Head of the River

Head of the River

1 Folly Bridge, Oxford, OX1 4LB, United Kingdom
+44 186 572 1600

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Head of the River
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About Head of the River

  • Inn Room
    Room at a smaller hotel or guest house
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Located a short walk from Oxford Railway Station, Head of the River provides guests with an ideal base while in Oxford. It offers free Wi-Fi and a garden, and is an easy stroll from Christ Church and Oxford and Cherwell Valley College.

All the rooms at Head of the River provide a coffee maker, plus all the necessities for an enjoyable stay. They are also equipped with a shower and a telephone.

Head of the River Inn Oxford is within walking distance of the Oxford Castle, the Bodleian Library and the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. There are a range of dining, shopping and nightlife options a stone's throw away.

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Rooms available at Head of the River

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£119 totalAgoda.com
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£121 totalKAYAK

Amenities at Head of the River

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
  • Coffee machine
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner


  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower
  • Private bathroom


  • River view
  • Family rooms
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Roll-in shower
  • No smoking
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs


  • Electric kettle
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine


  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden

Services and conveniences

  • Key card access
  • Bottle of water


  • Iron and ironing board


  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Kids meals

Reviews of Head of the River

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Pros:The breakfast was really good and you could have as much as you wanted.


1 Folly Bridge, Oxford, OX1 4LB

What's nearby

  • Christ Church College389 yd
  • Christ Church Cathedral426 yd
  • Modern Art Oxford0.3 mi
  • Museum of Oxford0.3 mi
  • Carfax Tower0.4 mi
  • Covered Market0.4 mi
  • University Church of St Mary the Virgin0.4 mi
  • Oxford Castle0.5 mi
  • University of Oxford Botanic Garden0.5 mi
  • Radcliffe Square0.5 mi
  • Bodleian Library0.5 mi
  • Museum of the History of Science0.5 mi



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Head of the River

  • Head of the River is located at 1 Folly Bridge, 0.4 miles from the centre of Oxford. Christ Church College is the closest landmark to Head of the River.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Head of the River.

  • Yes, Head of the River offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Head of the River is 6.8 miles from Oxford Kidlington. Head of the River is 14 miles from Brize Norton.

  • Yes, Head of the River is a pet-friendly hotel.

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0.4 mi

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