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Hotel Amenities

The Randolph Hotel offers a variety of amenities to enjoy during your stay including an all-day British restaurant and bar, an intimate cocktail lounge, and a wellness centre featuring five treatment rooms. We even offer complimentary bike rentals to explore the city on wheels. Plus, pups are welcome to join you during your stay in our pet-friendly accommodations.

Buildings of note

The University of Oxford owns and manages 67 listed buildings within walking distance of the hotel including:

  • Bodleian Library: Affectionally known as “The Bod,” the Bodleian Library is the principal University library and has been a library of legal deposit for 400 years. It is one of the oldest libraries in Europe and only second in size in the UK to the British Library. Just a 5-minute walk from the hotel, book a tour for behind-the-scenes access. You might even recognize the gothic vaulted ceiling of the Divinity School used as the infirmary in the Harry Potter film series. Book a 90-minute tour to stop by the Radcliffe Camera, part of the Bodleian Library complex and perhaps the most iconic building in Oxford. Plan your visit.
  • Sheldonian Theatre: The principal assembly room of the University and a quick 5-minute walk from the hotel. An architectural masterpiece by Christopher Wren, plan ahead by booking a guided tour to gaze at the spectacular ceiling painted during the reign of King Charles II and enjoy panoramic views of Oxford from the top of the cupola. Plan your visit.
  • The Ashmolean Museum: Located directly across the street from The Randolph and viewable from many guest rooms and meeting spaces, The Ashmolean Museum is the University’s Museum of Art and Archaeology. It is also the oldest museum in the UK, founded in 1683. From contemporary art to Egyptian Mummies, the Ashmolean is a must visit during a trip to Oxford. Plan your visit.
  • Pitt Rivers Museum: If you are searching for a unique museum bursting with artefacts, look no further than the Pitt Rivers Museum, founded in 1844. Cultural objects are arranged according to typologies: musical instruments, weapons, masks, textiles, jewellery, and tools allowing visitors to see how different challenges were solved in different eras. Entry to the museum is free and located 10-minutes from the hotel by foot. Plan your visit.
  • Hertford Bridge: Popularly known as the Bridge of Sighs, lies directly opposite the entrance to the Bodleian and is a distinctive landmark in the city. It connects the two parts of Hertford College over New College Lane and is used daily by students as a walkway.
  • Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum: The oldest botanic garden in Great Britain and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world, the Oxford Botanic Garden was founded in 1621. The garden is an oasis of green in the middle of the city centre and located 15 minutes from the hotel by foot. Plan your visit.

Take a Walking Tour

The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels is within walking distance of university buildings, colleges, and the Oxford Union. The hotel is just a stone’s throw away from Balliol, Worcester, and St John’s College. Many rooms in the hotel, including all our top suites, boast views of both St John’s and Balliol as well as the famous Martyrs’ Memorial.

Even the colleges located on the outskirts of the city-centre, such as St Catz, St Hugh’s and Magdalen College, are no more than a 20-minute walk from the hotel. Learn more about the University of Oxford colleges or book a City of Oxford walking tour.

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