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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Bear is a beautiful old coaching inn, famed by Taylor/Burton patronage during Oxford Playhouse days. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable and the entire hotel and setting wonderful in the heart of Woodstock The hotel would have got 4/5 stars but for the Fire Alarm sounding at five am.

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Derby
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having stayed at other Macdonald hotels, again we were not disappointed. The staff were welcoming,friendly & informative.Our room was lovely & v comfortable. We would highly recommend The Bear to all!

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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 glowing 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. We appreciate such a helpful review. I will be delighted to share your feedback with the team as I... More 

London
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Woodstock is a such a quaint village and the hotel room was fantastic. The only disappointment was food, which was expensive. Lovely walk around Blenheim Palace too. Great location for visiting Oxford and Bicester.

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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 

Rotherham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Returning to the Macdonald Bear Hotel and once again get excellent service returning home feeling relaxed and pampered. After finding out it was my parents 59th wedding anniversary someone left a card and chocs in their room, a lovely surprise.

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Dear Guest Thanks for taking the time to review the hotel following your recent visit to celebrate your parents wedding anniversary. I was really pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Paola Cassotti General Manager More 

Bideford
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very special Hotel in unique setting. Some small details not attended to, a bit irritating ..... restaurant is expensive and will eat in village pub next time. Well worth a visit and very atmospheric

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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 our unique setting. I appreciate your constructive feedback and hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes Paola Cassotti General Manager More 

Worcester Park, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 10 celebrating a Birthday We could not have picked a better hotel .The Hotel itself is very historic and quaint a typical Old English style hotel but with plenty of character and ideal for those of all ages .We enjoyed a good sing song ( improptu ) in The bar ...Apologies to those that didn't... 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. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Paola Cassotti General Manager More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent Christmas here and had a brilliant time .The rooms were perfect food excellent and the staff so hard working ,they could not do enough for us.Special mention must be made of the hotel manager ;she seemed to work a 25 hour day & was even there to say a personal "Goodbye to everybody" Just one small comment we... 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 Christmas stay with us. I appreciate you taking the time to provide such a detailed account and was really pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. I appreciate your constructive feedback, which will be discussed with our maintenance team, and hope to have the opportunity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to stay wonderful food and service with best and most comfortable rooms ever. We enjoyed our stay and want to go back soon and stay longer. Recommended as the best in Woodstock. So good!

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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 

Amsterdam
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my first time in this hotel and I really liked the historic buidlings and nostalgic, friendly atmosphere. It was as if you went back ages in time, but then with the luxury of now. The personnel was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely book this hotel again when I need to go to Oxford, business or private.

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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 following your recent stay. I was delighted to learn of your enjoyment and that the team looked after you so well! It was a pleasure to hear about your positive experience and I really appreciate you taking the time to share your view of the hotel. Best wishes Paola... More 

Haslemere - Surrey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel claims to date from the 13th Century, and is full of character. Unlike some Macdonald hotels, it not a new hotel stuck on the back of a period property, but is a genuine old inn. The result is a lot of character, but the drawback is creaking floorboards, some minute bathrooms and a lack of soundproofing in some... 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 delighted to note that you enjoyed your stay overall, however may I sincerely apologise for your disappointment with the maintenance shortfalls you experienced. Rooms are allocated by room type rather occupancy and I am sorry that... More 

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Additional Information about Macdonald Bear Hotel

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*
Number of rooms: 54
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Also Known As:
Hotel Macdonald Bear
Macdonald Bear Woodstock
Bear Hotel Woodstock
Bear Hotel Uk Woodstock

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