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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
  • 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

£144 for single night without breakfast you expect something special - and i'm sure the Bear once was but not any longer. Rooms are tired in decor and the floors are great excuse for pretending to be 'all at sea'! My room had too singles rammed together with no valences and the decor more B&B than country set hotel. Service... More

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

lunch was well cooked. staff excellent on every level.cold water was disappointing when i wanted a bath (4 star ?) although 30 was taken off bill. remote didnt work in my friends' room and her room was cold (air con not temp). to me this is a classic example of centralised management of a hotel chain. for a small country... More

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St Pete's
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143 reviews 143 reviews
11 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unashamedly, and forgive me a rare moment of part plagiarism, but I take some of the salient points from a review of a guest who stayed at at The Bear in August 2014 as the substance of my review as many points made perfectly reflect our own. The Hotel reply to this educated and well balanced reviewer was: "Your feedback... More

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Hertfordshire, England
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very slow bar service and a miserable barman - a smile helps ! Excellent food but slow to be served - there didn't seem to be many staff. Nice large room generally very clean although a few cobwebs. No safe in the room. No cold water from bath tap night and morning. No hot water from bath tap in morning.... More

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Suffolk, England
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35 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting this 700 year old inn inevitably provides 'olde world' atmosphere updated to modern accommodation within the restraints of the buildings. Now enlarged with rooms in the old glove factory and other buildings means rooms approached from reception off former stable yard. Main building houses dining room and the smallish bar. Lounges upstairs but no bar service provided to first... More

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Blackwater, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Superb receptionist. Room was good but our sleep and relaxation spoiled as every movement and conversation in adjacent rooms was clearly audible. Excellent food at dinner but spoiled by being served luke warm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely old world charm. Lovely private suite up private staircase. Superb breakfast, but dinner Very expensive, limited menu, we all found it hard to pick something we liked. Dinner for 4, only 2 desserts, one bottle of wine and round of drinks in bar where over £300! ouch! Our USA guests were a bit shocked! Room price with free upgrade... 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 am pleased that you enjoyed your stay - particularly your suite and breakfast experience. I was however sorry to note that you were disappointed with the choice and price of our dinner menu. Please be assured that... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You should stay in this hotel if you are paying a visit to Blenheim Palace and spend a night in Wood stock. This hotel lets you feel the history of this town that has been a coach stop on the road north. Facility is classic looking, but well maintained and undergone necessary reform to comfort guests. Having English breakfast at... 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 am delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay, especially our location and your breakfast experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Paola Cassotti General Manager More

Mouvaux
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful three days at the bear hotel, center of a nice journey. Just besides Blenheim Palace not very far from Aston Martin Newport Pagnell factory, the aim of our travel. Well furnished bedroom; But overall a remarkable staff.

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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

Harrogate
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent greeting and help with parking. The room was very comfortable, and as booked. When mentioned faulty tap it was immediately rectified and also mentioned only one set of towels but was told another set in cupboard. Very enjoyable stay with excellent food.

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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 hotel following your recent visit. I was really pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back soon! Warm regards Paola Cassotti General Manager 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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