Malmaison Oxford Oxford (3 New Road)

“Fantastically modern interiors and stunning atrium in this atmospheric castle and former prison. Sleep in converted cells with original fittings and Gothic colours. New, airier rooms are also available in the additional buildings. Good brasserie food and a smart neon-lit cocktail bar.”

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“Oxford’s former prison has undergone an impressive transformation to become one of Malmaison’s most quirky and original hotels. The vast, three-storey central atrium is spectacular, mood lighting and red carpets lining the steel walkways. Here, converted cells make up the surprisingly comfortable and ultra-modern bedrooms, with original, heavily dented doors and window bars spookily intact. Get some air in the grassy Exercise Yard or sip cocktails in the brooding Visitors’ Room: a truly unique experience. Good food in the Brasserie, once used for solitary confinement. Prison puns abound in the hotel’s literature.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

They say

“This time we're taking no prisoners.

You've been bad. We know. It's time to pay for all those second rate hotel rooms, the third rate room service, oh, the travel inn expresslodge travesty of it all. This time you're going down. Guilty as charged.

Imagine a prison that's a hotel. (I'm sure you've stayed in a few) Now imagine a prison that's suddenly a luxury boutique hotel in Oxford, destination brasserie and hang-out for high-life hoodlums. Pinch yourself. You're doing time at the Mal.”

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Malmaison Oxford

Near Oxford’s city centre, the thick walls of this former prison offer guests the chance to sleep in a converted cell complete with barred windows and iron doors. Contemporary furnishing, a buzzing cocktail bar, and a popular brasserie make this hotel a memorable and unique base for exploring the 'dreaming spires'.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

Prisons converted into hotels – in pictures

The Malmaison hotel in Oxford was converted from Oxford prison

Originally published by The Guardian (view article)

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Facilities

Free wifi
Safe
Parking
Bar
Meeting Room
Cots available
Private dining room
Sit-out Terrace
Wifi
Restaurant
Pet friendly
Child friendly
Room service
Breakfast
Suites

Activities

Learning
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Other Activities
Oxford River Cruises
Local markets
Oxford Covered Market
Close to nightlife
Great walks
Sights nearby
Bridge of Sighs
Designer Shopping
Visit the many smart boutiques
Museums
University Museum of Natural History

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95 rooms from $238 per night

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Recommended for

City Style
Modern hotel in the heart of historic Oxford

Activities

Learning
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Other Activities
Oxford River Cruises
Local markets
Oxford Covered Market
Close to nightlife
Great walks
Sights nearby
Bridge of Sighs
Designer Shopping
Visit the many smart boutiques
Museums
University Museum of Natural History

Other highlights

Free wifi
Theme hotel
Former prison, and you sleep in the cells.
Sit-out Terrace
Contemporary
Restaurant
Historic
Pet friendly
Quirky
Child friendly

Hotel size

95 rooms
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