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Macdonald Bear Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Park St, Woodstock OX20 1SZ, England
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Ranked #3 of 6 hotels in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a 2 night break, got one of their feature rooms, Hazell Room. Very nice room, good check in experience, very helpful staff. Good breakfast, if a little slow. Nice courtyard for pre dinner drinks. We greatly enjoyed our stay and Woodstock itself is a really nice village with plenty of pubs etc, close to Oxford and Bicester... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful location, charming hotel, loved our room, one of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in, friendly and welcoming staff, great breakfast, nothing was too much trouble, Woodstock is a pretty little town on the edge of the Cotswolds, hotel is within walking distance of Blenheim Palace, and you can get the bus easily into Oxford, we will... More

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General_Manager_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review the Macdonald Bear Hotel following your recent stay. I was delighted to note that you had such an enjoyable stay - we look forward to welcoming you back! Best wishes Paola Cassotti General Manager More

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just recently returned from a 3 night break at the Bear Hotel, Woodstock. It is in a great location - right in the heart of Woodstock Village which is absolutely beautiful. The bedrooms are clean and very comfortable but probably lack the wow factor. We only had breakfast in the hotel as it looked a bit stuffy for... More

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General_Manager_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review of the Macdonald Bear Hotel following your stay with us. I was really pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us overall, particularly your breakfast experience and the comfort and decor of your room. I appreciate your constructive feedback and hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the... More

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful hotel offering first class accommodation, excellent food and service. The staff helpful, cheerful and always willing to help. An excellent place for a luxury break. There is easy access to Blenheim Palace and gardens.

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General_Manager_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thanks for taking the time to review the hotel following your recent visit. I was really pleased to learn that the team looked after you and you enjoyed your room and the food you experienced. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards Paola Cassotti General Manager More

Fullerton, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for 2 nights at this special hotel in June 2014. The check in staff was friendly and very helpful. The room was spacious and clean. The breakfast was exceptional as was the staff attending to my table. I did not eat dinner here during my stay. The building was at one time an old coaching inn. The ambiance... More

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General_Manager_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thanks for taking the time to review the hotel following your recent visit. I was really pleased to learn that the team looked after you well and you enjoyed your room and breakfast experience. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Paola Cassotti General Manager More

Merseyside, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We cannot comment on the standard of the Hotel as due to unforseen circumstances we had to rearrange all arrangements, we should have been going to the Silverstone for the F1. Our complaint is that the Hotel although altered the dates the charges went through the roof all sorts of excuses were given, but it was very bad handling and... More

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General_Manager_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest I was extremely sorry to receive your review. I am sorry that you were disappointed with the options given to you by the team. As you booked our advance purchase non refundable or transferable rate, unfortunately we were unable to cancel your stay completely. However, our reservations team did allow you to amend your booking and refunded two... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had booked tickets for an event at Blenheim Palace for my husband and our 6 year old son. Rather than drive home we decided to stay the night in Woodstock. I called the hotel and went through to central reservations who were extremely helpful. I explained that we would need a room big enough for 2 adults (one of... More

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General_Manager_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time and trouble to submit such a positive review following your stay at the Macdonald Bear Hotel. I was pleased to note that you enjoyed your visit, in particular the service from the team, your room and breakfast experience. We appreciate such a helpful review. I will be delighted to share your feedback... More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay. Had a nice welcome and were shown to our room which was small but very comfortable. We had a lovely dinner in the quaint dining room. The only thing was that it was quite dark in there so difficult to read the menu. Breakfast the next day was also very good. Our staying included a... More

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General_Manager_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thanks for taking the time to review the hotel following your recent visit. I was really pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us overall and appreciate your helpful feedback. We very much hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards Paola Cassotti General Manager More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is full of olde worldy charm. The location could not be better for visiting Blenheim Palace and getting into Oxford is easy too. Room was a good size but pillows were not of the highest standard and we were disappointed that there was not a choice of pillows either. Breakfast was good and service was fine. However when... More

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General_Manager_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of the Macdonald Bear Hotel following your stay with us. I was pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay overall, however was sorry to learn of the shortfalls you experienced. I would like to assure you that your comments have been the subject of a team management... More

Cardiff
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
50 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night, was greeted by a man in tails (why?) who was slightly too pompous for his own good! We were shown to the room (35 Glover) which was very very nice, high beams, large bed, mixes old with contemporary and very smart. Excellent standard of cleanliness. Slept very well. My only gripes with the room would... More

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General_Manager_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest It was with great concern that I read your review of the Macdonald Bear Hotel following your recent stay and I was extremely sorry to learn of your disappointment. I would like to assure you that your feedback is in no way reflective of our usual high standards and I would like to assure you that your comments... More

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Address: Park St, Woodstock OX20 1SZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Woodstock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Bear Hotel 4*
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Also Known As:
Hotel Macdonald Bear
Macdonald Bear Woodstock
Bear Hotel Woodstock
Bear Hotel Uk Woodstock

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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Macdonald Bear Hotel is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Oxfordshire and part of The Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection. Set in Woodstock, in what was once a 13th century coaching inn, our hotel combines history and culture with exceptional facilities. With direct access to the historic city of Oxford, our hotel is a popular choice for leisure breaks, business and weddings.Our hotel is a perfect venue for celebrations, events and conferences; we boast superb hotel accommodation, stylish meeting and function rooms, peaceful views over the courtyard and stunning period features.Our hotel in Oxfordshire is perfect for a relaxing retreat. Roam the historic city of Oxford and marvel in the dreaming spires or linger in the city's many shops and museums. Once you've finished exploring - we recommend a visit to our award-winning restaurant and bar for the finest of fares and a well deserved nightcap. ... more   less 
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