My First Visit To The Bear
I stayed at the Bear for one night, welcomed with a smile.found the rooms comfortable ,food very tasty & well presented, cask ales very good.Very friendly place, great atmosphere.i will be back when visiting Bath.
Great place to stay.

Neil Holmes - 23rd Mar, 2017
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Perfect Location
This is a lovely place to stay in Bath: it\'s close to the city centre and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I can\'t fault it.

Mrs. Daniele Manktelow - 21st Mar, 2017
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Fantastic!
Staff were so friendly, couldnt do enough for us and were really attentive. The room was minimal but chic and more importantly was clean! The decor of the whole place was quirky with its vintage array of lamps, rugs along with its smurfs display and board games available to use.
Food in the restaurant was fantastic, really high quality food - really fancy twists on traditional meals which made it quite exciting. So breakfast was top notch with lots of selection!
Was excellent value for money!

Alice Sheppard - 21st Mar, 2017
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Little Gem
Stayed for 1 night in Kipling room. Staff friendly and helpful. Room clean. Loved the eclectic recycled furniture, retro 70\'s sideboards, church pews, typewriters, candelabra\'s etc. Warm friendly atmosphere in the bar in the evening (perfect for drinking Prosecco). Breakfast was amazing I had eggs Benedict whilst hubby had full English. The Bear is approx 12 min walk from central Bath but be aware that it is down a rather steep hill so remember that to get back to hotel you need to go up said hill or hop on a bus. Overall a positive stay.

Stephanie Sweet - 20th Mar, 2017
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Excellent Place To Stay!
Great hotel, friendly staff, excellent breakfast!

Emma Hunn - 19th Mar, 2017
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Welcoming Stay
Our stay at The Bear was very enjoyable, the staff were all very friendly. Excellent decor and very comfortable. All this made our stay in Bath a great experience. Would definitely return.

Christine Edwards - 18th Mar, 2017
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Great Stay
Great hotel and only 15min walk from city centre, couldn\'t be easier to get about. The breakfast was fab, even better than it\'s included in the room price. You can choose anything off the breakfast menu, the veggie breakfast was super. The cafetiere in the room was a nice touch. Will recommend this hotel to friends and will happily stay here again if i come to Bath again in the future.
Staff are very friendly.

Kayleigh Edwards - 16th Mar, 2017
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Pleasant Surprise
The room was very spacious and well equipped. The bathroom was very modern and the shower very reviving. Tea and coffee making facilities were good. The only gripes are outside noise and the small TV. But the noise soon died down.
The food menu was limited and would not be suitable for young children. But the quality and taste of the food made up for lack of choice. Breakfast was equally well cooked. We will us the Bear again

David Cave - 16th Mar, 2017
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Very Friendly
All of the staff that we dealt with were very friendly and welcoming. The room was clean and comfortable.

Jo Bonney - 15th Mar, 2017
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Bread And Butter Pudding
Quite frankly the best Bread & Butter Pudding I have in a long time. Friendly staff, good breakfast, comfortable room. Thank you

Andrew Powell - 13th Mar, 2017
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Two Days
The room, service and food were all excellent. I shall recommend it

CHRISTOPHER BRADLEY - 13th Mar, 2017
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Weekend Stay
A fabulous place and a real find. Friendly helpful staff, lovely big room with a comfy bed and fabulous shower and some of the best breakfasts we have ever eaten. 5 star service without the 5 star service, will definitely come back again

Chris Scanlon - 13th Mar, 2017
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Good Value
Stayed in a twin room, liked the space and nice bathroom. Great breakfasts and friendly staff. But a lot of light coming through blinds if staying in room facing the road. Good value for Bath but bear in mind its a steep walk uphill from the city centre.

Rachel Hinds - 13th Mar, 2017
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Great Place To Stay
We spent one night there and I would recommend it. We got an upgrade and the freestanding bath was much appreciated. Only issue was when we arrived at 7pm they had run out of food! Recommend booking for dinner as it\'s very popular

Karen Norfolk - 13th Mar, 2017
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Amazing Stay
Great place, not far from city center, went to Bath for a day and stayed over here, very stylish, had a cool typewriter we played with, and breakfast was great too. Clean, warm, spacious.

Tianhao Xu - 13th Mar, 2017
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Great Stay With Great Breakfast
Very comfy place to spend a night.
The bar has good ambiance and the breakfast is really delicious.
Staffs are extremely helpful and friendly.
Highly recommended!

Cha Loo Chew - 10th Mar, 2017
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Two Day Stay
Everything about the hotel was excellent. The room was great (we were upgraded). The service was very friendly and efficient and the food out of this world. Thanks a lot, I shall recommend the Bear.

