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Old Parsonage Hotel

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Well located, very well refurbished, uniformly charming staff and a good breakfast. So what's not to like? Well parking is challenging, (just like all of Oxford) And, like old bookstores, The Old Parsonage has more stairs inside than it looks to have room for. But the climb was worth it.

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Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 10 March 2015

LOVE this hotel! Amazing service! This is exactly what I hoped in a country hotel. Roaring fire, beautiful facilities, newly renovated, delicious restaurant, and of course high tea. Highly recommend!!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Nicely refurbished, lovely guest only roof terrace and library area - needed on a busy weekend as the restaurant and bar area is very popular. We visited in February and despite freezing temperatures outside this hotel has a very cosy feel due to the roaring fire in the entrance hallway and use of rich colours internally. Well placed external lighting...

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

Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased to hear you took full advantage of our residents’ library; it is an oasis of calm, away from the vibrancy of the bar and restaurant which, as you point out, are very popular. You can be assured of a warm welcome at any time of year and we do hope to...

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Once you get over the sticker shock, there is much to love about the Old Parsonage. It is the third closest hotel to central Oxford, and by a good bit the 'nicest'. It is also the priciest (though depending on the room, the Randolph can be higher). It is not for people who don't like small spaces or stairs, because...

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

Thank you for your review. During our refurbishment last year, we were keen to retain the aesthetic of the Old Parsonage whilst introducing modern comforts. We are a boutique property, representative of a high quality ‘country house’ ambience, so it is fair to say that we differ from US properties. We do recognise our many returning visitors and are also...

Tiverton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Good classic style hotel. No complaints. We have used this hotel on a number of occasions and it serves us well. Parking is also available, although it is very limited! Comfortable rooms and the restaurant serves reasonable food.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2015

A beautiful hotel in the heart of Oxford - great location. (As a result of this parking is difficult!) We have previously stayed at the sister hotel The Old Bank but I think this might be my new favourite. The rooms have been thoughtfully equipped and everything is of a very high quality. Our junior suite had plenty of room...

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you had such an enjoyable stay with us and that you have joined that ever-increasing number who claim the Old Parsonage as their favourite hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 24 February 2015

Stayed for 2 nights mid February. This hotel has been beautifully refurbished. The accommodation whilst not large has been carefully thought out and good use has been made of limited space. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the food and service good. Particularly liked the library area. Would definitely stay again.

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

Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased to hear the refurbishment is to your liking. We are a boutique property and do always make the best use of available space; it is gratifying to learn that this is in evidence. We look forward to welcoming you on another occasion!

Brentwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2015

The staff here were simply wonderful - friendly, helpful, and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. Dinner was good, and our room was comfortable and well equipped. Fabulous shower. Breakfast a bit hit and miss but the staff made up for that in their responsiveness.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. The staff here are a constant source of pride to us and great ambassadors for the hotel - I will share your comments with them. I am also pleased to hear you found your room so comfortable - those waterfall showers are pretty special, aren't they? We do hope to see you...

Oxford
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Having just finished a visit to the William Blake exhibition at the Ashmolean we chose to take coffee and snack at this hostelry.Considering it was lunch time and quite busy they couldn't have been more charming and accommodating despite our small spend. Both coffee and sandwich were excellent and graciously served by a most professional French gentleman.

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Tring, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2015

I had a great stay at The Old Parsonage, the staff were welcoming and the facilities were great. The location was superb, an easy walk into central Oxford. I would recommend this hotel as a relaxing and comfortable place to stay, I would stay here again!

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

Thank you for your comments, Charlotte. You have succinctly summed up everything we are proud to offer about the Old Parsonage. (If I didn't already work here, I would want to visit!) We look forward to welcoming you again!

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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 

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Address: 1 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: RM1,137 - RM2,252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Parsonage Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Small rooms have small beds not suitable for couples.”
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“Make use of the resident's library, great for a pre-dinner drink.”
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“Choose the old section - smaller rooms but you escape the new build extension”
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