We stayed at the Bear for a night when my husband was attending an event at Oxford. We took our Miniature Schnauzer with us and the hotel were very accommodating (providing a basket in the room too). We stayed in a room in the Glove Factory and on the whole we had a really good stay. The Bear is in an excellent location and Woodstock is a lovely small town. My only negative comments would be that the bed had sheets and blankets rather than a duvet and the room was hot as the air conditioning only seemed to work in the sitting room area rather than the main bedroom.
I also had an issue with an evening meal from Room Service, it came very quickly but unfortunately the Tuna loin was raw rather than rare. I was going to call room service to complain but in the time it took me to go to the phone in the bedroom the dog ate the fish (which will teach me not to leave him alone with a tempting plate in the future) so I had no evidence (and I suppose at least somebody enjoyed it!). There were also a few small points which I brought to the attention of the reception staff when we left (chipped glasses on the room service tray and curtains not on the track in the bedroom).
- 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