July 2014: I stayed in newly renovated rooms in Meadows. It was a perfectly lovely experience, and the English Breakfast was very good.
Prof James P, April 2014: I loved my time at Christ Church College. I will try to stay here again. The staff were marvelous and the college is exquisite.
Fr. Nina G, April 2014: It was a great pleasure to be guest at The House.
The staff is very helpful and friendly.
I will come again and recommend you to my friends.
Mrs Jean M, April 2014: Very enjoyable stay. Everything was excellent.
Mr John F, April 2014: I stayed for two nights in this historic location. To have breakfast in The Hall (that of Harry Potter fame) was a magical experience - the food was excellent too! The Guided tour of the Cathedral located in the College was excellent, as was the tour of the grounds - very informative. Everybody was so pleasant, and being a Residential Guest meant to had a great deal of freedom to wander about. I am looking forward to returning.
Mrs Kay W, April 2014: A splendid experience, especially breakfast in the Great Hall. All staff very welcoming and helpful.
Ms Li D, April 2014: The scenery is super!And the breakfast venue and quality is AMAZING! If there is a shower facilities that will be much better.
Ms Amelia V, April 2014: Staying at Christ Church was fabulous. I had a Single Ensuite Room in Meadows, which was spacious, warm, and clean. The breakfast in hall was delicious, and they even had vegetarian sausages. Highly recommended.
Mr Jonathan S, April 2014: In summary the best place I have ever stayed in the UK.
Dr Karl J, April 2014: What a wonderful opportunity to stay in Christ Church- an experience unparalleled by any B&B or hotel. It is culturally a fantastic way to get inside the atmosphere of one of the great colleges at Oxford - something that most will never be able to do!
Mrs Bente L, April 2014: Sorry, can't remember my room number.
The most amazing thing was full breakfast in Hall, everybody was overawed. I happened to sit opposite and meet Japanese students who had travelled to visit the Synchroton Facility in Oxfordshire. By sheer chance I had attended a tour for the public there earlier, so we could talk. Small world, all embraced by the openness of Christ Church to visitors.
Fantastic memory, thank you.
Mrs Bente Loudon
Mrs Joy M, April 2014: I had a wonderful time at Christ Church and will definitely be back in a few months. Thank you.
Mr Rodger S, April 2014: The care and attention I received when I fell in the quad and broke my hip was excellent. Sadly I was not able to complete the second night as I was at the John Radcliffe Hospital. I would like to come again next year and maybe organise a group of fellow ex National Trust staff.
Mrs Mary S, April 2014: It was a pleasure to stay at Oxford in the dorms. A truly unique experience. We loved being part of the campus for a day. The support and help from the staff in the Lodge was wonderful. They made all the difference in the world. A strong recommend. We will return
Mrs Susan T, April 2014: Wonderful skeleton staff on over the weekend. The porter I had the great fortune to deal with was excellent, informative, interested and in general a tremendous asset for the college to have.
Mrs Elizabeth R, April 2014: Excellent service, location and room.
Ms Margaret N, April 2014: A wonderful, welcoming experience! I felt as if I were a member of the College for the duration of my stay, great fun!
Dr Christopher S, April 2014: Could not fault the arrangements: room quiet, clean with excellent facilities. Wide choice of food for both continental and English breakfasts.
Ms Lydia Z, April 2014: The breakfast was very good!
Mrs Emma W, April 2014: Lovely. Very friendly and helpful porters and domestic staff.
Went to evensong. went to the picture gallery.
Mrs Joan S, April 2014: A thoroughly enjoyable stay.
Mr Jonathan M, April 2014: Excellent buildings and spacious room. Porters and bookings office both very helpful. The bed was not the most comfortable and the shower was basic but well-maintained.
Fr. Dorothee B, April 2014: I loved Christ Church. My room was very spacious and it has been a great experience. Good breakfast in an extraordinary environment.
Mr Kazuhiro K, April 2014: Considering the price and location, everything is fine,
Dr Masahiko H, April 2014: I enjoyed my stay. I will come back when I visit Oxford next time. Thanks.
Mr Robin C, April 2014: Superb experience. Very friendly and welcoming as well as a breath-taking step back into splendid architecture and history.
Although I was there for a four-day academic event elsewhere in the University I was sufficiently inspired by the atmosphere to stay up late and finish off the final chapter of my PhD....something I had not expected.
Dr Marta R, April 2014: it was very nice to stay at christ church, the college is magnificent.
PS :I left my eu-uk adaptor in the desk socket
Mrs Janet M, April 2014: This was an all round wonderful experience in an outstanding place, and we look forward to being able to stay at Christ Church, Oxford again.
Prof Maria-Regina K, April 2014: We enjoyed the university setting tremendously!
Mr Andrew L, April 2014: Everyone we had dealings with was helpful and informative. The room was peaceful with no noise from lifts, central heating, traffic or air conditioning; it was not too hot and the windows worked. The view was not of a concrete slab containing windows, but of the cathedral and pleasant college views. I have already strongly recommended it to friends and shall not hesitate to do so again.
Ms Mary W, April 2014: Staying at Christchurch College enhanced the experience of visiting Oxford. The sitting room was spacious and comfortable, and the bedrooms, small and comfortable. Breakfast in the Great Hall - particularly good croissants. We also enjoyed Christchurch cathedral, especially when the crowds had dissipated.
Some people might not like the bathroom facilities being on a different floor and might object to the lack of a television, but both these features were made very clear when booking.
Overall a delightful visit and excellent value for money.
Mr Martin P, April 2014: Great location and an opportunity to enjoy some historic buildings and gardens. Room comfortable if a bit basic. Wi fi worked well though. Hope to come again before too long.
Dr Iben P, April 2014: Most wonderful surroundings! Very friendly staff.
Mr Graham D, April 2014: Loved it so much I intend to come again! Only tiny gripe is that there should be more tea and coffee pots available at breakfast- I ended up with cold tea. Overall it was a magical experience - all the college staff were so kind and friendly.
Mrs doreen G, April 2014: I have been going for eight years. Always enjoy staying at Christ Church,particularly in Meadows. I did not like the ticketing arrangements but I do not think that is your problem. Many thanks for making our stay enjoyable.
Mrs Jacqueline K, April 2014: Particularly lovely to be able to stay in the College which is the hub of the Literary festival.
