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Shakespeare Hotel

27 Shakespeare Road, Bedford MK40 2DX, England
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Ranked #15 of 16 Hotels in Bedford
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst travelling on a theatre tour I was booked to stay at The Shakespeare. Touring and performing can be tiring and a mixed hotel bag so to speak. Indeed the eccentricity of the UK is something to be embraced and on the hotel front you take the luxurious alongside faded country glamour to chintzy through to soulless budget chain efficiency.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was abit dated and needed alot of tlc the beds were really noisy with loud springs the bathroom/ shower was really small a large person would not get in the shower lol, there were a few cobwebs in the room I'd say expensive for what u get really,depending on ur neighbours I guess I didn't hear any other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a bit dubious having read the reviews on TA. But our room, a little small for 3, which was our company's fault, was very good. Bathroom amenities were excellent, 3 blokes sharing it had to be! rooms clean and tidy. Staff friendly and helpful. Honestly! Would stay again! Oh and free wifi!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was clean & tidy if a little on the small side. Like a previous review about the diy. Free WiFi Very close to the main road and about 5 minutes from the town . By arriving early you get a good parking space but do get blocked in .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK so the Shakespeare isn't very modern, or in the best state of repair. In fact it's a bit of a DIY bodgers nightmare. Whoever is doing the maintenance seems to have plenty of enthusiasm but little skill. But it's clean (if somewhat worn), the water is hot, the beds are comfortable, the staff are very helpful, and the food... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Location: 5 mins drive away from the city centre. Room: It was a small room for 3 that fits just right. Old and needs to be refurbished as we can easily hear people walking outside. Washroom is small, watch out for slippery floor. Room was dusty. Breakfast provided, really good portion and nicely prepared. Overall: Bearable for a night's stay... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

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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ShakespeareHBedford, General Manager at Shakespeare Hotel, responded to this review

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 May 3, 2015 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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