- 17th century buildings
- Breakfast included
- No car parking
- Historic Property
- Free broadband access (wired)
- Shared gardens
- Squash court
- Pub (walking distance)
- Museums (walking distance)
- Historic houses
- Golf course (a short drive)
- Tennis courts (a short drive)
- Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
- Theatre (walking distance)
Wadham is an attractive 17th century College set in tranquil gardens and yet situated in the centre of Oxford on a quiet road. Everything is within easy reach whether it be restaurants, pubs, cinemas, museums or theatres. Train and bus stations are also within easy reach.
Bedrooms, offered at reduced rates (during term we offer room only), are grouped together in traditional staircases and each room will be provided with a welcome toiletries pack, card-operated telephone, Fair Trade tea and coffee-making facilities, towels, washbasin, refrigerator.
Unfortunately due to the age of the buildings our rooms are unsuitable for those with mobility problems. The minimum age for guests is 21.
Smoking: all our rooms are non-smoking and we ask that if you wish to smoke that you do so in outside areas at least two metres away from all buildings. The Front Quad and area immediately to the front of the main entrance are strictly no smoking areas.
Sorry but we do not accept Hen or Stag groups.
We hope you enjoy your stay with us.
History to the present day
Wadham College was founded by Nicholas and Dorothy Wadham in the reign of King James I. Nicholas died in 1609 leaving his fortune to endow a College at Oxford. The hard work of translating intentions into reality fell to his widow, Dorothy, a formidable lady of 75 who through sheer determination had the College ready for opening within four years of Nicholas’s death. Dorothy added considerably to the endowment from her own resources and kept tight control of its affairs until her death in 1618, although she never actually visited Oxford from her home in Devon to see the results of her generosity and business acumen. The style of the building is a fairly traditional Oxford Gothic, modified by classical decorative detail, most notably the ‘frontispiece’ framing statues of James I and the Founders immediately facing visitors as they enter the College.
Notable members of the college in its early years include Robert Blake and Christopher Wren. Recent members have been Dr Rowan Williams, the present Archbishop of Canterbury and Melvyn Bragg, broadcaster and novelist.
Food and Drinks
The hall, one of the largest in Oxford is notable for its great hammer-beam roof. Portraits include Lord Lovelace, who held Oxford for William of Orange during the Revolution of 1688; the inscription records his role in freeing England ‘from popery and slavery’.
Breakfast is included in the price of your room (unless otherwise stated), and is served in the hall from 8.00 – 8.45am. The Breakfast Menu consists of fruit, cereal, toast and/or a full English breakfast with a vegetarian option.
Grounds and gardens
A stay at Wadham gives you the opportunity to relax in beautiful tranquil gardens. Restored and reshaped following the Second World War, the present gardens are divided into the Warden’s Garden, the Fellows’ Private Garden and the Fellows’ Garden, together with the Back Quad, the JCR Quad, the Cloister Garden (originally the cemetery), the White Scented Garden, and the two strips of land (now turfed) immediately in front of the College. Wadham’s gardens are notable for their collection of trees (specimens include a silver pendent lime, tulip tree, golden yew, purple beech, cedar of Lebanon, gingko, giant redwood, tree of heaven, incense cedar, Corsican pine, magnolia and a rare Chinese gutta-percha).
Please note that the Gardens will not be open to the public if there is an event taking place.
All of our bedrooms have cabled internet access so please bring your own internet cable with you. Cables can also be bought from the Lodge.
A central laundry facility is available with washing machines, dryers, ironing boards and irons. We are an environmentaly friendly college. During your stay towels will be changed every 2-3 days. If you would like them to be changed more frequently, your cleaner or the Lodge will be happy to change them for you.
Wadham also boasts the oldest (1748) custom-built concert hall in Europe known as Holywell Music Room. It may be possible for you to visit this famous music hall during your stay.
Depending when you choose to visit you may have the opportunity to purchase tickets to an open-air performance of a Shakespearian play in the Wadham gardens. Further details of dates of summer performances may be obtained from the Wadham Conference and Events Manager.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: Wadham College, Oxford, OX1 3PN, United Kingdom
Check-in: From 2.00pm. Check-out: By 10.00am.
On arrival, please report to the Lodge where our staff will be happy to assist you. Luggage storage is available for guests arriving before the check-in time.
Wadham College is only a 10 minute walk from the train or coach station and situated in the heart of the city centre. Unfortunately we are unable to offer parking. Taxi could cost between £5.00 - £10.00 from the station.
It is understood that the College is unable to accept liability for injury to visitors to the College and/ or damage to their property unless this is proved to have been caused by the negligence of the College or its employees. Individuals undertake to indemnify the College against all proceedings, costs, claims and expenses on account of damage to persons or property caused by the negligence of the individual, his employees or any other person connected with the visitor. It is recommended by the College that visitors take out their own insurance. Should any information supplied conflict with information contained on the reservation form, the College will endeavour to meet the revised requirements but shall not be under any obligation to do so. It is understood that the College will not be liable for non-performance of any obligation under this booking if the circumstances are beyond its control.
We guarantee that all our feedback is genuine and can only be submitted by people who have booked through our websites.
Mrs Beverley F, October 2015: Staff were warm and kind. Room had everything I needed. Staying at Wadham I felt very safe and secure. Gardens were lovely. Great Hall for breakfast was a real privilege.
Dr Charles F, October 2015: It all worked very well. We were told we could not have breakfast and in fact that worked out well as we had to get home early on Sunday.
We had a lovely wander round the College on Saturday evening.
Mr Ian R, October 2015: Excellent spotless room with a very comfy bed will be booking again in the future. Thank you Wadham college for a lovely weekend. Ian ray
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Mr joseph H, October 2015: i left early and did not have breakfast so cannot comment
will def use service again
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Miss Susan S, October 2015: On line booking procedure and info provided was absolutely excellent. There was a bit of a mix up when I arrived, because the gentleman checking me in didn't have any paperwork for me.
However he eventually found me on the system.
The room was ideal, and the breakfast super.
Overall excellent value and I would love to stay again.
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Ms Kerre C, September 2015: Thank you!
Had a wonderful experience:)
Mr Robert E, September 2015: I did not have breakfast, so I cannot properly comment in that regard.
Mr Miguel R, September 2015: I didn't had the breakfast as I didn't have time.
Overall experience was excellent!
Mr Jake C, September 2015: Very good staff on the grounds: warm, engaging, and most enjoyable.
Ms Alison F, September 2015: Very comfortable stay, thank you! Highpoints were the friendly welcome by the porters, the excellent breakfast with helpful staff and the quirky room. Another optional blanket for the bed would have been good - there may have been one, I didn't look very hard - but as I'd been encouraged to ask if I needed anything I assume that this would have been provided if I'd requested it. Thanks again, would recommend Wadham to anyone needing summer accommodation in Oxford.
Mr Peter M, September 2015: Lovely experience and hope to return soon.
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Mrs Hana K, September 2015: Waitering service during breakfast was superior.
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Mrs Sara G, September 2015: Highly recommended. Excellent central location, beautiful college and my room was clean and comfortable.The service from the staff was perfect - the porters and breakfast staff were friendly and helpful. I would love to stay here again.
Mr Raymond R, September 2015: Excellent all around!
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Dr Roger M, September 2015: The breakfast at Wadham was splendid. There was a vast amount of choice and it was all presented in a very understated way and in a very calm atmosphere. The scrambled eggs were especially creamy and wonderflly homogenous This was easily the best college breakfast I have had anywhere.
Mlle. Sophie B, September 2015: The college is very nice, the room is clean, with a beautiful sight. I loved my stay at Wadham College.
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Ms Dorothy K, September 2015: Simply Excellent
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Prof Christoph B, September 2015: Fantastic college atmosphere, spacious appartment with extra sleeping room & bath; bed a bit uncomfortable; breakfast: best I ever had in the UK; very friendly staff - all in all: highly recommended.
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Ms Angela T, September 2015: Was just lovely. The porters were especially helpful and happy and the breakfast staff were amazing too.
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Mr Lorraine M, September 2015: It really was a very good experience indeed, so much nicer and more interesting than most hotels I have stayed at and much better value for money. I do think you could have furnished me with more information re parking...if I had arrived a little later I could have easily parked outside the college for the two hour limit and the at 6.30 paid the flat evening rate not needing to feed the meter until 8am the following day. 'No parking' is not particularly useful information. The room was lovely except that it could have been made a little cosier with slightly more appropriate furnishings (I am being picky here ) and I would have liked to have had the option of organic tea and coffee as well as an organic option at breakfast...I realise this may cost more (or maybe not?) but as it is something I feel strongly about I feel I need to add this. Instructions on how the shower works would be useful, it is not clear on the shower itself. Everyone was very helpful, the surroundings are wonderful and I enjoyed a walk in the garden before breakfast. Thank you.
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Dr Joanne R, September 2015: Delightful stay. Staff were all so welcoming and helpful. Room was great. College is lovely - I enjoyed a peaceful morning walk and think in the grounds. I will definitely try and book at Wadham for future stays. Thank you
Dr Christopher O, September 2015: A friendly welcome and a beautiful location
Miss Laura N, September 2015: Beautiful setting, however room very cold and noisy as it was situated right next to the back of a pub. Bathrooms clean enough but could be slightly smarter.
Dr David K, September 2015: I had to leave before 8am, so did not have breakfast.
Ms annie B, September 2015: Wadham is never less than magical. Tremendous value for money. And the ambiance at this stunning college is amazing.
Ms Maureen M, September 2015: An amazing experience staying in Wadham College. The buidings and the grounds are beautiful and the location is very central and convenient for all of Oxford's attractions. Great value for money. Pleasant and helpful staff. The only thing I would change is that I would have liked breakfast to be served for a while longer.
Miss Jules C, September 2015: We had a great time staying and loved being so central to Oxford. It was a little pricey as it is a dorm room, but actually when we compared it to other Oxford places to stay it seemed reasonable. Breakfast was lovely, the staff and guests and gardener were also lovely.
Mr Bill T, September 2015: Great place to stayed, managed an extra night, lovely people work there, most helpful.
Ms Tracy W, September 2015: A wonderful, simple sanctuary to stay in. Quiet and charming. I hope to return soon.
Miss Sarah M, September 2015: I thoroughly enjoyed staying at Wadham and would be delighted to do so again.
Miss Christine C, August 2015: The room and surroundings were neat and clean. The personnel was charming, smiley and helpful. Our best and favourite of the three colleges we stayed in Oxford.
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Dr. Anne S, August 2015: Serait utile de pouvoir ouvrir les fenetres dans la chambre. Blocage non adéquat, on ne peut pas aérer la chambre.
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Ms Isabel L, August 2015: Excellent central location, availability of twin en-suite rooms, 4-star breakfast makes it best value-for-money. Lovely clean large room with good mattresses, 2 pillows per person, comfortable leather chairs. Clean strong shower. In-room coffee & tea, Wadham College souvenir toiletries pouch with soap, shampoo, shower gel were lovely touches. Check-in, check-out, luggage storage service friendly and efficient. The best!
Ms Gretchen H, August 2015: All of the staff were incredibly kind and helpful. The breakfast staff and food were perfect. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
Dr Fumi K, August 2015: Lovely college experience, staff members are very friendly.
Mrs Gai K, August 2015: Mattress uncomfortable.
Dr MARK H, August 2015: The folks at Oxford University, couldn't have been any more informative, hospitable and gracious. My experience at all of the Colleges, was nothing short, of a "once in a lifetime" event. However, and more specifically, my time at Wadham College, could not have been nicer. The wonderful people that I met, and now call friends, were (are) beyond anything that I could ever describe in this commentary. I would like to personally thank: Mark (one the nicest, friendliest, and funniest men I've ever had the pleasure on meeting; he is "my brother in arms") Terry (he is class personified; I again, want to apologize for calling you the wrong name for days !!!!), Ashley (young, caring and thoughtful; he is a star in the making), Helen, Jackie, Ellie, (three of the finest ladies that I've ever met; each one helped make my stay an absolute delight); last, but certainly NOT least, is Jason. Jason is one the most selfless, helpful, and accommodating men I've ever been privileged to meet. Thank you Jason .... and be careful on those darn steps ;). All of these individuals, exhibit the type attitudes, friendliness and character that made my stay extraordinary ! From the bottom of my heart; Thank you ALL so much !! Mark.
Mr Nicholas R, August 2015: Excellent room/breakfast in central location
Dr David M, August 2015: The staff at Wadham were all very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very nice. The college buildings and gardens are lovely and the location is ideal.
Ms Bernice M, August 2015: An absolutely wonderful place to stay. Beautiful gardens, stunning architecture, great breakfast and lovely staff. Highly recommend.
Mrs Nichola W, August 2015: We are so pleased we discovered Wadham College as an accommodation option. The check in was very efficient and friendly and the accommodation exactly what we required. The breakfast was (as rumoured) excellent and Jackie and her team in the dining room couldn't have been more helpful. All the staff were first class, even the gardener gave us the time of day and explained about keeping the lovely grounds ... and just step outside to the centre of Oxford! We would definitely like to return one day, hopefully in the not too distant future.
Miss MARINA N, August 2015: great place!
Mrs Sarah R, August 2015: Very comfortable, quiet, simple room in a beautiful environment. Convenient for central Oxford. Only downside is lack of straightforward parking close by - plenty of spaces but mostly time limited.
Miss Ashley L, August 2015: Staff were friendly and wonderful.
Ms annie B, August 2015: Wadham is magical.
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Dr Yalini S, August 2015: Wadham college is beautiful with several quadrangles, gardens, and old and new buildings. I was in an older section (but still 20th century). I wish I could have seen more of it as I was just there for a short time; the porters were helpful and friendly.
