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Macdonald Compleat Angler

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got married at this hotel, 17 years ago, and have been back many times, but only once for a stay. So it was lovely to pull into to the car park, unpack the car, and be greeted so genuinely at reception. Even though we were early, our room was just being finished, so the really helpful concierge took our...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We first experienced Atol Kocher's cuisine aboard the Azura, so much so we booked twice. The food well what can I say the flavors were exquisite and the service was impeccable. We don’t eat out too often because we are tired of disappointment, especially when you have to pay for the displeasure. We had none of this at Sindhu. Last...

1Thank Anne I
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pretty small town west of London, right by the river Themes. Good location for visits to London, Henley, Oxford. Love the Compleat Angler - nice, very British Hotel with style. Good selective English breakfast. Nice views.

1Thank stephanthun
Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been coming to this hotel since I was small with my parents and it was always seen as a treat. I even had my 18th birthday here, along with celebrating family weddings and funerals alike. We live in Switzerland, but come from the area and often come home to visit family. We decided to book for a couple...

2Thank Lucy C
San Rafael, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a pleasant one night stay so as to be close to LHR airport to catch an early morning flight back to SFO the next day and the food in the Riverside restaurant was remarkably good and the staff most professional. Unfortunately, the barman didn't know how to make a Manhattan, but I let that slide and ordered a Vodka...

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

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. I am pleased to learn that my team looked after you well and that the quality of food served to you in the Riverside Restaurant was in line with expectations. I was concerned to learn of your experience in the Walton Bar and shall certainly ensure that training takes place with...

Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am writing this review whilst I am in the hotel and overall I am very disappointed. The rooms are small, in need of some tlc and for what the price is per night I find extortionate. We were kindly given a room upgrade so I would have hated to see the room we were in before. Unfortunately there is...

1Thank Colette L
GMWebster, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share feedback during your stay at the hotel. I am disappointed to learn of your experience and equally that you did not ask to speak to the Duty Manager whilst at the hotel to express your dissatisfaction with the accommodation. This would have provided us with an opportunity to address the issues whilst...

Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked in for one night bed and breakfast, I contacted the Hotel the day before to see if we could check in early as we were due at another venue before the normal check in time; they were very helpful, on arrival we were given an early check in and also a room upgrade, the room was very nice and...

1Thank Frank B
GMWebster, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Many thanks for the kind review following your stay at Macdonald Compleat Angler. I'm delighted that you managed to enjoy your room with a view. Thank you for your kind comments regarding members of my team and the quality of the breakfast. I do hope you will find another reason to return to Marlow and enjoy Macdonald Compleat Angler again...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is a favourite . Fantastic location. We had held a family Xmas in the hotel ( approx 20) which was very successful in 2015. This time we had a 40th Wedding Anniversary celebration for 50 plus approx 16 children ranging from 0-6. Great success. Brahim , the Food and Beverage Manager, was in charge of the day again...

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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. I am delighted to note that my team, particularly Brahim, looked after you so well and that the standard of service exceeded your expectations. I very much look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back on many future occasions.

Redhill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a busy stressful start to the year my husband booked for us to go to Marlow for some much needed R&R. What a find , we had the most wonderful couple of days, lovely room overlooking the weir with our own little balcony so peaceful... Had dinner in the Indian Restaurant The Sindhu truly amazing, breakfast just fab, and...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely feedback. I am delighted to note that you had such a pleasant experience and that my team extended high levels of hospitality to you during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel on many future occasions.

Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious! The view is fantastic overlooking the Thames and Marlow Bridge. The staff were friendly and kept bringing fresh tea to accompany the generous amount of sandwiches, scones and cakes. A wide selection of teas to try, and the chocolate tarts were particularly special! I would definitely recommend trying this for an afternoon treat (just dont eat beforehand to save...

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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. I am delighted to note that my team looked after you so well and that the quality of our afternoon tea offering met your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • 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: €173 - €346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Compleat Angler 4*
Number of rooms: 64
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“Ask for a river-view room”
 of 5 bubbles NiallJanet, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are quite different, you want one of the new (no 80's and 90's) or 11/12 are charming. Some others are a little worn out or noisy”
 of 5 bubbles stephanthun, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't have a room in the old building, especially not Rm 10.”
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  • Dirt in tile grout and bath seal
  • Mildew inside the tiles and shower screen
  • Flies and dirt in light
  • TV Remotes held together with sellotape, or no back at all
 of 5 bubbles 296lucyc, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Make sure the windows are closed!”
 of 5 bubbles gundogjh, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Look for ground floor if you are taking a lot of luggage with you.”
 of 5 bubbles Paulina_Z_WL, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
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