Christmas now seems like a distant memory and as many of us head back to work we are already beginning to plan our next short break or adventure. Many of our most popular hotels and destinations have some incredible stories to tell and 2012 is the year to discover more about some of the UK’s most famous hotels.
If you are looking for a hotel full of character and with an incredible history then why not visit the Malmaison Oxford, this incredible former prison offers you much more than a fantastic night’s sleep and is arguably one of Oxford’s coolest hotels! The cells of the prison have been transformed to create amazing boutique rooms. But don’t worry, a room now spans three cells instead of just the one and if you are feeling extra brave you could spend the night in the House of Correction. But that’s not all, as well as years of history as a prison the hotel was also home to two of the most famous prison based shows to hit our TV screens. Porridge and Bad Girls both called this former prison home during the filming of their shows and many features of the former prison still exist in the hotel today!
The 5 star Macdonald Randolph hotel in oxford has also opened its doors as a TV set and has previously welcomed the cast of Inspector Morse. Fans of the series will be instantly familiar with the renowned Morse Bar which has seen its fair share of famous patrons including Prime Ministers and Presidents just to name a few.
But it’s not just Oxford that has proved to be popular with film makers, the Headland Hotel in Newquay has been the focus of several films including Roald Dahl’s The Witches. Its grand Victorian façade overlooks the ocean and regardless of which film you have seen nothing compares to a visit to this stunning hotel in person.
Do you have a favourite hotel that is a star of the big screen?