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Chard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent location for visiting Blenheim Palace and in a central location in Woodstock, ideal for the Cotswolds and Oxford etc. Clean, welcoming and food good. For more than 1 night I would want a bigger room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff was very accommodating when I arrived after midnight on a Sunday evening (coming in from the US). Fantastic service, room was large, clean and very comfortable. Woodstock is a great location to stay with many very good restaurants and pubs within walking distance (including the hotel). Will definitely stay again.

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As always not disappointed very comfortable and excellent location for Oxford and Blenheim palace. Staff always helpful ,parking can ssometimes be an issue .would recommend cannot comment on dining as did not t eat at the hotel on this visit.

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Chris R, 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 you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate the recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards Chris Rafe General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The beds at the hotel are excellent. I have a tempur mattress at home but really enjoyed a comfortable nights sleep. The staff at the Bear hotel are extremely friendly and helpful. We ordered room service which was great. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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Dear Guest Thanks for taking the time to review the hotel following your recent visit. I was really pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards Chris Rafe General Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed Thursday to Sunday for Blenheim Horse Trials, the location is great for that, could walk it if you wanted to. The hotel is charming and oozes character everywhere, however this also brings some drawbacks, which you really just have to expect in this type of building. The front entrance to the car park is through quite a small... More 

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Chris R, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review of the Macdonald Bear Hotel following your recent stay. I was really pleased to learn that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your helpful; feedback. I am sorry that you were unhappy with our wifi solution. Macdonald Hotels carefully selected The Cloud to enable us to offer a complimentary service throughout the hotel... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice room, good 4-poster bed. Staff pleasant and helpful. That is about it for the positives, really. Unbelievably lengthy [20 minutes] check-in rigmarole. Continuous noise from staff accommodation above. Complaint was met with ''It's an old building''. The room rate was GBP300 BnB for Sat night ????. Scientifically intriguing breakfast. How on earth can one manage to cook an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our 4th visit to The Bear, it has become an annual trip for us and once again we had an amazing stay. We were upgraded to an executive suite, thank you, this made our stay extra special given we were there for 3 nights. Highly recommend dining at least 1 night in the main restaurant. My only comment... More 

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Chris R, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review the Macdonald Bear following your stay with us. I am delighted that you keep returning to the hotel and appreciate your helpful feedback. We always want to provide a high quality of product that will exceed our guests expectations and I am sorry that this was not the case in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent hotel, great location, very comfortable rooms and public spaces. dinner and breakfast very good, stop friendly and helpful, but service a little erratic. Woodstock a classIc Cotswold village, Blenheim stunning.

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Dear Guest Thanks for taking the time to review the hotel following your recent visit. I was really pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Chris Rafe General Manager More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This large Hotel is set in the idyllic English town of Woodstock , with delightful unique shops and restaurants, and only a very short walk to Blenhiem Palace and it's superb grounds. ( which incidentally nearly £25 per person entrance expensive in my opinion ) We entered the hotel's car park through a picturesque Old stone arch, a very tight... More 

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Ashby
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely historic hotel in Woodstock. The rooms are well appointed, clean and well presented. However, given the high quality of local competition for food and drink, the Bear's offering and pricing in both the bar and restaurant is disappointing. We chose to eat and drink elsewhere during our stay

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of the Macdonald Bear Hotel following your stay with us. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay, particularly the cleanliness and presentation of your room. I was sorry to note that you were disappointed with our pricing. Please be assured that we review our pricing regularly to... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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 

Additional Information about Macdonald Bear Hotel

Address: Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Woodstock
Price Range: $144 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Bear Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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Hotel Macdonald Bear
Macdonald Bear Woodstock
Bear Hotel Woodstock
Bear Hotel Uk Woodstock
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