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Shakespeare Hotel

27 Shakespeare Road, Bedford MK40 2DX, England
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Ranked #14 of 15 hotels in Bedford
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
A P Llanelli, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel last weekend and whilst the staff did their best they are woefully under supported and are fighting a loosing battle. I knew this hotel as a child in the 70s and it was a great place where my whole family would come for a meal. Sadly it has not been updated since then and it... More

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bath
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6 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the plus side the bedding,towels and bathrooms were clean but on the negative there are so many...we had 2 rooms my window could not be closed as it was too big for the frame,my Daughter's so window had no handle,also when using her shower water was dripping through the ceiling light in the shower..the carpets were badly and I... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worst than faulty towers is gross discusting filth stinks of urine the whole hotel we stayed in June and my god words can't describe how bad it is bring the hotel inspection team in quick as you can it's terrable bad

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival it was obvious there were parking issues. But Upon entering I found the staff very helpful and polite and courteous. The hotel is getting dated and could do with a refresh. Breakfast was plentiful eat as much as u wanted

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I Booked a 1 night stayat the Shakespeare Hotel so i could get to my appointment early the next morning having eaten breakfast and feeling refreshed, i didn't expect too much but i was still Very disappointed, my room was tiny, it was only a single bed but i had no room to put my case down and still be... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

After spending our honeymoon night there 28 years ago we thought it would be nice to return as we have moved from the area. What a mistake. It was dyer. Reception dark and dingy and the room we were allocated in the roof had the smallest window ever. Never again. We won't be returning.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Images on the official website were very misleading! Room was dirty on arrival and TV did not work. No desk lamp and poorly lit. Toilet did not flush and upon complaining to reception it took over 24hrs for someone to be sent to inspect it, after which no action was taken and no apology was given. Car park is too... More

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The hotel was quite easy to find, although I did drive past slowly a couple of times to see if I could fit in the car park. I couldn't, as there was a wedding on, so unfortunately I had to park my car out of sight on a side road where there was broken glass on the road. This was... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for two nights on a weekend while visiting family. From the outside it looks lovely, there is ample parking spaces and it just looks like a really nice hotel. When you get into the reception it looks very olde looking which I liked, there is lots of natural wood and the bar and breakfast area... More

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Novara, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The staff was friendly and breakfast good, but the room was so old. It looked like furniture was grabbed from a garage sale. I wad there for work and the good thing was that it was close to where I had to go without having to go through town. Prices are high for what you are getting in return, for... More

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Address: 27 Shakespeare Road, Bedford MK40 2DX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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