Old Bank Hotel Reviews

The Old Bank Hotel holds a Cesar Award for Best City Hotel, awarded by the Good Hotel Guide 2011.


– Hotel of the Week
The Old Bank is a perfect spot for a hassle-free stay right in the centre of the dreaming spires. Housed in a former branch of Barclays Bank just around the corner from Christ Church Meadow, the hotel is spacious and stylish with good views. Rooms are big and beige but in a soothing way, with exposed beams, trendy photographs and leaded windows. Awake and breakfast in Quod downstairs is a feast. The menu in the brasserie is simple and satisfying (salads, hamburgers, steaks, sea bass); and there’s even a big car park, a rare luxury in the centre of Oxford.
The Times, November 2010

– Friendly staff offer a highly professional level of service
The location, on the attractive and gently curving High Street, couldn’t be better. Just opposite cobbled Radcliffe Square, with the University Church of St Mary, the Radcliffe Camera and the Bodleian Library a few steps away, you really sense you’re in the heart of the city…Click to read the full review.
Daily Telegraph Review
November 2011


Comment from a guest about their walking tour of the city and university colleges accompanied by Isabella Underhill, our resident tour guide.

‘The tour was outstanding, Isabella was so entertaining and knowledgeable – one of the best we’ve ever had. Impressive for a free tour.’

Christian Kaestner, November 2012

Comment from a guest who stayed at the hotel for her niece’s wedding.

I felt I had to write and commend you and your wonderful staff at the Old Bank Hotel, I was staying at the hotel weekend of 26th-28th September. I had been visiting with my mother for the wedding of my niece in Oxford.
When we arrived we were greeted by Carmel on the front desk who was totally fantastic. She is totally professional and so welcoming and friendly. There were a few minor issues and I was directed to your duty manager Yiannis who assisted us. His manner was outstanding and he sorted out any issues we had. I have traveled extensively and can honestly say I have never experienced service as I had in your hotel. Every single member of staff was just wonderful. Nothing was too much for any for any of them and I would like to also mention Lisa who was on reception in the evening. Again Mr Yiannis was superb. I will most certainly return for another stay – Thank you so much to everyone and regards.

Mrs Adams September 2011