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Old Parsonage Hotel

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This is a truly special place to stay. The staff go out of their way to be helpful. This place represents the real traditional English hotel experience but with a modern twist. The restaurant is beautiful and the food - especially the breakfast - is superb. It is not cheap so be prepared to pay a lot for your stay...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This hotel works very hard to make its visitors happy. From inquiring the week before if we needed a parking place (at a premium in Oxford) to a substantial supply of umbrellas (for rainy days) and loaner bikes (for sunny days), there's not a lot one could do to improve. Some have mentioned the lack of elevators, but the staff...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2014

We stayed in a junior suite here for a few nights, very nice room but for the price we expected more attention to detail. Not everyone drinks just coffee and the coffee maker was useless for making a cup of tea. Would have been more impressed if a decent kettle had been provided rather than the coffee maker and milk...

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1Thank endurium
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Food 4* Service 5* Dining area 5* VFM 4* We went as a family for afternoon tea. The place is an easy walk from the city centre. The atmosphere inside is lovely, old fashioned with silver service and attentive team members. It was a very nice 'experience' although at £40+ for 5 people having tea and scones it really should...

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California, U.S.A.
Reviewed 18 November 2014

We stayed in the Old Parsonage Hotel at least 20 years ago and on our was from South Wales to London Heathrow to fly home we broke the journey at Oxford for 2 nights on October 28th and 29th 2014 and opted to return to the hotel. It has been refurbished but retains its slightly old fashioned charm. Our room...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Brilliant new refurbishment - cost downstairs public areas with open fire and sensational new library on the roof. Service friendly but impeccable with good staff ratio. Bedrooms good and beds very comfortable. Good location for the centre and bars/cafes of Jericho together with nice ambiance - maybe not bohemian as the literature suggests but relaxed and unpretentious. Not cheap but...

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1Thank 246sam
Florence, Italy
Reviewed 11 November 2014

This is a small hotel right in the middle of the city, but from the inside you'd never know it. It is quiet and homely, a lovely haven for a romantic weekend. After its overhaul early in 2014, it looks terrific inside and out. Our suite was pristine, new throughout, with digital stereo at the bedside, very nice TV, silent...

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2Thank roomix
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2014 via mobile

Loved the hotel. Really plush and stylish experience. The beds were comfortable too. Staff were lovely and very attentive, special thanks to Erica who served us at breakfast and made our morning very enjoyable. Cool lights in the bathroom that go on automatically in the night so you don't stable. Luxurious toiletries, fluffy towels and the best shower! Thank you...

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Phoenix
Reviewed 27 October 2014

We stayed here at the end of our visit to the UK. We had stayed in a number of wonderful properties but this was the best one. The renovation has brought this boutique hotel up to the highest possible standard but you still have the fun of staying in a building dating back to the 1600s. We had an oversized...

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3Thank JamesR36
northamptonshire
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Right, lets get the good stuff out of the way before the detail! On arrival parking space reserved with my name, tick. Seamless check in with very helpfull genuine staff, tick Lovely room with big bed and very clean, tick Great staff who gave the impression nothing was too much trouble and went beyond the norm to accomodate us, tick...

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Toby A, Front Office Manager at Old Parsonage Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Our 'can do' attitude ensures that the blind man will be here before the weekend, to measure the bathroom window. As the nights draw in and the leaves tumble, greater discretion will provided... Our cheese straws are homemade and prepared daily, using a shortcrust type pastry, so don't have the crunch of a flaky...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ranked as the best hotel 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 recently completed restoration combines the original charm and character of the building with the very latest comfort, amenity and technology available today. The Old Parsonage restaurant and bar, 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Parsonage Hotel

Address: 1 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: RM915 - RM2,052 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Parsonage Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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