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Malmaison Oxford Castle

3 Oxford Castle New Road, Oxford OX1 1AY England
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#14 of 44 hotels in Oxford
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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.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
24-hour security
Paid private parking on-site
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, German
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BillyBanjo wrote a review Mar 2020
abergavenny3 contributions1 helpful vote
Our stay in Oxford was scuppered by Covid-19 because everything was shut. The hotel is in EXACTLY the right place to get out and about within easy walking distance to the best tourist attractions. Anyway we decided to "Brave the storm" and stay there anyway. The staff were in constant communication as things were changing, almost hourly (thank you very much). Our stay was magnificent, staff were ALL fantastic - Happy to help and genuinely caring, without the fake/over the top gushing plastic demeanor. It's really refreshing to stay in a hotel that in itself is a great experience and also being managed (from bottom to top) by members of staff that really, really care about your stopover. This was just like being at home. Such unusual circumstances, everything shut, meals in your room e.t.c. could so easily have ruined our stay - what really pulled the iron out of the fire was mainly the ambiance of the hotel and the "Can do!" community that were happy to do anything and everything they could, in order to make any negatives into a positive experience - IT WAS!!! We'll definitely be back when this madness is all over. Once again - Thank you all so very much. Every single member of staff helped to make our stay with you extremely pleasant in the worst of circumstances.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from MalmaisonOxford, Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us. The team will be so proud to learn this impact they had on your stay. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, duty manager
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Katie N wrote a review Mar 2020
14 contributions
My husband and I stayed here one night and we truly enjoyed our stay. We loved the concept of the hotel, how they incorporated parts of the former prison, and the cleanliness of our room. All employees were kind and helpful when we had questions. Our bed was comfortable and we loved the darkness in the room while we slept. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend this hotel to anyone!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from MalmaisonOxford, Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback with us. We are so glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy to hear that you found the team helpful, And had a good nights sleep. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, Duty manager
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Morty wrote a review Mar 2020
Bury, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed at the hotel for one night with my new finance to celebrate our engagement. Everyone at the hotel was very welcome and they even put some chocolates in the room for the engagement. Hotel is great, its different with a very good location. No complaints there. The issue I had was the when I got my car back from the valet parking, the driver was no where to be seen and I got in and my hand sanitiser was gone. I know its not a very expensive product and I'm not bothered about the actual sanitiser, even though it is a valuable commodity these days with the corona virus. It just bothers me that they would steal something out my car. It just struck me as in they are getting in and out of cars all day and they need it more than me, but it really did frustrate me in honesty. The hotel is great I just wouldn't use the valet service because what else would they take. I cant say this about all the drivers there but one specific person decided to take what wasn't theirs.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Ben White wrote a review Mar 2020
Northampton, United Kingdom1,256 contributions1,489 helpful votes
We stopped her one night as a quick getaway, it’s set in a former with lots of the original features left. If you book parking at malmaison it’s right in front of the hotel and if it’s busy the car valet service will move your car to a secure location. The receptionist who checked us in was lovely, she was talkative and welcoming and we were also given a complimentary upgrade. The room was on the top floor and very spacious with the option to cover the windows when you sleep. Although the rooms were clean and tidy, there were a few minute things what were off like the rust on the bath, a build up of limescale on the shower head, tea stain on the desk and chipped wood on the legs. These are just minor things that didn’t affect our stay but for the price for the hotel I wouldn’t be expecting this. The rooms were nice and warm, with a good power shower and the pillows and bed quilt were filled with feathers. In the morning we went down to breakfast area and we had the option of a continental and a hot breakfast. The continental was lovely, not too much choice that your overwhelmed but a perfect selection, for some reason you could only have black coffee and water out of the coffee machine. The hot food came, and as nicely presented as it was the bacon was dried out, the potato croquettes were cold and the eggs were overcooked. But we didn’t complain as it was included in the room rate, so we thought. We went to go and check out and we had an outstanding bill of £4. We questioned this and it turned out only continental breakfast was included but there was no mention we’d have to pay extra for a cooked breakfast in the breakfast area. Overall, a lovely stay in a prison- which will be my first and last time hopefully.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from MalmaisonOxford, Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate your comments both positive and constructive. We look forward to making the necessary improvements. Best wishes, Duty manager
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Pasta Monster wrote a review Mar 2020
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom102 contributions5 helpful votes
Simply amazing. I've been to Oxford many times but was looking for a unique experience for our anniversary and Malmaison completely exceeded all my expectations. The bed was laid out with rose petals, they gave us a special anniversary dessert and staff were lovely from check-in to check-out. They even arranged taxi service for us. The food was superb (cheesy truffle chips are a must!), the location is so unique and still central. We had concerns because we stayed during a heatwave but the rooms managed to be cool and Malmaison had fans in the room just in case. I would highly recommend and will most definitely be visiting again. Thank you all for a memorable anniversary.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Response from MalmaisonOxford, Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed spending your anniversary weekend with us, and enjoyed the little touches we added to make it special. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Duty manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Malmaison Oxford Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Malmaison Oxford Castle?
Nearby attractions include Escape Hunt Oxford (0.1 miles), Creation Theatre Company (0.3 miles), and Worcester College (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Malmaison Oxford Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Malmaison Oxford Castle?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Malmaison Oxford Castle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Malmaison Oxford Castle?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Malmaison Oxford Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yellow Submarine, Cafe from Crisis, Oxford, and Ben's Cookies.
Is Malmaison Oxford Castle located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Oxford.
Are any cleaning services offered at Malmaison Oxford Castle?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Malmaison Oxford Castle offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Malmaison Oxford Castle?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Malmaison Oxford Castle?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Oxford Castle & Prison (0.03 miles), Bodleian Library (0.4 miles), and Sheldonian Theatre (0.4 miles).