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40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a one night stay at the Verve Hotel, the rooms are smart, comfortable, and spacious with everything you could possibly want in them. The breakfast area and lounge area is very smart in decor and the breakfast was first class. My only disappointment was that my partner travels with her own pillow which unfortunately was left behind, having contacted... More 

Thank SteveMacfromBoscombe
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table for fourteen to celebrate a 60th birthday.The waiter lacked knowledge of the menu and drinks they served.The starters took an hour to arrive,we had to ask for the table to be cleared.After ordering mains we were then informed there was no gammon so had to re order three of the mains.Very poor service considering there were... More 

Thank Stuart C
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice old building, the rooms are clean and modern. Ace service from well mannered and helpful staff. Food was fresh, tasty and well presented. Would recommend to friends and relatives and will be returning again.

Thank Ted E
Milena H, Manager at Verve Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ted E, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such an amazing review! I am so thrilled to read your comments about our delicious food, and that you found our Hotel to be so beautiful and of a high standard. I am very lucky to work with such a fantastic team and delighted to know that... More 

Eastleigh, Hants
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

A small but well appointed hotel close to Bedford railway station. The room was spacious, modern and well equipped and swanky shower room with toiletries etc. Loads of power points to charge devices including a radio alarm clock with USB ports for phone etc. There is a nice restaurant and bar. Recommended!

Thank MisterBaldy
Milena H, Manager at Verve Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MisterBaldy, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful review. We are so proud of our beautifully refurbished hotel with its unique location and distinguished personalised service. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Verve Hotel and were happy with the in room handy extras. Particularly thrilled to read that you enjoyed our food... More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Rooms are functional but small, clean modern. The traffic noise is very intense and annoying, shall invest in noise killing windows, insulation. Restaurant on site with correct food, two steps above pub food quality, could do better. Staff very friendly but needs to gain more experience or on-job training.

Thank georges1961
Milena H, Manager at Verve Hotel, responded to this review

Dear georges1961, Thank you for posting your review of Verve Hotel, it is much appreciated. It is always a pleasure knowing that our guests are satisfied with our facilities and services, and please rest assured we constantly looking for ways to improve. We do understand that you were let down by the size of the bedroom. Please do let us... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 24th September while attending a wedding in the area. Very pleasantly surprised, old building full of character, very well decorated in line with the age of the building. Staff extremely helpful and could not do enough for us. Breakfast superb. Will definitely stay there again.

Thank Les C
Milena H, Manager at Verve Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Les C, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a glowing review of your recent stay with us. I am so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the welcome you received from our amazing team, the décor of your room and the classic elegance of the hotel. I am also so pleased to read... More 

Pembroke, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the verve hotel for one night..it was really good, nice helpful staff, clean and smart with very unusual interior decor (not necessarily to everybody's taste) ...see picture that was above my bed....there was a good restaurant and bar there too...I had a good nights sleep with the psychedelic zebra looking down at me! there was only two... More 

Thank kathy M
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We did very much like this hotel and we had a lovely romantic weekend.The decor is wonderful and very well presented. All of the staff were friendly and our late check in was no hassle for them. The reason for 3 stars is the en suite, it was tiny, very much struggled in the shower and we werent the tallest... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A work colleague and I were booked into the Verve on the 6/ 7th of September. The Hotel has been recently referbed, and the staff could not have been more helpful and polite. The food was very good, and the bacon & sausage I had at breakfast is truly the best I have ever had, and the price at the... More 

Thank indy5002015
Milena H, Manager at Verve Hotel, responded to this review

Dear indy5002015, WOW, What an outstanding review! Cannot thank you enough and really appreciate your kind words, it was an absolute delight having you both with us! I am so ecstatic that you enjoyed our modern rooms, great location and received impeccable service from our wonderful team. Our Jax Bar & Restaurant boasts a delicious menu sure to please and... More 

London, England
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80 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

On a budget, I booked a single room for Friday and Saturday as I was attending Nice 2016 at the Corn Exchange. The Verve exceeded my expectations! The single room was charming. Coffee and Tea facilities, a bottle of water, free wi-fi and a wall-mounted TV with a plethora of channels. The staff were efficient with a smile. The location... More 

Thank DumDumBoy
Milena H, Manager at Verve Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DumDumBoy, It is always a pleasure to get such a fantastic feedback, and thank you for taking the time to review our hotel following your recent visit. I am delighted to hear that you were happy with our facilities and that we met and exceeded your expectations. Thank you for mentioning how attentive and efficient you found the team... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Additional Information about Verve Hotel

Address: 27 Shakespeare Road, Bedford MK40 2DX, England (Formerly Shakespeare Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Price Range: £55 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Verve Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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Verve Hotel Bedford, Bedfordshire
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“Try to book rooms in the back of hotel away from the almost constant traffic noise, as its located on one of the busiest roads of Bedford”
 of 5 bubbles georges1961, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“My single room was perfect for me (on a budget)”
 of 5 bubbles DumDumBoy, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Apparently Room 23 is designed for disabled people it you can get to it with a wheelchair. Did not see it! No lift”
 of 5 bubbles JanetG_11, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Do Not get a room at the front of the building - the traffic is loud and nvwer stops.”
  • Black walls and a huge picture in our awful room
 of 5 bubbles JanLedbury, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 870michelleo, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
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