Hawkwell House Hotel by Compass Hospitality

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This 19th-century manor-house hotel is two miles from Oxford city centre
  • Attractions such as Cotswold Wildlife Park and Blenheim Palace are within a 30-minute drive
  • Rooms and suites have free Wi-Fi; some have 4-poster beds
  • The hotel has an on-site restaurant and bar

Enjoyed This
"Comfortable room, nice toiletries, 2 bottles of water - staff helpful"
11. Sep 2018 - Nottingham, United Kingdom
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This refined manor-house hotel was built in the early 19th century. Once the home of famous polar explorer Francis Howard Bickerton, it is in a peaceful location near Oxford, and within easy reach of attractions such as Blenheim Palace and Cotswold Wildlife Park.

Central Oxford is a 10-minute drive away (note there are access restrictions in the city centre) or a 20-minute bus ride from the village of Iffley, a 5-minute walk from the hotel. The hotel is also a pleasant 40-minute walk from the city, along the River Thames. The 12th-century St Mary's Church -- one of the UK's finest examples of Romanesque architecture -- is within a 10-minute walk of the hotel. As well as its famous "dreaming spires", Oxford's attractions include the Ashmolean Museum's collection of art and archaeology, and the Bodleian Library. Other area attractions include Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, which is a 25-minute drive from the hotel, and Cotswold Wildlife Park, which is a half-hour drive away.

Each of the hotel's 77 comfortable rooms and suites has free Wi-Fi, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and complimentary hot chocolate and biscuits. Upgraded and family rooms include extra sitting and sleeping areas, with larger suites including 4-poster beds or whirlpool tubs, iPod docks and laptop safes. There are three wheelchair-adapted rooms, and a further 15 boutique, contemporary rooms in the nearby Elm House, which can be hired separately for large groups.

Breakfast and dinner are served in the hotel's relaxed Iffley Blue restaurant. There's also a bar serving food throughout the day, a terrace, a lounge, a conservatory, and meeting, banqueting and event spaces.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Cot available upon request, free of charge, for children 2 or under.
Extra bed not available for older children and adults.

Extra child aged 12 and under allowed in Family Room only, free of charge. Meals not included.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £20 per pet per day.

Small pets allowed only.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(8 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hawkwell House Hotel over the past 15 months.
3.6 Ambiance
4.3 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.0 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
staff particularly in the restaurant ( serving cream tea) were kind and helpful
Janet 20. Nov 2018 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable room, nice toiletries, 2 bottles of water - staff helpful
Other Comments
Cleaning could be better
Barry 11. Sep 2018 Nottingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very comfortable bed. Lovely room.
Nina 03. Sep 2018 Saint Leonards-on-sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room looked lovely despite the broken blind and no hot water in the shower and it was a bright airy place.
Other Comments
Service was appalling, problems with the room and took 30mins for them to sort the cream tea as they don’t know how there own system works. We had to leave in the end without it. Also they served instant coffee despite there being a full coffee machine behind the bar that we never saw used! Slow and ineffective as a staff. Queues for 40 mins just to check out!
Hayley 16. Jul 2018 Sleaford, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Pleasant stay in a nice location convenient for Oxford . Our room hadn't been made up when we entered it but we were given a complimentary cream tea as an a apology
Beverly 04. Jul 2018 Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Lovely setting but first morning breakfast was chaotic nobody knew what was going no menu presented had to ask and ask other 2mornings someone stepped in and explained what was what. The bedroom don't know if it was an upgrade we needed a fridge for my husband s medication was in the attic the heat generated by the heat wave was unbearable
Anna-Nel 30. Jun 2018 Bridgend, United Kingdom

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