CHRISTOPHER BRADLEY - 9th Mar, 2017
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Great Relaxed Hotel
Really enjoyed the hotel. Relaxed atmosphere and great food/service

Jason Kirk - 9th Mar, 2017
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Bear Hotel
The Bear Hotel, good accommodation. Great breakfast and very helpful staff.

Michael Hurlow - 8th Mar, 2017
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And Wasps Beat Bath Rugby !
More like a pub/restaurant with rooms above. But our room was very good (spacious, comfortable bed. good selection of in-room teas and coffees etc., double shower !). Well placed for walking down into the city (and handy bus stops/regular service to aviod walking back up!). Very friendly staff

Wayne Lloyd - 7th Mar, 2017
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Weekend Stay
Am going to give this 5 stars as this place is such a gem. For starters free parking which is practically unheard of in Bath! A 10 minute walk downhill into town & a short & cheap bus ride back up with the bus stopping right outside. Fabulous big room with some lovely quirky touches & a shower to die for with lovely big fluffy towels & lots of different teas & proper fresh coffees in the room. All the staff are just lovely and so helpful & the breakfasts (although they take a while to arrive) are obviously all cooked fresh and are some of the best I have ever eaten. To sum it up one of the best places I have ever stayed in & would definitely stay again. Thank you to all the staff for a really lovely stay.

Chris Scanlon - 6th Mar, 2017
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Good Bed And Breakfast
We used to live in Bath, just up the road from the pub, and you would never go to the pub then, so returning to Bath for a night we thought it would be interesting to try it out.
Well the pub has undergone an amazing transformation!
We paid £85 for bed and breakfast, which by Bath standards is good value.
They have developed the rooms in a certain style, I felt like I was back in my living room as a child!! But nice to be different.
Rooms are fairly basic, but the beds were comfortable, the shower was very powerful, and they are the most important things.
We did have a room overlooking the road, and with the new slide glass window system, we could not hear the traffic at all and slept very well.
The staff are all young, but excellent, friendly, professional and happy! Gives it all a great vibe.
Breakfast in the morning was very good, fresh coffee of your choice and you can select from their Breakfast menu. Full English costs about £12, so if you both had that, then it makes the room very good value! We enjoyed the Vegetarian, but be warned it is massive, my husband could not finish it and I had a bowl of Granola and yogurt. (If I was paying the £6 charged for it, I would expect some fresh fruit with it, as it was not good value if compared to the cooked options)
Would I recommend, yes definitely if you understand it is quite simple, but everything that needs to be good is, like beds, showers, breakfast are perfect.
I feel the owners could keep it in slightly better condition, our room door looked like it had been forced open, plus perhaps soften it a bit? But that is just my opinion.
Good value accommodation, with parking, a 10 minute downhill walk to Bath.

Michael Jones - 5th Mar, 2017
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Great Night Stay
A very warm and welcoming stay at the bear lovely staff who really look after you will definitely book again

Samantha Froud - 4th Mar, 2017
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Bear
All good big room big bed good food nice kip

oliver brooks - 3rd Mar, 2017
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Absolutely Fab!
I experienced my first time at The Bear last week and it was great. Staff went above and beyond to make the experience enjoyable. I would definitely recommend to anyone on business travel, but I will definitely be returning when I come to Bath for a weekend break too!

The restaurant downstairs is also lovely, with a great choice.

Melissa Aplin - 27th Feb, 2017
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Fantastic Experience
The Bear was fantastic. Uber retro, smartly marketed, well fitted out with great staff and fabulous food. Would stay there again in a heartbeat - and thoroughly recommend it. Thanks to Gyom, James and Derek for fabulous service. Enjoy people!!!!

Jane Vanelli - 27th Feb, 2017
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Fantastic
Staff were super friendly & went the extra mile. Food was very good & the produce was of good quality. Would definitely go back again

Katherine Smith - 26th Feb, 2017
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Good
Clean lovely room, clean bathroom, excellent choice of hot beverages in the room. Even though above the pub there wasn\'t any noise at all. Excellent friendly staff. Morning coffee was great. Will go there again.

Meera Kurup - 22nd Feb, 2017
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B&b At The Bear
We had a lovely stay at The Bear in Bath. Staff are very friendly and the room was clean with a wonderful shower. Great breakfast and a fabulous roast dinner on a Sunday. Would definitely stay again.

Xanthe Toll - 20th Feb, 2017
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Food The Highlight
Rooms were tidy, spacious and stylish. Shower super powerful. Highlight was the bar and restaurant-our food was tasty, with just the right quantity and our party of seven were served together. Great choice of beer. Staff were extremely polite, prompt and welcoming and knew their menu and drinks options inside out. Over our three day stay in Bath-The Bear stood out in service.

