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“Excellent traditional hotel with awesome service”

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The Bear Hotel Market Place
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Devizes
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent traditional hotel with awesome service”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed at The Bear over the Easter weekend and were really impressed. The staff were all excellent, just the right combination of polite and attentive service with a little bit of a sense of humour. The public areas were cosy (think log fires etc), breakfast was great and the room was perfectly fine. Only a soft bed takes The Bear from 5 to 4, and that is a matter of personal preference. I would stay again and would definitely recommend The Bear.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Stayed here for my sisters wedding, and the Hotel was perfectly positioned, with parking no problem. The staff were attentive and our room was wonderful - large with a lovely 4 poster bed and a well appointed bathroom. The food was absolutely fantastic and I would highly recommend this for a romantic stay, without any hesitation.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

What a lovely old inn,we have stayed here many times & always receive excellent service.The staff are lovely & food quality great.
During our latest visit though I was awoken with a strange smell in the room and ice cold feeling came over me......I was terrified enough to wake my husband who found my hysteria quite amusing! Needless to say I did not go back to sleep but my husband slept like a log!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Old fashioned coaching inn.Gives fantastic traditional atmosphere.maintenance and decoration super . Food good if not exciting.Staff very friendly service exceptional .location perfect in the market square in the centre of town.Near to picturesque village of Sandy Lane. Free wifi and in room movies !

Room Tip: I believe there is a variety in room sizes so check when you book .
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Bridport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2013

All good except attic room a little too small and not as good value for money as other lower 'altitude ' rooms Too many stairs to negotiate and Fire exit / escape a concern.
Breakfast food and service up to the usual excellent standard.
We understand the Sale and Marketing manager has just left the business, we hope his influence will be maintained as it has given the hotel the edge it now has.

Room Tip: Most rooms at the front of the building will be noisy on Sat Night, despite this the superior double...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Melksham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Booked the Bear hotel as a surprise birthday treat for my girlfriend & not disappointed. Nice friendly staff,top chefs (several) & luxurious accomadation.Initially booking room in the morning i found it to be a bit cold (feb) but was assured by staff that when the heating kicked in it would be perfect for when we arrived.....& it was. I was worried because it was such a big place.After a luxurious hot deep bath ,a great evening followed with a comfy big emperor size bed & the breakfast ! Gourmet! five stars .Overall a great experience.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

6 of us stayed at the hotel and were very impressed by the service of the friendly staff. It was a snowy weekend but the place was warm and cosy (lovely log fires). The rooms were comfortable and traditional but with all the mod cons. We ate in the restaurant on the Saturday night and were very impressed by the standard of the food and the attention of the staff. Breakfast was equally good. Must mention the bar staff as well who organised sandwiches for us on Sunday lunch time and even managed to throw some roast potatoes in for us. All in all a very good experience from check in to check out.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: 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 5 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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