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Get an overview of this hotelLuxury Oxford hotel in Oxford City Centre, walk to Ashmolean Museum


Located in Oxford City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from Oxford Playhouse and Ashmolean Museum. Exeter College and Covered Market are also within 10 minutes.

Hotel Features

A full-service spa, a restaurant, and a health club are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a spa tub, and a sauna are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 151 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Minibars, premium bedding, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.

Renovations & Closures

The property is undergoing renovations. The following areas are affected:
  • Exterior
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Macdonald Randolph Hotel features a health club and a spa tub. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

Event facilities measuring 2948 square feet (274 square meters) include meeting rooms. This luxury hotel also offers a sauna, spa services, and tour/ticket assistance. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Macdonald Randolph Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2948 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 274 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Sauna 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-in 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Health club 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 151 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Restaurant 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Room service (24 hours) 

Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Acanthus Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Morse Bar - Onsite cocktail bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 

Spa Services

The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include massages, facials, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

Guests under 17 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Massages 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 17 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3:30 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 25.00 per pet, per night
  • Dogs only

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 7 rooms. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 21.50 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 28.50 per night
  • Pet fee: GBP 25.00 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
  • Facilities fee: GBP 15 per person, per day and includes use of:
- Fitness facilities
- Spa
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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  • Macdonald Randolph Hotel Oxford
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We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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3.9 out of 5
77% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
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Hotel in Central Oxford

3 out of 5
Posted Feb 14, 2017
The car park was an additional £28.50. It was very convenient being across the road from the Ashmolean museum.
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Good location. Bathroom really good

3 out of 5
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Room too hot and they could not adjust central heating. told us to open window and turn off heating!! Very noisy room - could hear everything from the road outside the window and from the corridor outside the door
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Good central position for all of Oxford offerings

4 out of 5
by from Surrey
Posted Feb 5, 2017
A good central position of seeing all that Oxford has to offer. Prices a bit above average for food and beverage, but service and staff are very good. Small issues where very old building meets 21st cen expectation of well fitting windows.
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Beautiful hotel in centre of oxford

5 out of 5
by from p
Posted Feb 4, 2017
Very comfy. Best shower at a hotel for a long time. Very good concierge service and general service. Cooked breakfast only luke warm and I found the coffee bitter, and the room was very hot, but really those are minor points and we were made to feel very cosseted and special, which is what you want when you treat yourself to a really nice hotel. Thank you
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Nice old English hotel

3 out of 5
Posted Jan 31, 2017
Nice old English hotel. The best way to describe this property. It is a well-located hotel with the emeninties found in a Victorian hotel. The rooms are very small, the wifi , like the decor, is also Victorian. The restaurant is the best proponent of eating out and the bar is well-stocked and pricey. That said, I enjoyed my stay. Just don't expect the four star rating to provide four star accommodations.
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Good location, tired facilities

3 out of 5
Posted Jan 30, 2017
Cons: Improve the sound-proofing so that the rooms are quieter.
We chose this hotel for its location, and its car parking service (important in Oxford city centre). It was good on both those counts. But on other measures the hotel didn't live up to its "star" rating. The staff weren't terribly friendly, the breakfast was slow and poorly stocked, and the room was noisy because the floorboards in the corridor outside squeaked every time somebody walked past.
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Location is good

2 out of 5
by from bc
Posted Jan 23, 2017
Renovations and very noisy staff early in the morning. Elevators very small and smell. Front desk staff friendly and efficient. Doorman non existent when you need help . Service in restaurants poor . Pub/lounge very nice
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Excellent location,close to museums restaurants .

5 out of 5
by from Cape Cod Massachusetts
Posted Jan 12, 2017
Lovely hotel,unfortunately in the middle of some renovations.Excellent staff. Good sized room,with very nice accents.
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A traditional hotel in a fantastic city location

5 out of 5
by from Swansea
Posted Jan 10, 2017
We only stopped for one night and as a result we didn't really get to see much of the hotel (which seemed to be having some restoration work undertaken in Jan.2017). What we did see: Valet parking (at a price) with friendly staff; Friendly staff at reception and an early check in request was accommodated; Lovely old stately hotel, lovely wide staircases, landings with chairs and books; The bedroom was quite small and 'aged' as per the hotel, however it was excellently equipped and the bed was very comfortable. The ensuite was clean, modern and more than adequate, again with all the features you would expect in a quality hotel (robes etc); Breakfast in the rather stately restaurant was excellent. Service was good and both the quality and choice of breakfasts was superb. Would I stay again, yes please, but for two nights next time 😀
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Room 304 as a double was just a little too Small

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 8, 2017
Overall very very good .Highy recommended . Will cone back in 2017
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