Michael Edwards - 19th Feb, 2017
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Bon Accueil
My friend and I stayed in room Sand for one night.
Room ok, good bedding, good tea facilities.
Shower room with toilet far too small, whereas the bathroom seems to have lots of lost space.
What we missed were shelves for toiletteries ! And to hang the towels.
Otherwise it\'s a plasesant place, good restaurant and very friendly staff :)

karine thompson - 18th Feb, 2017
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Friendly Welcome
My friend and I stayed in room Sand for one night.
Room ok, good bedding, good tea facilities.
Shower room with toilet far too small, whereas the bathroom seems to have lots of lost space.
What we missed were shelves for toiletteries ! And to hang the towels.
Otherwise it\'s a plasesant place, good restaurant and very friendly staff :)

karine thompson - 18th Feb, 2017
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Amazing Stay
Stayed at the bear for1 night only but wish I was it more.The hotel is really cool the room was amazing and the staff were a delight so friendly and attentive during our stay, The only place I will stay in Bath is the bear.

Keith Greenhill - 17th Feb, 2017
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5 Star
Highly recommend
We loved our stay here.
Staff very friendly and helful
Room very comfortable

Amanda Gann - 16th Feb, 2017
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Staying At The Bear
I treated me partner to a weekend away to Bath. We stayed at the Bear which is lovely, really easy to find using the sat-nav. The rooms are modern with a rustic twist which makes them unique. Being above the bar i expected the nights to be noisy but it is very peaceful in the rooms. All the staff at the bear are very lovely and extremely helpful and they make you feel very welcome troughout your stay. The town is only a short walk down the hill with local shops in the area. Would recommend this to anyone.

Emma Watts - 15th Feb, 2017
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Great Staff
OK, I was a bit worried when I saw the exterior, reminded me a bit of a bunker.
Rest, all positive. Must express my admiration of the staff. I had a few requests on arrival and they were all taken care of immediately and with enthusiasm. Whole weekend staff were absolutely brilliant. Happy, smiling and extremely helpful. Can\'t rate them high enough.
Room and bed not the biggest and an extra chair may have been nice but still very comfortable and bathroom and shower were excellent.
Breakfast was very good.
All in all a very happy stay.
Did I mention the staff were brilliant? :o)

Stewart Duncan - 14th Feb, 2017
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Valentines 2017
Lovely trip to Bath, great location, delicious breakfast and friendly, approachable staff.

Laura Conn - 14th Feb, 2017
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Joint Birthday Treat Away X
I would like to thank Kat and other members of the bear team for their hospitality and professionalism and absolute kindness towards myself and my husband whilst on a two day getaway from it all break. unable to enjoy bath as I would of liked due to me being very poorly for two days...but without the hot ginger/lemon drink and hot water bottle provided by the wonderful crew this trip would of been a complete disaster! I would absolutely highly recommend the bear as a place to stay. The room was spacious and clean, the bed was so comfortable and the food was delightful. Plenty of choice for breakfast and evening menu. Thank you again x

Deborah Mcglynn - 13th Feb, 2017
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What A Jewel In The Crown!
The staff were engaging and friendly, who were always interested in our day, needs and experience. The room was at the front of the hotel and I was skeptical due to previous reviews complaining about road noise; they must have super hearing, as we heard nothing during the day or night. I will now always book at The Bear Hotel every time I visit Bath. An outstanding stay and the included breakfast. Thank you to all the staff.

Phillip Graham - 12th Feb, 2017
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Great Place To Stay
Very friendly and welcoming staff. Nice room. Food very good. Would stay again.

Lesley Hyatt - 12th Feb, 2017
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Recommend
We had a very pleasant stay at the Bear, room was clean and tidy, staff great. I would recommend this Hotel to any body, a big thank you from Elaine and Michael.

Elaine Fendyke - 12th Feb, 2017
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Our Two Night Saty
The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was good, rooms clean though rather basic and would be so much better with carpet than the old wood floors in the rooms.

David Vaughan - 10th Feb, 2017
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A Wonderful Hotel
When i arrived the staff where very friendly and brought me to my room, i must say that the rooms where comfortable and the bar staff where also friendly, i sure will come and visit again.

John Tressillian - 10th Feb, 2017
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Good
Too lazy to write this ish,twas good!

James Troy - 10th Feb, 2017
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Good
Too lazy to write this ish,twas good!

James Troy - 10th Feb, 2017
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Perfect Anniversary Night Away
Great décor, delicious food, friendly staff, good prices

Kirsty Leigh - 8th Feb, 2017
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Perfect Anniversary Night Away
Great décor, delicious food, friendly staff, good prices

Kirsty Leigh - 8th Feb, 2017
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Mr Stuart Fagg
Really nice stay, friendly staff and a very comfortable room. Thoroughly recommend to any young couple looking for a trip to Bath.

Stuart Fagg - 2nd Feb, 2017
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Love The Bear
Great food, friendly staff and lovely comfortable beds

Susan Reid - 1st Feb, 2017
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Enjoyable Stay
Friendly and very helpful, clean,very comfortable bed and good food.Will certainly stay here again.

