Trinity College, Oxford

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Dining Hall for breakfast (self service)

Trinity College, Oxford

Central college, founded 1555. Student study bedrooms have free Wi-Fi, fridge, wash basin, kettle/hospitality tray, card-operated telephone

Summary

  • 13th century buildings (or older)
  • 17th century buildings
  • 18th century buildings
  • 19th century buildings
  • 20th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • Public car parking for a charge (nearby)
  • No smoking
  • Minimum age 18
  • Historic Property

Facilities

  • Free broadband access
  • Shared gardens
  • Garden furniture
  • 24 hour security
  • Linen included
  • Towels included
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Clothes dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Telephone
  • Central heating

Food and Drinks

  • English breakfast (included)

Nearby recreations

  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Theatre (walking distance)
Trinity is one of the most centrally situated Colleges of the University of Oxford and is highly rated by our clients. It occupies a large site with extensive rear gardens (where residents may relax). All the study bedrooms are occupied by students during term and have free Wi-Fi, wash basin, hospitality tray with electric kettle, refrigerator, bedside light and desk with lamp;. Please note that the en-suite rooms have showers and not baths. The standard rooms have toilets and showers on every staircase, though not always on the same floor. The bedrooms, and facilities are mixed (i.e. male/female). Linen, towels and soap are provided in bedrooms and the scout (housekeeper) will service your room on weekdays. Sheets and towels are changed twice a week. Ironing facilities are available in the College laundry and visitors staying in College for more than a few days may wish to purchase a card from the Lodge to use the washers and dryers. The minimum age for guests is 18. We regret that many of our rooms are unsuitable for those with mobility problems. No smoking is permitted in College, other than in two clearly designated outdoor areas. Parking is only available to those with Disabled permits who pre-book.

History to the present day

'The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity in the University of Oxford of the foundation of Thomas Pope' is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford and was founded in 1555.  Located in the very centre of Broad Street next to Blackwell's book shop and the fictional Inspector Morse's favourite pub, the White Horse, it is enclosed by iron gates giving the College an open and accessible appearance. The leafy front quadrangle leads to three further quads, large lawns and attractive gardens which include a woodland area. Despite the size of its grounds, the College is relatively small in terms of student numbers, with about 300 undergraduates. There is an (inaccurate) legend that the Stuart Gates of Trinity will not be opened until a Jacobite reigns.  The Chapel was the first College chapel to be designed entirely in the neoclassical style and Sir Christopher Wren is said to have assisted both in its design and in that of the Garden Quad.

Famous alumni include: The Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman; Lord Baltimore (who founded the colony of Maryland); Frederick, Lord North (Prime Minister 1770-82); William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (Prime Minister 1766-68); playwright Sir Terence Rattigan (2011 is his centenary year); Mr Stephen Lacey, BBC gardening presenter.

Food and Drinks

A full English breakfast is included in the room rate. Breakfast is self service, with a wide range of hot and cold food, available from 08h00-09h00 in our lovely ground floor Dining Hall which dates from 1618 and has leather seated and backed chairs (not benches).

During term Fellows and students have formal dinner in the Dining Hall six nights a week. They all wear gowns, Fellows dine at High Table and a Scholar says Grace in Latin.

Grounds and gardens

Our extensive gardens are available for guests to enjoy and garden chairs are provided for you to relax in when the weather's suitable.

During the Easter vacation the 'wilderness' part of the garden is filled with thousands of flowering bulbs.

The University Parks are only a short walk away for those wishing to stroll by the river.

Other facilities

Guests are most welcome to visit our Chapel, which is prized as a masterpiece of English baroque.  The statues on the Tower are attributed to Caius Cibber and represent Geometry, Astronomy, Theology and Medicine. The first chapel in Oxford to be designed on pure classical principles, this building was hailed by contemporaries as the most magnificent in the University.

