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Malmaison Oxford Castle

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Maidstone
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We returned here for a special occasion recently. Unfortunately when we arrived we discovered that there was a wedding on in the hotel and that the cocktail bar was closed to the public. When i raised this i was advised that it's very rarely open to the public now as it's used for functions a lot. I find this concerning... More 

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

We were in a room in the new wing. Overall we were impressed with the room, but the lighting is far from adequate. Practicality should be the most important consideration in an hotel room. The shower cubicle was very small, which bearing in mind the spacious bathroom was irritating.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to have a quite weekend off as we works seven days a week, we have high standards when it comes to hotels and restaurants, and always go for the best we can afford as we see it as a reward for working hard. We picked the Malmaison after a long search on the internet, as it seemed interesting... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent hotel very well positioned in Oxford centre. Easy to get to from Seacourt park and ride (much cheaper than the £28.50 per night hotel parking charge). Quite pricey (reason for grade 4 not 5) but better price than other equivalent standard Oxford centre hotels. Very well appointed room - good shower and comfortable bed. Several pubs/restaurants around hotel but... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for one night in Mid July, great concept and well kept hotel, staff were outstanding, hotel room exceeded expectations, would recommend anyone in the area to stay here. Great for anyone with kids, family or couples alike. Best part of the hotel is how they have kept the history of the old jail.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great nights stay in the house of correction, which is situated opposite the main block. Hotel had lots of original features from being a former prison, but fortunately this didn't extend so far as the bedrooms which were spacious and modern. The only criticism bit was a little dimly lit which was a issue for applying make-up. We... More 

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

Dear JenniferAnnetravels Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your stay with us here at Malmaison Oxford. It is great to read you enjoyed your experience and particularly enjoyed your breakfast and cocktails! I apologise if your main course did not live up to expectation but pleased you enjoyed the starters and desserts. I will be... More 

Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

a luxury hotel in a perfect central location in the beautiful University city of Oxford. Parking could be difficult but the hotel valet service took care of everything, and once parked all sightseeing, restaurants, and the river is within walking distance. Rooms are extremely comfortable and bathrooms spacious and modern. Hotel staff very professional but friendly and accommodating.

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

Dear SLFBman Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your stay with us here at Malmaison Oxford. It is great to read you enjoyed your experience and thank you for your positive feedback. We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards Emma Dore General Manager More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a delightfully different hotel experience. We occupied a suite made from three cells of the old prison (which only closed in 1996). The décor was wonderful and quirky, the bedding comfortable and the amenities all you would expect from an upscale hotel. The grounds are gorgeous and well-maintained and most of the staff was attentive and helpful( with... More 

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

Dear Marcia L Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your stay at Malmaison Oxford. It is nice to read you enjoyed the room and surroundings. As you stayed in one if our original cell rooms these do not have opening windows due to the heritage of the building, however I am disappointed to read that... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped off to visit Oxford and this hotel was excellent! The hotel being a former prison is very unique and interesting whilst our room was excellent - clean, comfortable and well designed. Also worth nothing the staff who we're all exceptional! Particular note to Louis and his help with getting my car sorted and parked. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

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

Dear 2b33chg Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your stay with us here at Malmaison Oxford. It is great to read you enjoyed your experience and thank you for your feedback in relation to the team I will be sure to pass your review to them. We hope to be able to welcome you back... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staying in a prison was not something I was looking forward to,,despite good reviews here. I am a convert though. The room was two cells knocked into one with a third cell as a large spacious bathroom. At one end a roll top bath and the other has a huge shower. The plumbing was a bit slow but to be... More 

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

Dear ED987654321 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 night being "locked up" with us. It is fantastic to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your cell room experience and that you also enjoyed our food, drinks and al fresco area. We... More 

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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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Malmaison Oxford Castle

Address: 3 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: $197 - $396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Malmaison Oxford Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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#5 Luxury Hotel in Oxford
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