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Macdonald Randolph Hotel - Oxford

5 star Hotel Oxford

Beaumont Street - Oxford

Price starting from £ 158.61

A jewel in the city's crown, the Macdonald Randolph is undoubtedly the most luxurious 5 star hotel in Oxford, renowned for its exceptional levels of comfort and its superb location. This elegant historic establishment boasts years of exclusive hospitality aimed at the discerning traveler to this popular destination.

And whether you are here for the culture, the academia, for work or pampering, this deluxe hotel opposite the Ashmolean Museum makes a wonderful base for your trip. Built in 1864 and now bearing all the hallmarks of recently refurbishment, the hotel Macdonald Randolph draws visitors from all over the world, and the staff invite to inquire about the wealth of attractions on your doorstep. There is a dynamic shopping centre 2 minutes' walk away, and the Covered Market - the oldest in England - is a fantastic place for finding unusual and original gifts as well as trying the local fare.

There are many university buildings a short stroll away from this five star Oxfordshire accommodation, including St Cross College, Balliol College and Trinity College. Oxford has often been the inspiration for many literary classics and films, and with the famous dreaming spires is a wonderful choice for a romantic holiday.

Visitors can hire a rowboat and enjoy a lazy afternoon on the water with a picnic and a bottle, or head to the Botanical Gardens and breathe in the heady fragrances of the plants and flowers. This, the oldest university city in England, is home to numerous buildings which have been used in films, such as Brideshead Revisited and Harry Potter. The Radcliffe Camera is just one of the many unique buildings that is worth a photograph or two. There are also plenty of bars, cafés, and restaurants in this quintessential English city.

For guests who would rather stay local, the hotel restaurant serves British cuisine for lunch, while a cocktail bar and an afternoon tea spot are also onsite. A daily breakfast is also available. Additionally, a full-service spa offers massage and beauty services (guests under age 17 are not permitted). Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in common areas, and meeting/conference space serves business needs. For a surcharge, covered and valet parking is available to guests.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.4 Very Good
Based on 7 hotel reviews © 2015

A beautiful hotel, unfortunately our room was at the back of the hotel and there w...

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Breakfast at Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Macdonald Randolph Hotel

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Massages
  • Spa/Wellness Centre
  • Hydromassage Jacuzzi
  • Turkish bath
  • Meeting Room
  • Internet/Email services
  • Valet service

Know before you go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 3:30 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: GBP 19.50 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 28.50 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Macdonald Randolph Hotel is also known as

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Macdonald Randolph Hotel reviews

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The room was noisy and too hot. The air con didn't seem to work. The staff were helpful and attentive and pleasant. I have stayed here before and in better rooms, the room let it down a little this time. The hotel is well placed for the sights of Oxford

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very good hotel with excellent staff. Room was spotlessly clean and well kitted out, tea, nespresso machine etc. Separate shower and bath, good size bathroom, robes etc. Staff were lovely and helpful. Breakfast was rather expensive for what you get (just one egg, one sausage etc for £19.50). Walking distance to lots of restaurants, shops etc and right opposite the Ashmolean Museum. This was my third stay and I would certainly stay here again.

7.8 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Wonderfully clean, room on the small side, but this is central Oxford and that is generally the case. I did not rate the Randolph as highly as other Macdonald hotels I have stayed in, unfortunately. Some staff were a little snooty and the wait to check-out was ridiculous for a hotel of this standard (why no fast checkout/keydrop?!), they need to pick up the service a little to match other Macdonald hotels' standards. The shower thermostat was not working properly, the lift to the fourth floor is dreadfully slow and temperamental, and they are a bit on the mean side with in-room toiletries. The chairs in our room were a little tired, although the décor and the other furniture was of a high quality.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Wonderful hotel..really enjoyed it. Ned was not particulary comfortable but despite that niggle it was a superb stay.

7.6 Good
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Location excellent, staff excellent. Grand establishment, needing a bit of a refresher. Tv too complex - problem switching off sub-titles, concierge fixed, but only temp.

7.6 Good
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

the building is a little 'tired' only to be expected at its' age. We needed a route map to find the room which was rather dated but the whole stay was very enjoyable because the Randolph staff have a comprehensive understanding of hospitality; very hard to find these days.

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Room Details

Book your luxury accommodation at Macdonald Randolph Hotel, offering 151 guest rooms with designer toiletries and climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with satellite channels. Business travelers visiting the Oxford area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and complimentary newspapers. A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Refrigerators, irons/ironing boards, minibars and coffee/tea makers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional guest comforts include air conditioning, safes and free bottled water.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Mini fridge
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Ashmolean Museum - 0 km / 0 mi
Oxford Playhouse - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Burton Taylor Studio - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Balliol College - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
St Cross College - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
New Theatre Oxford - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Trinity College - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Worcester College - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Jesus College - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Exeter College - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Museum of the History of Science - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Covered Market - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Sheldonian Theatre - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Bodleian Library - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Carfax Tower - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Macdonald Randolph Hotel is London (LHR-Heathrow) - 64.2 km / 39.9 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 km and mile.

Transportation services Macdonald Randolph Hotel

  • Valet service