Vanbrugh House Hotel

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Premier Suite | In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
Superior Double Room | In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
Superior Double Room | In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk

Overview of Vanbrugh House Hotel

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Vanbrugh House Hotel

4.0 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
20-24 St Michaels Street, Oxford, England, OX1 2EB

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNew Theatre Oxford3 min walk
  • Popular LocationOxford Castle6 min walk
  • Popular LocationUniversity Church of St Mary the Virgin7 min walk
  • AirportOxford (OXF)13 min drive

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About this area


Vanbrugh House Hotel is located in Oxford City Centre, a neighbourhood in Oxford, and is near a train station. Oxford Castle and Tom Tower are local landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Bicester Village and Covered Market. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Oxford Ice Rink or Iffley Road Track. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • New Theatre Oxford - 3 min walk
  • Covered Market - 4 min walk
  • Carfax Tower - 4 min walk
  • Oxford Castle - 6 min walk
  • University Church of St Mary the Virgin - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Oxford Station - 9 min walk
  • Oxford (OXF) - 13 min drive

About this property

Vanbrugh House Hotel

4-star Oxford hotel in Oxford City Centre, near University of Oxford
Concierge services, a 24-hour front desk and multilingual staff are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Vanbrugh House Hotel offers 22 accommodations with MP3 docking stations and a safe. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include baths or showers, dressing gowns, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.


Czech, English, Polish, Romanian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Dressing gowns
  • Bath or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • MP3 dock
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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 on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 291 out of 581 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 183 out of 581 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 63 out of 581 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 30 out of 581 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 14 out of 581 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Clean and good location. Very small room. No garden or lounge space
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I'm so glad that I stayed at the Vanbrugh House Hotel. I usually stay at other ones when I'm in Oxford and this time I wanted to try the Vanbrugh. The staff at this little hotel are absolutely amazing and really friendly. The rooms are very nicely upgraded and are very comfortable. The standard rooms are very small, but I was on my own, so it was large enough for one person. I stayed in the "Link Room" - each room has its own name. Even though it's small, it has everything you need, even a little minibar with free coffee, tea, water and cookies. The bathroom was beautifully updated as well. The location is absolutely wonderful; the hotel is in the heart of the city. The only drawback of this is that you can't park at the hotel. There are other places to park if you do arrive by car (5 to 10 minute walk away). I will definitely stay at this hotel again!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The staff and cleanliness were excellent however, the rooms themselves were not ideal. There was no big light in the room and the windows had blinds on them and they constantly banged/tapped on the windows, keeping us awake all night. Due to the warm weather, it was not possible to sleep without the windows open. There was also no air con. We stayed on a Saturday night and due to the central location, the neighbouring bars would empty their glass bins at around 6am which woke us up. Overall, the ability to sleep in this hotel was poor but it was a good central location, staff were good and the rooms clean. There was also no lift in the property.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place from which to visit the old part of Oxford
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Complete bait and switch. Show examples of nice rooms on the web site and then put in a room that looked nothing like the photos. Room was dated, stale and smaller than a bad New York hotel or tiny hostel. For $300/night it was ridiculously over priced and nothing like shown on the site. No elevator and staff able to help with bags. Only upside was the room was only one floor up. Room stiffening hot, no AC and useless fan. Windows that would not open enough to cool the room and backed onto an alley looking out on garbage and loud pubs. Not sure why it has received higher ratings i wouldn’t have paid $200/night if I had to do over. Don’t be fooled by the pics.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022