Macdonald Bear Hotel

Park Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SZ, United Kingdom
+44 844 879 9143

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rate per night

8,1

Excellent
based on 1 582 reviews
Macdonald Bear Hotel - Woodstock, England, United Kingdom
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Hotwire R1 787
Hotels.com R2 375
Priceline R2 717
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0,2 km
Location rating 9,1
Nearest airport London Heathrow
Distance to airport 74,8 km

Rooms

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Executive rooms

R2 375+

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R2 717 per night

Classic rooms

R1 787+

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  • Okay
    Sep 2019
    5,4

    Location because it’s within walking distance of Blenheim Palace and it has a car park

    Check in and check out was a shambles (both times wrong prices/bill and very slow). Room (on the ground floor adjacent to the car park) was dark, musty and noisy (could hear people walking around their room upstairs, doors opening and closing etc) and this was supposed to be a ‘good’ room ie. more expensive. The bar wasn’t really manned with staff who knew what or how to serve drinks or how to charge for them and the breakfast was a farce. We entered the restaurant at 9.15 am (breakfast allegedly available between 7 to 10 am) and the hot buffet was bereft of food. Eventually, the various warming containers were refilled but not adequately as there was a large queue of fellow diners and it all went very quickly. And, the bread was stale as well as a pastry I tried. All in all, poor.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    10,0

    Much bigger and nicer room and bathroom than I'd expected at the price, from previous experience at staying at other similar properties in Woodstock.

    Excellent hot breakfast, well presented at the buffet stand, was slightly let down by being only luke warm...easily fixed with serving on hot plates from a plate warmer?

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    10,0

    Breakfast was fine, there was plenty of food even though we were quite late. I gather some people had complained about a lack of food but we found it fine. There was cereal, fruit and hot food too. I asked for toast and a selection of brown and white appeared very quickly. We enjoyed it. Room was spacious and bed comfy. Large TV and a fridge too. Perfect.

    Nothing, had a great time.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    10,0

    Great local bread at breakfast.

    BUFFET breakfast....COLD PLATES COLD FOOD such a shame as quality products.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    9,2

    Comfortable, clean and lovely setting.

    Chaotic service in dining room in the evening but more particularly during breakfast. Cold buffet food, very slow service, repeated requests from us and other guests to obtain basic requirements eg cutlery + 45 minute wait for poached eggs. We all had breakfast at our table at separate stages rather than served together. This appeared to be the case at each table. One elderly couple commented they found the process of securing breakfast ‘exhausting.’ Seemed to be severe staff shortage with one very helpful and relentlessly well mannered member of staff desperately trying to manage both the service and guests mounting requests / complaints. Apart from this chap, the staff appeared to have been either very poorly trained or were entirely oblivious to the basic skills required for working in a restaurant. Utter chaos.

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About

Overview

Macdonald Bear Hotel is centrally located in Woodstock, a 1-minute walk from Oxfordshire Museum and 12 minutes by foot from Blenheim Palace. Featured amenities include express check-out, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Woodstock? This hotel has facilities measuring 1937 square feet (180 square meters), including conference space. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,1 Excellent

based on 1 582 reviews

9,1

Location

7,2

Room

4,2

Bar

3,7

Value

Things to know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Friendly service

Check in

15:00

Check out

11:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Disabled access
Internet
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Safe
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Hiking
Hairdryer
Parking (surcharge)
Wedding services
Laundry facilities
Cable or satellite TV

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Blenheim Palace 0,7 km

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