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Malmaison Oxford Castle

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Chesterfield
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Hotel is in a nice setting with a mixture of prison surroundings and comfy hotel. Food and drink service is very good. However I paid £28 to park my car at the hotel to find it shuffled around the car park during the one night stay.......which is fine. However I was concerned when stood on the balcony of my room...

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Excellent staff from the moment I arrived. Very unusual hotel in the old prison. Lovely room and facilities. Original prison cells and landings but no slopping out. Porridge for breakfast as you might expect but there are alternatives!! Excellent bistro restaurant and wines. Would definitely return.

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Emma D, General Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Robert L Thank you for taking the time to write your great review following your stay with us here at Malmaison Oxford. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and restaurant experience. I will be sure to share your review with the team. We do hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards Emma...

Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Night in Oxford and treated ourselves to a stay at the Malmaison which is expensive but worth it. Quirky building was a castle then a prison and now a hotel! We stayed in House of Correction but next time would stay in the main prison bit. Beds very comfy. Excellent sleep no noise from other rooms at all. Very clean....

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Emma D, General Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle, responded to this review

Dear DurbanGal Thank you for taking the time to write your great review following your stay with us here at Malmaison Oxford. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay in house of correction for your post christmas getaway. We do hope to be able to welcome you back again soon so that you can enjoy a cell room stay....

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our stay in Oxford was one of those that left us feeling a little disappointed. The Hotel is spectacular. The arrival has a real wow factor, atmosphere and expectation are built with the entrance hall, dark lighting and a real feeling of history and to be very honest this is continued once you get to your room. Wonderful presentation and...

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Emma D, General Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle, responded to this review

Dear David G Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your stay with us here at Malmaison Oxford. I appreciate your feedback. I am very happy to read you enjoyed our hotel but would like to apologise that you felt that the service was disappointing. We are all very much focused on ensuring that our guests...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I spent the weekend celebrating her birthday at Malmaison. The hotel staff were very helpful and attentive, the food was excellent and the cocktails in the bar were even better - a little too good maybe! We stayed in a cell room located in the main building, which was beautifully presented in a very modern style, and...

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Emma D, General Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Alex K Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your wife's birthday weekend stay with us here at Malmaison Oxford. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed being "locked up for the night" It is fantastic that you enjoyed the cocktails and dining experience too. We do...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed last night with friends and had a good night,staff were lovely and rooms very clean and tidy definitely worth a visit.bar staff were very helpfully.beautiful setting,valet parking,great atmosphere.

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Emma D, General Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Charlied1981 Thank you for taking the time to write your great review following your stay with us here at Malmaison Oxford. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and had a good time at the bar. We do hope to be able to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards Emma Doré General Manager

Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an excellent hotel in many ways. It is a former prison but the rooms are of a very high standard with plenty of space. Breakfast was impressive with good service. The only problem is the ridiculous bar prices.

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Emma D, General Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle, responded to this review

Dear NeilCarmichael Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your stay with us here at Malmaison Oxford. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your feedback . I do hope to be able to welcome you back again soon to Malmaison. Kind Regards Emma Doré General Manager

Retford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a surprise booking by my wife for my birthday. We were originally booked into the outside rooms but on arrival was offered the cell block rooms. We stayed on the top floor and the room was fantastic. A conversion of 3 old cells into a luxury hotel room on a wing. Definitely a bucket list visit. Also you could...

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Dear Andre B Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your stay with us here at Malmaison Oxford for your special occasion. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and you have ticked one off the list! Thank you for your feedback and I do hope to be able to welcome you back again soon...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok honest review Great Building Great valet guy Lovely receptionist & glass of champagne Lovely cell pet room ✅ Nice touch pet bed & bowls ✔️✔️ Restaurant Starter fab😂 Alfredo waiter fab✅ Chef - cafe d Pari sauce returned - filet not the tenderest eaten Cocktails weak Front of house lacked maturity If your brand segregates the able the articulate...

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Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your stay here at Malmaison Oxford. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your overall stay and thank you for your positive comments. I am very sorry that you felt various issues detracted from your enjoyment of your full stay. Please be assured that we take feedback very...

Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has been on my bucket list for ages! Check in was busy but staff were friendly and helpful. I recommend upgrading and staying in a superior cell room. Lying in a roll top bath knowing the bathroom was once a cell for an inmate was very surreal. Ensure you book your parking well in advance limited parking at...

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Dear HellsBells202 Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your stay here at Malmaison Oxford. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your room and you were able to take some time to relax and take in the history of the building. I am very sorry that you felt the continental breakfast was disappointing I...

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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: £141 - £273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Malmaison Oxford Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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