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Macdonald Bear Hotel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Woodstock
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7 hotel reviews
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“A fantastic romantic break.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

A fabulous hotel, great room, great food and superb service. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome and we would definitely go back again. Very close to the Bicester shopping village which my wife insisted we visited on the way home!

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General_Manager_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear Guest

Thanks for taking the time to review the hotel following your recent visit. I was really pleased to learn that the team looked after you and you enjoyed your room and the food you experienced.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Warm regards

Paola Cassotti
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

My partner and I have stayed at The Bear Hotel on several occasions. Whilst we have always enjoyed our stays, on previous occasions, there have been little "niggles" that have slightly detracted (such as outstanding repairs in a feature room). However, our stay in mid-December was absolutely perfect - the accommodation was luxuriously comfortable, the service attentive but not over-fussy (my partner absolutely detests overly simpering service, quiet but friendly efficiency is much more our cup of tea) and the food delicious. 10/10!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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General_Manager_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to submit such a glowing review following your stay at the Macdonald Bear Hotel.

I was pleased to note that you stay with us regularly, and am glad that this stay in particular was most enjoyable. We appreciate such a helpful review.

I will be delighted to share your feedback with the team as I know they will be encouraged by it.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

Best wishes

Paola Cassotti
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed overnight at this hotel to attend a friend's wedding in Oxfordshire.

Upon arrival the staff were excellent, very friendly and attentive.

Our room was large and spacious with gorgeous bathroom.

Breakfast in the morning was really great, a proper cooked breakfast.

Would definately stay at a MacDonald resort again.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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General_Manager_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for your review of the Macdonald Bear following your recent stay. I was delighted to learn of your enjoyment and that the team looked after you so well!

It was a pleasure to hear about your positive experience and I really appreciate you taking the time to share your view of the hotel.

Best wishes

Paola Cassotti
General Manager
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Devon, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Lovely hotel - have stayed several times and have always been more than happy with everything. Lovely comfortable rooms, beds and pillows (most important). Great food in the restaurant - one of my favourite hotels.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Baharini
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General_Manager_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
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

Paola Cassotti
General Manager
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Olney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

Normally stay at The Feathers but found a great last minute deal to take the family on an overnight stop at The Bear this year. 2 out of our 3 rooms were upgraded - all very comfortable & nicely furnished. Bustling cosy bar & large smart restaurant. Dinner was very good as was breakfast. Waiters weren't the fastest & breakfast service was slow. No one seemed to be in charge so it lacked efficiency but it was between Xmas and New Year so maybe casual staff. Will definitely go back, all 6 of us had a very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank KH3000
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General_Manager_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of the Bear following your stay with us.

I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us overall, however was sorry to learn that you found some of the service slow. I will personally be reviewing this with our Restaurant Manager as it is not consistent with our usually high standards.

I am glad that you will return and look forward to welcoming you.

Happy New Year!

Paola Cassotti
General Manager
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Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

a massive well done to Paola and her fabulous team at the Bear woodstock for making our Christmas stay so fantastic- from Rose and Paul at breakfast to Katherine and Cris and their teams looking after us at dinner. Paola was there at all times checking her guests were being looked after. and of course the room service team for doing a greta job also. thanks so much snd look forward to returning soon.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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General_Manager_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for such a lovely review of the hotel following your stay with us this Christmas. it was a pleasure to welcome you and the team will be delighted with your feedback.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Happy New Year!

Paola Cassotti
General Manager
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Mountsorrel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

Just a short note to Paola and her staff, thank you for a wonderful Christmas and the helpfulness of all your staff made the time go all to quickly. The food was superb and the company of other guests made this Christmas one to remember. Thank you from Paul and Margaret Hunt and Woodstock the Bear

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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General_Manager_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you so much for your review.

It was a pleasure to welcome you to the Bear this Christmas and we hope to see you again soon.

Happy New Year and best wishes!

Paola Cassotti
General Manager
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Additional Information about Macdonald Bear Hotel

Property: Macdonald Bear Hotel
Address: Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Woodstock
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Woodstock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Bear Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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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