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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kept reading on all these reviews that every room has its own issues. One place is over the kitchen so too loud. The other over the smoking area so it smells and drunk people who sit and have cigs there get very loud and obnoxious.. that the staff is rude and mean... COULDN'T BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.. I found... More 

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Oxford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Was taken to the Bear for a surprise birthday party in my honour to find nearly 90 relatives and friends from the last 40 years. Keith and his staff really did us proud with probably the best buffet I have enjoyed. Both hot and cold food were available to suit all guests tastes and preferences. All present commented on a... More 

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bearwantage, Owner at Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we hope to see you soon. More 

Farnham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Wow what a hotel, stayed on a Friday night in the delightful room 39, not sure if the highlight was the smokers immediately outside the window, or the nighttime collection of refuse from the courtyard, or maybe the very early morning empty bottle collection. A night in the local park would have been more peaceful

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bearwantage, Owner at Bear Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry your stay didn't live up to your expectations. We don't have a garden so customers who smoke tend to use the only outside area. You were not kept awake by refuse collection/bottle collections from the Bear as we don't allow any deliveries until at least 8 am but as a town centre hotel we do not have... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2016

Amazing! From the start and the arrangement discussions with the manager Keith to the evening itself everything was fabulous. The chef excelled with all the courses and the waiting staff were all very attentive. Fabulous and thank you all for making my night great. A number of us stayed the night at the hotel and we were not disappointed with... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the bear for an uncles funeral and even though we don't live far away we both wanted to have a drink. The staff looked after us in such a way it made the whole family feel at ease and made the day more bearable. The food was exactly what we asked for with plenty to go round. The... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Quite possibly the most unsuitable person working behind the bar I have witnessed. Keeps telling everyone she is having a nightmare. Throws all the empty bottles into the bottle bin from such a distance one is going to smash. Her voice is 90 db above everyone else. Shouts at the locals she knows and references to her "knickers" are not... More 

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bearwantage, Owner at Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very personal review...this really upset our most popular and friendly member of staff who was reduced to tears after reading this. Yes she can be a little noisy often using her 'outside voice' instead of inside and the conversation you mentioned was started by a customer and part of her job is to interact... More 

Herts
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

I'm lying awake now writing this and it is 4am. The town clock chimes every 30 minutes. If that doesn't wake you up there are delivery trucks and bin collections every hour too it seems. This is with all of the windows shut - I'd hate to be here in summer. The rest of the hotel is ok, if a... More 

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bearwantage, Owner at Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us. Our deliveries are all after 8 am but as a town centre hotel there will always be noise beyond our control. More 

Cairo, Egypt
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We had a two night stay for a friends 50th party in the area. Room was cosy, bed was really comfortable, bathroom a little tight but all worked. The ladies kept the rooms clean and replaced with fresh towels, always had a warm smile and friendly chat in the mornings. Breakfast was plentiful and no problem getting good poached eggs,... More 

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Receptionist was offhand when we arrived as we hadn't booked. We were eventually offered a table by the door even though there were much nicer tables that weren't used during our meal. Food average, the fish pie was soupy though and had to be eaten with a spoon. Brandy arrived full of ice! Was charged for a bottle of wine... More 

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bearwantage, Owner at Bear Hotel, responded to this review

When customers arrive we always ask them if they have booked in order to control our bookings. Guests are always seated at the best 'not booked' table available...we are almost always fully booked. Many of our dishes...including pies...are always set up with a spoon as most customers like to enjoy all of the sauce. Sorry that your Cognac arrived with... More 

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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016

called in here on sat night for drinks was very busy had few real ales on and tried them all was all ok but nothing write home about dont know what it is about oxfordshire but relly strugle to find ideal pint

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Bear Hotel

Address: Market Place, Wantage OX12 8AB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Wantage
Price Range: $87 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bear Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“The room was on a quiet side of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 389suet, Oct 15, 2016 | Read review
“Room 31 was small but adequate. Rather dated and a little tired but ok. No problem with noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Bspeaks49, Jul 10, 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you book a room in the Hotel Main Block.As they also have rooms close the bar area”
 of 5 bubbles davidatkinson37, Apr 28, 2016 | Read review
“there must be some good rooms but we didn't have one”
 of 5 bubbles fabmanrambo, Feb 24, 2016 | Read review
“as mentioned above sleep quality affected by function noise on both nights.Not sure where best room would be.”
 of 5 bubbles taffg2015, Sep 28, 2015 | Read review
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