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The Bear Hotel

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   High street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BW , Wales
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Ranked #10 of 15 Crickhowell B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Hilary G Stamford, 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a most enjoyable stay in a beautifully refurbished room in the main building.We were at the front of the hotel and traffic noise was not a problem.We sat in the bar by a roaring fire for our evening meal,cosy and warm.Food was great and good value.Would definitely stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to stay. Stayed for one night with my wife and our dog Polly. The rooms are great and the bar, restaurant and food are also very good. We ordered our food and were sat having a glass of wine when one of the waiters came out with some plates in his hand, he walked over to us and... More

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
29 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful old coaching inn type hotel attracting international, UK and local clientele. We had a sparklingly refurbished room with excellent facilities in the main house. Great for relaxing break, really excellent dining whether you want full dining or lighter meals. Great varied breakfast. Friendly welcoming team still in the same ownership and still dedicated to high standards of accommodation, catering... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 hotel reviews
614 helpful votes 614 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been using the Bear Hotel for dining as passing for numerous years and it never fails to please. It is well known throughout the area for its convivial atmosphere, historic character, convivial surroundings and good food. A cobbled forecourt, the old coach archway into the inner courtyard and the 19thcentury stagecoach timetable in the bar are all reminders... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten in The Bear on many occasions when travelling on holiday between Ceredigion and Cornwall, the last time being on the 1st October when we enjoyed good food and extremely friendly staff who stopped to chat despite obviously being under pressure at a busy period. On all our previous visits we have enjoyed friendly and... More

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First found the Hotel 20 years ago, so we booked for a 3 night break, we had a newly refurbed room which was quite a large room withh a kingsize bed. An old coach house (1432), with bars, restaurants and a lovely old banquetting hall which I believe is used when the restaurant is full. The garden area also well... More

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a double room night before... £110 for quite literally the smallest en suite room ever! I believe this room was in the set of the hobbit...smallest double bed .. kept headbutting a beam immediately after leaving room....also overlooked the A40 so noisy. Over priced However the restaurant and bar very good and staff friendly and helpful Just a very... More

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Fleet, England, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a night for the Abergavenny Food Festival. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful and went out of their way for us. The accommodation was lovely, our room was a little on the small side but I do think we booked the last one! We ate in the pub in the evening, the food was beautiful... More

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice accomodation and excellent food and drink and all at sensible prices. We were a little worried about parking but this turned out better than we expected. Crickhowell is a charming small town with stunning scenery all around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a lovely evening in this charming hotel. A lovely room, excellent food. Hotels situation on the edge of the Black Mountain is a beautiful place to spend time. Special mention for Jackie the Reception Manager who could not have been more welcoming!

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Address: High street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BW , Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Brecon Beacons National Park > Crickhowell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bear Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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