We honeymooned at The Compleat Angler 30 years ago, admittedly that was before MacDonald Hotels making it a very hard act to follow. We had our reservations as wedding day highs coupled with almost iconic hotel status at the time are a once in a lifetime experience and judging from some recent extraordinary reviews criticising the service we were naturally tentative about making the booking.
Check in was welcoming, fast and efficient and we were shown to one of those sumptuous four poster rooms with stunning weir views and balcony (see pic). Afternoon cream tea on the lawn by the river couldn't be faulted, with champagne it does get a little pricey but hey-ho you will soon forgive that because everything just keeps getting better. I am not going to go into everything in detail except to say that the restaurant and service were outstanding and nothing was too much trouble.
I can only congratulate MacDonald Hotels for being able to continue the legacy of the original privately owned Compleat Angler and wish them well as it is fully deserved. It was a huge relief after so many years to find it still run like a family business where personal attention is of the highest priority. We will most definitely be back again, but sooner next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Macdonald Compleat Angler Marlow
- Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel Marlow