Our Favourite Hotels

Our Directors, Jamie and Sophie, have lived in Oxford for much of their lives. They have hand-picked their favourite hotels below to help parents to find the best place to stay in Oxford.

It’s worth noting that Oxford is very busy in the summer, and these hotels can get booked up very early each year.

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The Randolph

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We love the Randolph, and if you’re looking for the most special place to stay in Oxford this is it. Situated bang in the centre of Oxford, opposite the famous Ashmolean Museum, the Randolph is only a few minutes’ walk from the Oxford Scholastica Academy’s accommodation. The bedrooms are spacious and have a historic feel to them, while the food in the dining room is delicious (and if you choose the Flambéed Banana dessert they theatrically cook this up in front of you). Also highly recommended is their afternoon tea, and they have a spa hidden away downstairs.

Stars: *****
Price: £££££
Minutes away from Oxford Scholastica on foot: 5
Address: The Randolph, Oxford, OX1 2LN

Malmaison

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The most unique hotel in Oxford! Malmaison have taken over the part of the Oxford castle that used to be a prison up until 1996, and have turned the prison rooms into hotel rooms. The castle was originally built in the 11th century by Norman baron Robert D’Oyly, who was given the land by William the Conqueror. The hotel has a boutique-feel, and is the closest hotel to the Oxford Scholastica Academy accommodation (which is only one minute away). They also offer very nice food, wine and cocktails.

Stars: ****
Price: ££££
Minutes away from Oxford Scholastica on foot: 1
Address: 3 Oxford Castle, Oxford, OX1 1AY

The Old Bank Hotel

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Another converted building, this time an old bank, the hotel is situated on Oxford High Street, overlooking many of the Oxford colleges. They are very friendly, and offer excellent dining facilities as well. While the Randolph and Malmaison are owned by a chain of hotels, the Old Bank Hotel is an authentically Oxford hotel, being independently owned by a group that run another highly regarded hotel and restaurant in the city. They are currently ranked the number one hotel in Oxford on Trip Advisor at the time of writing.

Stars: *****
Price: ££££
Minutes away from Oxford Scholastica on foot: 12
Address: 92 – 94 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BJ

Oxford Spires

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Oxford Spires is situated a little bit further out, south of the city centre, around a 20 minute walk from the Oxford Scholastica accommodation. It’s by the river, and gives you a bit more of a taste of what life is like outside the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It’s also a cheaper alternative to the hotels above, and has a swimming pool.

Stars: ****
Price: £££
Minutes away from Oxford Scholastica on foot: 20
Address: Abingdon Road, Oxford, OX1 4PS