Widely considered Oxford's most famous hotel, we jumped at the chance to visit the Macdonald Randolph Hotel – and we left far from disappointed.
Located in the city centre, the hotel is somewhat of a landmark building, grand and oozing old-school elegance with its neo-Gothic architecture. It is perhaps most famous for the panelled Morse Bar, the watering hole of the world-famous detective Inspector Morse.
The check-in staff were friendly and helpful and we were quickly ushered to our room, an Executive Room. It boasted a luxurious study room, an incredibly comfortable bed and a pleasing view of the Ashmolean Museum.
But the food was what really stood out from our stay – the 2 AA-Rosette restaurant offered a creative menu and impeccable service.
We were blown away by our three-course meal – the free-range pork dish consisting of four different versions of the meat was a real highlight, as was the dessert of apple and blackberry crumble. We left stuffed and more than satisfied.
If you're visiting Oxford, the Macdonald Randolph is a fantastic place to enjoy your stay.
For more information visit MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/randolph