Hawkwell House Hotel Oxford
Hawkwell is a peaceful country house that consists of two buildings dating back to the 19th century and is located beside the River Thames, 2 miles from Oxford city centre. It has a 3-acre garden which makes for a lovely setting for weddings and corporate or leisure events. Hawkwell’s restaurant, Iffley Blue, serves up classic British Fare sure to please the most discriminating palate. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. There is free on-site parking at Hawkwell House.
All 77 bedrooms have a private bathroom, some with showers over bath, some with showers and some with roll-top baths. Superior and Club rooms have a sitting area to relax in after a busy day. You will find a kettle, full tea tray and complimentary bottled water in all rooms along with toiletries and hairdryers. All bedrooms have flat-screen TVs with Freeview, and the bedrooms in Elm House have internet enabled flat-screens with Sky channels as well.
The Iffley Blue Restaurant serves à la carte, bar menus, Afternoon Tea and 24-hour room service. After eating, you’re welcome to relax in the terrace lounge or conservatory bar overlooking the gardens.
This country house hotel is full of history and is over 150 years old, originally a private and birthplace of one of the Artic explorers, Francis Howard Bickerton, therefore making it an interesting and exciting place to explore!
The country house hotel is situated a 5 minute walk from the river Thames and a 40 minute stroll along its bank will take you into Christ Church meadow, which is surrounded by the various colleges of Oxford University and leads direct into the main city centre.
Accor Hotels has taken over the management of the hotel in January 2020 and a major renovation of the hotel bedrooms and public areas is planned from the beginning of March onwards.
New Theatre Oxford and Hinksey Heights Golf Club are about 10 minutes’ drive away.
Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.3 for a two-person trip.