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Old Parsonage Hotel

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015

I booked there for one night as a birthday treat for my husband so that we could explore Oxford and visit the museums. The hotel provided free parking which is a plus and we had a parking space reserved for us when we arrived. They knew we were arriving early and our room was available much earlier than the advertised... More 

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1 Thank Serene C
Toby A, Front Office Manager at Old Parsonage Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Serene. It was a pleasure to have you stay and we do hope to see you again soon. We do endeavour to have rooms available to check in to, when occupancy permits and I am pleased you and your husband were able to make the most of your visit. Please be reassured that teas... More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2015

We booked a junior suite for new year. Overall the hotel is extremely clean with great service. Recently refurbished and library is beautiful. However watch out for the 12.5% charge that's added to everything and small portions be prepared to leave the restraunt still Hungary. Not recommended for new years eve as the entertainment arrived late and packed up early!

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

Thank you for such constructive feedback. We are pleased that the refurbishment is to your liking and that you experienced our renowned service, first hand. We are sorry to learn that you departed the restaurant unsatisfied. The restaurant manager would have dealt attentively to your concerns, so please do get in touch if you wish to discuss this further. To... More 

Poole
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25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2015

We just stayed for 2 nights recently after Christmas and I really feel that this hotel should get better known by travellers to Oxford. The hotel is a charming small boutique styled place but what makes it stand out more than its fantastic food, great location close to the centre of Oxford is.... the staff! Everyone we met at the... More 

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Maidstone, Kent
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014

We stayed at the Old Parsonage for Christmas 2014, arriving on Christmas Eve and leaving on Boxing Day. Our reasons for choosing the hotel were twofold: we intended to eat Christmas dinner there, so it was convenient to stay there too, and we also had our dog with us (I think I'm right in saying that this is the only... More 

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Rome, Italy
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2014

I live in Oxford and this is the place where I go when I want to give myself a treat. It is so old England, the chimney place, the sofas, the tables, the candles on, everything reminds me of a time where people used to dine with style. The food is excellent too.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2014

I have been visiting the OPH more or less since the day it opened and have fond memories of many happy celebrations there. Apart from one occasion last year which the OPH management promptly put right with a lovely lunch on the house, I and my guests have always enjoyed ourselves in its warm, comfortable and colourful ambience. We have... More 

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

Thank you for your (admittedly subjective) comments. We are always genuinely interested in our returning visitors’ opinion of the refurbishment and appreciate that we cannot please all of the people, all of the time. Presumably, the title of your review is a hypothetical enquiry, but I can report that, in league with the majority of our diners and hotel residents,... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

The hotel is neat, clean, room is newly furnished with Clark space bathroom. The staff were friendly. Wonderful location and service. Nice hotel for business or leisure. The room service is excellent and bring the order within 15 minutes. There is library at the first floor, filled with books for free reading as well as a nice place to relax.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2014 via mobile

I stayed here recently for three nights. Had a deluxe double room. Positives: Staff very friendly and helpful - nothing was too much trouble. G Food was good but a little pricey. Room was good with all necessary facilities. Location is excellent. Negatives: Bar and restaurant area is one common area - so not always easy to have a drink... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comments and constructive feedback; much appreciated. Our bar and restaurant is often full, particularly at weekends. Whilst this creates a vibrant buzz downstairs, it can preclude the opportunity for guests to enjoy a quiet aperitif or after dinner coffee. We created our first floor residents’ library in order to remedy this. An oasis of calm,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

The Old Parsonage is a hotel that we go back to time and again in Oxford. It has an excellent atmosphere, good food and is warm and welcoming. It is part of a group of hotels/eateries that includes The Old Bank Hotel and Quod Brasserie. Originally 17th century, it maintains a lot of the appearance of that period although much... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This is a truly special place to stay. The staff go out of their way to be helpful. This place represents the real traditional English hotel experience but with a modern twist. The restaurant is beautiful and the food - especially the breakfast - is superb. It is not cheap so be prepared to pay a lot for your stay... More 

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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: $278 - $625 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Parsonage Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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“They have added some new rooms on the top floor and my experience was excellent”
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“My room - 22 - was near to the library and has views of the courtyard and summerhouse.”
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