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Somerville College

Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD, England
+44 1865 270600
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Very convenient for North Oxford

We stayed in the new ROQ rooms in a twin bedded room with ensuite bathroom. Only a few years old so... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Normal Buildings

Doesn't compare, architecturally to the other colleges on Oxford. But some nice history in regards... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
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Founded in 1879, this was one of the first women's colleges in Oxford, and has remained an all-women's school until 1994 when the first men arrived as undergraduates.
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  • Average5%
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Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD, England
+44 1865 270600
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the new ROQ rooms in a twin bedded room with ensuite bathroom. Only a few years old so up-to-date furniture and decor. Room clean and the beds were comfortable! Staff were very friendly and helpful. We had full English breakfast in Hall...More

Thank Romo1947
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Doesn't compare, architecturally to the other colleges on Oxford. But some nice history in regards to the womans rights towards education.

Thank Metropolitan_Man
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Somerville College is probably best known as the alma mater of the first female Prime Ministers of the UK and India. That said there is little recognition here of either of them save the Margaret Thatcher Centre which is little more than a lobby with...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Unless you're one of the comparatively few young men and women who gains a place to study at one of Oxford University's thirty-eight constituent Colleges, then what goes on behind the heavy wooden doors of the ornate gatehouse will forever remain a mystery .... a...More

Thank Prickles1
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Although this wasn't mentioned when I was booking,there was an option to buy breakfast as an extra but it's brunch, i.e. not till 11am, at the weekend so it was just as well I'd taken a box of muesli, some fruit and a frozen pint...More

1  Thank Christine B
Reviewed 21 August 2016

On one edge of Oxford, about a 10-15 minute easy walk from the heart of Univ of Oxford landmarks, this historic college--the first to admit women--is what you would expect from modern day Oxford. A great mix of old (dining halls/kitchen) and new (student dorms...More

1  Thank rnarisetti
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Somerville college oxford university. were the writer Vera Brittain (1914) Testament Of Youth went to university. Originally an all woman college of just 12 woman. Now mixed collage and quite large. Its FREE here is my periscope, it had over 1000 live viewers, the most...More

Thank Jane Y
Reviewed 26 July 2016

in This Dining Hall was the Final Dinner for all the Participants of the Conference about 300 scientists. The Hall is full with Oil Paintings for famouse figures who studied in this College one painting was for Mrs Tatcher .(PM).

1  Thank 989lailab
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Just beside the Radcliff observatory and mathematical institute this college is a mixture of old and new tradition and architecture. One of lovely place to stay for your academic visit to Oxford.

Thank Soutrik R
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Stayed here during the University Open Days in July. My room was in a new (award winning) building with en-suite facilities. It was clean, comfortable and well located, just a few minutes walk from the city centre. There were kitchens where you could cook a...More

2  Thank Elizabeth P
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