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Bolton
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic B&B in the heart of Hay and seriously good value for money. Beautiful and tasteful interiors with breakfasts to match. The accommodation is spotless and beautifully presented (in an unfussy way) with a subtle nod to Wales here and there. Our room (No 1) was spacious with a number of special touches such as gorgeous bathroom products, a big... More 

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hoi an
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a warm welcome from David and our room was very comfortable. Breakfasts were delicious and varied from day to day to include home made baked beans and bubble and squeak. A stones throw from the centre of Hay with its shops, books and pub/restaurants Highly recommended

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a stunning B&B with a lovely welcome from host David. Private parking meant we could leave our car and wander around the charming town of Hay-on-Wye. David was great for recommending places to eat, and really it was lovely just chatting with him about stuff in general! It's just a shame we only stayed one night. However we... More 

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dover
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Really exceptional B&B with stylish understated rooms - nice vernacular furniture and blankets. Excellent breakfasts with distinctive touches. David and Andrew are friendly and informative on places to eat, shop, visit. Very central but quiet with blissfully comfortable beds and immaculate luxury bathrooms - special toiletries provided. Set in such a wonderful town, what more could you want?

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Chorley
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a lovely B&B with outstanding quality of service. Tea and biscuits with fresh milk in the room, TV, WiFi. Great location close to the centre of Hay. Superb breakfast - a cut above most - nice fresh crusty bread, kedgeree, crispy seaweed! Rooms are very stylish and comfortable. Off street parking is a real bonus. I left something... More 

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Mol, Belgium
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

The Bear B&B is in the middle of the town and has a nice atmosphere in the central theme of books. The rooms are nicely decorated, very quiet and functional. David, the owner is very nice and helpful in explaining everything you need. Breakfast is excellent, fresh and varied.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We had a most friendly welcome from Andrew when we arrived. It was so much appreciated, thank you. The small private car park is a bonus as parking in Hay is at a premium on the narrow often one way and/or resident parking only streets. You cannot fail to be impressed when you first set foot inside The Bear with... More 

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London UK
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44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The most stylish B&B ever! Our room was amazing with everything provided for a perfect stay. The ginger soap and shampoo were super. David was so friendly and the perfect host. His breakfasts were delicious with a different choice each morning. The red berry compote, which deserves a special mention, was heaven. The Bear is perfectly located in the town.... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We booked three rooms for one night bed and breakfast before starting a Free Rein horse trek. It was a lovely place to be. We were so well looked after by David (I'm sure Andrew somewhere in the background too!). Rooms quiet and beautifully restored.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Another warm welcome from friendly host and another lovely b and b in a great position in Hay. Excellent ensuite room - very stylish and full of character. Good night's sleep and a beautiful breakfast to send us on our way. Thank you

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bear in Hay on Wye, Powys, is a former 16th century Grade II listed coaching inn at the centre of the world famous book town. This historic guest house has three individually decorated bedrooms providing high quality, informal, and relaxed accommodation mixing the best of the original with an interesting mix of antique, vintage, and contemporary design. Breakfast is served in the guest lounge and features a changing menu of delicious homemade food using the finest local ingredients. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bear Bed and Breakfast

Address: 2 Bear Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AN, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Hay-on-Wye
Price Range: £50 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Bear Bed and Breakfast 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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The Bear Bed And Breakfast Hay-On-Wye, Wales
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“4-poster room: in en-suite the shower unit is over the bath - it has quite high sides which might be awkward for less nimble.”
 of 5 bubbles 688AnneM, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“2 single travellers can have adjacent small doubles with a bathroom just for them!”
 of 5 bubbles brodieDover, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 and Room 4 share a bathroom and are suitable for parents with 2 older children.”
 of 5 bubbles Bluebelldolly, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room no. 1 or 2”
 of 5 bubbles Feds294201, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Check with David re ensuite.”
 of 5 bubbles E8003IHpaulf, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
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