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Macdonald Compleat Angler

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ok were should I start. Firstly, this hotel has a fantastic location right by the river, and this is it! The hotel doesn’t warrant the price which they are changing. Service here is shocking beyond believe. We joked with our friends that a travel inn and holiday inn appreciate guest more than this place. Everything about this place should and...

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GMWebster, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent experience. Naturally I am disappointed to receive your comments and would very much welcome the opportunity to discuss your feedback with you to fully understand the detail. My direct line number is 01628 405420. I look forward to hearing from you.

London
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Absolutely amazing first class food drink service could not fault it better than the chevron glen big shout out to Gavin and Stefano and the boys behind the bar would highly recommend and will be returning

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GMWebster, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to share this lovely feedback. I am delighted to learn of your experience and very much look forward to seeing you again soon.

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had the afternoon tea with champagne option. The food was delicious and sandwiches, tea and coffee were refilled foc. The venue is beautiful, right on the river with lovely views. The service was discreet but attentive. This is always a fantastic place to go for a special occasion and this was a big birthday event. A perfect celebration.

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GMWebster, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback following your visit for Champagne Afternoon Tea. I am very pleased to receive your kind comments and to note that you had such an enjoyable time. As you say, this hotel is an ideal destination for a special occasion. We hope to see you again soon.

Manchester UK
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lunchtime 3 course meal. Absolutely excellent meal, service and value for money. Wish we lived nearer. Worth travelling for! Beautiful surroundings at Compleat Angler. Had coffees served brilliantly outside. Delightful staff. Superb washroom facilities. Easy parking and more .....

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GMWebster, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing feedback on your recent visit. I am very pleased to learn of your experience when joining us for lunch. I look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel on future visits to the area.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had always wanted to visit this iconic hotel. Arranged to have a business lunch in the Riverside restaurant. The restaurant has pleasant decor, but it is the usual boring hotel catalogue furniture and decorations, when it could be so much more elegant. The food is OK, but far too fussy. I started with the Artichoke veloute which was disappointing, then...

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GMWebster, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback following your recent visit for lunch in the Riverside Restaurant. I was disappointed to note your comments regarding our food offering and will certainly share your thoughts with our Regional Executive Chef. I am pleased to learn that you found the service in line with expectations and I do hope that you will consider returning...

Sutton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Marlow is a very attractive town. The hotel is on the banks of the river with lovely views from the restaurant. Our room was large and comfortably furnished. The bathroom was fine but looking a little tired. The hotel was quite expensive, but the best location in Marlow.

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GMWebster, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Many thanks for sharing feedback on your recent stay at the hotel. As you say, the views from the hotel and Riverside Restaurant are perfect. We are planning to commence a refurbishment later this year which will enhance the facilities within our accommodation. Thank you for your comments and we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again soon.

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I were very much looking forward to his birthday treat at The Compleat Angler, with a reservation at the award winning Sindhu restaurant, which we booked back in March. You can imagine our disappointment when we were contacted a fortnight before the weekend break, by the hotel's Operations Manager to be told that they could no longer...

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GMWebster, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback following your recent contact with the hotel. Regrettably, and as advised to you at the time, following an IT system error, the hotel is overbooked this weekend resulting in the need to book some of our guests into another local establishment. I am very sorry that this situation has occurred and realise that this is...

Test Valley UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting the Compleat Angler for several years, sometime to stay, sometimes for New Years Eve and often for lunch in the Riverside Restaurant. So we were looking forward to lunch on Sunday and were sadly disappointed to see how it has gone down since we were last there two years ago. There were plenty of staff available...

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GMWebster, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your experience and I am sorry to note that our usual high standards of hospitality were not demonstrated during your visit. As previous guests, you will of course be aware that this is not the usual standard of service we would wish to offer and I am sorry your expectations...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb food which was professionally and prettily arranged on the plates. Having enjoyed the delicious starter and main course we were sad not to be able to try the tempting deserts. in romantic setting on River Thames. Attentive and pleasant staff. We will certainly return. Thank you.

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GMWebster, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback and I am delighted to learn of your recent experience when dining with us. I am pleased that my team took good care of you and that the food met your expectations. Do come and visit us again soon when you can be assured of a very warm welcome.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed two nights for a conference. It sits right on the river and under the bridge. The first day was blue skies and the place is quite picturistique. The facilities are ok but everything looks old (carpet), maybe it was just me. The staircases are extremely confusing, and with the afternoon sun aging through the window, the room was very...

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GMWebster, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Many thanks for providing feedback following your recent stay with us. As you say, the location of the hotel is perfect. We are planning a refurbishment later this year which will enhance the facilities and will include the provision of new carpets to many of our bedrooms. I am sorry you found the staircases in the main house confusing; these...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Riverside Restaurant
Riverside Restaurant
Cuisines: European, British
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Macdonald Compleat Angler

Address: Marlow Bridge, Marlow SL7 1RG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Buckinghamshire > Marlow
Price Range: €176 - €351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Compleat Angler 4*
Number of rooms: 64
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