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The Grafton

141-143 Midland Road, Bedford MK40 1DN, England
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Ranked #16 of 21 Bedford B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sink in the room was dirty, and the room itself stank of smoke. I am a non smoker and had no prior warning this was a smoking room (as is law!!). The bathroom was shabby and the pub itself was intimidating. All of these things may have been somewhat excusable if it wasn't for the price we paid for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Having arrived after 11pm my husband and 2 children were given a very warm welcome. We were made to feel at home from the off. The room was spacious, comfortable and vibrant. The hotel itself is a hubble of activity and the locals were most friendly. At no time did I feel that my family were in the way and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Recently stayed in The Grafton whilst in Bedford on business. It's basically a community pub with letting rooms above. On the plus sides the room and bedding were very clean, as were the shared bathrooms (no en-suite available). Staff were very friendly and the pub downstairs didn't seem rowdy. It is located well for the train station and only a... More 

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Needed a place to stay at Bedford for an evening as had an early morning sports competition the next day. Room is fairly basic and reasonably clean. There was a dirty ash tray and a bizarre stack of pennies by the TV. Shared showers and toilets. By the main road so noisy with the traffic outside. Good value for money... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Having heard of the graftons friendly reputation, we decided to stay here to expore the historic market town of bedford and visit family.... Not only did this friendly service far exceed our expectations but the room has recently been refurbished and the price was a steal for what we got. We staying in room 18 which was large double bed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

What a friendly place with great beer good staff and rooms clean will go back soon close to town center and shops I meet a few of the locals who are also very friendly .its nice to have a drink in a old style pub and have a chat with the staff and locals

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Had booked into a different hotel in the town but on arrival I was told they were overbooked and they offered no solution except to say the whole town was booked out. This was 2100, dark and me on my bicycle. In an effort to get rid of me they suggested the Grafton. When I arrived there, the landlady, Cathy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The Grafton is pretty basic; functional room with sink, shared bath.The room was clean and offered in-room tea/coffee service. There is a pub/restaurant attached, which seems to be a place for regulars. They don't provide toiletries--soap, shampoo, but shops are nearby. The outside noise level is intermittently high throughout the evening & into early morning, but no worse than some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

What a wonderful place! Like home from home. Friendly owners that cannot do enough for you. Excellent location, 2 minute walk from the train station. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. You couldn't get better value for money!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Well this place is certainly no frills but its rooms and communal facilities are nice and clean, its well situated for the centre of Bedford, it has tv and coffee making facilities and my room had a wash hand basin.

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