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"Not deserving 5 stars"
I would give it 3 and a half point (meaning good). Hotel was undergoing renovation when we were there, it is an old building which is an attraction on its own. Squeaky floors, you can hear what is going on around you. Location is great, walking distance from all other attractions in Oxford. Poor wine choice and restaurant no more than average in food quality. Service good, staff helpful. Limited parking spaces and expensive (what is normal in the centre of that town).
"Getting away from the hustle & bustle"
Just popped in after looking around the shops The little things yesterday made the experience so much better 1. Opening & a warm welcome at the front entrance 2. I was looking for a wine not too dry a small amount from two recommended wines poured to taste made my mind up 3. Music in the background not too loud just right I would of stayed longer than a few drinks but had to go A nice escape from the crowds and lovely surroundings just how a hotel should be
"Grand old hotel in city centre"
The Randolph is an Oxford institution and I am sure 50-100 years ago it was the latest in luxury. Alas no more, the age of the hotel shows but it is also its charm. It is difficult to beat the location just across the road from the Ashmolean museum and right in the centre of the city. It is a 10minute walk from the railway station or there are lots of available taxis. The room I had was small and hot. There was a circular table in a corner and a large chair but they were unusable due to where they were. To use them you would need to move them in the room but these were large heavy items which really belong to a room much larger than what I had. The safe box in the room was quite small and could not take even a small laptop – it is good enough for money and passport but not for much more. There was no real view from the window that normally looked out at a courtyard but currently is blocked by scaffolding. There are currently building works in the hotel. The elevators are from a different era, very small and very slow. The Acanthus restaurant was better in terms of food quality than the reviews suggest in my opinion. BEWARE OF THE RESTAURANT BILL. I innocently singed the bill and added a 10% gratuity in the empty space asking for gratuity. I only noticed on checking out of the hotel that the restaurant AUTOMATICALLY adds a 12.5% DISCRETIONARY service charge. Essentially what this means is that you will unintentionally leave a 22.5% tip – this may be the norm in the USA but it is not in the UK. Would I stay here again' Yes despite the shortcomings, the location is unbeatable and as long as you are not expecting 5 star luxury you will be OK. I would also double check my bill on leaving the Acanthus restaurant.
"Great hotel and break"
Gorgeous rooms. Lovely location. A really great hospitality team. We arrived and found a shower in our room and requested a change. We were given an automatic upgrade and made a real fuss of over dinner. We really enjoyed staying here. The hotel is lovely.
"Great one night stay"
We stayed one night here while visiting Oxford and had a great stay. The hotel is in a very good location and about 10min walk from the train station. The staff were efficient and made us feel welcome. The room was brilliant, great bed, heated towel racks, rain shower and robes provided with Molten Brown accessories. We did not have a view at all, assuming it was because we booked just the basic room. Internet was also speedy. Overall if you are looking for a gokd hotel for a few nights you cant go wrong with this hotel. Great stay.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM