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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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Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Accessible rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Historic Hotel


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83Good for walkers
Grade: 83 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Just returned from a weekend break with two other couples and we are really pleased to say that everything was as described if not better. The service was excellent and all the staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. The room was immaculate, tastefully decorated
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I recently stayed at the MacDonald bear hotel for a bussines trip, the staff are approachable, secure parking cost an additional £10 per night the bar food was okay, I didn't sample the restaurant. The room was a good size with a comfortable bed. The tv did keep loosing its
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Thankyou Bear hotel we stayed on sat night 9 Feb 2019 room was beautiful room number 18 in the-converted glove factory , staff amazing nothing too much trouble customer service skills excellent , food delicious highly recommended looking forward to another visit
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This was our fourth visit to The Bear and rwe were not disappointed. We were kindly upgraded as it was my birthday. The staff, especially John, were highly professional and couldn’t do enough for us. It had snowed the day before but the staff made sure all the entrances and
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Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your recent comments regarding your stay at The Bear - Woodstock. The team and I were thrilled by your comments an we are happy you had a good stay (again !!) with us. Don't wait too long and we look forward in welcoming you soon again back to The Bear.
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Nice welcome from Grazia. Upgraded room up a very twisty staircase. Nice size and comfy bed. Tiny wardrobe. Extra freestanding radiator provided for this snowy, icy weekend. Small cold bathroom. On our last day our central heating radiators weren’t on so our large room was very
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Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your recent review. It indeed was a very cold weekend and I am sorry we had some issues with our radiator heating your last day. Despite the disappointment with dinner billing , we hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Once again, thank you for your honest review..
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Street view of bear bow window on street.
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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No but there is a fast and frequent bus service
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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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"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."
"Discuss room locations with staff as they are more than willing to help"
"We had a Deluxe room"
"Stay in the ‘old’ building, and not in the converted stables."
US$114 - US$270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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