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Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

Lady Margaret Hall, founded in 1878, is located in acres of tranquil gardens on the north side of the University.

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Summary

  • 19th century buildings
  • 20th century buildings
  • 21st century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • Free car parking (on site)
  • No smoking
  • Children welcome
  • Historic Property

Facilities

  • Shared gardens
  • Games pitches
  • Tennis court
  • Linen included
  • Towels included

Food and Drinks

  • Continental breakfast (included)
  • English breakfast (included)
  • Picnic area

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (a short drive)
  • Tennis courts (walking distance)
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (walking distance)

Introduction

Lady Margaret Hall is now able to offer ensuite twin or single accommodation during the vacation, in our student bedrooms. 

We can offer clean and comfortable bedrooms, with towels, toiletries, and tea and coffee making facilities in each room. We also provide TV lounge areas in one of our tower blocks.

The College is within easy reach of the many facilities and sites of central Oxford, and is a short walk from the University Parks, the Bodleian Library and the Ashmolean, Pitt Rivers and University Museums.

History to the present day

Lady Margaret Hall was founded in 1878, the first of the Colleges for women at Oxford, and named after Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and patroness of learning. In 1978 it became co-educational. It is proud both of its long tradition of academic excellence in women's education, and of its success since 1978 as a College open equally to women and men. It provides an outstanding, distinctive education for approximately 600 students, and its Fellows undertake research of international importance in Science, the Humanities, Social Science, and Medicine.

The College buildings date from a variety of periods between the mid-Victorian and the early 1970s, and include work by major architects such as Basil Champneys, Sir Reginald Blomfield, Giles Gilbert Scott, and Raymond Erith.

Food and Drinks

Our rates include breakfast which is served in our wood-panelled college Dining Hall, or the Jerwood Room. Information on breakfast times can be found at the Porters' Lodge.

Grounds and gardens

Lady Margaret Hall has 12 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens stretching down to the River Cherwell.

There are plenty of benches available so guests can relax and enjoy our quiet and pleasant grounds.

Other facilities

All bedrooms have free wireless internet. You will need a user name and password to connect to it, these along with instructions are available from the Porters’ Lodge.

Please note that although Lady Margaret Hall offers free car parking, this is limited and cannot be guaranteed. Please request parking in the Additional Information section of the booking form and contact us 2 weeks prior to arrival for confirmation.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Lady Margaret Hall College, Oxford, OX2 6QA, United Kingdom

Monday - Friday Check In: From 2pm Check Out: By 9am

Saturday - Sunday Check In: From 2pm Check Out: By 10am

On arrival please report to the Porters' Lodge (located at 1 Fyfield Road) where you will be given a key and directed to your room(s). The Porters' Lodge is open 24 hours a day.

There is limited parking available at Lady Margaret Hall. You may park on the streets around the College overnight from 18.30 until 08.00 for free.

From the rail or bus stations it takes respectively about 25 or 20 minutes on foot through the centre of town and across (or around) the lovely University Parks to get to LMH. The map shows the route.

The exit from the Parks is the Lady Margaret Gate. If you prefer not to walk, there are taxi ranks at both stations.

More photos of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

Centenary Gate Lady Margaret Hall Gardens Punt on the River Cherwell Arrivals at LMH Talbot Bell Tower
Pipe Partridge quad Pipe Partridge  building Pipe Partridge TV Lounge Twin room
Breakfast in Hall View Library En Suite Room Oxford Bikes

Customer feedback

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, March 2014: Lecture room and / meeting areas are very good. Accommodation rooms are very basic but low price represents good overall value. 4/5

, March 2014: A comfortable, modern and quiet room. 4/5

, December 2013: The student room was small, clean and warm. The staff were very helpful and polite. The quality of the food at breakfast was a little disappointing. Overall, the price was OK when compared with other local accomodation. For food, there isn't a great choice locally, but you can walk to the city centre in 15 minutes. 4/5

, September 2013: The porter was very helpful and considerate when I booked in on saturday night 5/5

, September 2013: The best place to stay in Oxford. Unique. Beautiful garden, nice buildings and interiors. Excellent breakfast served by an excellent cook. We will come back! 4/5

, August 2013: Lovely gardens and a peaceful quiet environment. Thank you. 5/5

, August 2013: This was my third visit to Lady Margaret Hall, an ideal college for those wishing a tranquil retreat from central Oxford. The 15-minute walk from the center of the city to LMH, with its extensive gardens, bordering the Cherwell River, is indeed refreshing at the end of the day. My facilities at the college have been spotless in each case: Suggestion: Two porters, rather than one, at the busy check-in time would be helpful. 5/5

