Vanbrugh House Hotel Shortlist*

Pristine yet unfussy, this sophisticated B&B near the Oxford Union is handsomely outfitted in natural fabrics, exposed stone and soothing, grey-painted wood panelling. More

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Vanbrugh House Hotel
20–24 St Michael’s Street,
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2EB
England
01865 244622

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Pristine yet unfussy, this sophisticated B&B near the Oxford Union is handsomely outfitted in natural fabrics, exposed stone and soothing, grey-painted wood panelling. David Robinson is the manager. Spread over two buildings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, the inviting bedrooms are individually styled along three themes – Georgian, Eclectic, and Arts and Crafts. Each has a fireplace, hand-crafted furniture, a media hub, and a minibar with fresh milk and complimentary drinks and snacks. Splurge on the best rooms – the Vicarage Suite and the Nicholas Hawksmoor Room – which have a private garden and terrace area. The ‘secret’ garden is one of Oxford’s best kept. Breakfast can be taken there, or in the basement restaurant. Set lunches are served until 2 pm (2 courses £9.95; 3 courses £12.95). Breakfast room, small terrace. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). No background music. Park-and-Ride recommended. Children welcomed. 7 mins’ walk from rail station. 22 bedrooms (1 suitable for disabled). Per room B&B from £114. 2-night min. stay at weekends.

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Vanbrugh House Hotel
20–24 St Michael’s Street,
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2EB

Guest comments

'We stayed on what must have been one of the hottest weekends this year. Very friendly reception, everything in the room explained to us, including where to find the electric fan, Wi-Fi, etc. The room was on the top floor overlooking the Oxford Union; well furnished with two comfortable chairs and a fridge stocked with bottled water, crisps, etc. Shower room a bit cramped. Breakfast on the back patio, nicely cooked eggs Benedict; full English on the second morning. They do light lunches but not dinner, but there are a number of reasonable restaurants nearby. ' - Donald Reid - July, 2016

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