Lonsdale

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About Lonsdale

Situated in Summertown, Lonsdale offers classic B&B-style accommodations about a mile from the Oxford city centre. The property features free Wi-Fi throughout all guest rooms and free onsite parking.

Each room is equipped with a TV, kettle, hair dryer, and ironing facilities. Complimentary toiletries, towels and linens are provided as well. The showers are located within the rooms but bathrooms are shared.

Guests have access to a communal garden, and luggage storage services are provided upon request.

A continental breakfast is served every morning. For later dining, guests can visit nearby Joe’s Bar & Grill, New Dancing Dragon, or Mamma Mia Pizza. For a light bight or a drink, guests can also stop by Barefoot Storytellers Café, or Drop Inn Pub.

Lonsdale is located less than two miles from the University of Oxford, and the Museum of Natural History. Blenheim Palace is about six miles away.

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Heart of Summertown

Though not directly in the Oxford city centre, the B&B is quite nicely located in a lovely neighbourhood known as Summertown. It is within walking distance of most major sights, as well as dining, shopping, and entertainment. Guests say there's plenty to do, lots of nice places to eat and many interesting boutiques to visit, just a short walk away. In addition, there's a bus stop conveniently located right outside the hotel, and several grocery stores are located nearby.

Simple but Satisfying

Make sure not to miss out on the lovely continental breakfast. Though simple, guests say the selection is quite plentiful and tasty. The spread features the standard layout of fresh fruit, bakery items, cereal, toast, boiled eggs, and hot drinks.

Clean and Comfy

Overall, guests were satisfied with their stay here. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, and the Wi-Fi is functionable and fast. There are even nice complimentary toiletries included. In addition, the staff are said to be accommodating, and are even known to go out of their way. Guests appreciated that even though there wasn't someone onsite 24/7, the hosts provided clear late-arrival instructions.

Negative Reviews

Places for Parking

There is complimentary parking onsite, but since the number of spots are limited, guests recommend arriving early to secure a spot.

Aging Property

Many recent reviews show that the hotel is a bit outdated and has lots of maintenance issues throughout, especially in the bathrooms. Guests have reported various fixtures being broken, and thought that redecorating is a must. There is also an unpleasant musty smell in many of the rooms.

Limited Access

Because there is no elevator onsite and only one ground-floor room, it's recommended that you book early if stairs may be an issue for you.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 268 reviews across the web
7.3 /10
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    7.4 /10
7.3 out of 10 based on 268 reviews