Fodor's Expert Review Macdonald Compleat Angler

Marlow Bridge, Bisham Rd., Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RG, England

Although fishing aficionados consider this luxurious 17th-century Thames-side inn the ideal place to stay, the place is stylish enough to attract those with no interest in casting a line. The name comes from Izaak Walton's 1653 masterpiece of angling advice and philosophy, which he wrote in this area. Rooms, traditional in style, are subtly decorated in earth tones with purple touches, and many have views over the Thames. The hotel's Riverside Restaurant serves outstanding Modern British cooking with terrace and waterside views. A sunny conservatory serves afternoon tea.

PROS

  • gorgeous rooms
  • great views of the Thames
  • legendary fishing spot

CONS

  • river views cost more, except Rooms 9 and 10
  • need a car to get around
  • rooms could use some updating

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Central
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0844-879–9128 | 01628-484444-international

HOTEL DETAILS

64 rooms

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