Mr Michael B, March 2014: The wonderful woman who serviced our room daily, Linda from Venezuela, made our stay comfortable and accommodating; she gets honorary mention here. We visit Oxford twice a year. Our son is a Ph.D. student at Christ Church. Thank you for all you continue to do for students and visitors. Every best wish!
Mr Geoffrey S, March 2014: I would not normally dream of spending that much on bed and breakfast but did it as a once-only special occasion experience. I now find myself considering it again.
Mr charles H, March 2014: Another excellent and enjoyable stay. Lovely food at breakfast. It was a shame we could not attend the closing dinner due to cost.
Ms Caroline R, March 2014: This was a delightful stay in a marvellous setting.
Dr Jennifer L, March 2014: Fantastic experience in the Christ Church dorms - would heartily recommend it to everyone!
Dr Gerald J, March 2014: We had a most enjoyable stay - we will be returning!
Mrs Victoria T, March 2014: The service was excellent. Our rooms in Peckwater had not been cleaned but the excellent porters organised new rooms in blueboar for our party of 8 to move to and they were really nice. We had a great visit, thanks
Miss Nicola G, March 2014: We always have such a lovely time staying at Christ Church, and this year was no exception!
Miss Carrie G, March 2014: Fantastic location & surroundings. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. A little surprised to find shared bathrooms but maybe I did not read this clearly on the website, albeit the showers were a luxury! Room was cold when we first arrived so maybe if the heating could be popped on a low heat before arrival. Breakfast was second to none. Many thanks for a wonderful stay.
Mrs Anthea T, March 2014: We much appreciated the college's helpful response to our request for a room without lots of stairs - thank you!
Staff were helpful, and friendly, throughout our stay.
The signposting, with approximate walking times between festival venues, was good.
A thoroughly enjoyable stay, and we very much hope to see you next year!
Mrs Anna M, March 2014: An excellent experience
Prof Goran E, March 2014: This was the perfect option for my 3-day stay in Oxford.
Ms Susanne D, March 2014: It was great!
Mrs deborah C, March 2014: Comfortable room and very convenient location. Everyone at Christchurch very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend
Ms Paraskevi L, March 2014: Lovely! Thank you.
Ms Georgina H, March 2014: All the staff were very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed my stay.
Mr Peter W, March 2014: We had an absolutely wonderful time visiting our son in Oxford. Christ Church is a fantastic location to stay!
Mr Des M, March 2014: Overall, an excellent and enjoyable experience.
Mrs Jenny B, March 2014: It was lovely staying at Christ Church, it is such a beautiful setting and it was excellent value for money? One must remember, however, it is student accommodation, with twin beds etc. Everything works very well and it was spotless. We chose to eat in the great Hall and that was super, lovely food with very good service.
Ms Carol H, March 2014: Myself and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed our overall experience in Oxford. Being able to stay in college accommodation enhanced our stay. We will doubtless return next year.
Mr Paul D, March 2014: Everyone very helpful. Room was very clean and facilities were good. B reakfast good and we also had evening meal which was fine.
The second time we have stayed at Christ Church and can recommend it.
Dr Ling G, March 2014: Excellent in every way!
Miss SUE H, March 2014: Loved my 3 day stay in Christ Church college Oxford.Glorious grounds and magnificent buildings, especially the Great Hall where breakfast and dinner were excellent. Had problems with the heating in my room plus my room had not been prepared on arrival - both issues were however resolved promptly. Great mix of guests made for a friendly atmosphere in the Great Hall - unlike many hotels where no-one speaks to each other! College staff also very pleasant and helpful.
Prof James C, March 2014: We were a party of four for dinner only during the Oxford Literary Festival. We enjoyed our 3-course dinner in the Great Hall. We are all Canadians and found the company and conversation stimulating and memorable. A wonderful introduction to Oxford.
Hence, we have no comments on the room or the breakfast as above.
The Great Hall was some cold for even we hearty Canadians.
We would recommend dinner at Christ Church Great Hall in the highest possible terms.
Mr Stuart C, March 2014: I really enjoyed the whole experience
Mrs Saara P, March 2014: Excellent experience in the oldest collage in Oxford even if the rooms were simple and the bathroom two floors below. Fantastic view to the library from the room. I felt we stayed in a place where time has stopped. The Great Hall breakfast was fabulous.
Mrs Beryl K, March 2014: Attention to request for ground floor room excellent but found shower a bit difficult. Unfortunately the lift to the Hall for breakfast broke down over the weekend and repairers not available! Scout excellent, felt secure and nothing prevented an excellent weekend. Thank you.
Mr Ivan L, March 2014: I really enjoyed my stay.
It was simply magical.
Mr JMCG B, March 2014: I enjoyed my stay at CCC very much.
Miss Sarah E, March 2014: Fabulous experience - marvellous breakfast
Mrs Elena P, March 2014: It was amazing and I can't wait to come back!!
Mrs Helen A, March 2014: Had another fantastic stay for the Oxford literary festival . Rooms great , breakfast even better than last year couldn't fault it . Look forward to planning next year already ! Thanks Helen Airey
Miss Nicky B, March 2014: It was great to stay in the heart of Oxford and actually feel part of the history instead of an anonymous hotel. Dinner in the Great Hall was fab and met some really fun people.
Mr Simon D, March 2014: Very much enjoyed my stay. Dinner in the Great Hall excellent as was breakfast. Room clean and comfortable.
Mr Levente H, October 2013: I feel I got better value for money staying in Oxford at Christ Church then if I had gone to a hotel. The service is about the same (bed sheets, towels, soap, WiFi , and breakfast) but the architecture, history and gardens are considerably finer.
I am an Inspector Morse fan and wanted to visit locations where it was filmed (Christ Church was used in "The Daughters of Cain"). The ability to get access to a normally private college is a wonderful thing. As a residential guest I could come and go anytime day or night (perfect for night photography), you get a key (fob) to the little door in the porter's lodge which is locked after 9:00PM. And you're given a badge to pass by the porters lodge when it's open. Once I neglected to adequately brandish my badge and just flew through the back entrance the porter came running after me, but it was perfectly cordial.
Breakfast is in the main dining hall, which is very grand. There were no students at the time. I went to sit with the college servants, but I was kindly invited to sit at high table as a guest of the college, which was an honor for me. I sat next to an Australian woman who was there to do research on illuminated manuscripts at the Bodleian Library. They are a bit touchy about photographing during breakfast which I guess is understandable. And breakfast is a bit early.
