The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels, Oxford
Effervescent. Young, bright, happy, diverse. Just awesome. This was true throughout the hotel but especially in Alice. This reviewer owes special thanks to the super efficient concierge who put together, in a ridiculously short period of time, a whirlwind program of activities, including a hike with Heidi Boon Rickard, a local historian and guide – ask her name , she’s dynamite. A walking tour seems so obvious, but you really should do it, even if you think you already know the city.
A Made for Life Organics spa is under construction in the basement and is expected to open at the end of 2021. It was hinted to this reviewer that this space may have already been occupied by a nightclub, Lola Lo’s, which was once popular with college students on Tuesday (Rum Night). However, that remained timidly unconfirmed at the time of writing.
There are 10 pairs of connecting rooms and seven sofa beds in the 151 rooms at the hotel; additional rollaway beds can be provided as needed.
The heat and the lights in the rooms are activated by key card. Malin & Goetz refillable toiletries reduce single-use plastics. Nespresso capsules are recycled. Some food waste, oil, paper and glass are also recycled on site.
Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
Two rooms are fully accessible and step-free, with grab bars, a powder room, lights at different heights and emergency pulls. A hearing loop is available at reception, as well as a portable option for use throughout the hotel.
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One of the nicest features of Randolph’s sister property in Cambridge is the ingenious way its lobby has been decorated, with an unlikely but very successful combination of a bunch of old punts stuck to the walls and a giant hanging model of the DNA double helix. . The Randolph’s gigantic staircase claims something so dazzling. Apparently, plans are underway to hang colorful pennants bearing the college emblems from the ceiling in the stairwell. Will these ridges win or will it be another win for The Other Place?
Address of the hotel: The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN
Phone number: +44 344 879 9132
Price from: From Â£ 200 (low season), Â£ 360 (high season)