Vanbrugh House

Superior Rooms


Superior Rooms at our Oxford hotel…

Perfect for a romantic getaway or a break with friends, our charming superior rooms are fully equipped with comfortable beds, eclectic decorations and luxurious rainfall showers.

We have 7 Superior Rooms, each with its own unique character and style. These include:

  • Lewis Carroll
  • Trellis
  • The Grand Fireplace
  • The Wig Room
  • St. Michaels Room (can be double or twin)
  • Peisley Room
  • Bartholomew (can be double or twin)

Space and luxury are the hallmark of our Superior Rooms – some can be made into twin rooms – and feature a luxurious rainfall shower.

You’ll be intrigued to see that every room tells a story, relating either to our Oxford hotel or to notable Oxford residents.

Some of our favourite stories include:

The Wig Room

Located on the second floor of our hotel, The Wig Room is so-called as during the 18th Century this room was where the men and women of the house had their wigs fitted. At the time, men’s wigs were powdered to give them their distinctive white colour, while women mainly powdered their hair grey. Powdered wigs became a necessity for full dress occasions up until the end of the 18th century.

Lewis Carroll Room

This delightful Superior Double Room was named after the famous English writer, Lewis Carroll. In 1851, Carroll came to Oxford to study mathematics at Christ Church College. It is at this college where Carroll met his muse, Alice Liddell, the daughter of a Dean at Christ Church. Alice Liddell was the ‘real-life Alice’ and the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass.

All standard and superior double rooms at our luxury hotel offer the following little touches of luxury:
  • Tea making facilities with our favourite brand, Teapigs
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • In-room safe
  • Iron & ironing board
  • 55 inch Smart TV with all your favourite channels
  • Powerful rainfall shower
  • The White Company toiletries
  • Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Umbrella (chargeable if taken)
  • Hairdryer
  • Dyson Pure Hot & Cool™ purifying fan heater




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