Old Bank Hotel

Oxford, Oxfordshire

Chic hotel in the middle of Oxford with a buzzing brasserie, gorgeous rooms and an important collection of Modern art


44 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3


You’re in the heart of old Oxford, with Merton College and Christ Church Meadow to the south, the Radcliffe Camera and the Bodleian Library to the north, and University College and the Botanic Gardens at Magdalen Bridge to the east. As for the Old Bank, its airy interiors are home to an exceptional collection of modern art and photography. The hub is the old tiller’s hall, now a cocktail bar and brasserie, with six arched windows overlooking the high street. Food is on tap all day long, anything from a pizza or a steak to afternoon tea, with meat from the owner’s farm and fish from the Channel Islands. Bedrooms are gorgeous: beautiful beds, pleated curtains, original art, robes in chic bathrooms. Some have sofas, others padded windows, you get flat-screen TVs and good WiFi throughout. There’s a peaceful library bar for residents, a decked courtyard for breakfast in summer, then the rarest commodity in Oxford: free off-street parking. The University Church of St Mary stands opposite, so climb its tower for the best views of Oxford. The Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums are close.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum two nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast £5-£15. Lunch & dinner £5-£30. Afternoon tea from £6.95.


Nightly price
from £215
14 Twin/doubles
From £215
26 Doubles
From £215
2 Suites for 3
From £395


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Steve Holmes

  • Surrounded by the Oxford colleges of Merton, All Souls, Christ Church and University.
  • Sits proudly opposite the iconic Radcliffe Camera and Bodleian library.
  • A short walk from Oxford's Natural History, Pitt Rivers and Ashmolean museums.
  • Take a stroll through University Parks, Port Meadow or along the winding bank of the River Thames.
  • Climb the University Church of St Mary’s Tower opposite for a great aerial view of the city.
  • Explore the side streets and alleyways to find some of Oxford’s notable and historic pubs.