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Tadley, UK
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17 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I booked via Secret Escapes for a one night stay with dinner for two and wine in the room. So far so good. On arrival we waited what seemed ages while the two receptionists (one trainee ) were listening to an earlier visitor who was ranting about the quality of his meal etc etc.. The staff should... More 

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Liverpool
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a last minute reservation and were very happy with the helpful staff and comfortable surroundings. With a river view and all mod cons we were very pleased to have found accommodation here. Great home made shortbread too !!

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Ellie C, Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your sharing feedback on your experience and I am delighted to learn that you had such a pleasant stay and were able to enjoy the location and facilities within the hotel. It is also pleasing to note that members of my team demonstrated high levels of hospitality during your stay. We hope to see you... More 

Durham UK
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79 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I were due to stay at this hotel the last weekend of October. The day before we were due to arrive my mother in law passed away. We had booked a non refundable room therefore I contacted the hotel to ask if they could send us a copy of our invoice and confirmation of our cancellation so... More 

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Ellie C, Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback and I am pleased to learn that members of my team demonstrated such kindness and understanding during a difficult time. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to the hotel on a future occasion and look forward to seeing you at that time. More 

Carterton
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night for a friend's birthday as a party of 6. The hotel was welcoming and very beautifully decorated for Christmas, the location is simply beautiful and is well situated for main roads and a shopping trips to various local towns if required. Our room was big, clean and the bed was very comfortable and huge,... More 

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Ellie C, Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for sharing feedback on your recent visit. I am pleased to note that you had the opportunity to enjoy the location and the facilities the hotel has to offer. Bedrooms in the main building do vary in size and shape due to the age and structure of this part of the building. We do offer feature... More 

Welwyn, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my partner booked into this hotel last Saturday for one night. It is a truly beautiful location with stunning views of the Thames and the beautiful church just on the other side of the river. The room was spotlessly clean with all amenities, the only thing I would say is for £161 per night the room was a... More 

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Ellie C, Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay last weekend. I am delighted to note that you had such a pleasant visit and very much look forward to seeing you again soon. The bedrooms in the main house do vary in size and shape due to the structure of this part of the building.... More 

Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous meal at the Macdonald Compleat Angler in Marlow. The food was delicious particularly the Goat's Curd Starter with Beetroot and also the style and presentation of the Smoked Salmon starter. The Rib Eye steak was gorgeous. The restaurant was nice and busy and had a great atmosphere. The service was first class. The setting is so... More 

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Ellie C, Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your review and for taking the time to share feedback on your experience. I am delighted to note that you had such an enjoyable time and that the levels of hospitality extended to you were at such a high level. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here for business in November. It was my first time in Marlow but already I can't wait to return. From the moment I set foot in the hotel I was greeted with the warmest welcome from the concierge. This terrific service continued through to the bar and restaurant. All the staff seemed delighted to be working there which... More 

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Ellie C, Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay. It is pleasing to note that you had such an enjoyable visit and we very much look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A large group of us met for a reunion. The lounge is a popular area for it's cream tea so fortunately they put us in the restaurant conservatory with beautiful views over the Thames. The scones were small and you had to be polite over the clotted cream. CONCLUSION; Expensive cream tea, have had better, but nice view and a... More 

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Ellie C, Operations Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback on your experience when visiting for cream tea recently. I am pleased to note that you enjoyed the location although naturally, I am disappointed to learn that you found the quantity of the cream tea lacking. I am sorry that we were not aware of this at the time as we would have... More 

Worthing
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A stay for my wifes 40th most enjoyable with excellent service throughout. Beautiful location will definately return next year to explore the local area more and sample more to the menu's offered. Attention to detail rates with some of the best hotels i have stayed in both in the UK and further afield.

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Ellie C, Operations Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely feedback following your stay at the hotel. I am delighted to learn of your experience and look forward to having the pleasure of seeing you again soon. Kindest regards Ellie More 

london
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for the weekend with friends and I would say it is ok Bar service extremely slow on the Friday night and when I questioned this they said they were short staffed Service was poor but they still charged for service!!! Was much better on the Saturday On check out they added a credit card surcharge to the bill even... More 

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Ellie C, Operations Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for providing feedback following your recent visit to the hotel. I am sorry to learn that some aspects of your visit did not meet your expectations. Please be assured this is not indicative of the usually high standards of hospitality we would wish to offer and I am only sorry your experience was marred by these... More 

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Riverside Restaurant
Riverside Restaurant
Cuisines: European, British
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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: €167 - €284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Compleat Angler 4*
Number of rooms: 64
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“There is only one lift which is at the far end of the hotel. Otherwise you scale a number of stairs both up and down to get to your room.”
 of 5 bubbles FransTadley_UK, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are lovely but if you want a big one you should go for the more expensive ones”
 of 5 bubbles gordapril, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“room 12 has a great view”
 of 5 bubbles alanpeterborough, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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“Avoid room 16 - noisy next to stairs”
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