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Bear Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Market Place, Wantage OX12 8AB , England
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Bear Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Wantage
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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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have family living in Wantage, so for big get togethers we often stay here. I think that *for the money* (always booked on line) this represents good, rather than average value for the following reasons: Bang in the middle of a pretty town Bar open late, if you want a nightcap Rooms are quite large and always clean. (some... More

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here to be close to my client's offices. It's a very convenient location in the center of town and you can walk to shops, restaurants and the Vale & Downland museum (a charming little find). If you're looking for old world charm, this is the place. If you, like me, prefer modern amenities, you won't find them here.... More

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Warwick
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to Wantage a number of times but 1st time staying here overnight. The restaurant food is very good indeed but as a hotel it is OK. They are trying to improve the rooms and their is limited choice in Wantage. Weekends can be noisy especially if the market is on in the square then you're woken at 5am by... More

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Stanwell, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here overnight to attend a wedding at Lains Barn, very well situated in the middle of Wantage. Parking was available at the back of the market square. Room was clean and adaquate, bed very comfortable, we were in the annex and got a very good nights sleep. Lively bar on Saturday night and welcoming atmosphere. Breakfast was tasty... More

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London, United Kingdom
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167 reviews 167 reviews
33 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bear in Wantage could be very nice. It's an old coaching in with courtyard on the market square overlooking King Alfred's statue. The rooms however are in desperate need of a makeover. In our room, which I was told was the biggest in the hotel, I couldn't stand up in the shower as the ceiling height was too low.... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Having eaten at The Bear over the past 43 years I was very disappointed a few weeks ago when we met up with friends who still live in the area, as we do on a regular basis, and had a meal at The Bear again as we usually do. Two of us had the Rump of Lamb,which consisted of 3... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Best burger I have had in the UK.....& I like burgers. So good, my mouth is watering right now thinking about it, & not stupidly expensive. Chips are great too! Yumm. Oh, & make sure you have a napkin on your lap as very juicy.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We recently stayed her for a friends wedding and had a great time! When we were checking in I had asked if it was possible to get an early check-in so that we had plenty of time to get ready for the wedding and without an extra charge we were able to check-in as early as three hours before standard... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Having read some fairly bad reviews on here I was quite apprehensive about my night in The Bear. However, in the spirit of just needing somewhere to drunkenly sleep after a wedding I went for it. I really can't see what all the complaining is about. We had 3 beds in our room which basically meant we were paying approx... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Wantage is a typical, bustling English market town full of friendly local people and lots of events all year round. At the heart you'll see The Bear. It boasts an award-winning restaurant, great food, amazingly comfy beds and overlooks the traditional market square. Shops are close by, with numerous pubs and cafes to choose fropm if you feel the need... More

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Additional Information about Bear Hotel

Address: Market Place, Wantage OX12 8AB , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Wantage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bear Hotel 3*
Also Known As:
Bear Hotel Wantage, Oxfordshire

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