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Old Parsonage Hotel

#2 of 43 Hotels in Oxford
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1 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a long weekend, fabulous room, well tended too and lovely comfy bed with stunning bathroom. Loved the breakfast selection and the menu for dinner served up a delicious treat that represented excellent value. Despite being high end the hotel is very child friendly, be sure to reserve a parking spot as spaces are limited at the hotel... More 

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

Thank you for such lovely feedback (and for providing a factually correct title for your review!) I am equally pleased you mention how welcoming we are to children. We have numerous rooms to accommodate families, our menus are inclusive and adaptable and we often find the library is a favourite spot (with a beeline made towards our Horrible Histories series).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Old Parsonage for five nights. Because we extended our stay, we experienced both a deluxe and a regular room. Both were very comfortable and up-to-date. The hotel staff was very helpful with reservations, information and recommendations, and mailing needs. Food and drink was great and the outside terrace is a fine spot for a summer... More 

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

Thank you Robert - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. The terrace is indeed a great place to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat, even in inclement weather. Our canopy is equipped with subtle lighting and heaters - even a British Summer cannot dampen the ambience! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second stay at the Old Parsonage Hotel. The first time I came with my adult daughter during the end of November; this time, I was with my husband in August. How delighted I was to find the fireplace smoldering with a little fire-so welcoming even in the summer! Take note of the photograph that comes at the... More 

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

Dear Nanette, Thank you so much for your kind words and constructive critique. As I have mentioned in previous replies, we really do value this feedback. I am so pleased you enjoyed your second visit to the Old Parsonage. I do wish to reassure you, and other readers, that the scenario you describe above is a perfect encapsulation of our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, the standard of finish of this hotel in central Oxford is very good. Finishes and standard of decor in rooms of a very high standard, and the inclusion of the expresso coffee machine in room was a nice inclusion. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Included breakfast was well prepared and tasty. Our room was very quiet, a plus... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. Whilst I am pleased you appreciated the high quality and standard of our accommodation, I am sorry you did not feel we offered value for money. Notwithstanding the fact that we offer the best available accommodation in Oxford, in terms of comfort, cleanliness and décor, we provide free parking, high-speed Wi-Fi and complimentary newspapers. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at the Old Parsonage. The location is first rate, with the Ashmolean a stone's throw away. What really stood out for me though was the quality, cleanliness and simplicity of the decor as well as the interchange between the old and the new. Fronting the property there is a characteristic mid-17th century manor house that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lodging in Oxford is expensive. At the Old Parsonage, we felt we got good value for the price. Well-located within easy walking distance of everything of interest at the university as well as lots of places to eat and drink, the hotel is quiet, clean, up-to-date, and elegant. Our room was small, but with plenty of storage space cleverly fitted... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a great location and charming on the outside, but a rabbit warren inside, with various sets of stairs. To get to our room, we had to parade through the dining area carrying luggage, purchases, etc. Can't imagine the diners were happy--they certainly didn't look it-- and we were totally embarrassed every time we had to go outdoors or come... More 

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

I am sorry to learn you didn’t enjoy your stay or feel comfortable. I am uncertain as to whether your discomfort was down to the awkwardness you describe whilst walking through the restaurant, or that you found your accommodation to be uncomfortable. I do hope it is not the latter? There really is no need for anyone to feel embarrassed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for our wedding night and the following night. It was disappointing and very overpriced. It has a very special central and has been restored with absolute care and precision. The front and back courtyards are enticing as they are surrounded by ancient walls that are typical of Oxford. Visitors are able to feel that they are sharing... More 

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

We did speak shortly after this review was posted and discussed many of the issues you raise and the disappointment you experienced. Whilst this disappointment is regrettable, we mutually agreed that certain expectations of yours were not met. For my part, I do not believe the hotel is necessarily at fault, as I will explain. Where we have made mistakes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights in this excellent boutique hotel. Its very well located with easy walks to many of the colleges and key sites in Oxford. The building is very atmospheric and the rooms well appointed and comfortable. The hotel may in part be very old but the rooms are modern. The hotel has a restaurant and also a much... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hosted a cocktail party at the Old Parsonage. They were impeccably organized and adaptable, which was reassuring given that it was a downpour on the day of my (outdoor) event. The set up and service were lovely, and the staff went out of their way to make the event a success. This is a lovely hotel for lunch, tea,... More 

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