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Malmaison Oxford Castle

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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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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Accessible rooms
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Grade: 100 out of 100
207Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
86Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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This hotel is in the middle of everything. Great old Jail turned hotel. A spitting image of the hotel jail in Helsinki. Nice breakfast, friendly staff, good value for money. I would highly recommend but try to get a cell room.
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We were looking for somewhere to stay after visiting Le Manoir for a special lunch and found here. Not a short taxi ride but definitely worth it. It is so different, walking down the corridor with the gaol steps going up to the next level and surrounded by cell doors. They’ve
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Response from Connector301322, Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle
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Dear millertower, Thank you for your recent review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back to Malmaison Oxford! Kind regards Sangeeta Masih Deputy General Manager
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We popped in just to see glimpses of the old prison and rooms and have a cup of tea. The front desk staff must get these requests all the time from non paying guests. I was impressed how friendly and willing they were to help and encourage us to take a look at this iconic venue.
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Response from Connector301322, Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle
Responded yesterday
Dear tanagogo1, Thank you for your recent review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your lovely comments about the staff. I’m so pleased they were accommodating. We look forward to welcoming you back to Malmaison Oxford! Kind regards Sangeeta Masih Deputy General Manager
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We were given a Gin Afternoon Tea voucher as a gift and decided to make a night of it. Upon arrival we were given an upgrade to a Superior Room in Cell Block A. A fantastic experience and lovely location!
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Response from Connector301322, Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle
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Dear Camper78778, Thank you for your recent review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and the fun afternoon tea! You’re right we are in a brilliant location! We look forward to welcoming you back to Malmaison Oxford! Kind regards Sangeeta Masih Deputy General Manager
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I booked a two night stay for my mum and I as a special Christmas/birthday gift. We have both always wanted to explore Oxford and so thought why not stay in an old prison! If you're going to stay here I think you should pay the extra and actually stay in a cell in A wing.
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Response from Connector301322, Manager at Malmaison Oxford Castle
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Dear JoB240, Thank you for your recent review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back to Malmaison Oxford! Kind regards Sangeeta Masih Deputy General Manager
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Hi Bob, hope you are well the parking at the hotel is limited and "spaces" are tight. The charge is £28.50 per 24hrs which has to be pre-arranged before arrival. Upon arrival it will be parked by a valet at the hotel. We would recommend using the nearby Westgate shopping centre car park for your future stay better spaces and well lit for your vehicle plus is nearly half the cost of the hotel. Hope this helps you out and wish you a better stay than us. Kind Regards Ayre-Pearce.
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I would phone and spark to them. We did it online and paid for a junior suite and the one we got did not look like the photos.
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Sorry I dont know what the highest standard room is. I am pretty sure you can request a particular room depending on availability. Why dont you call or mail the Malmaison in Oxford directly?
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Dear Libby, We are fairly relaxed here at the hotel, and there is no particular dress code for dinner. Smart casual is what we would suggest, but please dress as smartly or as relaxed as you wish! Kind regards, Kasey
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"go elsewhere"
"NOT the junior suite"
"Stay on A-wing. The walls are so thick that no noise will come through them."
"Rooms in the main cell block have lovely original features. eg metal cell door into your room"
"We loved Room 111 but I underhand each room is different and others are also fabulous"
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PRICE RANGE
US$189 - US$367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
malmaison oxford castle hotel oxfordmalmaison hotel oxford
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandOxford
NUMBER OF ROOMS
95
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