Mr David W, August 2015: We had a lovely weekend from the dinner we attended at the college on Friday night to a general appreciation of Wadham College and its gardens. Thanks to the staff who looked after us so well. We'll visit again and would recommend Wadham to our friends.
Mr Karl W, August 2015: historic feeling enough to accommodation. Everybody from the university was very helpful. Great full English Breakfast. Superb gardens.
Miss Larissa S, August 2015: - toilet and bed were making noise.
+ great people working there, big room, lots of space, perfectely located
Miss SUE H, August 2015: Lovely time staying at Wadham College, it had a very tranquil and relaxing feel to it although situated in a central location. Amazing buildings and ambience, helpful and friendly staff, great breakfast in the hall watched over by portrait of Sir Christopher Wren amongst others. You need to be quite fit as my room was on the top floor up several flights of steep and uneven stairs but this is all part of the overall college experience. Enjoyed Shakespeare performance in the delightful gardens. Would have been good to have a clock radio in the bedroom as I was travelling alone and without gadgets but this is a suggestion rather than a criticism. Would definitely return and recommend.
Ms Beata R, August 2015: That was great pleasure to stay in Wadham College in Oxford which is placed in the centre of the city centre of Oxford (only 3 minutes walk to Bodelain Library). The building is very old but in good condition. Room was spacious and cleaned every day. Breakfast was very good, served in beautiful historic hall and was typical english style. Staff was helpful and very polite. Generally I recommend this place for both tourists and researchers.
Mr Michael G, August 2015: Very much enjoyed our stay at Wadham college. Room very pleasant - and the breakfast in Hall was 5 star for both food and service. Excellent value for money.
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Mrs Gweneth K, July 2015: Kindness of staff at breakfast was extraordinary. They also remembered us and every slight request. A truly wonderful experience in every way.
Desk staff very professional, courteous and helpful every time needed. Organised a taxi for us on our departure so entire stay went smoothly in every respect
Mr Jonathan B, July 2015: Thank you!
Mr Peter F, July 2015: The bedroom was a quirky shape, which was very charming; excellently appointed (unless you want a TV), scrupulously clean and totally atmospheric. The Bulldogs in Porters Lodge are wonderfully courteous and helpful. An excellent experience and an amazing bargain - & dead central!
Prof Richard G, May 2015: Great room on a lovely grounds. Excellent service.
Mr Shane G, May 2015: Quite expensive. But excellent standard
Mr Justyn C, May 2015: Breakfast was not included in the booking so cannot comment on that.
Will book again.
Prof Rowan H, April 2015: nice stay
Dr Timothy H, April 2015: Great stay! Wonderful service.
Mr Chris B, April 2015: Service was very friendly and helpful
Ms Elizabeth D, April 2015: I booked for myself and three other friends and we were all very happy with our four single ensuite rooms. We are ladies of a certain age and had to be more cautious on the stairs than a younger person would have to be but the hotel information makes this abundantly clear. Breakfast was stupendous - and would remain excellent even if you removed the setting. Service was friendly and the food was lovely. Thank you Wadham so much for adding that certain something to our wonderful Oxford break. Lovely also to be so close to everything. We were lucky with the weather too I would mention which made for perfection!
Miss Jennie C, April 2015: Brilliant! We absolutely loved staying at Wadham college. The room was lovely and characterful with everything we needed. I arrived about an hour before check in and the staff were really helpful and let me check in early. The grand hall was an amazing setting for the yummy breakfast. So much better than a boring hotel!
Mr John P, April 2015: As you can see I was very happy with my stay. I have told people this and will seriously think of using you again. When I asked to extend my stay there was no problem and every one was very friendly. Congratulations and thank-you.
Mrs Christiana M, April 2015: Everyone at Wadham was very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed our stay and the beautiful room and garden of the college
Mr JOSE RAMON R, April 2015: La ubicación es inmejorable, a 1 minuto caminando de Broad Street. La habitación amplia y confortable, la atención del staff muy atenta y el desayuno, espectacular. Recomendamos encarecidamente Wadham College para estancias en Oxford. La única queja, las facilities en la habitación, un poco escasas, que se perdonan por el servicio general.
Mrs Gillian L, April 2015: We did not have breakfast in college. The staff we met were all most helpful and kind. We had a great stay and would thoroughly recommend this college.
Dr Darryl M, April 2015: Very pleasant environment, good staff with a pleasant approach to their work and reasonably comfortable. The only draw back is outside noise which I realise is difficult to contain.
Mrs Linda G, April 2015: We had a great time - we couldn't believe the size of our room, it was huge and really comfortable! Breakfast was lovely too, lots of choice and all delicious, the fruit was especially good. Jackie was very friendly and helpful. Thank you to everyone.
Miss Kate P, April 2015: I was very impressed by the ease and comfort of my stay. The staff at Wadham College were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fantastic, and service on par with the best hotels in town. I would highly recommend it for those seeking an affordable stay with B&B with an Oxonian college charm.
Dr Javier D, April 2015: A very delightful experience in general.
Mrs dorothy W, April 2015: A great place to stay
Ms Elizabeth B, April 2015: We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our stay at Wadham College Oxford. Everything was done by the staff to make our visit as comfortable as possible, and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Many thanks to all.
Mrs Vivienne C, April 2015: We had a lovely time; a pleasant change from a corporate-style, characterless hotel .All the staff we encountered were helpful, professional and friendly. It was great to be in the centre of Oxford and explore on foot. We'd happily do it all over again!
Dr Sarah L, April 2015: Wadham was fantastic! Great value for money and brilliant service!
Miss Isabel L, April 2015: Absolutely loved my overnight stay at Wadham College- the room was incredibly spacious and immaculately clean. Breakfast in the great hall was obviously incresible and the catering staff were very welcoming and helpful. So was everyone in the college, to be honest! Great value for money, highly recommended!
Mrs S M R, April 2015: Very good room, well-furnished and with mini fridge. Good halogen lighting much appreciated. Only went to one breakfast but received a very warm welcome (sorry, didn't see name badge but he once worked for Bournemouth Uni) and help. Warmed plates for the cooked breakfast would be good. Wonderful gardens. First class experience; will return.
Mrs Stella C, April 2015: Fantastic staff: helpful and considerate. Please thank all at Wadham
Dr Christian S, April 2015: Room was a bit small, but everything else was excellent
Ms Joanne B, April 2015: Lovely to be able to stay in such a beautiful building
Mr Jonathan C, April 2015: Facilities were very good and the staff at the college were very helpful.
The only negative is the early check out time (10am). Seems unusually early.
Mrs Iris D, April 2015: We did not book the breakfast but base on our experience we are sure it would have also been excellent. We would most certainly stay at Wadham College again next time we stay in Oxford.
Steve & Iris
Dr Cally G, April 2015: This is a wnderful way to experience Oxford. College is in a perfect location with easy access to everything. Felt very secure.
Dr Susan C, April 2015: Just a wonderful experience!
Dr John B, April 2015: Always a wonderful experience.
Mr Michael P, April 2015: A wonderful experience exploring Oxford and visiting the garden and grounds at Wadham! Thank you so much :)
Dr Richard F, April 2015: Amazingly good breakfast and excellent staff - both better than many hotels in which I've stayed.
Dr Mari B, April 2015: Very friendly staff, excellent college atmosphere, quiet room, slept really well, only (small) minus was the shower.
Dr Ping Chung N, March 2015: Our stay in Wadham was wonderful ! It would be even nicer if the check-out time can be 11am or 12pm.
Mr Nick D, March 2015: Liked the bathroom disguised as a cupbaord. Splendid breakfast. TC thought a hair drier would have been helpful.
Michael S, March 2015: Apart from no TV, room standard on par with 3 star but free Wi-Fi more than compensates. Having buffet breakfast served in a Jacobean Hogwarts style hall makes this special and you're 5 minutes’ walk from most bits of interest in central Oxford. Definitely use again
Mrs Roswitha Nanni S, March 2015: I had a great time living at Wadham College, a wonderful experience....
Mr Vit P, March 2015: It was my first time in Oxford. You helped to make it excellent. Thank you! And many thanks to the blond lady at the entrance office for her help with the adapter and printing. Good luck!
Mr robert P, March 2015: Professional and personal staff made the stay most enjoyable. Would revisit Wadham again and recommend it to others.
Thanks for providing such a service.
Mr John W, March 2015: Lovely room with a great view over the quad. Lovely breakfast and great service, thanks!
Mrs Margriet T, March 2015: Very helpful staff, a generously sized room in a modern building and beautiful grounds. I felt truly cherished. Thank you for a lovely time!
Mrs Elizabeth R, March 2015: Very friendly service, great value for money and comfortable rooms. Would definitely go again.
Dr Nikhil P, March 2015: Excellent venue, very central. Staff exceedingly helpful and breakfast amazing. Room basic but at the end of the day this is principally student accommodation and as described on the booking website.
Mrs Diane T, March 2015: Beautiful college. Lovely helpfully team in Porters Lodge.
Ms Lee R, March 2015: We had a wonderful stay at Wadham. The college and gardens are beautiful and the staff were very welcoming. It was the perfect home base for exploring Oxford.
Mr Brian Y, March 2015: Excellent value for money.
Mr ANDREW F, January 2015: Excellent experience.
Ms Elizabeth T, January 2015: Very special place to stay - Wadham is a beautiful college with lovely gardens and a gem of a chapel. Hard to eat my delicious breakfast because my jaw was dropping at the magnificence of the Dining Hall. Add to that friendly welcoming staff - they've really got it right.
Dr Graham A, January 2015: A very enjoyable stay. Would definitely recommend. Thanks
Ms Jill B, January 2015: The central location, room and facilities were wonderful and superb value for money. Breakfast in the magnificent hall was varied and delicious and the staff were all very helpful and cheerful. A great experience!
Ms Lucy H, January 2015: I stayed at Wadham for three nights while I was in town for a conference. Very clean and comfortable room. Very impressed that my towels were changed during such a short stay! College staff were very friendly and let me store my bags in the lodge after I checked out. Breakfast was absolutely delicious! A wonderful place to stay -would stay here again and recommend to other visitors in Oxford.
Mr Tom R, January 2015: very pleased, will use again
Mrs Janet L, January 2015: We enjoyed our stay & experience of staying in a historic college. To comment further on value for money I would need to have other B&B prices in Oxford to compare.
Mrs Fidelity W, January 2015: It was a very good experience, thank you. I was slightly cold one night so an extra blanket would be a good idea. Good filter coffee at breakfast would just make it for me!
Ms Lucie O, December 2014: A lovely place to stay in central Oxford. Room immaculately presented (with great views!)
Mr Laurence K, December 2014: A most enjoyable stay, the room was spacious, the buildings and grounds are beautiful. The staff were friendly and the breakfast was excellent.
Mr Charles A, October 2014: Very accommodating and pleasant staff at reception. Really enjoyed my trip.
Miss eunjung K, October 2014: My family loved this room so much. It is really big and reasonable price.
Especially, breakfast is fantastic.
However, it was really cold I couldn't switch on a radiater.
Mrs Kathryn F, October 2014: We enjoyed our stay very much! Everyone was friendly and helpful, breakfast was delicious, the gardens where lovely to walk in. We especially appreciated that you were able to look after our luggage for us while we explored the City! Thank you!
Dr Sarah P, October 2014: A great experience! Wadham was unexpectedly beautiful, and the college staff were unfailingly polite, efficient, and helpful. The location is great, it is incredibly good value, and the shared bathroom caused no problems at all - I never saw any other occupants on the stairwell, and I think the bathroom was shared with a maximum of 2 other people.
Miss Charlotte M, October 2014: Everything was perfect, wonderful room and wonderful breakfast!
Miss Hazel C, October 2014: Spent a very comfortable and enjoyable 3 nights in Wadham Collge - I highly recommend!
Mrs Jane B, October 2014: Very good value plus stunning setting. Perhaps the beds could be a little more comfortable.
Dr Julia W, October 2014: Love staying at Wadham and will do so again. Staff are excellent without fail.
The quality of the coffee at breakfast was questionable, however.
Mr timothy R, September 2014: Given it was a student room, accommodation was comfortable and atmospheric. Very nice breakfast in the Hall with attentive staff. Good value given the central location and historic setting.
Mrs Mary C, September 2014: A really enjoyable experience in a beautiful room.
Miss Olivia L, September 2014: awesome!
especially the breakfast in the hall, felt like I were in Hogwarts! But because I happened to had a cold at that time, I felt a bit cold at night in the room. Hope the heater could work soon. :)
Mrs Claire W, September 2014: We really enjoyed our stay at Wadham College, it was a great experience to stay in the old Quad. Breakfast in the old hall was excellent.
Miss Dolores T, September 2014: Easy check in and check out, large room and and the 24 hour porter was great, we had a bit of trouble with the shower and he came out to fix it! Great breakfast, the fresh croissants were delicious.
Mr Michael F, September 2014: A very pleasant stay and experience, better than at some other Oxbridge Colleges.
Mr Cesar U, September 2014: It was really fantastic!!.. great facilities, I would strongly recommend Wadham College to anyone coming to Oxford.
Mr Tim S, September 2014: highly recommended as a characterful alternative to hotel accommodation for visiting central Oxford. I hope the college members appreciate their surroundings.
Miss Yuk Ki L, September 2014: You cannot expect the room interior as hotel standard but other than that everything was amazing. Great experience having breakfast at the breakfast hall. Very Clean room, everyone has a set of Bath essentials and biscuits those things you would find in hotel but in here just made me feel so much nicer. Beautiful college, great location. Very nice staffs except those young girls serving at the hall, cool and no smiles
Mr Joannes V, September 2014: staff at check-in could be friendlier and give clearer directions as to where our room was
Mr Paul M, September 2014: Porter that greeted us was v helpful
Breakfast staff esp good
Miss Sanna H, September 2014: To eat breakfast in the Hall was a fantastic experience!
