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Macdonald Compleat Angler

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Marlow Bridge, Marlow SL7 1RG, England
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Marlow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Julie E Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We held our daughter's wedding reception here and from the moment we looked round and booked the date to the handover meeting the day before the staff were fantastic. Constant communication, as many meetings as we wanted and always someone at the end of the phone to answer any queries. The location and back drop for photographs is amazing. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Marlow is a very pretty and affluent village a little way upstream from Henley. Just over the bridge,twinned with the bridge connecting Buda with Pest (they had the same engineer),is The Compleat Angler. Nestled by the Thames,with chocolatebox vistas, the hotel is a delight. A lawn to drink cocktails, boatrides, and a terrace right by the salmon ladder and weir.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Myself and husband traveled down to Marlow to celebrate out first wedding anniversary, I had booked the Hand and Flowers for the Friday night and then the restaurant at this hotel for the evening of our anniversary. It started to go wrong from the beginning. We arrived early for our table as we wanted to have a drink in the... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
45 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just back from a 4 night stay. The cost is expensive (just under £800 in a basic room for B&B) but we thought - why not! The location is to die for - not only on the river, large car park but close to the Town. On arrival they even managed to change rooms for us - from 2nd to... More

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Hedge End, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recently refurbished, this top quality hotel was a pleasure to stay at. I only stayed for the one night and only used the terrace bar, but the bedroom was spotlessly clean and the service from all staff was impeccable.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Second stay here and you won't find a nicer location in marlow. Excellent position, good food but the service lets the hotel down for the price they charge. I think to be fair it's when they have weddings on that the service slips, or at least that'sy view.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Compleat Angler (CA) in early July in an 'Executive Room' at the front of the hotel, costing £330 ($560) per night - top prices outside London. The location is stunning with a quintessentially English view over The Thames and Marlow's parish church, but that really is where the good news starts & stops. Our tiny room... More

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 1 night as part of a business conference. Location is excellent with an excellent riverside location. Having stayed the same time last year the hotel have made some big changes to decor to freshen up the rooms. My room was bright and clean, and a decent size. Free wi-fi is now available in all rooms - again a... More

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Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location but such poor service. We went for afternoon tea as we live locally - what a fiasco! Cold tea, scones came twenty minutes after the tea, asked for hot tea - then no milk. When the scones came there were side plates to eat them from. You get the picture - Fawlty Towers but on the river. Then,... More

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6 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Marlow on a lovely sunny afternoon, after having a mooch around we spotted a great location for an afternoon cocktail by the river. Although there were quite a few free tables not one of them was clear of dirty glasses/crockery. We sat at one of those tables for at least 5 minutes with no sign of a... More

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Address: Marlow Bridge, Marlow SL7 1RG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Buckinghamshire > Marlow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Compleat Angler 4*
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Named after Izaak Walton's famous book on angling, the beautiful four-red star Macdonald Compleat Angler is idyllically located on the banks of the River Thames. The hotel is just a short walk from the Georgian town of Marlow, 10 minutes drive from the M4 and just over an hour away from Central London by train. Beautiful both inside and out, enjoy mouthwatering meals from the recently refurbished, two AA rosette-awarded Riverside Restaurant overlooking Marlow Weir or delicious afternoon tea on the terrace. For meetings, strategy days or conferences, our meeting facilities are ideal and our 2 brand new SMART board technology board rooms perfect for inspiring great ideas. ... more   less 
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