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Bear Hotel

Market Place, Wantage OX12 8AB , England
Bear Hotel
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  • 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hotel is in a great location in the market square of Wantage. The exterior and public spaces look quite charming. The courtyard facing room was small but comfortable - view was dull. Staff are very friendly. Overall for the money its not bad value as a place to sleep not linger.

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

The positives are really friendly staff, very helpful, centrally situated, clean rooms, piping hot water in the bathroom, fast WiFi, lots of coffee and tea in the room. And the individually cooked breakfasts are fresh and delicious (no buffet food here!). The negatives, however, are overwhelming. It is the end of June, early July, and it is very hot! There... More 

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Blackpool
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I visit Wantage frequently to visit famiky who like the food at The Bear and have friends from Australia who were happy with their 2 week stay. Our experience was very different and I guess if you get a refurbished room you will be pleased like my friends but we got room 29! Not for us the decorative cushions and... More 

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Wantage
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I felt the need to put a deserving review on here. Having read all the other reviews and with limited accommodation in the area I was cautious about putting family visiting the area into the bear but as a regular diner thought I should go with my gut and trust that the rooms may well be as good as the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Stayed here for one night while walking "The Ridgeway" The hotel was clean and tidy as was the room, which was an adequate average hotel room. The staff were approachable and friendly. The breakfast was ok. Nothing about the hotel excited me, however it did serve its purpose

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aylesbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Stayed one night during our walk of the Ridgeway. Room was comfortable clean and spacious although had a bit of a mixture of furniture. The staff were friendly and we had an evening meal in the restaurant which we enjoyed. Breakfast was included and seemed to be cooked to order.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

we stay at his hotel when visiting family and dont always want a cooked breakfast, even though it states on the breakfast menu that they provide fresh fruit pastries and croissants this is not correct!! there is no fresh fruit, no pastries and no croissants!!! you can have tinned grapefruit or tinned prunes!! no cheeses or muffins, breakfast is very... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I stayed with colleagues on business, the hotel is in a good location in the middle of the town with easy access to shops, restaurants, pubs etc. There is no parking of it's own but plenty available close at hand. There are plenty of signs of improvement and the general standard of decoration is good, my own room was freshly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

All the staff I encountered during my visit were friendly and helpful. The food was good too, however that's where the good ends. I was in one of the single rooms (thanks boss!). The room was basic but that's to be expected, the bed was very bad, an old mattress with some foam laid on top. The shower had large... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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