Macdonald Randolph Hotel

4 stars
Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2NL
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
14 reviews
Classic, fantastic, excellent hotel

From arrival to departure, everything was perfect in this fine old hotel- the staff are wonderful... See full review

  • Kate McKinnon
  • Nov 5, 2013
Great experience

Great location and staff was wonderful. Food was very good. Great place for a cocktail. The... See full review

  • World Traveler 61446
  • Jul 9, 2012
The Macdonald Randolph Hotel is the leading five-star hotel in Oxford. Built in 1864, this landmark city centre Oxford hotel offers luxurious accommodation, 2 AA rosette award-winning food and drink and a sensuous spa. Host to prime ministers and presidents, the Randolph Hotel's renowned Morse Bar is instantly recognisable as the watering hole of Colin Dexter's world-famous detective, Inspector Morse. The most desirable conference, meeting and events venue in Oxford, the Randolph is also an elegant and historic setting for your wedding. On the doorstep of the Ashmolean Museum and Oxford's universities, The Randolph is a hotel you should 'endeavour' to visit on a trip to Oxford.

Macdonald Randolph Hotel Rooms

CLASSIC - ROOM
Choose a Classic Single Room at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel for a sound night's sleep in luxurious surroundings. Individually-styled single bedded rooms with high ceilings and excellent en-suite facilities ensure that your stay in Oxford is a comfortable one.
CLASSIC - ROOM
Choose a Classic Double Room at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel for a sound night's sleep in luxurious surroundings. Individually-styled double bedded rooms with high ceilings and excellent en-suite facilities ensure that your stay in Oxford is a comfortable one
CLASSIC - ROOM
Choose a Classic twin Room at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel for a sound night's sleep in luxurious surroundings. Individually-styled twin rooms, with 2 single beds, with high ceilings and excellent en-suite facilities ensure that your stay in Oxford is a comfortable one
EXECUTIVE - ROOM
Spacious Executive Rooms with one double bed, are the ideal base for those who come to work and relax in Oxford. Large desks and a generous work area combine with wireless internet access to help you stay in touch. Soothe away any tension with a relaxing shower or bath and take advantage of our turndown service so that everything is ready for a good night's sleep.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Activities
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

Hotel Map

51.755 -1.2613
Area served
Oxford Airport - 20 minutes Heathrow Airport - 40 minutes Gatwick Airport - 75 miles
Nearby airports
Heathrow Airport, (LHR), 48.60, MI, NW; Gatwick Airport, (LGW), 84.80, MI, NW; Kidlington Airport, (OXF), 5.10, MI, NW;
Area description
The Macdonald Randolph Hotel provides the most contemporary of business facilities in the most classic of settings. Oxford's leading 5-star hotel sits opposite the world-famous Ashmolean Museum and our venues take inspiration from the advances and attitudes espoused by this great University city. Elegance, communications and commerce meet at the Randolph in the form of 6 conference and business suites accommodating up to 400 guests, equipped to the highest Meeting@Macdonald standards and managed by an experienced events team. v Natural light fills 5 of our meeting and function rooms and 3 exquisite chandeliers illuminate the largest ballroom in Oxford. Rich furnishings and stunning views over the city of dreaming spires highlight our first-floor venues. All rooms are individually designed, air conditioned, have tailored fire escape plans and benefit from wireless internet access throughout (fees apply).

Dining

The Randolph Restaurant
Dining in the Restaurant at The Randolph Hotel is like stepping into a baronial hall. If you can tear your eyes away from the University crests gracing the lofty ceiling, the double aspect full-length windows will direct your gaze to Beaumont Street and the Ashmolean. Crisp white table linen balances the opulent architectural features and richly painted oils. Choose from table d'hte and la carte menus prepared by our award-winning chefs and complement your meal with fine wine. Finish with flamb bananas, prepared with a flourish at your table by one of our talented and experienced team members
Morse Bar
An iconic meeting place in Oxford, often frequented by actors and politicians, The Morse Bar at the Randolph Hotel has been intimately associated with Colin Dexter's TV detective, Inspector Morse. A frequent setting for many scenes where Morse and Lewis have deliberated on complex cases, The Morse Bar still features regularly in episodes of the follow-on TV series, Lewis. The classic elegance of this wood-panelled, warmly-lit bar is complemented by a range of the finest cocktails in Oxford
The Drawing Room
The Drawing Room at the Randolph Hotel is the epitome of English style and a perfect setting for one of our hotel's famous afternoon teas. Toast your friends with a glass of Moet et Chandon, a centrepiece of our most luxurious champagne tea. Alternatively, indulge in a classic pot of freshly-brewed tea with melt-in-the-mouth scones and clotted cream. Settle into a comfortable sofa and spend a Saturday afternoon serenaded by our pianist or just relax with light snacks and refreshments

