Oxford, United Kingdom

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 attractions such as Cotswolds Wildlife Park
  • Spacious, family- & wheelchair-friendly rooms & suites with free Wi-Fi; some rooms have 4-poster beds
  • The hotel has an on-site restaurant & bar, & includes free parking & a full English breakfast


Map & Directions

If driving from London, follow the M40 northwest towards Oxford. The journey takes roughly an hour and costs £10-£14 in petrol, and parking is free at the hotel. You can also reach the hotel by train from London Paddington Station, with trains departing hourly and taking 58 minutes. When you arrive in Oxford, take a bus (either the Oxford Bus Company or Stagecoach UK) to Iffley and then walk five minutes to the hotel -- the journey costs £31-£33 and takes approximately an hour and 16 minutes. A bus from Marylebone Station to Oxford takes an extra 15 minutes and costs £12-£17, with buses departing every 12 minutes.

Rooms & Rates

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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 62 comfortable rooms and suites has a flat-screen TV with Sky news and Freeview, 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. 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.



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


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

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking

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.


Checkout: Standard checkout time: 10.30am

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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-out time is 10.30am

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Up to 2 children 1 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 10 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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