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The Bear Hotel

3.0 of 5 15 East Street, Havant PO9 1AA, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

January being in winter meant cold snowy weather which it was in Jan13. I had a single room with no heating. Decided as I was paying and freezing (and really freezing) called the 24/7 number at 5am woke the (I guess) owner to be told they have had heating problems in certain rooms. At checkout there was no apology, reduction,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a lovely night here on Christmas eve. We were impressed by the large size of the room and the large comfortable bed. The free WIFI was also a great bonus. The highlight was the included breakfast which was served from 7am downstairs and included a breakfast bar which you help yourself too and a complimentary cooked breakfast! The... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I booked a single room at The Bear as Havant was a convenient place to stay for a works Christmas do. The room was very small with only about 18ins between the end of the bed and the noisiest radiator in the world! Checking in was difficult as reception was unattended and the receptionist had to be found. The staff... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Last night with a group of friends we had our xmas party. The venue is lovely, a real old hotel with plenty of charm. The staff were attentive and friendly, the food served efficiently and was nice and hot. All food eaten with compliments. After eating the disco got going. We left all that for the youngsters (who seemed to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I regularly visit Havant for business and had been staying at The Langstone Hotel, but after several less than impressive stays I decided to take a chance on somewhere different. I have not been disappointed. Yes, the rooms and decor are a little dated, but they are clean, comfortable and functional. The staff are very friendly and incredibly helpful, the... More 

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This got such bad reviews that I expected the worst. However, I am staying there whilst working locally and it's ideal for me. The location is convenient, the car park is free (once you find it - that is a bit tricky), and the room is perfectly acceptable. It does not claim to be a five-star establishment and the room... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I made the mistake of assuming that as my stay at another Old English hotel was excellent, this one would be at least good. I booked directly on their website so didn't look at the reviews. This is a very run down hotel in a run down town. It is such a shame as both the hotel and town clearly... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Bear only has 2 assets - the receptionist (Aaron?) and the restaurant manager. Other than that there is nothing to recommend this place which should be closed and Olde English Inns invest in a thorough refurbishment, Everything was old, tatty and smelt very unpleasant.

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We had booked 2 rooms and arrived early for check in however we were allowed to go into one of the rooms to leave our bags. The room was very clean and quite large and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom was large with a bath and a shower although there was no shower gel or shampoo. Breakfast was very... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This hotel is in need of some love and attention. the rooms are a bit old and needing doing up. However, this is a cheap place to stay, the beds are clean and comfortable. On top of that the staff are great, really friendly really helpful and a good laugh. Really nice breakfast. Would go back.

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Address: 15 East Street, Havant PO9 1AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Havant
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bear Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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Also Known As:
Bear Hotel Havant
The Bear Hotel Havant, Hampshire

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