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Reviewed 30 May 2016

I was staying for one night for a wedding in the area. I would love to come back to visit this hotel in the future and stay for longer. The staff were very helpful when I arrived and when I was leaving.

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

Many thanks for letting me know about your first visit to the Compleat Angler. Really pleased to hear just how excellent you found it. Do keep a look out for Macdonald promotions on our website for seasonal pricing, you should have been signed up on your arrival registration. Alternatively great deals can be booked directly via the Macdonald site. I...

Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed with my husband and friends for my anniversary and the location of the hotel is great and setting is wonderful! You are 2 minute walk to all the shops, bars and restaurants! The rooms were lovely and had everything you needed and a good size. But the staff had a 'can't be bothered' attitude (this didn't include...

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

Many thanks for taking the time to pass your feedback following your recent stay with us for your anniversary. We are very fortunate with our location on the Thames and how close we are to everything Marlow has to offer. Our Lawn officially opened the following week with all atmosphere you'd expect, with a team to be able to deliver...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Went for lunch - Service was slow, but food was delicious, wonderful to be able to sit watching the river, took coffee outside, friendly staff. Both set menu and a la carte, busy and popular, can park which is useful

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

Many thanks for letting us know about your visit to the Riverside Restaurant. I'll be sure to pass on your feedback to the team as they really do appreciate hearing when they get it right and when guests enjoy their experience with us. I do look forward to welcoming you back again to enjoy our Lunch Market Menu, hopefully the...

Battle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We brought close friends from South Africa to enjoy a quintessential English afternoon tea by Marlow Wier. Service appalling, food scant & mediocre & the smell from the nearby toilets unsavoury ....all in all a huge disappointment, we will not return or recommend.

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

Chris Many thanks for letting me know about your Afternoon Tea experience with us. Naturally I'm disappointed to hear that you felt the service and portion size was not as expected. We do offer complimentary top ups to all guests when having Afternoon Tea so there should never be an issue with portion size or guests not having enough. I...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Lovely hotel, great front of house service. Rooms well presented (maybe in need of refurbish) Breakfast service was a little lacking. Realised after that a bottle of wine due in the room was missing!!

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

David Many thanks for letting me know about your latest stay with us. Apologies regarding the wine not being in the room in time, I have enhanced the operation and who is responsible to ensuring this happens going forward. We do have some exciting plans to extend and develop the hotel in the coming 18 months through some significant investment....

Reviewed 24 May 2016

We stayed with friends in Rooms 12 and 14 on Saturday night 21 May 2016. The rooms were a disgrace. We paid a lot of money for each of the rooms which didn't include breakfast (there was a Wedding going on on Saturday night so decided not to book breakfast). Both Room Nos. 12 and 14 had fantastic views looking...

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

Helen Many thanks for taking the time to let me know about both bedrooms and your stay overall. I have reviewed both rooms and have identified the areas in the carpet you refer too. I am looking at larger investment opportunities in relation to replacing certain items. Both bedrooms were fully redecorated only last month, with all walls, hard case...

Sutton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Stayed overnight for a wedding - room was compact but contained everything required. Bed however was only a double and uncomfortable - felt like the mattress was very old and worn. Air con didn't work too well, was also tricky getting correct temperature in shower (kept getting burnt). Breakfast at £20 each was a massive disappointment - apart from the...

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

Vicky Many thanks for taking the time to review the property following your recent stay. We have recently had a full independent bedroom audit on all mattresses and invested significant amounts to ensure all of our beds are up to the Macdonald standard. Our guests comfort is always at the forefront of such investment. If you could let me know...

High Wycombe
Reviewed 23 May 2016

An absolutely fabulous experience in a fabulous hotel with excellent room & breakfast experience! Would definitely stay again, thank you for making our stay a fabulous memory 😊 fantastic views of the river Thames , church & historic bridge, couldn't have asked for more , thank you once again

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

What fantastic comments, thank you! I'm really delighted that every aspect of your stay was perfect. We are very fortunate with our location so I'm even more delighted that the team and the service matched its praise. Regards Andrew Creese General Manager

Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I found this hotel to be very charming. We booked via booking.com for a standard room for one night. The room was beautiful! Very clean and well decorated. The bar area was lovely, however service a little slow. But we were so relaxed here that did not bother us too much. I would definitely come back to try out the...

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

Susan Many thanks for taking the time to review the Compleat Angler following your recent stay. I'm delighted that you found your room and especially the Molton Brown products a fitting standard to the rest of the property. Ben our new Bar Manager is working hard with his team to enhance the knowledge and speed of service. I do hope...

Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I booked this hotel for a romantic birthday getaway and within an hour realised that my partner had arranged something else and I'd have to change the date - the staff were brilliant and it was no problem at all. When we arrived, we were allocated a complimentary room upgrade and we're delighted with our room and it's view of...

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

I'm really delighted that the team identified the special occasion and went on to deliver memorable treats throughout in order for it to be a birthday to remember. The team try really hard to make everyone's stay special whether through similar touches or simply through a friendly and warm level of hospitality. I do hope you are able to experience...

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Riverside Restaurant
Riverside Restaurant
Cuisines: European, British
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  • Free Parking
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
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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 

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Address: Marlow Bridge, Marlow SL7 1RG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Buckinghamshire > Marlow
Price Range: ₹ 11,885 - ₹ 20,863 (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.”
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