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Magpie Lane House (Oriel College), Oxford

University residence

Ideally located for visiting the city centre and University colleges, just 45 metres off High Street, and walking distance from River Thames, Magpie Lane House offers characterful accommodation comprising of two en-suite bedrooms and a flat. All bedrooms offer private shower rooms and the flat in addition has its own sitting room and kitchen.

Smoking is not permitted in the house and pets are not allowed.

No Stag and Hen parties accepted.

Check in: 14:00 (2:00pm) Onwards (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check out: 00:00 (12:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

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Based on 24 reviews
Magpie Lane House (Oriel College), Oxford

4.3 5 0.5

The room was very clean. The check-in was easy and the fact it was only a short walk from the college to Magpie Lane House, made it even easier. Unsure if the booklet of info left in the room needs updating but it stated that vouchers would be left for breakfast in Quod Restaurant for speedbo...

Magpie Lane House (Oriel College), Oxford

4.5 5 0.5

Staying at Magpie House was great. The location is excellent and the room was comfortable. For the price, it would be great if breakfast was included. Overall would definitely stay again, and the Oriel College porters were friendly.

Magpie Lane House (Oriel College), Oxford

4.8 5 0.5

For a special event, such as a graduation, it would be well worth the cost. Note that; the bedroom staircase is quite steep and windy, albeit with an excellent rope bannister, but it might not suit the very infirm.

Magpie Lane House (Oriel College), Oxford

4.2 5 0.5

The porters were very welcoming. Very good experience in a real university atmosphere. Perfect location to visit Oxford.

Magpie Lane House (Oriel College), Oxford

5.0 5 0.5

Excellent and well-appointed flat. I have used it on a number of separate occasions whilst studying at SBS.

Magpie Lane House (Oriel College), Oxford

4.8 5 0.5

Great place. Have stayed a number of times this year.

Magpie Lane House (Oriel College), Oxford

4.5 5 0.5

It was a unique memorable experience 😊

Magpie Lane House (Oriel College), Oxford

4.5 5 0.5

The porters are excellent!

Magpie Lane House (Oriel College), Oxford

3.8 5 0.5

Comfortable room

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Facilities & information


14th century buildings

No parking

No smoking

Historic property


Free broadband access (wifi)


24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Hair dryers

Electric heating


Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Arrival information and directions

Address: 3 Magpie Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OxfordOX1 4ES, United Kingdom

It is kindly asked that you do not arrive before check-in, as your bedroom will not be ready. On arrival please report to the Porters' Lodge at the main College entrance on Oriel Square. After check-in, you will be directed to your accommodation.  Guests are asked to handle their own luggage. The Lodge is manned 24hrs a day.

Travel directions:

By Air: From Heathrow Airport (40 miles) and Gatwick airport (75 miles) there are direct coach services to Oxford.

By Rail: There is a direct service from London Paddington and from Birmingham New Street.

By Car: From London – M40 or A40, Birmingham – M40 or A34, Swindon and Bath – A420, and Cheltenham – A40.

Regretfully there is NO parking at the College. There are park-and-ride services on the city outskirts.

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