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Macdonald Bear Hotel

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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
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4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Whilst this is a nice place to stay, it was an unwelcome surprise to be told that overnight parking in the "Residents" car park was £10. The car park is not secure as we had to park in the overflow which is open to anyone...More

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Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear HotelResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your comments regarding you recent stay at The Bear-Woodstock. Car parking charges are a divisive issue , we know, but rest assured that during the night the gates are closed and the car-parks are secured ; during the day there is a...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a one night stop for us on the way to Gatwick Airport. We have stayed here before and liked the rooms and beds and cleanliness of the hotel. Parking is worth the £10. The dining room is lovely and at £18 each, we...More

Thank Beth D
Response from Macdonald_Bear, Front Office Manager at Macdonald Bear HotelResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments regarding your most recent stay with us at The Bear - Woodstock We appreciate the fact that you liked the bedrooms and its cleanliness. I note your comment about the size of the toilets- and seat and we will...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Stayed here four nights with a small travel group as we explored the towns and attractions in the area. The hotel itself had an excellent dining room and a convenient bar. I was fortunate enough to have a ground floor room fronting on the back...More

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Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear HotelResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind feedback following your recent stay at the Bear- Woodstock. Air-conditioning such an old hotel is a difficult situation. Because the building is so old , it is something we are aware of and are debating how to best resolve this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night last weekend. The hotel is centrally located and offers parking for £10 per night which is well worth the money. Woodstock is a beautiful, tiny village perfectly positioned for Blenheim Palace. Our room was fairly small but beautifully appointed....More

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Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind comments about The Bear _ Woodstock. We were delighted with your review and indeed , with the age of the building , it has been a challenge to fit the bathrooms of today into it. I agree , that some...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So.. for a Dog friendly place..TICK as long as you are willing to pay £15 surcharge each night ONTOP of your rate. For a Free Parking place... TICK as long as you don't want to park over night.. or if you do it's another £10...More

Thank Matt W
Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at The Bear - Woodstock. I do understand that the extra charges can be seen as excessive , however, we have found that dogs often require more attention of room cleaning , hence the charge. Car-parking...More

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Amenities
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Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting Rooms
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
Restaurant
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Price range
$126 - $353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
$126 - $353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Lucinda B
May 30, 2018|
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Response from Macdonald_Bear | Property representative |
Good morning, Could please send me the request by email so that I can deliver it to the best person to answer fully. Thank you very much
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zoebarrasmommentor5
March 15, 2017|
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Response from tootrue64 | Reviewed this property |
no just stairs. but they have courtyard rooms of which you walk straight in from the carpark
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pale-girl
February 1, 2017|
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Response from libbys249 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - not terribly strong but fine for googling
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Room Tips
"The ground floor room in the courtyard would be helpful if you have luggage and may be cooler."
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"Splurge for the Blenheim Suite."
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"Ask how many flights of stairs there are to the room!"
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"Anyone with a disability let the hotel know as there are no lifts."
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