I would stay there again,
(Please excuse my American Spellings)
Dr Elaine S, October 2013: I have to say that of the four colleges I stayed in whilst I was in England, Christ Church was my favourite and St John's a very close second. Everything was just perfect.
Mr Mark J, October 2013: A truly wonderful stay. Beautiful surroundings and excellent location. The architecture at Christ Church college is breathtaking. Fully recommended.
Mr Brian C, October 2013: We stayed overnight in Christchurch on a Saturday night. We had a nice en-suite room with a lovely view towards the sports-grounds and over the master's gardens. The room was secure, comfortable and quiet, with free WiFi access, and the Christchurch travel toiletries bags are a lovely touch. The college Porters were also extremely friendly and helpful. We had a nice walk in the grounds and took in a wonderful Evensong in the Cathedral. On Sunday morning we had a lovely breakfast in the Great Hall, at top table no less, with plenty of cereal, yogurt, fruit, croissants and a full English breakfast. Staying in Christchurch was a lovely experience and I would recommend it highly to anyone staying in the Oxford area out of term. We also believe we got extremely good value for money compared with Hotels in the area.
Ms Carmen B, September 2013: Very friendly and helpful staff to deal with when I took many wrong turns. Room was very tidy and sweet. Fantastic grounds and nice stay.
Dr Elizabeth J, September 2013: Lovely to experience the Oxford University life is a small way. The atmosphere in Christchurch is magnificent. The staff all very welcoming. Breakfast in the Great Hall was a highlight.
Ms Lyle L, September 2013: It was a wonderful experience and I would stay at Christchurch College again if I made another trip to Oxford.
Ms Sally S, September 2013: Can't remember room no. Was in Meadows stairway 3
very warm welcome on arrival and very friendly staff throughout my stay. I'll be back!
Mr Richard B, September 2013: The few staff that I did meet were all very helpful.
The picturesque buildings and the location made it a good choice.
Breakfast in the hall was a nice touch.
Mrs Carolyn P, September 2013: There were several problems with my room, but the Porter corrected those right away.
The overall experience was amazing...the environment, evensong in the Cathedral, breakfast in the great hall, and the helpfulness of all the people there.
It is a memory I will cherish forever.
Thank you for sharing your lovely and amazing place with me.
Ms Sarah N, September 2013: Staff, especially the older gentleman at Tom Tower, went above and beyond to be kind and helpful. Nicest staff I've ever encountered in all my travels. Room spacious and spotless clean. It was one of the nicest stays I've had due to the location and beautiful setting if the college. Breakfast in Hall was lovely and I enjoyed meeting all the interesting people sitting at high table. Staff made the whole thing 5star
Ms Birgitte M, September 2013: Not only a beautyful and historical place to stay, but the knidness of the staff was overwhelming. We will be back.
Mr Peter D, September 2013: All very good thanks, we enjoyed our stay very much (more information about where we could park (Meadows) would have been helpful pre arrival
Mr Arnold R, September 2013: Rooms such as this offer a unique opportunity to stay in exceptional surroundings at modest prices. Waking up and looking out on Peckwater Quad is enough to lift anyone's heart. The room itself was basic (and the old metal bed base was so bad I put the (comfortable) mattress on the floor) and the shared shower even more basic, but these disadvantages were more than compensated for by the exceptional surroundings, the pleasure of eating an excellent breakfast in the magnificent hall of 1529 and the modest price. All the staff I met were friendly and very helpful.
Ms Amelia K, September 2013: Great hospitality all round! Many thanks.
Ms Constance D, September 2013: I thought it was a great place to stay, the staff were very helpful and the history was worth every penny.
Mrs Pat H, September 2013: The ensuite rooms at Christchurch are extremely well designed, with fridge, hairdryer, good bag of amenities (including an Oxford coaster), box of tissues, coffee tea and great WiFi! Having a ful breakfast at the High Table in the Great Hall is something not to be missed, as well as using ones own personal fob to enter a spectacularly beautiful, silent, quad after dark.
Mr Robin B, September 2013: We really enjoyed the experience. The little gift bags were a nice touch. All in all, a great time was had by all four of us. It would have been nice to be able to buy (in advance) the breakfast for friends in Oxford we were visiting. I hope you keep doing this.
Ms Kay M, September 2013: I cannot recommend Christchurch highly enough! I had a wonderful stay and was particularly impressed by the friendliness of all the staff. The room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable, and breakfast in hall was a wonderful experience. A stunning place to stay, right in the centre of Oxford, and very reasonably priced.
Mr David C, September 2013: Had a fantastic stay at Christchurch College - amazing venue, excellent and friendly service from all staff, brilliant breakfasts and the views from our rooms were fantastic! Would definitely recommend this option to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in Oxford!
Mr David H, September 2013: amazing time in an amazing place-thank you so much
Dr Yumiko Y, September 2013: It was a lovely room but on the third floor and a bit far for someone with a large suitcase with lots of books. I had to leave 8am so could not have breakfast. However, the whole experience was wonderful with such a beautiful and historical place. Both scouts and porters could not be nicer, more helpful and more professional! Thanks.
Mrs Jill H, September 2013: Excellent value for money. Single accommodation without the single supplement charges! Hair dryer, tea/coffee & shampoo/shower gel provided.
Next time I will bring a small radio.
Ms Margaret Theresa F, September 2013: I found the gate porters,scouts and restaurant staff extremely welcoming and considerate. It was wonderful to be able to wander around areas that are usually closed to the general public. Breakfast in the hall was a highlight.
Mrs Lelia B, September 2013: Excellent accommodation, very friendly welcome and professional service from scouts. Thank you
Mr Terry D, September 2013: Excellent! A great opportunity for an American to get a glimpse of university life. Nice support services, particularly laundry. Took advqntage of services at Christ Church cathedral. Breakfast in hall fabulous. Please be sure you are on Trip Advisor and any other similar to get the word out. Fantastic opportunity at good price. Thanks.
Ms Geraldine B, September 2013: We loved staying there. We were in Oxford for a party given by the Rector of Exeter College.. We went to Vespers at the Cathedral, and the Australian grandchildren were impressed to get photos of Harry Potter's dinner room.
Thank you and will definitely recommend it to friends.