The tomb of Sir Thomas Pope, founder of Trinity, is in the Chapel and he is the only founder of an Oxford College to be buried in his own College.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Trinity College Oxford Ltd, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BH, United Kingdom

Check In: From 14h00 to 22h00   Check Out: By 10h00 please

The College entrance is situated on Broad Street, opposite the entrance to Turl Street.  It is a 10-15 minute walk from the railway station (taxis are available outside) and 5 minutes walk from the Gloucester Green bus and coach station and car park. 

We regret that car parking is not available in College, however Park & Ride buses from the north stop very close to College:  Note different bus service times depending on the car park you choose. You can also park at Gloucester Green underground car park or Westgate multi storey.

More photos of Trinity College, Oxford

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Customer feedback

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, April 2014: Staff were friendly and helpful 4/5

, April 2014: Great place and very kind service. I'm a vegetarian, hence low score for breakfast. Thank you 4/5

, March 2014: Simple room and facilities, but a great location, beautiful college, and very friendly staff! Nice selection for breakfast, too. 5/5

, March 2014: All in all, excellent, and very helpful service, but I found the room too warm (would you believe!) at night. 5/5

, September 2013: I had a lovely stay at Trinity College, and will recommend this place. 5/5

, September 2013: V friendly staff. An extra blanket in the room should be provided. 4/5

, September 2013: Very good all round 5/5

, September 2013: The accommodation was basic and comfortable as my undergratuate accomodation was years ago. Breakfast was excellent. I will return and have already highly recommended it to others. 5/5

, September 2013: Exceptionally helpful lodge staff. 4/5

, September 2013: Overall very good experience indeed. It brought back to mind my student days in vivid form. Staff at Trinity were extremely helpful. Breakfast was as good as, if not better, than many hotels I have stayed at. 5/5

, September 2013: Fantastic! Quiet, clean, good security and economical! 5/5

, March 2013: Overall very satisfactory experience. Room perfectly adequate for purpose. Staff at porters' lodge extremely helpful. Would happily return. 4/5

, August 2012: I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Trinity College. The grounds were wonderful and so well kept! Thank you 4/5

, August 2012: Excellent welcome at check in which made a real difference both to feeling comfortable about the place, and also knowing where everything was 5/5

, June 2012: Excellent experience. Only the shower could be better, the hot water didn´t worked very well. But the place was amazing and beautiful. 4/5

, April 2012: What an experience - we loved it! 4/5

, March 2012: the shared bathroom was a surprise. not a problem but just not what I was expecting. Other than that I thought the whole experience was fantastic. Really great value for money. Will definitely be using your site again. Thanks Graham 5/5

, March 2012: I really enjoyed the stay, especially the breakfasts and the beautiful gardens. My room was not part of the main college building, which was a bit disappointing, but staying in the college was nevertheless a memorable experience. 4/5

, March 2012: I was in Oxford to pick-up a University award and booked two rooms in Trinity, which is just across the road from the Sheldonian Theatre. The rooms were a good size and had pleasant views of the impressive surroundings. The beds were comfortable, the showers powerful with plenty of hot water on demand, the breakfast was hearty and good in the rather fine college hall, and the porter's could not have been more helpful. So glad we did not stay at the Randolph, where we had an expensive and poor meal, and which smelt dirty. 5/5

, March 2012: No hassle excellent service - I paid for and got a typical Oxford student room - much better standard than student rooms in many other universities 5/5

, March 2012: The friendly staff at the porters' lodge and in the kitchen are so wonderfully dedicated and charming, this just had to be said. 5/5

, March 2012: Very nice experience, right in the heart of Oxford and a bit different from your average B&B 5/5

, March 2012: Very nice staff and I would definitely use this again. 3/5

, September 2011: staff at reception was very friendly. room was quite spacious and looked inviting. there were a lot of nice green areas and historic college buildings to discover outside. the location of the college is very convenient if travelling by coach. 5/5

, August 2011: Friendly, welcoming, comfortable - great central location in Oxford - convenient to all places of interest - on foot! And apparently available throughout the year - not just in summer. Thanks! 5/5

