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Macdonald Bear Hotel

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Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SZ England See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
Suites
Concierge
4 Star accommodation
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About
Description
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 More 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Room Service
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
54
Price range
US$108 - US$282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Hotel Macdonald Bear
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Macdonald Bear Woodstock
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Bear Hotel Woodstock
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Bear Hotel Uk Woodstock
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Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock, UK - England
Location
United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Woodstock
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Room & Suite (125)
Dining (21)
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Reviews (1,815)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having booked a superior double on line we were surprised when we found our room was up several flights of stairs. When I asked the manager to either get someone to carry our bags up or find us a more suitable room ( as my...More

Thank E J F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked at the Bear because it is so close to the beautiful grounds of Blenheim. Ha a very pleasant stroll around the town before dinner (see separate review). Great antique shops. It’s a very old hotel a bit like a crooked house. The room,...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is quintessentially English. Very olde worlde but with every modern facility. We stayed in the Winston Churchill room on the top floor, lots of stairs but good exercise. Our friends were in a little cottage next door to the hotel. Very quaint. The...More

1  Thank Jacqueline M
Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jacqueline, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay at The Bear Hotel. Thank you for your review, the Winston Churchill room is a lovely room all of our rooms differ slightly and all have names which adds to the charm. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bear is iconic - the downside is that the facilities are quirky, to be kind. This entails cramped rooms, walks in the rain, gloomy public rooms. Most of that's forgivable, but the service was generally poor. Difficulties booking in, find your own room and...More

1  Thank John S
Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear John S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am disappointed to read your feedback in relation to the service you encountered whilst staying at The Bear. Please be rest assured your comments will be addressed. I would be more...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was great - exposed beams, a comfy sofa and some nice touches (for example Blenheim Palace water) but a few niggles really impacted on our stay. The heat of the shower really varied and the noisy fan in the bathroom stayed on all...More

Thank skinny1989
Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Skinny1989, Thank you for your review, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your room, our rooms do vary depending on location within the property and are all very different. I am sorry to hear that you experienced a few issues during your stay,...More

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Lucinda B
May 30, 2018|
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Good morning, Could please send me the request by email so that I can deliver it to the best person to answer fully. Thank you very much
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zoebarrasmommentor5
March 15, 2017|
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Response from tootrue64 | Reviewed this property |
no just stairs. but they have courtyard rooms of which you walk straight in from the carpark
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pale-girl
February 1, 2017|
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Yes - not terribly strong but fine for googling
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Room Tips
"Ground floor if you have mobility problems as there isn't a lift and the stairs are very old and wonky"
V7555RNjacquelinem
3 weeks ago
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"Try the Feathers"
johnsD9324HP
3 weeks ago
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"Go for the separate private "cottages" in the courtyard."
Jwbreland
Aug. 20, 2018
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"Stay elsewhere"
lizandphil503
Aug. 20, 2018
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