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Malmaison Oxford Castle

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night and chose the hotel based on its location (very good) and the fact it's in a castle, because who can resist that? The hotel is lovely, with well appointed rooms and shared spaces. The only problem was the room temperature! And I now see from another recent review that we were not the only ones.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in Malmaison for 2 weeks while my daughter was in a summer camp. The hotel is brilliantly situated just a short walk from the high street and shopping area. I was a little disappointed to find out that my connecting rooms were in the new part of the hotel and not in a cell but decided to stay... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a Sunday night for a baby moon. The hotel has a really high end finish with a lovely lobby and clean comfortable rooms. The history and being able to see all the old prison stairs etc just makes this place more special The bar and restaurant are also really nice with a good choice of cocktails and nice... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived on July 16 from the US, jet-lagged and feeling the effects of a British heat wave. The temperature in Oxford was in the 80's!! Very unusual. Upon arrival at noon, we were told our room was not ready. After grabbing a pub lunch we returned around 2 pm, waited another hour, and then were shown to our room.... More 

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Thank MickNKeef
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the perfect hotel for a night's stay in Oxford. A short (10mins) walk from the train station, and just as far from the main township. I didn't realise it was a converted gaol, so was really impressed by the interior. Therefore, stay in the main section (cells) if you can. Rooms are spacious, beds are comfortable and you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First, it's a fun and truly unique experience. We stayed in the original prison part, superior queen room which had 2 regular windows in addition to the prison windows and faced the lovely courtyard. The room had many whimsical prison touches (art, custom carpet, toiletries, original metal door), was large and comfortable. Bathroom has full size bathtub and a separate... More 

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Thank Canadiana2008
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I can but fabulous. Had the new 3 course lunch menu. I had the Mediterranean Salad as a starter, I cannot fault it and it left me wanting more, so many fresh flavours popping in your mouth - utterly divine! Then I had the layered chicken flatbread, again just beautiful summer flavours. Then I had the tastes of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My fiancee and I traveled from the States and were looking forward to a stay in the charming renovated castle-like building of Malmaison Oxford. The building and rooms are beautiful, and the location is convenient to many locations of interest in the city. But somehow I had gotten it into my head that, given the price, the staff would be... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic stay on business. Room was an absolute treat and was the most comfortable (and only) cell I've ever stayed in. Had all mod cons, good toiletries and bed was very comfortable. Welcome and customer care throughout was excellent. Great location for exploring Oxford too.

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Thank Stuart B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night, in the new extension of the hotel. Although we were unaware that we wouldn't actually be in the actual prison, we were still very happy with the room, the decor is amazing, especially the bathrooms! One problem is that there was an air con switch by the door, however it didn't seem to be working... More 

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

Dear Holly H Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your stay at Malmaison Oxford. It is great to read you enjoyed your experience but I am sorry if your air cooling system was not working correctly. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Emma Dore General Manager More 

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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
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: $199 - $394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Malmaison Oxford Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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Also Known As:
Malmaison Oxford Castle Hotel Oxford
Malmaison Hotel Oxford
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Oxford
#6 Luxury Hotel in Oxford
#9 Romantic Hotel in Oxford
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