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Macdonald Bear Hotel

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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.
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Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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83Good for walkers
Grade: 83 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Very comfortable old fashioned room in one of the high street houses adjoining the hotel. Valentines dinner in the restaurant was excellent for 3 courses at the price and the wine list was reasonably priced. Overall a pleasant stay. The towns museums are well worth visiting as
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Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for your kind comment , following your recent stay at The Bear in Woodstock. We strive to please all our guests and it is nice to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Come back soon !
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Hotel was accommodating to my mobility needs which was great. The room was available earlier than the regular time which was very helpful. The hotel did experience a power cut, they were on the ball with getting it fixed, no fault of the hotel at all. Room was lovely,
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Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
thank you for reviewing and commenting on your recent stay at The Bear , Woodstock/ We completely agree on your comments on the buffet , but the power cut was unexpectedly taking out the gas supply , and this caused difficulties in cooking. Our apologies We do hope to welcome you back to The Bear - Woodstock in the not too distant future
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Not as bad as the reviews made out on Trip Advisor, I’m glad I ignored them. We enjoyed our longweekend there. Room 37 good size and good bathroom. Michaela looked after us well. Not worthy of 4 stars
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Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review following your recent stay at The Bear Woodstock. Come back soon !
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I wanted to take my wife away for the night whilst our kids were with their grandparents. We booked the Bear Hotel having never been to it before, and never been to Woodstock before - and were not disappointed! From the moment that we arrived the staff were friendly, helpful
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Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review following your recent stay at the Bear in Woodstock. We really appreciate your kind comments and you should come back soon !
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Wonderful 3 night stay. Lovely clean room overlooking church with its chiming clock. Fabulous uneven floors and genuine olde world charm. Staff must either be very well trained or the hotel has been lucky in recruiting a fabulous team from reception to restaurant. Beautiful
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Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review following your recent stay at The Bear in Woodstock. Thank you for the kind comments about the Bedroom and the breakfast We hope to be able to welcome you back to the Bear in the not too distant future
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Is there a lift (elevator)?
no just stairs. but they have courtyard rooms of which you walk straight in from the carpark
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Is there wifi?
Yes - not terribly strong but fine for googling
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Is any transportation provided to and from Oxford?
No but there is a fast and frequent bus service
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Hi, can we walk to Blenheim Palace from the hotel?
Yes you can very easily and leave your car at the the hotel for free. The best way is to turn left as you come out of the hotel, walk to the end of the street and the entrance to the estate is right there. This short and pleasant walk avoids walking through the large car park, and takes you alongside the lake.
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"look out for Micheala good team member"
"All rooms pretty different. Hotel not on busy road, no room likely to be noisy - but chiming clock might need avoiding?"
"Room 17 was large with sitting area and felt very private"
"The staff is a bit quirky, but you need to get to know them. We finally did, and enjoyed chating."
"The Suites are very elegant and stylish and worth the extra money."
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PRICE RANGE
US$105 - US$286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel macdonald bearmacdonald bear woodstockbear hotel uk woodstockbear hotel woodstock
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandWoodstock
NUMBER OF ROOMS
54
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