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Bear Hotel

Market Place, Wantage OX12 8AB , England
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Bear Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Wantage
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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited for an early evening dinner and enjoyed our visit. Both main courses were very tasty and my side of bacon and savoy went well with the pie. I would have preferred a plate rather than a plank of wood to eat my dinner from as neither of the three bowls my dinner came in enabled me to eat... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
46 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were friendly although the breakfast staff are pretty "eccentric"! The location is central which is handy but it does mean it's noisy if you have a room at the front of the hotel due to local teenagers hanging about outside the hotel, plus you can hear the music thumping from the local nightclub. The room was very dated... More

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Wantage, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited The Bear on many occasions mainly for lunch my wife and I had lunch today (Mothers Day) there and were not disappointed The food was excellent and as busy as it was the staff excelled themselves with their prompt and cheerful service The comments about staying overnight are not great but being a local I cant comment one... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reception at the hotel was confusing as it's at the front of the restaurant, the many staff who slouch around the reception desk gave no indication we were even in the right place until we asked (no welcome and we didn’t realise they were even staff as they were literally hanging around talking to each other). Checked in and... More

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I have just returned from staying in the Bear Hotel Wantage and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that it was the worst hotel I have ever had the misfortune to stay in! We arrived late on Thursday night (about 10 pm) the receptionist gave us directions to our room - go up those stairs,turn right, through... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We recently celerbrated our sons 18th birthday in the hotel resaurant they catered for eighteen people, it was an excellent evening withfirst class food and service. Have used this restaurant on a number of ocasions and always been very pleased.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This has always been a favour of ours, but on our recent visit, we were not impressed. The bathroom was not at all clean. I don't want to put you off, but it was not pleasant. Breakfast during the week, finishes at 9 am, and when we arrived we were warned not to come for breakfast before 8.30 because it... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I stayed here for one night whilst on a business trip to the area. The first irksome issue with the Bear is that it has no dedicated parking, which I suppose can be excused as it is in a town centre locale. There is space available in a narrow side street by the hotel and also in the car park... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Booked two nights with breakfast and stayed in room 31 which is at the rear in the outside apartments. Obviously just refurbished and very nice and very clean with a super shower. A comfortable bed with tea and coffee facilities. Very enjoyable. Breakfast was excellent the full English being superb. The staff were friendly and very helpful.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I'm rather at a loss as to the other reviews here. I always stay at the Bear when I'm business nearby, as it's slap bang in the middle of a nice little town, with plenty of food & drink options on the doorstep. The rooms are clean yet small, staff are friendly, there's a good pub and restaurant, and -... More

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Also Known As:
Bear Hotel Wantage
Bear Hotel Wantage, Oxfordshire
Address: Market Place, Wantage OX12 8AB , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Wantage
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Wantage
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