, March 2013: I enjoyed my stay thoroughly. 4/5

, October 2012: The booking at the start was complicated due to an error on the site. However, Miriam was outstanding. She took ownership of the situation and resolved the matter very satisfactorily whilst keeping me fully informed. The Porter and staff at the college were very helpful and the whole experience was very good and I would use your network again without doubt. Thank you. 4/5

, October 2012: Staff friendly, room clean and functional, shame the lift was broken but not many floors to climb so it was OK. Breakfast was good and surroundings were excellent. 4/5

, October 2012: Comfortable room, good breakfast, 15 min walk across park to centre town, friendly staff, car parking. Not dear for Oxford. 4/5

, September 2012: The room was pleasant and comfortable, the porter extremely helpful and breakfast excellent but the best aspect of staying at LMH was the surroundings. The gardens are outstanding and it is lovely to return to relaxing surroundings after the hustle and bustle of the city. 4/5

, September 2012: We really enjoyed a pleasant and peaceful two nights at LMH. The en suite shower room was very small, but it worked. The breakfasts were excellent, but check beforehand what time they are served. Thoroughly recommended. 4/5

, September 2012: A most enjoyable stay. The standard of catering was excellent and the service from all your staff, particularly those on duty at the Porter's Lodge was outstanding. The standard of accomodation was what one would expect from a Travelodge or Etap but at twice the cost!! However I do realise that the location,quality of the grounds and general ambience justified the price. I would certainly recommend L.M.H. to friends who wish to visit Oxford in the future. Best Regards Andrew Mullins 4/5

, September 2012: Really great stay - brought back loads of memories from 1978 when I last had a room in Sutherland! Lodge staff very helpful - many thanks. 4/5

, August 2012: Great service from the porters and the breakfast staff. 4/5

, July 2012: We can highly recommend, especially for stay with family. 4/5

, July 2012: The room was excellenty and all the staff were friendly and helpful. 4/5

, July 2012: Staying at Lady Margaret Hall during the university holiday period was a brilliantly unique and memorable experience. The campus grounds are immaculate and the dining hall is beautiful, its wood panelled walls, old portraits and valuted ceiling giving it a wonderfully traditional atmosphere. Great breakfast, freshly cooked and well catered. The porters at the lodge were friendly, welcoming and very efficient. Fantastic location for the city, the centre of which is a short walk away through a lovely park. The room was very basic (well it is student accommodation after all) but clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again. 4/5

, June 2012: HELPFUL PORTERS 4/5

, April 2012: An excellent all round service and delightful accommodation, 5/5

, October 2011: A nice place to stay as long as you accept a student room - and very cheap. 4/5

, October 2011: I really enjoyed my so pleasant room, the lovely surroundings and every body´s friendliness. What a pity that I couldn´t stay longer... Thank you! 5/5

, October 2011: A lovely setting to stay in for a conference at the college. Food was excellent. 4/5

, September 2011: In general this was a very pleasant room and stay. I realize it was a student room, however, as an overnight conference accommodation it would have been nice to have a full length mirror and a clock in the room. I also had to return to the Porter's Lodge to get directions to breakfast- this could also have been available in the room. But really, otherwise it was perfectly pleasant with a lovely view and ideal for attending my conference. 4/5

Mr niall fitzpatrick, August 2011: sorry, cant remember the room number, Really enjoyable time spent with you and gainin a glimpse of college life at the same time Many thanks 5/5

Mr George O'Mahony, August 2011: Porters very friendly and accommodating - needed to leave car for a few hours after checking out. A car is a liability in Oxford. 4/5

Mr Chris SANNE, April 2011: it was a great experience, people were very friendly and perfectly organized! Very central location plus good parking! We would stay there again! 5/5

Elaine Simkins, September 2010: It was a great stay,very clean room and I like the little extras with the shampoos, shower gel etc., I would definitely book again and recommend this service to my room. Also I would like to say that the porter were both very pleasant and helpful. 5/5

jackie ridley, September 2010: rxcellent venue for our reunion. pity about the tiny bathrooms which reminded us of being on a train. we thought it unnecessary to change towels for the second night - not very ecofriendly 5/5

