We stayed at the Hotel on a Sunday night and took advantage of the deal which included discounted accommodation if a minimum amount was spent on food and drink in the restaurant.
Having read reviews and feedback before booking (something we always do) we knew what to expect and here the rules of supply and demand very much exist. Having said this, we were able to upgrade to a room in "A Block" - which was wonderful and so well converted (considering originally it had been 3 cells - housing 9 men!)
Visit the cell on the same floor as the Restaurant - it has been left intact and gives you an idea of what the cells were like before being converted.
The Restaurant was very busy but the service excellent, good food and wine list. We found the tables just a little too close for our liking (as we prefer to talk to each other and not have to listen to other peoples conversations)
I cannot recommend other websites here but we were able to park our car on a private house's driveway- about a 10 min. walk, for one third of the parking charges found centrally.
All in all would definitely recommend a stay at this Hotel - there are very few places in the world like it !
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Malmaison Oxford Castle Hotel Oxford
- Malmaison Hotel Oxford