The Tree Hotel

, Oxford, United Kingdom
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The Tree Hotel

, Oxford
2 star

Rooms: 9

Tree Lane - Oxford - England - OX4 4EY - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 44 01865775974
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The Tree Hotel, Iffley, Oxford

from DavidMP
My wife and I have just completed a 4 day stay at "The Tree Hotel". I selected this hotel on the basis of earlier reviews. And we were not disappointed! The managerial staff are exttremely friend ly and helpful. We had a large room with en suite with a walk-in shower. The room and the linen were very clean and well maintained. However, while the furniture was not 'top of the line' it was quite adequate. They provide a very adequate breakfast with good choice of cereals, yogurt and cooked breakfast, all included in the room cost. Their restaurant was very heavily supported by locals (Christmas parties and related) while we were there - we could see why as the meals they provide are well prepared and presented with a choice of Western, Indian and Thai meals. The hotel is within easy walking distance of a very frequent bus service into the centre of Oxford. We would certainly stay there again in the future. Our overall experience was above average.

Visiting couple from Nanaimo, British Columbia 18-22 December 2006

Great value base to explore Oxford

from Macsa
My wife and I stayed in 'The Tree' last weekend whilst on family business in Oxford. We secured the room using laterooms for £59. This represented excellent value for money. The rooms are fairly simple but are spacious and spotlessly clean. Some are separate from the main building and are like little cottages. There was plenty of free parking and the hotel was easy to find. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The bar is family friendly and the restaurant was good. We had a lovely cooked breakfast. Overall I would recommend 'the tree' if you are looking for a good value place to stay in Oxford.

Best onion bhajis ever

from groovynan
I spent 3 days with my daughter vistiting my grandson who is at oxford uni , we stayed in a room over the pub and unlike cowboy dreamer did not have a problem with noise, did not go to bed before 11o`clock anyway, we was enjoying the pub to much,great atmosphere and wonderful indian food and best onion bhajis i have ever tasted my grandson and friends were very impressed the Tree does serve english and thai food but we love indian. The staff were very friendly and helpful,we did not eat in the dinning room because we felt more relaxed with students in the pub and staff was happy to serve food from the dining room menu anyway. Location was just right in lovely quiet village just outside Oxford but with a pleasant walk along the towpath into town, or a bus from the bottom of the road right into the centre of oxford, we left our car in the hotel car park because traffic and parking is horrendous in town and with a bus every 5 mins was not worth the hassle. The hotel is in the process of being update and when finished will be super, we will certainly go back

Not very nice!

from farts_fo
The hotel website gave a very good impression but it turned out to be less than a hotel. I stayed in a little out-house by the car park. It was clean enough but not as luxurious as the web-site had suggested. Dodgy furniture, old and small TV, and a floor standing electric heater.
The hot water came eventually but kept going warm. The bathroom was cold.
I would not stay there again but the pub was OK with good food which came very quickly.

Friendly hotel

from SW_Traveller
Very friendly hotel with good sized rooms comfortable appointed. The location is very pleasant with a village feel but handy for Oxford sightseeing.

Excellent food in the restaurant with a choice of English, Tai and Indian. We had planned to eat out, but after sampling the restaurant on the first night we decided to eat there again.

Great place, great people

from NBwye
Going to The Tree is like going to the favourite house you never had: perfect location - hamlet with thatched housing, a stone's throw from the river Thames,chestnut tree in the garden (hence the name) - a comfortable, snug atmosphere and the best food to be had for miles. You'd have to stay for weeks to be able to try the whole selection of dishes to die for on the restaurant menu.

I travel a lot for work and can honestly say that the staff are exceptional: they really manage to make you feel at home: relaxed but on-hand with everything you could possibly want.

I'd recommend this place as a great stay for toursists or working people alike.

