Our son is at Oxford University so we have stayed in several of the hotels in the City. It's easy to see why The Old Bank is number one on Trip Advisor. We have eaten in Quod on several occassions but this was our first stay at the hotel. I spoke to Natasha when I made the reservation who was absolutely charming and very helpful, we were even given the room I requested which had a bow french door with small balcony overlooking the back of the hotel.
It was our son's 21st birthday the night we stayed so we didn't eat in the hotel as he was having a party in a bar up the road but we did enjoy breakfast in Quod the next morning ( our actual wedding anniversary) and it was good but I have had better.
The hotel is modern but still retains character and the rooms are very well equipped and clean. For Oxford I think the hotel is fairly priced given the quality of the fabric and service they provide. However when we booked we were told our rate was for Bed and Breakfast and this was confirmed by email.
On check out I noticed we had been charged for breakfast, so I queried this with the young man doing the check out. This was removed, after he "checked the booking". We then sat down by reception to read the paper and wait for our son to meet us and two other people checked out and again I overheard they had been charged from breakfast when they were on the inclusive rate. Once is forgiveable, but twice is questionable so my advice would be do stay here, it is very good but do check your bill on check out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the High with place to park and between Oxford’s most famous colleges, Merton, University, All Souls and Oriel. Step out of the hotel onto one of the worlds most beautiful streets and you are amongst the best of Oxford’s shopping, theatres, libraries and gardens.This Georgian, stone building has forty two luxury bedrooms, all air-conditioned with marble bathrooms, great views, the latest technology and Stimulating twentieth century paintings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Old Bank Oxford
- Hotel Old Bank