Susan Potts - 26th Jan, 2017
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Amazing
Our stay at the bear hotel was amazing, friendly helpful staff, lovely hotel and room. I haven\'t got a bad word to say, everything was spot on. We stayed in the room called Sand and if we ever go back we\'ll be requesting that room as it was perfect and the bath was so nice. Comfortable bed. 10/10 A+++!

Alex Horn - 23rd Jan, 2017
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Lovey Hotel, Friendly Staff
Lovely hotel, friendly and accommodating staff, excellent value and exceptional breakfast! We\'ll be back!

Hannah Whetnall - 19th Jan, 2017
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The Bear At Christmas
my wife and I had a lovely 4 night break, very friendly pleasant staff,excellent individual boutique style rooms, good food and a nice bar, what else could you want.

Antoni Smyczek - 19th Jan, 2017
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Quiet But Central
Lovely little hotel with only four or five rooms. I had the Chaucer room which is a very large double and bathroom with eden shower. Breakfast wonderful. Very friendly and helpful staff. Just an overnight stay for me but would be happy to stay for two. Décor is quirky which I really like and is local so had a friendly feel to it.

Karen Brennand - 16th Jan, 2017
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One Night Stay
Great place. Friendly staff.

Phil White - 12th Jan, 2017
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Beary Good Hotel
Super friendly and helpful staff at this little gem. Trendy retro simple deco to be found here. Modern clean bathroom, great tiles. Breakfast beautifully cooked. Easy walk or bus ride into town. Be aware though that the location is on a busy, noisy main road. Next time, I would request a room on the other side!

Dot Hamilton - 11th Jan, 2017
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Cousy Place
The staff, the acomodation, the breakfast were great. Was very clean.

Lila Zuñiga - 8th Jan, 2017
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I Recomend The Bear😀
Cosy, staff kind,clean.

Lila Zuñiga - 7th Jan, 2017
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Great Stay.
Me and my girlfriend stayed here for 2 nights over New Years and we have both said how brilliant this hotel was.
The rooms were spacious and had a vintage feel to it. Our room had a double shower which was a cool feature, especially for us as it saved time. Vibrant bar and restaurant area. The evening food was very good and reasonable in price too! Also we had free breakfast included in our booking and the breakie is not to be missed! (Although we didn\'t get up in time New Year\'s Day for it lol)
The staff are fantastic. In the mornings there was a very chirpy, vibrant and polite young man (apologise but didn\'t catch his name) just so he gets recognisian he was the black dude who was very well spoken and well, Frankly gave excellent service! Also the young girl with the auburn/ginger coloured hair was very polite and happy. Then at night there was another young chap who couldn\'t do enough for you. It was very busy New Year\'s Eve but he made a lot of effort and got us a dinner table with 10 minutes notice. He also pointed us out places to go in the night. Only 5/10 mins from the city centre and although on a main road, you still had a sound sleep. Overall I gave this place 5 stars because we had a fantastic experience in the bear and would recommend it to anybody. Happy new year guys!!

Adam Zak - 2nd Jan, 2017
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Great Hotel And Excellent Latte
Had a lovely stay at The Bear, very friendly staff and tasty breakfast!

Thank you

Katie Milner - 1st Jan, 2017
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Favourably Impressed.
We stayed for three nights over Christmas which we were spending with family within walking distance. So highly convenient for that, as well as being within an easy walk of the city centre. The room we had was generally very good (Kipling) although the lighting could have been better. A nice big shower room and plenty of shelf space. It would have been nice to have had two chairs, not only one. The room was well provide with tea-making ingredients, but some of this was in the mugs. So if you wanted tea these items had to be tipprd on to the side. Why not have a jar for them? The breakfast was American-style but nicely cooked. Best of all, however, were the staff who were cheerful, friendly and helpful. So, very good. We would stay again.

Colin Hughes - 28th Dec, 2016
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Christmas At The Bear
Stayed 2 nights 24th & 25th Dec whilst visiting family large spacious rooms very clean, wonderful friendly staff

Miss. Nicola Kelly - 27th Dec, 2016
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Christmas Stay
Wonderful place to stay whilst visiting Annie would highly recommend- merci

Miss. Nicola Kelly - 27th Dec, 2016
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One Night Stay
Very clean, lovely staff. Love the quirky decor. Close to bath, although very steep hill to walk up, bus stop right outside, and only £5 for taxi, highly recommend! Will be back

Caroline Hand - 24th Dec, 2016
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Great Stay
A lovely clean warm friendly hotel, a great location only a 10 minute walk to the city centre or regular buses right outside the hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. What a fantastic breakfast. A very enjoyable stay will visit again.

Kevin Budina - 21st Dec, 2016
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Fab & Quirky
Friendly welcome by staff. Fab restaurant and food was much enjoyed after a busy & cold shop at the Christmas market. Our room was quirky, clean & had everything we needed (apart from a broken window blind). Checkout time was great & breakfast delicious. Good value & highly recommend

Vicky Prosser - 14th Dec, 2016
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Very Friendly
Stayed in a twin room with a friend of mine. Clean room, very friendly and helpful staff, enjoyed our stay and would happily return. Only very minor complaint was breakfast too very long to come out or were we just extremely hungry?

Gaynor Cannings - 13th Dec, 2016
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Great Hotel With An Excellent Restaurant.
What a find!

We loved the decor and the service was fantastic. The young people running the hotel are friendly and energetic, showing a real enthusiasm for their business. We ate in the restaurant one evening and the menu was top class.

Highly recommended - we will be back!

Paul Smith - 12th Dec, 2016
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Warm And Welcoming !
Thoroughly enjoyed our weekend getaway at The Bear Hotel. The staff were warm and welcoming and did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. The only problem was we couldn\'t stay longer. Highly recommend !

Rob Kemp - 12th Dec, 2016
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Lovely And Retro
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Bear. Credit goes to staff who were all very friendly and receptive. But a special mention to a young chap called Derek. An absolute credit to the company with his lovely chat and nature. We loved the retro feel of the furniture and surroundings.
The food was lovely.
The only downside was the noise of the electrical motors outside our bedroom window which kept me awake. We will definitely come back but ask for a room away from that. Jane and Nick Harriott

Jane Harriott - 12th Dec, 2016
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Very Comfortable
The hotel is very comfortable with very attentive and helpful staff. The rooms are very clean but could do with some floor covering as the wooden floor boards meant that you heard your neighbours every move. The food especially breakfast was freshly cooked and very appetising. In all a very comfortable stay

David Johnson - 12th Dec, 2016
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Lovely Place To Stay!
Our stay at The Bear was great, the staff were friendly, our room was lovely and everything was as described! Great location, only a short walk into town, breakfast was great also! Would definitely recommend :)

Melanie Hinton - 12th Dec, 2016
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Very Friendly
Perhaps not as central as we would have liked but a nice place to stay. Room was good, bathroom was very good, as was breakfast.
Walls are a bit thin and we could hear the TV from the next door room.

Martin Dunn - 11th Dec, 2016
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Great Place
Only 1 nights stay but would definitely stay again if visiting bath. Simple room but clean and everything you need. Would recommend to anyone. X

Ian Beckett - 11th Dec, 2016
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B & B For Christmas Market
We thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay at The Bear. The staff were extremely welcoming & the room very comfortable. My only slight criticism was that breakfast was a bit confusing. When we saw prices on the menu, we wondered if it was included in the price or not. There didn\'t seem to be any toast/croissant options. What we had was delicious.

Mr. Murphy - 11th Dec, 2016
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We Will Return
We loved staying at the bear and will definitely return. The food and staff were fabulous and you are ideally situated for a walk into town.

Geri Coogan - 11th Dec, 2016
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Amazing Stay At The Bear Hotel
We were incredibly surprised by the special treatment we received. Very cosy environment, amazing breakfast and 5 star customer service. The room was very nice and quiet with a big shower. The guy at the bar a real friend, like in the good old time :)
Thanks to The Bear Hotel and all its staff!

Daniele Sorrentino - 11th Dec, 2016
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Christmas Market
Very clean and comfortable, staff are very friendly and helpful, value for money.

John Bennison - 10th Dec, 2016
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Bear In Bath.
Loved everything about this place, from the decor to the food and best of all the staff. Nothing was to much trouble, bus to city right outside and takes five minutes. Or a short stroll down the hill with lovely views. Will definately stay again. Well done all the staff especially derek. Thanks again.

Linda Smith - 10th Dec, 2016
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Fantastic Place!
Easy to get to - on frequent bus route. Room - large and not noisy despite being at front. Very helpful staff and great meals all in a relaxed atmosphere.

Corinne Brindle - 9th Dec, 2016
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Excellent Bear
Neat, tidy, clean with excellent staff.

Ian Baker - 9th Dec, 2016
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Xmas Mkt
Had a great time in the pub. Everyone was helpful and friendly. Food was excellent.

Mick Duddridge - 8th Dec, 2016
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Mrs Margaret Wenham
The outside of the hotel looks as though it could do with a face lift but inside was very clean ,warm and welcoming.Staff were fantastic and couldnt have been more helpful if they tried.Only had breakfast there but wished we would have had dinner as well---food was excellent.overall our stay was very good and would certainly stay ther again. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Mr. MRS MARGARET WENHAM - 7th Dec, 2016
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Great Stay
Really friendly staff, perfect room and a very enjoyable breakfast.

Keegan Ferreday - 7th Dec, 2016
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Bath Christmas Market Trip
Really enjoyable time at the Bear. Room excellent especially choices of teas. Breakfast excellent but would be better if you had heinz beans. Would definitely stay again if in bath.

Jan Bergman - 7th Dec, 2016
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Christmas Market Visit
We were lucky enough to be able to park, we were greeted very cheerfully, our bags were taken and looked after as it was to early to check in. All the staff were friendly, helpful and helpful, I even had the nicest vegan breakfast give the short notice they had. The room was pleasant and very clean, lovely bathroom, and we enjoyed an evening drink in the bar. The only minor thing I would point out that however nice the floorboards look they were a little noisy in the morning. I would definitely return.

Emma Morello - 6th Dec, 2016
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44th Wedding Anniversary Treat
Fab weekend at the bear. Everyone really friendly. And great atmosphere. Lovely room and comfy bed. Food was delicious and easy access to bath via a very frequent bus service almost to the door

Lynne Thomas - 4th Dec, 2016
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Great Experience
Highly recommend. Fantastic staff who were friendly and welcoming. Great service and great food.

Jo Davies - 4th Dec, 2016
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Excellent
Lovely hotel, really quirky yet homely and extremely friendly staff. Room was lovely and comfortable and I liked the different array of teas, chocolate and especially the cafeteria and fresh coffee - nice touch.

Breakfast was amazing and plenty of choice. The hotel staff were so so so friendly and couldn\'t do enough for us.

I stayed with my daughter as we were visiting Bath for a spa and Christmas markets and would definitely recommend this hotel.

Excellent.

Ceri Petty - 28th Nov, 2016
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Excellent
Lovely room and very friendly staff. The pub very welcoming and excellent food. About 15 min walk into centre of Bath, bus also available right outside the pub. Would definitely recommend.

Cheryl Draper - 26th Nov, 2016
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Comfortable And Friendly
Excellent stay. Very confortable and friendly

Cecilia Aguirre - 26th Nov, 2016
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An Amazing Venue
We stayed at the Bear for.a long weekend to celebrate a 60th birthday. The staff were extremely welcoming and attentive, the accommodation was clean, warm and. comfortable and the food was just gorgeous. We would all highly recommend the Bear. Thank you for making the birthday an unforgettable one

Eddie Barber - 25th Nov, 2016
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Short Break
We had a wonderful stay at the Bear from start to finish, the welcome was fab the room was spacious and comfortable the food was really good and atmosphere in the restaurant / bar was alive every night. We would recommend The Bear to anyone travelling to Bath as its ideally located and couldn\'t say a bad word about it, so thanks for a great few days

Gary Rowles - 18th Nov, 2016
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Good Value For Money Close To The City Centre
The staff were really friendly and couldn\'t help enough. The location was in a nice district of Bath up a steep hill (not unusual if you\'re staying outside of the centre) and was within a short bus ride into town. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable. The full English breakfast was huge to the extent that I didn\'t need to eat lunch. The bar itself was popular with a great range of drinks.
The wooden floor upstairs was noisy during footfall which was fine normally other than late at night when I think staff were closing and checking security. That could have been done quieter as well as the chat. This shouldn\'t put people off from booking, just the staff need to be aware.
The breakfast menu appeared to be a bit limited if you wanted fruit or cereal for example

Henry Watkinson - 15th Nov, 2016
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Amazing Place!
This hotel was just amazing - the staff were really friendly, and couldn\'t do enough for us. Quirky little place, with the comfiest bed...can\'t wait to go back!

Ashley Smith - 15th Nov, 2016
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Happy Hipster Vibe.
Very relaxed and friendly. Comfortable rooms and plenty of Ercol and G plan furniture to covet. Very good food reasonably priced & proper coffee. Excellent bar, good choice of gin. 15 mins downhill to Bath centre. Helpful staff, nothing was too much trouble (and we were very fussy guests). Free parking too! Only improvements I would suggest are; a socket near the mirror and decent hairdryer ( where did you get that thing?) and a full length mirror, of course.

Tanya Thomas - 14th Nov, 2016
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Hotel Stay
Very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms were good size and I would highly recommend it to friends and family.

John Jamieson - 12th Nov, 2016
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Jans Birthday
Very friendly staff, very nice room, only problem was the shower ran out of hot water, so have a shower at night not the morning, all in all very good.

Mr. ivor charles knipe - 10th Nov, 2016
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Accomadation
Thanks so much for a brilliant weekend stay. We were really looked after by all the staff who were really welcoming. The accommodation was excellent and we will definitely be back to stay with you.
Thanks again
Best wishes.

Mr. Spencer Jones - 7th Nov, 2016
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Our Stay For The Weekend 6 Nov 2016
Comfortable beds, warm room, good shower although on the last morning water did start to go cold. Was asked by member of staff and we discussed it. Pleasant staff all very helpful. Would stay again.

Lorraine Palmer - 6th Nov, 2016
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The Staff Make This Place!
Stayed here for a night on our mini moon. This was the cheapest hotel we stayed in on our mini moon but turned out to be the one that offered the best in terms of customer service which made it one of the best hotels. Upon arrival met by the charming bar man who immediately offered us a drink after a long journey. He congratulated us and took the time to talk to us. He then assisted my husband with the luggage to the room insisting that all I carried was my handbag. After settling into the quirky room we then went back down to the bar and was drawn a map of how to get to places with minimal effort and steps. (This is a gods send when your heavily pregnant) the room had everything that was needed and was quite comfortable and I loved the raindrop shower head. A few have commented on noise levels from the bar but we had a room at the front and can honestly say it didn\'t bother us one bit and we weren\'t aware of any noise from the bar and only a bit from the traffic outside but not enough that it caused any issue. The hotel is situated within walking distance to sites/attractions. Breakfast is served in the bar and was of a generous portion and we were able to keep our car in the car park for the duration of the day after checkout to continue site seeing. All in all this hotel is not the most luxurious but it has everything you need, ideally located and great value for money but what really makes this hotel is the staff. It\'s a first class personalised service which is far better than I have recieved in other much more expensive hotels

Kelly Adams-gray - 3rd Nov, 2016
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Awesome Staff
Just returned from of our stay at the bear. Nice hotel but the staff we faultless apart from a slight iron issue. Will be back.

Harry Hickson - 2nd Nov, 2016
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Thankyou Chris
The hotel was lovely, my wife and I very much enjoyed our stay. Unfortunately, we received bad family news whilst we were there, and owner Chris was very helpful and supportive, and I would like to thank Chris very much for his support. Very nice, friendly people, definitely recommend a stay here, and will be sure to visit again one day.

Bonaventura Russo - 1st Nov, 2016
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Very Friendly And Enjoyable Stay
We have no complaints at all: Comfortable, spacious room, friendly staff and nice food. Buses leave for Bath centre every 5 minutes from just outside the hotel - and it takes less than 10 minutes to get there.

Steve Varman - 31st Oct, 2016
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Lovely Stay
Good location, comfy bed, lovely bathroom & delicious breakfast. The squeaky wooden floor added to the character!

Mrs. Sue Warren - 31st Oct, 2016
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Loved The Bear!
Arriving at a Bear early and finding we could check in early was an added bonus and the Bear was slightly off the beaten track but we were guided by local knowledge and walked to an amazing viewpoint looking over Bath, would\'ve never have seen that,so thank you.
The hotel was was very 70\'s retro and well done,the room and bed very comfortable, and the drinks provided a nice touch, boutique tea not common at all.
Breakfast in the morning easily the tastiest and generous I have tried.
Overall a massive thankyou to The Bear.Lovely staff and hotel, big thumbs up!

Darren Philip - 30th Oct, 2016
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Excellent Stay
My friend and I enjoyed our stay, particularly the friendly and efficient staff. No problem with the room, clean and comfortable. Only slight negative was the breakfast menu. would have appreciated plain cereal and fresh fruit.

Margaret Booler - 28th Oct, 2016
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Brilliant Personal Experience
We only stayed two nights but one of them was The Bear\'s One Year anniversary relaunch party which was a brilliant night. The food was really great at dinner time and breakfast. The room was great and the staff were really friendly and welcoming. Overall a fantastic stay and we\'d come back in a heartbeat and will definitely recommend The Bear to friends and family visiting Bath

Ben Richardson - 28th Oct, 2016
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Must Visit
The Bear is an outstanding establishment, with fantastic accommodation. Top standards of customer service and staff that work perfectly together.
Not to mention there wonderful design style and fab wall art! A place full of spirit and heart felt love of everything they do.
Dont forget to try the food menu.
Thank you and keep doing what you are doing! You are all out of this world. We can not wait to stay again.

Elizabeth Askam - 28th Oct, 2016
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Great Staff, Lovely Place!
Great staff, lovely place!

Nancy Potter - 26th Oct, 2016
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Great Stay, Guys
The accommodation was great overall. A little out of my usual price range, I must confess, but terrific for a special treat. The staff were also all marvellous: relaxed, welcoming and friendly at all times. Superb.

Tony Spencer - 26th Oct, 2016
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Fabulous Stay
The Bear had a fantastic atmosphere and the staff were truly genuine and accommodating. After a 5 hour drive to get to Bath we were greeted with first an up grade and a generous warm welcome. Breakfast was great and served at times that suited anyone, no rushing down for an early start when all you wanted to do was have an extra hour in there very cosy beds. All together one of the nicest places we have visited in England.