Miss Samantha H, September 2013: Excellent accomodation and staff. The breakfast in the great hall was a truly memorable experience. I hope to visit again in the near future
Mr Gopi K, September 2013: My experience staying in the Blue Boar en-suite of Christchurch was very good! Located in St. Aldates, it is easy to visit around Oxford by walk. The room was just perfect for a single visitor like myself with all necessary basic facilities. However, I haven't had the chance to eat the breakfast at the historic hall since the conference I was attending started as early as 8.00 in the morning. To stay within the buildings that boasted historic architectures was superb. Very friendly staff too. It would be great to show the Porter's Lodge clearly on the map. It is where one would check-in, I didn't realize having walked right passed it because a lot of tourist were standing in front of the Tom gate. I highly recommend Christchurch to anyone thinking of making a visit to Oxford.
Ms Magdalena D, September 2013: It was a pleasure to be able to stay in Christ Church accommodation. It was clean, functional and secure. The porters were very helpful. In particular, the opportunity to have breakfast in the Great Hall was a wonderful experience.
Dr soon bin N, September 2013: It was an amazing experience staying at Christ Church College , the front desk service was excellent , the breakfast in the great hall was good , the rooms were new, comfortable and well equipped but it was the ambience and historical significance of the place that was overwhelming . My daughter who is a Harry Porter fan loved the place especially the great hall and its staircase . We explored the cathedral, picture gallery , gardens and other historical buildings , they were all outstanding . The only disadvantage is the residences do not have lifts so heavy luggage may be an issue
Prof Lisa C, September 2013: I had an absolutely fantastic stay at Christchurch, in room 13 at the very top of the Meadows building (can't remember which door but I believe it was #3). Yes, it was a climb up, but it was worth it for the high sloped ceiling and the view back over the Great Hall and towers. The room was spotless: comfortable bed, excellent shower; breakfast (seated at the High Table, no less, on that particular day) was terrific, not to mention atmospheric. I would stay at Christchurch every time I visited Oxford if room was available (though probably not if traveling by car if I wanted my car very nearby, as I did the night before this stay when I stayed at St. Stephen's with my family in order to be able to park where we were staying).
Mr Andre B, August 2013: The porters and other staff were friendly and helpful and the overall experience was memorable.
Mr Simon T, August 2013: The lodge staff were extremely extremely helpful - wish I had the names to receive the deserved praise - but great experience and amazing ambassadors of this fantastic venue
Miss Deborah M, August 2013: It was a great find and I loved breakfast in the Great Hall and having the college to yourself before it was open to the tourists was superb. One minor comment is that it would be helpful to make clear what you should do if you arrive at the college on the first night after the gates have closed. It was lucky that the porter happened to walk out of one of the other gates!
Miss Alicia V, August 2013: So amazing to stay at this beautiful college! Such a memorable stay. Eating in the great hall was so cool. Definitely worth the money!!
Mr Anthony R, August 2013: A gem of a place to stay. Porters and staff wonderful.
Mr Mark B, August 2013: Excellent service and a comfortable, clean room: the only slight drawback was that breakfast was only served from 8-9, and check-out was at 10am, which was all a little early.
Ms Kiri N, August 2013: While this was the most expensive room of our trip so far, it was most definitely worth it! I loved the Oxford experience and wished we had stayed two nights! The location and staff could not be better.
Ms Henriette B, August 2013: It was an unforgetable experience to walk over premises at night.
Miss Julie R, August 2013: Very comfortable and welcoming - we will be back! Breakfast in the Great Hall was one of the many highlights. Thank you
Mr Richard M, August 2013: We have had a wonderful stay in the Meadows rooms.The accommodation, facilities and service were all excellent .Breakfast on the high table in the Great Hall was an unforgettable experience
Mr Atsuhiko J, August 2013: We really enjoyed staying at the Cristchurch College.
Miss Hazel T, August 2013: It has been a great experience, staying in the Meadows building at Christ Church and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff are all very friendly and helpful; the breakfasts were excellent and it was very quiet overnight. You do need to be reasonably fit and active - I was in a top floor room and there were 132 steps between my room and the great hall! It did mean I had a lovely view over Oxford though. A very special way to experience Oxford.
Prof Kenshi S, August 2013: It was so great for me. WiFi was not worked in my room. But, no-internet environment was also good for me.
Mrs ROSALIND J, August 2013: An amazing, not to be forgotten experience. Sitting at breakfast on top table in the Great Hall with a portrait of Henry VIII behind me, a beautiful choir at evensong in the cathedral, and the wonderful Christ's College picture gallery. Peter, one of the porters, was incredibly helpful and greatly enhanced the experience. Thank you.
Mr Philip M, August 2013: It was really enjoyable stay. The grounds of Christ College was incredible.
Mr Kirit T, August 2013: We thoroyghly enjoyed the atmosphere at Christ Church. Staff was very helpful sometimes going out of their way to help.
We wished access to master garden was opened at 7 AM to allow the resident guest to visit before breakfast.
Dr Justin W, August 2013: Excellent experience at Christ College. The only negative feedback was the inability to connect to the guest wifi network. The room however was vary spacious and well appointed.
Mr Nigel S, August 2013: I was very happy with this experience. It adelivered all that was promised, and more.
Ms Adele W, August 2013: An altogether enjoyable experience which I would definitely use again.
Prof Kiyoshi H, August 2013: I really appreciate the excellent service given by 'the other place'.
Gareth L, August 2013: Beautiful environment made the stay worthwhile.
Ms Caroline J, August 2013: Lovely experience and one which I will repeat. The servitors and staff could not have been kinder and nicer which makes such a huge difference, thankyou.
Mrs Jennifer H, August 2013: Your excellent facilities, superb breakfast and friendly service put many expensive hotels to shame. I'll be back!
Mrs ELIZABETH M, August 2013: Incredibly friendly staff, resonance of Tudor England, and an immensely peaceful room all contributed to a lovely stay.
Mr Alan M, August 2013: A very enjoyable experience, with excellent staff and facilities. We intend to return next year.
Mrs Patricia M, August 2013: This was a wonderful stay. The staff were so friendly and it was a great experience staying at Christ Church and having the opportunity of having breakfast in Hall.
Thank you so much.
Miss TINGTING L, August 2013: It is a very special experience to live here, Christ Church is wonderful ,the staffs are kind and helpful,and the breakfast is amazing that is in the Harry Potter filming~~My friend and I love it very much!
