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

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

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

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! :)


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.


Razzi January 28, 2010 at 21:25

What a lovely old building! Im very jealous!


dragondays January 29, 2010 at 04:40

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


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. ..


alexdonald January 29, 2010 at 05:38

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


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 😉


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


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.


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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