Bed and breakfast & Self Catering Accommodation in Oxford University Colleges

Not just for students - anyone can stay!

  • A unique backstage pass providing an opportunity to stay in historic Oxford college room accommodation.
  • These bed and breakfast (B&B) and self catering rooms in central Oxford are a brilliant alternative to cheap Oxford hotels whilst providing the colleges with revenue to contribute to the upkeep of the famous buildings.
  • Trace the footsteps of Gandhi, Bill Clinton or the 25 British Prime Ministers who have passed through Oxford's colleges; eat in the college hall, wander through the college's gardens or take a punt along the river followed by a drink in the college bar.
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Bed and breakfast & Self Catering Accommodation in Oxford University Colleges

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    "It was a thrill and a pleasure to stay at beautiful Keble College, Oxford. It was conveniently located for all the sights of the city and the university. The Museum of Natural History was just across the road! We had a room facing into the quadrangle which proved very quiet. This, combined with a very comfortable bed, ensured a good night's sleep. We liked that the all the windows (3 in the room and 1 in the ensuite) could be opened to allow a fresh breeze into the room, which was much appreciated as it was very warm weather when we were there. There is a small fridge in the room which was useful too. The bed linen and towels were top quality, as were the toiletries provided (shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, small bar of soap and a shower cap). There was a huge desk (essential for the students normally in residence), a desk chair, a comfortable easy chair, a kettle, ample supplies of tea, coffee, milk, hot chocolate, biscuits and bottled water. A phone was available for use, if required (fee). There was no TV, which was fine by us. WIFI was available but was very slow - possibly something to do with being in Oxford at the height of the summer (full of tourists!!). There was only one bedside table, which was a bit inconvenient, seeing that it was a large queen sized bed. Those with limited mobility should enquire if there is ground floor accommodation - our room was on the second floor. There are no lifts, and no assistance, which may be a problem for some people. Breakfast was in a vast dining hall in a separate wing, across the quadrangle. There was a huge selection to choose from: Beverages: tea, coffee, fruit juice, water, all served at the table by students; you were able to help yourself to fresh fruit salad, yoghurts, cereals, fresh fruits, varieties of toast and assorted spreads, Danish pastries, croissants, or ask for hot food served from the bain marie: eggs - fried or scrambled, bacon, sausages, baked beans, hash browns, mushrooms. A veritable feast! We were free to walk around the college grounds, including the chapel where, instead of stained glass windows there were most beautiful mosaics of religious scenes. We felt most privileged to have stayed in this unique college!" Mrs Pauline H
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    "Perfect. I am a foreigner and first time visitor to Oxford. In that the room and all aspects of the hospitality were precisely as advertised (in the best way possible!), this was as fine an accommodation experience as I've had anywhere in the world. Thank-you and I will certainly stay at St Hugh's again when I next visit my daughter. Truly yours, -Bob Kusyk" Mr Robert K
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    "Excellent in every respect. I would unhesitatingly recommend it and will use it again (subject to availability, which is during the summer) and wish I could have stayed longer. It is particularly suitable for anybody who needs to do writing or preparation during their visit because that site includes fast broadband. The comfort and standard of the en-suite study bedroom was high, the cleanliness was exemplary and it was easy to sit down and get going. The catering was of a very high standard - moreso than many of the hotels I've stayed in. The hours of opening fit well with anyone doing academic or related work, but there is no difficulty finding food nearby or in the city if those hours don't suit. The porters were particularly knowledgable and helpful. The beautiful gardens and riverside setting were an unexpected treat. The booking system worked smoothly too, and I would use it again for other destinations. " Ms Denise S

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