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"Well, the Fire Alarm Works!"
We have just had a lovely three night break in Oxford at the very comfortable Randolph ... only marred by a rude awakening at 6.30 a.m. on our first morning by the jangling, shrieking Fire Alarm. I understood, later, that "someone burnt the toast!" ... that said, it was good to know the Alarm works well, Fire Doors closed as should, Signage marking the route out was very clear and we made it onto the street in record time ... well, I never thought I'd be wandering around Oxford in my (thankfully warm and snug) Macdonald Dressing Gown! I cannot speak too highly of this hotel - from our first greeting by the Concierge, via a smiling and helpful Reception, help with our bags, an excellently quiet room with well appointed bathroom, etc., the bottle of wine and chocs that greeted us, great Dry Martini in the Cartoon Bar, a more than adequate menu in the Dining Room with ample Vegetarian choice, pleasantly served (if a bit leisurely on one night with a very long wait between Courses - well, we weren't going anywhere so it didn't matter!) ... all these things made for an enjoyable stay. The hotel is admirably centrally situated, right opposite the Ashmolean Museum (free entry) and there is plenty to see and do very near to the hotel. The Concierge helpfully supplied maps, etc. and a Voucher so we could use the Hop-on-hop-off bus (which stops right outside the hotel) and the Playhouse Theatre is two minutes walk along the same street. Two Oxford havens of quiet we discovered (if you need a break from traffic and tourists!) the Botanic Gardens (small, but well worthwhile, entry fee) next to Magdalen Bridge and the grounds and buildings (again, for a small fee) of Trinity College where you should not miss the Grinling Gibbons wood carvings in the Chapel and the delightful "Wooded area" near the Croquet Lawn. Oxford will draw us back soon, I think, and we will definitely be staying at The Randolph.
My family and I recently stayed at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel and had an outstanding stay. We were travelling with four children (ages 5, 7, 9, and 11) and three adults in our party. They were able to accommodate us in two adjoining rooms that were large and comfortable for our party. The breakfast at the hotel was wonderful and easy to have every morning. All of the employees were kind and helpful to us and our children during our stay. Although this was a fancy five-star hotel, they treated our children like they were the most important guests there. It was also located in the heart of Oxford which made it easy to get around with our family.
"great room, great service, but breakfast could have been better"
we stayed for our wedding anniversary, and enjoyed the room which was everything you would hope it would be. great location and would recommend it. however, we were disappointed with the breakfast. black pudding in the full english was really really good, but the scrambled eggs tasted as though they had been mixed from a packet/had cornflour in them/weren't quite right. other details of the breakfast were below expectations which was a shame as we had assumed a hotel of this calibre would do a sterling job. a great location and good customer service so generally a positive stay.
"Lovely venue for our reunion"
Arranging a reunion after 37 years seemed a very daunting task for me and my friend. I should not have worried as Vicky from the sales office made the process very straightforward. She was very professional and had lots of useful tips. The group of 25 initially met in the Garden bar then went through to the Lancaster room for the buffet. Staff, led by Sean, were attentive and very friendly. The room was beautifully prepared and the buffet delicious. I must make a special mention to the attention paid to the dietary requirements. The only negative comment was I wish more of my friends could have made it!
"Very nice hotel with excellent service"
The room was not huge, but extremely smart and well equipped. Hotel staff very attentive, and the breakfast was excellent. I also recommend cocktails in the Morse bar. My wife and I try to get away for one night, regularly, and spent more on this hotel than we would normally do, having spotted it on a recent theatre trip. We were in no way disappointed, and we look forward to returning.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM