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Macdonald Bear Hotel

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Park St, Woodstock OX20 1SZ, England
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Woodstock
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Virginia J Shoreham-by-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed with my sister on a mini-break during the week and loved the hotel and experience. Our room was lovely and staff were extremely nice and helpful. The hotel has so much character and charm, and it was great to have both the restaurant and bar to choose between (I highly recommend the veggie bean burgers on the bar... More 

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just had a fantastic stay at the Bear in Woodstock to celebrate our first anniversary. friendly staff, fab room and fab food all great. Will be back soon to visit Blenheim Palace at the end of the road!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every time we are in the area with friends or family that haven't been here, we make a point of calling in. It is just like stepping back in time. The service is exemplary and worth every penny. And right on the doorstep of Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. If you are in Oxford on a tight schedule,... 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 am really pleased that you enjoy your visits and the service you receive. We appreciate such a kind review and look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Paola Cassotti General Manager More 

Sutton Coldfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The original building is 700 years old with add ons over time. Wow! It's a fascinating experience and the staff really ENJOY delivering a top drawer service. The hotel public areas and historic rooms are beautifully maintained with modern and in keeping touches with the period.

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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 especially that you felt so well looked after by the team! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best wishes Paola Cassotti General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my fiancé stayed here in June and our stay was fantastic. We had previously stayed here a couple of years ago for our anniversary and loved it. We stayed in a "feature double" room which was absolutely lovely. The room was very spacious and had a large comfortable bed. The bathroom was big and had a good sized... 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 well and you enjoyed your room and room service experience. We appreciate the recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Paola Cassotti General Manager More 

Bradford
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent hotel , repeat visit , ideally located for exploring the Cotswolds , rooms luxurious , food outstanding , staff very helpful , very clean , small extra touches make a big difference , will return

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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 

Wellingborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb food & wine, great location,comfortable accommodation, fantastic and helpful staff - always smiling. Why would you stay anywhere else ? Having stayed in many hotels this was probably the best !

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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 your bedroom. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Paola Cassotti General Manager More 

Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here on quite a few occasions, and love Woodstock but our last stay was so terrible that sadly we will not be staying again. A quiet room was asked for upon booking, but we were given one overlooking a carnival music stage. We have a baby so it was a bit of a nightmare. the windows were... 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 speak with me on the telephone regarding your recent stay with us. Please may I reiterate my sincere apology for your disappointment. Unfortunately we missed the opportunity to contact you prior to your arrival to let you know that the Carnival was taking place. I appreciate your frustration, especially when you... More 

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, tidy, excellent food and great service. Bed was really comfortable with a good selection of pillows to choose from (different thicknesses always useful!) The only slight disappointment was the size of the room - it was a little small and felt a bit cramped- nowhere near a deal breaker though😀

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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 comfort of your room, service from the team and food you experienced. I appreciate your constructive feedback and hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten twice at the Bear Hotel on visits to Blenheim Palace; the second time we went back to BP for the day out because the food at The Bear was so good! Excellent quality but traditionally-styled and lovely. Great roasts, and really good value-for-money considering the quality and service.

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

Dear Guest Thanks for submitting your review of the Macdonald Bear Hotel following your visits to our restaurant. 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! Paola Cassotti General Manager More 

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