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The Bear Hotel

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Dining (6)


Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Historic Hotel


Full view
71Somewhat walkable
Grade: 71 out of 100
41Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
4Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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Cheap last minute hotel weekend away arrived ‪fri night‬. room top of hotel as described nowt fancy just tired. Bloody freezing had to get into bed to keep warm as heating don’t come on ‪till 5pm‬. Breakfast ok nowt special. Staff not really welcoming would just walk past you
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We were a little put off by some previous reviews of this hotel, but we are exploring travelers who like to see places and give our honest opinion. Check in was super efficient and carried out by extremely polite friendly staff. We did not need to add a ticket to our car in
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Staff are great with children. Breakfast is terrific. Whilst rooms are a bit tired and a makeover is needed, the hotel is comfortable. Great value for money. We have stayed there many times over the years and will be back.
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Response from Ben W, General Manager at The Bear Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. We pride ourselves on trying to make sure all our guests are made to feel welcomed, especially the little ones. Glad you enjoyed. Hope to see you in the not too distant future.
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Another wonderfull time at theBear hotel over christmas , its over 200 years old and yes its run down but that is how I like it just as it is ,how can you make something that is over 200 years old modern ? The hotel has lots of caractor and wonderfull staff. If it was not for
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Response from Ben W, General Manager at The Bear Hotel
Responded 10 Jan 2019
Thank you Sue for taking the time to leave your lovely review. We are looking forward to seeing you in the not too distant future. I shall most certainly pass on your great comments to those concerned and especially those you have named. Most importantly we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and feel welcomed.
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I booked 2 rooms for me and one my partner and 1 for my parents ,Filthy carpets,smelly room ,smelt of damp ,needs a refurbishment ,the room I stayed in needs a good clean and bathroom was just as bad , stayed for one night , went for a drink in the public bar also filthy,ripped
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Response from Ben W, General Manager at The Bear Hotel
Responded 8 Jan 2019
Thank you for your review.
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Hi Emma, The restaurant is on the ground floor there are 3 small steps from reception into the restaurant
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Sorry for the delay in answering but as others have said you are given a key code to use after 11pm so you can come and go when you like.
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Hi! I can't help you about the restaurant on New Years Eve but just phone the Hotel, it is really a lovely place.
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"Rooms at the rear are quieter."
"Don’t go there,,"
"Request a room at the back it might be quieter"
"We had 2 family rooms that were huge and comfortable "
"new apartments over road from the bear, brand new ,dog friendly same price as bear can stay 1 night. I will try there next time"
US$61 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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