This is not a Hotel

from CowboyDreamer
This is not a Hotel - it is a Pub with rooms upstairs. There is no lounge, other than sitting in the bar, and breakfast is also served in the bar. It would be nice if they used the restaurant instead. Avoid rooms 1,2 & 8 as these are directly over the bar and can be a little noisy, although there is no loud music and the pub doesn't seem to attract younger people. Our room and furniture was very very 'tired' and we would not use the shower because of all the mould in the tile grouting and on the walls and ceiling. The pub is an old building so be prepared for lots of creaks from the floorboards, and assorted knocking noises from the central heating throughout the night. The bed was the noisiest we have ever slept in and should be thrown out. The Manager did apologise for the condition of the upper floor of the building which is due for renovation. On this basis the price charged for the rooms is a bit on the high side. To be fair the new owners have done an excellent job to the ground floor and total updating of the upper floor will make the property a really nice place to stay. The food in the bar is excellent, and extensive, tending towards the Asian, and there is another restaurant for 'fine dining' Service from all the staff was helpful and friendly. The pub is in a great location, with Iffley Lock just down the road, leading to a lovely two mile walk along the canal path into the heart of Oxford. We would stay again - once refurbishment is completed.

A wonderful find!

from WanderingMuse
I booked a room at the Tree sight unseen through Laterooms, with price as my only criterion. To my delight I got a beautiful airy room with a comfortable bed and a bathroom with both a tub and shower. The breakfast part of "B&B" is also exceptional, as is the hotel restaurant, Annora. Every staff member I spoke to was pleasant and helpful. The next time I go to the UK I will definitely plan to spend part of my time at the Tree.

The Tree

from LiquidMK2
I recently had the pleasure of spending a week in the Tree Hotel. For anyone looking for a place to rest and enjoy Oxford, I would highly recommend it. It provides the perfect blend of home comfort with excellent service.

The service is one of the best reasons to stay at the Tree. The staff there is very personable, providing a feeling that is more like a home and less like a business. We chatted over several of our days in Oxford when we would come in and out of the hotel. And seeing as how it was our first time in England, the staff helped us figure our way around and eased our getting used to a new country. They keep the place with a very peaceful feel, and provide for a very relaxing home away from home.

Next in line, and not less than, is the food in the Annora. Of all the restaurants I enjoyed in Oxford, the Annora was the best by far. I personally recommend the Chicken Royale, it's amazing.

Even if for just a night and their incredible breakfast, the Tree Hotel is worth staying in.

Great location, and Food to die for

from Gandalf79
Location of hotel is excellent. Hidden off the main roads, away from the run down outskirts of Oxford, is the hidden bliss of Iffley. Lots of private car parking, and easy to find.

I can strongly recommend the brief stroll through Iffley to the River Thames Lock, or the slightly longer walk (about 1.5m) along the well maintained banks of the River Thames into the centre of Oxford.

We have just returned from 5 nights at the hotel and were VERY impressed. The friendly welcome as soon as we walked in the door was a good start, and it just kept on, with the staff always being there with a friendly word when you wanted them, and becoming invisible when you didn't.

This hotel is currently undergoing some renovations, and decorators could be seen working on some of the outside windows during our stay. The room we stayed in was very clean and spacious, and due to the quiet location, we were able to keep the window open at night without background noise coming in. The decor in the room and the public areas was a little dated but is also on the schedule for upgrading in the near future

Main focus must be drawn to the restaurant. This part of the building has already had its decor upgraded, and it supports my praise for this facility as a restaurant in its own right, having rightly won awards in previous years.

I confess to exploring the menu in the restaurant on almost every night of our stay, trying new dishes from the Thai, Indian and English menus. They didn't let me down once! The quality of food and service was brilliant every time.

For the less greedy traveller, there is also a good variety of food available in the bar.

Conclusion - Decor in some rooms and public areas still need upgrading to be perfect, but otherwise this is going to be my stopping place for future visits to the area.

Top Local Tips for Oxford

Salter River Cruise We thoroughly enjoyed a boat trip down the Thames from Oxford to Abingdon, operated by Salter Brothers. Reserve a day for the trip; take the early boat south; spend a few hours in Abingdon; and take the afternoon boat back to Oxford.

Entertainment Check whether the Oxford Operatic Society are performing at the New Theatre. For an amateur group their standard is very high and theirvprices are not!

Don't take the car Don't even try to take the car into Oxford. The ancients roads weren't made for cars and the parking is extortionately expensive and very mimimal. Take the Park and Ride or public transport instead.

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