Once a prison, this hotel is used to accommodating long-term guests. Very long-term.
The Malmaison group has truly outdone itself in converting this former Victorian prison into a luxury hotel unlike any other.
In the spirit of equality, The Malmaison Oxford offers rooms in the original prisoner's cells as well as in the governor's house. The exclusive "C-wing" suites feature monsoon showers, take-home toiletries, and other indulgent amenities.
The wrought-iron stairs and candlelit halls provide this imposing castle of a structure with an inviting ambiance inside, while the heavy steel doors and four-poster beds will give you a feeling of utmost comfort - and, needless to say, security.
Throughout, the hotel is filled with striking original architecture and period pieces, such as wooden chests and claw-foot tubs, while the lobby and brasserie boldly fuse old and new.
The result is an unusually elegant - and unusually affordable - experience set amid this bustling university town.