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... a drive, to the Thames where long boats sat and people strolled in the sunshine. We then decided to leave the car and walk along the river to the pub across the other side. The pub was called the Bounty and went right down to the water, with lawn and decking! It was fabulous! After having a drink, we were ready to leave when we saw a lady hoping into a boat to across the water to get to an appointment. I jokingly called out ...
... C.S. Lewis and seeing places and events that were written into the Narnia books. A supper of wine, cheese and crackers as the sun went down capped off a "brilliant" day. (A very British word). Helpful fact for all you Thames cruisers- you are only allowed to moor at a spot for 24 hrs, who knew! We found a scrap of paper attached to the side window informing us of that fact and warning of a £100 fine for non-compliance. (To be continued ...
... with houses all around us and a quick walk to a bridge right into town. We strolled the town feeling quite scholarly with all the colleges surrounding us before ending up at the White Horse, one of the pubs frequented by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. The evening ended with us enjoying Evensong in Christ Church College with the boys choir of Christ Church leading us in the ...
... to us and snapped "you want FOOD?" as if the very thought was obscene. (What happened to "good evening, what can I get you?")
"Ummm, yes, we would like a meal, but we'd like drinks too...?"
"Well, food you order OVER THERE," (Thinks: you morons!) "and you can get drinks here." *sigh*
"Well, if it's not too much trouble, we'd like..."
At last, our ******** drinks in our hands, we slunk, ashamed to be asking, over to the food bar ...
... up and ask me for directions, the most recent being the location of public telephone booths.
On my way from Victoria I was able to pop by the palace just long enough to get a quick picture of the official proclamation of the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge. The proclamation was placed in the courtyard on the right side of the palace entrance and there was a line to get a chance to walk past it. The line wrapped around the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Burlington House Hotel Oxford
Wonderful place to stay
We loved this quest house. The room was big and quiet. The king sized bed was comfortable. The breafast was perfect. I would saty here again. I am picky and I would recomend this to everyone. Also we took the train so the resturants and shops within walking distance were important. Everything you need is here.
My teenage son and I were privileged to spend 7 days and night at the Burlington House Hotel this past March. Everything was wonderful! It is in the perfect location to walk to the City Centre (not too short a distance, but not too long either) or to catch one of the frequent buses. There are several places to get food or dine nearby. The rooms were immaculate and spacious. And, of course, there was the power shower! You probably noticed a drop in sea level as we decadently used ALOT of water enjoying this shower. Breakfast was heavenly, from the peaceful music piped in to the Austrian homemade bread to the homemade granola to the homemade orange marmalade (very delicate) to many different egg dishes (including an orange marmalade omelette) to the fresh squeezed orange juice. The owners were gracious and lovely, as well as very knowledgeable about the special sites and activities going on around Oxford. Would we stay at the Burlington House again? Absolutely. Can we get back there soon enough? No, but we are trying! Enjoy this quiet gem tucked away in glorious Oxford. Dolena Westergard and son Joe
My husband and I stayed at the Burlington for several days in 2002. What a great B&B. It is on a main bus line so it's easy to get into the center of Oxford. Our room was large, clean, and tastefully decorated. The bathroom did not have a bathtub, but it had a huge walk-in shower that was wonderful. The hosts were very helpful in recommending places to eat. The breakfast was excellent. My only complaint (and it is really minor) would be that the breadfast room was a little crowded, but the owners know this and are trying to find a solution. Overall, it was an excellent experience. We would definitely stay here again.
A Great Place
During our 1-week tour of England in April 2004, the Burlington House was by far the best place in which we stayed. The room was large, the bathroom modern, the staff friendly and helpful, the breakfast was great and the price was very reasonable. Downtown Oxford was just a short (5 minute) bus ride from just outside the front door. I highly recommend the Burlington House.
The Burlington House is a wonderful B&B. The rooms are just perfect in every detail. Such charm with great amenities and very comfortable.
Tony and Royd are terrific hosts. They both are so nice and are very well versed on things to do in Oxford and what to see in London.
And, don't miss the cook to order breakfast. Great coffee, home made bread and just picked ingredients for the omelettes and eggs.
Recommended wihtout hesitation nor compromise.