Mr Julian Petkov, August 2011: thank you very much indeed for you service. I would like using it again! yours, JP 5/5

Prof Linda Carroll, August 2011: The stay was very pleasant and the rooms at Trinity College are excellent value for money. The central location makes it very convenient; the staff are very helpful and good at their jobs. Breakfast was exceptionally good. 5/5

Ms Susan Edwards, July 2011: The porters were very helpful and available at all times. A really enjoyable stay. 5/5

Miss Alexandra Hiscox, May 2011: The welcome we received from the porters at Trinity College was fantastic. We were provided with information about the accommodation and breakfast as well as the city. It was great to see how proud the porters were to be members of Trinity and they were happy to tell us stories about student life at the college. I would definitely recommend the bed and breakfast at this college to friends considering a trip to Oxford. Great location and fantastic value for money compared to hotels and B&Bs outside the college network. 5/5

Ms jane arnett, April 2011: I was thrilled at the experience of 'staying on campus'. It truly was the Oxford experience. The room was spotless and quiet and comfortable. I plan on doing the same in September. I would be amiss if I did not mention the kindness of the gate house staff. Both day and night staff were just wonderful and knowledgable and welcoming. They were generous with their time and informative in their conversation. They were a big part of what made my stay absolutely perfect. Please pass on my thanks to them. 5/5

Dr Stephen Breuer, April 2011: The bathroom was tiny and not too well designed; probably OK for a young student, but we are much older than that. Overall, the comfort and convenience were far more important. 4/5

Mr David Hutchings, April 2011: Lovely double room, quiet, clean and newly decorated. Ensuite a little on the small side. Beautiful college setting in a beautiful university city. The porters were extremely helpful and friendly people. 4/5

Mr Rod Butler, April 2011: INTEND TO USE AGAIN 4/5

Phil White, April 2011: 4/5

Jeri Wagner, April 2011: The porters were wonderfully helpful, and I had a great time. Would recommend and happily use again. 5/5

Ben Grantham, April 2011: The water pressure in the shower was very high, uncomfortable in fact. Flooded the little bathroom, every time. Could do with a shower door or reduced power. Other than that it was great. 4/5

Roger Bailey, April 2011: First Class . 5/5

Ms Magali Carrera, April 2011: We had a wonderful stay at Trinity College. I will recommend it to friends! 5/5

John Prior, April 2011: We were extremely happy with the accommodation and standard of service. We would definitely use this service again should be revisit Oxford. 5/5

Mr Peter Neidecker, April 2011: Really great experience. Many thanks!! 5/5

Peter Garman, April 2011: Room had just been decorated and there was still a strong smell of new paint. Shower had to be turned up to full power to get any hot water which just created a flood everywhere in the bathroom cubicle. However we received a friendly welcome and enjoyed our stay. 4/5

David Haskell, April 2011: We were very pleased with our B&B en-suite double accommodation at Trinity College. Central location was fantastic, building and grounds beautiful, room spotless, staff very pleasant, breakfast delicious and plentiful, and competitive value. Minor inconveniences were no WiFi access, inconvenient shower curtain. We will definitely return. 5/5

Ms Heidi Pettersson, March 2011: Overall our stay at Trinity College was an extremely pleasant experience and I would warmly recommend it to everyone! 4/5

Debra Jones, March 2011: absolutely beautiful and priveledged to stay in college environment. 5/5

Mrs Meredith McKeon, March 2011: Trinity College is beautiful and well manicured. The suite was clean and comfortable. We had to leave too early to take advantage of the breakfast. Our stay was a pleasant experience! 3/5

Maria B. Hutchinson, March 2011: The only thing which detracted from my stay here was the size of the bathroom - so compact it was more of a cupboard - and its lack of ventilation, which meant that embarrassing odours hung in the air and the mirror took ages to clear of condensation if the shower was used. The accommodation was otherwise perfect - clean, airy room, comfortable bed, wonderful outlook, access to the beautiful and diverse gardens, great selection of food at breakfast, staff very obliging when the fried bread ran out (!) and (most important of all to a northern tea-aholic like me), I finally got the proper cup of tea I craved thanks to boiling water being available on tap, instead of having to make do with hot water in vacuum jugs(as had been the case in the other colleges I stayed in during this mini-break) 4/5

