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Old Parsonage Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN, England   |  
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Ranked #5 of 43 Hotels in Oxford
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“A real treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

A lovely hotel in a fabulous location with excellent service. We've made several visits to celebrate special birthdays and other occasions and always had a wonderful time. We always try to eat in the restaurant where the food is delicious and the staff make you feel incredibly well looked after. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OldParsonage, General Manager at Old Parsonage Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2011
Thank you very much for your kind comments.

We hope to see you back soon.

Kindest Regards,

Deniz Bostanci
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

This is a very lovely, old, luxurious and exquistely maintained small hotel not five mintues walk from the centre of Oxford, interesting little shops, pubs, the river, museums, botanic garden and all the colleges. My room was very quiet, comfortable and the dining accommodations are cozy with an excellent menu and wine list. I do suggest Evensong service at the lovely Gothic church next to the hotel even if you are not a "believer". It is a truely English experience ... choirboys 'n all. I have no reservations in recommending this hotel. If driving you will find the parking rather limited and the only other problem you will be confronted with is the maze of one way streets in downtown Oxford that can confound even the most astute.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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OldParsonage, General Manager at Old Parsonage Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2011
Thank you very much for your review.

I am glad your stay was enjoyable.

Hope to see you back soon.

Best Regards,

Deniz Bostanci
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Brussels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

The place is lovely. The staff is very friendly. The internet connection excellent and the room beautiful. And both dinner & breakfast were excellent.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chipping Norton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

My wife wanted to have a 'cream tea' on her birthday so went to the Old Parsonage having seen it recommended on Trip Advisor. Arrived just before 4.00pm to a pleasant welcome from the staff and a cosy, well appointed [if a little warm?] eating area. We had the 'High Tea' in very pleasant surroundings and felt relaxed and completely unpressured. Very 'full' high tea with good quality food in an unobtrusive way.
Would certainly return t celebrate anpther birthday as it is well placed for spending time in the city.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Went for afternoon tea here with my mum. Nice cosy venue and nice food. Though pretentious bar man and slow service.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

We arrived early Sunday afternoon and managed to park in the car park.Reception staff checked us in quickly and we were given a room looking out to car park. More than adequate room, lovely double bed with full bathroom.
We wandered around the beautiful city of oxford for a few hours before returning to change for our Jazz evening at Gee's.
The bar area in the hotel was so warm and cosy with the open fire, full of charm.We had a drink there before going up to Gee's for our Jazz evening, which included 3 course meal. Fantastic restaurant with 5* entertainment, we had a wonderful evening, and would definitely go back.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

Hi

My wife and i booked a two night break away.

Lovely hotel and friendly staff, good location. No problems and would fully recommend it

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OldParsonage, General Manager at Old Parsonage Hotel, responded to this review, November 3, 2011
Thank you very much for your comments.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

Best Regards,

Deniz Bostanci
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Address: 1 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Oxford
#3 Family Hotel in Oxford
#4 Romantic Hotel in Oxford
#4 Luxury Hotel in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Parsonage Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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 
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