We stayed here for one night on our way to Oxford. I had booked a king exec room, but found that we had been upgraded to a four poster room that opened onto the courtyard. The room itself was lovely and full of character. It was also perfectly clean.
The main complaint we had (and the only thing stopping me giving this hotel 5 out of 5) was the noise from the room above. With a hotel of this age I expect things to creak and groan a bit, however we could hear every word of the conversation in the room above us. It was almost as if the couple were in the room with us. At two in the morning we asked reception to call them and ask them to talk a bit quieter,and we could even hear them answer the call from reception!!
We reported our concerns again in the morning and the manager Paola did listen to us and we are now satisfied with the response that we got- thank you.
Apart from this we thought it was a lovely hotel, and the fact that it has its own car park is a big bonus as parking us Woodstock is not easy.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Macdonald Bear
- Macdonald Bear Woodstock
- Bear Hotel Woodstock
- Bear Hotel Uk Woodstock