Deborah A. Lewis, March 2011: I have stayed at the Randolph three times and much preferred staying at Trinity College. Although I rated the room, facilities, and breakfast as Good, they were actually excellent in many respects. For example, the furniture in the room was perhaps student-worn, but was comfortable and generous, and the large windows and superb view on the lawn, the space and architecture of the room and buildings made it a supremely comfortable and enjoyable place to sit and read or to converse. I rated the breakfast Good, but the servings were generous and eaten in a beautiful Hall. 5/5

Michael William Sullivan, March 2011: Excellent! We would never again stay anywhere else in Oxford if this room was available at Trinity 5/5

Ms Anne Young, March 2011: We had a room off staircase 6 - decent size and well decorated with new carpet and high quality bedding etc. En suite small but fine for one night. Breakfast in 16th/17th century dining hall has got to be a plus compared with your average hotel. Have to bear in mind this isn't one - no TV or wifi - but otherwise excellent location and value plus atmosphere. College porters were great - welcoming and helpful. This was a great value stay compared with city centre hotels. 4/5

Mr Roderick Hahlo, March 2011: Excellent location, porters very helpful. 4/5

Mr Peter Hannigan, March 2011: Outstanding courtesy from College porters and all staff.Warm, welcoming atmosphere ans excellent breakfast. Only complaint: one of the beds was very uncomfortable, making sleep difficult. But overall a very happy visit. 4/5

Mr Rolf Mack, March 2011: Room was very basic, but warm and reasonably comfortable. The choice on offer at breakfast was very good. It would be nice if breakfast hours could be extended till 9:30 or later, but this is a minor quibble. 4/5

Mr John St Dominic, March 2011: Porters were very friendly and helpful, providing detaied directions for finding my room. The room was very spacious, comfortable, well-equipped and spotlessly clean, and also very peaceful, despite being next to the Porters' Lodge and Broad St. The next morning I was greeted by an expansive selection of food for breakfast - everything from full English, through porridge, cereal and Danish pastries to fresh fruit! I had heard that Trinity is renowned among Oxford colleges for the quality of its accommodation and catering, and now I know why! 5/5

Brittany S. Stein, March 2011: The people were lovely. 4/5

Dr Barbara Hibbert, March 2011: An excellent way to get economical accommodation in Oxford. Understood it was student accommodation so with this in mind have no complaints. 5/5

Dr Val Goodwin, October 2010: We were delighted with our stay in Oxford. The room was comfortable, but a little noisy as it faced onto the street. The porters and scouts were most obliging, providing information, an umbrella (!) and making enquiries on our behalf to other colleges. In short, we would certainly stay here again. 5/5

Rahmah Yusoff, September 2010: Very delicious breakfast 4/5

Suzanne Saxby, September 2010: Lovely to be in the centre of Oxford, room fine would have liked to stay longer. 4/5

Caroline Hurley, August 2010: Excellent experience of hospitality and cul 5/5

Stuart Sherring, August 2010: A wonderful experience and most enjoyable. Whilst I was well aware of the magnificent setting I did not expect this pampered luxury. Thank you. Stuart 1/5

Meriel Bottle, August 2010: Room comfortable, clean and spacious. Porters friendly and helpful. First rate breakfast served in the ancient dining hall. Splendid buildings and gardens, and a perfect location in central Oxford. Highly recommended. 5/5

Fred Landergren, July 2010: A great experience! 4/5

Courtney Nathan, July 2010: I had a fantastic stay. The room was clean, well kept, breakfast was a bonus and there was absolutely nothing I could fault on my stay, I had THE best time :) 4/5

Maria Lopez, July 2010: Very pleasnat staff, superb location and setting. Very good breakfast in fabulous dining hall. 5/5