Ms Fiona B, September 2014: Brilliant room - well equipped - with views of the main quad and street. Very friendly staff and great breakfast. Would recommend.
Mr P D, September 2014: The room was spacious and pleasant, the college wonderfully central. If I could mention a quibble, the coffee could have been better at breakfast, but that is the case in many a four-star hotel!
Dr Ellen R, September 2014: I really enjoyed my stay! So beautiful surroundings and clean rooms and the breakfast was excellent!! I hope I can come back soon.
Mrs penelope R, September 2014: A lovely stay in tranquil and inspirational surroundings. Brilliant breakfast in college hall. Delightful gardens. Thoroughly enjoyed it, thanks!
Mr john M, September 2014: It is a lovely place to stay, with very nice staff.
Mr Samuel G, September 2014: All the meals were excellent, porters and staff helpful and the ambience very peaceful. I envy those who live there!
Ms Rebecca B, September 2014: I did not have breakfast so cannot comment on that. Overall I was very satisfied with my stay. I would suggest that soap and shower gel are provided in the room.
Dr Frances H, September 2014: Very impressed with the setting and quality of accommodation. Would certainly recommend to friends and family.
Mr Peter S, September 2014: Very enjoyable stay.Friendly and helpful staff.Comfortable room .Quiet.
Beautiful views from the windows. Delicious good quality breakfast .
A very welcome break from the Thames Path between Newbridge and Abingdon.
Ms Cáit M, September 2014: Bowra 24/1
Service, food, presentation at breakfast - superb!
Mrs Avril G, August 2014: A return visit to Oxford and Wadham did not disappoint. Facilities and all staff were once again very good. I have recommended it to a number of friends and even a lady on the train!
Mr Andrew B, August 2014: Enjoyed our stay. Central location. Would certainly recommend.
Ms Cindy V, August 2014: Outstanding friendly helpful staff at this Wadham university college make it the place to stay. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was in a beautiful dinning hall with a wide variety of food. We would definitely stay again. Thank you.
Mr Alexander R, August 2014: Staff were extremely helpful - both at the lodge and at breakfast. We were really impressed by this.
The room we had was beautiful and very clean. The breakfast in the morning was really nicely done.
Miss Deborah K, August 2014: Really enjoyed staying here. Was a fun experience and good value for money. Staff were outstanding.
Mr IAN R, August 2014: We really enjoyed the staying in the College and appreciated the friendly and helpful staff
Sr. Santiago A, August 2014: Perfect and nice. Great breakfast in a historic dinning room
Mr Michel F, August 2014: It has been a great pleasure to stay at Wadham with a great Staff and place in the middle of Oxford! I shall come back! Thanks!
Miss Helen R, August 2014: Excellent friendly service from reception staff through to staff serving food at breakfast.
Mr robert B, August 2014: Unable to control Night light in room and en suite but apart from that the room was comfortable and very clean. Breakfast in the hall was superb and the staff were so helpful. Fantastic experience.
Miss Kendra J, August 2014: I had a wonderful time staying at Wadham College. My room was much larger than I expected and spotlessly clean. Thank you so much!
Mrs Julia G, August 2014: An excellent stay. Just wish we could have stayed longer. Our second visit to Wadham and it did not disappoint apart from the fact that this time we were on a camp bed but for 1 night this was OK.
Mrs Felicity A, August 2014: We really enjoyed our stay at Wadham. All the staff were really friendly and helpful. I forgot to leave a card asking for feedback but posted it because I wanted the college to know what a good time we'd had.
Mr Brenda T, August 2014: Wonderfully surprised with the delicious English breakfast and the dining hall experience!
Mrs Chan M, August 2014: We have stayed in this accomodation in the summer over the years and are completely satisfied with rooms, meals, accomodation etc
Dr Ruth D, August 2014: Shower broken on my floor, plus I didn't discover sink in the cupboard until too late! Otherwise clean and fine. Nice staff in lodge and at breakfast.
Dr Johanna B, August 2014: one of my best college experiences. Definitely want to come back!
Mrs JACQUELINE W, August 2014: Staff very helpful and kind.
Mr Jacob W, August 2014: Rebecca at breakfast was very nice and helpful.
Dr Elizabeth A, August 2014: The porters were approachable and helpful letting me leave luggage early the grounds were beautiful I watched a Shakespeare play in the grounds in the evening and only then had to stroll up to the room .breakfast was in a stunning hall with friendly and experienced staff ,doesn't really get better to be honest .
Mr Oliver L, August 2014: The staff in the lodge were very welcoming, polite and helpful. I would definitely book a room at Wadham again.
Mr Leslaw L, August 2014: Location is very good. Nice staff and helpfull. A breakfast is amazing:) I am very happy and thank you for all!
Mrs Anne C, August 2014: Room 9/9 was on the top floor, with the two little bedrooms facing out onto the street, adjoining a study. It was much quieter than we had expected, and the ensuite was new and smart. The bed was perhaps a little harder than I am used to! Wifi worked well. The porters were all charming and helpful, and breakfast in the hall was delicious, and lots of it. Wonderful to be able to stay in an historic college and in the centre of Oxford.
Miss Emma M, August 2014: Brilliant way to stay in central Oxford. Staff were helpful. Room was beautifully clean. Good visit, thank you.
Miss Suela H, July 2014: I am a member of another college, and have been using accommodation from other colleges as well. Nevertheless, I was very impressed by Wadham College which offered great services and accommodation. We were 4 in a flat and highly enjoyed our stay. We would have wanted to stay longer in the same accommodation, but it was not available, easy to understand why.
Miss Lesley F, July 2014: It was fairly easy to book the site and when I arrived the information given was precisely what was needed to confirm my reservation. At that point the check in was very organized and my stay was a wonderful one.
Dr Anne F, July 2014: We REALLY enjoyed staying in Wadham College -- We loved the location in Oxford (close to the bus station; close to everything we wanted to visit) -- We appreciated the architecture and the college culture -- The room (beds, refrigerator, etc) met our needs -- The one thing we did not like were the laundry facilities -- With only 2 machines that accepted coins, we were in a constant line-up and wasted an entire valuable evening washing our clothes -- That aside, we would return in a heartbeat -- Cheers -- Anne
Ms Evanna G, July 2014: Interesting experience. A hairdryer and television would have been good.
Mr DAVID W, July 2014: It was great experiencing Wadham College and grounds and, the staff were friendly and helpful
Mr Robert M, July 2014: great room, fantastic breakfast and shower
M. Michel H, July 2014: Very good room and service.
Just a probleme to park my car.
Other elizabeth S, July 2014: A really good spacious room, helpful staff and conveniently situated. Although no parking at the college, the park and ride is very efficient and quick. Breakfast is excellent. We can well recommend the accommodation.
Dr Heather S, July 2014: This was an amazing experience for us. The staff were welcoming. The room comfortable and the experience of eating in the hall with everyone was memorable. Highly recommend this to everyone!
Dr Beth H, July 2014: very helpful staff and a fabulous location. Breakfast in the Hall is a great experience!
Mrs Nataliya R, July 2014: Great experience - beautiful college, comfortable room, clean shower and toilet, free wifi - and delicious breakfast included! Amazing location right in the middle of the city - next to the Bodleian library, which I could see from my window. Excellent value for money!
Miss Katherine N, July 2014: Though the room and the bathroom were very basic, the quality of service more than made up for any lack of luxury! Further to this we had a problem with the shower on our floor which was resolved extremely quickly. Particularly noteworthy was the high standard of service in the dining area, with all staff extremely attentive. The variety and quality of food was also excellent.
Ms Hannah-Louise C, July 2014: Did not eat breakfast (was taken ill with food poisoning) and so am unable to comment on standard of food. Despite unfortunate illness, I had a good stay. The porters at the Lodge were extremely kind, courteous and helpful.
Mrs kareena G, July 2014: fantastic, can't wait to go back in aug & sep. I've stayed in lots of 5star places and the staff haven't been as amazing as these guys. every one was so nice and nothing was a problem.
Prof Dzintra A, July 2014: Very good location
Miss Donna Y, July 2014: Thanks for a great stay. A problem with shower on arrival was quickly rectified, and rooms were clean and comfortable. These thirty-something year-old joints clearly can't take university halls mattresses anymore though- by the third night I was finding the bed uncomfortable, but fine for a short stay. All the doors squeak and slam loudly which I found disruptive at night, but other than this the rooms were peaceful. Lovely building and gardens, breakfast was great, and the porters and cleaning staff were all top-notch!
Miss Wendy C, July 2014: What a wonderful experience I had - will thoroughly recommend it. Having the wonderful performance of "As You Like It" in the gardens was just the icing on the cake.
Dr John R, July 2014: Fantastic value - great surroundings and right in the middle of town
Ms Kozue H, May 2014: Lovely simple room, kindness staff, wonderful location. Wi-fi was good. I want to come again.
Mr James H, April 2014: We loved staying at wadham college and our stay in oxford! Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. I wished more colleges in America did this.
Mr Matthew A, April 2014: At 80 GBP per night it was good value and the experience of staying in a study room around the quadrangle of a college was great. The check-in and out couldn't have been easier and quicker and access to the room was pretty straightforward. Inside, the rooms were surprisingly modern in decor and immaculately clean with a modern shower room. The provision of tea and coffee was much appreciated, as was the fact that these were replenished and the room cleaned even though it was a weekend (the info said they wouldn't be). My only criticism would be that the two bedrooms are tiny with only single beds, which is not ideal for a couple.
Mrs S M R, April 2014: Although very modern in style, the room was particularly well-furnished and equipped and the fact that it was in a wonderful old building added to our pleasure.The gardens are lovely and a highlight was meeting the gardener, Michael , who had worked there for 50 years and told us a lot about the life of the college. The housekeeping staff were lovely, and when I left some jewellery behind at the end of my visit it was swiftly traced for me. Breakfast was disappointing as one long queue tends to result in cold food! There were masses of visitors though and the staff were very responsive.
Dr Reinhard F, April 2014: Great stay. Sure to do. it again exactly that way
Miss Sarah L, April 2014: Was good, I thought I had booked breakfast and it stated on the website I had. However when I checked in they informed me it wasn't included. Overall very good, beautiful grounds and buildings. Lovely city and id stay again.
Ms Emilie W, April 2014: Thank you for the room. It was a lovely experience to stay in a college.
Ms Mary R, April 2014: Great experience! I didn't eat breakfast, so I can't comment on it
Mr Stephen P, April 2014: Porter and hall staff at breakfast were v pleasant and helpful. Breakfast had an excellent selection and Wadham hall v imposing. Room a bit pokey and loo/ bathroom up a flight of stairs - redolent of Oxford in bad old days. Wadham a lovely college - gardens a real asset.
Ms Sonja P, April 2014: Thank you for another great experience staying at Wadham, I really appreciate the very friendly staff, good service, and beautiful setting. The only suggestion I have is to upgrade the beds, they are overused and very uncomfortable.
Ms Gina H, April 2014: Staff were great, the mattress was a bit worn which meant that the springs were pushing through in one or two places. Quite a noisy room with something such as heating clicking on and off at times - dare say one would get used to it given time! Great location with lovely gardens.
Dr Namrata M, April 2014: I have stayed at several colleges in oxford and this was one of my best experiences. The rooms have everything one needs and it is furnished just right and tastefully. I found the dining hall staff really welcoming, helpful and efficient. Thank you!
Mr Tim B, March 2014: My friend and I were very impressed with Wadham College and our stay there. We will certainly be coming to stay again.
Dr Laurent G, March 2014: Highly recommended.
Mr Peter G, March 2014: It was a brilliant experience. Thanks
Mrs Claer W, January 2014: This 65 year old after several months of reflection reckon that our stay at Wadham College is in the rarified sphere of my life's treasured experiences.
Mrs Amber W, January 2014: superb. fantastic service. reasonable price. great view. immaculate room. central location. will come again.
Prof DHAYANITHIE P, January 2014: Excellent Professional staff. I liked the maximum use of space for cupboards. Furniture more than adequate.
Ms Jacky I, January 2014: Wonderful to stay in such a beautiful place, bedroom very small but very clean and well appointed, breakfast remarkable for the price with the most friendly and helpful staff.
Ms Elizabeth R, January 2014: Wish I could have stayed longer,but a brilliant spot for a stay in Oxford. Loved breakfast in the hall, room was very clean with ensuite, the gardens would be lovely to enjoy in the summer. Staff at the lodge were very helpful and the lady in charge of breakfast was very welcoming. Would recommend.
Ms Jackie W, January 2014: Lovely place to stay, can't recommend it highly enough.
Mr Harry W, January 2014: lovely people, fantastic college. would definitely recommend. many thanks!
Mrs Edwina M, January 2014: The room was clean and lovely and warm with plenty of hot water,all very welcome on a cold, wet day.
Mr Angus S, January 2014: Wadham College was delightful - a beautiful room, excellent service, and a sound nights sleep. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in Oxford, and particularly wish to thank the College Porters for their courteous and professional service.
Mr natasha A, January 2014: very enjoyable stay. All the staff were very helpful and efficent, the room was well appointed and cleaned to an excellent standard.
2 small points I would have liked a slightly thicker duvet or an extra blanket and the night time safety light which comes automatically in the bedroom was rather bright.
Ms C M, January 2014: Wonderful view from my room. Great conversation & information from all the staff_many thanks! Breakfast service excellent_ friendly & very professional. I am looking forward to a return visit!
Mr Izzy V, January 2014: Fantastic stay and experience, many thanks.
Dr Antony S, October 2013: Very nice room, excellent location and breakfast at a very good price. (Of course, I had to justify this given my wife graduated from LMH.) I would definitely look to Wadham College on my next visit to Oxford from California.