Mrs Sarah C, August 2013: Wow! What an amazing place to stay. Lovely staff. Loved the Porters in their bowler hats!
Ms Helen B, August 2013: I was allocated a ground-level room having asked if possible not to be. The staff bent over backwards to find me another room. I was finally upgraded to a beautiful room overlooking the meadows. The staff could not have been kinder or more courteous. I would definitely stay again. It was a privilege to have access to so many areas of this stunning college in the peace and quiet before the daily visitors arrived and after they had left in the evening. The setting for breakfast in the Great Hall is unbelievable and the range of fresh fruit, croissants and cooked breakfasts was fantastic. It is an ideal place for a solo traveller to stay. The kind of hotel accommodation you would get for this kind of price just doesn't compare.
Mrs Hilary B, August 2013: A perfect location for experiencing all Oxford has to offer. We were very impressed by the friendliness and efficiency of the porters, scouts and dining room staff and would have no hesitation in recommending Christ Church university rooms to anyone.
Mrs Bonnie M, August 2013: A wonderful experience and very enriching. The rooms were well equipped and hard to imagine they are student rooms!
The experience of staying and dining at an Oxford college is a unique and special way to enjoy Oxford!
Ms Friederike T, August 2013: Very nice experience except and extremely kind staff for service in dining hall. Thanks to the College for allowing "ordinary travellers" access.
Miss Nicola W, August 2013: Thank you for a lovely stay. ALL staff very helpful and extremely friendly. Staying at the College definately enhanced our trip to Oxford!
Mrs Catherine H, August 2013: Wonderful stay, really enjoyed ourselves. would recommend to friends and would come again. Excellent location, visited Picture Gallery and attended Matins in Christ Church, so a wonderful Oxford experience.
Mr Paul W, August 2013: A most enjoyable experience, the porters were very helpful and responsive to all requests. Christchurch is a most beautiful and fascinating place, will certainly come back!
Miss Sue S, August 2013: A wonderful room! All in all a great experience. All the staff were really helpful
Mr John-Paul B, August 2013: It was a really great experience; the college is wonderful and you can enjoy some nice walk around.
The porters were really nice and helpful , one of them even provided me with a plug adaptor late at night !
Mr Martin B, August 2013: I was sorry I could not book another week.
Miss RUTH D, August 2013: This was a wonderful experience, which we much enjoyed. After a lovely day exploring the Colleges, it was a real treat to attend Evensong and then dine in Christchurch Hall - before going back to stay in Somerville College overnight. The Hall itself was beautiful and the food excellent. Service was slick and efficient. I appreciated being contacted by email before we arrived to check whether we had any queries - and felt that Carly dealt with my question over the required dress code very efficiently and quickly ( maybe that could be added somewhere on the website? We weren't sure whether we needed to pack anything special to wear for dinner...). Thank you for everything.
Ms Pauline V, August 2013: Eating breakfast in the Grand Hall was an amazing experience. We've never taken so long over a breakfast before. All the staff were very friendly. Everyone went out of their way to help, especially the porter in the lodge.
Prof Leong Chuan K, August 2013: I have had experience with my visit to colleges in both Cambridge (as a visiting Professor) and Oxford and I think the experience was generally good.
Mr Keith J, August 2013: Had a wonderful stay . Highly recommend it . Price is good . Christ Church is in a great location to ..
Mr Kenneth Juul A, August 2013: A truly excellent stay in your college with very helpful service from the staff and very nice rooms. I would love to return soon. Just being in Christ Church is in itself a terrific experience. I am not quite sure about the room number, but it was in staircase no. 3 on the third floor (perhaps no. 15?). In any case, the room was divided into two floors with the bed on the first floor and kitchen / washroom on the second floor.
Miss Selina B, August 2013: My experience staying in the St. Aldate's Quad of Christ Church College has been excellent! Very convenient for visiting the centre of Oxford. Service even better than an expensive hotel. Huge room just for myself (single traveller), ensuite, towels, shower, soap etc & tea/coffee making facilities & fridge. Quiet room in old complex. You will not easily forget the breakfast, sitting in the beautiful historic Great Hall: an experience in itself. Choice for breakfast the best I ever had. Lots of fresh fruit, nuts, yoghurt, and of course full English, fresh toast, porridge, tea, coffee; the whole works. Very friendly staff too.
I higly recommend this to anyone thinking of making a visit to Oxford.
Miss Paula S, August 2013: I really enjoyed my stay here, my room was split up into 2 rooms, one with bed and bathroom and the other with a fridge, desk, and armchairs. The value for money here is excellent, the decor of the rooms is a bit basic but apart from that it was much better than staying in the hotels which are double the price. The buildings are absolutely beautiful and I'd highly recommend staying here!
Miss Yvonne S, August 2013: Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. The breakfast was a particular highlight.
Mrs Jacqueline M, August 2013: While the room was basic, as expected, the location would be hard to beat. Walking to my room through the Tom Quad in the evening as the sun is setting, as the bells ring and there is not a sole to be found....priceless.
Ms Susan E, August 2013: A great place to stay. Will book again.
Miss Rene J, July 2013: I had a lovely stay in Blue Boar facilities- and Christ Church was just breath taking!! My room was spotless and neat and serviced daily by my scout. The little bag with soaps and goodies in, was a lovely bonus. I found the information file very helpful when i had to locate the bus service. The only improvement is to mark the office better where one fetches your key. I didnt know where to go and walked right passed it because a lot of tourist where standing in the enterance... some student showed me. The whole experience was just wonderful and eating in the Great Hall- a dream come true!!! thank you....
Mr Charles E, July 2013: I enjoyed my stay at Christ Church and found everyone kind and helpful, It is well positioned for visited all the sites and not too far from the railway station. My only complaint, and it is far from being a big complaint, is the lack of en suite toilet. I didn't mind not having an en suite shower or bath but a toilet would have been good. Nevertheless I would recommend staying at Christ Church to anyone.
Mr Andrew B, July 2013: All an excellent stay and experience. All staff were most helpful and friendly. Very cost effective stay and prime location choice. Thankyou
Miss Jenny Y, July 2013: Had such a fantastic time staying here overnight. Was a great experience staying somewhere different to the ususl B&Bs. The staff were all extreemly helpful and the facitiltes were great. Couldn't fault it, and have already recommended you to many. Thanks
Miss Martina L, July 2013: I really enjoyed staying with you at Christ Church and have already told my friends and colleagues about my good experience. My highlight was sitting at the High Table each morning for breakfast. That was a fabulous start for each day. Thanks for a wonderful holiday in Oxford.
