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The Bear Hotel

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63 High Street, Cowbridge CF71 7AF, Wales
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose this hotel due to the recommendations I had received from work colleagues and I wasn't disappointed. The room was smallish but the bathroom with both shower and bath more than made up for this. The room was very clean and everything was well appointed. The evening meal I had was delicious and the staff were very pleasant, this... More 

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83Rachel, Front Office Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed staying with us. We are glad to know you liked the room More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked here for my wife's birthday and came with family. Staff were very pleasant throughout the evening. Service was very very good. Could not fault them. We ordered our food within 10 minutes of arriving. We did have to wait around 30/40 minutes for it, which is quite long but when the food arrived we understood why. Portion sizes... More 

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Dear Reviewer, We are very happy you enjoyed your meal with us, thank you for your kind feedback More 

Neath, South Wales
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our wedding at The Bear on 27th March 2015. The venue is stunning and the staff were absolutely fantastic. Helen and Sian the duty managers were extremely professional and attentive taking any stress away from the brides. The food was outstanding and the accommodation spotless and comfortable. Jude and I had the best day of our lives and... More 

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83Rachel, Front Office Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, We are so pleased you enjoyed your day, it is very important to us that it feels a special as possible for you! More 

POOLE
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel for one week whilst in the area on business. On arrival I found the receptionist pretty unhelpful and to the point of rudeness. The accommodation was okay but tired and not on par with 3/4 star chain hotels such as Raddisson or Copthorne. Breakfast was okay but limited choice. My first evening meal was okay... More 

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83Rachel, Front Office Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, I am so very sorry to read such disappointment in our Hotel. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback More 

Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for lunch recently and was well impressed with Bear food. All home cooked and warming feel to place. This is first time taht I used Trip Advisor and wanted to find good place to start and bear was it. Will come here again

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Oxford
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on a wet dreary day, but the welcome we received was lovely, the staff went out of their way to be helpful, everywhere was clean, it was a bit like "Tardis " there were rooms after rooms, the service was very good, definitely worth a visit, there is a large car park behind it.

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Dear Reviewer, We are so pleased to know we were able to brighten up such a dreary day for you! Thank you for leaving us your feedback More 

London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hotel is really nice, the staff are very friendly, I love quirky hotels much more than bigger corporate - Read Plastic - Hotels Trying to find my room every night was an adventure as there are so many little passageways and corridors. I just love this place

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Dear Reviewer, Thank so much for your lovely feedback! We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited recently with a group of friends to have a meal and birthday drinks. The food was lovely and we were served with exceptionally good grace by Ben and Hannah both of whom dealt with some of my friends more erratic requests politely and with good humour. A thank you also to the chef (Josh?) for his flexibility in... More 

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Burry Port, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I had to recently plan a reception following the death of an Aunt. My initial contact was with Amanda who dispute a rather "fully booked" day was able to accommodate our family and guests on the day in question. Amanda answered all my questions in a most professional way and with feeling due to the circumstances. There was a set... More 

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London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We had an unexpected need for 2 nights accommodation in Cowbridge and were fortunate to get the last room in this busy traditional hotel in a prime location in the high street. The hotel seems to be the hub of many of Cowbridge's social activities. All the ground floor nooks and crannies seemed to be filled with locals drinking, doing... More 

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