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Bear Hotel

Market Place, Wantage OX12 8AB , England
Bear Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 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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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a weekend break in a market town with a Saturday market in an appealing town centre than a visit to Wantage and a stay at the Bear Hotel serves well. We found the hotel staff inviting and well informed regarding the parking, etc. They were very keen to serve us and ensure we knew what... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here recently and was really looking forward to staying in a lovely market town inn. When I first checked in, the receptionist was very helpful and recommended a place to park. The rooms are fine, recently decorated and clean. The bathroom was a little dated and crying out for refurbishment but it was clean and tidy. Now for... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The room was tiny and in desperate need of total refit and decoration. Access was across a dirty open " yard " and through an emergency door with pushbar. The noise from the adjacent road at the rear of the hotel made it difficult to get any decent sleep - a lorry delivery to the adjacent premises at 4.45 am... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stopped here last night, and having read mixed reviews weren't sure what to except. On arrival all our doubts were totally unfounded. Our room was at the back of the hotel spotlessly clean with crisp white sheets and towels to match. The food was excellent, service from the staff could not have been better. THANK YOU Bear Hotel for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Myself, wife and 2 hungry children popped in on spec at the Bear Wantage. We were attended to immediately and given a nice table in the main dining areas. service was prompt but the star of the show was the food. It was fantastic especially on a drab Monday afternoon. Chicken breast was superb, so was the venison, both got... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Room was very dirty, seemed like it hasn't been cleaned in months. Wifi in the room is very poor. When I arrived in the room there was what appeared to be human feces on the door frame! On the plus side the staff were friendly and its right in the square of wantage. I was working up there so it... More 

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bearwantage, Manager at Bear Hotel, responded to this review

I have never heard anything so ridiculous as feces on the door frame! The rooms are cleaned after use and also daily for guests staying more than one night. Surely if it was this bad you would have spoken to a member of the team about the problem... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Easy to find and pre-warned the hotel doesn't have its own car-park. The welcome was very friendly and informative. I have read some of the other reviews which stated their rooms required updating; mine was incredibly modern as was the exact opposite. On asking i was informed they are doing a few rooms up at a time (so they can... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stayed here for one night. We have family who we visit in this area and this is our second stay. Our room first time was very small with a small double bed so this time we requested a triple room, the room is in despaerate need of updating, broken window blind, bathroom fixtures and fittings very very old and in... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We recently made reservations at the Bear for friends who were visiting us. We made the booking in person at the hotel's reception a month in advance, and gave them our credit card details. On the day of our arrival we telephoned ahead to say that our friends had been delayed, only to be informed that there was no record... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Spent a lovely evening at The Bear last week as part of a large group attending a function. The food was excellent especially the lamb and the chocolate fondant dessert. The restaurant was full but the service to our large group was excellent and very efficient. Great atmosphere and great value. Will be back soon.

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