Hawkwell House Hotel by Compass Hospitality

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Michelle Brister
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Why We Love It

  • 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
(6 Member Ratings)
"Lovely setting within easy reach of Oxford. Very friendly, helpful staff"
18. Aug 2017
Thatcham, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is a 15-minute taxi journey from Oxford railway station. Alternatively, take the number 3 bus from the station to Iffley, then walk five minutes to the hotel (total journey of 25 minutes).

Rooms & Rates

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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


  • 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

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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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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Enjoyed This
(6 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hawkwell House Hotel over the past 15 months.
3.7 Ambiance
4.2 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
3.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely setting within easy reach of Oxford. Very friendly, helpful staff
Allison 18. Aug 2017 Thatcham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very welcoming staff.
Lynne 15. Aug 2017 Staines-upon-ThamesStaines, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were polite and food was well cooked. Very handy for Oxford city centre. Buses easily accessible and frequent so saved on driving and looking for parking.
Other Comments
Very basic scruffy room. No upgrade as suggested. Patio door lock jammed shut so no air or open window overnight. We mended it ourselves. Phone call at 12.15 am saying our disabled bathroom alarm was triggered. They had the wrong room !! Breakfast a fiasco. Took 45 minutes. They did refund this but time wasted enjoying our weekend. Too busy and understaffed.
Wendy 26. Jul 2017 Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff
Other Comments
Hotel was comfortable but in my opinion it is not 4* as the rooms don't have air conditioning and the outside was not as well kept as it could have been.
Christopher 20. Jun 2017 ALDERSHOT, United Kingdom

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