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1530
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (14)

Ratings and reviews for Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
14 out of 14
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.4

64% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Wii visitor
Business
Thailand
Nov 20, 2013

Bad service

I won't go back this hotel again. The staffs look down their customer. The room is not comfortable and also noisy even in midnight. We couldn't sleep.It's not worst for four stars hotel. You not get what you pay!!! I should believe the earlier reviews.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kate McKinnon
Business
Tucson, Arizona
Nov 5, 2013

Classic, fantastic, excellent hotel

From arrival to departure, everything was perfect in this fine old hotel- the staff are wonderful and the location is excellent. I can't recommmend the Randolph highly enough.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
World Traveler 61446
Business
TN
Jul 9, 2012

Great experience

Great location and staff was wonderful. Food was very good. Great place for a cocktail. The shortbread served with the Tea was to " die for".

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Tours of Oxford very short walk. Footprint Tours the best.

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Review of Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
World travel
Business
USA
Jun 3, 2012

Small room, unintentional wake ups everyday.

Woken up by some loud noises each morning by chimes and a recorded voice. Worse shower I have ever had in England. Pressure one moment then slowly down to a dribble then the cycle would repeat. Simple small room. Nice location and friendly staff. Eventually left for another hotel in town for the remainder of my trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Parking was expensive but not many hotels in town have parking.

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Review of Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CNNN
Business
London, UK
Feb 7, 2012

So so getaway

My husband and I love the comfortable room, excellent location and the friendly staff. It has indeed make our stay enjoyable. However, being a 5 star hotel, we were quite surprise it charged extra for use of the thermal facilities i.e. sauna, jaccuzzi and steam room and it doesn't have a swimming pool in the hotel. We were also surprise to find out that the jaccuzzi is not warm! All in all, it is a bit disturbing because I booked this hotel mainly for it's thermal facilities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
sobrio
Business
Basel, Schweiz
Dec 16, 2011

Does not deserve the fifth star

completely overrated - one can tell that it is the only five star hotel in the city. miserable heating in certain rooms not very clean (and this in a five star hotel!!!) no bartender in the hotel bar when he is needed (at 11PM) for a wellness hotel the spa closes by far to early unfriendly check-out after complaining very average and to expensive breakfast - service unfriendly at the breakfast friendly house stuff we asked for a sushi place - the answer of the concierge was - there is no sushi place in Oxford - thank's good the world wide web knew better - YoSushi Oxford the hotel is a labyrinth - some rooms can only be reached after a real odyssey.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
MV, CA
Nov 18, 2010

Great hotel

Fabulous

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Vienna, VA
Nov 8, 2010

Lovely hotel in prime location

Very nice hotel in a great location. Wonderful restaurant. Nice room and terrific staff. Right across the street from Ashmoleum. Easy access to just about everything in Oxford.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
100,000 miles a year
Business
boston, ma
Oct 19, 2010

Old and creaky

This was a probably a great hotel 30 years ago. It is in need of an upgrade. they also ripped us off at breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
P S
Business
Chicago, IL
Oct 9, 2010

Great Hotel!

Great hotel in a perfect location. Truly a 4-5 star hotel. Rooms are small but what else do you expect in a 200 year old building? Bathroom is small but brand new. You get what you pay for and you pay a lot here. If you like to pay for a top tier hotel and get the service and restaurants then this is for you. We liked it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to the train and all of Oxford's attractions

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