Location and some knowledge of the ownership of this hotel influenced our decision but it was very disappointing. Judging by the fire escape map on the back of the room door all of the rooms in this hotel are small and over half are what we had; tiny. The bed was queen size and far too short for a six footer, it was not possible to stand up in the shower, the bath was sit only and the door to the room opened directly onto the bed nearly touching it. I estimated the room about eight foot by eleven foot. The small bed was on castors which resulted in waking up and finding pillows between it and the wall hung bedstead. Together with the thin walls, the noisy location and a fan from a room below meant little or no sleep. When we mentioned all of this at check out the reception staff didn’t bat an eyelid but just handed us the bill.
Our children were in one of their biggest rooms with three single beds which easily took up the space. There was a better ceiling height in this room. The premises consists of what looks like a 1960s built student digs block attached to the back of an interesting old house. The car park is very tight and they can't guarantee a space for guests.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Old Parsonage