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
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  • Clean and Tidy
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  • 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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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 College356 m
  • Christ Church Cathedral389 m
  • Modern Art Oxford0.4 km
  • Museum of Oxford0.5 km
  • Carfax Tower0.6 km
  • Covered Market0.7 km
  • University Church of St Mary the Virgin0.7 km
  • Oxford Castle0.7 km
  • University of Oxford Botanic Garden0.8 km
  • Radcliffe Square0.8 km
  • Bodleian Library0.8 km
  • Museum of the History of Science0.8 km



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, 0.6 km 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 10.9 km from Oxford Kidlington. Head of the River is 22.5 km from Brize Norton.

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

  • KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Head of the River in Oxford and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Head of the River and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Head of the River.

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Distance to city centre

0.6 km

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