We stayed here for my husband's surprise 50th birthday. We had 2 rooms, 30 and 25, directly above The Pike Room in the old part of the hotel, which we used on Saturday night for a private family function. Nothing could have been better, (but if you want a peaceful night try not to stay in room 25 as it is directly above the function room, and so can be noisy), as this gave us privacy and the feel of being in our own home. The food was absolutely delicious, and Andre, the restaurant manager, arranged every detail perfectly, giving me sound advice on the wine, flowers, cakes etc., so that we enjoyed our evening without a single hitch.
The ambience was magical, and suits the Oxbridge college atmosphere. If you want flash 5 star, the The Randolph is probably your cup of tea. It is expensive here: our rooms were £250 per night each, which is difficult to justify for the quality of the rooms alone, but the service is excellent, the hotel beautifully decorated, well manicured, maintained and in a perfect location. The breakfast was very good, but the bacon disappointing. Parking is a real issue. A hidden gem.More
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