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Old Bank Hotel

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Old Bank has character and charm with a great location on Oxfords high street and Oxford University in the neighborhood. Our room was of a high standard with all necessary amenities and a comfortable bed. Overlooking the outdoor part of the restaurant and car park eliminates the hustle and bustle originating from the high street if you select a room in the front of the hotel. Hotel staff is very service minded and quite professional. In our opinion the restaurant doesn't quite match the standard of the hotel itself. Be warned that arriving in a large car brings a challenge in maneuvering the narrow entrance to the car park. Overall, however, this is a hotel you would want to visit again.

Situated right on the High Street and across the street from the University Church (don't miss the view from the tower), this hotel is a great blend of contemporary and charm. Our room was small but elegant with a fabulous bathroom and a view of the garden. The staff could not have been more gracious, there are bicycles to use and the Quod restaurant and garden have fabulous food at very good prices. The location is perfect for walking everywhere or biking along the canals and river. Interesting artwork and an atmosphere of comfort were welcome.

My daughter and I were here for a 5 day holiday and we really enjoyed this hotel. Fantastic location in the heart of Oxford and very nicely decorated in a trendy contemporary style. The front desk staff is very friendly if perhaps a bit inexperienced, some small errors were: we were first put in the wrong rooms and my morning newspaper was forgotten. Our two rooms were very nice, quite roomy (we had a standard double and a luxury double). The beds were comfortable and the sheets were of super quality. It was nice to have complementary tea/coffee and biscuits in the rooms. Breakfast was more reasonably priced than at some top hotels so after the first two mornings at two different cafes, we decided to have the convenience of the hotel breakfast for the next two. We also had a great dinner at the hotel's restaurant 'Quod' one night. We would happily recommend the Old Bank Hotel.

This hotel is worth the high price. It's beautifully recently renovated or certainly appears to be totally fresh and new. The hotel staff are exceedingly polite and attentive. The room leaves nothing to be desired except for a magnifying make up mirror. There is cold water in the fridge, lovely towels and bedding and the bathroom is perfectly luxurious. Breakfast in the restaurant is included and good if you like English food. Order the pancakes.

We stayed for three nights B & B. Being aware of the Oxford traffic problems and never having visited before we were somewhat concerned about finding the hotel and parking. Thankfully it wasn't a problem, it is situated very close to the start of the high street and the parking is fine, although getting in the narrow entrance to it was challenging in a big car. The reception staff were very helpful, recommending restaurants and making the bookings. We had a room on the third floor at the front of the hotel. If we go again we would request a room at the rear. The street outside is very busy with traffic and late night revelers and the air conditioning wasn't efficient enough not to have the windows open. The room itself was on the small side but adequate. The turn down service was "hit and miss", once in three nights. Breakfast is served in the Quod restaurant, it was okay but would have preferred the availability of cereals and some more fruit. Overall we would recommend the hotel because of it's position and the helpful staff.

A school friend and I stayed for one night as a long over due catch up. The staff were all delightful and made the place. Our room was small but otherwise faultless. We slept, drank and ate well too. It wasnt cheap but we enjoyed every penny spent. I would certainly recommend Oxford and the hotel for any overdue girly catch up. Thank you Old Bank.

I enjoyed our 7 days here.As the name suggests it isa old Bank building converted to a well run Hotel Ideally positioned in the delightful Oxford. It boasts a very good and popular restaurant/ bar along with a nice outdoor terrace for dining on warmer days/nights. Staff were very pleasant and efficient . Our initial room was at the rear but a bit small for my liking so they kindly moved us to a larger room at the front.However, these rooms overlook the High street and are double glazed but this prompts my only criticism ,namely one day it was warm,27 and the centrally controlled air conditionally from somewhere downstairs really struggled and thus the room was uncomfortably hot( and this was in May) so it could be tough in August. I would, in hindsight ,opt for a more expensive room at the rear of the building.Oh and a very nice library for a quiet read over a scotch.

We stayed in room #244, a superior deluxe double, which was very nice, recently refurbished, and has a balcony (I believe this is the only room with one) with a super great view over the Oxford University, Christ Church Cathedral, Radcliffe Camera and Oxford town center. Very nice room but had some difficulty maneuvering around it as there are a few very large posts in the middle of the room and a few step ups/downs due to differing floor levels. Keep in mind that this is a modernized 16th century building and I think they did a great job with their workarounds (just watch your step at night). Bathroom is spacious and very modern with a very large separate shower and soaking tub. Hotel is in a great centralized location within a short distance of all the major Oxford attractions, restaurants and Colleges. Front desk staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. Would definitely stay here again if in Oxford.

Perfectly located in central Oxford, this hotel quality with attentive service. Hotel restaurant offers modern cuisine at reasonable prices. One of our best culinary experiences in England. Rooms are modern and comfortable, in keeping Oxford.

We stayed just one night, a weekend escape. Central, classy, helpful. Little touches, such as the handwritten welcome notes, make this an above average hotel. Everytbing you want to see in Oxford is on the doorstep. Would recommend this hotel and certainly would return.

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 Oxford City Centre, 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 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1161 reviews