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Birmingham,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for one night after a day at Blenheim Palace. The hotel was lovely, our room was very quiet just like we asked for (we had to go outside onto the street and to a building a two doors down which found really quirky) and was spotless and a good size. The bathroom was looked recently refurbished. The bar... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were greeted by three smiling, helpful reception staff. The senior person, on learning I was recovering from a foot operation, offered to switch us from the second floor in the main building to a ground floor room in the courtyard. This also turned out to also be an upgrade from the executive double we'd booked and a very attractive... 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 stay with us. I was really pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay, especially the service from the team and your breakfast experience. I appreciate your constructive feedback and hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes Chris Rafe... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked via the internet as we now live in Australia. When we married 25 years ago we spent our first night of married life at The Bear and decided to revisit for our anniversary. The staff were aware of this and we were most pleasantly surprised to receive an upgrade to a suite which was fabulous. We had a... More 

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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 to celebrate your anniversary. I was really pleased to learn that the team looked after you well and you had such an enjoyable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Chris Rafe General Manager More 

essex
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here for lunch on our way to the Cotswolds. Woodstock's a lovely town, walkable, parking easy enough & next to Blenheim Palace. We were attracted by the announcement in the window about "The summer terrace". Perhaps alarm bells should have rung when the terrace turned out to be a courtyard between 2 buildings, overlooking the car park. Nevertheless,... More 

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Thatcham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An excellent one night stay with very welcoming and helpful staff particularly when I lost an earring down a sink in our bathroom. The Gentleman concerned was thoughtful and polite whilst tackling the removal of part of the sink. Needless to say the earring was retrieved safely. Our room was spotless and very comfortable - an excellent nights sleep and... More 

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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 stay. I was really pleased to learn that the team looked after you well, particularly in retrieving your earring, and you had such an enjoyable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Chris Rafe General Manager More 

Thatcham, Berkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Bear as part of the wedding party for a wedding at Blenheim Palace. Luxury rooms, great food and good service. Very convenient 3 minutes walk to palace gates. Would certainly recommend to all.

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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 stay. I was really pleased to learn that the team looked after you well and you had such an enjoyable stay. We appreciate the recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Chris Rafe General Manager More 

Bramhall, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Park Suite, which opens on to the main street in Woodstock. The rooms were clean and well equipped and just a few steps from the main part of the hotel. The sitting room opens on to the main street in Woodstock, which is quite appealing. We found the staff friendly and responsive and couldn't fault the... More 

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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 stay. I was really pleased to learn that the team looked after you well and you had such an enjoyable stay. We appreciate the recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Chris Rafe General Manager More 

Prestwood
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to take friends for a champagne tea the celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and after much searching selected the McDonald Bear. The experience could not have been better and in fact exceeded our expectations. Not only were we provided with a great selection of sandwiches and cakes ( including scones still warm from the oven) but care was... 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 hotel following your recent visit to celebrate your friends 50th anniversary. I was really pleased to learn that the team looked after you well and you had such an enjoyable afternoon tea experience. We appreciate you taking the time and trouble to bring such positive and encouraging feedback to... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel and room very nice.No complaints about the room. Breakfast terrific. Only issue is with bar service.Our plan was to have a couple of beers in the bar then a bar meal.On the night in question there was not a single real ale on offer and the bar meal offers were limited and light. I can understand the focus on... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pokey room, unhelpful (verging on haughty) staff. We had to find our way alone to a room at the end of the court yard and carry our bags in the rain. You would expect so much more for your £240 a night; and it was our anniversary. To add insult to injury they messed up our advance payment, took card... More 

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  • 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: $147 - $291 (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 Uk Woodstock
Bear Hotel Woodstock
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