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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 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Maureen G Boston, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • 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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Boston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked The Becket Suite for one night on route home from Somerset. The suite was furnished to a very high standard, very tasteful decor and a very comfortable bed. We visited the cosy bar for a pre dinner drink. The menu did not disappoint; prices in the restaurant were about average, and the staff were more than helpful. In... More

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked The Bear two days before going. We had 'the best room in the hotel'on a spring promo. We could have dinner for £25.00/3courses if we wished. Room was great,bathroom huge and meal superb. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. What attentive dining room staff-esp caroline. Reception staff grt too and sergio wt b'fast. B'fast not bad but... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room was poorly lit. There was no where in the room with sufficient light near a plug to dry your hair. The most disappointing aspect was the dreadful service. We left jewellery, money and iPads Eric in the room. We came back after breakfast to find our bedroom door proped wide open for anyone to enter and take what... More

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this Hotel for a short break. All amenities furnishings etc of good standard. Staff on reception friendly and helpful. Food in restaurant way Below expectations - pricey and not of good quality. We chose the roast beef for Sunday evening which turned out to be left overs from lunch. The meat tasted like poor quality braising steak. At £32... 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 sorry to note that you were disappointed with the food you experienced during your stay. I would like to assure you that your feedback is in no way reflective of our usual high standards and your... More

Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit the Oxford area 1-2 times a year and The Bear is my favorite place to stay. Woodstock is a charming and pleasant town that I delight in exploring on every visit. The staff at the Bear are amazing and I always feel well taken care of. On my last visit, I told my colleague that I consider the... 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 stay. I was really pleased to learn that you enjoy your visits and you consider us as your home away from home. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm regards Paola Cassotti General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the minute we arrived the customer service was amazing. we stayed in one of the courtyard rooms which was really beautiful and full of charactor. The hotel is only a couple of minutes walk to the entrance of Blenheim Park. We will certainly stay here again. Thank you to all the staff for a wonderful time.

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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

Horsham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here on Thursday night courtesy of Miele who frequently use the hotel for staff and customers. What a beautiful hotel. Experiences like this make you proud to be British and it was wonderful to experience a place which was obviously so old and although the suite had been renovated it retained many of its old... 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 particularly enjoyed your suite, but that you also enjoyed your breakfast experience. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Paola Cassotti General Manager More

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of staying in this hotel for only one night while touring England! I loved the old style and everything in this little "doll" hotel! It has got it's own character! I had a suit which was a complimentary upgrade! It was amazing! I didn't want to leave the place! It was cosy, warm and felt 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 following your stay with us. I was pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us, however may I apologise for your disappointment with your breakfast experience. We usually receive such good feedback about our breakfast service and I would like to assure you that your feedback has... More

Beloit, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first experience staying in an Inn dating back to the 1200's did not disappoint. Our room 'The Clementine' provided a nice view of historic Woodstock and featured a lovely fireplace with a state of the art bathroom. The concierge staff was extremely helpful and friendly. We appreciated the parking available in the enclosed courtyard since street parking is hard... 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

Manchester
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed on a Friday night in room 26 of main hotel. Room is quirky as you would expect in a property of this age but has all the modern facilities. Comfortable bed and quiet as little through traffic near the hotel. Hotel has a friendly atmosphere and plenty of character. Staff are attentive and well trained in customer service. Cooked... 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, especially our location and your breakfast experience. It is great to know that the team were attentive and you enjoyed the atmosphere of the hotel. We hope to welcome you... More

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Additional Information about Macdonald Bear Hotel

Also Known As:
Hotel Macdonald Bear
Macdonald Bear Woodstock
Bear Hotel Woodstock
Bear Hotel Uk Woodstock
Address: Park St, Woodstock OX20 1SZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Woodstock
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 hotels in Woodstock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Bear Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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