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“A most pleasant and relaxing break in Oxford”
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Acorn Guest House
Ranked #23 of 85 Oxford B&B and Inns
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Possibly the best guest house in the area. Friendly welcome, lovely clean room and so convenient for a short break in Oxford. My little spaniel loves it here, the bus service is excellent and stops very close to the Acorn at Magdalen Road. The buffet style breakfast is more than adequate and access to your room is available at all times throughout the day. Kate and Henry, the hosts,are most accommodating to your needs and really make your stay with them a pleasure. There is a lovely, friendly 'Labradoodle' dog, Annie, who is very gentle and kind,just like her owner. Thank you Kate and Henry for yet another lovely stay with you, I will be back.

Room Tip: There are good single rooms at the front of the house, but traffic noise is not a problem
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Weekend staying in a double ensuite overlooking the garden at the back. Very clean and with all the little extras that make for a good stay - free wifi, tea and coffee making facilities (and biscuits!), shower gel, hand soap,etc. Good continental breakfast with lots of choice. Easy access to city centre and the local shops and restaurants in Magdalen and Cowley Roads.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Room was cosy and comfortable, bathroom and wardrobe quaint, but very clean.
Breakfast was continental but plentiful, its what we eat for breakfast every day so suited us.
Parking is very important as there isn't very much public parking in Oxford, so we were very lucky to find Acorn guest house, as it fulfilled all our needs.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I stayed with my father while visiting Oxford for a music festival. Kate was extremely welcoming and accommodating. Lovely twin room, with plenty of space. Very clean room, essentials / useful items included (shower gel, soap, hairdryer, free wifi, tea,coffee,hot choc, mini fridge, tv) Great breakfast with loads of choice! Off road parking available on a first come first serve basis but plenty of room when we were there. Located on a busy road but I would not see it as a problem. I would definitely recommend and stay again if visiting Oxford. Easy to get in to the city centre on foot or bus.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Our room was clean but bathroom very small behind a very flimsy louvred door. Shower weak and water took a long time to drain. Our room faced the road and despite double glazing the noise a of the road could be heard. Breakfast​ was continental style with cereal, fruit, small selection of cheese and cold meat. There was a toaster with 2 types of bread and a couple of muffins. The guest house is near bus stop where it's a short ride into town.

Stayed: May 2017
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice and the owners are very friendly good location for town centre.Had a brilliant sleep room clean and tidy was at back of house and was very quiet . Down from Scotland for a weekend would really come back here .

Stayed: April 2017
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is by far the finest accommodation I have found. Affordable and very friendly, I took my little Cavalier KC spaniel, 'Dixie' with me and we both thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Kate and Henry at The Acorn. The room was excellent and most comfortable for us with tea and coffee making facilities and a Television.
Breakfast is a leisurely meal with an abundance of fresh coffee and a good self service buffet.The kindness and consideration shown to us was much appreciated and the location is ideal. there are bus stops almost at the door with a frequent service to and from the city, so I had no need to use my car. A short walk takes you to Aston's Eyot and 'the 'kidneys', an area of scrub and woodland,where wild flowers abound. Ideal for a stroll with a dog. For a slightly longer walk,(about a mile) take Fairacre Road to Meadow Lane and cross the river at Donnington Bridge.The gentle walk along the towpath takes you to the city in around twenty minutes, From there the number 3 bus will get you back to your 'oasis' at the Acorn. I thoroughly recommend this accommodation for a stay in Oxford and will certainly return later in the year. Thank you Kate and Henry for a most enjoyable break.

Room Tip: My single room was on the first floor at the front of the hotel and I was not disturbed by traffic n...
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Acorn Guest House

Address: 260 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Oxford
Price Range: $75 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kate and Henry have been running Acorn since March 2006, when they moved back to Oxford from St. Andrews to be close to family. ​ Acorn has eight rooms, ranging from singles with a shared bathroom to larger en suite twin and double rooms. Room prices range from £45 to £110 per night and include a generous continental breakfast. ​ Acorn offers free WiFi throughout and off-street parking (subject to availability). There is also unrestricted parking in adjacent streets. ​ There is a frequent direct bus service to and from the city centre, or it is an approx. twenty minute walk. ​ Annie the dog is a popular member of staff. ... more   less 
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