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"This is an amazingly convenient hotel housed in what was a bookstore 200 years ago. I was about a 5 minute walk to the Ashmolean Museum, and an 8 minu ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 09 Jul 2018

Hotel Description

4-star guest house near University of Oxford

City center stay

At this Oxford City Centre guesthouse, you'll be well placed to visit New Theatre Oxford and Bodleian Library, both steps away. University of Oxford and Ashmolean Museum are also within half a mile (1 km).

Restaurant, coffee shop

This guesthouse features a restaurant, a coffee shop, and free WiFi in public areas. There's a fireplace in the lobby and multilingual staff can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 16 guestrooms have flat-screen TVs with digital channels and offer free WiFi and room service.

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.SofaBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Buttery ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.7 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Buttery

Everyone (3)
2 out of 5

Three flights narrow stairs to room on 4th floor

Location: Right next to oxford colleges. Plenty of places to eat. Easy shopping.
We are 80 year olds. No elevator. Staff found men to carry our bags. Great location . Because of stairs, we restricted our trips up and down. Better not to drive car to hotel. Parking is close but expensive. Hard to drive back to hotel to pick up luggage.

Posted by , from Asheville, nc on Aug 10, 2018

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5 out of 5
This is an amazingly convenient hotel housed in what was a bookstore 200 years ago. I was about a 5 minute walk to the Ashmolean Museum, and an 8 minute walk to the Bodleian Library. And about a 10 minute walk to Christ Church, which was my eventual destination on this trip. My room was in the back, it was quiet, and had a charming view that looked like old English rooftops and a steeple you might see in a movie. The room was spacious, simple, comfortable. And best of all, there was a bathtub that was a godsend for me after walking miles and miles around London. I would love to return to Oxford and I would definitely stay at The Buttery.

Posted by , from NY on Jul 9, 2018

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1 out of 5

Bait and Switch Hotel

Pros: Absolutely Nothing would not give this a one star rating
Cons: warn customers ahead of time of what they are really getting for their money not worth at even a 1/3 of the price
Location: location was as presented in centre of town within walking distance of colleges, restaurants and bus station
Extremely disappointed with this Hotel. Room was far worst than the deceptive pictures posted Was lead to believe I was getting a room with 2 beds ( double room) only to find a single regular bed advertised as a queen. told all other rooms were booked so was given no alternative AC was a portable unit that did not work and was not vented to outside. Bathroom was so small shower door could only be opened half way at best. and the bathroom door must be kept open in order to stand in front of sink. Little more than a hostel. I would have expected Travelocity to do a better job in reviewing facilities they offer. Will not use again.

Posted by , from Atlanta Georgia on Nov 6, 2017

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a fireplace in the lobby are also featured at The Buttery. This 4-star Oxford guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: London (LTN-Luton) (103.2 km / 64.1 mi)
  • Train station: Oxford Station (2.8 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

The Buttery offers 16 accommodations. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Separate bedroom
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)

Food & Drink

Onsite venue - restaurant.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No onsite parking is available.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Hotel Names

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  • Buttery Guest House Oxford
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  • The Buttery Guest House
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National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.