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Old Parsonage Hotel

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hotel is in building with parts that are very old but with very modern rooms. Location is at north edge of central Oxford, so very convenient to science and engineering buildings of University of Oxford. Easy walk to anywhere else in downtown Oxford. Our room was small for two people. Excellent breakfast was not included with the room. Limited accessibility... More 

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Setauket, New York
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely and luxurious guest rooms, wonderful restaurant with portraiture covering every available wall space. Ate a light lunch and breakfast here. Highly recommend! Friends did the walking tour which was offered (I napped) and absolutely raved about their tour guide. The location is within walking distance of pubs, restaurants, sights and shopping, including convenience stores where we needed to purchase... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, if you have any reservations about visiting Oxford, dismiss them! Oxford is a must. Cool, very walkable town, with Oxford University the center of attention. It consists of 38 colleges. Take the walking tour; the history is fascinating; makes you want to go back school! And the restaurants are excellent. If you like Indian, you must try 'Chutneys' (see... More 

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Austin, Texas
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This charming hotel, located an easy walk from the town center, has atmosphere to spare. While the building dates from the 17th century, the guest rooms are modern and accommodating. Enjoy high tea on the outside patio, drinks from their well-stocked bar, or just bask in the heat of the lobby fireplace. And exceptional service.

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Gainesville, Florida
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a part of our stay with Viking Cruises. Very modern and deluxe furnishings in an historic building, just a 3 block walk to shopping and the colleges of Oxford. Lots of steps and small corridors in hotel, but wonderful staff and service. The breakfast is exceptional.

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

Thank you very much. We were delighted that you and so many of your fellow travellers enjoyed your stay in Oxford. The Old Parsonage appears to have been a highlight on your tour and we do hope to see you again in future. Kind regards Toby More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is unbelievable!!! Charming, modern, convenient, and staffed with some of the most helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable staff members I have ever encountered. On top of that, the foods great and has a great bar. We plan to go again.

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

Fantastic! Thank you so much. We love to read reviews like this and I am really pleased to learn how much you appreciate our renowned high level of service. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Kind regards Toby More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding hotel with exceptional service. Staff couldn't have been more helpful. We had lunch and breakfast, both of which were very good indeed. Easy walk into town, Colleges and museum. A suggestion to improve on perfection would be tea/coffee facilities in the room. 😉

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

Thank you for your kind words. Delighted to hear you enjoyed the best of our hospitality and the best of Oxford's history and culture. We always endeavour to improve on perfection (😉) and do offer tea and coffee 24 hours a day as part of our room service offer. A selection of our larger rooms and suites do have their... More 

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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked into this property in July. We were 2 adults and one older child. We upgraded to a larger, more expensive room to accommodate the extra bed that we needed. Upon arrival, the bed was in the room ready, great, but it was an air mattress and not the most comfortable. My daughter could deal with it, but for... More 

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

Thank you very much for providing such constructive and positive feedback. I am pleased we were able to resolve difficulties. Occasionally things do go awry and, as you state, it is how these problems are dealt with which makes all the difference. I was made aware of the problem regarding the tour guide you had booked. The guide is someone... More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Charming hotel, well positioned, in the delightful city of Oxford. Met up with family (young energetic children) who were made to feel welcome. We didn't stay the night but enjoyed a tasty lunch inside the restaurant and later, took afternoon tea in the garden. The prices are what you would expect from this level of hotel. The staff were very... More 

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

Thank you. Pleased you enjoyed your visit and especially glad you make mention of how welcome children are. Yes, the Old Parsonage is a 'grown-up' establishment and somewhere to where parents occasionally like to escape (and I include myself and other colleagues with children here!), but we are very inclusive and family friendly. I do hope your need will arise... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I adore this unique hotel with old world charm and modern amenities. The building is charming - from the very old fireplace by the entrance, to the bright and well-stocked library that is perfect for a rainy afternoon. Our room was comfortable and welcoming with a view of St. Giles - we enjoyed the sound of the bells. The hotel... More 

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

Thank you Sylvia; a perfect summation of what makes the Old Parsonage the best place to stay in Oxford. I should copy and paste your review for use in an advertising campaign! We look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Toby More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Minibar
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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 

Additional Information about Old Parsonage Hotel

Address: 1 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: $277 - $542 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Parsonage Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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