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Malmaison Hotel

Formerly a prison in Oxford, just 10 years ago

Malmaison Hotel

Formerly a prison in Oxford, just 10 years ago

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Nov 2009, 00:44
Not a church, then!

Lovely, high, vaulted ceiling just like a cathedral...

Perhaps some new sect might take it over, and claim their gawd lives here, heh...
Nigel Clack: I'm sure there was some praying going onsmile
The sect is called Tourismsmile
hotels feel like prisons sometimes... big ones....

P.S. Nice image, really get the feel of the place.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Nov 2009, 08:01
Some how Nigel this just isn't as menacing as prison images usually are
A five star prison Nig! I like the colours contrast.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Nov 2009, 09:02
Very interesting Rob - aren't the rooms a bit small?
Nigel Clack: They knock one wall down to make the room bigger, then put a door in another wall so the next cell is the bathroom
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Nov 2009, 09:03
Sorry - I meant Niig
  • SAVO
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Nov 2009, 09:33
Beautiful prison. I thought it was a church. A little uneasy the thought of been 'locked up' in one of its 'hotel' rooms though smile
Nigel Clack: Lots of ghosts!!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 16 Nov 2009, 10:16
How wonderful to have it refurbished like that
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 16 Nov 2009, 13:16
Love the symmetrical framing..the color.
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 16 Nov 2009, 17:36
If I understand this is an old jail converted into a hotel ?!
The groom service we wake there at 6:00 in the morning ?...

A 3D perspective! Great, Nigel.
Nigel Clack: At 6.00 all the doors open automatically and an alarm sounds to get you out of bedsmile
I guess if you complain about the service you get put into Solitary Confinement.
If the other residents are bankers ... then they are the right place.

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 16 Nov 2009, 19:20
Such rich colors. Very inviting.
not sure its my cup of tea as far as hotels are concerned but i like your shot of it Nigelsmile
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 16 Nov 2009, 23:43
Good grief! But I suppose it's a way of recycling old buildings. I wonder if the current residents have the same level of luxury of the former inmates?
Nigel Clack: Just slightly betterwink
love the angle here.. very well shot.. lots of great light
Nigel Clack: Hi and thanks Shoaib
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Nov 2009, 20:19
...and it's now a hotel! Crikey! Must have a particular type of clientelle?

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