Old Bank Hotel

Address: 92 - 94 High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, OX14BJ, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on 92 - 94 High Street, Oxford, is near Botanic Gardens, University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, All Souls College, and Queen's College.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Old Bank Hotel Oxford

      You get what you pay for


      It was our last night in England and we wanted to stay at a nice hotel so our taxi driver took us to the Old Bank. We were very comftorable and pleased with the service. I would recomend this hotel to anyone.

      Overpriced and disappointing


      Suggested by the Bride's family to attend a weekend wedding, we thought that we would "push the boat out" and book a suite. We paid 165.00 for an average size room. The bathroom was OK , but really it was nothing special. The service was average , the desk staff dismissive.

      In this day and age with a huge choice , I expected to be "wowed".

      The only wow factor was the art work.

      We won't be going back.............

      Great place to visit your student


      Very clean, comfortable, but a bit overpriced in an excellent location to Exeter, Jesus, Lincoln, Queens,Kings, Christchurch Colleges.

      Corporate and impersonal


      If you need to book a smart hotel for an important guest I would not recommend the Old Bank. I found them to be uninterested in the person coming and complacent about the hotel, as if my guest should be rather grateful for staying there. They did not pay much attention to my reservation, and I could not be confident of giving a good impression to my guest so I took him elsewhere. There are other nice hotels in Oxford: I'd try them first in future.

      World Class


      We stay at the Old Bank every year at the same time for four days. Not once has the hotel disappointed. The facilities are four-star all around and the staff, perhaps the hotel's best feature, are stellar.



      This hotel is wonderfully situated and even has a car park, which for the centre of Oxford is amazing, but boy does one pay for it. Our room was on the 2nd floor and nothing special. It was far too hot and the air conditioning did nothing to alter that. When I opened a window a wonderful breeze came in but,alas, the window would not stay open. A fan was then provided but it was noisy. And there is no chain on the door. Someone in our room locked themselves out in the middle of the night because they misplaced the bathroom door. Finding herself out in the hallway she went to reception who let her back into the room, no questions asked: a little worrying! Had there been a chain on the main door I feel that she would have realised that bathroom doors don't have chains and so not got locked out.

      The hotel was convenient but the 160 per night did not even include breakfast. It really wasn't worth that amount of money. I expect much more, in terms of size of room, really friendly staff everywhere etc.

      for that price. A not to be repeated experience.

      Home from Home


      Nice atmosphere, good room, you get what you pay for!

      Liked the Old Bank, hated the price.


      The Old Bank is a very lovely hotel, in a modern sense. Very sleek, bit cold in some parts. Fun artwork on the walls. Our room was quite convenient for luggage the 2nd room on the right, first floor. Our bellboy couldn't have been nicer. He even told us that where we really should stay is the Old Parsonage, and if we couldn't stay there, at least. Yet our room was a handicapped room. Being on the first floor it didn't have a view, it looked right onto the courtyard of the Quod Bar and Restaraunt. So, some lack of privacy there, even with curtains, clients of the Quod could still see in. Hey, at least we got a very nice view of the Phillipe Starck Toy chairs. The bathroom was large with a nice mosaic. The room itself was fairly small, but very nice as well. Cleanliness helped add to the modern style. The closet was large enough, but rather inconvenient to get into. Lots of extra goodies, such as well displayed toiletries and a cd alarm clock. Overall lovely hotel. Best thing about it though is the location. Right on High Street, the coach from London stops directly in front. To see my daughter was about 2 minutes walk. England is obviously an expensive place. Still a queen for 170 GBP is a bit steep.

      Atmospheric & friendly


      A really good place to stay in Oxford. Opposite Merton College and a stroll across to the Bodleian library, the river and covered market area. Room was a bit on the small side but well designed and a good bathroom. Brasserie style restaurant & cocktail bar. Sitting out area at back and car parking good. Staff very friendly. Pricey but worth it compared with some other over-priced establishments in Oxford.

      Study Leave


      I spent 2 nights at the Old Bank Hotel, Oxford.

      I had a very comfortable stay and found the hotel staff welcoming and obliging. My room was on the top floor overlooking the rooftops of Merton College where I could sit at the table and feel regretful that I did not get 3'A's at 'A' level. Nevertheless, the room provided all the creature comforts one could hope for and the ensuite bathroom was very impressive and the power shower was great. The food was very tasty and there was plenty of it,

      I certainly can recommend this hotel and will go back there.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Old Bank Hotel Oxford

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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      A travel blog entry by constance20 on Aug 20, 2014

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      Time's Up

      A travel blog entry by adamel on Aug 06, 2014

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      Shove it right up your a cappella

      A travel blog entry by adamel on Jul 11, 2014

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      Day 6 - Oxford and the Countryside

      A travel blog entry by bksgetaways on May 19, 2014

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      ... Hill was a castle ruin called Kenilworth. Yes, another castle, and no we didn't end up going in. There are paths all around the property and I believe even one of the long walking paths for the Cotswolds runs down the side. This was perfectly set on a hill in the middle of fields of wildflowers and lush grass. This area was dammed off back in the day to create a moat in
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