The third instalment of our blog series, Tour Of The Week, features the luxurious 5-star Macdonald Randolph Hotel in Oxford.
About Macdonald Randolph Hotel
With its striking Victorian Gothic architecture the hotel, built in 1864, the Macdonald Randolph Hotel is a stunning landmark building in the heart of the world famous University City.
Full of old world charm and elegance, the hotel has played host to prime ministers and presidents such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. One of its most notable features is the renowned Morse Bar instantly recognisable as the watering hole of Colin Dexter’s world-famous detective, Inspector Morse.
Everything about this hotel from the location to the staff set it apart as the leading hotel in Oxford. As such it is often the place where families visiting university students will come to indulge in The Randolph’s famous afternoon tea – something I can absolutely recommend after first hand experience!
Three Must See Areas Of The Randolph
The Morse Bar
The Morse Bar is something of an icon in Oxford city centre. Named after the fictional detective, Inspector Morse, it was the filming location for many scenes where Morse and his colleague Lewis deliberated on complex cases. The Morse Bar still features regularly in episodes of the follow-up TV series, Lewis.
Click or tap on the above image to take the Inside View and step inside The Morse Bar yourself.
St John’s Suite
The St John’s suite is often used by Politicians and with is beautiful ornate ceiling, high gothic windows showing views of St Giles’ Memorial and the surrounding Oxford colleges you can see why. You can feel the echoes of the powerful negotiations that have taken place here over the years.
Click or tap on the above image to take the Inside View and step inside the St John Suite yourself.
The Acanthus Restaurant
The Acanthus restaurant retains many of the features that made it part of Oxford’s illustrious history. It’s opulent and impressive décor, with a grand collegiate of wall plaques, make it a true luxury dining experience.
Click or tap on the above image to take the Inside View and step inside The Acanthus Restaurant yourself.