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The Bedford Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park PL19 8BB, England
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Tavistock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Roy S Tavistock, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We made an advance booking for the night with our baby and arranged a travel cot for our stay. Our room was located up two flights of stairs and there was no lift. On one of the hottest days of the year I had to get the pram up and down the stairs! Our room was spacious and the decor... More

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a meal in the Restaurant for the first time and both my husband and myself ordered the rib eye steak. This was thoroughly disappointing. Although the presentation and service was good the steak was cut so thin and it was more like an escalope. At £21.50 per person the price was a total rip-off. We would consider eating... More

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Impressive looking place close to centre of Tavistock. Booked here because the hotel I normally stay at was full. Arrival was fairly good, though bit a drag from the car park to reception, receptionist very helpful and room released efficiently. Generally, the hotel has some attractive features, but looking a little tired around the edges. Not a bad stay, apart... More

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Houston, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bedford is a great place in the center of a great town. Would I stay there again, YES. The staff is great, friendly, and accommodating. If your looking for a new looking well taken care of hotel, look elsewhere. The building is a historic location originally owned by the Duke of Bedford. Keep in mind the building is several... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We have known the Bedford for years and loved it. We wanted our children to be married here and our dream came true on the 27th May when our daughter Romany married her James and we had the reception here with 120 guests. Canapés in the garden in the sun with Bucks Fizz, a wedding breakfast to die for, music... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

after an awfull visit to "two bridges" , we had lunch in the bedford garden with our sam (dog), amazing lunch, totally fresh, excellant service, blissfull afternoon, how odd one thinks, that these two hotels are under the "same control", Hmmm someone needs to do a back to basics review, at the two bridges. grumpy lady with short grey hair,... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I've stayed here several times and always enjoy my visit. The staff, room, breakfasts, dinners and wines were as good as I remembered from last time. They stock a real ale in the bar and I found several other hostelries in town for a bit of variety. There is a lot to do in the area, without emptying the fuel... More

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Redruth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We have just had an excellent two night break @ The Bedford, a dog friendly hotel, extremely attentive staff, excellent food & accommodation. Some lovely walks close-by not to mention Dartmoor - 5mins up over the hill outside of Tavistock. We would strongly recommend a break at this hotel & will definitely be staying again.

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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Wonderful place to stay. Attended a wedding and stayed two nights; wish we had stayed more. Fantastic room great smiling and friendly staff and the breakfasts were just the best. Brace yourselves Bedford Hotel, we will be coming back!!

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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Not long returned from a recent short break here. The building is lovely, the area is beautiful, you couldn't ask for a better location. The room was a nice size & had one of the most comfy beds I have ever slept on. However there were certain things that need improving to justify the nightly rate. The spa bath was... More

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Address: 1 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park PL19 8BB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Tavistock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bedford Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Bedford Hotel Tavistock
The Bedford Hotel Tavistock, Devon

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