Old Parsonage Hotel

Oxford, Oxfordshire
Hotel


The best hotel in Oxford, beautiful from top to toe, with a shaded terrace, a first-floor library and some deeply indulging bedrooms

Bedroom

48 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 3

The
Experience

The Old Parsonage has been at the centre of Oxford life for over 350 years. It stands in the middle of town on land owned by University College and was once home to Oscar Wilde. It is one of the loveliest places to stay in town, its beautiful interiors touching every corner. Chief among its virtues are its shaded dining terrace, its exceptional art collection, and its first-floor library (curated by Philip Blackwell), which opens onto a small roof terrace. Inside, flames flicker in an ancient fireplace, newspapers wait by mullioned windows, fresh flowers scent the air. The restaurant doubles as an art gallery, its charcoal walls crammed with portraits, a theatrical setting for a good meal, perhaps Devon crab, blanquette de veau, lemon tart with crème fraiche. Bedrooms come in pale greys with the best beds, the crispest linen, pretty throws and padded bedheads. Bigger rooms have sofas, some overlook the back garden, all have robes and spoiling oils and in beautiful marble bathrooms. The ‘city of dreaming spires’ is on your doorstep, there are bikes to borrow on which to explore.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum two nights at weekends.
Closed
Never.
Meals
Breakfast £5-£15. Lunch from £18. Dinner, 3 courses, £25-£45. Sunday lunch £25-£30. Afternoon tea £25.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £215
6 Suites for 3
From £395
22 Doubles
From £215
7 Twins
From £215

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Steve Holmes

  • Spring 2014 saw the hotel undergo a full refurbishment. All of the guest areas and bedrooms were individually designed by Sally Conran. Marble bathrooms by Martina Landhed. A new floor with an additional 5 bedrooms and new library were created.
  • The new-look restaurant & bar, famous for its intimate, bohemian, clubby atmosphere, displays an amazing collection of eclectic oil paintings, mainly portraits of well-known writers & artists.
  • A new pastry section guarantees the Parsonage will remain the place to have afternoon tea in Oxford. Open every day of the year, enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner & our famous afternoon teas in the company of Oxford’s academic & literary elite.
  • The Parsonage has plenty of hotel bicycles to lend you to explore the city or go further afield. We have maps too.
  • The Parsonage has a sister restaurant Gee's, just a few minutes away. Converted from a Victorian green house this beautiful restaurant has an inspired Mediterranean menu. A a great weekend brunch menu too.