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The Bear Hotel Market Place
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Market Place, Devizes SN10 1HS, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Devizes
dorset
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94 reviews 94 reviews
68 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

Stayed one night whilst on business. Bit disappointed to get a single bed (but it was booked for 1 so can't really complain!) very clean,nice shower and big tv with on demand movies. Food good and breakfast really great. Bed was fine , slept well. Was working just across the road so very covenient for me. Would definitely recommend

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I was staying at the hotel on a work trip and was booked in to a single bedrooms was a colleague.
The room was clean and tidy however, the bed was one of the worst that I have slept in, when I asked my colleague, they too had a similar experience.

For such a nice hotel in a nice setting, it was a shame that this let them down, the bed felt very old and springy and did not meet the quality of a budget hotel bed.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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devizes
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

An old buliding right in the heart of Devizes. Great food with a steak house attached plus regular music nights in the cellar bar. Good standards and upmarket. Parking for guests at rear. An excellent place for buisness people and families alike.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bridport, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Just had an overnight at the Bear in Devizes. From the warm welcome no arrival to the fond farewell on departure all the staff were attentive and friendly but not over the top.
Our room was excellent, very clean and the bathroom a delight, excellent white fluffy towels and sufficient soaps, shampoo etc.
Fresh tea/coffee/milk etc. and matching cups and clean kettle.
First class breakfast before leaving. Car parking on site another plus.
All in all Just Right See you next time!!!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had the most wonderful wedding reception in the Ballroom Suite at the Bear Hotel. The main ballroom is a beautiful room with high ceilings and chandeliers. There is a separate large bar with 5 additional tables and chairs plus a large ante room where after dinner coffee was set up and the evening buffet. They were supportive and helpful throughout the whole process and we felt that they cared and wanted to get it right for us. The food was fantastic as we knew it would be having eaten in their award winning restaurant and the service excellent. Under Paul's direction the staff worked tirelessly and with good humour throughout the whole evening. They were quick and efficient and the whole evening flowed seamlessly, we could not have asked for more. We liaised with Danielle their events coordinator throughout the year and they were very accommodating. Many of our guests stayed in the hotel for one or two nights and they all said the staff were so friendly and helpful. Devizes is also a good base for exploring the area which has many local places of interest. All in all a great place to eat, hold an event, or stay for a short break. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

A big group of us stayed at this hotel as it was near a wedding we were going to. It was by no means the cheapest hotel at around £130 quid for a double and £90 for a single, but it looked good on the internet search compared with others around it. It didn't disappoint. We were only there for the one night, but the excellent staff, the great room we stayed in and the fabulous breakfast really made the weekend.

Good points

- Breakfast - This is a la carte, which I normally hate in a hotel. If you have a buffet you can quickly get exactly the breakfast you want quickly. If you are going to do table service then you need to add some value - and this hotel did. The full english was realy good quality, and quickly served, even though it was busy
- Staff - couldn't have been more helpful. The rooms were made up early for as many of us as they could, and they shuffled tables around without fuss for our big party at lunch and for breakfast.
- Rooms. Whilst some said that the singles were quite small, our rooms was very big and very comfortable.

Bad points

- None

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We recently attended a family tree reunion at The Bear in the old Market Town of Devizes. The hotel was cleverly sourced by the organisers for it's history, location and superb food and service. The reunion included relations from the USA and Canada who would appreciate seeing something with real English character and a past. The locally sourced food in the award winning Lambton Restaurant was 1st class as was the service. There is ample parking nearby although very few spaces on site.

The hotel predates 1559, and has a 14th century drinks cellar, where the Dray horses deliver Wadworth beer on a daily basis. It is said that Judge Jeffreys, King George III and Queen Charlotte stayed here, as did the many merchants and stagecoaches choosing to travel through Devizes to miss the attentions of the Highwaymen. The aura and character are apparent as soon as you step through the doors and into the Bear Grills Bistro. The hotel is quite expensive but worth the money for a special occasion. We did not stay overnight, but those who did said that they really enjoyed the experience and nothing went bump in the night!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Bear Hotel Market Place

Address: The Market Place, Devizes SN10 1HS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Devizes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Devizes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bear Hotel Market Place 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Bear Hotel in Devizes you will find open fires, Cosy bar areas, friendly staff, tasty food and beautiful rooms. We currently offer Bed & Breakfast as standard but also offer a Dinner Bed and Breakfast rate. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bear Hotel Devizes
The Bear Hotel Market Place Devizes, Wiltshire

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