Nancy Fabbri, July 2010: I had a lovely stay. The people at the gate were very pleasant and helpful, the food was great, and the location was absolutely awesome!!! 5/5

Pierre Lagarde, July 2010: I quote 'good' for the standard of the rooms just because the room has no bath room. 5/5

Elizabeth Bishop, July 2010: The breakfast was fantastic and the staff at the enterance very helpful. I would have liked a second pillow and the mattress was a bit lumpy. Very convenient and beautiful buildings and gardens which made the whole experience a pleasure. 4/5

Jan Vanthienen, July 2010: TV would make the experience perfect 5/5

CILLA LONG, July 2010: Porters were very helpful 4/5

Catharine Shafto, July 2010: Busy on arrival, breakfast started to run out, otherwise an excellent experience! 4/5

Dr G Price, July 2010: Made very welcome, and a lovely room overlooking Broad Street in central Oxford. 4/5

Josephine Ash, July 2010: Clean, spacious, atmospheric, wonderful! Thank you. 5/5

John Matthews, July 2010: very pleasant staff, fantastic central location. Room not en-suite and only 2 showers for staircase 5/5

Mrs H Blenkinsop, July 2010: Very helpful porter. Room extremely comfortable and spacious but furnishings a bit tired. Obviously staying in a beautiful ancient college is a unique experience - more fun and cheaper than a hotel, so the lack of swish furnishings and en suite facilities is entirely forgivable. Good value for money. 4/5

DIANA BLEASE, June 2010: Lovely, lovely setting. Was like something from a film! Spacious, airy, immaculately clean rooms. Mattresses were a bit uncomfortable. En suite facilities were good. The only problem was we were kept awake all night due to a ball an a neighbouring college! Otherwise it was perfect. 4/5

Shirley Evans, June 2010: Fantastic. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone. 5/5

Mrs M R Daniels, April 2010: The room was comfortable and spotless, although rather chilly. I enjoyed walking around the beautiful grounds and appreciated Trinity College's proximity to central Oxford when hunger struck in the evening. The hospitality tray was welcome although rather sparsely stocked. 4/5

Julie McKay, March 2010: It suited me extremely well. Standard of room and service very good. Many thanks. 5/5

Yien Wai Chow, March 2010: It has been an awesome experience and I will definitely stay in the colleges when I next visit Oxford. It is however not very widely advertised as I mentioned this to a few tourist who joined the walking tour and they wished they knew about this and would have stayed in the college. 5/5

Charlotte Williams, March 2010: Very helpful porters and kitchen staff, lovely room thank you. 4/5

Gillian Meeson, March 2010: The room was very large incorporating a separate Lounge area and 2 bedrooms. The location is great and the breakfast was very good. All round excellent experience 5/5

Julia Elcock, March 2010: Very helpful staff, central location, excellent breakfast and very comfortable and compact room. If only there was a light so that one could work at the desk in comfort. The bedside lamp and overhead lights just aren't good enough. 5/5

Charles Jardine, March 2010: The service was excellent from the booking to the courteous and professional gatekeepers. Well worth the effort and a big help with a challenging conference - keep up the good work - we need to lead in the UK! 5/5

Anders Oelsgaard Larsen, March 2010: A memorable stay. The tranquility of the college and college gardens was much appreciated. 4/5

David Vishanoff, March 2010: The staff at Trinity College was very hospitable, and the whole experience was delightful. 5/5

Lana Myers, February 2010: The people at the Porter's Gate were incredibly kind! 5/5

Claire Turner, February 2010: It was a lovely, large very clean room with good tea and coffee facilities. I knew it was not en suite, but it was along way down the stairs in the night to the basement toilets!! I don't suppose it can be helped! The breakfast was delicious with lots of choice, the porters and other staff most helpful and polite 4/5

Martin Baum, February 2010: Excellent on all levels. Glorious surrounding, excellent service, and great value for money. Would definitely use again 5/5

