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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good! The rooms are small & in need of updating!the showers are either cold or scalding! This is an extremely noisy hotel, having stayed in 3 separate rooms. If you're above the smoking area the guests are loud & the generator is on all the time & if you're facing the market, kids congregate at the bus-stop.... More

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Kep, Cambodia
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel staff were great especially at breakfast. The room was small but clean, bed comfortable. This place is really a very very busy pub with rooms. The corridors are small and creaky so the quietest of guests woke us but and we had people banging on the door and running away until three o'clock in the morning. Drunken guests... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Stayed here before...excellent as usual. New menu absolutely lush. If you read any reviews know this- you will not find more helpful staff, better food or nicer atmosphere. The location is great although no car park but civic car park is across the road and as long as you read the instructions you can't go wrong

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Staff were fantastic and very welcoming. This was a family occasion for 7 of us and we all loved it. My husband and I stayed there as we had travelled and we will stay there again. The meal was enjoyed by all 7 of us - even the 2 dieters were happy as they offer small plate meals! Great idea.... More

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My hubby and I stayed in the Bear Hotel for 4 days as we had a family gathering. It is in the center of town just opposite a car park and bus stop. The hotel itself is charming as it is quite old and the some doors to the rooms are tiny. So if you are tall you have the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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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34 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Bear Hotel Wantage, Oxfordshire

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