If you want to make your visit to Oxford extra special, it is best to book some luxury accommodation. Oxford used to only have one luxury hotel to speak of, The Randolph, but things have imporved in recent years and Oxford now has plenty of luxurious hotels located in the heart of the city including the award winning prison hotel run by Mal Maison. Oxford's most popular luxury hotels start with the famous Randolph closely followed by the less central Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir Aux Quatre Saisons but a new favourite has recently arrived on Oxford's luxury hotel scene, in the form of Mal Maison, Oxford Castle. This is a strange nomination for one of the best hotels in Oxford because it was formerly a prison, but it has been transformed in to an award winning luxury hotel maintaining many of the original features - worth a visit even if you dont stay there! Our recommended best hotels are listed below based on local knowledge and feedback, we hope you agree!
Macdonald Randolph Hotel, Oxford In the heart of Oxford, opposite the Ashmolean Museum, The Macdonald Randolph Hotel offers sumptuous bedrooms and a luxury spa.
De Vere Oxford Thames, Oxford In 30 acres of scenic parkland, the 4-star De Vere Oxford Thames overlooks the River Thames. It offers luxurious rooms, a swimming pool, spa and gym, just 4 miles from Oxford.
Old Parsonage Hotel, Oxford The Old Parsonage Hotel is a boutique hotel set in a building dating back to 1660. It has 2 terraces, a new residents garden library, a restaurant, a bar, and is a 5-minute walk from Oxford city centre.
Malmaison Oxford, Oxford This converted Victorian prison is now a stunning boutique hotel offering unique luxury accommodation in historic Oxford. Stylish rooms, fabulous original architecture, a divine brasserie and 2 bars come together at Malmaison Oxford.
The Old Bank, Oxford Situated in the heart of historical Oxford, The Old Bank offers luxury rooms with marble bathrooms and modern art. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner in Quod restaurant with its terrace and bar.
The Luxurious Mansion (Peymans), Oxford Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, The Luxurious Mansion (Peymans) is a villa situated in Oxford, 2.5 miles from University of Oxford. Providing free private parking, the villa is 2 miles from Somerville College.
The Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport
(Mon 28th Aug, 2017)
This year all the vehicle shows will be held across the August Bank Holiday weekend creating the ultimate 'Festival of Transport'
St Giles Fair at St Giles
(Sat 02nd Sep, 2017)
The fair comes to St Giles for two days, lots of stalls and fair ground rides.
Oxford Open Doors
(Sun 10th Sep, 2017)
Oxford opens its doors for free! Over 150 venues and events for visitors including colleges and museums.