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Malmaison Oxford Castle

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Reviewed yesterday 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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Reviewed 2 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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Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia 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 4 days ago NEWvia 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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Emma D, General Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle, responded to this review

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 5 days ago NEWvia 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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Emma D, General Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle, responded to this review

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 6 days ago NEW

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

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...

Yeovil, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a delightful hotel, loads of history along with oxford itself, great location for exploring oxfords history, and leaving the car alone for 2 days. Hotel staff are very professional,friendly attentive. Room was very comfortable clean and warm, very pleasant stay, will definitely visit again.

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

Dear Steve R Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your stay with us here at Malmaison Oxford. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your quirky stay and that you enjoyed being "locked up for the night". I do hope to be able to welcome you back again soon Kind Regards Emma Doré...

Machynlleth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked an Executive King Room (via Booking.com) on the assumption from the website and info given that the room had a separate roll top bath and shower. The booking site gave no indication that the info on the room would vary (I checked). But to be sure - because we all know that what you see isn't always what...

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

Dear Penegoes66 Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your stay here at Malmaison Oxford. I am sorry to read that you felt let down on your stay and by the reception team. We do have several different styles of rooms in the hotel so if you do visit again in the future please do contact...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really lovely hotel! Rooms are amazing. So much more than just a hotel! We ate in the hotel Brasserie which was quite pricey but really good food. Perfect for a romantic weekend away! Oxford is lovely too!

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

Dear Carrie T 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 thank you for your lovely feedback . I do hope to be able to welcome you back again soon to Malmaison Kind Regards Emma Doré General Manager

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my partner went here for a weekend so we could enjoy all that Oxford had to offer from a Central location. Upon arriving we had already enquired about parking at the hotel and we were not disappointed when we arrived and the valet took our car to park it and then brought all our Bags through whilst we...

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Dear Englishmic Thank you for taking the time to write your great review following your weekend stay with us here at Malmaison Oxford. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your lovely feedback . I will be sure to share your review with the team. I do hope to be able to welcome you back...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $174 - $337 (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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“Choose a cell room”
 of 5 bubbles HellsBells202, 6 days ago | Read review
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“don't get a basement room - they're rubbish!”
 of 5 bubbles mauraudingbeasts, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The only downside was the room 411 was located above the bistro and the sound of the bass music caused slight disturbance.”
 of 5 bubbles ROYJ457, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Room 501 much bigger with an enormous bed, desk and armchair which the others do not have but the same price.”
 of 5 bubbles DED32, 5 weeks ago | Read review
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