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Malmaison Oxford Castle

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Bize-Minervois, France
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were visiting the UK and had a couple of days between family visits, so we decided on Oxford. We wanted a central location with parking. This hotel, an ex-prison, satisfied our requirements and also sounded intriguing. We found all the staff very helpful and charming. Parking is expensive, but so it is at other hotels here. The room was...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had stayed at this hotel before because of its central location and cleanliness which is why we decided to spend Valentine's day here again. Unfortunately our experience was not as positive this time around. We arrived by car and made use of the car valet service for the first time: Your car keys are taken at the door /...

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Warwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here overnight on a Saturday evening as a Valentines treat. There's nothing I can say that hasn't already been mentioned in other reviews but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Yes, it's expensive at £300 for one night including breakfast and the parking is also over the top at £28.50 for the night but it is a truly...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staff were pleasant and tried to get us warmed up. The restaurant (in a cellar, also a bit chilly) played a kind of ultra-modern jazz - even at breakfast - that seemed inappropriate for clientele - mainly 50s and 60s couples. My 'calves' liver' at dinner was more like a liver and bacon cut.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The castle was a prison and now remodeled into a very nice hotel, walking distance from the heart of Oxford. Looking out of the windows onto the historic building walls and while walking inside one gets goose bumps imagining life in the dungeon on a cold rainy day in Oxfordshire! Today, you feel cozy and warm with all the amenities...

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

Dear Gorjes, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and all the amenities we offer. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Kindest regards Antonio Sanchez Operations manager

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in a room which was made up of three of the original prison cells, when you walk to your room from the reception it is very Erie when you get to the old prison landing, its definitely a one off experience. The room & bathroom are of a high quality & quite spacious , couldn't fault the room...

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

Dear ActionLondon, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are very pleased you found our rooms to be so enjoyable. We are sorry you found parts of our Brasserie to be disappointing, I have shared your feedback with our Food and Beverage management team and we are working hard on rectifying this issues. We hope we...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

checked in with great staff, happened to say we had got engaged, lovely bottle of champs in room, thankyou! room fabulous, great bathroom! and furniture. had drinks in bar and bar staff lovely, I really cant think of anything negative to say, a perfect evening!

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Dear ajaynew, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and many congratulations on your recent engagement, we are very pleased you had such a fantastic time here with us. I have shared your feedback with the team and they feel very happy and proud of being part of such a special occasion. Thank you very much for...

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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 

Additional Information about Malmaison Oxford Castle

Address: 3 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: $233 - $462 (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 Luxury Hotel in Oxford
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“The superior rooms are very nice, but am not sure if there are any with a view”
 of 5 bubbles lucytynan, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“we stayed in the governors room, perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles ajaynew, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you want a feel of history and intrigue choose a prison cell room.”
 of 5 bubbles ashell, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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