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The Bear Bed and Breakfast

Bear Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AN, Wales
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The Bear Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 28 Hay-on-Wye B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful house, well looked after and a great deal pride is put in by the owners to make our stay amazing. The bed rooms were spotlessly clean. The breakfast was was good and had a nice selection to choose from. There is also parking to the rear

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Ulverston
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stay at The Bear, but we will definitely book again for our next trip to Hay. The proprietor's warm welcome and attention to detail was very much appreciated by us. The whole place is impeccably stylish while being sympathetic to the period character of the building. I will emphasise that there is parking available, as I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very warm welcome by splendid hosts when we arrived. The Bear is a handsome property with gorgeous decor. We were delighted by our lovely en suite room, with complimentary tea, coffee water and cake. As for position, you couldn't get closer to all that Hay has to offer. Was lovely to be able to pop back with... More

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Milan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights in March 2014 and found The Bear lived up to all the rave reviews we'd read. Situated in the centre of town and so close to all the lovely shops, pubs,restaurants and wonderful small cinema but also feeling like a calm relaxing sanctuary. The house is beautifully furnished and decorated, with the signature traditional 'welsh... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed at The Bear in Hay-on-Wye in October 2013. David, who runs the place, was fantastic right from the first enquiry we made for a booking via email. He was a pleasure to deal with and surprised us by securing the booking without wanting a credit card number. During our stay there, he was a wonderful host. The Bear... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

What an experience, from the second you get out of the car, this place is an utter delight, welcoming, warm, seriously tasteful, spotlessly clean, with the owner David being more than incredible. He's friendly, kind, open, thoughtful and seriously attentive (without over doing it). The place sticks out a mile in charming Hay on wye, for its charm and sophistication.... More

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Me and my wife stayed at The Bear 21 - 23 Feb 14 for our anniversary. We know Hay on Wye well and couldn't have bettered the Bears location for piece and quiet and it's step away from the town location. We were warmly welcomed by David on our arrival and from that moment until we departed we felt truly... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We wanted to visit Hay for a couple of days and chose The Bear mainly because of the TripAdvisor reviews. Needless to say we were not at all disappointed! We stayed in the double room which was really cute and we weren't worried about having a shared bathroom as we were the only couple using it. Facilities were great, the... More

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York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Hay on Wye-a lovely part of the country and a very charming little town. The Bear couldn't have been a nicer experience. Everything was faultless from the comfortable en-suite room and general feel of the place-spotless, smart and stylish, to the lovely owner David whose friendliness and calming way made us feel very welcome. Breakfasts were a treat with the... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

The attention to detail here is exemplary. Breakfast ingredients are chosen with care; and in the bedrooms the milk, for tea and coffee, is provided in a thermos flask. Furniture and bed linen is what you would wish for in your fantasy house. Out of season, the town itself hibernates. If only it could tempt the visitor as much as... More

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Additional Information about The Bear Bed and Breakfast

Also Known As:
The Bear Bed And Breakfast Hay-On-Wye, Wales
Address: Bear Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AN, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Hay-on-Wye
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Hay-on-Wye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bear in Hay on Wye, Powys, is a former 16th century Grade II listed coaching inn at the centre of the world famous book town. This historic guest house has three individually decorated bedrooms providing high quality, informal, and relaxed accommodation mixing the best of the original with an interesting mix of antique, vintage, and contemporary design. Breakfast is served in the guest lounge and features a changing menu of delicious homemade food using the finest local ingredients. ... more   less 

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