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“Superb location , some improvement desirable”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Bank Hotel

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Old Bank Hotel
Ranked #1 of 44 Hotels in Oxford
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Superb location , some improvement desirable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

A great location in Oxford , delightful front desk staff , hard to find by car and a room really a bit small , however the manager went out of his way to respond to my comments and we will certainly visit again as great to explore Oxford from this amazing location .... Constructively service at breakfast needs improving but any manager who takes time to look into issues is a very positive factor

Room Tip: Worth taking the more expensive rooms for additional space
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night and were so impressed. If the breakfast had been better I would have given it an excellent. I felt that the poached eggs had been sitting for a while and the crispy bacon was not hot. Also the staff making up bedrooms were very loud outside the door! It was also marvellous that there was a hotel car park.

Room Tip: Ask for room at the back as I think the front could be a bit noisy
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is right in the centre of the university, so getting around on foot is easy. We did the complimentary tour twice & really enjoyed them.
The hotel is comfortable, & the rooms good without being spectacular. All very English. The free bikes were another nice touch.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We chose the Old Bank Hotel as it was centrally located for seeing the city and it certainly delivered. We booked a basic room which was adequate and comfortable for our needs. Reception staff were very helpful and friendly. The private car park behind the hotel was ideal as it allowed easy secure access by car. On check in we took up the offer of a complimentary guided tour of Oxford, this was certainly worth the time and was very informative. We dined in the hotel restaurant in the evening and enjoyed a lovely meal, again staff were friendly and attentive. We were going to take advantage of the free bikes the next day but poor weather changed our plans. Highly recommended.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

We stayed here for two nights just before Xmas, and included a Chrsitmas shopping trip to Bicester Village. The hotel is situated in a beautiful period building, located right in the heart of the city, with its own car park. Our room was clean and modern with a large en-suite. The hotel has an excellent restaurant, also open to non residents, and we ate there both nights. They also do a fantastic breakfast, cooked to order, with plenty of choices. After a hard day's shopping, we returned to cocktails in the bar, with a live Jazz band - brilliant! Planning to return next year to do it again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

This was our choice for a weekend in Oxford, and the location is perfect, 2 minutes from Radcliffe Camera, 10 mins from Ashmolean and a few mins from the shops. It was a chilly December weekend so it was good to find the hotel so well heated, nice and cosy. Our room wasn't very big, but comfortable, with good lighting by the bed and overhead, and a very nicely fitted-out bathroom. Furnishings are muted/neutral and there are a lots of lovely paintings and prints on the walls. The Quod restaurant is quite buzzy, breakfast had huge choice and was cooked to order. We also enjoyed a nice meal here one evening. Free extras such as tickets for the Moore/Bacon at the Ashmolean and a free guided walking tour give real value for money. The staff were all young, friendly and professional.

Room Tip: Rooms at back will be quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

We were three friends staying one night at The Old Bank, and what a wonderful place to stay!! (I was very disappointed last time I stayed at another hotel in Oxford..) Very friendly staff, lovely, clean rooms (we loved nr 4, a twin bed superior), the best location. We had dinner at the hotel's own restaurant while listening to jazz music - nice!

We'll be back!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Old Bank Hotel
Address: 92-94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Oxford
#1 Luxury Hotel in Oxford
#1 Family Hotel in Oxford
#2 Business Hotel in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Old Bank Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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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