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Balliol College, Oxford

University residence
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Free WiFi
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Main Entrance Balliol College
Main Entrance Balliol College
Main Entrance Balliol College
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The Front Quad
The Front Quad
The Front Quad
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College Hall
College Hall
College Hall
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The Grand Hall
The Grand Hall
The Grand Hall
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Single en suite bedroom Jowett Walk
Single en suite bedroom Jowett Walk
Single en suite bedroom Jowett Walk
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Standard bedroom Broad Street
Standard bedroom Broad Street
Standard bedroom Broad Street
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En suite bedroom Broad Street
En suite bedroom Broad Street
En suite bedroom Broad Street
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The Jowett Walk Building
The Jowett Walk Building
The Jowett Walk Building
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Chapel Passage
Chapel Passage
Chapel Passage
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Entrance to the Fellows Garden
Entrance to the Fellows Garden
Entrance to the Fellows Garden
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Fellows Garden
Fellows Garden
Fellows Garden
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Old Common Room Library above
Old Common Room Library above
Old Common Room Library above
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The Great Hall
The Great Hall
The Great Hall
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The Oriel Window of the Master's Lodgings
The Oriel Window of the Master's Lodgings
The Oriel Window of the Master's Lodgings
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Main Entrance
Main Entrance
Main Entrance
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The Buttery Bar
The Buttery Bar
The Buttery Bar
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Front Quad
Front Quad
Front Quad

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Overview

As one of the oldest colleges of Oxford University founded in 1263, Balliol is situated in the heart of Oxford, in Broad Street, ideally located for visiting the University, its Colleges, Museums, Theatres, or just for shopping.

Standard Bedrooms are available on the main College site, in buildings ranging in age from the 1720 to 1968, having been built by Henry Keene (1759), Basevi (1826), Warren (1915), Salvin (1853) and Beard (1968).

The ensuite rooms at Jowett Walk, a 5 minute walk from the main College site, were built between 1996 and 2005 on the Master's Field (Sports ground). The architect was Sir Richard MacCormac.

All the rooms are used during term by students.  They are not equipped to a five star standard but are provided with bed linen, towels, a welcome hospitality pack, and tea and coffee making facilities.

The accommodation offers the opportunity to experience a stay in one of Oxford's oldest colleges in rooms that are full of history built around the Garden Quad, or sports field.  These rooms have been occupied by famous Old Members including Prime Ministers Harold Macmillan, Herbert Asquith and Edward Heath, poet Matthew Arnold and writer Graham Greene.

Your Scout (Housekeeping) will service your room on a daily basis.  The accommodation is centrally heated and most radiators can be controlled individually using the thermostat control. 

A guide to the College is available from the Porters' Lodge.


Check in: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 00:00 (12:00am) (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check out: 06:00 (6:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)



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I have stayed at Balliol College numerous times during my post graduate studies at Oxford and I was never disappointed. The college atmosphere was magnificent, the meals were outstanding, and the room was completely satisfactory.

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I loved my stay at Balliol College. It gave me a real feel of Oxford that I wouldn't have got staying in a hotel. The gardens are beautiful and it was like being in an oasis in the middle of town.

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Really enjoyable stay. Staff extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend staying at Balliol and would stay again on future visits to Oxford.

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Service in Balliol College is very good and staff is courteous and pleasant. Thank you for nice stay at Oxford.

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I really enjoyed staying in Oxford. The buildings were much more beautiful than I expected.

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Had a wonderful experience and a thrill to stay at Bailliol. Everyone most helpful.

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This was absolutely perfact! I'll certainly be using your website again!

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Exellent experience, I will do this again and promote it to others.

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Perfectly perfect! Hoping I can be the member one day!

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Facilities & information

Summary

13th century buildings (or older)

20th century buildings

21st century buildings

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No smoking

Historic property

Facilities

Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Luggage storage

Linen included

Towels included

Central heating

Food

Bar

Recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses

Gardens

Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Arrival information & directions

Address: Balliol College, Broad Street, Oxford, OxfordOX1 3BJ, United Kingdom

Check In: From 2pm - 12am Check Out: By 10am

On arrival, report to the Porters' Lodge (located at the main entrance to the college) you will be given a key and directed to your room(s).  It is generally possible to leave some bags at the Porters' Lodge if your arrival time is before 2 pm and your room isn't ready.

The College's Main Porters' Lodge and entrance is situated on Broad Street, opposite the Tourist Information Office. It is about a 10 minute walk from the railway station (taxis are available outside) and 5 minutes from the Gloucester Green bus and coach station.

Regretfullycar parking is not available at Balliol College.

For information on getting to Oxford, see the Visitor Information section of the website.

All guests are asked to treat college staff and property with respect, and conduct themselves in a manner befitting an historic academic institution, bearing in mind students and tutors may be working and living on site. If, having read the information below, you are unsure about arrival or travel recommendations, see the visitor information section of the Balliol website.

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