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Shakespeare Hotel

27 Shakespeare Road, Bedford MK40 2DX, England
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Ranked #16 of 16 Hotels in Bedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014
Timintheuk Bedford , England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 1 night as we were down in Bedford for work. Staff seemed very confused and inefficient. All our rooms were to be paid for on the work credit card, but they insisted they had to take 3 different payments. Rooms were tiny, carpets were stained and coming up at the edges, someone had put the radiator on and... More 

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Dear Drinker_of_rum, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are sorry to hear that you were not fully satisfied with your experience here. We work very hard to offer a good and friendly service and all staff are fully trained and experienced on both reception and bar. You have been asked to settle your... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible place . Room stunk of damp ,carpets very badly stained . Carpet in toilet yuck . Breakfast awful . Thin walls . Beds very squeaky and mattress awful . Staff ok no heating , boiler not working .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Well what can I say . My sister and I arrived early so we had a cup of coffee ( before the champagne reception ) The food was great , the crowd of people that were trying the " not having to cook on Christmas Day scenario " was large .However the dining room handled us easily. My turkey was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Lipstick marked glasses, plastic ham, missing roast potatoes, over microwaved Xmas pudding, defrosted warm cheesecake,one meal from each course missing so all waited, waiting staff clearing tables before everyone had finished eating, and a DJ that didn't cater for his audience. Not the night we were expecting!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

19 of us shared a Tuesday night christmas party with 3 other groups in the Juliette room, The room was spacious and the tables were decorated beautifully. The food was lovely and the staff could not do enough for you, The Dj was great playing music we asked for and not what he liked which had eveyone up and dancing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Organised our staff Christmas night out at the Shakespeare in Bedford. Lovely venue, lots of parking. Bucks Fizz drinks reception to begin our eve, very personal and attentive staff. Coped well with 36 of us. Food served hot and tasty. Drinks at bar reasonable. All round great evening, held in the Juliet Room.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Stayed in this hotel for three nights and found it extremely friendly and welcoming. The receptionist and barman were very friendly and couldn't do enough to help me. My room was very nice and extremely comfortable. The bar and restaurant areas were also very welcoming and relaxing. The dinners and breakfasts were exceptionally tasty. The Hotel is just a short... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Just stayed in this hotel for one night while attending a party locally. The hotel is cheap but not nasty, it is clean and in a good location, but work does need to be done to bring up to acceptable standard. We had the smallest double room with the smallest double bed we had ever stayed in, room 5, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Inn interesting for logistics point for those staying in Bedford for one or two nights. Falls in the middle range of the British hotels with some features that are lontaner by European standards. It is achieved directly walk from the train station. Kindness of the receptionist and services. Interesting that the entire hotel is smokingfree anywhere, even in the front... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

I have just stayed in the Shakespeare Hotel on the 18th September 2014 and would advice any body to give this place a wide birth. I was booked into this hotel by a company I was working for last min and was not sure what I was letting myself in for, but have to say I was quite discussed with... More 

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