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85% would recommend it to a friend
A very comfortable and clean little hotel, right in the middle of Oxford.
The winding staircase up to reception might be a bit daunting to some, especially if you have a heavy suitcase.
But all I need to do was ask for help, and it was given immediately with a smile!
Fine, a little expensive and can be noisy as it is on Broad St, but very nice room.
The entrance is up some winding steep stairs, so could be a problem for anyone with mobility issues. Overall good though
Amazingly perfect location on Broad Street overlooking Balliol College.
If you want to be in the centre of things then this is it..
Great central location.
Perfectly adequate for a night though room a bit like student accommodation. Tiny ensuite but clean.
great staff, great position
very good staff, especially Vicky, who was on reception the day I departed.
Will stay again.
Location is excellent (although a bit hard to find after dark).
Room very comfortable. Room overlooking Balliol College frontage; Noisy due to numbers of young people enjoying the space on a warm September evening. Not the Buttery's making, but worth considering if you want a quiet night. Breakfast choice apparently constrained by listed building status, but perfectly adequate.
Everything is superb at the Buttery.
All the staff are attentive, helpful, and very friendly and standard of cleanliness superb. I would give this experience the top rating but for the fact I stayed in a noisy room. It was at the top of the stairs into the hotel and near the public toilet and also where the staff assemble in the morning. The housemaid was talking outside my room to other staff early on Saturday morning. I could also at times hear every word spoken form the reception staff answering the phone, or speaking to customers. I would stay here again and recommend it to you but avoid the room at the top of the stairs.
City break for graduation
Lovely stay, in the centre of town.
Close to everything you need in the centre of town. Breakfast was lovely, fresh and prompt service. Lots of steep stairs though so may not but suitable if mobility is a problem
The Buttery, Oxford
We were allocated the room right by reception.
The bins were not emptied from the previous occupants and they money was taken upfront and we realised why after the nights stay. The room, which was noisy to say the least. We could hear every conversation taking place. After 7pm the doorball had to be rung to gain entry, so every single person whatever hour was heard coming through the door. In the morning when staff arrived, we heard the door alarm going off twice. For breakfast we opted for scrambled eggs on toast. The eggs were cooked in the microwave and were the whitest, most cheapest eggs you have ever seen, along with the cheapest, none flavoursome toast. Quite dissapointed. Thankfully it was only one night. Won't be recommending to anybody.
A guesthouse with a good location
I felt the accommodation was simple and it was adequate for a very short stay.
It is in an extremely convenient location, which was the main reason for selecting the hotel. Due to the nature of the building, the hotel does not have a lift and the stairs are quite steep and narrow. The entrance involves climbing a flight of stairs to reach reception along with carrying luggage. Staff were courteous and offered assistance with luggage once I had checked in. There were tea and coffee making facilities in the room and a hair dryer. There was not a full length mirror in the room and the over bath shower was a bit temperamental. I was traveling on work related activity and the desk space was limited, cramped and with no desk light or adjustable chair. During my stay it was very hot weather and the room extremely hot. The old building seemed to generate and retain heat. I certainly did not need the thick duvet!The room air conditioning was a mobile free standing unit with a hose venting out of a window. It was not very effective as the window had to be left open to vent it. Unfortunately at the time of my stay there was scaffolding erected outside my room window. Therefore I was not comfortable leaving the window open or on a flimsy latch. Although the Oxford streets were extremely busy, my room was located to the rear of the hotel and was very quiet. The breakfast was served in the back room of the cafe and was fairly standard and adequate. I was pleased to see porridge on the menu!