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Bear Hotel

12 Market Place, Chippenham SN15 3HJ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were desperate for a room so we booked in to this Hotel online. As we walked in to the hotel the only thing that was missing was sawdust on the floor. It was dark and dreary. at that point we should have walked, But we booked in to the room. There was a light fitting hanging down in the... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel because I needed to for a family gathering. There were no other hotels available. It was not dreadful, but not pleasant either. The room looked clean but when I went to bed it was very clear that the sheets had not been washed...they stunk of what appeared to be male BO!!! very strong smell. As you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Don't be deceived by pics on line, The Bear is very drab, outdated in need of serious refurb. No food available at this time. Staff friendly and welcoming. In a desperate need for a hotel then it will suffice, but don't try to impress with this "HOTEL". Whoever awards the stars to these places needs to take a serious look... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Bear Hotel for 1 night after a trip to jersey and travelling back to Manchester , I phoned the hotel a couple of weeks before to let them know we would be arriving after 10 and would this be ok . However it was a bit later and we arrived to a 25th anniversary party in... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We stayed at the Bear Hotel for 5 NIGHTS over the folk festival and have rebooked for next year. The location is superb. Dave the new manager is working very hard to raise the standard offered for his customers and could not be more helpful and obliging. We stayed in Room 4 with the four poster and Jacuzzi. The room... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Really really think before you arrange to stay here. We booked via hotels.com and choose chippenham as it was cheaper than staying in bath. However, when we rang to say we were going to arrive late we got a voice mail telling us to leave a message. They didn't think we were going to show so didn't get the message.... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We arrived at 10am after pre arranging this would be accepted, the manager opened the doors for us to park then showed us to our room. We were pleasantly surprised how lovely the room was and how spotlessly clean also, we didn't stay overnight as we only wanted a room to rest after a long journey down from Hull before... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

As a professional Dj I see fights, drug dealers and occasionally public sexual displays most weeks. It could not prepare me for this place! I walked in last night for a drink at their bar with the intention of finding somewhere that my family can stay when visiting me. Upon sitting at the bar I instantly had some intoxicated dregs... More 

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Paul J, Manager at Bear Hotel, responded to this review

well what can i say in response to this number 1 you came into the pub after i had called time at the bar and tried to order a drink! number 2 when i (the manager walked up to you and said the bar is closed your exact response was i havent had a fight for three years and i... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights recently. The staff were friendly although but as said elsewhere not terribly . The room was tired, dark and depressing. V, V noisy with live music one night and jukebox the other and constant barking from a dog in the private quarters. I was right at the top of the building, not ideal with... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stayed at the Bear Hotel for one night in September. I had booked the four poster with jacuzzi room. If we were not literally checking in and going straight to a wedding I would have not stayed, but we had no time to look for anywhere else. The room was dark and depressing, cheap furnishing and bed linen. I... More 

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