I stayed here for my friends wedding at Blenheim Palace and my daughter and I shared a double room. The room was dark and dirty, with cobwebs in the bathroom which had a low ceiling so easy to reach and remove. The plug hole was blocked so when I took a shower the bath filled up with soapy dirty water. There were ants on the floor in the bathroom and the room was on the whole dated with cracked tiles in the bathroom. The outside lock to the door didn't work properly and the key card system was temperamental. Certainly not worth the cost of the room. I complained when I checked out and the staff were very apologetic and also sent me a follow up email to apologise and refunded half the cost of the room and offered me a discount if I stay again. We ate at the hotel on the Friday night and the food was ok but expensive with drinks. Breakfast had a good selection and the staff are very helpful. My friend stayed in a suite with two rooms. Her bathroom was lovely and the bed was not my cup of tea as it was very small but a traditional four poster, however again the cleanliness wasn't up to my standard, but I was told this was due to it being an old building. (Does that mean all old building are dirty? I 've stayed in many old buildings that are clean) All in all the hotel is dated but the staff attentative. Would I stay again? not at full cost!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Macdonald Bear
- Macdonald Bear Woodstock
- Bear Hotel Uk Woodstock
- Bear Hotel Woodstock