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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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Very pretty hotel and very friendly staff . Hotel very comfortable and chic but at the same time has a very cosy ambiance with the smell of log fires lingering in the background. The front court yard / garden is just the perfect place to sip a pimms or some other cocktail.

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Nether Alderley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We were so looking forward to staying here after reading the reviews and it was a special weekend that had been planned for some time, we didn't mind paying £400.00 for one night but have to say extremely disappointed with the size of the room, the 'double' bed was tiny and there was barely enough room for two people to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends in Oxford recommended The Old Parsonage to us several years ago and we enjoyed our stay so returned this past week. The hotel has undergone a major renovation and is a very comfortable property. Rooms are not big but unless you have a pile of luggage that should not be a problem. As part of the renovation they now... More 

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

Thank you for your review, Peter. It is always a pleasure to welcome guests back to the Old Parsonage and we love to hear how much people appreciate the improvements we have made. And, naturally, the sun always shines in the library, whatever the weather* We look forward to welcoming you on your third visit! *Past weather performance does not... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upgraded to junior suite, lovely character room in old part of the hotel. Underfloor heating in the shower room a treat even in June. The rooms downstairs are always busy so the library is a wonderful new addition - comfortable, quiet and a marvelous collection of books. As other reviewers have mentioned, expensive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very good cozy small hotel. Rooms are of varying size. Some are small, but they are all comfortable and well appointed. There is a well stocked and very comfortable guest library and the restaurant serves simple but good food. Worth 5 stars you might say until you find the price is equivalent to a 5 star metropolitan... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Old Parsonage. You are not alone in considering us the best hotel in town though I am sorry to hear you did not consider your stay value for money. We are proud of the service and comfort we offer and are mindful of our place within a competitive market. The Old... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for one night, and it was ok. Cleanliness is excellent and the bed was very comfortable. The room rate in my opinion was too expensive for what it was. We have stayed in lots of very nice hotels and this hotel didn't deliver the wow factor that a hotel that charges +200 a night... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

High on charm, this hotel is a converted parsonage that is located next to the church of St Giles near the center of Oxford. The entire effect is one of quiet understated luxury with an inviting restaurant and bar downstairs. The rooms are extremely well appointed and quiet. I did not want to leave after my two days here. The... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. It is only natural to not want to leave the Old Parsonage - you will simply have to return to us! The famous bells of St Giles have amused and alarmed many visitors to the Old Parsonage. Sir John Betjeman famously penned 'Before the Anaesthetic' as he waited for an operation in the old... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A really wonderful place, whether for meals or to stay overnight. An ancient building of great charm, with attention paid to every detail to create comfort and style. From the log fire to the perfect napery, to the fantastic collection of art, you will be delighted. Morning coffee in the Library was a particular treat, with very striking black and... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It is very satisfying when guests appreciate our attention to detail and all that the Old Parsonage has to offer. The photographs in the library are very eye-catching and attract many compliments; I will be sure to pass these on to the artist himself - we are proud to receive his patronage, on a regular... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed at the Old Parsonage on 17th May, as a treat for my 21st birthday. We had two rooms, one for my Mum and Dad and one for me and my boyfriend. Without asking, our rooms were upgraded which was a lovely surprise. The rooms were very clean and spacious, free wifi in the room and all around the... More 

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

Thank you for such constructive feedback - much appreciated.We are pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. We are happy to offer complimentary upgrades when availability permits (not always possible, being such a busy hotel!). I have passed on your comments to my colleagues here at the hotel and at Gee's and we hope to see you again. More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a lovely time. The room was wonderful and we enjoyed the whole time. The dinner was delicious and all and all we would give our stay a 10, except the road traffic in the early morning. Make sure that your room faces elsewhere.

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