The 5-star Old Bank on Oxford High Street is an Editor's Choice property in the 2015 Good Hotel Guide. This boutique hotel comprises three interconnecting buildings dating back to the 14th century. The interior retains many period features, and the owner has also furnished the public areas and bedrooms with his extensive modern-art collection.
The famous colleges of Merton, All Souls, University and Oriel are in the immediate vicinity of the hotel, as well as St Mary's Church, the Bodleian Library and the Radcliffe Camera. The property is less than a 10-minute walk from the city's shops, theatres, botanical garden and Christ Church Meadow -- a popular walking and picnic spot.
The Quod brasserie with its heated terrace and bar is in the former banking hall. The restaurant serves modern British dishes and there is live jazz every Sunday from 5pm-7:30pm. Bike hire is available from the property, as is a complimentary walking tour of the city with an in-house guide at 2pm every day. There is on-site private parking for hotel guests.
All of the rooms have air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, water and home-made biscuits. Many also have views of Oxford’s landmarks.
From the press:
"A delightful Georgian house" -- The AA
"A characterful Oxford hotel" -- The Daily Telegraph
"The Old Bank is a hotel full of charm, charisma and history" -- Daily Mail
by Tracey Cheffey
Newspaper / magazines
24-hour front desk
Baby-sitting service on request
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Breakfast fee: between GBP 2.95 and GBP 8.75 for adults, GBP 2.50 and GBP 5 for children (approximately)
Rollaway bed fee: GBP 50.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Oxford railway station is a 15-minute walk from the property or about seven minutes by taxi. Oxford to London takes 1.5 hours by train; it takes one hour and 40 minutes by bus (Oxford Tube or X90). The hotel is a 25-minute drive from the M40 and there's on-site private parking for guests. London Heathrow Airport is an hour away by car (1.5 hours by bus), while London Luton Airport is an hour and 15 minutes by car (one hour, 40 minutes by bus).
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
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