I basically echo the other reviewers. When we went to Oxford this past winter, the reviews here at Trip Advisor convinced us to stay at Burlington House, and we had a wonderful stay. The proprietors Tony and Royd were great. We were in Oxford over New Year's Eve, and they helped us find a very nice place to have dinner. They were very helpful and friendly without being obtrusive. The room was enormous and well appointed. We had a king-sized bed (the only one we've every slept in on a visit to the UK), a sitting area, and room to move. The in-room tea-making equipment was supplemented by coffee and hot chocolate, and there were chocolates and a jar of freshly-made cookies to go with.
Okay, where can I start? My friend and myself recently came accross the Burlington House in Summertown, Oxford ... and I must admit it MADE our trip! We'd travelled from Antwerp to London to stay there for a night; afterwards we'd travel on to Oxford for a couple of days. As writers, we like to explore and spend time in places that feel like home... and Burlington House FEELS like home! We have enjoyed two wonderful nights, especially after the "dump" we managed to book ourselves into in London! I could continue to write on, but I can only say to everyone visiting Oxford: if you are into a wonderful setting, great service, the most special breakfast you've ever gotten while staying in a hotel... then this is IT! Thank you, sweet people from the Burlington House, your accomodations are fantastic, magical, poetic... I would not want to stay in another hotel whenever visiting Oxford... and I'm near-forcing all my friends to do the same! My fellow writing friend and myself even came up with a novel set in the House!! *lol*
A perfectly wonderful place to stay!
My husband and I just returned from a trip to England that included a visit to Oxford. Upon recommendation from this and other sites, we stayed for 3 nights at Burlington House. Our stay could not have been more comfortable or finer. The owners give such attention to detail, and truly wish to make each guest's visit a special one. We loved our room, which was made so inviting with such things as beautiful linens, tea and cookies, and a bath towel warmer. The breakfast was outstanding - only the freshest, finest of ingredients offered with the utmost hospitality. We absolutely recommend the Burlington House on your next stay in Oxford.
I have stayed at Burlington House six times. Summer time, winter time, spring and autumn too ( you know the rhyme ? ).No, I am not somebody who is too lazy to try something new. When on holiday, I usually stay at two hotels in one trip, breaking a 4 nights into two-two or a 7 nights into three-four, be it Cheltenham, Edinburgh, London, Singapore, Kota Kinabalu and Beijing.Very comfortable bed, pillow and duvet. And immaculate bathroom too. Over the years, reburbishment continues and thank God the rooms are never over-decorated. Bad experience indeed at a Cheltenham hotel. I always have good sleep at Burlington House (well, except the first night if Oxford is the first stop of my UK holiday. It's the jet lag following a 13-hour flight from Hong Kong. You can't blame anybody).Tourists may sometimes skip a meal to allow more time for sightseeing and transport. When you stay at Burlington House, you'd better not skip the breakfast. Though I often stick with poached eggs with tomato, mushroom and bacon, I must say I am so impressed by the wide choice. I always have coffee. Let me try their tea next time. I have been to different cities, towns and villages in the UK, staying at town house B&B, private home B&B, hight street hotels and a farm. None of them offered better breakfast. One in Painswick and one in London were pretty close. Yet they failed miserably in terms of variety.Breakfast time is not all about food. Tony loves to have a good chat with you if you love to. For sightseeing ideas and dining advice, he is right there for you. You may not see Royd much, he is in the kitchen. Royd will also see how he may help.
My husband and I loved our stay at Burlington House--we wish we could have stayed longer! The price was very reasonable, we thought, for the huge room with king-sized bed, television and in-room phone. We were impressed by the high-quality, custom fittings and decorating elements, creating an environment both comfortable and luxurious. We especially liked the large curved bathroom with power shower, and the built-in reading lights above the bed. The owners provided many special touches, such as fresh orange juice at check-in, many delicious options at breakfast, a selection of refreshments in the room (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, bottled water, cookies), that made our stay that much more pleasant. The bed and breakfast, fronted with a beautiful garden, is located in a quiet neighborhood just north of Oxford, a short bus ride or long walk from town. There were many convenient shops and good restaurants a short walk away, including a great Chinese restaurant (Xi-an) that the innkeepers recommended to us.