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Macdonald Bear Hotel

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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
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4 Star 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...
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Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SZ, England
67.8 km to Luton Airport
23 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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We were unexpectedly delayed on our last trip to England when a day trip from London to Oxford was extended to two weeks. We weren't able to find lodging in Oxford so located the Bear Hotel in Woodstock. We enjoyed our 5 night stay in...More

Thank kellypea56
Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear HotelResponded today

Thank you for your kind comments regarding our beloved Bear Hotel - Woodstock. We are very pleased that you enjoyed staying in the Blenheim suite . We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Bear - Woodstock in the not too distant future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool welcome not helped by having my credit card refused - it was a national problem well reported the next day but was made to feel like a twit. Paid for upgrade - the hint is in the word - UP! Three flights of steep...More

Thank LibbyNorthYorkshire
Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear HotelResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us. From reading your comments I understand the room allocated to you was in the main building. Two flights up. I am sorry you had to carry your bag up; we do offer all guests...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed June 2018 celebrating my husbands Birthday. This was when extremely hot. Rooms are period in the13th-century coaching inn. No surprise rooms are very warm in high summer, a fan was provided. Having original sash windows with secondary double glazing windows only opened a few...More

Thank Janice S
Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear HotelResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments. We do strive to look after all our guest in the best of our ability... We hope to meet you again in the not too distant future so that we again can look after you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is excellently located for Blenheim Palace being literally just around the corner from one of the park entrances. Also the room was very nicely appointed, large bath with show over and decen toiletries. The building has character being an old coaching inn/travellers hotel....More

Thank Mesaana78
Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at The Bear Hotel - Woodstock. We are pleased to hear that you liked and appreciate our bedrooms. I understand your point regarding the creaking beams , with people in the room above you. We are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hotel, well positioned in the centre of Woodstock, close to the palace. It cost us £600 for two nights which was very overpriced. In addition breakfast was £18 each, per day. We went to the sun across the road, very good.More

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Response from Macdonald_Bear, General Manager at Macdonald Bear HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

That you for your kind comments regarding your recent stay at The Bear hotel - Woodstock. I note your comment about the price of breakfast , but in terms of hotel service prices this is very reasonable indeed. We hope to welcome you back to...More

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Room Service
Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
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Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
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US$122 - US$366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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US$122 - US$366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Lucinda B
30 May 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
16 March 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
1 February 2017|
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Response from libbys249 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - not terribly strong but fine for googling
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"Splurge for the Blenheim Suite."
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"Ask how many flights of stairs there are to the room!"
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"Anyone with a disability let the hotel know as there are no lifts."
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"Ask the reception for ideas for great walks if the weather is ok - otherwise, we almost had a pick-nic."
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