Mrs Ann W, October 2013: The room was spotlessly clean but basic (e.g. no TV or radio). On top floor with steep stairs but this was made clear beforehand. Free Wi-Fi was welcomed.
Good choice of breakfast in impressive surroundings.
All staff were very helpful and welcoming and the stay was excellent value in an interesting historic setting.
Dr Gregory S, September 2013: My thanks to the porters and scouts at Wadham for their courteous and helpful attitude.
Mr Michael H, September 2013: Only a one night stay, but the room was excellent, staff friendly and helpful and all round excellent value for money.
Mr Donal M, September 2013: I adored staying at Wadham College; it was a great experience sampling Oxford college life. My room was perfect, breakfast plentiful, the gardens so relaxing, the staff kind and helpful.... what more can I say!
Dr Paolo F, September 2013: Very kind reception, ready to help with any means. Very kind online service which called me immediately after the reservation to arrange my specific needs. In September, it is already a bit cold overnight, so I would suggest you to provide heating in the rooms. Excellent breakfast.
Mr Carl J, September 2013: It was quite a wonderful happenstance that many colleges and venues were open that weekend. We had a great visit.
(For us poor folks from the US, the place was a bit pricey...but the experience was memorable.)
Miss Janet W, September 2013: Clean and comfortable room. Took a while to work out that the shower room light worked on a sensor. All of the college staff were very helpful. Excellent breakfast. Would definitely recommend.
Dr Ge C, September 2013: Excellent, I'll come again!
Ms Barbara W, September 2013: When I come back to Oxford I want to stay at Wadham again. The breakfast was great and the room was nice and clean.
Mr Dan S, September 2013: We had a wonderful stay in our clean, cosy rooms tucked away in a secluded corner of the college property. Staff were most helpful in assisting us with a last-minute adjustment to our booking. And as we were expecting just cereals/pastries for breakfast we were delighted with the full hot breakfast served in the historic hall. We would stay here again without hesitation and would certainly recommend it to friends and family. Thank you!
Ann & Dan Scarcello
Mr Owen H, September 2013: Nice rooms in an amazingly beautiful setting. Friendly, helpful staff. A great experience!
Dr David F, September 2013: Outstanding value for money. Friendly staff and the most special venue for breakfasts. 500% better than any of the over priced Oxford hotels
Mrs Mary D, September 2013: Warm, friendly welcome. All staff most helpful. Breakfast excellent in Hall and Supervisor there most friendly and helpful Everything very clean and well-appointed.
Miss Karen G, September 2013: I had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay and would definitely go again.
Mr Thomas R, September 2013: A very good experience. Will stay again the next time I visit Oxford. Only compliant is that the shower head is too close to the cubical wall.
Mrs Nina E, September 2013: A lovely room, fantastic athmosphere and excellent service. Thank you.
Mrs Geraldine D, September 2013: Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, we would definitely book again.
Ms Eva M, September 2013: I really enjoyed my stay and would always choose to come back!
Mr Nathalie C, September 2013: very friendly staff at breakfast!!
Mrs Margaret H, September 2013: Huge compliments to ALL the staff. They were wonderful. Not just polite and courteous as other places but genuinely friendly.
Mrs Ines A, September 2013: The college is impressive, the rooms were clean and tidy. Excellent breakfast. Overall wonderful experience.
Mr Hugo H, September 2013: The two receptionists on check in were refreshingly welcoming, personable and helpful. It was a notable feature of our stay.
Ms Liani H, September 2013: It was a special experience but staying overnight on a Sunday morning a slightly extended breakfast time would have been appreciated. 08:00 - 08:45 is rather early.
Mrs Alison H, September 2013: A very pleasant stay in a superb central location - and a unique experience.
Miss Ulrika A, September 2013: Wonderful! I really enjoyed my stay at Wadham. I hope I will be able to visit Wadhan and Oxford again soon! Best regards Ulrika Aman from Sweden (24/8-29/8-2013).
Other Sam Allberry A, September 2013: Excellent stay - many thanks. Looking forward to coming back again!
Ms Silke K, September 2013: Thank you very much Wadham College, I had a wonderful time!
Mrs Patricia S, August 2013: Excellent all round and much enjoyed. Would like to come again but hope that I could have a ground floor room since the four flights of stairs was a bit much! Is that possible?
Ms Tricia G, August 2013: I had a really pleasant time. The towels were snowy, the room and shower clean. Breakfast was excellent, with lots of choice. I would certainly visit again
Mr Matthias K, August 2013: Great value for money, very large and comfortable room (albeit a little dated), breakfast excellent.
Miss Laura W, August 2013: Lovely room - very clean, well kitted out. Excellent value for money.
Mr Michael H, August 2013: From the web we weren't sure it was in one of the old colleges and were very pleased to find it was. The photos didn't do the room and college justice. We had no problem with them but for some the stairs would be problematic.
Mr Petar S, August 2013: We had a great time. Thank you.
Ms Imelda M, August 2013: So delighted I stayed here. It was a happy accident that I selected the front quad but I was so happy with the experience. My attic room was quiet so I got lots of writing done. The staff were so helpful. A very happy customer!!
Mr John D, August 2013: Lovely rooms, excellent stay.
Prof Jagdish D, August 2013: excellent service. it is one of few accommodations that I like the best. the breakfast was excellent and other services, too, were of the highest qualities.
Mr Kevan S, August 2013: Fantastic stay in a wonderful city. The accommodation at Wadham College really helped make it an authentic experience staying the in the unique city of Oxford. Super breakfast, served in amazing surroundings added to the whole experience. Would love to return for a break here again.
Mr Richard W, August 2013: Clean and comfortable room, and a great buffet breakfast in hall. Would have been good to have had the option of having dinner there as well.
Mrs Zoe B, August 2013: Very much enjoyed my stay at Wadham although would have preferred a larger ie cooler room. The service and breakfast were excellent, the staff were all most pleasant and very helpful so I will definitely be back!
Mrs Cordula W, August 2013: Good place to stay
Mr Miklos G, August 2013: All the people at Wadham made us feel very welcome. Thank you for a lovely time!
Mrs Laura D, August 2013: We had a most enjoyable break at Wadham and very easily extended our stay by a night. The college and grounds are beautiful, with the location being central to the most historic parts of Oxford. The staff at Wadham were particularly helpful and friendly, while the breakfast was an experience we would definitely like to repeat!
Ms Claire D, August 2013: An excellent place to stay in the centre of Oxford. The rooms (twin set) were very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good with very helpful staff.
Mr Henri R, August 2013: Our short stay was a delight. The location is perfect, the room spacious and very comfortable. On Sunday morning breakfast in the Hall was a perfect conclusion. We will come again.
Mrs Sabine S, August 2013: The accomodation in Wadham College was perfect to dive innto university atmosphere, the staff was very helpful, even with a sewing kit, and the gardens aree a good place to enjoy and to relax.
Prof James Z, August 2013: We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wadham College. The location was convenient, the setting was beautiful, and the rooms were spacious and lovely. We plan to return to Oxford and would love to stay here again.
Mrs Gillian J, August 2013: Enjoyed my stay at Wadham college very much and hope to return next summer.
Mrs Joy L, August 2013: Look forward to returning for longer stay.
Mr Jonathan C, August 2013: I will return! An enjoyable experience.
Mr James S, July 2013: Shower facilities were a little tired, but other than that, staying in the college provided an fascinating, good value and unique alternative to Oxford's (overpriced) hotels.
Dr Glenn L, July 2013: Great accommodation, location and excellent value for money.
Mrs Helen C, July 2013: WE stayed the night before our son's graduation. It made for a memorable start to a special celebration. It was particularly wonderful to be able to enjoy the college grounds and beautifully kept gardens. The room was very comfortable and the standard of service we received was excellent. Thank you.
Mrs Hazel P, July 2013: Thank you for a lovely stay. I would definitely recommend this as an excellent and good value alternative to a hotel. Our rooms were clean and spacious and all staff very helpful and welcoming. Breakfast in the beautiful old hall was an added bonus.
Ms Susanne D, July 2013: It was a great experience to stay in Wadham College. The room was nice and the breakfast in the hall great. I would stay there again.
Mr Rob E, July 2013: Fantastic! I really enjoyed the experience of staying in such an beautiful and historic environment. Would definitely recommend and plan to do it again at some point in the future.
Jennifer M, July 2013: A most enjoyable visit. Beautiful gardens. Comfortable room with a good bathroom. Meals excellent. A peaceful haven in central Oxford. Would definitely come for another visit.
Mrs Joan R, July 2013: A very enjoyable experience. Lovely environment, rooms and grounds both excellent. Staff can't do enough to help you. Food good and service was good. Myself and my three friends would be very keen to return and also visit some other Universities. Already thinking of Cambridge or Bath next time. Many Thanks.
Ms Irene U, July 2013: A wonderful room in a beautiful setting - everything exceeded our expectations. Hope to return soon for a longer visit!
Mrs Helen B, July 2013: We had a great time, everything was very good. We will be sure to visit again.
Dr Raymond L, July 2013: Very nice room in Wadham College. Breakfast was excellent. Of course, Wadham is right in the centre and very convenient to visit other Oxford colleges. The lodge was open to take left luggage. It was nice to revisit Oxford again by staying in a college
Dr James M, July 2013: I will recommend Wadham College to any friends or colleagues traveling to Oxford, and plan to stay there again in the future!
Mr David B, July 2013: Thank you for a very enjoyable stay. From arrival to departure we were made to feel welcome and your friendly and attentive manner added greatly to our overall satisfaction with everything. We have already recommended you to others and would not hesitate to book again.
Dr William B, July 2013: Wadham is always a delight, beautiful rooms and apart from the Randolph, probably the best breakfast in Oxford. The service is truly wonderful, rather like taking a step back into the 1950s.
Dr Jessica J, July 2013: Huge, spotlessly clean room - having worked in other colleges before preparing the rooms for conferences, I was impressed with the standard at Wadham. The room felt fresh and modernised.
Mrs joan B, July 2013: Lovely experience in large quiet en-suite room.Few colleges seem to offer this standard of accomodation within old buildings. Great location for visiting Oxford sites,beautiful grounds.friendly and helpful staff.
Mr Michael A, July 2013: Wonderful atmosphere. Had free reign of the college and grounds including the student bar! Very good food at breakfast and the service was better than any hotel we have ever stayed in. Also had a nice chat with one of the gardeners!
Mrs Sally W, July 2013: We were very impressed by the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff -particularly the porters and the dining room staff. Our stay was extremely enjoyable and I would recommend this to my friends: but preferably staying in a room which did not involve climbing 50 stairs!
Mr Paul C, July 2013: Excellent Value - Good accomadation and fantastic breakfast !!
Mr Arun L, July 2013: Neat and tidy room
Thoughtful to have a bag of toiletries
The college gardens were beautiful
Sumptuous breakfast (felt like dining at Hogwarts)
Only negative was the mini kettle in my room was leaking
Miss Jayne H, May 2013: Our room at Wadham exceeded our expectations. Very clean, very well equiped, and very big! Wonderful double aspect onto the front quad and the back of the college. Very impressive. Thank you!
Mrs Patricia C, April 2013: The room was very comfortable and I had an enjoyable time. The walk to and from the bus station was easy.
Mr Peter H, April 2013: Excellent quality room, 24 hour porter's office is an excellent offering and the overall experience was highly enjoyable and very convenient. I look forward to staying again!
Ms Sue S, April 2013: Really easy to book the room through your website and a wonderful experience staying in the College.
Dr Nicole S, April 2013: A wonderful stay with kind staff and clean and comfortable accommodations. We would definitely stay at the college again. Thank you.
Dr NNEKA CHINEDU A, April 2013: I enjoyed my stay at Wadham College. The envoronment was so nice. Room service was quite good. The breakfast was excellent with nice staff to attend to you. I will surely come again.
Ms Natalie K, April 2013: The porters were excellent, very friendly and helpful. The room was really nice, the college was peaceful and the staff serving breakfast were extremely professional and friendly.
Mr Michael M, April 2013: We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Charming staff on reception, excellent spacious room, and good breakfast in the wonderful Jacobian dining hall. Thank you.
Mrs Karen O, April 2013: We enjoyed our stay, it was very convenient for us.
Dr Martin K, April 2013: Nice welcome
Accommodation very clean and well kept
Daily room cleaning, nice but maybe not needed
Very convenient location
Breakfast: good when I could attend; however, started too late for me as my conference start time was 8am
Overall would highly recommend.
Mr Allan W, April 2013: The whole experience was very enjoyable,lovely environment and excellent breakfast.We aim to stay in Wadham again in the summer.
Ms Claire B, April 2013: Very happy with my stay- welcoming & friendly staff, clean & warm room, central location & near so many of the colleges & museums of our tour. A worthwhile experience!
Ms Jane S, April 2013: Wadham College Oxford is a beautiful place to stay. The college has its own gardens adjacent to the main quad and I was able to enjoy the peace and quiet here first thing on Sunday morning. The standard of cleanliness of the room and ensuite bathroom was excellent. My deal did not include breakfast so I have left this at the default 'average' answer. The porter of the college was welcoming and friendly. The college itself is very central. I would definitely consider staying here again.
Dr Tilmann A, April 2013: Free WiFi was a welcome convenience.
Ms annie B, April 2013: Lovely experience. Recommend it highly. (Btw, can't comment on breakfast. It was a holiday weekend and as a result breakfast was not available. A price discount was made for this. Fair play all round.)
Mrs Susan D, April 2013: It was a lovely room. The college was very centrally located, convenient to everything, and beautiful. Would definitiely do this again.
We did not have breakfast as the college dining room was closed for Easter.
