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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner. It was a bbq in the conservatory. I have to say probably the worst food I've had at a hotel bbq. Cold. Lack of choice and very slow service. Not good.. not at all. Only thing that was good. That it's a lovely location at the side of a river.

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

Thank you for letting me know about the BBQ that you recently attended. If you could let me know which company event you were attending id be able to look into this further along with the group feedback which our Events team will have followed up on. Regards Andrew Creese General Manager gm.compleatangler@macdonald-hotels.co.uk

Paris, France
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Lovely hotel - friendly staff - beautiful view - only noise was the gushing water down the weir! Our room was on the second floor overlooking the river. Only slight drawback was the lack of space to put things down as there were so many appliances (tv, coffee maker on dressing table, water and glasses etc). Slightly small room but...

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

Julia What fantastic feedback! Thank you! I'm really pleased to hear that the team impacted your stay and they looked after you so well. The hotel is in such a perfect setting this is why it is so important we get the service delivery right and to a high standard at all times. I do hope you will return to...

armagh northern ireland
Reviewed 20 June 2016

i stayed one night whilst visiting friends and although i liked the hotel if i am honest i doubt if i would return . location really is what you are paying for and it was very nice indeed . the hotel is old and we had lots of stairs to get to our room .......i dont know if there is...

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

Thank you for letting me know about your most recent stay with us. As you mentioned the hotel is original and is full of character and has been extended over the years. The original building does consist of various stairs leading to the bedrooms. We have one elevator in the newer wing of the property which accesses three floors. I've...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2016

There are obviouslly new staff there who did not know what they were doing. Hopefully that will improve When checking in it was not explained clearly what our package contained However this hotel is in a magical setting, so romantic and stylish and we would definitely come back The oysters were simply the best I have wver tasted

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

Gill I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed the location of the property on the River Thames and that you managed to enjoy an Oyster or two. Hospitality is a challenging industry with transient work forces where we do go through times where we have an influx of new team members. We work tirelessly to ensure we train all new employees...

Melbourne Australia
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Stretched along the banks of the River Thames next to the Marlow bridge is the MacDonalds Compleat Angler. Fabulous location, old bridge, stately church opposite, lawns and gardens down to the river with a spectacular weir tumbling outside. Needless to say is very popular for weddings. Great views from the bedroom windows, The The Hotel is very comfortable, once you...

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

Many thanks for providing a lovely review of the Compleat Angler following your recent stay with us. The location of the property on the Thames is special and within minutes of Marlow town which has so much to offer our guests. I do hope you find an opportunity to return again in the future. Regards Andrew Creese General Manager

Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We got married on the 11th June 2016 and a year earlier - this hotel stole both our hearts as quite simply the best venue around! In our opinion - a quintessential British wedding venue with the total charm that we were after for our special day! Claire grant and her amazing team looked after us so well all the...

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

Mike & Kamilla I'm really pleased to hear that your special day with us lived up to all expectations and it now has a very special place in your heart. I'm delighted to hear that Claire's involvement in organising your event has been acknowledged as she has such a passion for wedding planning. Brahim and his team also work tirelessly...

Alton
Reviewed 16 June 2016

As a family we stayed in the Executive "Bowater " Suite and a Classic Twin. The hotel is comfortable and friendly. We had a great meal at Sindhu restaurant opting for the Tasting Menu with wines. Fantastic!

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Sandra I'm delighted you enjoyed the Bowater Suite and that Sindhu lived up to all expectations. The tasting menu and wine pairing is proving very popular. I look forward to welcoming the entire family back to Marlow and the Compleat Angler in the future. Regards Andrew Creese General Manager

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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Really lovely hotel in a great location. Room was fantastic. The let down was the service in the bar, we had great weather and although eating lunch at another restaurant we wanted to sit by the river and have a few drinks both before and after. The service was terrible, gave up waiting to order on the 1st occasion and...

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

Helen Thank you for letting me know about your recent stay with us and in particular the feedback regarding the bar service. I've discussed at length our order of service with Ben Miller, Bar Manager as he has new team members that he is working hard to train up to our Macdonald standards. Speed of service is paramount and is...

Cheddar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

One night stopover before a mid morning flight from Heathrow. Worked very well, as price through booking.com was only £10 more than the Premier Inn (I don't think this differential applied often!), and the rate included an excellent breakfast overlooking the Thames. We ate out in Marlow in the evening which is a short stroll from the hotel, and has...

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Steven Thank you for taking the time to review the Compleat Angler. I'm pleased you found the location and style of the property ideal even for a stop over. Perhaps you can find an excuse for a longer stay in the future so you can enjoy the location on the Thames and you can explore more of Marlow. Regards Andrew...

High Wycombe
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Dressing robes were not clean. Shower did not work. Waited ages for breakfast to be delivered following order at breakfast. A staff member knocked on our door and entered uninvited. Disappointed to say the least.

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Thank you for the feedback following your recent stay with us. Naturally I'm disappointed to hear that we failed to deliver our usually high standards during your stay. I have spoken with Nicole our Head Housekeeper as it is unusual that robes would not be fresh as we launder these daily and in house. Nicole has also re-trained all of...

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: RM691 - RM1,436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Compleat Angler 4*
Number of rooms: 64
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