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Macdonald Compleat Angler
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Marlow
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“Very quiet and comfortable”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Stayed overnight when using the Hand and Flowers. Booked an executive room, not cheap at £165 room only but compared OK to other hotels in the area.

The good:
large, free car park
location fantastic, just over the bridge from the centre of Marlow
quick check in and escort to room
room had a nice view of the weir and river
room was well equipped
nice bar area

The bad:
room and bathroom quite small
I honestly cannot see the point in having a pod coffee machine in the room if you do not provide guests with pods!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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GWyncoll, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the view from of the weir from your room and that you had the chance to relax in a newly refurbished bar/lounge. I apologise for the pods not being available for your Nespresso machine which was due to delivery issue. Nespresso machines are now in all of the bedrooms and are now fully operational. I look forward to welcoming you back to The Compleat Angler on your next visit.

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

We stayed here for a birthday treat. The room was gorgeous. We stayed in the new part of the hotel and even though the river had totally flooded the whole of the front grounds it was still beautiful. The room, and pillows were wonderful.
We were very disappointed that the bar had been closed and they only had a small lounge but this was due to reopen a week after we left.

I was not impressed with the meal in the restaurant for the price.

Overall though would go back, would just eat somewhere else.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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GWyncoll, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Many thanks for taking the time out to leave feedback on your most recent visit to the Compleat Angler. I am relieved to be able to say that the water levels have fully subsided and the Compleat Angler is once again surrounded by land. Unfortunately during your stay we did have to relocate our bar and lounge during our refurbishment and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. The bar, reception and Bowaters Restaurant refurbishment is now complete and we are very excited about the re-launch of our restaurant which takes place at the end of this month with the new identity of “The Riverside Restaurant”. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Compleat Angler on your next visit.

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Gaius Wyncoll
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We had the most wonderful wedding experience at the hotel. The hotel was perfect, stunning location, and the Staff are wonderful beyond belief. Nothing was too much to ask for. The food for the breakfast and the evening buffet were simply stunning. For a stress-free and PERFECT day, I would only recommend this venue and all the Staff. They can also recommend local suppliers who take all the stress away. Well done ALL of you. Very contented Bride and Groom xx

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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GWyncoll, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
It is my pleasure to read your kind review following your wedding here at The Compleat Angler. It really was a pleasure hosting your wedding and I am so pleased to read that you found that the staff were wonderful and the food stunning. We take pride in organising special occasions and I fully appreciate your kind recommendation. I will be sure to share your wonderful feedback with the team here and I look forward to welcoming both of you back again soon.

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Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

A hotel on the banks of a river in the shade of a picturesque church and next to a pretty bridge took me by such a pleasant surprise! Food at our conference and in the dining room exceded expectations! Walking distance to parks for early morning walks or jogs, or shopping with a small town feel but stunning shops. Lovely restaurants in town. Would love to visit again.

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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GWyncoll, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on your recent visit to The Compleat Angler. Our ultimate aim is to “surprise and delight” our guests. I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed the food and your visit to the hotel. I hope that during your stay the River Thames had subsided and you were able to enjoy a jog along the Thames path as well as shopping in the historic town of Marlow. I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you here again soon.

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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

We booked in for a one night stay and we had a beautiful room, very spacious and very clean, every thing you needed was at hand. Slept like a baby. Reception and door staff are very friendly as you book in, We had the steak for dinner and it melted in your mouth. staff are fantastic and friendly throughout the hotel. Views are also loverly xx thank you xx

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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GWyncoll, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
It was a pleasure to read such kind comments about your most recent stay at The Compleat Angler. I am delighted that you found the staff to be fantastic and friendly throughout the hotel and how much you enjoyed your evening meal. Rest assured that I will pass on your kind review with our Head chef and the rest of the team here at The Compleat Angler and I look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed 7 March 2014

We had an unexpected treat by staying for 1 night after a lively night in Marlow. An all round excellent experience from check in to checkout. Room was very clean and spacious and breakfast was just what the doctor ordered.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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GWyncoll, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit to The Compleat Angler. It’s my pleasure to read how much you enjoyed your room and that we were able to administer the “doctor’s order” the following morning which I guess was a full English breakfast cooked to order?! I will be delighted to share your kind feedback with the team here at The Compleat Angler and look forward to welcoming you on your next visit.

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Reviewed 3 March 2014

We spent one night here and overall enjoyed our stay. It wasn't cheap - our four-poster executive room with dinner, bed and breakfast was £254 - but the view from the room of the bridge, the river and the church opposite was lovely. Our room wasn't huge but had most of the facilities we would expect although we were puzzled as to why there was no shampoo in the bathroom and we wonder who, nowadays, uses a trouser press. It was a pity that the lighting in the room was such that it was difficult to read in bed but this is a problem we have encountered in hotels all over the world and we understand low lighting (apparently for romantic effect!) is standard policy of the Macdonald Hotels group. Dinner in the restaurant was very good (although the beetroot starter was rather minimalist), the fish perfectly cooked and our desserts (chocolate mille feuille and stilton souffle) were delicious. Breakfast too was good and substantial. We were pleased to note that on both the dinner and breakfast menus there were vegetarian options. One criticism was that when the dinner bill arrived it included various drinks we hadn't had but, once pointed out, it was corrected with apologies.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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GWyncoll, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Thank you for your detailed review of your recent visit to the hotel. All of the Executive four poster beds have stunning views of the River Thames, each with their own character. I am sorry that the shampoo was missing on your arrival – this should not have been the case. Trouser presses are requested, however, much less frequently than they used to be so they are no longer a standard. We also provide an iron and board in every room. I will take a look at the lighting in the four poster rooms to see if there is anything that we can do to make an improvement, however, we do have spare standing lamps available on request.

I am pleased that overall you enjoyed your dinner and breakfast experience and I am pleased that the error was rectified promptly and with an apology.

I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future.

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Gaius Wyncoll
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Property: Macdonald Compleat Angler
Address: Marlow Bridge, Marlow SL7 1RG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Buckinghamshire > Marlow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Marlow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Compleat Angler 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Named after Izaak Walton's famous book on angling, the beautiful four-red star Macdonald Compleat Angler is idyllically located on the banks of the River Thames. The hotel is just a short walk from the Georgian town of Marlow, 10 minutes drive from the M4 and just over an hour away from Central London by train. Beautiful both inside and out, enjoy mouthwatering meals from the recently refurbished, three AA rosette-awarded Riverside Restaurant overlooking Marlow Weir or delicious afternoon tea on the terrace. Alternatively, dine in Sindhu by Michelin-starred Indian Chef, Atul Kochhar. For meetings, strategy days or conferences, our meeting facilities are ideal and our 2 brand new SMART board technology board rooms perfect for inspiring great ideas. ... more   less 
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