Oxford Thames

Sandford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Deluxe room

Guest room

Escape to a honey-stoned bolthole on the banks of the River Thames near Oxford, with breakfast, two-course dinner and more

Sitting pretty on the riverbank in the pleasingly quaint village of Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford Thames is the perfect bolthole for a nifty city-country break. You're a mere three miles from Oxford's cobblestone alleys, history-making colleges, and basking in 30 acres of delightful English countryside on your doorstep.

Flaunting its golden honey hues, the charming Cotswold-stone brick building houses the River Room Restaurant, an atmospheric lounge and bar topped with lofty ceilings and original wooden beams, a dreamy Roman-inspired leisure club with heated pool and sauna, and a clutch of warm, welcoming rooms. It's no surprise that Oxford Thames carries a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.


Set just three miles from Oxford city centre, in a rather lovely riverside spot in the quaint village of Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford Thames relishes the best of both worlds. It's a doable 10- to 15-minute drive into town when you want to soak up the city's wisdom-rich history, multicultural university vibe, legendary spire-dotted architecture and eclectic nightlife.

When you feel like harmoniously losing yourself in unparalleled English countryside, you have 30 acres of quintessential English countryside on your doorstep to do just that. While you're in the area, the magnificent Blenheim Palace sits grandly the other side of the city – a 20-minute drive from the hotel.

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