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Malmaison Oxford Castle

#9 of 43 Hotels in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
3 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
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Ranked #9 of 43 Hotels in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Janet A Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Outstanding hotel made even better by the history and architecture of the prison. The character makes this place. We had the superior cell room, which was fantastic. One thing to note, if you have the continental breakfast included, the menu at breakfast also has full cooked, eggs benedict etc, however it is not very clear that these are additional. So... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the hotel bar last week with a few friends who were visiting town. The bartender, Mark, was extremely courteous and although there were a few customers he made sure to make us feel welcome straight away, and when it was our turn to be served he recommended a great cocktail from the menu. After that round we were... More 

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Avebury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fascinating and historic building, converted brilliantly into a hotel. Really welcoming and professional staff. Right in the middle of the city. Not cheap, but I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone staying in Oxford.

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

Dear Ian T Thank you for taking the time to write your review on Malmaison Oxford. I am very happy you enjoyed the conversion of the hotel and had an enjoyable weekend with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Emma Dore General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This stay was a birthday treat from my wife. Wow. What a hotel. Converted prison that dates back to William The Conqueror. A very attractive and great idea for a building that would otherwise decay further. The price for one night did not match up to the expectation. This may sound a bit snobbish but I would expect the door... More 

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

Dear Mario F Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your stay with us at Malmaison Oxford. Feedback is very important to me so we can learn and develop our service & product at all times from guest feedback. Following your conversation with my reception supervisor on departure I believe my Operations Manager has also spoken... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the Malmaison, for a little weekend break and visit to Oxford. My wife, working in probation was keen to try one of the cell rooms, so we happily booked into one of these. The room and hotel are a lot of fun, really capture the atmosphere of the old prison. The staff were really friendly... More 

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

Dear Stuart B Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your stay with us at Malmaison Oxford Castle. I am very pleased you enjoyed your cell room experience and got to enjoy the weather and a cocktail up on our roof terrace bar! Thank you for your comments regarding my team, they really are a friendly... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed with my daughter, a real wow hotel, great rooftop bar and rooms in old cell are a real novelty! Expensive restaurant so I expected a good vegetarian meal to match the steak and lobster, but only risotto or veg burger was extremely disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went to Malmaison with some friends to have a drink. The location is beautiful and the staff is very kind. I want to say a special thank you to Alejandro, the spanish barman; he was very professional and nice, and his monito is the best that you can try in all Oxford! I strongly recommend it.

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

Dear Leyla Thnak you for yoiur amzing review about our bar. I am very pleased you enjoyed your time here and that Alejandro took good care of you. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind Regards Emma Doré General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Malmaison Oxford for one night only and had a fantastic time! The hotel is quirky and beautifully appointed. We fully enjoyed the breakfast! The rooms were spotlessly clean and spacious. We hope to visit Oxford again and have the chance to stay longer at this totally awesome hotel. Many thanks to Kate.

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

Dear Rigaina Thank you for taking the time to write your review on Malmaison Oxford. We are very happy you had an amazing stay and enjoyed your Mal breakfast! We hope to see you soon. Kind Regards Emma Doré General Manager More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My friends and I were out celebrating and decided that we should go to the bar downstairs at Mal Maison. We had been a few times before and it was great, but tonight we had an AMAZING bar tender who made our night. MARK was so professional, knew exactly what he was doing, polite, friendly, happy to chat and made... More 

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

Dear Marcus L Thank you for your bar review! I agree that we have some amazing Malmazing cocktails and its fantastic to hear Mark really made your visit! We look forward to seeing you back at the Mal Bar soon. Kind Regards Emma Doré General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unique place with excellent environment that makes visitors feel part of history. Located in the Oxford castle in the Oxford city center offers a unique experience and a glance of Oxford history becoming alive while enjoying the comforts of a first class hotel. Excellent English breakfast, smartly decorated and spacious rooms and very friendly and helpful staff!!

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

Dear ICH4239 Thank you for your great review following your stay with us. I am very happy you enjoyed your stay including your breakfast experience and your interaction with my team. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Emma Dore General Manager More 

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