Video blog. Hotel review: Malmaison Oxford

by Sasha Wilkins on January 28, 2010 · 17 comments

A few weeks ago my parents were scheduled to meet in court in Oxford at 10am on a Monday morning for round God knows what in their protracted divorce battle. As I was designated mother-calmer-downer I wanted to make sure she arrived in court as cool as a cucumber. No car hassles, rush hour traffic, dog wrangling, misplaced keys…

So I booked us in at the local jail the night beforehand.

Watch this video and all will be revealed.

Mamaison Oxford
Oxford Castle
01865 268 400
www.malmaison-oxford.com

LLG, her mother & Posetta Baddog were guests of Malmaison Oxford

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Jem January 28, 2010 at 19:56

i've herd that malmaison is such a cool hotel! plus its very nice of you to take care of your mom in her time of need by treating her to a hotel stay! :)

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pierre l January 28, 2010 at 20:47

This is a great review (again). I shall have to dig out my Inspector Morse episodes. Congratulations to your new producer.
Fingers crossed for good progress in your mother's the divorce battle.

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Razzi January 28, 2010 at 21:25

What a lovely old building! Im very jealous!

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dragondays January 29, 2010 at 04:40

Interesting concept! I wonder if any ex-inmates have ever been back?!

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NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry January 29, 2010 at 04:50

How remarkable that what was once a prison can become such a luxurious place to stay. Hope your mother managed to stay calm. ..

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alexdonald January 29, 2010 at 05:38

Posetta Baddog is too cute for words. Love the fact that the hotel is dog friendly.

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Aisha January 29, 2010 at 06:16

Hii! I have recently come across your blog..its lovely!!! and I shall be a regular visitor from now on :)
I really like the malmaison, ive stayed here a couple of times with my husband(on his business trips ;)

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Metropolitan Mum January 29, 2010 at 06:34

Wow. What a strange feeling it must be to sleep in an old prison. Glad to hear that they reversed the little peep wholes (or whatever they were called). xx MM

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slowdownapproaching30 January 29, 2010 at 08:41

I loved Mal Oxford, it's such an original. My best friend is their group marketing manager, I'm going to forward your lovely review onto her.

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nevermind January 29, 2010 at 09:37

I love these videos!

Question: I didn't see a shower in the bathroom??

Also, were the original cells really that size?

Also, you are such an incredibly articulate speaker– do you use a script? Even a rough one?

(Last question coming from a person who is articulate on paper but not in person.)

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