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Old Parsonage Hotel
Ranked #1 of 44 Hotels in Oxford
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“Anniversary night away”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Lovely hotel, not in the city centre but close enough to walk in. "Cosy" is a good word to sum up this hotel. We paid for the larger room, glad we did as it still wasn't very big.
The hotel bar and restaurant are also not very big, but busy for afternoon tea over the bank holiday weekend. Much quieter for dinner which was very delicious but very expensive. We didn't mind as it was an anniversary night way.
All staff were friendly, polite & helpful.
We will go back but be a bit more mindful of the pennies.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

I've stayed in few hotels that provide French press (cafetiere) coffee in the room so this was a welcome surprise. Other delights: manicures and massages in the room - you've got to love it when the spa comes to you!!

Staff was polite and helpful and the location was convenient to the shopping streets and main museums. I would stay here again

Room Tip: Our room was at the back of the hotel and quiet despite the busy street.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 May 2013 via mobile

We stayed one cold night in mid-May. The lobby was wonderful with a fire in the fireplace and drinks in the cozy bar area. Our room, which had a balcony overlooking a beautiful garden, was clean and bright and the service was first-rate even though they appeared to be very busy. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Absolutely first class service, food really really lovely and the vegetarian breakfast a joy

However, a lady on her own shouldn't have to ask for an upstairs bedroom when the ground floor rooms have Juliet balconies...not very safe when you want the windows open at night

But otherwise perfect!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

We stayed for one night at The Old Parsonage, and had been upgraded on arrival (my wife and her bridesmaids had stayed there the night before our wedding). The room was a little small, but the bed was comfortable and we had a view out onto the courtyard, as well as free wi-fi. The bathroom had both bath and shower, and there were plenty of super shower gels, shampoo and body lotion for us. Fresh milk was brought up to the room for us, along with some very tasty shortbread biscuits, and the mini bar was extremely well stocked with lots of treats. Breakfast was a great spread, with freshly cooked English breakfast to order, as well as toast and muesli, and fresh coffee too. The staff were kind, helpful and utterly professional. I think our only gripe was that, as we paid the bill, we were asked if we wanted to add a tip, something we have not been asked before in a UK hotel, and it came across as rather unnecessary and unprofessional.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the road if you like more peace and quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2013 via mobile

We have been visiting Oxford for many years and normally stay in The Old Bank but this time we decided to try the sister hotel The Old Parsonage and we are so pleased we gave it a try.

Upon arrival we managed to find a car park space, it is worth noting that there are limited parking facilities, but we had informed the hotel we required a space and there appeared to be several spaces reserved. At the front of the hotel there is a lovely patio area with wooden tables and chairs with large umbrellas. This could be used for breakfast, afternoon tea or eating out in the evening. We used this for afternoon tea which was delicious and well priced, also we have drinks before our evening meal, it was very relaxing to just let the world go by.

We booked a standard double room, which was on the small side, we normally book a suite when we travel as we like spacious rooms, when we return we will make a point of booking a larger room as it was quite cramped, however this did not spoil our stay. The rooms were very clean with all the usual amenities, a nice touch was fresh milk was available in a jug when required rather than those small plastics containers, also handmade delicious shortbread biscuits. The room was a/c but there was a french door which was lovely to open to let the fresh air in.

We ate in the Resturant on one of our nights stay, the food was very tasty and reasonably priced, we could only manage a main course as we had afternoon tea. There was a good choice of wine again well priced.

The staff were very helpful and friendly and couldn't do enough to make your stay enjoyable and homely.

We have rated this hotel as very good, this is because we feel the bedrooms need to be refurbished. We were told by reception that the hotel is due to undergo a major refurbishment program at the end of 2013 and we look forward to returning when this has been completed. This would then make this hotel perfect and our rating would change to excellent.

One thing to bear in mind is there appears to be no lift and the stairs are narrow and steep and some people might find this difficult.

We would definately recommend this hotel to our friends and look forward to returning.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

I stayed at Old Parsonage hotel in a deluxe double room whilst on a conference in Oxford. The Hotel is very central and conveniently located. The rooms were comfortable and the bathrooms basic but light and roomy by English standards. Breakfasts were good coffee and fantastic croissants. The only down side was the noise on the street outside at night. If you are a light sleeper ask for a room at the back. The highlight was the wonderful staff who were bright, helpful and with personality

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Old Parsonage Hotel
Address: 1 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Oxford
#1 Business Hotel in Oxford
#3 Family Hotel in Oxford
#5 Romantic Hotel in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Parsonage Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ranked as the best hotel in Oxford, the 17th century Old Parsonage is situated in the heart of this historic city at the end of the beautiful boulevard St Giles. The recently completed restoration combines the original charm and character of the building with the very latest comfort, amenity and technology available today. The Old Parsonage restaurant and bar, famous for its intimate, bohemian, clubby atmosphere, serves classic British food with a modern, light touch. Open every day of the year, breakfast, lunch, dinner and our famous afternoon teas can be enjoyed in the company of Oxford's academic and literary elite. ... more   less 
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