The Top 4 Prison Hotels

Ello, ‘ello, ‘ello. Fancy a short break with a difference? If so then check out our top four picks for prison stays you won’t want to escape from!

Malmaison Oxford, Oxford Castle, 3 New Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1AY

Malmaison Oxford, Oxfordshire
Features: 4 Star AA Rated Hotel ~ Rosette Awarded Restaurant ~ Dogs Welcome

Located in Oxford City Centre, this boutique hotel is one of the most imaginative conversions in Britain. This luxurious hotel was once the ‘A’ Wing for the County Gaol in Oxford Castle, built in 1850s during the Victorian Gothic period and serving as HM Prison Oxford from 1888 until 1996. Today, the hotel combines luxury accommodation and stunning food with the darker past of the original building.

Open the heavy studded door to your cell and enter your boutique bedroom boasting luxurious beds and power showers. This is one jail that you won’t want to escape from.

Bodmin Jail Hotel, Scarlett’s Well Road, Bodmin, PL31 2PL

Features: Pet Friendly ~ Onsite Bar & Restaurant ~ Free Wifi ~ Family Rooms Available

Built in 1779 by prisoners of the Napoleonic Wars for King George III, Bodmin Jail is the site of 55 prisoner executions dating until 1909. Today, the gaol has been renovated from a dilapidated former jail into a boutique hotel.

Nestled in the heart of Cornwall, close to wild moor of Bodmin, Bodmin Jail Hotel is perfect for exploring Cornwall and all it has to offer.

Courthouse Hotel, 335-337 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9LL

Courthouse Hotel, Shoreditch
Features: Indoor Pool ~ Sauna ~ Steam Room ~ Fitness Centre ~ Onsite Bar & Restaurant

Dine in the building where Mick Jagger was once accused of being in possession of cannabis, or have a drink where Keith Richards received a £205 fine for possession of some illegal substances; The Courthouse Hotel in Shoreditch is steeped in history and has a connection to many famous names.

Having received a £40 million renovation, this luxury boutique hotel is located in a Grade-II listed Magistrates Court and Police Station and boasts a spa, bowling alley, cinema, swimming pool and a sky terrace overlooking London. It also boasts luxurious bedrooms and exceptional food.

How can you turn down a tipple in the cell where the notorious Kray twins appeared at their first criminal hearing in 1965?!

Good Hotel London, Royal Victoria Dock, Newham, London E16 1FA

Good Hotel, London
Features: Floating Hotel with river or city views ~  Rooftop Terrace with bar ~ 24hr Reception ~ Restaurant ~ Disabled Facilities

Just a short stroll from the ExCel Convention Centre and a few miles from London City Airport, and Canary Wharf, this former Dutch jail barge has now arrived in London’s Royal Victoria Dock, the city’s first long steamship dock.

Now a stylish floating hotel, it offers spectacular views of the River Thames and city beyond. All en suite rooms feature modern decor, with both custom-made and design furniture. Locally sourced food and drinks are served all day.