Ratings based on 120 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Lynn from Windsor, UK

Great central location in Oxford

Posted Mar 8, 2014
Pros: Staff and attached restaurant Quod for convenience and quality.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Great central location, 2mins walk to main shopping area. Library which features in many Morse and Lewis episodes is just across the road.
Booked a great twin room with both a bath and shower. Staff and very friendly (better than the Malmaison these days) and when we couldn't connect to WiFi came up to see if they could fix it and when not provided another code which worked fine. The restaurant attached (Quod) has a great bar area and you can eat from the main menu there as well as in the main part of the restaurant, good food choice including for vegetarians as well. Great stay highly recommended and will be going back.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Seasoned Traveler from Washington, D.C.

Great Location

Posted Feb 25, 2014 on Hotels.com
The hotel is situated near some of the most historic buildings at Oxford University. The room was clean and the shower was hot with a powerful stream. All of the staff were very courteous and responsive. We also liked the hotel restaurant and the breakfast buffet. Overall, the room charge was relatively expensive, but I'd stay there again.
2 out of 5
by Cheeky from UK

Perfect location but overpriced and small

Posted Feb 19, 2014
Pros: I liked the location, the staff were excellent. The decor/style is great.
Cons: The prices are simply too high for the size/quality of the rooms or at least the room I was given. It should be price structured.
Location: The location is perfect, right in the heart of everything.
The room I had was tiny, very generic and the furniture somewhat worn. Due to the size of the room it was also cluttered and had nowhere for the tea/coffee facilities. The shower wasn't very strong and had no consistency to the lever/dial so was either boiling, cold or merely dribbled at you. The air conditioning did nothing, or so it seemed, so the room was very hot regardless of the buttons or switches. I've just returned from India and it was cooler there than in this room. The staff though were really very lovely and helpful. Would I stay again? Only at a vastly discounted rate and purely for the location.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by john from hertfordshire

Interesting city centre hotel

Posted Feb 15, 2014
Pros: The staff,the decor, the food, the car park
Location: You are right in the centre of Oxford so you can just walk round the colleges and organised walking tours are also readily available.
The Old Bank is an interesting building, tastefully converted with great staff. It is well located in the centre of Oxford and has the excellent bonus of its own car park. The room was very comfortable (great mattress!!) and there was attractive art work both in the room and throughout the building. The food in the restaurant was straightforward but the basic ingredients were very good so the meals were tasty.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Excellent Hotel in superb location

Posted Feb 9, 2014
Pros: Quality
We wanted to stay in the centre of Oxford for old times sake and be close to my old college. The Old Bank was picked off the web but could not have been better. Exceeded all our expectations. A real delight to find such service and high standards. Not cheap but worth every penny.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Mary from camberley

Nice hotel close to centre

Posted Jan 28, 2014
Pros: Friendly staff.
Location: Lots of shops and interesting buildings.
This short break was the first time we have stayed in Oxford, weather not great and most colleges were closed to visitors, however lovely hotel in a great location. Parking at the rear a benefit.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Richard from San Jose, CA

Nice hotel in the heart of Oxford

Posted Jan 24, 2014
The hotel was nice, albeit a little small for the price we paid. However, I think the smallness is something that can't be avoided in England. The room was very clean, and the hotel itself had a lot of history. I wouldn't recommend going to the hotel restaurant for the breakfast. It was much too overpriced for what they offered. It would be better to go to some of the cafes nearby if you want to grab something to eat.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Michelle from Australia

Excellent location

Posted Jan 15, 2014
Great location. Being central to everything meant you could pop into the hotel to drop off or collect things throughout the day before venturing on. Superb service from staff. Rooms include a kettle and small fridge, which is a bonus, and wifi is free. I found it difficult to control the heat in the room as the Old Bank does not use a temperature-controlled thermostat system, all you can do is either turn the air conditioning on or off. I also experienced some issues with noise, both from the street outside and from adjacent rooms (I was on the first floor). Overall it was convenient and the staff went out of their way to provide assistance.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Lovely hotel

Posted Jan 13, 2014
Really good hotel only problem was the hallway floor boards are noisy and as the bed backs onto the hallway woke me up about 10 times
5 out of 5
Recommended
by AimeeM from Chapel Hill, NC

What a gem!

Posted Jan 5, 2014 on Hotels.com
Every aspect of my stay was superb. The hotel itself is charming, and the room, though small-ish, was cozy and oh-so-comfortable! We(my daughter and I) had a small room with twin beds, beautifully decorated, looking out on the courtyard. Shortly after we checked in, church bells started ringing, so we opened the window a tad and each of us spent a few minutes reclining on our down pillows (!) and taking in the charm of it all, before setting out on our walkabout. Dinner in the restaurant (Quod) was delicious. Front desk staff were helpful and knowledgeable. A completely wonderful, too-short visit.