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Macdonald Bear Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Park St, Woodstock OX20 1SZ, England
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Ranked #4 of 6 hotels in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Mike-Karen197 Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
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Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at this hotel for a second time this weekend. The staff are very helpful and friendly.The rooms are excellent. Drinks a little on the expensive side..but I recommend visiting the pubs locally for beer. The only issue was that we were ushered in for dinner and they tried to pack us in a crowded corner when the rest... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have stayed in this hotel on a number of occasions over 20 years, it never fails to please and this visit was no exception, from our arrival and friendly welcome at reception to staff who are always attentive and customer focused ,our room was spotlessly clean and we'll appointed,

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Edinburgh
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was looking for a hotel nr Oxford to visit the Mini Plant in Oxford and Bicester Outlet village and based on Tripadvisor reviews and an offer at MacDonald Hotels we stayed at the Bear Hotel. We were allocated a room in the courtyard which is separate from the Hotel. The room had king size bed and slopping ceilings. The... More

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Herefordshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were located in the original hotel in a rather stuffy room along little corridors and steep staircase. It overlooked the main road in Woodstock. As there is no air con the room was very hot and we had to open the sash windows. Fortunately the town was quiet that night. Breakfast was excellent but service in the bar was... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great welcome, great service, good sized rooms, ours had a four poster. Easy walking distance to Blenheim Palace and directly onto the high street with it's great range of gastropubs and restaurants or 20 minutes to Bicester Outlet Village. Anyone looking for England in a box could do much worse than staying here.

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review the Macdonald Bear Hotel following your recent stay with us - I was delighted to note that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best wishes Paola Cassotti General Manager More

Poole, Dorset
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mcdonald Bear Hotel and it's close proximity to Blenheim Palace makes it an ideal place to stay if visiting Woodstock or attending a wedding. (10 minute walk to the magnificent house & orangery) The room was well decorated, slightly dated but with a very comfortable bed and good on-suite facilities.We used the bar and the car park which is... 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 our location and facilities. We appreciate the recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Paola Cassotti General Manager More

London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is fine. By all means stay there, but don't eat dinner there! (There are many other restaurants in Woodstock.) The room, the first floor of a courtyard cottage, was excellent. Dinner was not. No problem with the actual DB&B 3-course table d'hôte menu itself except perhaps the cost for what was served up, but the wannabe Master Chef... More

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

Dear Guest It was with concern that I received your review following your visit and I was sorry to learn of your disappointment with your evening meal. Your feedback is in no way reflective of our usual high standards and I would like to assure you that your comments have been the subject of a review with our Head Chef,... More

Chichester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just enjoyed two nights in the Bear. The staff could not have been more helpful and our suite was very comfortable and well equipped. We ate both nights in the restaurant and the food and service were superb. It was nice to be given canapés in the bar while we enjoyed our drinks. Breakfast was one of the... More

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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

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since our retirement my wife and I have stayed in the Oxford hotels in the central area quite regularly usually 1 or 2 nights, although only an hour drive from our home . Then we found The Bear although a few minutes from the city centre we find it more relaxing. Due to a problem in the past in a... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for submitting your review of your experience following your stay at the Macdonald Bear Hotel. I enjoyed reading your review and appreciate the helpful details you provided. It is lovely to receive feedback of this nature and the team are always encouraged by it. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kindest regards Paola Cassotti... More

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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hotel and restaurant. we stayed in a courtyard room but found as the building was old that we heard lots of noise and creaks from room occupied above. Reception were very helpful with this. Would definitely stay again as hotel, Woodstock and Blenheim all fabulous.

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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 despite the noise you experienced in your room. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best wishes Paola Cassotti General Manager 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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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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