Mrs Margaret R, March 2013: Lovely warm room and ensuite (on very cold day). Spacious and included armchair. Spotlessly clean. Very convenient for Sheldonian Theatre where I went to a concert. On Good Friday the hall was closed for breakfast, but I had a good breakfast at Turl Kitchen nearby. I will stay there again and would recommend strongly. (Much better than the B and B I had the night before)
Prof Trevor D, March 2013: I had a problem with one of the radiators (it couldn't be turned down), but the plumber soon got it sorted out. Everyone was helpful and pleasant.
Mr Paul Joseph L, March 2013: Staff ensured that breakfast ran flawlessly and that the guests were content; the range of foods was sizable and the quality high. The rooms were spotless and of a standard size/condition in line with college accommodation. As part of my conference I also lunched at Wadham and was delighted once more by the standards of the kitchens and their staff.
Mr Stephen B, March 2013: My room was very comfortable, and remarkably quiet (considering the number of other conference delegates staying at Wadham). It was a little cool at first, but I was able to rectify that by adjusting the radiator control. Maybe that possibility could be pointed out in the information folder, especially for the benefit of foreign guests? I must especially commend the remarkable courtesy, good humour and friendliness of all the staff - particularly those in the Hall . Also, the extremely high standard of the meals. They were delicious and above the standard one sometimes comes across even in good hotels and quite exapensive restaurants. If the students eat like this, they are lucky indeed! Overall, a very pleasant experience. That the surroundings were very special goes without saying.
Dr Wendy Jane S, March 2013: A good alternative to hotels, much more atmosphere, very central to historic Oxford, with plenty of nearby pubs.
Mr David N, March 2013: It was a delightful stay. Thanks a million.
Dr Samantha W, March 2013: A great pleasure to stay in such a historic building, very good value too.
Other Patrick C, March 2013: I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. All staff members were exceptionally polite and helpful. The location was quiet. The room was lovely. My only concern was that the mattress was at the end of its life. Other than that, superb. Thank you!
Mr Michael N, January 2013: This was the second time I've stayed at Wadham and I'll definitely be coming back. The room was spacious, quiet and tidy, with two windows and a large desk - nothing fancy but very comfortable. Full English breakfast in the great dining hall is a real highlight, both in terms of the food and the grandeur of the hall itself. The staff are very accommodating and friendly and the location can't be beat.
Mr Brian R, January 2013: The room was basic but warm and comfortable and fitted my needs exactly. The breakfast was excellent. Highly recommended, would come back again without hesitation.
Mr Phillip M, January 2013: Superb location, beautiful college, friendly and helpful staff, fanatastic facilities, so much better than the vast range of hotels who would charge through the nose for inferior rooms. Definitely book again!
Mrs Nicola S, January 2013: Excellent experience, would definitely use again. A wonderful breakfast in a magnificent hall. All staff very attentive.
Mrs Roberts L, December 2012: We were very impressed by our accommodation. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful. If we are ever in Oxford again, we would want to stay at Wadham.
Mr David Y, December 2012: Excellent.
Mrs Luciana V, December 2012: Very clean and large twin room, great breakfast at the main hall of the college.
Mrs ANNE R, December 2012: WE HAD A VERY SPECIAL WEEKEND AT WADHAM COLLEGE; THE ROOMS ARE CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE, THE BATHROOMS ARE SPOTLESS. IT WAS LOVELY HAVING THE FREEDOM OF THE WADHAM GARDENS TO SIT IN. THE HIGHLIGHT HAD TO BE THE BREAKFAST IN THE AMAZING HALL; THE STAFF AT BREAKFAST WERE EFFICIENT AND FRIENDLY. WE WOULD LOVE TO GO AGAIN
Ms Fiona C, October 2012: I thought the location and value for money were excellant. The room was clean, comfortable and just what I needed for a night. I only wish that Wadham had rooms available more frequently as I need a room regularly for the odd night and unfortunately none at Wadham have come up. best wishes Fiona
Miss Sarah Jane S, October 2012: Very pleasantly surprised by quality of "student" rooms in Wadham these days, best nights sleep I have had in hotel/B&B for years - and I travel for business all the time!
Mr Julian S, October 2012: Great service which I would recommend to anyone
Mrs Kathleen D, October 2012: Absolutely lovely place! The buildings and gardens were gorgeous; the location was perfect for city access, yet quiet, safe, scrupulously clean and peaceful; and the staff were most helpful, knowledgeable and considerate. Also a great variety of tasty breakfast choices, served in a beautiful environment. Any time I return to Oxford, this will be my first accommodation choice.
Mr Leslie S, October 2012: I would come again - Leslie seldon
Dr Freya L, October 2012: Overall, a very satisfying experience and a really good resource to have available in the city. Would definitely use again if I'm staying locally.
Ms Barbara H, October 2012: I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Wadham College and will definitely do it again if I can. It was a little expensive for my budget (retired) but a great experience. I have already recommended your booking service to others. Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Ksawery W, October 2012: Nice room and friendly service. I very much enjoyed my stay at Wadham College.
Dr Annette F, October 2012: I had a wonderful stay at Wadham College. Thank you!
Miss Paratama C, October 2012: Wonderful breakfast and warm welcome staff in Dining hall
Mrs Chan M, October 2012: My husband and I had stayed here the previous year-both times we were satisfied with arrangements, and hope to stay again
Miss Emma L, October 2012: Amazing stay! Breakfast was exceptional!
Mr Mark H, October 2012: From the receipt of an email confirming my booking through to departure I had a very enjoyable experience. The staff in the Porter's lodge were extremely helpful, the room spotless and the breakfast excellent.
Many thanks to all.
Mr Gabriel C, October 2012: We had a wonderful stay in a magnificent setting. The rooms were spacious and fresh, the staff friendly and it was a very good breakfast. We will definitely stay at the college next time we visit Oxford.
Ms Christine H, October 2012: Great place to stay. Beautifully remodelled, large room. Surprised there was no radio or alarm clock (no TV, which wasn't a surprise nor a problem). Can't beat the location and the value. Very quiet too.
Ms Therese I, September 2012: Had a great experience and will highly recommend to anyone staying in the area. Little bit noisy from the pub next door on Friday night, but that was part of the experience too!
Prof Jeffrey F, September 2012: Good and helpful staff in Porters lodge
Mrs Lesley B, September 2012: A wonderful stay in a romantic college.
Porter was excellent too.Luggage stored all day.
Breakfast was the best. I've eaten at 6 of the colleges so far. Bed comfy, lovely having a sitting room and fridge. En-suite shower spacious. Building work didn't affect me as i was out all day.Fantastic location! Thanks Lesley
Mr William H, September 2012: Great place to stay. Internet was a bit hit & miss, but everything else was 100%
Mr Paul Q, September 2012: A really novel experience ans great value way to visit Oxford and stay right at its historic centre. The room was of a very high standard as it had just been refurbished. Sadly the Side Quad was undergoing redevelopment when we were there so the outlook was poor on that side of our room. Wadham College itself, especially the garden at the back, was beautiful and fascinating. Breakfast in the Hall was a unique and worthwhile experience, the serving staff was particularly attentive.
Mrs sharon W, September 2012: Fascinated by the size. Felt I should have broughtore books and things with me!
Mrs Barbara J, September 2012: The welcome was warm and friendly; the room was freshly renovated and large. It was enjoyable to stay in an historic building.
Mrs Gretchen H, September 2012: Very enjoyable - but at 82, oh the stairs!
Miss Pooja C, September 2012: the staff were really helpful and overall stay was pleasant. the room were very clean and well maintained.
Ms Martha C, September 2012: Beautiful college right in the centre of town, friendly and welcoming staff, DELICIOUS breakfast. An amazing stay - thank you Wadham!
Mrs Angela W, September 2012: Superb central location. Porters & staff really helpful. Delicious breakfast
Mr Stephen J, September 2012: Comfortable room in beautiful buildings, in lovely grounds, in a great location. And excellent value for money.
Mr David H, September 2012: My first choice for staying in Oxford, EVERY time...simply superb.
Mr DAVID H, September 2012: An absolute pleasure to stay at Wadham, first class in every way!
Miss Rachel K, September 2012: It was a DELIGHTFUL stay with you
Prof Jim U, September 2012: Wadham College hostels are excellent for vacation; located in the city of Oxford, the place is within walking distance to several other colleges and shopping malls in the city. I would love to be there whenever
Mr Marek W, September 2012: Excellent breakfast and service!
Dr Nicolas B, September 2012: It was a great experience worth to try it and we will be glad to repeat it.
Mr glenn T, September 2012: Wadham College is a wonderful choice for staying in Oxford. On the quiet edge of central Oxford, across the street from the new Bodleian, and a very short walk to the Bodleian, the Sheldonian, Blackwell's, the King's Arms and the Turf Tavern. Possibly the best breakfast in town.
Ms Lynsey P, September 2012: I still use the little Wadham College 'washbag' that came with the room, which was a nice little extra! The breakfast was lovely and all the staff were really nice.
Mr Alexander M, September 2012: A really enjoyable stay. The staff at the breakfast were particularly helpfull.
Mr Ulf K, September 2012: Very pleasant stay in a historic college with a lot of atmosphere.
We enjoyed it very much.
Mr Clifford B, September 2012: Best accommodations for price in Oxford.
Mr peter P, September 2012: I found my stay at the college excellent with friendly staff and a first class breakfast. I would highly recommend staying there.
Mrs Annie B, August 2012: I love staying at Wadham. Full-stop.
Mrs Johanna L, August 2012: Great rooms, great breakfast and the noise from the building site was minimal.
Ms Christine M, August 2012: Thank you!
Mrs Barbara F, August 2012: excellent value, comfortable room, fantastic location
Dr Natalie N, August 2012: Rooms freshly renovated, staff very helpful, good breakfast.
Mrs Stella F, August 2012: Great stay in such atmospheric surroundings. We were also able to watch Midsummer Night's Dream performed in the gardens which added to our enjoyment. The building works were not a problem.
Ms Katrin B, August 2012: great and unique atmosphere
Mrs Debra J, August 2012: Only place to stay when we come to Oxford - the history and service cannot be beaten, and central to everything, thank you.
Mrs Diane C, August 2012: Staying in this Oxford college was a true experience! The staff were excellent, as was the breakfast and the quality of the room. I can think of nowhere I would rather stay in Oxford and will decidedly be back. The last time we visited, we stayed in a five star hotel and I can honestly say that the standards here were at least as good if not better!
Miss Syeda Mariam H, August 2012: If I go to Oxford again, I would pick Wadham College over all others. The ensuite facilities were top-notch, the staff was very helpful. I would however say that the porters at Trinity College where I had stayed before were friendlier, but while Trinity had a shared bathroom, and the room was okay, Wadham College definitely surpassed Trinity in terms of how good and modern their facilities in the room and bathroom were. There are no lifts, which is understandable given that these college buildings are old, but when I got to my room, I was so happy to see that they had biscuits and even hot chocolate! :) The room was very neat, and it was very pleasing, especially the angled ceiling and the wooden beams in the room. The breakfast experience too was the best, I've often stayed at colleges around Cambridge and Oxford, and the Wadham breakfast is a treat in itself. They will serve you warm toast and tea/coffee once you are seated, a very fun and British affair, so definitely worth it, and the Chapel, the Dining Hall itself has a lot of great paintings. I'm actually sad that I didn't stay there for longer, but next time that I do go to Oxford, I'll definitely go for Wadham. Perfect mix of old and modern, and the location is great too. Great place. Highly recommended.
Mr Paul M, August 2012: Totally enjoyed our stay. Great rooms and an excellent breakfast in an unbeatable setting.
Miss Louise C, August 2012: What an amazing place to stay! Beautiful buildings, huge, clean and comfortable rooms, great location for sight-seeing/nights out, friendly staff and generally fantastic! Such a wonderful experience from beginning to end and as such I would choose it over any posh Oxford hotel! Thank you! I highly recommend Wadham college for a unique mini-break!
Ms Marlis I. W, August 2012: Excellent overall service. Everbody most helpful.
Ms Gretchen H, August 2012: I had a wonderful time staying at Wadham; all of the staff were extremely helpful and accomodating. The breakfasts and the service staff were outstanding. The building and room were charming and perfect, and the room was kept sparkling clean. I loved my experience.
Miss Victoria B, August 2012: The whole stay was a delight.
Dr Joe M, August 2012: Lovely rooms. Great setting. Excellent breakfast. Above all v. friendly staff.
Dr Derval C, August 2012: Wonderfully efficient online booking site. Excellent room, exactly as requested. Wifi service easily accessed. Highly recommended.
Mr Colin O, August 2012: We warned that there may be disruption from building works on Saturday morning but there was little inconvenience and as breakfast is quite early we were up already so this was not a problem. Room and facilities a delight and well worth the albeit slightly reduced rate ( because of the building works) to be so central. Would certainly return even if the rate does increase. Highly recommended and a splendid time, thank you.
Mrs Urszula W, August 2012: We would like to say "Thank you" to the staff of the Wadham College. They are very kind. We have enjoyed it very much.
Mrs Susan K, August 2012: My son and his wife have just held their wedding reception at Wadham with 100+ guests and I cannot praise the experience highly enough. We had a truly memorable time , the standard of service from all Wadham employees was exceptional and no request was too much trouble. The wedding dinner was exquisite and service exemplary. Thank you so very much for providing our families with a truly special experience and many wonderful memories in a beautiful, majestic setting.
Mr Anthony C, August 2012: Lovely place near town centre.
Mr John T, August 2012: Very pleasant accommodation. Breakfast very good. Overall experience excellent. Would repeat visit in future.
Dr Alexi B, August 2012: Wadham was lovely and centrally located, and the room was large and clean. The price was very competitive for the Oxford market and included a buffet breakfast in the historic hall. I'd definitely stay at this college again in the future!
Mr Iain W, August 2012: A great experience! Wadham College was superb.
My only suggestion is that the bathroom towel should have been rather bigger.
Everything else, though, was A1!
