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Somerville College, Oxford

University residence

Somerville College is situated on the north side of Oxford and offers an oasis of tranquillity on the edge of the bustling city centre, which is only a 10-minute stroll away, making this an ideal base from which to explore.

Please be aware that the University of Oxford are at present redeveloping the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter site adjacent to the ROQ East & West Guest accommodation buildings in college, therefore there will be disruption on a daily basis between 8am and 6pm over the next few months while these construction/building works are in place.

Offering a clean and comfortable place to stay in well-appointed double and single ensuite accommodation, as well as standard accommodation with shared facilities to suit most budgets. All rooms are provided with bed linen, towels, toiletries and hospitality trays.

Parking - Please note Somerville has no car parking facilities.

Housekeeping - Rooms are serviced on a daily basis by college scouts.

Laundry - Unfortunately laundry facilities are not available to B & B guests.

Hen & Stag Parties are not permitted out of respect for other guests.

Check in: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 23:30 (11:30pm) (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check out: 07:00 (7:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

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Top facilities

Free WiFi

Breakfast included


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Based on 276 reviews
Somerville College, Oxford

4.8 5 0.5

I really enjoyed my stay at Somerville College. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean, comfortable and equipped with everything one might need for a short stay. The College is very well-located with easy access to all the central places in Oxford. My only minor negative exper...

Somerville College, Oxford

4.8 5 0.5

It was wonderful to be on campus, close to the rich history of the university and only some 12 minutes away on foot from the train station. The room and the shared (with two other rooms) bathroom facility were sparkling clean and the bed was comfortable enough. It is a great value for money and...

Somerville College, Oxford

3.8 5 0.5

A peaceful stay in the heart of oxford. Pleased to be supporting the College rather than a faceless corporate giant. Friendly lodge staff, clean facilities and a comfortable bed to sleep in. Competitively priced for Oxford. Thankyou.

Somerville College, Oxford

4.6 5 0.5

The rooms were clean and well serviced. It was really great there was a fan in the room. The food was nice, but there was no alternative to dairy milk/yoghurt available, which was rather disappointing.

Somerville College, Oxford

4.8 5 0.5

An excellent first experience of staying in an Oxford College. Basic student rooms as expected, but spotless, quiet and a great location. Can’t fault it, and very reasonable price.

Somerville College, Oxford

4.8 5 0.5

The location is very good, it's a nice quiet place with a beautiful garden.

Somerville College, Oxford

4.3 5 0.5

Good convenient location The bed was very soft

Somerville College, Oxford

4.8 5 0.5

Superb value for money in lovely surroundings

Somerville College, Oxford

5.0 5 0.5

Very comfortable, clean and quiet.

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Facilities & information


19th century buildings

20th century buildings

21st century buildings

Breakfast included

Public parking nearby (free)

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No parking

No smoking


Historic property


Free broadband access (wifi)

No luggage storage

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Central heating


Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)


Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Arrival information and directions

Address: Somerville College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OxfordOX2 6HD, United Kingdom

On arrival please report to the Porter's Lodge to check-in.


By Car: Unfortunately, Somerville does not have any parking on site which can be offered to conference delegates, guests, or visitors. There is a park and ride facilities on the outskirts of the City and parking in St. Giles is on a pay and display basis.

To avoid the city centre, come into Oxford via the A40 northern ring road and take the A4144 Woodstock Road south for about two miles.  Somerville is on the right just before you reach the city centre and the merge onto St Giles.

By Train: The city is around 1 hour's journey from London Paddington and Birmingham New Street stations. There is also easy access from most other directions. Oxford railway station is approximately 15 minutes' walk from Somerville. There is a taxi rank at the station.

By Coach: Gloucester Green coach station is approximately 10 minutes' walk from the College. There is a taxi rank in Gloucester Greenmarket square, next to the coach station.

By Air: Heathrow and Gatwick airport.

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