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Malmaison Oxford

Amy Lindsay
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Its quirky setting, housed in a converted prison within a medieval castle
  • Oxford’s famous university colleges are minutes away, as are most of the city’s other major attractions
  • There’s a stylish brasserie & trendy cocktail bar
  • Guests can choose to sleep in former prison cells or airy rooms in the new building – all have contemporary decor


Set in Oxford’s Castle Quarter, in a converted prison that itself sits within a medieval castle, the Malmaison is certainly one-of-a kind. This hip boutique hotel mixes centuries of history with contemporary style: ‘Be prepared for vertiginous, glass-sided walkways, plenty of leather, black and tartan… and clever allusions to the building’s murky past,’ says The Telegraph.

Oxford’s historic university colleges are minutes away, as is the River Thames (known locally as the Isis) where on a balmy day, you’re likely to see students and visitors punting. The Covered Market is a 6-minute walk, while Westgate Shopping Centre is 4 minutes away. The Ashmolean, Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, is just 7 minutes’ walk away.

Back at base, the hotel’s trendy brasserie serves classic dishes with a modern twist -- menu highlights include the Malburger, the Black Angus ribeye steak and the French crab tacos. There’s an extensive wine list too, but if you fancy a cocktail or coffee, head to Malbar, which also serves lighter bites and sandwiches (and brunch).

There are 95 rooms, all decorated in contemporary style -- 38 are in the A-wing and were formerly prison cells. These have thick walls and low ceilings and some have views of the prison yard -- rooms in the additional buildings are lighter and airier. The Executive Suite is the pick of the bunch, with a split-level lounge with a balcony and feature windows, plus a cinema room, 4-poster bed, roll-top bath and monsoon shower. 

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  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Pets: Pets allowed. Only dogs are allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details:

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 28.50 per night
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 28.50 per night
  • Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Cash not accepted. Debit cards not accepted

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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