Mr Flemming Thornæs H, July 2013: The double room in the Meadow Building facing the meadow was splendid and to have breakfast at high table in the great hall was a rare and most fantastic experience.
Prof Kimberly R, July 2013: This was a superb experience. Staying in such a beautiful, historic building within Christ Church, enjoying the gardens after hours, having breakfast in the Great Hall--it was extraordinary.
Dr Liam M, July 2013: Very enjoyable stay, room quite basic but comfortable, breakfast great. fantastic location - incredible value for money in Oxford.
Mr Andrew J, July 2013: Really love the whole experience of staying in such a beautiful and historical setting. Great to see Oxford University doing this and I will be back for a visit again soon.
Ms Irene U, July 2013: Very decent accommodation, well worth the money. Staff at the Lodge and elsewhere were exceptionally helpful. Altogether a most enjoyable experience.
Mr David S, July 2013: Wonderful experience. The buildings, location and staff were superb. Eating at the high table was very special.
Dr Walter P, July 2013: It was a blessing to be there at Christ Church, and I'm grateful that the Dean and Students made the decision to allow the general public to stay in the College. CP
Miss Jenny R, July 2013: An absolutely fabulous experience from start to finish. So cheap for B&B (£50), brilliant staff, massive room, beautiful setting, and breakfast at high table in CC Great Hall: you CANNOT ask for more. Thoroughly recommended, and I will definitely come again!
Mrs Maureen A, April 2013: Evening meals were excellent and beautifully cooked. Thank you.
Dr Jessie M, March 2013: Wonderful!
Mrs june H, March 2013: Lovely environment, good food,polite efficient staff. Would have liked to have had a hairdryer in the room but I am sure if I had asked a Porter, one would have been foundl
Mrs Laura C, March 2013: Really a pleasant stay, staff very helpful and kind, comfortable room, unique experience
Mrs Barbara M, March 2013: We loved staying in Christchurch , it is a wonderful experience and a perfect place to be for the Oxford Literary Festival.
The weather was freezing and the rooms lovely and warm but the boiler was very noisy and disturbed our sleep.
Mr Julian H, March 2013: Basic room but warm and good shower. Friendly and helpful staff. Great views. Excellent location right in middle of city but quiet.
Dr Maggie B, March 2013: I very much enjoyed the experience and would use this service again.
Mrs Caroline D, March 2013: Absolutely splendid. I paid the lowest price, and so my room was basic, but very clean and spacious. The experience of being within the walls of Christchurch College was amazing, and I was even able to participate in Evensong, which was beautiful. As for the breakfast, well, that was outstanding. Delicious, fresh, and such a stunning environment, with welcoming open fires. I only came back last night, but have already recommended it to 5 people as a fabulous place to stay in Oxford. Thank you. Caroline De Brun
Mrs Elizabeth V, March 2013: My father and I had a lovely time staying at Christchurch and would definately do it again. The porters and all the staff could not have been more helpful or friendly.
Mrs Philippa R, March 2013: The Staff at Christchurch were very friendly and efficient.
Mrs Kasia R, March 2013: Wonderful stay
Mrs Debbie G, March 2013: Room was light and pleasant and felt brighter than previous years. Good that the room was warm when we arrived after a long journey too- thank you. Would have been nice to have had a small bar of soap at the sink. Liked the new keyfob entry.
Mrs Caroline B, March 2013: Room was lovely! Great value for money
Mrs Valerie H, March 2013: Thank you for a great stay
Ms Margaret M, March 2013: Good sized top-floor room & en-suite, with a lovely outlook. Scruffy furnishings typical of student accomodation. It would have been useful to know how many stairs there were (in fact over 60). Fabulous setting and breakfast in the Great Hall. Unbeatable.
Mr john B, March 2013: We very much enjoyed the room and the college setting. It added considerably to the experience of the Literary Festival
Ms Alice O, March 2013: It's a great experience staying in Christ Church..the personnel, accommodation and setting was just so lovely....
the only issue was the internet connection was a wee bit problematic at times
Mr Dominic C, March 2013: A very enjoyable experience and a something of a privilege to be admitted, albeit briefly, into an otherwise esoteric academic sanctum.
Mr James N, March 2013: Clean and comfortable in a lovely college. Loved the Breakfast experience (Good choice of cereals - always my test) - although a bit cattle-like as hugely full for Oxford Literary Festival!
Mrs Lara M, March 2013: I had a wonderful stay at Christ Church. While it was a typical dorm room (Peckwater Quad), it was larger than I expected and quite comfortable. The staff were excellent - always friendly and helpful. There was a large selection at breakfast, the food was good, but the best part was sitting in the Hall, soaking up the history. The College buildings are beautiful and I really enjoyed exploring the grounds. Highly recommend a stay here!
Miss Nicola G, March 2013: A lovely stay, as always!
Prof Tetsuo Y, March 2013: The staff responded our request regarding the room professionally. It was a great service that I expect from a 5-star accommodation. The dinner at Christ Church was above our expectation, and is definitely a top-lanked in Oxford.
Ms Jessy M, March 2013: I didn't have breakfast but enjoyed a superb dinner! My son is very jealous (he is 7yrs old) as I didn't bring him to the Harry Potter hall with me!
Thank you so much for your service!
Mrs Laraine S, March 2013: Our first visit to Oxford was very enjoyable and made even more so by staying at Christ Church. The whole experience was very special. From evensong in the Cathedral, to our rooms and breakfast in the superb Dining Hall - all very good. Would highly recommend staying and would definitely book again.
Miss Dorthe A, March 2013: I assume this is for the 3 course dinner, I had on the 16th in the hall at Christ Church. It was a very good experience. The place is absolutely beautiful, the food was nice and there was such interesting dinner conversation. A very nice evening,
Mrs Linda M, March 2013: A thoroughly enjoyable stay. Enhanced our visit to the book festival. Many thanks .p.s. Would have been helpful to have the option of requesting a room facing the Meadows at the time of booking.
Mrs june H, March 2013: Excellent choice of delicious food. The Great Hall is a fantastic place in which to have a meal. All members of staff polite, efficient and helpful. Very clean room. It would have been appreciated if a hairdryer was available in the room but I expect the Porters would have magiced one up if asked! It was magical to draw the curtains on Sunday morning and see falling snow transforming the House into an even more beautiful place.
