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Malmaison Oxford Castle

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#6 of 44 Hotels in Oxford
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Stayed at this hotel for one night with hubby and family. We just loved it. We had a room that n the correction block which was just lush. We found all the staff very friendly and the service in restaurant very good. The history of this hotel being an ex prison was really interesting. I would defo again and would...

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

One night stay in mid-May while visiting Oxford to see a friend. The Malmaison has a fascinating history (Google it). For fans of the TV detective series based in Oxford; 'Morse' and 'Lewis', from Morse you'll recognise it in its former state and from Lewis, in all its boutique hotel glory. I stayed in a well proportioned room tastefully furnished...

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Northborough, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I spent a single night here for business. To city of Oxford was packed with students and there was a high energy around the city. The hotel is located a little ways off the city center so there were no disturbances. I stayed in room 410 which is part of the new extension to the hotel. The bathroom is spacious...

Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Went here this last weekend for my birthday and i was really taken aback. Its a lovely hotel not to say the least. Make sure you request for a cell room as you book so as to get the full experience. The hotel is divided into two basically. There's the old part (the cell rooms) and then there's the new...

Thank irishandafrican
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The setting is amazing and I wish we'd have stayed here but the food in the restaurant was just average. It was overpriced and nothing special. We had fillet steak which was nice but the meagre portion of fat cut chips were overvooked/burnt in places. The side of buttered greens was just cabbage. Decent starter of chicken wings. Worth a...

Thank JimWood1818
Shropshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can visit Malmaison just to see the inside of the prison - it's very quirky. They have kept nearly all the features except the rooms themselves have been converted. Two cells knocked together to make a room with a third cell making a bathroom! If you ask a staff member will point or show you an original cell. It's...

Thank M J
West Sussex
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the second visit for myself and my husband due to our first stay being marred by bad service in the restaurant which was for a special birthday and ruined the night. We were offered a return visit by way of compensation. All that aside, the hotel itself is great - so unusual and quirky. We booked a Cell...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our second visit to this hotel and the second time we have had a dispute about the bill, on this occasion I had booked the Sunday night offer which was stay for £25 if you spend £75 in the restaurant, easy. As it was my husbands birthday i also purchased a voucher for a Chateaubriand for two, when...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Why is it that I do not meet British staff in hotels, restaurants, B&Bs or bars in England anymore (I desperately want to improve my English through a chat with the natives)? When hotels start looking like Fawlty Towers, everyone seems to come from Barcelona, the printer never seems to work and the smell of the dishwasher permeates every nook...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel was booked on my behalf for a work meeting, so it came as something of a surprise to discover that it was costing £270 per night. How? Why? There are better hotels in London and Singapore for half that. The hotel-in-a-prison thing might be funky, but it would have been funkier if my room had actually been in...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you're tired of doing hard time in run-of-the-mill hotels, it's a completely different story at our former gaol, Malmaison Oxford. Instead sip the coolest cocktails in the free world at MALBAR and enjoy an eclectic mix of classic dishes with a twist at the Brasserie, from freshly caught fish to the famous Mal Burger. Good behaviour will get you privileges like free Wi-Fi, drench showers, plasma TVs and and even toiletries that are just begging to be nabbed by light-fingered guests. This is one hotel in Oxford city centre where you'll be happy to get a long stretch. ... more   less 

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Address: 3 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: RM845 - RM2,011 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Malmaison Oxford Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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Malmaison Hotel Oxford
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#5 Business Hotel in Oxford
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“While the cell rooms are more atmospheric, those in the former admin wing are larger”
NowMoreWellTravelled, 23 May 2017 | Read review
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