This past weekend we took the train from London and went up to Oxford, where btw randomly met Lauren from Aspiring Kennedy and her lovely husband in the train station, such a fun surprise!
We headed towards the Oxford Castle and particularly to the old prison, the Malmaison Oxford (which actually IS the old Oxford prison). The prison closed in 1996 due to overcrowd and in 2006 the Malmaison group refurbished it all to create this stunning hotel. Each room has been created from what used to be 3 cells. N and I stayed in a cell room in the A wing, the original prison cell block. Our room overlooked what was the exercise ward, which now is a beautiful patio.
Large, very spacious room, with a very masculine luxurious feel. A super comfy bed, with beautiful linens and glossy magazines.
The bathroom is my dream, a large roll top bath plus walk in shower and beautiful beautiful Mal toiletries. Just perfect! Plush towels and bathrobes made us feel like never leaving.
The building is graded, so the original fixtures had to stay. This is exactly how it looked back when it was a prison. Well, plush carpet was added, and glossy white paint!
The exterior spaces are as well cared as the interior. And guests can enjoy drinks under the sun, when weather permits that is :)
And how stunning is this corner in the entrance lounge. A mix of library, and reading corners, or just a perfect spot to enjoy a calm drink.
All in all, a fantastic stay, I will post separately about the yummy food and the awesome bar. One post can't cover the incredible service and the fun time we had at this fantastic hotel!
N and I were guests of the Malmaison Oxford