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The Bedford Hotel

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3.0 of 5
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1 Plymouth Road, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 8BB, England
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Tavistock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Stephen H Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I actually cycled there from Bristol so when I arrived very tired nothing was too much for the staff they even took my panniers to the room and put the cycle in a safe place locked away The Bedford was the most hospitable place I have ever stayed except for home of course The evening meal fantastic, the room clean... More 

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St Austell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an excellent private group lunch which was well organised and of top quality. The private "Portrait Room" was an excellent location and the organisation went beyond expectations, including the reservation of a disabled parking space for one of our guests. The food quality and quantity was superb and enjoyed by everyone. The historic listed hotel has kept pace... More 

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Horley, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a frequent visitor to The Bedford for a number of years we know the excellent standards that have been achieved in the past. On this visit the staff, food etc all met and probably exceeded these high standards. However the stay was disappointing as our usual room was not particularly clean. On complaining to reception, apologies were offered, and... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

How long should you wait for your companion's plate to be delivered before you begin eating? The Bedford stretched this beyond the bounds of good manners making us feel uncomfortable. Our starters were delivered on a plank as a small tray. This was forgiven but the mean blob of relish was smeared on the wood itself. Yuk! I should have... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being local and after weeks of searthing we finally decided to have a look at using the bedford as our wedding reception, we were made welcomed and the staff were extremely helpful from the word go. We decided it was best for us to have it close to where we lived and could not have made a better decision, we... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel in the middle of Tavistock. You are made to feel very welcome on arrival and the rooms are comfortable and individual. Restaurant is homely and food good quality, with dining in the bar area also an option.

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London, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at The Bedford Hotel a couple of times. Neither of the rooms really stood out, and could do with some TLC. We did have lovely dinner and they serve a good breakfast so if you are going for food this would be a 4.5 star review.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely welcome when we arrived and were shown to our delightful room. We were early but were able to leave the car and baggage and go for a walk until the room was ready. Nothing is too much trouble and all of the staff are very friendly, especially so the blonde lady on reception. Our room had recently... More 

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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53 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were on a £99 B&B booking and were happy with our room (17) the staff (young and friendly) and decided to have tea in the bustling bar area before heading out to an event at the nearby Wharf centre. Food was lovely - as was breakfast the next morning. What a pleasant surprise - and we will probably go... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Lovely hotel that is very friendly and relaxed. I booked a single room as I was on a business trip and got a complimentary upgrade to a double which was lovely. Breakfast was lovely and fresh. Definitely will be back. Its the third or fourth time I have used the hotel and will continue as I know every time I... More 

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