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Hawkwell House Hotel by Compass Hospitality

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Why We Love It

  • A good-value, 19th-century country-house hotel in the Cotswolds, near Oxford 
  • It's two miles from Oxford city centre, near to attractions such as Cotswolds Wildlife Park
  • Spacious, family- and wheelchair-friendly rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi; some rooms have 4-poster beds
  • The hotel has an on-site restaurant and bar, and includes free parking and a full English breakfast

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Map & Directions

Driving from London, follow the M40 northwest towards Oxford. It takes roughly an hour and costs £10-£14 in petrol. Parking is free at the hotel. You can also reach the hotel in 58 minutes by train from London Paddington Station. Once in Oxford, take a bus (Oxford Bus Company or Stagecoach UK) to Iffley and then walk 5 minutes to the hotel - the journey costs £31-£33 and takes approximately an hour and 15 minutes. A bus from Marylebone Station to Oxford takes an extra 15 minutes and costs £12-£17.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Hawkwell House Hotel is a good-value, refined country-house hotel built in the early 19th century. Once the home of famous polar explorer Francis Howard Bickerton, it is in a peaceful location in the Cotswolds, near Oxford and attractions such as Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Wildlife Park.

Oxford city centre is a 6-minute drive or a 20-minute bus ride from the quaint village of Iffley, a 4-minute walk from the hotel. The hotel is also a pleasant 39-minute walk from the city, along the scenic River Iffley. The 12th-century St Mary’s Church -- one of the UK's finest examples of Romanesque architecture -- is within a 1-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 Mediaeval Bodleian Library. Other area attractions include Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, which is a 19-minute drive from the hotel (or a 53-minute bus ride), and Cotswold Wildlife Park, which is within a half-hour’s drive of the hotel.

Each of the hotel's 77 comfortable rooms and suites has a flat-screen TV with Freeview, free Wi-Fi, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and complimentary hot chocolate and biscuits. The newly refurbished rooms in the separate building ‘Elm House’ also come with SKY channels. 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. A complimentary full English breakfast is included with the price.

The hotel's relaxed Iffley Blue restaurant has skylights and stripped wooden floors. There's also a bar, a terrace, a lounge, a conservatory, and meeting, banqueting and event spaces.

Amenities

General

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

Services

  • 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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

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

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • 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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

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

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children under 2 stay free of charge, on request, when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Infant cot/crib available, free of charge. upon request and subject to availability.
Extra beds are not available for older children and adults.

Pets: Small pets are allowed on request and in some rooms and will be charged at £20 per night. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

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 24 hours

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Hawkwell House Hotel by Compass Hospitality

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