Miss Linda B, August 2012: Great central location in a Oxford college with a lovely garden and plenty of seating. There is a bar open in the evening and at the time of my visit a performance of a Midsummer Nights Dream in the garden. Fabulous breakfast in dining hall. Good service and helpful porters.
Mrs Val M, July 2012: What an excellent holiday, well looked after by the college, nothing was too much trouble. Rooms were fantastic with en suite facilities, breakfast couldn't be bettered. On the whole it was better that a five star hotel.
Mrs Gillian J, July 2012: I have stayed in various Oxford colleges....this roomwas the best ever....spacious and with a very good shower.
Ms Anne A, July 2012: We enjoyed our stay enourmously.
Mr Donald F, July 2012: The breakfast was excellent as was the service.
Mrs Alda V, July 2012: Breakfast at Wadham is perfect!
Ms Susan T, July 2012: Very enjoyable stay. Most helpful staff.
Really lovely gardens and buildings.
Mr Samir K, July 2012: No complaints. The rooms are basic, but the place was wonderful
and I really enjoyed my visit and will be delighted to stay there again.
Mrs Ruth F, July 2012: I have stayed at 4 star hotels where the service wasn't up to the standard that was shown by the Wadham staff. They were all absolutly first class and my sister & I wished we were staying longer. The location is first rate especially for women at their own.
Mr David H, July 2012: We did have breakfast which was very good. Also had one evening meal in the Hall and found this most enjoyable. We found all the staff very friendly and helpful.
Mr Andrew H, July 2012: Porters very helpful on arriving. Room very clean, well-prepared and spacious. Bed very comfortable. Sheets crisp. Bathroom and shower are functional and clean. Breakfast fantastic. A lovely place to stay in Oxford. Will stay again.
Dr Fahimeh W, July 2012: I did enjoy staying in wedham, as I was in the basement .The people above were noisy at late night.
All the staff at lodge were extremely helpful and freindly same with resturant for breakfast.I love to come back and stay also recommondtion for friends.
Thankls for greatexperince.
Mr richard M, July 2012: Very friendly Staff.
Best I have experienced so far in any Oxford College.
Mr Gus M, July 2012: Breakfast was in fact applicable and was very good with extremely helpful and attentive staff. All in all a very good experience and I would happily recommend Wadham to other travellers. Much better value than local hotel offerings.
Mr Robin B, July 2012: Wadham is a University... the Accommodation is not a Hotel (single Bed!!!!!)... BUT it has bags of character and in terms of immersing oneself in Oxford history it is WAY better than a plastic and sterile hotel... I would recommend!!!
Miss REBECCA S, July 2012: It was a veryu pleasent stay - lovely room and grounds. Good service.
Mr Ben J, June 2012: A very tranquil setting, in a central loctaion, with very helpful staff, all at a fraction of the cost of city centre hotels.
Dr Gerardo M, June 2012: Excellent value, beautiful historic setting and exceptional location. Look forward to my next trip to Oxford and to spend time at your facilities.
louise M, June 2012: I lived in oxford for one year and went back 5 days to visit my friends there and to see lovely Oxford again. I stayed in Oxford for four nights at four diffent places. I stayed in wadham college on the first night, at the buttery hotel for 1 night, st. Stephens college for 1 night and at the university club the last night. My room at wadham college was my favourite. It was gorgeous. It was so big and very modern. My views were lovely. I loved that it had a fridge and armchairs. It was so clean. My bathroom was lovely too, very modern. The shower was lovely. I slept very well. I would go back to wadham tomorrow. I could only stay the one night as only one night was available when I booked it.
Mrs Grainne G, June 2012: Really enjoyed my stay.Friendly helpful staff.
Mr Lucas V, June 2012: I can highly recommend staying here. The rooms are excellent (nothing special from a design point of view), clean with all the services and big (mine would have housed 2 students). This is the ultimate Oxford experience and centrally located. Arriving late at night and leaving early also means there are no parking charges or issues. A wonderful experience at an excellent price.
Miss Lisa R, June 2012: As others have commented, likely the best overnight option in Oxford. Will likely return just to see the other colleges!
Mrs Christine A, June 2012: a good experience all round. Only snag -I am 66 years old and not as agile as I was. The room was on the top floor - 2 flights of stairs and no lifts.
Mr Michael H, June 2012: huge room, great shower, spotlessly clean; a great place to stay
Mr Jaroslav F, June 2012: Beautifully refurbished twin set with double glazing, modern shower and spacious shared living room. Excellent value for money.
Ms Meredith H, June 2012: Staff in Porter's Lodge could not have been more helpful. Room was sitting room with two tiny bedrooms and bathroom. All were newly refurbished. Staircase was quiet even though in the centre of Oxford. Would have been better value with breakfast but I'm just quibbling.
Ms Jennifer H, June 2012: Breakfast not available as it was term time but I thought the standard of the room was very good. Overall, good value for money and in a convenient location.
Mr Julien C, May 2012: Great stay at the Wadham college. Probably the best accomodation option in Oxford.
Miss Anita K, May 2012: It's amazing to stay there in the college. I couldn't tell anything about the breakfast, because we didn't got it.
overall it's amazing, we will go back
Mrs lisa F, April 2012: We thoroughly enjoyed staying in the college! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and we were lucky enough to be upgraded on arrival. The only thing I would find any fault with was that vacating the room by 10 am (although it was made clear on booking) stung a bit!
Miss Charlotte W, April 2012: We were amazed with the size of the room, and enjoyed the space we had. It was very clean and modern and we were well welcomed.
Mrs Gill W, April 2012: Thoroughly enjoyed experience.Planning another visit!
Mr Edward F, April 2012: I did not know about University Rooms until I looked to book a single room for one night on Thursday last week. I found the university rooms site by chance on Alistair Sawday's website. My night in Wadham College was perfect. Right where I needed to be, well priced, friendly and a delightful experience. Well done to all staff at Wadham.
Mr Mike L, April 2012: I spent a very pleasant hour 'unwinding' in the garden. Thanks.
Mrs Marie L, April 2012: we loved our experience and will renew it. the staff were all very friendly and efficient
Mr Bryan N, April 2012: A super experience all round. Very helpful staff.
Dr Maria Alessandra P, April 2012: There was a trouble during the first night to the heating system. Apart from this, everything went very well.
Dr GURDEEP M, April 2012: Realy enjoyed my one night stay here.
Got a very good deal which was greatly appreciated.
Lovely breakfast in the communal hall. A great way to start my visit to Oxford. Many thanks!
Ms Katherine S, April 2012: Staying at Wadham was an amazing experience! I had a single ensuite room overlooking the main quadrangle and couldn't believe how spacious, modern and sparkling the room was. There was even a mini fridge and a towel warmer! Breakfast was great and the porters were very helpful.
Mrs Annabel M, April 2012: All the staff were very courteous and helpful. The room was simple and spacious with a nice welcome pack. The breakfast was plentiful and delicious with fresh pineapple slices, brown and white bread toast, a large choice of cereals and a fabulous full English breakfast not to mention ham, cheese and fresh croissants.
Mr KELVIN C, April 2012: great service and staff! esp. at breakfast!
Mr David H, April 2012: Great location, fantastic breakfast, clean room, good shower pressure, excellent reception service. Uncomfortable lumpy mattress, and shower curtain left water pool on bathroom floor.
Dr David A, April 2012: A comfortable and problem free visit. The porters and the staff in the dining hall were very friendly.
Ms Sonja P, April 2012: I had a wonderful stay at Wadham. The only downside was the quality of the bed, you should really replace the matress, you feel every spring when sleeping on it. Thank you
Dr Bradley G, March 2012: The women who run the breakfast hall were so wonderful, they deserve an award! The gardens were lovely as well. The room was okay, I didn't like that I paid the same price for each night and was only offered shampoo etc., on night one. Wifi did not work in my room. The place was very hard to find the first night with no name on the building. I had to just push the door and guess. Good overall.
Ms Jean L, March 2012: We actually didn't take advantage of the breakfast so I left the rating at average. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found the accommodations to be perfect - we had a beautiful room - plenty of space, bathroom facilities were excellent, and the porters were helpful and always available. The location was excellent - all in all, it couldn't have been nicer. Booking was easy and straightforward and, when I contacted the facility shortly after making the reservation, they were informed and helpful. Having internet access was also a plus.
Dr Rhona B, March 2012: I've stayed in a few Oxford Colleges, but Wadham is by far the best. The rooms are spotless and practical, and the staff are warm and helpful. The location is also great - perfect for research trips to the Bodleian, but also for shopping jaunts. Many thanks!
Mr Charles W, March 2012: Catering staff very helpful
Noisy on Monday morning with building works opposite
Mrs Caroline D, March 2012: Second visit to Wadham and already looking forward to the next! The porters and kitchen staff are so welcoming and helpful and the breakfast in hall is real treat. Our twin room was very spacious and comfortable and the college garden was a beautiful tranquil place to relax after sightseeing. So much nicer than a hotel or B&B!
Mr Robin K, March 2012: Wadham is very central. Far better value than a hotel. Very helpful staff.
Dr Victoria M, March 2012: Room was lovely, and very clean - ensuite bathroom immaculate. Bed very comfortable, room well equipped, including a fridge, armchair and big desk. Lots of stairs to climb (was on the top floor), but good exercise! (You can state when booking if too many stairs are a problem.) Breakfast was excellent (and of course served in a fantastic dining room), and all staff very friendly and helpful. Very good way to stay at a reasonable price in central Oxford. Easy to book; excellent service all round, would definitely recommend staying in a college.
Mr Cliff R, March 2012: Superb setting in the heart of town. The room was a good size, quiet and comfortable. Good full english breakfast and cereals.
I took a walk around the grounds and will definitely be back to see them in full bloom.
Mr Laurence C, January 2012: It was a magical experience. Thank you!
Mr Jan L, December 2011: This was a treat for us and we greatly enjoyed it!
Mrs Jane C, December 2011: Brilliant location and a beautiful building oozing history. Pefect!
Mr Martin K, December 2011: Wadham go to great lengths to see that the experience is a good one for the visitor. The room, above the porter's lodge in the front quad, was spacious and well furnished, with a great outlook. A thoroughly enjoyable visit and we will be back! Shame there was no accommodation free for 17th December, when we had to go elsewhere.
Mr Sean B, October 2011: Wonderful service and excellent breakfast!
Mrs Deborah M, October 2011: Loved our stay great room great staff great breakfast great location
Ms Helen H, October 2011: Great location; web booking worked really well; enjoyed the Wadham experience; helped us enjoy the Oxford experience very much!
Mrs Barbara B, October 2011: This was a most enjoyable visit ..... we felt well informed and very well cared for during our stay... a lovely breakfast in a most wonderful setting - with really considerate and informative service. This really is worth doing for longer next time - would recommend it to anyone who wishes to have a peaceful break in the very heart of Oxford in truly memorable historic surroundings. Thank you.
Miss WEICHUN L, October 2011: very great experience to stay in this college..
definitely will book this college's accommodation next time
Dr William B, October 2011: Everything about my stay was a delight: from the room to the college environment, the service to the wonderful breakfast. This was my second stay at Wadham, to continue my own research at the Bodleian, and I will be booking Wadham whenever I can in the future.
Mr Andrew T, October 2011: This was an inspired idea and booked for a couple of American ladies intent on exploring Morse's Oxford and 'Midsomer Murders England' (!) away from the big cities it provided a profound experience... Actually must mention that the accommodation was as advertised, very clean and presentable, breakfasts a knockout experience, and the staff excellent and very obliging. Not only that, the room had quad views too. Value for money indeed! Highly recommended.
Ms Lorna G, October 2011: Wadham College is a brilliant place to stay. The staff are all friendly and courteous, the rooms are pleasant, spacious and clean, and the breakfast is of the highest quality with excellent variety. The dining room staff were particularly welcoming, organised and attentive. I would highly recommend a stay and will certainly be returning for another visit.
Mr Nicholas S, October 2011: Staff very efficeinet - room excellent - quiet comfortale and recently decorated. Best college room i have stayed in.
Miss Erica J, October 2011: I never ate breakfast at Wadham, so I can't comment on that. The woman who came and cleaned my room every day was amazingly helpful and nice. Fridges and coffee/tea in the room were nice additions. Good location, great value!
Mr barrie P, September 2011: very friendly college and everything efficiently managed - have been several times to Wadham and will certainly go again
Mrs Elaine P, September 2011: Everything was made very easy for us. Staff were extremely friendly. The facilities were very much up to standard and the whole experience was too good to miss.
Ms Mary F, September 2011: A wonderful experience. The rooms were large and comfortable, the buffet breakfast wonderful. The staff members went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and welcome. It was the highlight of my three weeks in England and I will certainly do it again.
Mr Michael H, September 2011: Outstanding setting with very helpful staff. Excellent city centre location yet very peaceful. A great experience which we would strongly recommend any visitor/s to Oxford to consider.
Miss Alison N, September 2011: couldn't beat the location. Everyone I encountered was very helpful and accommodating. The breakfast was of a very high standard and I was impressed by how much choice there was. The staff were extremely helpful and accommodating. I would definitely stay there again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the accommodation to friends.
Mrs Anna E Z, September 2011: I had a lovely stay at Wadham College while attending a conference at Oxford. It was a treat to get a feel for life at Oxford. Breakfast was delicious and the staff in the dining hall were especially friendly.
Mrs Emma H, September 2011: From the beginning, extremely courteous, helpful staff. Room was huge, much bigger than I had ever expected, although slightly chilly, but I think that was generally down to the change over of seasons. Breakfast was very, very good. A nice selection and the hot food was hot. Waitressing staff were extremely polite, helpful and very attentive.
The whole experience of staying at Wadham was a pleasure and I certainly intend to repeat it. Oh yes, the complimentary selection of toiletry was an added bonus. Clean towels and sheets, comfortable bed. What more do you want!
