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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find and pre-warned the hotel doesn't have its own car-park. The welcome was very friendly and informative. I have read some of the other reviews which stated their rooms required updating; mine was incredibly modern as was the exact opposite. On asking i was informed they are doing a few rooms up at a time (so they can... More 

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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stayed here for one night. We have family who we visit in this area and this is our second stay. Our room first time was very small with a small double bed so this time we requested a triple room, the room is in despaerate need of updating, broken window blind, bathroom fixtures and fittings very very old and in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We recently made reservations at the Bear for friends who were visiting us. We made the booking in person at the hotel's reception a month in advance, and gave them our credit card details. On the day of our arrival we telephoned ahead to say that our friends had been delayed, only to be informed that there was no record... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Spent a lovely evening at The Bear last week as part of a large group attending a function. The food was excellent especially the lamb and the chocolate fondant dessert. The restaurant was full but the service to our large group was excellent and very efficient. Great atmosphere and great value. Will be back soon.

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Recently stayed for 1 night in this market town hotel. Our stay was most enjoyable, hotel good and staff friendly. The room was very nice and spacious with a 4 poster as an additional bonus. During the evening we ate in the hotel restaurant where the food and service were of a very high standard. On booking I asked the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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 September 1, 2014

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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Stayed overnight as we were attending a wedding nearby. The location is right in the centre of Wantage which is a lovely but very small place. The hotel itself looks nice and looked after (within reason) and staff on reception very friendly. Delicious breakfast but feet stick to the old carpet in the breakfast room which is a little off... More 

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Wantage
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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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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