A historic haven, with preserved Georgian features

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Facilities & services
  • 43 rooms and suites
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Bar
  • Library

With an exceptional address on the atmospheric limestone-lined High Street of Oxford, encircled by the city’s oldest and most famous churches, this wonderfully well-maintained Georgian residence houses a hotel spread across three interconnecting buildings.

Dating back to the 14th century, the Old Bank Hotel has merged its past with contemporary touches to create interiors that are as characterful as they are cosy. Light pastels sit alongside more striking tones, and light-flooded rooms display the owner’s private collection of art. Views of the street, the spires and the rooftops can be soaked in from the cushy window seats, and the rooftop bedroom and terrace boast particularly exceptional vistas.

Dining can be done without leaving the door, as the former banking hall is home to the Quod Brasserie. This chic space encompasses a bar, with low-lit snugs and offers an all-day menu, which can be sampled on a heated Italian garden terrace throughout the year.

Mooching around Oxford is the best way to experience the city, and a daily guided walking tour is available, as well as complimentary bike hire for guests. After you’ve had your fill of punting and promenading, you can return in time for afternoon tea, pop into the library, looking out over the terrace, or opt for an in-room massage.

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