Mrs Sue P, March 2013: We only booked dinner which was excellent service and food and would definately do again sometime. Website is difficult to work out first time just for a meal booking. So room comments not applicable. Thank you.
Dr Benjamin A, March 2013: Wonderful accommodating staff and a fantastic breakfast in an amazing setting!
Dr Banu R, October 2012: great atmosphere. room more than adequate for price paid. staff friendly and helpful.
Miss Alexandra V, October 2012: Excellent stay!
Ms Sarmela D, October 2012: I had a wonderful time in Christ Church, Oxford. The porters were extremely kind and generous with their time, with giving recommendations and assisting with any questions. The room was in a nice, quiet area and all that I expected it to be!
Mr Edwin A, October 2012: I was generally very impressed with the overall experience, thanks.
Ms Joan B, October 2012: Very lovely experience! Thank you for opening up the college to guests.
Ms Caoimhe Teresa W, October 2012: Very enjoyable stay.
Miss Nikki G, October 2012: Loved the whole experience, and the ability to enjoy the college - the Cathedral, the dining hall, and the courtyards at leisure. From a Cambridge gal that's definitely a compliment. Oh and don't forget the fantastic porters (scouts in your ling).
Ms Iris M, October 2012: I enjoyed my stay. The people were very friendly and helpful. And Christ Church is just a lovely place to stay!
Dr J M, October 2012: Very friendly portering and front gate staff who made my stay a great experience. Range of food at breakfast a bit variable. Overall a good place to stay and thanks for your hospitality!
Mr Alexander M, October 2012: I had a very enjoyable stay at Christ Church Oxford and would highly recommend a stay at this truly incredible place! The staff were extremely friendly and the service second to none. The breakfast which was served in the breathtaking tudor hall was absolutely delicious and I found the room extremely spacious and very comfortable! My stay at Christ Church College totally exceeded my expectations and I would definately stay again!
Mr Klaasjan K, September 2012: we have enjoyed our stay in Christe Church very much. it is a lovely place to stay. very special. thank you.
M. marc G, September 2012: excellent séjour confortable, petit déjeuner typique dans un cadre historique. a recommander.
Ms Susan M, September 2012: Wonderful place to stay. We will definitely be back and recommend it to others.
Mr edward F, September 2012: Real friendliness enjoyed eating at the seat of Government, even if it was Cronwell's in the heart of it and with wonderful views and gardens.
Mr Stuart R, September 2012: All of the staff and the Porters at reception particularly were extremely hospitable and welcoming. The use of the College facilities was tremendous. A great experience!
Prof Richard C, September 2012: It was a lovely stay. The porters were exceptionally pleasant, and the room was perfect.
Mr Francois L, September 2012: Le plus bel endroit où nous avons dormi lors de notre voyage France-Angleterre. Le collège est absolument magnifique (cathédrale, jardin, salle à manger, grand parc, etc.). Notre chambre était grande et confortable.
Mrs Joanne W, September 2012: I had a very enjoyable stay. The experience was much more exciting than similar-priced or more expensive accomodation in Oxford.
Mr David S, September 2012: A wonderful experience
Ms Katherine W, September 2012: Fantastic double room in Meadows Hall of ChristChurch. Such a privilege to have access to the stunning building and grounds, cooked breakfast as a vegetarian was quite limited but plenty of fruit and cereal. Would definitely recommend and will use again. The best way to see Oxford.
Mrs Marie F, September 2012: With your wonderfully thorough descriptions and reasonable prices, I found accommodations that perfectly fit my travel needs. Thank you!!
Mr Graham S, August 2012: The whole experience was very good indeed, The ambiance e of the college was particularly good and all the staff were helpful. My wife and I particularly liked being surrounded by Christ Church College's historic buildings and the tranquil atmosphere they created.
We would definitely do another visit.
Ms Liz R, August 2012: The whole experience was brilliant. Staff and Porters very helpful. Only stayed one night, wish it could have been longer.
Ms Mary M, August 2012: I did not want to leave! I loved staying there.
Very quiet, great computer lab, convenient laundry available
and everyone knew me to let me in and out, very helpful staff. Easy walk to train station. Great walking course beside the campus.
Mr Alan G, August 2012: Very enjoyable experience
Mr Douglas C, August 2012: We were given a very pleasant room with a balcony overlooking the Meadows.
The porters were very helpful about storing olur luggage between checking out of the room in the morning and us leaving Oxford in the afternooon.
Mrs Marilla P, August 2012: I stayed in five colleges throughout my stay in Oxford and Christchurch was by far, superior in so many ways. The porters went out of their way to be helpful, the room was most comfortable and other staff either at the entrance gate or throughout the College were always very friendly. I would have stayed at Christchurch the whole time if there had been a room. This would be my only complaint! I will be making the trip from Sydney to Oxford again and will definitely make sure that I stay in Christchurch.
Mr Garth H, August 2012: The atmosphere of Christ Church was wonderful, especially as you experienced it after the crowds had left. Having breakfast in the Great Hall was also a great experience although the staff were a little too prompt in removing the plates, jams, milk etc while you were still eating from them!! The standard of the food was a little too much "canteen" style, though I guess this is inevitable when mass catering. The bedroom was a good size and very clean and modern. We were slightly disappointed that the room itself didn't have more "character". The porters on the gate were very friendly and helpful.
Overall a very enjoyable experience.
Dr Wolfgang K, August 2012: The porters were exceptionally friendly and helpful. One even escorted us to the Meadows Building very late at night. They must be very proud to be working at Christ Church. Many thanks
Miss Christine C, July 2012: Very good quality for the price. To have an English breakfast in the Great Hall was just fabulous.
Staying for two nights, I've got two free tickets for the Jubilee Concerts with the room: classical music in Tom Quad, outside. Not very good sound because of the wind and the rain. But interessant to see all the people fighting against cold and humidity with all the means they found!
A tip: I booked a standard student room, not ensuite, to stay in the old buildings. I've got 2 rooms: bedroom and lounge. Talking with Christ Church alumni, here for a reunion: had very small ensuite rooms in Meadows Building.
I would like to thank the very helpful people at the Lodge. As the first room was not cleaned, they changed my room, taking my luggage to the other room. And give me a lot of tea to fight against cold!
