Nanford Guest House

Address: 137 Iffley Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, OX41EJ, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
 
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This 3 star hotel, located on 137 Iffley Road, Oxford, is near University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Magdalen College, Creation Theatre Company, and Merton College.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Nanford Guest House Oxford

    Didn't even stay one night

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    I have just started my own business and so I was looking for a place to stay that was not too expensive (not easy in Oxford I know). Upon checking in to the Nanford I was confronted by a man who wasn't that polite. He showed me two rooms which were both pretty poor quality, and looked dirty. I told him that I would not be staying and I had expected something a little better. After I agreed to pay a 20 cancellation fee, I quickly left. I then checked in to the Holiday Inn Oxford. It cost me 130 but was well worth it to get a decent nights sleep, and to avoid the Nanford.

    Just don't bother. Even if your used to 'roughing it' you still won't be comfortable here.

    Don't Bother its awful

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    This is never a guesthouse!

    It's dirty, smelly and the reception is a back room in the Kitchen area.

    The room was appalling the shower was filthy tiles missing, the shower head constantly dripped and was limescaled.

    The Hospitality, what hospitality.

    We never even stayed 1/2 hr

    When i said i could not stay he justheld out his hand to take the keys, throgh them on the side and said the trans action is already done.

    Shocking!

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    If I hadn't handed over my card number to secure the booking we would have run for the hills. A tiny room in a terrible state - walls, carpets etc were knackered and my bed was partly propped on bricks. The moment we saw the reception area we decided to give the included breakfast a miss. This is an area they LET people see. The staff were rude and then entire place had a terrible stench - like chicken and something I could not quite put my finger on. Why put a fridge and TV in a room but not pay any attention to the decor? I stayed in nicer places in the backwaters of Peru.

    Stinks

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    It stinks, it's dirty, it's unfriendly, it should be closed. Sleep in your car. I wish I had.

    COBWEBS R US

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    Stayed there 3 years ago and was disgusted. Even more disgusted with myself for not turning around and walking out.Returned home to see BBC consumer program vote it the 2nd worst hotel in UK.How do they get away with it? Why are they allowed to get away with it? GO THERE AT YOUR PERIL

    Dirty, dirty, dirty

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    The whole place is a mess. Dirt everywhere. It all needs ripping out, and given a refurbishment and cleaning. I can't review the cooking, because we decided not to risk breakfast, and ate in town instead. I would not recommend anyone stays at this place.

    Stay Away

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    This really is a very bad choice - only stay here if you have no other option. Me and my wife were 'greeted' by the person running the B&B who quite franky was unfriendly, rude and not the least bit interested in how we felt. We were quickly escorted to the room which was dirty, had dirty towels and a squeaky dirty bed in it. The TV looked as if it had been there for 40 years. The breakfast service was crowded and unfriendly and all in all our stay there was very unpleasant.

    Yuck! Dirty and unfriendly!

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    My experience at the Nanford was absolutely awful. Leaving aside the surly reception I received, I was appalled by the room I was given. The smell of mildew permeated the air, though the window was open. The painted-over wallpaper was peeling off to reveal mold growing on the walls. And, my favorite, hah, was the "bedside table": an out-of-commission mini-fridge that dripped putrid water onto the carpet. I suppose you get what you pay for, and in Oxford, you pay quite a lot for very little, generally, but I was really shocked. I later moved to another guest house which was a little more expensive and much, much more comfortable.

    Be still very aware

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    This B&B is very dirty and unhygienic. A smell of cigars meet us on the hall way and the rooms where simply falling apart. We never took breakfast there as there was no way we would even want to try it.

    Beware

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    Anyone with an aversion to dirty rooms should avoid this place. For a damning indictment of the cooking check out the results of Oxford City Council's Environmental Health inspection:

    http://www.oxford.gov.uk/oxford/environment.nsf/pages/Prosecut115424.html

    TripAdvisor Reviews Nanford Guest House Oxford

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