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Sir John Vanbrugh Suite at our Boutique Hotel in Oxford 

The Sir John Vanbrugh Suite is named after the architect and dramatist who designed Blenheim Palace, and the Oxford hotel’s namesake.

Offering all the facilities of the superior room, this Suite also boasts a luxurious roll top bath, rainfall shower and a comfortable seating area for you to relax and prepare for the day ahead.

  • Sir John Vanbrugh Suite
  • Sir John Vanbrugh Suite

This eponymously named suite boasts a luxurious roll top bath to sink into after a long day, revitalising rainfall shower and a sumptuous additional seating area to enjoy a relaxing cup of tea and prepare for the day ahead.

At night, tuck into your delightful English hand-crafted queen-size bed fully equipped with fine Egyptian cotton sheets and light fluffy pillows to help you relax.

Located on the ground floor of the boutique hotel in Oxford, this magnificent Suite was designed to honour the hotel’s namesake, Sir John Vanbrugh.

Sir John Vanbrugh was a phenomenal country-house architect in the early 18th century. He was responsible for Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard, the two greatest commissions of the time.

A creative and ambitious designer, he characteristically worked in a boldly abstracted classical style influenced by European Baroque architecture. He is thought to have partly designed our Oxford hotel and his influence can be seen throughout.


The Sir John Vanbrugh Suite at our luxury hotel in Oxford offers the following little touches of luxury:

  • Complimentary soft drink & snack mini bar with fresh milk to refresh before you explore Oxford.
  • Tea making facilities with our favourite brand Tea Pigs
  • In room, safe, and iron & ironing board, the holiday essentials
  • Smart TV to flick through your favourite programmes
  • Powerful rainfall shower with Spa-inspired toiletries
  • Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout
  • Umbrellas in case of rainy days
  • Extra blankets for added comfort
  • Hairdryers

We stayed in an elegant top floor superior room, tastefully decorated with a very comfortable bed and oodles of space! The staff were so welcoming and catered for our every need. Breakfast we were spoilt for choice - everything looked scrumptious! Highly recommended!

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Vanbrugh House Hotel Reviews

Clare,

Melbourne, Australia

Lovely hotel in a wonderful central location. We could easily walk to most places of interest with many restaurants. We had booked a superior double, which was on the second floor and quiet as requested.

The staff were happy to help with our luggage. Standard of room excellent with a lovely bathroom and walk in shower.

Assistance pleasantly provided by helpful staff - good restaurants, parking, ice, taxis etc. Good breakfast choice included in tariff. Loved our stay and would certainly return.


Graham,

Salisbury

The experience was superb from start to finish. Lovely deluxe room with private garden. Excellent for a special treat. The hotel is in a great location and Oxford has plenty of lovely coffee shops and restaurants to keep you nourished.


Adrianne,

Hong Kong

The hotel suite is very nice and spacious. We love every detail in the room, especially the shower in the bathroom! The complimentary breakfast is also very good with nice service! Definitely will stay over again if we come back to Oxford!


Kate,

London

My husband and I came to Oxford to celebrate our wedding anniversary. From the moment we arrived at the hotel all staff were very accommodating and friendly. We were kindly given a room that required no steps (The Sir John Vanbrugh Suite) given that I am heavily pregnant. In addition, we were given a welcome drink to celebrate our anniversary as well as a lovely card- a really nice touch especially given that it was so long ago since I'd mentioned it in our booking!

Breakfast the next morning was fantastic - really fresh ingredients and friendly staff. The location of the hotel is excellent. We used the park and ride option for parking which really was very easy and much cheaper than the multi storey.

Our room looked out onto the main street but noise definitely wasn't a problem. The best part of the room was either the very comfy bed or the enormous bath! Thanks to all staff for making our stay so relaxing and enjoyable!


Luna,

Hong Kong

I recently spent one night at Oxford and since I'm not driving and I plan to take the train, I want to stay in a decent hotel at the city centre and close to train station. Vanbrugh House Hotel ticks all of the above.

Staff are super helpful and friendly, I arrived on the day with big snow and my train was cancelled so I have to get off at Didcot Parkway and take a bus. By the time I arrived, it was only 12 noon but the staff kindly check me in early. They also helped carried the luggage (together with me, of course) to go up the stairs.

The hotel was recently renovated and positioned as a boutique hotel, the size of the room is very okay as I'm travelling sole and it's very comfortable. Shower facilities are great so as the washroom amenities are very high quality. Breakfast, traditional English breakfast with unlimited cereal plus toasts was excellent. Would definitely stay here again.


Leo,

New York

Our stay at the Vanbrugh House Hotel was enjoyable. The hotel is located in the centre of Oxford, giving us the opportunity to explore Oxford right outside the front door. The staff were very helpful and courteous, and after a day of touring it was relaxing to have a glass of wine at the hotel.


Jan,

Princes Risborough

What a fabulous hotel. The staff, location and rooms are excellent. The staff couldn't do enough to help and were very welcoming. Location is perfect for the Theatre, the new Westgate shopping centre and plenty of restaurant within a very short walk.

The rooms are beautiful and very clean. Loved the fact that anything in the rooms fridge was complimentary.


Donna,

Bedford

Beautiful hotel in the centre of Oxford, great location with everything nearby, but very peaceful and quiet. The room was gorgeous, the staff very friendly and helpful. Great food and spotless rooms. Thoroughly recommended and we'll definitely be returning.


Anna,

Poland

I love luxury stays with family and this hotel is perfect. Rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. Our kids had a very enjoyable time there. Staff are very nice and they helped us with how to organise free time for our kids. Highly recommended!


Cat,

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Nice little boutique hotel, centrally located in a quiet area. Complimentary snacks, tea, coffee in room. Comfy beds and best bonus was Mustafa from the front desk staff. He was most ready and willing to help with any request, and at all times with a very friendly and a happy personality.

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