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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 4 days ago
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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
5 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I can understand that if you are someone who can sleep in any old bed, this hotel is more than OK; apart from the beds, I would give it 3.5 stars. The mattresses were really limp and soft, and pillows completely shapeless and unsupportive. They had down as well with is not great for someone with allergies and sensitive skin.... More

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Buffalo, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just finished a long vacation in England, Belgium, and France. My family of 4 rated this place hands-down the best hotel of our vacation. Our room was actually two rooms, with one containing comfortable cots for the kids and the other a large, queen bed for us. We stayed two nights and had excellent food and service at the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only popped in for a couple of beers after a trek up Table Mountain but well received, good selection of ales and nice place. They also have a great beer garden and car parking. Worth a try if in Crickhowell.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited the Bear Hotel with my family for a wedding. In total there were 25 of our family staying there, and we were the last to arrive an hour and a half before we had to leave for the ceremony. When we arrived, there was no more parking available and we had to park in a car park... More

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Fairfield County
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131 reviews 131 reviews
33 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Uneven floors, winding hallways,stairs everywhere up and down. Very busy hotel and lots of local pub activity in the large pub facing a busy main street (busy for Wales). Room was clean and adequate decorated in an attic vintage style. Quirky furniture and decorated dark wood. Rooms were dark and there was no air conditioning. Very noisy if you opened... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed many times at The Bear, enjoying it each time. Our preference is for the rooms in the main house but the rooms in the courtyard are spacious but don't have as much character as the main building. We always eat there when we stay and the food is wonderful, staff are delightful and always go out of... More

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Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed at the Bear Hotel for 3 nights. At first we got a rather small room at the front but when my wife explaned that we are pretty long people, we got the probably largest room they have, without any extra charge. So that was very good service. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast was good. There... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I popped into 'The Bear' for a meal one evening with my partner. The staff were completely inattentive, four members of staff walked past me whilst I was waiting to order food without any acknowledgement (I did wonder if I was invisible), the bar/restaurant wasn't busy and there is no excuse for ignorance in my opinion. Once eventually served, the... More

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Lisserbroek, The Netherlands
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typical British pub with loads of atmosphere. The hotel rooms have been stylishly refurbished and although there is no airco they are clean bright and airy. Step in shower in the bath is always a minus point, but the shower was good and the towels soft and fluffy. Food in the bar and in the restaurant was very good -... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at The Bear Hotel, located in the centre of Crickhowell which is a beautiful small town and wished we'd stayed the night. There was so much history and character to take in. The pub was cosy, the staff were very welcoming and the food tasty. It looked very popular with the locals. We'd highly recommend it.

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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*
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