Mrs Valerie Hiles, September 2010: Location perfect. Good value for money. Cooked breakfast not very warm. Would have been glad of some heating in the room. Otherwise very happy with our stay at Lady Margaret Hall. 4/5

Mrs Frances L Jones, September 2010: The college porters were very friendly, kind and patient 4/5

Sigga Emilie Nordgaard Coker, September 2010: Thank you for a beautiful stay. The service was excellent; the porters was ever smiling and for breakfast people showed attention and offered good service. However, we have one small regret, which is the check out time. We found 9 am early and would have liked it to be a bit later. But that was the only thing. Overall rating is excellent. Thank you, we would definitely recommend Lady Margaret's Hall to others. 5/5

Miss D M Walsh, September 2010: Very friendly and welcoming staff at the porters lodge. 4/5

Hannah Duff, September 2010: I thought that the 0930 check out was a little too early considering breakfast ran until 0930 it made it difficult to have breakfast and be out on time. Other than that it was a good experience and I have recommended Oxford Rooms to friends and family. 4/5

Shevaun Chandola, September 2010: I had a great overall experience. I would book via university-rooms.com again in the future for sure. 5/5

Mrs Joan Ridsdale, September 2010: Basic facilities, as you would expect for student accommodation, but very clean and a very nice touch with a little bag of toiletries and fluffy white towels on the bed. There was no drinking water, so a bottle of mineral water with the teamaking tray would be good. 4/5

Geoffrey Evans, September 2010: A delightful two day stay. All concerned from reception to the staff at breakfast were courteous and helpful. LMH itself a delightful place with beautiful gardens. Most enjoyable. Will be happy to return. 4/5

Assoc. Prof. Anthony J. Langlois, August 2010: Generally very pleased. Bathrooms are very small! 9am checkout time is too early. Odd that rooms are not serviced on sundays.... 3/5

Linda Talbot, August 2010: There was a very warm welcome from the porter who was extremely helpful. The room was spotless. There was no noise to disturb our stay. The setting was beautiful. I have already recommended the college to someone else to stay in when they visit Oxford. 5/5

Anna Burnell, August 2010: Porters were extremely helpful, and the availability of parking was much appreciated. Rooms were clean and well-equipped with plenty of towels. Would definitely stay again. 5/5

John Nash, August 2010: The location is excellent,being far enough away from the centre of Oxford to be quiet and peaceful but close enough to be able to walk to and from the city easily.The room and the service were very good,the only downside being the size of the en suite bathroom. 4/5

Debra Penman, August 2010: We very much enjoyed our stay at Lady Margaret Hall. It is very handy for the centre of Oxford, and is situated in attractive grounds, with a beautiful park nearby. The room was basic but comfortable, and the breakfast was wonderful. The staff were friendly and helpful. We would definitely do this again. 5/5

Alice Carter, August 2010: Our stay was excellent. The gentleman at the porters lodge was incredibly helpful and accommodating. Just a couple of points - the 9am check out time did seem very early. We were in a double room, which worked out at £50 per person, which seemed quite expensive when the single rooms were the same price per person. The toiletries were lovely though, clean linen and the towels were incredibly soft! 4/5

Mrs Jan Laidlow, August 2010: We thought the standard of the room really very basic but of course do understand these are student rooms and did not expect anything different. We would like to say that the gardens are outstanding and thoroughly enjoyed a long morning meander- the weather was kind. The porter also deserves a special mention - he was charming and helpful. Many thanks. 4/5

Howard Webb, August 2010: We very much enjoyed staying at Lady Magaret Hall. It was good to feel part of the university, but to be away from the tourist bustle. We liked the freedom to come and go as we pleased with our 'magic key', while knowing that the friendly porter was always there to help. The breakfast was splendid and the gardens were a joy to walk in. You did not mention that it was easy to walk from LMH into the city through the University Parks....this was an unexpected bonus....pleasant surroundings and no traffic....The close proximity of the Boat House (overlooking the Cherwell) for a delicious dinner was an added joy ..it was our wedding anniversary. Thank you to all resposible. 4/5

Andrea Malits, August 2010: The staff was very friendly, particularly the porters. Thank you very much indeed. I also appreciated the wonderful college garden. 4/5

Margaret P. High, August 2010: I greatly enjoyed my experience at Lady Margaret Hall. I chose it for its beautiful gardens, and they did indeed provide a peaceful retreat at the end of a full day in central Oxford. My accommodation was clean and comfortable, the porters kind and informative and the breakfast excellent. I look forward to a return visit. Many thanks! 5/5

