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Old Parsonage Hotel

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1 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 26/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 26/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 48 hotels in Oxford
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Ranked as one of the best hotels in Oxford, the 17th century Old Parsonage is situated in the heart of this historic city at the end of the beautiful boulevard St Giles. The hotel combines the original charm and character of the building with the very latest comfort, amenity and technology available today. The Parsonage Grill, famous for its intimate, bohemian, clubby atmosphere, serves classic British food with a modern, light touch. Open every day of the year, breakfast, lunch, dinner and our famous afternoon teas can be enjoyed in the company of Oxford's academic and literary elite.
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1 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN England
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Alex J wrote a review 1 Sep
London, United Kingdom47 contributions46 helpful votes
Our daughter will be starting at Oxford University soon, so we decided to treat her to an overnight stay in the city to celebrate her achievement. From the moment we arrived at the hotel we were impressed to find that a parking space had been reserved for us by name in the car park. We weren't expecting our rooms to be ready as we arrived at noon, but were delighted to find we were able to get in straight away. We received a very warm welcome from Grace Du Feu who did our check-in. We told her the reason for our stay and shortly after we went to our rooms, she came up with a gorgeous plate of complimentary pastries for our daughter with 'Congratulations' etched in chocolate on the plate. Our daughter was thrilled with this. It was such a kind and thoughtful gesture. To get to the room we passed through the restaurant decorated with beautiful works of contemporary and historical art. The rooms themselves are sublime. Tastefully decorated, super-comfortable beds with luxurious linen and high end bath products in the generously sized bathroom Everything was spotlessly clean. Pleasing little touches from the generous bowl of summer fruits, flowers and books on the bedsides really reflect the importance placed on guest satisfaction. The room was very peaceful and had really efficient air conditioning (unusual for many UK hotels). We had breakfast served in our room. All fresh and delicious. In my opinion this is an outstanding hotel. We will most definitely be returning guests.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: It would be hard to imagine anything better than Room/Suite 9.
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Ruth L wrote a review Aug 2021
Monmouth, United Kingdom11 contributions8 helpful votes
First impressions are so important and as we were driving to Oxford we had asked for a parking space. As we drove up a space with our name was there waiting for us. From check in to check out the staff could not do enough for us and we felt valued customers. We had booked a deluxe room which was excellent. The bed was so comfortable (and big!) and had a very spacious bathroom with a very good shower. Complimentary coffee, milk and water and the biscuits were an added bonus. The breakfast was delicious and served outside as weather was good. Staff very attentive. Location of hotel was brilliant and we walked everywhere we needed to. An excellent 2 night stay in a charming old building.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Our Deluxe room faced church but was quiet. At end of corridor so no passing guests.
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Claire W wrote a review Aug 2021
Farnham, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
This hotel has the perfect mix of historical charm blended with spotless modernisation and contemporary cool. The staff were lovely, the food exceptional (dinner at the Grill and breakfast) and the place has a really warm welcoming home from home atmosphere. It was worth it!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Camille Bourgois, Other at Old Parsonage Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for this lovely review of your recent stay with us. We are glad you had such a wonderful time at the Old Parsonage Hotel and hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Camille Bourgois Front Office Manager
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Jonathan B wrote a review Aug 2021
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We've lived in Oxford for 5 years and always kept saying that we must go for meal at the Old Parsonage but never got round to it. However we booked the Pike Room for our wedding Reception meal and an overnight stay for our wedding night and it was just perfect! The venue is stunning from the moment you step into its front courtyard and every single member of staff we encountered was extremely professional and yet so friendly and down to earth! Every staff member seemed to know it was our wedding day which was an extra special touch. The room we stayed in was stunning, completely spotless, beautiful decor and incredibly comfortable. Also very quiet at night despite being in a city centre. Breakfast was delicious, the full English is truly not to be missed it used very high quality ingredients. The highlight was having our reception meal with family in the Pike Room. The room is beautiful and food was outstanding. The best scallops and steak I've ever eaten (and all our guests agreed!). Our waitress was spectacular, such a high level of attentiveness and so friendly. Nearly all guests ordered steak cooked differently and she remembered every single person's order to perfection, waiting tables is not always an easy job for a large group but she was such a pro! Very good with our 4 year old nephew as well and made it so welcoming no matter the age range of the group! The venue, food and staff made our wedding reception unforgettable and truly special and we didn't want to leave! We'll definitely be going back for many more meals in the future and would highly recommend a stay in one of the rooms!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Camille Bourgois, Other at Old Parsonage Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for this glowing review of the Old Parsonage. What a pleasure to read that we reached every expectation on your special day. Our team was delighted that they could contribute in a humble way in making your celebration such a fabulous one. Every member of the Old Parsonage joins me in wishing you a lifetime of happiness together and hopes to welcome you back soon – on your anniversary perhaps? Best wishes, Camille Bourgois Front Office Manager
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HonestEnglishman71 wrote a review Aug 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom17 contributions22 helpful votes
Visited just last week as a treat for my 50th Birthday and had a really good time. My wife had booked everything, so it was all a surprise to me, and I loved the whole stay. We were put in the Randolph suite on the top floor which was lovely, really spacious room with everything we needed, even a bottle of wine and little cakes to acknowledge my birthday. Receptionists were welcoming and even took our luggage to the room. Breakfasts were all superb, we took turns over four mornings with the full English, scrambled and poached eggs, omelette, granola, porridge and also tried the smoothies, everything was spot on. ( I even had a couple more cakes with a candle in on my actual Birthday morning ) All the staff and servers at breakfast were faultless. The room itself was kept spotlessly clean, everything was replaced or topped up as required, on one occasion I'm sure that housekeeping had cleaned the shower and replaced the towels within the evening turn down service, which is surely above and beyond. All in all, I'm very glad to have stayed and didn't really want to leave! The only tiny negative I have is the car park is a little tight, if you arrive when the restaurant already full, you might struggle, but that's it, that's all I have in terms of a moan, and in fact the problem is probably due to other people driving unnecessarily large cars rather than the size of the plot! 😊 So, finishing on a good note, thank you for a great stay, and the great service.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Camille Bourgois, Other at Old Parsonage Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive and complimentary review. We are thrilled to read you had such a fabulous stay at the Old Parsonage, from every meal experience to the warm welcome of our team. We are very proud of our 2 brand new Churchill Suites (namely Winston and Randolph) and are glad to hear you loved them as much as we do! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Kindest regards, Camille Bourgois Front Office Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Parsonage Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Old Parsonage Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Oxford University Museum of Natural History (0.3 km), University of Oxford (0.2 km), and Pitt Rivers Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Old Parsonage Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Old Parsonage Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Old Parsonage Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Old Parsonage Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Old Parsonage Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pierre Victoire, Jude the Obscure, and The Standard.
Is Old Parsonage Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Oxford.
Are any cleaning services offered at Old Parsonage Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Old Parsonage Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Polish, and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to Old Parsonage Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Oxford Castle & Prison (0.9 km), Bodleian Library (0.7 km), and Sheldonian Theatre (0.7 km).
Does Old Parsonage Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.