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Old Parsonage Hotel

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had stayed here for 1 night in a standard double room. Room and hotel in general was well presented, reception staff however were unfriendly. The bed was very firm and lumpy and resulted in a very uncomfortable nights rest. Paid £8 for a ham and cheese omelette on its own plus 12.5% service charge, it came out flat and...

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Callington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed there for a business meeting. While not the cheapest hotel , averaged £175 per night, it was very good and difficult to fault. The rooms whilst not large are more than adequate. The only problem I had and some of my colleagues had was that bedrooms were too hot and made for a sleepless night. I managed to switch...

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is well situated, around 1 km from the city center. The building is amazing. The garden is nice. The staff is very kind. The standard rooms looked too small to me and fortuanelty I could catch a deal for a suite room since I booked a month ago before our travel. The suite room is nice. Ask for...

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

Thank you taking the time to review the Old Parsonage. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to take advantage of our exclusive seasonal offer. Kind regards Toby

Somerset England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all the positives - a beautiful building,first class housekeeping and efficient,friendly staff.Our room was comfortable and well appointed with an excellent bed.Food in the restaurant is a little different and tasty and the atmosphere is unstuffy and buzzy. The negatives?Service charge on food and the already expensive wine is naughty.A bottle of wine which I can buy on...

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

Thank you for your review and your constructive feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and would like to address some of the comments you make. Our service charge is discretionary; there is no obligation to pay this. We offer accommodation rates with or without breakfast, giving guests the choice (not everyone chooses to take breakfast). As mentioned in...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the hotel because of the free parking and location close to the city centre of Oxford. We had also seen good reviews on different sites. It is safe to say we were not disappointed. The hotel is well located and we had no issues with the parking. We arrived early and our room was not ready, but it...

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

Thank you. I really enjoyed reading your comments and am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Particularly gratifying to hear you appreciate the finer things in life; something we are experienced in providing! Until next time... Kind regards Toby

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed between Christmas and new year for a winter break. The hotel is easy to reach and although tight had parking available. The hotel from the outside is beautiful and creates a charming first mpression. Check in was swift and welcoming. We were disappointed however when we went to our room as it was on the small side with...

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

Thank you for such constructive feedback and positive comments. I am happy to address these comments, for your own and others reassurance. We offer a variety of room categories, with classic doubles being modestly sized. Mindful of this, we created our relaxing and comfortable residents' library. The bar is very popular and affords additional seating. Being such a popular destination...

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The old parsonage is great. The hotel is a short walk from the main sights in Oxford. It is really cosy and comfortable inside. The best part of the hotel, for me, was the private library - it's a really nice area to read a book and relax. The hotel provided a free walking tour which was brilliant. Overall our...

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

Thank you. Very pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. The library is many guests' favourite spot. I have yet to meet anyone who is underwhelmed by its charm and comfort. Kind regards Toby

Villa Park, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Old Parsonage hotel for four nights when I was in Oxford for a small conference. The conference was held at the Mathematical Institute which is only a 5 minute walk from the Old Parsonage. The hotel was recently renovated--including heated floor in the bathroom, and heated towel rack. The result is that the rooms are...

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

Thank you for your review. Glad you managed to appreciate the best of Oxford. We often welcome affiliates of Oxford University who appreciate our proximity to many of the colleges. We hope you will visit us again soon? Kind regards Toby

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

首先,這間飯店讓我喜歡到願意替它寫篇中英對照的心得。 蜜月時經過牛津,在這住了一晚,非常喜愛。 從外觀的擺設,內部無論是櫃檯,餐廳和房間都充滿濃濃的英倫風格,著實迷人。 飯店的服務人員也都十分友善。 房間不大,但還是可以敞開兩個大行李箱。床很舒服讓我一夜好眠。 浴室相較之下空間寬敞,水柱系統良好。 這間飯店還有一個大特色,圖書館,藏書不少,可以讓你在這飯店因為閱讀待上半天,另外半天就拿來遊覽牛津吧! 這間飯店傳達一種輕鬆,享受,和古式傳統的英國風格,令人無法抗拒。 What a wonderful hotel near Oxford college campus. I had a stay during my honeymoon. I loved this hotel at the first sight due to the lovely outside decoration. As I entered inside, the style of restaurant and the room were so traditional British and attractive. The people who worked there were...

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

Thank you very much. Delighted to hear you chose us for a honeymoon destination; congratulations to you both! Best wishes Toby

St. Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 11, 2016

The occasion was a family gathering and dinner to celebrate my 50th birthday. We chose the Old Parsonage Hotel & Restaurant not only because it was considered one of the best hotels and restaurants in Oxford, but because it also offered great accessible rooms for the elderly/disabled couple in the party. I discussed this crucial requirement with the events coordinator...

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

Thank you for your fair and gracious assessment of what was a regrettable situation. I offer sincere apologies for the lapse in communication which resulted in the previously confirmed accessible room being unavailable for your guests, the reasons for which I have explained in our correspondence. Whilst a compromise was reached, I do concur that it was less than ideal...

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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 

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Address: 1 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: $199 - $417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Parsonage Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Oxford
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#5 Romantic Hotel in Oxford
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“I stayed in room 5, which is a junior suite that faces on the central courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnH794, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“They have added some new rooms on the top floor and my experience was excellent”
 of 5 bubbles aston1, Jun 8, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a private garden area, but all rooms are perfectly fine”
 of 5 bubbles 515judyf, Jun 1, 2016 | Read review
“My room - 22 - was near to the library and has views of the courtyard and summerhouse.”
 of 5 bubbles Naomi-eveH, Jun 1, 2016 | Read review
“Top floor overlooking carpark was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles criskros, May 17, 2016 | Read review
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