Katie Scott, February 2010: Was fantastic staying in a college - far more homely than a hotel. The staff were lovely, especially the porters. I would definitely use the service again. 4/5

Andy Le Bas, September 2009: An excellent visit-all staff were very friendly & helpful.There was a slight hiccup with my original booking which led to me being upgraded to a better room.The whole experience was delightful.Thank you. 4/5

Lorraine Anderson, July 2009: Beautiful gardens 4/5

Lisa Simpson, July 2009: I enjoyed staying at Trinity. I thought that it was lovely looking out on the buildings and gardens that I have admired through the gates during my many visits to Oxford. 4/5

Piers Warner, April 2009: The location is lovely and considering these are student rooms, the accommodation is perfectly acceptable. The welcome on arrival and departure was excellent. The breakfast was fine, though the timings were a bit restrictive and, given that people are on holiday, should be extended to at least 09.30 (from the current 09.00). The peace and quiet within a city environment was great and we thoroughly enjoyed out stay. I would book again. Many thanks. Piers Warner 4/5

Elizabeth L Holmes, April 2009: I recommend Trinity College to all travelers-- the staff were outstanding in their service (scout, porters, even the electrician who came to help turn down my heat). Note it appears random as far as the online booking if you get a large or small room-- it might be worth a follow-up to check. 5/5

Judy Merry, April 2009: Staying at Trinity was both convenient and full of character. The staff [porters and scouts] were exceptionally friendly and helpful, although our rooms were rather over-heated. We liked the simplicity of the accommodation - please do not give in to requests for TV sets in the rooms! 4/5

Pablo Fernandez, April 2009: It has been a great experience. So much better than an average hotel. Im still impressed. 5/5

Mary Richardson, April 2009: This was excellent and very convenient accommodation - perfect. 5/5

Professor Russell Smandych, April 2009: I was very pleased with the accommodation, room service, and breakfasts provided at the College during my recent 2 week stay. The staff were friendly and helpful and the College grounds were beautifully kept and provided a peaceful atmosphere to escape the otherwise busy city and university. I would highly recommend the College to anyone who is planning a short trip to Oxford and wants to be close to the major university colleges and libraries. 5/5

Lucy Lynch, April 2009: Frist, room details: the room was large, clean, and well liet. The new bathroom included a very nice shower and the internet connect at the desk was also a real plus. Second: the setting: Trinity has lovely grounds, and the buildings are arranged in several nested quads. My room was in a corner staircase of the garden quad and the view coming out the door in the morning was worth the price by itself. 5/5

Marianne Taylor, April 2009: Booking on your website was simple and effecient. We were lucky to get a duoble room with bathroom in a college, and the room itself was immaculate, warm and clean, but rather austere, which is only to be expected in an empty college room. But the overall experience was fantastic! The staff were very friendly and helpful, the breakfast delicious, and being able to stay in the centre of Oxford, being able to wander in the gardens on Sunday a beautiful peaceful Sunday morning, and hearing the choir rehearse in the chapel before the service was all absolutely magical. We can't wait to come again!!! And we can't wait to explore other universities and colleges! Thanks for organising such a great arrangement. 5/5

Daniel Mitschke, April 2009: Really enjoyed my stay! 4/5

Gwyn Jenkins, April 2009: Really enjoyable. Trinity is a beautiful college and the room was bright, spacious and comfortable. The staff (porters, scout, and kitchen staff) were kind and helpful. In a city where accommodation is usually very expensive and often poor value for money, you seem to offer an excellent alternative. Central location, beautiful surroundings, and if you don't mind not having ensuite facilities it's definitely much better value than the hotels. Many thanks! 5/5

Laura Melton, April 2009: I lived in Jericho five years ago and when I came back to visit I picked your website on a whim. The service I got was unparalleled - everyone was kind and helpful, the rooms were in top shape and breakfast was delightful. Thanks so much! 5/5

Stuart Earl, April 2009: College setting was lovely Very helpful / friendly staff 5/5

Tom Watson, March 2009: I'm recommending it to everyone. 5/5

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