So I never thought I would say I have stayed the night in a prison, but now I can. The Malmaison at Oxford Castle is a boutique hotel based in the old Oxford Prison. The hotel has been really tastefully renovated. And there is still a cell that has not been converted so that you can take a look 🤓
We only stayed one night as we were meeting friends for an adult only meal 😁When my husband and I arrived we decided to have something small to eat as we knew we were going to be in for a heavy night of drinking. We decided to have a selection of tapas and I have to say they were very nice. In the evening we met in the bar for drinks before our meal, there is a large selection of drinks including a good cocktail menu, I recommend the rhubarb triangle it was delicious. We were a group of twelve and I feel that the kitchen struggled with serving this amount; there was a long wait from when our main was served to when we received our sides. Overall our food was very nice and as a group we had a great time.
We stayed in a superior room and it was a spacious room with a large en-suite with a roll top bath and separate shower. We also had a balcony, I could imagine that this would have been really lovely in the summer.
As the prison forms part of the castle it’s a must do whilst you here, such a wonderful place with so much history.
A brilliant short break even if I feel a little hung over today 😉