Mrs A GOSDEN, August 2010: What excellent service from all staff, smiling and helpful over every tiny query.Any 5* hotel staff could learn much from your porters! We played croquet under the trees with students many decades younger - fun for all. Thank you - we will be back! Caldicot Castle Croquet Club - August tour 2010 5/5

Robert Doyle, August 2010: Loved the accommodation. Only negative thing was check-out at 9am, this was too early and 11am would be better. 5/5

Chris Rembold, August 2010: need more bottled water since tap water not drinkable 3/5

Shelagh Sweeney, July 2010: The rooms were excellent, the porter welcomed us warmly, and all the staff we encountered were helpful and friendly. The grounds are beautiful, and I am sure we shall return. 5/5

maureen zelzer, July 2010: room spotless and on arrival assistance by gentleman at the lodge was very good. Couldn't work out how to get breakfast so gave it a miss (no problem as don't need a big meal so early) parking is brilliant. I would use this service agai and recommend it to other guides 4/5

Murdith McLean, July 2010: Price is a bit high for the standard of room, but we found the accommodation good and the breakfast excellent. Porters at the lodge were extremely helpful. 4/5

Mariangela Samuda, July 2010: Easy and straightforward booking on line. LMH is a real gem of a place, with its beautiful gardens and quiet surroundings. The room was larger than I thought, very clean, with no frills but the essential (which was exactly what I was after) and extremely peaceful. The bed was confortable and I managed to have a good, uninterrupted sleep. The area is residential and I felt very safe coming back late at night. The dining hall is imposing and stupendous and the breakfast substantial and very good. The staff very friendly and helpful. A great experience to be repeated, hopefully, shortly. 5/5

Ben Ashmore, July 2010: Gentlemen at gatehouse was extremely helpful. Lovely stay 4/5

Paula McReelis, July 2010: A really great experience to stay in college accomodation,would recommend to others. 5/5

Arlene Ryan, July 2010: I loved staying in LMH @ Oxford. It was in a good location for visiting the city and easily accessable. The only down side was the size of the pod bathroom - however it was fully functioning and clean. - Just not quite what I expected. Would definately stay again - wonderful city!! 4/5

Terry Cowling, July 2010: The cubicle containing the en-suite facilities - wash basin, wc and shower - was extremely small. The gardens are lovely. 4/5

A. Kathryn Fern, July 2010: Enjoyed my stay very much. Spacious room, and super breakfast. LMH's setting on the river and beside the university parks is excellent - peaceful and pleasant. 4/5

Marian Kirkpatrick, April 2010: Ideal in all respects, perfect location, beautiful setting, peaceful and tranquil.Helpful, friendly porters with a relaxed approach. A wonderful break in every respect made more special because the sun decided to shine too. Many thanks, I would certainly do it again! 5/5

Marjorie N Wisby, April 2010: I enjoyed Oxford so much I stayed on another 3 days, which rather underscores my satisfaction with the accomodation. 5/5

Catherine Sackley, March 2010: The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable. The setting was beautiful and peaceful. It was a lovely experience, enjoyed by all of our party. There were 9 of us altogether. 4/5

Toto Granucci, March 2010: I had a very enjoyable experience and would certainly stay again. I highly recommend the university rooms. 4/5

Nicolla Greaves, February 2010: For what we needed (a bed for the night) I thought the halls were a great place to stay and considering there are not many reasonably priced hotels in the centre of Oxford itself, the accommodation was perfect. 4/5

Caroline Parr, July 2009: The porters were particularly helpful with details such as bag storage and online access. The room was spartan but clean and tidy. Good value for money. 4/5

Erika Carbo Prachner, July 2009: It was a perfect stay. I will repeat as soon as I can. 5/5

Paul Watkinson, July 2009: My sons and I had a wonderful stay at LMH in July, while I was attending a study week at Oxford University for my Masters. If you want to experience the student life in a modern student building, walk around stunning grounds and have breakfast in an oak panelled dinning room you will not be disappointed. I have booked LMH again for my next study week in September when I will be bringing my wife who is starting a creative writing diploma at Oxford University. 5/5

Mr. D Armstrong, July 2009: We would like to make a special mention of the Porters who were most helpful and very friendly, and also the quality of the breakfast, first class. 4/5

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