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Macdonald Randolph Hotel, Oxford

Macdonald Randolph Hotel, Oxford
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Editorial update:
The Macdonald Randolph Hotel in Oxford is now The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels. Please go to the page for The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels for more up-to-date information.

About the Macdonald Randolph Hotel, Oxford

Located in Oxford’s city centre, in a landmark building with elegance and charm aplenty, The Macdonald Randolph Hotel is a 5-star hotel that offers luxurious accommodation, delicious food and a sensuous spa haven in the heart Oxford, just opposite the Ashmolean Museum.


The Randolph Hotel offers luxury accommodation in the heart of Oxford city – perfect for relaxing and unwinding after a day of sightseeing, shopping or business in the city. With stylish, elegant decor, ensuite facilities and comfortable beds, the rooms are second to none for comfort and indulgence. The room features are complemented with free WiFi, flat-screen televisions and beautiful furnishings. Superior bedrooms provide extra space and comfort to relax, whilst the Suites are an ideal choice for special occasions.

The Acanthus Restaurant

The Acanthus Restaurant is a contemporary city centre bistro where highly skilled chefs prepare and serve the finest mouth-watering seasonal dishes from an à la carte menu, complemented with a handpicked selection of fine wines. The restaurant has retained many of the features that made it part of Oxford’s illustrious history and is open to both guests and locals.

The Morse Bar

Classically decorated and exuding stylish elegance, The Morse Bar is something of an icon in Oxford city centre. The popularity of the bar extends to the patronage of the Hotel’s most famous resident, and also the bar’s namesake, Inspector Morse. Indeed, the bar has been the setting for many scenes of the TV series, Inspector Morse, and it still features regularly in episodes of the follow-up TV series, Lewis. The bar hosts a wide range of events throughout the year, featuring whiskey tastings and some of the best cocktail masterclasses in Oxford.

The Cartoon Bar

The Cartoon Bar is the most stylish new bar in Oxford city centre. With an outstanding selection of world-class Champagnes and gins, The Cartoon Bar is the best place to sample your favourite drink and explore a delicious cocktail list. It is the perfect place to meet with friends and colleagues after work and to start your evening before a trip to nearby Oxford Playhouse and New Theatre Oxford.


The spa at the Macdonald Randolph hotel provides you with the perfect oasis to unwind and relax. It features a candlelit walkway to the stylish treatment rooms, and there is also a bio sauna, ice fountain, hot tub and aroma steam room. This calm and tranquil spa in Oxford provides the most luxurious of retreats away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


The hotel’s beautiful architecture and historical background make it the perfect venue for fairy-tale weddings. Whether it’s a small, intimate gathering or a large celebration, this elegant hotel offers a range of wedding packages to suit you. Many of the hotel’s historic rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies where you can exchange vows surrounded by friends and family. Then you can follow your ceremony with a stunning reception in one of the elegant suites or enjoy a larger celebration in the magnificent Ballroom.

Afternoon tea

Take afternoon tea in The Drawing Room & Lounge at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel – it is an Oxford Institution. Enjoy a classic pot of freshly brewed tea, with delicious scones and clotted cream; or if you’re feeling extravagant, toast your friends with a glass of champagne with the most luxurious afternoon tea served daily from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm.

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