Mrs Marie-Laure G, July 2012: The room was very nice, very clean. Departure time (9:00am) is a little bit too early, but the porters were flexible and accepted 9:30/10:00 which was nice! The saturday night Jubilee concert was an experience I shall never forget.
Mr Helmuth H, June 2012: We had a delightful time in Oxford, and what a treat to stay at Christ Church College. The breakfast was excellent, as were the accommodations, and we were able to experience a concert in honor of the Queen also. Great value for the money.
Mr Jonathan L, June 2012: We were very happy with the opportunity to stay at an Oxford College, the deal, and also the website. We would very happily recommend using this site, and will look at this site again for future trips.
Ms jacquelyne T, June 2012: This was an excellent experience for my daughter and myself, the college is amazing. We were attending a family party and booked here because most of the hotels were fully booked I am so pleased that they were as we would never have thought of coming to Christ Church. We also attended the Jubilee Concert which was in the setting of Tom Quad and fabulous. The cherry on the cake was breakfast in the hall what a
fantastic place. I very much look forward to coming back as it was breath taking experience. Thank you Christ Church
Mr Martin F, April 2012: Very happy with the whole experience
Mrs Wendy A, April 2012: A great venue. A very special experience.
Ms Doreen G, April 2012: I had room on ground floor & close to toilet. Room very comfortable and warm. We all enjoyed our stay. hope to visit again next year.D.V.
Many thanks for your help, particularly Carly. Doreen Greene
Ms alice O, April 2012: I had a very enjoyable stay in Christ Church university accommodation - the place itself is spectacular and the university staff that were round were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend anyone visiting Oxford to stay in CC
Ms deborah M, April 2012: Fantastic location and a wonderful experience. There was a lot of noise outside our room in the early hours (saturday night) but for just 1 night this wasn't a big problem. The overall experience was really good.
Mr Frank D, April 2012: Very enjoyable stay again. Many thanks to all concerned and for accommodating others in our party in close proximity.
Mrs Marie L, April 2012: Overall a lovely experience
Mr Charlie R, April 2012: Very enjoyable experience. My only comment would be that you might consider improving the quality of the pillow cases and duvet cover which my wife pointed out weren't very soft. You might also consider bed covers. Overall excellent, however.
Mrs Jane R, April 2012: Another wonderful stay - thank you.
Mrs christine H, March 2012: This is the second time we have visited Oxford using your website. The service is very good and there are no problems at all.
Dr Alexander M, March 2012: Very interesting place to stay, thou inevitably a bit old fashioned
Mrs Henrietta K, March 2012: There were 5 of us staying in the rooms and we all enjoyed our stay for the Oxford Literary Festival. We shall hopefully be back next year. Thanks.
Mrs Debbie G, March 2012: Better room this year. Always great to come to Oxford
Mr Mike L, March 2012: My wife and I very much enjoyed our visit. What made it a particularly pleasant stay was the straightforward, unobtrusive helpfulness of the staff.
Mr Richard S, March 2012: Brilliant location! Thanks
Mrs Julie W, March 2012: A very enjoyable stay but a slightly late checkout time would have been appreciated
Mrs Ute O, March 2012: Loved staying in beautiful Christ Church College. Rooms very clean and our Peckwater Quod double twin very spacious. Basic, but that was to be expected. Staff v friendly too. Only negative was the awful noise outside our bedrooms. It was a Saturday night and you could hear ever word from people regularly passing by underneath our windows, well into the early hours of the morning. Apart from that, I couldn't fault it.
Mrs G F U, April 2011: I had requested an extra pillow and that was waiting for me. This year a lift had been installed up to the hall, which made life a lot easier. I find the amount of walking very daunting, especially as there are no seats around the quads. I hope to be able to visit again next year.
Cathy H, April 2011: a
most enjoyable experience will be booking again for next years festival
and will recommend it to friends
Dalla J, April 2011: It was an absolute joy and a privilege to stay in such unbelievably beautiful and historic surroundings. Our room had the most superb view across Christ Church Meadows and was lovely and warm and spacious.
The only thing that was unclear from the booking was whether breakfast was included (it was).
Debbie G, April 2011: Being an Oxford college the setting looks very grand but the rooms are very dismal with all the nearly black wooden panelling and old furniture. However it must be a challenge to merge the old with the new.
We love Oxford
Mr Keith H, April 2011: A mixed experience. Impeccable surroundings; some friendly staff but some rather officious. Good food. Worth the visit because of the history of the place but much more commercial than other colleges.
Mrs CLARE J, April 2011: excellent experience staying in the college. I should recommend highly , and look forward to next festival
Mrs J S R, April 2011: A unique experience which we very much enjoyed.
Marie T, April 2011: i did need to request towels and coffe......
the porters and generally everyone was helpful and friendly
computer room was very handy..thank you
Aoibheann M, April 2011: Porters were delightful . Room lovely . Could have done with a hairdryer and another table lamp . Fridge very noisy.
Overall had a lovely time , will come again thanks.
Frank Farmer, April 2011: We enjoyed the festival very much. The room was a bit spartan and in our mid-seventies, we were a bit thrown when we found that the only WC serving eight rooms on three landings was in the basement! Otherwise, everything was fine, thank you. Frank Faremer
dennis K, April 2011: An excellent 2 days wonderful accommodation- vibrant speakers- definite value for money!! Roll on next year !My we have the same room?
Dr Ruth D, April 2011: Oxford at it's best
Judy S, April 2011: Really enjoyed the event and accommodation - Christ Church College is a real joy to stay. Even though not a 'luxury' venue, the quintessential historical environment makes up for any luxury elements. Our room was clean, tidy and housekeeping arrangements excellent.
Ms Jilly S, April 2011: I had an exceptionally pleasant stay, in unusual and comfortable rooms.
Everyone we encountered was courteous, and helpful to a degree. About the rooms: a bedside lamp would have been appreciated ( no socket) and the walls were a bit shabby and colourless, like old porridge. I wouldn't have wanted to stay a week in there, but a short stay was fine! Thank you for the freedom of the college, which we really loved.
Dr Eva T, April 2011: I enjoyed it immensely and staying at Christ Church was an added bonus.
Another bonus was Evensong. I am already planning to return next year.
Susan F, April 2011: I went with a friend & we both had an excellent time. The standard was excellent & we will both go again & recommend it to others. Please provide any information about similar events.