Situated in the heart of historical Oxford, Old Bank Hotel offers rooms which feature marble bathrooms and modern art. Oxford University is located 0.3 miles from the property. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. The spacious rooms are air conditioned and elegantly decorated. Rooms also offer a TV and ample work space. Many have original period features and views of the city. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner in Quod restaurant with its terrace and bar. Traditional roast dinners are also available. The hotel has meeting rooms and private dining rooms. Room service is also available. Just steps away from Merton, All Souls and Oriel Colleges, Old Bank Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Botanic Garden. Magdalen Bridge and the River Cherwell can also be reached in 5 minutes, and Oxford Train Station is a 15-minute walk away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Old Bank Hotel has been welcoming guests since 26 Aug 2010.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Room type
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Oxford
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  • Barbara
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location was fabulous and we liked the informality
  • Khaled
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Excellent reception staff. Beautiful room and bathroom. Very comfortable mattress
  • Rob
    The Old Bank is very centrally located, with easy walking around the city centre. The staff was wonderfully friendly and helpful, and our room was very comfortable and elegant.
  • Rachel
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We stayed for our wedding, the hotel staff were so helpful with all our additional requests.
  • Kris
    Nice and close to the middle of town. Room was nicely appointed. Great bathroom and comfortable bed.
  • Gillian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Old building beautifully modernised. Exceptional staff. Very comfortable room right in the middle of Oxford. Expensive but great for a treat
  • Angus
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We were in the centre of Oxford so great for getting around. Note: If you are driving, do let them know and they will reserve a space for you, but more importantly ask how to get to the car park..!
  • Danuta
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Amazing location!!Beautiful and I mean beautiful hotel, With high quality and design throughout: rooms, amenities and wonderful garden.
  • Ian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely hotel, beautiful building, welcoming staff, room was fab overlooking High Street and views up towards the Bodleian Library, have breakfast in courtyard then pop across the road and explore the colleges - location could not be better. Only...
  • Alexander
    Perfect location. The room was large and well appointed. There is a beautiful library/sitting area away from the main hotel area where you can sit and read and order drinks and light meals. The staff were friendly and helpful. Overall, a...

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • Does the property have a lift ? we will be bringing a stroller and some bags

    Yes the property does have a lift.
    Answered on 5 December 2021
  • Hi , do you have ev charging on site ? If so , how fast are the chargers

    Dear sir/ Madam, We do have EV charging in our car park, with one super charger which requires only a few hours, and multiple other ports which are b..
    Answered on 24 July 2021
  • Do you have passengers evaluator?

    Yes We have a lift that reaches 3 of our floor. this allows access to all of our rooms apart from 2 (our Superior Deluxe and Junior Suite King Room)
    Answered on 24 July 2022
  • Hello, Do you have a car park to park our car? Thank you Best regards Pascal de MOIDREY

    Hello Sir, yes we do have a car park, and we are happy to reserve a space for you for your arrival. We look forward to your stay.
    Answered on 20 August 2021
  • Do you have accessible rooms, walk in showers for those with limited mobility?

    We do have 1 limited availability room on the ground floor as well as rooms close to our lift with walk in showers. Please make us aware of any mobil..
    Answered on 28 December 2022
  • Can I book the small double room for one person without breakfast included? What would the price be for August 6-13, or 13-20, 2023? I will be attendi..

    Yes, you can book a small double room for one person without breakfast. To see the rates for the specific dates, please select the dates on
    Answered on 31 July 2022
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Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Quod Restaurant & Bar
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambiance
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of Old Bank Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bicycle rental
  • Walking tours
  • Cycling
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Vietnamese

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Old Bank Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 00:00


From 06:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Cot upon request
4 - 13 years
Extra bed upon request
£65 per child, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card American Express Cash Old Bank Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that 5 or more rooms booked by 1 person are considered to be a group booking. Group bookings are subject to a different cancellation policy which must be agreed with the hotel directly.

Please be aware of traffic restrictions on the High Street between 7:30 and 18:30, close to the front of the hotel. Please access the hotel car park via Merton Street and Magpie Lane and beware of driving on the High Street between these times. The hotel can be contacted for driving directions.

FAQs about Old Bank Hotel

  • Old Bank Hotel is 400 yards from the centre of Oxford. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, Old Bank Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at Old Bank Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • The prices at Old Bank Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Old Bank Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Old Bank Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Walking tours
    • Bicycle rental

  • Guests staying at Old Bank Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • American

  • Old Bank Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Quod Restaurant & Bar