There's a palpable sense of excitement in the lobby of the Macdonald Randolph Hotel. It starts when
you're greeted by the doorman in his coattails and top hat, and
lingers as you go further inside. As you approach the reception
desk team members with their kind, welcoming smiles, you'll feel
the wave of calm as you realise that you're going to be well taken
care of. There are so many reasons to visit Oxford, from the
museums to the shops, but here are five key reasons why you should
make the Macdonald Randolph your choice for where to stay:
Your Stress Floats Away: The Spa is quite literally
an oasis of calm. As you walk down the spiral staircase from the
lobby to the Spa reception, you'll feel lighter with each step.
Following a multimillion pound refurbishment, the Spa is a
destination in its own right with no expense spared on the
additional features such as the deluxe treatment rooms (including a
suite for couples - ideal for proposals or to enjoy your treatment
alongside your best pal) and - our favourite - the Thermal Suite.
Completely complimentary for guests to use, once you put on your
fluffy robe and slippers, you'll understand what we mean.
No Distance to Fine Dining: You'll find inventive,
scrumptious breakfast, lunch and dinner options at Acanthus, where
the chef sources the freshest ingredients from some of the UK's top
supplers. Every foodie knows where you have to go to get the best
Club Sandwich in town for lunch and a simply divine steak dinner
(of course thoughtfully paired with wine if you would like).
There's also the Drawing Room where Afternoon Tea takes on a new
level of regality with the finesse of gourmet sweets and baked
treats. And don't forget the Morse Bar, featured on many an episode
of 'Inspector Morse', where locals and guests alike go for
meticulously crafted cocktails and well poured pints.
Famous Faces: The Macdonald Randolph has had its fair
share of famous faces walking its halls. You could be enjoying
Afternoon Tea in the exact same chair Winston Churchill or Hillary
Clinton did. And the staff there knows to treat everyone with the
same first-class service, so you might be dining next to
dignitaries or staying in a room down the hall from a head of state
the next time you stay, but you'll never know it.
VIP Treatment: The Executive Lounge is discreet,
serving canapes and champagne in evening to guests staying in suite
bedrooms. It's an additional level of special service that you
won't find in any other place in Oxford. You can expect
personalised attention and plush leather sofas to get another layer
of insulation from the busy streets outside.
Extra effort: The team at the Macdonald Randolph
truly want you to enjoy your stay, so personal touches are part of
the job. Whether it's delighting a young birthday girl when she
sees her room decorated in her favourite Peppa Pig theme with
matching bedsheets, or a special menu for an intimate, romantic
meal, if you can dream it, the staff will do everything they can to
make it a reality.
You have to see it and stay at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel for
yourself. Everyone deserves to get a taste of being a VIP.
Sarah Watt Digital Marketing Executive, Macdonald
Hotels & Resorts