Mr Bryan N, September 2011: A great experience and a pleasure to stay at Wadham College
Dr Deborah T, September 2011: Great way to experience Oxford if you don't mind fairly basic accommodation. Been a while since I've used shared bathroom but neat, clean room, friendly and helpful staff and beautiful buildings and grounds. The dining hall (and breakfasts) a special treat. Many thanks.
Mr Richard Hugh W, September 2011: myself, and my friends were extremley impressed with our experience and would recommend yourselves and the City of Oxford to anyone. A truly excellent stay, so a big thank you
Ms Pauline S, September 2011: This was a wonderful place to stay. The breakfast was outstanding as was the service. I thoroughly recommend it.
Ms Patricia G, September 2011: My room was very clean, quiet and the towels were fluffy and snowy white. I found the staff helpful and professional. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit - thank you!
Mr Krisztian M, September 2011: Wadham College was a perfect choice: nice and clean and quiet room, internet availibility, and fantastic breakfast!! (the best English breakfast I had in my life actually :) - very helpful staff as well
Thanks a looot
Mr Richard E, August 2011: Super stay at Wadham - friendly and attentive staff, room and breakfast good.
Mr Paul B, August 2011: Very pleasant stay, outstanding breakfast. Very courteous and helpful staff.
Mr David S, August 2011: We had a very nice room with good facilities. The college staff at the porters' lodge and at the breakfast were very helpful. We would use this service again if we need it.
Miss Gemma K, August 2011: lovely and spacious accommodation, hotel-style pampering and great price for such a special and central location.
Mr Barrie M, August 2011: The lavish breakfast was appreciated, as was the hostess' special care for more mature guests.
Ms Miriam T, August 2011: I thoroughly enjoyed my stay but had difficulty with the Wifi reception in my room. I commend the friendliness of the staff at breakfast. My stay at your facilities was definitely one of the highlights during my five week stay in the UK. I would visit recommend your place to my friends.
Dr Simon B, August 2011: This was a thoroughly good experience and when next in Oxford this would be my first choice of place to stay.
Ms Denise T, August 2011: We were very grateful for the lovely accomodations at such a revered institution and for the fabulous buffet breakfast in the old dining room.
We are trying to encourage our son who lives in London to spend a weekend there in Wadham. Thank you again,
Mr Robin H, August 2011: The suite was occupied by my daughter. She was most impressed by the surroundings
Ms Gretchen H, August 2011: This experience was exceptional, and I most highly recommend it to all. My ensuite was sparkling clean and as charming as can be. The breakfasts were fabulous with the greatest attention to detail and desire to please. The location was perfect and all of the staff were more than helpful. Thank you so much for making this opportunity available. I hope to be able to do it again some time.
Marianne K, August 2011: We fully enjoyed our stay at Wadham college
Miss Margaret P, August 2011: We had an enjoyable stay and would recommend it to anyone
Dr Eileen P, July 2011: Excellent.
Beautiful gardens, very friendly staff with excellent attention to detail. The "scout" was very friendly and helpful.
The room was spacious and quiet which was ideal as I had work to do. Many thanks.
Mrs Cathy L, July 2011: Love the college and its gardens. Staff were really friendly. Fabulous location for exploring Oxford.
Mrs Sarah D, July 2011: Wonderful experience -room good, incredible value. Staff brilliantly well trained and courteous, great breakfast -I couldn't fault the experience.
Miss Martina H, July 2011: It was a very pleasant experience to stay at Wadham College. Everyone encountered from the staff (Porters, Gardener etc.) was very friendly.
I hope to stay at Wadham at other occaisons.
Mr Edward J, July 2011: A real treat! All the staff were brilliant and the room and service were first class. I've stayed in top hotels that didn't come up to these standards. Will recommend Wadham college to my friends and I'll look forward to returning.
Christopher C, April 2011: Didn't have breakfast, so can't judge, but I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will use this service again.
Martin K, April 2011: Top marks for everything and most helpful, friendly staff! Terrific room in 1st Quad.
Mrs Mary L, April 2011: Very enjoyable experience. Difficult to put a value on atmosphere, but it was there non-the-less. A pleasure to enjoy such a venue with so many historic and literary associations.
Mr Tim L, April 2011: I am very happy with my experience. The staff were friendly, the room was spacious, well maintained and had good facilities. I would highly recommend staying at Wadham College.
Judith Milne H, April 2011: The facilities and service at Wadham college were fantastic. The room was very clean. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, especially the people on the front desk who went out of their way to be helpful. I was very impressed with the room and I would definately stay here again. Highly recommended, especially the fabulous breakfast.
Mr Jean-Baptiste L, April 2011: It was sincerely wonderful. Thank you !
Mr Ken A, April 2011: The room and ensuite bathrooms were very clean and spacious, with lovely views over the quad and gardens. We enjoyed relaxing in the quiet college gardens. The breakfast staff were pleasant, courteous, and served us quickly, and the breakfast was superb. Staying in this ancient college was a fantastic experience, and I hope we'll be back.
Mr barrie P, April 2011: I thought the shower pressure was a little lacking and some fruit on the breakfast table would have been welcome. Otherwise I could not have asked for more
Christina S, April 2011: We enjoyed our visit and although we were attending an event at another college we chose Wadham because we wanted to stay in an historic quad rather than a modern block. Special mention must be given to Jackie in Hall who was particularly friendly and attentive and the staff in the Porter's Lodge who were friendly and gave helpful advice.
Mr David R, April 2011: Wadham is a lovely college, ideally situated. The breakfast was very good, and all the staff we met were friendly and helpful. We will be going back. Highly recommended.
Mr antony H, April 2011: very nice, clean & comfortable.
TVs would have been a good idea, as would better quality toiet tissue, but overall very nice indeed
Ms Diana G, April 2011: My room was called a single, and did have just a single bed, but it also had an enormous living room, beautiful views front and back, new bathroom, strong wireless signal. I've always loved Wadham's austere face, but am happy to say that the austerity is not carried over to the rooms. An amazing deal -- which made up for the impressive train fare.
Mrs Lydia S, April 2011: I booked 3 single rooms for myself and 2 friends and we were delighted to see we had been given 3 rooms together in the old building, one of which had a separate sitting room so we could relax together in the evening. The rooms were attractive with lovely views over gardens, en suite facilities were spotlessly clean, towels, toiletries, fridge, kettle etc and even a hairdryer were all provided. The breakfast was superb - 5 star quality. Will be going again.
Miss Lisa C, April 2011: Beautiful place and friendly, helpful service. No complaints whatsover, would definitely stay there again.
Mr Yuhui L, April 2011: excellent room, nice shared bathroom which you only need to share with one people in the same floor. They do even have a mini fridge in the room. Strongly recommend
Miss YEUNG F, April 2011: The environment is so breath-taking!
David M, April 2011: A wonderful experience and although the first time staying at a college I will do it again and have already recommended the experience to other colleagues
Sam K, April 2011: Really enjoyed my stay. The staff were really helpful and pleasant. I would recommend staying here to anyone visiting Oxford!
Catalina M, April 2011: wonderful stay
Mrs Anna C, April 2011: The sparkling cleanliness of the cosy study bedroom looking out into the peace of the historic quad, the deliciousness breakfast in the cavern of the refectory, with cardinals land kings looking down from the walls, the friendliness and helpfulness of the porters in the lodge and the servers - it was like a dream! Then, stepping out of the door right into the centre of Oxford, literally three minutes' walk from the Bodleian, the Radcliffe camera, the Ashmolean. A wonderful experience and incredible value for money - thank you!
Mrs Anne P, April 2011: Everyone was so pleasant, helpful, polite and really welcoming, what lovely surroundings
Ms Anneliese M, April 2011: Thank you so much for a wonderful experience staying in the heart of Oxford. I would certainly stay at Wadham again and will be recommending it to everyone as well.
Anita H, March 2011: The whole experience of staying in Oxford University rooms was fantastic. The porters were welcoming and helpful and kept our bags before we took up the room and after checking out. The room was large, clean warm with loads of piping hot water. Lots of tea and coffee and milk.
Breakfast the next day was good and hot with kind but discreet service.
Some students returning during the night outside in the grounds were a bit noisy but what can you expect at a university! It didnt last long!
Prof Paul W, March 2011: College room, food and staff all excellnt
Ian M, March 2011: Many thanks for a very enjoyable stay.
Samantha J. W, January 2011: Great thank you.
Kimberley S, January 2011: I attended a conference in Oxford and was really pleased to find such cheap accommodation and was very surprised at how good it was. The location was perfect, and the college itself was beautiful; the room was very clean and large; the porters were really friendly and helpful; the breakfast was great - absolutely no complaints at all. I would highly recommend Wadham College to anybody looking for an excellent value for money room in Oxford, and will definitely come back myself to visit. Thank you!
Stephen R, October 2010: All staff were courteous, friendly and helpful; the room was spacious, his 'n hers bathrooms; views over the quad, gardens were immaculate and tranquil and breakfast was just perfect. The location was ideal, very central and only two minutes walk from the Pitt Rivers museum and Bodleian Library, both were superb. Only one problem........we stayed just one night! Would definitely stay again and will recommend it to our friends.
Lutz O, October 2010: I have enjoyed my stay very much, esp. the at. in and around Wadham´s.
The staff from st. scouts, breakfast and the porters lodge was very friedly and accomodating, many thanks.
Thinking about to come back in the future.
Angela S, September 2010: A very pleasant and memorable experience.
I look forward to future visits.
Dafydd Price J, September 2010: Enjoyed. Would stay again.
WENJIN S, September 2010: great room!!!
Douglas M, September 2010: Very enjoyable visit - the one problem I had with the room was quickly, politely and efficiently resolved
David R, September 2010: Staff all excellent and helpful, and my room was fine but not luxurious (of course!). Lunch on the Saturday was very good but it would have been nice to have had more time after the lunch to relax and meet more of the people at the event. And breakfast at 8:00 on a Sunday was far too early for me, and check out at 10:00am is also rather early, leaving me with a feeling of being harrassed and not as relaxed as I would have liked. I guess some of these comments are more down to the event organisers than yourselves and, overall, my stay was very enjoyable.
James N, September 2010: My ensuite single room in Wadham College was just perfect for my brief one night stay in Oxford. It was exceptional value for money with a great breakfast as a bonus. I could not fault it and it fullfilled all my requirements. Highly recommended!
Eleanor Kate T, September 2010: Really fantastic stay - everyone was extremely helpful! Despite being in the centre of Oxford the room was really quiet and the breakfast was delicious. Will be going back again!
Hazel B, September 2010: A wonderful experience
Rose H, September 2010: Very tranquil and atmospheric
Joanna H, September 2010: Loved it - very friendly and atmospheric. Even coffee making facilities, luxurious towels and toiletries supplied in the room. Excellent breakfast in the great hall: everything you could possibly want. Not easy for a disabled person or right for someone wanting ensuite facilities. But I would definitely book again.
Getta S, September 2010: Outstanding experience: Wadham and its quads are quite beautiful. The room was spacious, comfortable and clean. The porters were most helpful. The price made it the best value for money of the colleges I have stayed in so far. I did not have breakfast as I had to leave early.
Dawn T, September 2010: All the staff were particularly helpful and nice. A wonderful and unusual experience.
Terje L, September 2010: I am a bit hesitant to write comments, because I want to keep this fantastic place as a secret for myself and my friends! The fact is however that staying at Wadham College was a true Oxford experience. The first welcome was very friendly, the room was quiet, light and very large (40m2?) and well appointed, with to roomy closets (good for long time stays), two desks, a coffe table and leather chairs and a nice bathroom. The beds were OK, but not first class. The full English breakfast (with lots of cereals, fruits etc also) in the Hall (what an ambience!) was excellent. Add to this that Wadham is located in the middle of everything in Oxford, and the price (much less than half of what a hotel would charge for the same quality), and you need not look any further. One little thing however: If you have made a booking, and want to change your plans, the charge for non-shows are very high!
bart C, September 2010: Really enjoyed the experience! Had a wonderful big room in the old part of the college with view of the dreaming spires of Oxford. I would have loved to have had this room as a student! Also, you cannot be more centrally located than at Wadham College! I felt very welcome as a guest, will certainly come again. Only thing that was not so good was the shower, even though the bathroom looked very new, there was not enough pressure on the water (had room in top floor).
Quentin G, September 2010: As one would expect, it was all first-class . . . whether I shall be back soon depends only on whether my own College lets me down again !
Anya H, September 2010: We had a very enjoyable experience. Great breakfast - so much better than my college days!
A. R, September 2010: A delightful stay in! Would definitely stay again.
Yifeng F, September 2010: Great
Walter R C, September 2010: Excellent accommodation, with a very good breakfast. The college is perfectly located for a visit to Oxford. Parking is difficult, particularly for loading and unloading luggage, but the porters were very helpful in giving advice.
David A, September 2010: real treat
Sam W, September 2010: We had a wonderful stay at Wadham College on 11-12 September. Lovely rooms, warm and friendly welcome, exceptional breakfast and impeccable location. Excellent value for money. The only minor niggle was the shower which was more of a dribble, but the overall standard was excellent and much better than any other college I've stayed at. Thank you!
Mrs Peggy P, September 2010: Good location!
John S, September 2010: Wadham provided an attractive and convenient location for our meeting. The service was always friendly, fast and efficient
Richard G, September 2010: outstanding
Penelope V, September 2010: We greatly enjoyed our stay at Wadham particularly the gardens - and the breakfast. Our only complaint (not one that can be addressed) is that floodlighting is not conducive to sleep.
Sarah B, September 2010: I enjoyed every minute of my stay and was especially grateful for the call at 9 o'clockish to say that I could check out after Nicholas Barber's brunch - very considerate and relaxing! Many thanks to everyone involved. Sarah Backhouse.
