4.1 out of 5

"Eclectic hotel. Rooms comfortable but now in need of refurbishment. Stuff hanging off the wall in the bathroom. Breakfast room cold with heater unit v ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 27 Nov 2017

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the shopping around The Buttery. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Exeter College. Free WiFi in public areas, a restaurant and a coffee shop/café are available. This 4-star guesthouse has 16 rooms over 4 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and a flat-screen TV in each room.

  • All rooms offer flat-screen TVs, room service (during limited hours) and coffee/tea makers
  • Free WiFi
  • Dining options include a restaurant and a coffee shop
  • Services include tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage
  • Guests speak favourably about the convenient parking and the central location
  • Steps from Exeter College and Covered Market

Family Quadruple Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
£91* Per night/room 6 Sep - 7 Sep

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single 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 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Buttery ratings based on 20 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Buttery

Everyone (19) Couples (1)
4 out of 5
Very convenient location but very cramped room and bathroom.

Posted by on 13 Apr 2019

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5 out of 5
Perfect location, quirky old building, good value.

Posted by on 12 Jan 2019

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3 out of 5

Noisy room

Pros: Location
Room 102 is located next to Reception Andy on the creaky staircase. Expect to be woken each time guests return to the hotel late at night.

Posted by on 11 Dec 2017

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4 out of 5

Convenient for central Oxford

Eclectic hotel. Rooms comfortable but now in need of refurbishment. Stuff hanging off the wall in the bathroom. Breakfast room cold with heater unit very noisy. Ran out of cerial!! C’mon guys. Sort the simple stuff out!

Posted by , from hampshire on 27 Nov 2017

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3 out of 5

Good location but dowdy

Pros: Location to centre of the city but no parking.
Cons: All of the above
Location: Location in broad street very close to the colleges and restaurants.
Undergoing some sort of building work the view from our room at the back was of scaffolding. Awoken at 7.30 am by builders loud voices practically right outside. The location is great but the hotel is very dowdy. A very steep staircase which winds round and round. The breakfast ( continental) was poor. The waitress not interested in helping at all. the room itself was clean but shower was terrible very poor water flow and so badly positioned that it was impossible to stand under it. No car park . An overnight stay in the nearest car park was £19

Posted by on 19 Sep 2017

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Hotel in central location.

Pros: Almost everything.
Cons: My wife is a master tiler and she mentioned the grouting in the shower could have been neater.
Location: Within walking distance of just about everything. The oldest pub in Oxford, The White Horse was a minute walk away. The superb Kings Arms as well.
Last week we spent 2 days in the Buttery Hotel in Oxford. Couldn’t fault it. Next time we’re in Oxford, if they have room, we will be staying there. Everything right on the doorstep and the staff were wonderful, nothing seemed to be too much trouble. We found the decor fresh and very tasteful. Huge marble fireplace and a chandelier in our room. Bath room excellent with big fluffy towels etc. Loads of tea & real coffee provided. Lots of variety for breakfast. We had a very pleasant stay so a big thank you to all at the hotel. Hopefully we will be back.

Posted by , from Allonby, Cumbria on 10 Aug 2017

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3 out of 5
Not a bad hotel- good location, but very tired looking and in need of an update perhaps.

Posted by on 17 Jul 2017

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5 out of 5
Pros: Good size clean room
Cons: very good for price paid
Location: In central oxford -very convenient for all shopping theatres Dining pubs etc.
Simple basic facilities and good size clean room - staff extremely helpful -bang in middle of Oxford - No parking but parked car at Park and Ride - bus drop off accross road from Hotel - very convenient

Posted by on 9 Jul 2017

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5 out of 5

Best Location

We stayed with our 3 young children in a family room. The hotel staff were so helpful in accommodating us and allowing us access to the room to set up our travel cots. The room was excellent. Clean and very spacious. I was concerned after reading reviews that the room would be noisy however we didn't find noise a problem at all. Excellent small hotel that I would recommend!

Posted by , from hertfordshire on 30 May 2017

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5 out of 5

Little diamond in the centre

So central, helpful staff, room was available early, delightful cosy bed after all the sightseeing, with a gorgeous breakfast

Posted by , from My 2nd home on 4 May 2017

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Property Features

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

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free cots/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 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a bath and shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Separate bedroom
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

On-site 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)!


  • 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 on-site 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 on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Hotel Names

  • Buttery Guest House
  • Buttery Guest House Oxford
  • Buttery Oxford
  • Buttery House Oxford
  • Buttery Guesthouse Oxford
  • Buttery Guesthouse
  • The Buttery Guest House

National Rating

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

*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.