Ratings based on 50 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby Lucie from Surrey
Lovely Boutique HotelPosted Oct 21, 2013
Great hotel, only a short walk ( 5 mins ) into central Oxford. Our room was ready before the 3pm check in, small room but clean and had everything you would need. Hotel staff were efficient and friendly, would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a short city break with a hotel that has character and an excellent restaurant.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Magnificent city centre hotelPosted Oct 21, 2013
Pros: Staff, catering and location are all superlative examples of what a hotel should be.
Cons: They are about to undergo a refit! I could have upgraded to a "bigger double" (if available) but at a huge premium!
Location: Its in Oxford!, within walking distance of just about everything.It is next to St Giles`s Church if you cant stand the sound of bells!
This is a wonderful place to stay. it is expensive, but, for the most part, good value for money.My "standard" double had everything one might need for such a hotel,BUT, the room was very small. It would make a good single room for somebody without a lot of luggage.The breakfast, afternoon teas and dinner were excellent in choice, presentation and service.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Tiny, underfurnished roomsPosted Oct 20, 2013
I have stayed at this hotel twice, and each time I've had a bad experience. It's just not a great hotel, especially for business travellers. The rooms are *tiny*-- a tight fit for one, there is no way two people could be comfotable in this hotel. The room features a desk so small you can't actually work on it; no bureau/chest of drawers for your clothes (should you be the type who likes to unpack); tiny bedside tables that can't hold more than the clock that is the room; and small beds (my room, which was pretty typical, had a double (twin) bed--not a king, and not a queen--just a double). And one pet peeve--why do I have to walk up and down stairs and through the dining room to get to my room? It's another example of feeling so cramped. That said, the amenities are high end, and the staff try very hard to please. But I'll never stay here again.
Recommendedby The Thompsons from Edmonton, Canada
Posted Sep 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel desk connected us with walking tour guide who was excellent - great way to see the sights of Oxford and learn the history in an interesting way. They also allowed us a late check-out time to accommodate our sightseeing. They have done a good job of providing modern rooms within a very old, historic building.
Recommendedby Heather S from Trumbull CT
All expectations surpassed!Posted Sep 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
Love the Old Parsonage. The free walking tour allowed me to meet other guests, and that made my brief stay feel very welcoming and homey. The staff was fantastic--particularly Voytek. The place would not be the same without him. Can't wait to check it out after the planned brief renovation! Kudos!
for Business Travelersby Ford from U.S.A.
Not the best choice for business travel.Posted Sep 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
The wireless internet simply does not work. (The signal strength is fine, but the network connection/bandwidth is terrible, rendering the entire service effectively useless.) This is important if you are traveling for business. As for the hotel itself, it is not cheap. So, given the cost, the experience is only average.
for Couplesby Jimmy from Naples, Florida
Charming HotelPosted Aug 13, 2013
Pros: Convenient to city - very helpful staff.
Cons: New rooms need some post build adjustments - not much just door latches and details.
Location: Oxford - lots to do and good restaurants.
Parking tricky - few spaces - charming staff. We stayed in the renovated section - comfortable and modern.
for Everyoneby Cheryl from Nottingham
Brilliant for short breakPosted Aug 10, 2013
Pros: Staff and location
Cons: Room very clean and well appointed but a little dark and stuffy
Location: Could hardly be bettered for exploring Oxford
Excellent location. Staff extremely pleasant and helpful. Complimentary guided tour very enjoyable and informative. Room a little noisy from early morning due to workmen. Otherwise no complaints.
for Everyoneby Robert from Alaska, AK
Graduation visitPosted Jul 29, 2013
Pros: Location. Tasteful entrance and decor
Cons: Air conditioning. Residents facilities
Location: Oxford- museums and shopping
Wonderful ambience. Room hot and air conditioning inadequate for the heat wave. Residents have slightly dull private garden . Was disappointed that there no ability to eat in charming front garden. For the price of the room, I would have assumed that residents would have been given priority.
for Everyoneby Alison from Essex, UK
Excellent hotel!Posted Jul 3, 2013
Pros: Its character and location
Cons: Limited parking spaces
Location: Walking distance of the centre of Oxford
We stayed here whilst visiting Oxford for our daughter's graduation. It's a lovely hotel, full of character and was within walking distance of everywhere we needed to go. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately our stay was only a short one so we didn't get to eat in the restaurant but we did have cocktails in the courtyard which were very nice! We would defintely visit again when we are next in Oxford!