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Tamesis Guest House (St Edmund Hall), Oxford

University residence

Centrally-located and well-appointed, Tamesis Hall Guest House is less than a 10-minute walk from central Oxford, an ideal base for guests to explore the wealth of local attractions on their doorstep, whether by foot, bicycle, bus, train, car or even a relaxing punt down the river. With access to fast and regular public transport links just around the corner, the Tamesis is also an ideal base for day trips to London.

The Tamesis guest house aims to provide quality service and prides itself on its friendliness, to make guests' stay in Oxford an enjoyable experience. Offering accommodation during July, August and September, providing single, twin, double and family rooms with standard and en-suite facilities to suit most people's needs. Group bookings are most welcome.

Should guests wish to visit the main site at St Edmund Hall, it is open to Tamesis guest house residents throughout the summer where they can stroll through the College Quad and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the churchyard of St Peter-in-the-East. The College is located on Queen’s Lane just off the High St, and only a 10-minute walk from Tamesis Guesthouse which is situated on the Iffley Road. 

Check in: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 22:30 (10:30pm) (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check out: 06:00 (6:00am) - 10:30 (10:30am)

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Free WiFi


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Based on 150 reviews
Tamesis Guest House (St Edmund Hall), Oxford

5.0 5 0.5

Nicer than other University Rooms I have stayed in in Oxford. The single room (shared facilities) was spotlessly clean and came with TV. No other colleges I stayed in offered a TV. Reception was welcoming and had long hours. Tamesis Guest House is run as a B and B in August and September. It...

Tamesis Guest House (St Edmund Hall), Oxford

4.3 5 0.5

Much better than expected for a student room. It may have been a postgrad room. The room was very clean and well maintained. The carpet, curtains and window seat upholstery appeared to be new. The shower room was small and basic but the shower head looked new. TV and kettle with tea and coffe...

Tamesis Guest House (St Edmund Hall), Oxford

5.0 5 0.5

Clean rooms with basic fixtures and fittings, but perfect for a young family visiting Oxford on a budget. Oxford is the hardest place to park in the world, so the fact that they offer parking spaces made the whole stay completely manageable. Recommended.

Tamesis Guest House (St Edmund Hall), Oxford

4.8 5 0.5

Ideal location and very reasonable price. One point worth noting is that the accommodation is very safe with on site staff , fire doors and alarms. Comfortable room, great location and price

Tamesis Guest House (St Edmund Hall), Oxford

4.8 5 0.5

All the people at the reception were wonderful. We had an issue as to how to open the sink plug… (push it because it has a spring in it!) All were very helpful and friendly. Would stop again.

Tamesis Guest House (St Edmund Hall), Oxford

4.0 5 0.5

Friendly helpful staff, parking saved a lot of hassle. Clean and comfortable room. Great location near central Oxford. Thank you.

Tamesis Guest House (St Edmund Hall), Oxford

5.0 5 0.5

The staff were helpful and friendly, and went out of their way to give us the best experience possible. Well done.

Tamesis Guest House (St Edmund Hall), Oxford

5.0 5 0.5

Friendly welcome. Clean and bright room. Comfortable bed. Strong, hot shower. Exceptional value for money.

Tamesis Guest House (St Edmund Hall), Oxford

5.0 5 0.5

Very helpful, nice pleasant basic accommodation well situated and comfortable

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Facilities & information


20th century buildings

Private parking (charge)

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No smoking

Child friendly

3 Star Official Rating


Free broadband access (wifi)

Children's cots


Luggage storage

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating

Bicycle storage


Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Arrival information and directions

Address: 45-53 Iffley Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OxfordOX4 1ED, United Kingdom

Please report to Tamesis Guest House, 45-53 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1ED to check-in at the reception.

Luggage can be stored if guests arrive early or want to make the most of their last few hours in Oxford after check out.


By Car:  Situated on the Iffley Road: Sat Nav users please use the OX4 1ED postcode. There is a small car park available on a first-come-first-served basis at an addictional fee of £15 per day, payable upon check in. There is also a public car park with pay and display facilities within a 5-minute walk. 

By Train: Walking from the station takes approximately 30 mins. Should guests have luggage to carry, it is suggested they take a taxi from outside Oxford Station. Alternatively, they could catch the No 5 bus and ask to be dropped off at the 1st stop on the Cowley Road. It is then a question of crossing the road, walking the short length to the end of Circus Street, and Tamesis Guest House is on the left.  

By Air:  Guests can take the Airline bus to Oxford and are advised to ask the driver to drop them off in St Clements then follow the direction of the bus until they reach the Plain Roundabout.  They should then take the second exit on the roundabout (Iffley Road), walk for 200 metres and will find the residence on their left.  Reception is just inside the front door.

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