Ratings based on 68 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Chic, expensive, very greyPosted Sep 15, 2014
Pros: staff, cleanliness, attention to details
Cons: See experience above
Location: Oxford is a lovely town to spend time in as a tourist. So much history, so accessible.
This is a delightful old hotel, but the interior with all the new grey decor is a little charmless for my taste. However, in the new style of stark minimalism, there is no faulting the taste of the decor. No iron or board in the room had staff scrabbling to locate one for me ( they did!), and I would have appreciated coffee/tea making facilities in the room. The duvet was crinkly, it sounded like rustling paper every time you moved in bed.Also, our bed, a queen had a camber at the sides, so one felt as if one were falling out all night! The outdoor patio restaurant was completely charming, but the indoor restaurant is a little dark, and it is is odd that guests have to go through the dining room with their suitcases past diners.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Doncaster
Good quality hotelPosted Sep 7, 2014
Pros: The fab refurbishment and the fact that it didn't take away the character of the hotel, you get what you pay for.
Cons: More free or minimal cost parking spaces please.
Location: It's about 5 mins walk to centre ( Randolph Hotel ) Also near to Jericho area where there are some nice restaurants.
The rooms are very good, ours was not that big but the emphasis is on quality, fabrics, bedding mini bar, bathroom all top quality. It's not cheap but no more expensive than any other 4/5 star. Didn't like being charged to go to the bar for my own drink, even if you are informed of this(which I wasn't) but received a refund when I complained. The parking situation is first come first serve and there are few spaces but Expedia should inform people of this as the hotel does not imply that you will definitely get a free space. We will stay again though, it's a very cosy and friendly place, close to the centre and the Jericho area of oxford.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from London
Lovely hotel - very centralPosted Aug 19, 2014
We had a fabulous stay - the hotel staff provided the best customer service I've ever received in the UK - nothing was too much trouble for them. The hotel was modern with lots of innovative ideas like a night light in the bathroom, well placed lighting and mirrors throughout the room (hard to get right in many hotels). All the fixtures and fittings were quality - the shower was amazing. The library was a quiet haven to unwind. We loved our afternoon tea and the whole experience - we look forward to visiting it again in future.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Lovely boutique hotel.Posted Jul 7, 2014
Located in a lovely old building but lovingly restored with every amenity. I would highly recommend it.
for Everyoneby Mils from New York
Wonderful stay at The Old Parsonage in OxfordPosted Jun 24, 2014
Location: Lovely walk down to the town center, where you can see museums and colleges. Lots of evening events at different colleges. Shopping at bookstores.
I can't say enough about our recent stay at the Old Parsonage. Every aspect of the hotel was wonderful. The rooms were beautiful, calm, and comfortable. The library for patrons was amazing- we spent two hours here after dinner one night, sipping wine that was brought up for us there. The staff went out of their way to be helpful. We had high tea in the courtyard our first day and it was delicious. I will def. return to this hotel.
for Everyoneby Alex from Washington DC
Nice hotel in Oxford centerPosted Jun 11, 2014
Pros: Staff very efficient, friendly, helpful. Great location and historic building make it nice.
Cons: They used to have in room coffee and tea makers and real pitchers of milk in the mini fridge which was divine for the jet lagged traveller. Tubs impt.
Location: Oxford university is right there all around you.
I loved the hotel more before they redid it. The smaller rooms don't have bathtubs anymore. The rooms have all been redecorated in pinstriped mens suit fabric. Its like sleeping in a businessman's meeting. The new decor is cold gray and black whereas before it was a beautiful soothing white and cream. On the plus side, the mattresses are fantastic, the service has improved, the food is very good, the location is excellent and its a nice small hotel and there isn't another to compare in Oxford.
for Everyoneby David C from Singapore
Wonderful experience.Posted Jun 4, 2014
Pros: Location and service quality.
Location: All the attractions of Oxford esp The Ashmolean Museum. The restaurants in Oxford are reasonably priced, good quality and polite service.
I would recommend the hotel to anyone going to Oxford. It is 5 minutes walk from the city centre. For anyone who wants to visit Oxford without being in the centre itself this is a great location. The service is excellent and very polite and attentive staff. The restaurant is excellent too.
by A verified traveler
Nice hotel but expensivePosted Jun 2, 2014
Excellent staff. Immaculate condition. Comfy room. Great shower. Lovely library area to relax in. On the down side there's no tea / coffee making facilities in room and they charge you for delivering this to your room. Think this is not ideal when they're charging you more than £200 per night! Our room was also by a fire door which woke us up early in the morning each night we stayed. Having said that it's a lovely hotel.
Recommendedby R from Surrey
Lovely but priceyPosted May 30, 2014 on Hotels.com
Everything was great - lovely old charming hotel, amazing bed, friendly staff, high standard of cleanliness, good location etc etc - but I still think it's massively overpriced for the size of the room (double room was £269 without breakfast when booked on this site - with no refund possible).
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great location!Posted May 28, 2014
A beautiful hotel right in the heart of oxford. Perfect if you want to explore the city by foot, very close to Eagle and Child. Staff are all very helpful and friendly. Lovely big bedroom with a great bathroom.