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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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aylesbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 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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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 

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