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Macdonald Compleat Angler

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Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a great location, very picturesque and very handy for everything along the high street. We had 2 rooms which were charged the same rate but very different in amenities, one was quite large, had crystal stemware and glasses and a Keurig coffee machine in addition to kettle for tea, the other was much smaller and had just a...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your stay at the hotel. The hotel does offer different room classifications and as such, the amenities provided do vary between room types. I am delighted to learn of your experience and to receive your kind comments about members of my team and I look forward to having...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I will split my review into the good and bad for ease of writing..... Good - impressed on arrival, stunning location on the banks of the Thames, plenty of free car parking, pleasant greeting at reception, quickly allocated a room even though it wasn't quite check in time. The room had Molton Brown toiletries, gowns, fridge, complimentary water and a...

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Andrew C, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Ms Robinson Many thanks for taking the time to let me know about the uncomfortable nights sleep mainly due to the hot temperature. We do have air cooling controls in all rooms which should be able to cool the rooms to the desired temperature. Our maintenance team also monitor the system daily so we can ensure all is operational. I've...

Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Good ambience and quality of food excellent, its improved a lot. traditional rooms not as quiet as a modern hotel, but much more relaxing and compact, staff work hard to please and had improved a lot in the last few weeks.

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Andrew C, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Many thanks for noticing and commenting on all the hard work in the past few weeks as we have been working hard to recruit and fill gaps within the team. I'm now confident that we have the right people working for us and that they will settle into their roles and grow within the company. Our team's work really hard...

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2016

ignored at arrival, given conflicting information, told couldn't site at a table because it was reserved nothing to indicate that so sat on and when we left at 5 the room was still empty, told boat was booked at 3 after our trip at 1/30 skipper told us he wasn't booked all afternoon !!!!. had a lovely meal but on...

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Sutton Coldfield
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Once again the Compleat Angler delivers an outstanding overnight stay. From the minute we checked in we were made to feel extremely special. It was so nice to have my birthday recognised by the GM who left a card and chocolates in our room. The bed in our room was extremely comfortable whilst breakfast was outstanding. I look forward to...

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Andrew C, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Fantastic feedback! Thank You I'm really delighted that your latest stay was just as great as previous experiences at the Compleat Angler. We always like to recognise our guests special occasions and ensure they have a memorable time with us so I'm glad your birthday was spent with us. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Compleat Angler...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I was booked in for a night, as we were attending Henley Festival. What can I say, wonderful view on a beautiful summer’s day, room was cool, bed was comfortable and I’d definitely go back as Marlow is a fab place. Would go back. Great location, great views.

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Andrew C, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Katy I'm really delighted that you enjoyed the location of the Compleat Angler on the River Thames. We are very fortunate in our position and being minutes away from everything that Marlow has to offer. I hope you manage to find another reason to visit soon and perhaps sample either the Riverside Restaurant or Sindhu, both are very popular dining...

Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Fantastic location but left disappointed with the dining experience. Poached egg on asparagus starter was hard boiled - and it was questioned if I had specified!. No offer to replace. Had to chase for someone to take order for breakfast; order was incorrect when it arrived. Orange juice was room temp and toast was lank. At time of writing I...

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Andrew C, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Dave Many thanks for taking the time to review the Compleat Angler following your recent stay with us. Naturally I was disappointed to hear that we fell short in meeting your expectations in terms of dining and in particular at breakfast. I will ensure that this is an on going focus with the Riverside Restaurant team. Due to the age...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The hotel did not bother telling me that they booked me in a room where I can hear the band blasting music from the wedding. I checked into the hotel on the weekend to relax from a hectic life and ended up putting up with wedding music until 12:30am. Hotel did not have any quiet room to move me to....

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Studley
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Downstairs beautiful and lovely setting on the river. Room was very small, dark and damp smelling although spotless. Dinner was very nice in the evening and service excellent. I would stay again as I believe there are better rooms.

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Andrew C, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, responded to this review

Paul Thank you for the feedback following your stay. I do appreciate that you found the public areas and in particular the Riverside Restaurant to be up to a high standard of service. If you are looking to stay with us again, I would recommend a river or weir facing room as they are larger in size and obviously come...

Modena, Italy
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Dinner too expensive and not compensated by quality. The service is extremely slow and inefficient. No lift to go upstairs and personnel does not offer to carry your baggage, so if you have a very heavy bag you have to bring it by your own.

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Alessandro Many thanks for your feedback following your visit to our Riverside Restaurant whilst staying with us. Naturally I'm disappointed to hear that you felt both the service was slow and the menu prices were too expensive. Last year we were awarded a third rosette for the standards and food quality which is reflected in both our style of service...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $244 - $490 (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.”
  • Dirty old taps
  • Dirty, old taps
  • Dirty bath handle
  • 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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