Get an overview of this hotelRiverfront hotel with 2 restaurants and bar/lounge


Located in the heart of Marlow, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Longridge Activity Centre and Bisham Abbey. All Saints' Church and Cliveden House are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and 24-hour room service. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include conference rooms, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities.

Room Amenities

All 64 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus 24-hour room service and plasma TVs with satellite channels. Minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.

Macdonald Compleat Angler

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. 5 meeting rooms are available. This business-friendly hotel also offers a terrace, a garden, and laundry facilities. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Macdonald Compleat Angler is a smoke-free property.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Total number of rooms - 64 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Conference space 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Year Built 1640 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Plasma TV 

Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7:30 AM and 10 AM.

The Riverside Restaurant - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open select days.

Sindhu by Atul Kochhar - This restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

The Walton Bar & Lounge - This bar serves light fare only.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Fishing on site 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 15 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 7 rooms. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 21.50 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 15 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15 per night
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Macdonald Compleat Angler
  • Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel
  • Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel Marlow
  • Macdonald Compleat Angler Marlow

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

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By the Thames

5 out of 5
Posted Nov 19, 2016
Beautiful location, beautiful hotel. Clean comfortable,friendly staff- Charlotte in reception was excellent.
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Don't book a room if there is a wedding function!

1 out of 5
by from London
Posted Jun 29, 2016
Pros: The proximity to the high street and the bathroom accessories
Cons: Hospitality of the staff, not over-pricing a room that is not fit to house guests when there is a wedding on!
Location: 5 mins walk from the high street with a few restaurants nearby
No one at reception when we got there and had to notify a barman to get someone to check us in. Room was pleasant though- quite large with lovely Molton Brown bathroom accessories. We were told when checking in that a wedding will be on so we will be able to hear some music - which wasn't too much of a big deal- until it started. It was so loud, the floor was vibrating and I could hear people singing along to songs, it was like i was in the room next door to the hall. I was stunned as to why we were even given this room (and why the guests at that wedding weren't given it). This lasted till 12.30am. I called asking to move rooms but they were full, which is fine but the next morning when I spoke to the manager, he was very rude. I also told him about our breakfast, which was burnt and he just started laughing. So disappointed in his rude manner and the whole experience of staying there. Such a waste of money. The only saving grace was that they gave me SOME money back on the room rate (a minimal amount), but even then, I felt totally ripped off - the hotel isn't even that nice to warrant such a high price. Will never ever be going back there again as it ruined our weekend getaway.
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Beautiful setting...for a wedding

3 out of 5
Posted May 23, 2016
Pros: Setting, classic hotel
Cons: Bathroom cleanliness (shower / tub door and shade) wifi, noise from wedding
Location: Great restaurants, cruising on the Thames, fishing (you need your own gear)
Had we known this is a wedding destination, we would not have stayed here on a weekend. We were given a room far in the back upstairs (62), but we could still hear the DJ both at 10:30 when we got back from an excellent dinner at The Coach and at midnight after we had a drink in the bar (hoping the noise would be over soon). Plus, since we were in the back, we heard all the bottles being thrown out into the bins. The wifi didn't work in the evening (it did earlier) so we gave up on making further travel plans. On the plus side, the room was a decent size and tastefully decorated with sitting chairs, and the bed was very comfortable. There was an espresso machine too. We didn't get conditioner or lotion in the room but the cleaning person was happy to provide them as well as help us get ice since our phone line wasn't working. I gave all this feedback to the person who checked us out.
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Fab location

4 out of 5
by from Sussex, UK
Posted Jan 3, 2016
Great location, very pretty and plenty of parking. Appeals to the mature person who may like jazz style lounge music. Friendly, helpful professional staff. Really welcoming. Lovely food and cocktails and wonderful breakfast served in a very nice room overlooking the river.
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5 out of 5
by from Netherlands
Posted Dec 31, 2015
Fantastic setting, fantastic location, fantastic hotel!! Just one word ... yep you guessed it ... FANTASTIC!!!
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Excellent location

4 out of 5
by from Somerset
Posted Sep 14, 2015
We really enjoyed our stay at the hotel. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The only hiccup was being charged a fee to use my credit card to put drinks on my room tab. The charge was not explained at check in or when I asked to charge the drinks to our room.
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Faded gentility but what a location

4 out of 5
Posted Aug 17, 2015
Pros: The staff, location, the room
Cons: The infrastructure of the hotel needs work - I closed the window and a couple of large chunks of wood fell off the outside of the frame
Location: Great town, busy high street with a great choice of food
We had booked into the Compleat Angler as part of our anniversary celebrations, thankfully after having had a big lunch - this was necessary as no tables were available in either of their restaurants and the bar menu may have been great but sounded pretty boring and very average (surprising given the quality of the restaurants). There was also a wedding in progress - we were summarily told that we would be disturbed until 'no later than 12.30', and that the hotel was full so we could not move rooms (as it turned out we were above the venue, but could not blame the hotel for the 80's disco music we were assaulted with). The room though was very nice, excellent AC, large, clean, well equipped, good bathroom, and excellent bed and bedding. The two glasses of prosecco that arrived soon after, as it was our anniversary, helped dull the future pain of the disco. Thankfully the short walk across the bridge puts you in the town which has many pubs and a great selection of local and chain restaurants - the Giggling Squid supplied a rather excellent pair of curries. We had heard breakfast could be slow, but as it happens we were awake early so had that as the restaurant opened - so we had a delightful breakfast, well cooked, very hot with an excellent full English and smoked kippers whilst reading the Sundayapers in a virtually empty room - it started to get a little busy by 08.30 but even so it was very pleasant. Just to note, the staff were very good, all that we met were great.
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Overall I'd Give the Place a Miss

2 out of 5
by from USA
Posted Jun 30, 2015
Arrived at 4 to be told booked rooms not ready; given alternate rooms, one of which was over garbage facility. Tried to make reservation for tea; told there was no room, even for guests staying in hotel. Tried to make reservation for dinner. Hung up on, then when I called back told no reservations available even for guests in hotel. Got on open table to find that reservations were available, but by that point wasn't interested in eating there. Person answering phone spoke barely understandable English. Stayed there 30 years ago and had memorable stay. Won't go back.
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5 out of 5
Posted Jun 28, 2015
A very relaxing, beautiful village and hotel by the river.
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Perfect location, very nice rooms

5 out of 5
Posted Jun 10, 2015
The Compleat Angler is perfectly situated on the Thames, in Marlow. Beautiful bridge and church add to the atmosphere. The hotel is elegant and our room was roomy, newly decorated, extremely clean and quiet.
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