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Old Bank Hotel

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We have stayed at this hotel several times and we like it. Excellent location, modern and tastefully decorated rooms and a reasonable restaurant. There is also a garden with an attractive fountain where one can eat all day long. The service is attentive. The hotel also has a car park. A real bonus in central oxford. On a previous visit, breakfast in the restaurant was a very protracted affair with long delays that meant coffee and toasts were cold by the time the rest of the food arrived. This time, room service solved the problem as the whole order arrived at the same time. Prices are steep.

I was here for a formal dinner at New College and was invited to be a guest in this amazing hotel. I was only there for a single night, but what a superb place this is! Yes, it's very costly, but the rooms are beautifully appointed and the location is unsurpassed. Bar service was rather slow, but I was in no rush ...... the one thing I might change would be breakfast; now don't get me wrong, the meal was excellent, but I would have preferred the option of a breakfast buffet. I look forward to another visit very soon.

This hotel is in a good location and I liked the modern art collection. Our room had a nice view but was dingy with worn carpet. The shower was so small I could barely get in and out and I am a small person. The bed was extremely uncomfortable. Two very saggy twin beds pushed together. I would not stay here again.

Very special hotel with excellent service, nice room and very convenient. The location is nice as well and comfort to get to everywhere. Warmly recommended for every occasion Although pricy but good value for money.

The Old Bank has everything going for it & I couldn't have been happier with my choice of accommodation. Great reviews & it's own car park were the initial appeal for me but added to that it boasts a superb location, fantastic front desk team & delightful rooms. Decor is contemporary but classic with various interesting artworks dotted throughout. A former banking hall, it's a handsome, historic building elegantly re-modelled into a swish 42 roomed boutique hotel. My room was brimming with natural light, spacious, quiet, & prettily decorated, the bed gloriously comfortable, duvet super lux. There's a generous supply of bathroom products & the in-room biscotti is the best I've ever encountered - worth returning for in its own right! I didn't take breakfast but dined in the hotel restaurant 'Quod' where food was ok - starter a 3 out of 5, main course a 4. It's a buzzy, easy to like, trendy brasserie, well supported by locals. Great wifi & complimentary bicycles. Top choice.

We stayed in a junior Suite ( room 45 ) here for one night on our way back from the Cotswolds to Bangkok . I have to say I much preferred it here to The Old Parsonage Hotel where we spent our first 3 nights in Oxford a week ago . This is more of a buzzy hotel . It has a younger vibe but still very luxury and private which I love . Our Junior Suite has THE VIEW of Oxford university which is breathtaking. I can not describe it but it's pretty magical . The staffs were very nice , friendly and helpful . We also had lunch / breakfast at their Quod restaurant which were very yummy and tasty . There is a nespresso machine in our room as well as complimentary bottles of water ( both large and small ) . The bed was very comfy and the bathroom was so lovely I wanted to stay in that large bath tub forever ! Another plus side is the location it's right in the center of the city but we didn't feel like we were in the city center . I don't know if that's because our room is on the top floor ( 4th floor ) or the hotel has very good double glazing ! It's also nice that they do provide us with umbrella in our room ( unlike The Old Parsonage ) and there are also plenty of umbrellas at the reception ( British Summer - sunny one minute / torrential rain the next ) . We would definitely come back here . 5 Stars ++ everything ! It's expensive but worth every penny !

Stayed two nights whilst looking around Oxford university. Lovely and luxurious room to come back to after long days of walking, with a lovely bath and delicious little complementary biscuits with the morning tea. Incredibly convenient location for looking around and getting a feel of the city. If you can afford it, it's definitely worth it.

I have to say that our stay here was quite fabulous. The room was very classy from eygiptian sheets to lovely complimentary drinks and toiletries. We had two meals in the hotels terrace and quite frankly they were amazing. The art I the hitel and in our room were breathtaking. What a magical experience. Thank you so much. We will certainly be back. Jackie and David Owen xx

A very good and luxury hotel. Good service and nice spacious room. The restaurant is very nice, good service and also for gluten free sufficient options available. Situated in the middle of the center of oxford.

I'm from the UK and know generally small hotels in big towns are terrible. Not the case with this place. The reception desk were extremely friendly and the room was light and spacious. An amazing home made cookie was on the desk together with some sundries which made for a very pleasant stay. If I come back to oxford, I'm going to stay here.

92-94 High Street Oxford England

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from University Church of St Mary the Virgin and Radcliffe Camera
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Gloucester Green, Old Bank Hotel is next to popular attractions like University Church of St Mary the Virgin and Radcliffe Camera. This 4.5-star hotel has 42 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Sheldonian Theatre and Exeter College are also within a short walk.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Old Bank Hotel's 42 rooms are individually decorated and provide minibars, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets. Safes, phones, and desks are also available.

Property features

Guests of Old Bank Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a library, and express check-in. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Accessible, Ground Floor

Twin 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Classic Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1184 reviews