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Macdonald Compleat Angler

Marlow Bridge, Marlow SL7 1RG England
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#2 of 4 in Marlow
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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, 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 6 more
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Andy810135 wrote a review 19 May
London, United Kingdom36 contributions34 helpful votes
As it was a lovely warm day and the sun was shining we dropped in for a sandwich and a glass of wine in garden. Delightful setting with lovely staff and good service, completely opposite to the two previous reviews. The only deterioration we noticed was in the guests - many of whom were clearly strangers to any form of table manners and who seemed to struggle with the concept of saying “please” and “thank you”. Such is life I guess. We will certainly return
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from Erick Kervaon, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler
Responded yesterday
Dear Andy810135 Thanks for your lovely feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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feeneyad wrote a review 17 May
Feckenham, United Kingdom43 contributions91 helpful votes
Stayed for two nights for Pub in the Park. £700 for B&B. Our room was pretty shabby, looks like it hasn’t been updated for 10+ years. Basic things like a bedside plug socket didn’t exist. Bathroom was very dated, shower average, carpets and curtains look worn. The most disappointing thing was the service - at best I’d say chaotic but that’s if someone actually served you. Breakfast was a joke - Sunday morning we had to, along with others, after 30 minutes ask for our order to be taken. We witnessed some just walking out as they couldn’t wait any longer. All in all this hotel is living on past glory, it really does need to get its act together to demand these sort of prices.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Marie1234Uk wrote a review 15 May
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom89 contributions29 helpful votes
Popped in for a couple of drinks after a day trip. There was an outside bar set up, but the service was at a snails pace. The server said they had run out of cucumber, they couldn’t be bothered to fetch some more. There was no tonic water - really!!! The tables were filthy and covered in dirty glasses, left over newspapers- disgrace. Considering the prices they charge the experience was dismal.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from Erick Kervaon, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler
Responded yesterday
Dear Marie1234Uk Thanks for taking the time t post your review and I'm sorry that our outside bar experience was not up to our usual high standards. We were busier than anticipated during your visit and have since reviewed our staffing levels to ensure all guest receive the high standards of service that we are known for.
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Philippa V wrote a review 3 May
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Our favourite ‘Go to’ hotel whilst working in Berks/Bucks. Arrived 3 pm on Sunday afternoon. As before exceptional service, not just service but ‘natural human kindness’. The first time we stayed at The Compleat Angler two weeks ago, Karina was extremely friendly and helpful in settling us in. She escorted us up to our beautiful ‘room with a view’. (Not the usual, “here’s your key and there’s the stairs”) I felt welcome and settled. Thank you. Again on this new visit, as we arrived, we were taken to our favourite room with dual facing windows by cheerful helpful David the concierge, nothing was too much trouble. In the evening we decided this time to try the dining room restaurant at 6pm. Relaxed sparkly ambience, table overlooking a wintery rushing river Thames. It was a cold night but every area we passed through in the hotel was warm and subtly lit. The menu is three courses with a choice of three dishes on each course. For the set price of £50.00 pp. Cannot fault my delicately cooked fish starter. Main dish, roast pork cooked to perfection, tender moist with crunchy crackling and enormous Yorkshire pud atop, tasty (not overcooked) carrots, parsnips, broccoli and roast potatoes. (If I’m going to be picky the potatoes could have been crispier, but flavour was nevertheless good). Very pleasant waiters, Sam and the head waiter (sorry I didn’t get your name). ‘they both smiled’. Not overly attentive. Just the right amount of asking if everything was ok. Dessert, chocolate ganache, yummy. Hubs had the sirloin beef, melted in the mouth! Quality meat. Along with (in his words) ‘best sticky toffee pudding ever’. After our meal. We popped our heads into The Sindu restaurant to take a look at the varied menu, and will maybe try this next time.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from Erick Kervaon, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler
Responded yesterday
Dear 955philippav Thank you for your amazing review of your recent stay with us; we were delighted to welcome you back! we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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Helen N wrote a review 1 May
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The hotel is in a lovely location and all the staff I encountered were friendly and helpful although judging by the length of the queue for the bar in the evening they are also short staffed. I was staying in a deluxe double - there was no hot water in the room and whilst there was a pretty view the room was shabby peeling paint on the windows, stains on the walls and curtains there was also peeling paint in one of the corridors. For a hotel charging £329 a night I expected better.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from Erick Kervaon, General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler
Responded yesterday
Dear E7484Phelenn I was delighted to read that our team were friendly and helpful and my apologies that your room did not live up to our usual high standards. Do feel free to contact me directly if I can be of any further assistance.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Macdonald Compleat Angler
Which popular attractions are close to Macdonald Compleat Angler?
Nearby attractions include Higginson Park (0.3 km), Marlow Bridge (0.06 km), and Keeeps Pottery Marlow (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Macdonald Compleat Angler?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Macdonald Compleat Angler?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Macdonald Compleat Angler?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Macdonald Compleat Angler?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Macdonald Compleat Angler?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Old Brewery, Sindhu by Atul Kochhar, and Fego Marlow.
Is Macdonald Compleat Angler located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Marlow.
Are any cleaning services offered at Macdonald Compleat Angler?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Macdonald Compleat Angler?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Macdonald Compleat Angler offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Macdonald Compleat Angler?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Polish.