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Macdonald Bear Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Park St, Woodstock OX20 1SZ, England
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Woodstock
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
cassiejh Doncaster, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    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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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a second visit to this hotel. The first was a room in the hotel main building, this, a room in the courtyard. The rooms did not really compare. This was an expensive room of over 200 per night, but the room was not worthy of this price. A nice room, spotlessly clean and of a good size, however,... More 

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked for two nights for us and our dog plus we treated some friends for a nights stay too. We were all very impressed our rooms were lovely both different yet with character, our room no 18 was in the main building and whilst the room was excellent the bathroom was looking a little tired and could do with... 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, especially the service from the team. 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 

Nr London
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45 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perhaps because I expected something average am I so happy to have stayed. The staff were all, without exception, really nice. We received an upgrade (an unexpected welcome) and a complimentary £10 on our room, which paid for pre-dinner drinks. Our room was superb, with a real charm about it. Clean, huge and with a modern bathroom, we were very... 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 appreciate you taking the time to provide such a detailed account and was really pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay overall. I appreciate your constructive feedback, and hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future. Best... More 

London
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116 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is everything you want from a country-town hotel. A very old building, steeped in history but with enough mod cons to make it comfortable. Seriously loaded with original features, oak beams and artefacts from its long history, but very modern and stylish bathrooms and large fluffy towels. A Nespresso machine and bottles of Blenheim Palace water are nice touches,... 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 write such a detailed review of the Macdonald Bear Hotel following your stay with us. I appreciate such a detailed account and was really pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay overall. Your constructive feedback is extremely helpful and will be discussed with the team for training purposes. We hope to... More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really comfortable old style traditional hotel which we enjoyed very much. Our room was quaint and comfortable with a refurbished bathroom. There was only a small wardrobe space under the eaves but no matter as we only stayed one night on our visit to Blenheim Palace. There is plenty of car parking and a pleasant courtyard with... 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 and you enjoyed your room. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Paola Cassotti General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good overall, although our room was incredibly hot and dark, even with the lights on. Delightful setting although a better description of the address would have helped strangers to the area. Food wonderful. Would certainly visit again, in a different room!

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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. We would be delighted to offer you a room more to your liking on a future stay - we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards Paola Cassotti General Manager More 

London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, an excellent, characterful hotel with good service that I will use again. Excellent location for Oxford & park & ride. Beautiful position in village near Blenheim Palace. Very attractive period styling in bar & Churchill Room.

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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 submit your review of the Macdonald Bear Hotel. I was really pleased to learn of your enjoyment and that you felt well looked after by the team. We hope to welcome you back! Best wishes Paola Cassotti General Manager More 

Cumbria, UK
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48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we were only staying one night and didn't eat here but from reception right through to check out we couldn't fault the service. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and always very polite. The room was perfect with everything you could need, comfy bed a shower that works properly and even a set of crystal wine glasses... 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 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 of your experience and I really appreciate you taking the time to share your view of the hotel. Best wishes Paola Cassotti... More 

Hitchin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed one night as we were going on somewhere the next day. We had an upgrade to a suite as it was our wedding anniversary and the staff were all very efficient and attentive. The rooms was amazing and the dinner was absolutely excellent. We had to leave early so missed the cooked breakfast but they brought us... 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 to celebrate your anniversary. I was really pleased to learn that you particularly enjoyed your suite, but that you also received helpful service from the team. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Paola Cassotti General Manager More 

Bingley, West Yorkshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had only one night at this hotel to break a journey. After initial difficulties because our reservation had not been passed on the problems were soon resolved and we were given a very comfortable room

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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 sorry to learn of the difficulties you experienced on arrival, however I am really pleased that the team dealt with this to your satisfaction and you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Paola Cassotti General Manager More 

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