Mr J M, September 2010: Our first experience of using a University for accommodation and we were highly satisfied with Wadham and have recommended it to friends.
Stephen S, September 2010: loved it, hope to return
Andrea M, September 2010: I spent some wonderful days at Wadham College, in a nineteenth-century atmosphere. I recommend everyone to live here
Bhaskar T, August 2010: If you could check out later than 10am, that would have been a real bonus!
Catherine R, August 2010: We would recommend Wadham College as an excellent base for a stay in Oxford. The standard of accommodation and breakfast were excellent. Thank you to the porters and kitchen staff for their great welcome and help throughout our stay.
Priscilla A, August 2010: Great location.
Rooms much cleaner than those in hotels charging the same rate.
Mr David G M, August 2010: Friendly staff and the quality of the accomodation in the students room and the atmosphere of the chapel ,dining hall,and gardens in a central location make Wadham a good choice for a stay in Oxford. Could not fully enjoy my visit to Oxford however as the weather was grim.
Javier Gonzalez R, August 2010: Everything was perfect. Thank you very much.
Charlotte S, August 2010: We had a truely memorable three days among the dreaming spires. Our spaceous room with twin beds & ensuite was perfect & breakfast in the Great Hall was brilliant, all the staff were so friendly & helpful. One highlight was the Oxford Shakespears Company's performance of "The Tempest" in the garden of Wadham College (where we were staying), a totally unexpected magical experience.
Tara K, August 2010: Really lovely staff and everyone was very friendly and helpful! Will definitely stay here again if I get to the chance!
Alexandra B, August 2010: Loved every moment of my stay. The beauty of the old college, and breakfasts in the Hall, and "Tempest" performance in the gardens! Thank you, I hope to come back.
Emily S, August 2010: Breakfast was great but finished very early for a Sunday. Many of the party missed out because of such a short window (45 mins).
ANNE H, August 2010: This was a really lovely room, and the breakfast was better than I had recently at a 4 star London hotel.
Maria Marcela M, August 2010: An excellent experience and attention. Thanks very much.
Ariane D, August 2010: We have been staying at Wadham College for four nights in July 2010. Although we travel a lot and are not undemanding, we can safely say that this was a unique experience. For a start, the location of this college is unbeatable, as it is practically on Broad Street, where all the tourists want to go and yet once inside the college grounds, there is peace and quiet. We felt really privileged to be able to wander around the beautiful gardens, with the delicate fragrance of the huge flowering lime trees as an added bonus. Our twin en-suite (staircase 5, room 1 a and b) was very spacious, as shown in the photograph on the web site, very clean and beautifully refurbished with new carpet. It had two desks with chairs, two arm chairs and two dressing rooms (!), and looked out on both the front and back quad, a real treat. Breakfast is served in the spectacular dining hall. A very friendly lady makes you feel welcome and shows you in. She makes sure coffee, tea and toast is brought to your table by the waiters, and ensures that everything runs smoothly and efficiently. The buffet, which is set up where the high table would normally be, is plentiful and offers all the various hot foods, as well as fresh fruit, cheese and cold meats. The croissants taste as if they have been imported straight from France, really delicious. During our stay, there were open air performances of Shakespeare plays in the gardens but this didn't interfere with a good night's sleep as they started and finished quite early. Needless to say, we would stay at Wadham College again. Beats any hotel!
Rebecca S, August 2010: Had a great time, incredibly handy for everything I needed, I will definitely be back.
Susan Rose N, August 2010: I stayed at another college room during the trip and Wadham was the nicer of the two for the better price.
Margaret J, August 2010: Everything was very clean, and nicely prepared when we arrived. Staff were helpful, and the breakfast was lovely. Thank you for a pleasant stay.
Isabel Regina Guerra A, July 2010: The room was very confortable and clean, as well as well furnitured (included table, chest of drawers, closet, and a mini-refrigerator. Good bathroom. The only inconvenience were the 3 very high and staircases that is difficult to climb with big and/heavy bagagges.
Anne Marie B, July 2010: A lovely stay at Wadham college! Quiet, peaceful...with a delicious scent of lime (?) when you arrive. The spacious twin room was great and the full English breakfast marvellous. We'll come back.
Elaine C, July 2010: Room was good. Sharing the bathroom was a little difficult as everyone was getting ready to leave around the same time. Breakfast was great and the ladies serving who explained everything were very helpful and friendly. The college was a nice environment to stay in, even for just a short time. Would recommend it to others.
Carol S, July 2010: Staying at Wadham College was oasis of peace and calm after wandering around Oxford which was very crowded. I loved the garden and the breakfast was one of the best I've had anywhere. The room was spotless and tea and cookies welcoming. Thank you
Wil V, July 2010: The room was a little cramped and given the basic facilities it offered, a little pricey. But other than that, my overall experience was great and I would certainly consider to stay again.
W L H, July 2010: Staff were very welcoming. Breakfast in the hall was a treat. Very pleased, commend unreservedly.
John H, July 2010: Very satisfied
Kathleen P, July 2010: a great way to stay in Oxford; very central, large room, new bathroom and good breakfast (only a bit early)
Miss S.E. H, July 2010: All the Staff were friendly and helpful;excellent breakfasts, plentiful hot water supply and certainly adequate rooms. The 3rd flight of stairs proved rather challenging to us at 70+ and we never did discover whether or not we were meant to make our own beds but this was all part of a most interesting experience.
Jayne H, July 2010: It was a very special 'Oxford' experience to be able to stay in the College accommodation, the College & grounds oozing with character, very central to the town, and the breakfasts were excellent!
Fiona R, July 2010: Exactly what I wanted from staying in an Oxford college. Brilliant.
Lisa S, July 2010: We were thoroughly delighted with the quality of the accomodation, the friendly, helpful attitude of all the college staff we met and the breakfast was wonderful (albeit a little early on a Sunday!). It was very special to see such history so closely and we plan to return next year.
Eva W, July 2010: Had an exquisite stay, thank you. The porters and other staff were highly professional and beyond helpful. The room was beautiful and all was spotlessly clean. The bed could be sturdier (tended to rock when you turn), but I would stay again in a second!
laura F, July 2010: lovely team. and i didnt eat breakfast as only started at 8a.m. and i left every morning for my conference before then. would have been great to have had the option to have brakfast at 7am!
Julie E, July 2010: I will definitely use University-Rooms.com the next time I come to Oxford. And Wadham was perfect for my work at the Bodleian. An excellent experience all around.
Anthony B, July 2010: really enjoyed my stay at Wadham
Mary C, July 2010: Huge room with lots of windows very close to the main entrance. It was newly renovated, very beautiful.
Georgina W, July 2010: staff very friendly.
Dragos C, July 2010: Wadham College is a nice place, not so old as the others and less famous; everything was excellent except for the internet (so complicate to get access!) and the price (100£ per night only to stay in a 2 bed room in an ancient College where the room has basic facilities and it's modern! In All Soul's College a 2 bed room had a small nice library, ancient furniture etc.). The breakfast is copious, but very very good; with a small army of people coming and going to serve you as a prince (a French socialist wouldn't like it). Don't forget to visit the museums (Pitt Rivers and the Natural History Museum at 2 minutes from the College).
elizabeth anne R, July 2010: We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Wadham. The only tiny quibble was that one of the temporary beds was rather unstable. Otherwise the room was excellent and the breakfast too tempting!
john M, July 2010: what a fantastic college-great room great food great service
Mette P, July 2010: We missed the TV a bit, but overall we were impressed and had wonderful stay at Wadham College. The best parts were the atmosphere, the quiet and the breakfast in the wonderfull hall.
Tim H, July 2010: Never penetrated Wadham before and was amused on entering rooms to hear the inimitabkle tones of my friend Colin Dexter in a tent below the window talking to the county's blind. Felt like joining in the applause but forbore! Good gardens, especially the bamboo and how do you get fried eggs to look like that? Taxi booking particularly good and though happy to have been a student down the road very content with a brief stay in Wadham.
Ian D, April 2010: Oxford is a university town, and there's no better way to appreciate it and experience it than by staying at one of the colleges. Our stay at Wadham could not have been better and I give it the highest possible rating in every regard. Our room was large, charming, and very comfortable, with a completely new bathroom. Our large mullioned windows overlooked the very old but immaculate quad courtyard and the window seat gave us a wonderful spot to read our books. The porter and security staff were personable and helpful and the dining staff could not have worked harder to make us feel at home. Having lodged at many locations throughout Great Britain I can confidently say without reservation that the Wadham breakfast experience is the best of its kind. The quality and selection of food surpassed anything we've seen, and the thrill of dining in the beautiful great hall was an experience that we will always treasure! Nice work, Wadham!
Eric M, April 2010: Fantastic experience. Thoroughly recommend it.
Dr. Eric F. F, April 2010: Once again, I'd like to thank you for my very enjoyable stay . The Full English breakfast in the Great Hall comes to mind as a gastronomical highlight. On a more spiritual note, several long walks in your lovely and peaceful gardens afforded the chance to collect one´s thoughts before being swept up in the days workload waiting outside of your comforting and protective walls. One can only envy those who for a large part of the year have these wonderful facilities at their disposal!
Dr. Eric F. Fiedler
Vanessa S, April 2010: It was a very pleasant stay in an excellent location and the traditional setting really made you feel like you were in an old, old city. Breakfast was second to none and the staff were delightful.
K B H, March 2010: The reception staff, and breakfast lady, were exceptionally helpful and courteous. Everything was very good.
Mrs Helen H, March 2010: We really enjoyed our stay, although it was short! We would definitely stay there again. The only suggestion I would make it breakfast is served very early & we didnt make it at 8 am on a Sunday morning!
Daniel E. J, March 2010: Very nice room and great surrounding. Even the breakfast was made special inside the impressive dinning hall.
Julia E, March 2010: The room was very comfortable and the college staff could not have been more helpful.
Johan S, February 2010: My wife and I stayed in what could be described as the honeymoon suite - a large double room with small kitchen. It was splendid. The breakfast is a real treat enjoyed in the magnificent Hall. All the staff were extremely helpful - porters, kitchen staff and management.
This has been the second time we booked a College Room through UNIVERSITY ROOMS - first in Cambridge and now in Oxford. Both experiences were very positive. A brilliant concept, but not necessarily for budget travellers, because the rooms are not that cheap.
Johan P Schoeman, South Africa
Linda A, February 2010: Amazing value for money!
Mr Neil F B, February 2010: We had a fantastic stay at Wadham College and as an ex-Student I would highly recommend staying at an Oxford college which gives a real experience of what it is like to study at Oxford
Stephen M, February 2010: The quality of the room was excellent - it had obviously been recently refurbished but still maintained its historic character. The college green spaces are beautifully maintained. All staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast experience in the dining hall was also excellent, with very friendly staff. This was a great way to experience Oxford.
Berenice S, February 2010: A very enjoyable stay in an extremely spacious room. A little table inbetween the beds would have been very useful.
Simon S, October 2009: A wonderful night in Wadham which took me back to student days elsewhere in Oxford. The great thing is that this experience is now open to everyone. The room was lovely, the college grounds were well kept and full of interest, and breakfast was plentiful. At breakfast I was welcomed very nicely and shown what was where, then shown to a table. To anyone staying in Oxford I'd recommend a student room over a hotel any time, for the experience. Wadham in particular did it very well. Good luck to all who offer and take up this wonderful scheme.
Amanda S, September 2009: Fantastic location, beautiful grounds, delicious breakfast in the very impressive dining hall - I really enjoyed my stay and can't fault it!
Mrs Joline D, August 2009: Very competent staff. Lovely room with two dressing rooms! enormous. enjoy!
jill B, August 2009: We really enjoyed our stay. The twin room was huge and had two ensuites! We would recommend Wadham College to anyone.
Lorraine A, July 2009: Breakast was incredible. To walk into the dining room all laid out for a
meal is breathtaking and the service is excellent. Please pass along our
compliments to the dining room supervisor.
Stayed here for my son's graduation and it was fantastic to be a part
of the University.
Rob B, July 2009: Very pleased with our choice. Wadham is excellently placed for all of Oxfords many facilities and great historical sites, all within walking distance. Breakfast in the dining hall was a treat with attentive service. We were very happy with our room overlooking the quad, and enjoyed the freedom of wandering around the gardens. Appreciate the rooms have recently been redecorated and therefore were not quite as old looking as expected, the only 'drawback' was the light in the bathroom which came on day or night as soon as we walked into it (quite blinding in the early hours). This is not a complaint just an observation, and we would heartily recommend Wadham to anyone wanting to stay in a great setting in the heart of Oxford.
Jan Q, July 2009: I can't comment on the breakfast because I didn't sample it. Everything else was very good, clean and in good repair and the staff were extremely helpful.
Carole S, July 2009: Everyone in the lobby was very very helpful indeed internet, cable, taxi, luggage to room. First class service with thanks.
Mr T G U, July 2009: Our accommodation, large twin en suite room, was excellent in all departments. Furnishings, quality of decor, welcome packs all made for an enjoyable stay in Oxford. Breakfast in Hall provided a varied and satisfying basis for the rigours of daily sightseeing. Would certainly recommend to anyone wanting a "home from home" base for their stay.
Mrs Janet W, July 2009: A friend and I were on a touring holiday, staying at different types of accommodation each night. This was the highlight of the trip - the room was superb and the location lovely, and the staff were very helpful and friendly.
Janet I, July 2009: Great experience with good friendly staff. Super Breakfast !!
Karen L, July 2009: An extremely pleasant overnight stay.
Staff were friendly and welcoming and surroundings were great.
Magnolia K, July 2009: Beautiful accommodation with recently refurbished rooms in a central position
Everyone were very friendly helpful and welcoming.
Fantastic experience. Highly recommended.