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The Thames Valley Hotels

Old Parsonage

  • 1 Banbury Rd. Map It
  • Luxurious Retreat


  • Interesting building
  • Complimentary walking tours
  • Free parking


  • Pricey
  • Some guest rooms on small side

Updated 05/28/2014

Fodor's Review

A 17th-century gabled stone house in a small garden next to St. Giles Church, the Old Parsonage is a dignified retreat. Dark red walls, eclectic art, and a crackling wood fire give the lobby a distinguished look. The newly refurbished guest rooms favor plum, purple, and grey with wool, linen, and velvet materials; bathrooms are rich with marble. Memorable meals by the fire (or in the walled garden terrace in summer) keep people coming back. Afternoon teas with scones and

clotted cream are excellent.

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Hotel Information


1 Banbury Rd., Oxford, OX2 6NN, England

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Hotel Details:

  • 31 rooms, 4 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 05/28/2014

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Jan 9, 2002

Sleep Steeped in History

Beautiful & comfortable place in the center of it all. Wonderful breakfast. Friendly staff. Most rooms appear to be in the newer extension to the house but are not without charm. Pretty courtyard and dining room- lovely breakfast. It is a bit pricey but worth it.

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