Malmaison Oxford

3 Oxford Castle, Oxford, England

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  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces18
  • Service17
  • Overall18
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Hotel Description

It’s perhaps a depressing commentary on this whole business that hotels are so easily made from old prisons. Somehow we tolerate floor after floor of double-loaded corridors, lined with identical shoebox-sized living quarters, as long as we’re shelling out for the privilege of coming and going as we please. But however bizarre in concept, in execution it’s actually often quite inspiring; these old institutional buildings don’t lack for drama, and given the modern taste for rough-edged renovations and walls of bare brick, renovations are often simpler than one might imagine.

The Malmaison Oxford isn’t just any old prison, of course, but a really rather picturesque Victorian-era prison, and a part of the new Oxford Castle redevelopment. As a boutique hotel, it’s no fly-by-night either, but a part of the terrifically successful Malmaison chain, the group responsible for a high-design bachelor-pad sort of boutique in just about every market in the UK. And to be completely fair, when all is said and done, there’s very little of the shoebox about these rooms — compare with the carefully preserved “display cell” and see if you don’t vastly prefer your vast, overstuffed bed, your entertainment center, your very nearly decadent bathroom stocked with Malmaison-branded bath products.

It’s not just a success by Malmaison standards — complete with signature brasserie and hip lobby bar — but a breath of fresh air for Oxford as well, a city that’s long been hard up for good hotels. You could always do country-mansion at Quat’Saisons, or old-bank at the Old Bank, but for hard time behind bars (or just in front of one, really) it’s the Malmaison.

Things to know:

Malmaison Oxford has limited secure parking onsite which is charged at £20 per night. Booking a car parking space at the hotel is required prior to arrival and is recommended as street parking is limited.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 95 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Off street parking
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property.\nDue to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.\nDue to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.\nWhen booking 6 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply. The property will contact the guest following their reservation.\n\nPlease note extra beds and cots must be confirmed with the hotel prior to arrival, customers will be required to settle children's extra bed charges directly with the hotel.\n\nA la carte options are available at a surcharge.\n\nThere is a limit of 30 onsite parking spaces at the hotel which must be booked in advance by contacting the hotel to the contact number provided on the confirmation after booking. The charge is GBP 28.50 for an overnight stay from 15:00 until 12:00 the next day.\n\nSpaces are subject to availability and must be booked prior to your stay in order to guarantee a reserved space. You will be asked to leave your keys with our reception team upon arrival. Please contact the hotel for further details. Valet parking is also available.\nWhen booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.\nWiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.\nPrivate parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs GBP 28.50 per day.\nPets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.\nAll children are welcome.\nOne child under 3 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib.\nOne child under 7 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.\nOne child under 13 years is charged GBP 30 per night in an extra bed.\nThe maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.\nThe maximum number of total guests in a room is 3.\nThe maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.\n

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Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Off street parking
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property.\nDue to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.\nDue to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.\nWhen booking 6 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply. The property will contact the guest following their reservation.\n\nPlease note extra beds and cots must be confirmed with the hotel prior to arrival, customers will be required to settle children's extra bed charges directly with the hotel.\n\nA la carte options are available at a surcharge.\n\nThere is a limit of 30 onsite parking spaces at the hotel which must be booked in advance by contacting the hotel to the contact number provided on the confirmation after booking. The charge is GBP 28.50 for an overnight stay from 15:00 until 12:00 the next day.\n\nSpaces are subject to availability and must be booked prior to your stay in order to guarantee a reserved space. You will be asked to leave your keys with our reception team upon arrival. Please contact the hotel for further details. Valet parking is also available.\nWhen booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.\nWiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.\nPrivate parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs GBP 28.50 per day.\nPets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.\nAll children are welcome.\nOne child under 3 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib.\nOne child under 7 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.\nOne child under 13 years is charged GBP 30 per night in an extra bed.\nThe maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.\nThe maximum number of total guests in a room is 3.\nThe maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.\n

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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