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Malmaison Oxford Castle

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was an amazing experience - loved that it used to be an old prison that they've converted. The room was spacious and clean; the bed extremely comfortable as well. The hotel staff were lovely and friendly at all hours for whatever we required. Will definitely be coming back here!

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The well know and suitably named Malmaison (bad house) Oxford prison was a delight – no wonder prisons are full! – conversion to a hotel must have been an enormous task, but worth the effort. Very comfortable ‘cell’, even included a flushing toilet! Dinner was excellent, albeit not cheap, a previous guest seemed to find fault with the staff –...

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel has the wow factor, what an experience. It was amazing, room was fantastic and bed was comfy. The surroundings were lovely walking distance to the shops, restaurants next to the hotel. The interior of the hotel is amazing Definitely would stay here again Got a decent deal as well

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

A unique venue which was niche and pleasant, however it's not well sign posted when you arrive and we had to call the hotel to be talked in to only talk to a guy who had new idea on the area. Car parking is 28 quid so one night o,us parking was £213. Booked a table by phone from our...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend treated me to afternoon tea at Malmaison Oxford in January at it was lovely. Great selection of tea or alcoholic drinks if you wish and a great selection food. The staff were friendly and provided great service. I would definitely suggest to friends and I am planning to treat my mum and nan there soon.

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Antonio S, Operations Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Kelly W, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are pleased you found our afternoon tea selection and our staff to be great. Please let me know if I can help in any way to make it special when you bring your mum and nun. Kindest regards Antonio Sanchez Operations Manager

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is wow off the scale. Rooms named after cells this former prison does it for mr. Hopefully the closest I will get to jail but what a good use of an old building. And fun to boot. Great location. Great staff.

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Antonio S, Operations Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle, responded to this review

Dear PadiP, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are please you had such a fantastic time in our former prison and you found our amenities and staff to be great. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kindest regards Antonio Sanchez Operations Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Obviously great location in site of old prison, so very special with bedrooms made of three old cells. This is really cool and the hotel location is very good as right in the centre. Rooms are comfortable, functional with some nice touches like prison type carpets. Now for the not so good , breakfast real let down for a hotel...

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Antonio S, Operations Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Daniel L, Thank you for taking the time to write review, we are pleased you enjoyed our former prison, we are very sorry that our usual standards were not met in the Brasserie, I have shared your feedback with our Food & Beverage Management team and we are working very hard to address this points. We hope to welcome...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

On sundays they do a deal where the room is £25 if you spend £75 in restaurant, the room was pleasant and comfortable. The restaurant was very underwhelming, poor service and the food was really quite awful - I barely touched my meal. I am not a huge one for writing reviews, but the customer service was incredibly disappointing. I...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is really quite special, we've certainly never stayed anywhere like it before. We stayed in the 'A Wing', which was on the lower ground floor beneath the main prison block - we were slightly disappointed to have not been given a room in what was the main prison as we felt we'd paid more in order to ensure...

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Antonio S, Operations Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle, responded to this review

Dear LauraSmith83, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are please you enjoyed your visit to our former prison. All our room In "A Wing" are former prison cells and that includes the rooms in the basement near our original cell. Please let me know on your next visit and we will allocate you an upper...

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here recently during a visit to Oxford. This hotel is a converted jail which has to rank as one of the most unusual places that we stayed. It has been wonderfully renovated, but it is totally in keeping with it's past life as a jail. We had a superior room and our price included a continental breakfast £161.00....

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Antonio S, Operations Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Lucytynan, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are very pleased you had such a fantastic experience in our former prison and you enjoyed all the amenities in our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kindest regards Antonio Sanchez Operations Manager

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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: ₹ 12,071 - ₹ 24,309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Malmaison Oxford Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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#5 Business Hotel in Oxford
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“The superior rooms are very nice, but am not sure if there are any with a view”
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