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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I had checked out the pictures on Trip Advisor as they tell you everything you need to know. From entering the staircase there is a strange, almost lavatory smell that is also in your room. Nice ! The carpet is threadbare in places and I didn't really want to step barefoot onto it as it appears that grotty.... More 

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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

staying two nights. Good value for money with no cricisms for the price paid. Breakfast large and fills you for day. Emily, barmaid last night, waitress this morning and both tonight is a gem. The big criticism is not hand pumped beer last night and none tonight or pseudo hand pumped beer tonight. Pity. Chris Lewis widnes

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emma h, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you found Emily to be the little Gem that she is. Apologies on the real ale. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite agree with other reviewers that it is time for some work on the place, but all was clean and the shower was brilliant. What we enjoyed was the friendliness of the place, we stayed one night and ate there the food was hot and very good. We found that around the hotel there are other really nice bars and... More 

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emma h, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your recent review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you back in the future. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't know what's worse the bar staffs attitude or the state of the hotel! Sick outside the hotel door that hadn't been cleaned up for 2 days. Grime in the bathroom, tape on the floor in the bedroom! What a DUMP!!

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emma h, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments I will look into them. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always stay in a very well known chain of modern hotels but they were fully booked. We didn't look at any reviews because basically we needed somewhere to stay and The Bear had the family room we needed. The family room (No.22) was extremely tired and the bathroom is in dire need of a refurbishment-the bathroom fan NEVER switched... More 

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emma h, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you found Ryan and the staff attentive and enjoyable. Look forward to welcoming you in the future. More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If this hotel is to stay on business there is an urgent need for complete renovation of the bedrooms. Poor plumbing ,dreadful decor and slapdash finish to all the bathroom fixtures making it impossible to keep clean.Room dowdy and dark with uneven floor.No valance on the bed(bed was vey comfortable) and bottom sheet whilst clean ( I think) was covered... More 

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emma h, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I am sorry that there were elements of your stay that were less than acceptable but I am so glad that the personable side of your experience was enjoyable. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Had a single nighter to surprise a friend on her 60th! Great food, excellent prosecco, followed by freshly cooked English breakfast with superb breads for toasting! Rooms were adequate but a bit tired and need freshening up. Carpets throughout need replacing as very worn. Despite this proviso had a very comfortable night, great mattress!

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emma h, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Lovely to hear that your stay was enjoyable and that you had a comfortable night. I look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. More 

Whitstable, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

The bedroom,(Room 19) it was at the top of the building in what you would call a Garret with sloping ceilings either side, bending down to reach into you travel bag was often followed by banging your head on the sloping ceiling.You were also unable to sit upright upon the bed with your back to the headboard as your shoulders... More 

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emma h, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so glad that the staff and the food were first class. I can only apologise for the other points that fell below your expected standard. I have looked into the matters raised and have spoken to those concerned, hoping that you may return in the not too distant future. More 

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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I have to say the breakfast was lovely, no complaints. The restaurant and bar there once again no complaints. Now for the not so good, the bedroom no 37 was a nice big room which unfortunately looked out onto a bit of fly tipping, the bed was very nice and comfy, super king size, with good bedding. The furniture had... More 

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emma h, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a response to your recent stay. I am glad that you found the breakfast and the service positive. I can also agree with you on the comfortable beds. Old English Inns operate a healthy re-investment plan and hopefully The Bear will be apart of that in the not too distant future. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I decided to go for a meal at the Bear Hotel. We looked at their website to find 'Food served 11am – 10pm every day' and that they offered a Golden Years menu up until 6pm. Consequently we arrived at 5pm with the intention of taking advantage of this reduced price menu. On arrival we were told... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about The Bear Hotel

Address: 15 East Street, Havant PO9 1AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Havant
Price Range: £53 - £76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bear Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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“Stairs are a little uneven with limited handrails. No double glazing but outside noise not an issue”
 of 5 bubbles RedknightD, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“AVIOD rooms facing the main road if you have mobility issues as stairs are very steep”
 of 5 bubbles johnsR1242LP, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“From experience avoid room 19 and 25 from other peoples reviews”
  • Broken missing handle, and swollen wood constant draft
  • Mind your head bending over when getting up, stay broken on windows, no head room at rear of bed
 of 5 bubbles johnaX8976ZO, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“look elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles pippystrella, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the car park would be much quieter than those at the front.”
 of 5 bubbles abc141, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
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