Time Out says
Posted: Tue Nov 30 1999
Malmaison is deliciously located, looking out on a lovely cobbled square on the edge of the square mile, near the bars, clubs and better restaurants of the East End. This being design-conscious Clerkenwell, it’s no surprise that the decor throughout makes a cool statement (note the Veuve Cliquot ice buckets built into the love seats at reception). The rooms overlooking the square are the pick of the bunch, with the best of the views and morning sunshine that pours through large sash windows on to big, white firm beds. Gripes? The muted, business-friendly decor in the rooms is a bit of a let-down after the dark and sultry foyer. There’s lovely, smiley service downstairs in the lovely basement brasserie, and the first half-hour of internet usage is free.