Judy O\\\'Connor - 24th Oct, 2016
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A Wonderfully \"cool\" Stay
We had a fantastic stay. Our room was very comfortable and styled in a cool, minimalist fashion and we were very impressed with the bathroom; a great drench shower and the option of a bath. Just perfect.
We loved the bar and the really excellent food. And our interactions with the friendly and cool staff were simply charming. Will definitely be returning (and thanks for the the complimentary coffees for our journey home.... even though we had syrup in them!!!!) Would highly recommend!

Caroline Brooks - 24th Oct, 2016
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Weekend Away
Very welcoming. Nice rooms but would have liked more light near the mirrors! Food was good and nice atmosphere . Very friendly staff

David Lee - 23rd Oct, 2016
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A Nice But Not \"grand\" Place To Use For A Visit To Bath
We loved this hotel from the moment we arrived. The welcome was so warm and friendly. The dining area is \"understated\" - there are no table cloths; after all the establishment is also a pub. However, the menu is ambitious and the cooking is much above average. The tomato soup was the nicest we have eaten anywhere. The service was attentive and friendly and a plus for the hotel. The room (and the whole establishment) was still being redecorated and it lacked enough places to put down clothes. But the new proprietor knows this and will put it right. The double bed was very comfortable. The bathroom will be very adequate when the hooks are in place.
Overall The Bear is a very pleasant place to use for a visit to Bath. Bath is no place for a car and The Bear has good parking and has a town bus stop right outside its front door!.

Dr. A S E Fowle - 22nd Oct, 2016
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A Fantastic Time
We stayed here for 2 nights for my birthday and had a lovely time. Breakfast was delicious and the staff at check in and in the mornings were absolutely fantastic so welcoming and friendly. Would come back again.

Naomi Brown - 22nd Oct, 2016
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This Place Is A Real Find
The accommodation is stylish, the amenities excellent, the staff exceptionally friendly and the location quite convenient - a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute bus ride to the city centre. Free onsite parking is a really great advantage. A hearty breakfast and a good dinner menu make this a most attractive place to choose. Highly recommended. Don\'t be put off by the bland exterior: inside the accommodation is very classy.

Philip Davies - 19th Oct, 2016
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Bear Hotel
very well equipped with pleasant, friendly staff. Ideal for catching the bus into Bath

Valerie Weatherhead - 18th Oct, 2016
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Mr And Mrs
We were very pleased with our stay at The Bear. What we liked most was the staff and their attention, and the food for breakfast and evening meals. I was impressed by the shower in the bathroom but we could see improvements in the presentation of the hotel but we were prepared to ignore small pieces that would have spoiled our stay. I have given it 4 out of 5 for the reasons of necessary improvements.

Roger Pleece - 17th Oct, 2016
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Amazing Bed Even Better Pizza!
My boyfriend and I attended a wedding close by on the Saturday so thought we\'d pass through Bath and stay the night at the bear. Unfortately my boyfriend wasn\'t well and I was nursing a hangover but luckily for us our room had the most comfiest bed, where he slept all afternoon and I watched a film very cosy and comfortably, we then went downstairs and had a pizza each, as a chef, and spent 4 years making pizzas I know how hard it is too make good fresh pizzas and these were amazing and the prawns were cooked to perfection. The scrambled egg with toast in the morning was Devine also!
The staff were lovely, we tried to check in early and although the staff were busy with Sunday lunch, they were very polite and accommodating and managed to get us in early! (Which my boyfriend definitely appreciated.)
Not the weekend we planed but it was definitely made up by staying here, I would 100% recommend it.
Thank you!

Elena Parrilla - 17th Oct, 2016
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Loved The Personal Touch
I went to university in bath nearly 10 years ago and came back with my husband to watch some friends theatre company, and we decided to make a weekend of it.
The Bear was a perfect base for our 2 night stay. We did not have a honeymoon and this was a little break. I e-mailed The Bear beforehand mentioning it was like a mini-moon and they were wonderful! They upgraded our room and even put a beautiful boquet of flowers in the room (which are now sitting on my coffee table). We were greeted so warmly and really looked after by all the staff, with Chris giving us some advice on how to spend our Saturday with an entertaining commentary:)
The room was lovely and the breakfast a 10/10.
We loved that the bedrooms are named after writers and loved the smurfs on the landing!
I would definitely stay here again.
Thanks to all at The Bear.

Ellen Beardsmore - 16th Oct, 2016
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Great Hotel
Booked this hotel on line, not knowing what to expect, choose it mainly due to it having a car park, we entered the hotel via the bar, the staff were great, very friendly and helpful with a good amount of information. The hotel was very clean and good decor through out, bedding and toiletries excellent, refreshments in the room were of high quality. Only down side can be slightly noisy, but remember it\'s Bath however it didn\'t effect us.

Brian Kent - 14th Oct, 2016
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Staying At \' The Bear \'
Though only two nights, particularly appreciated the friendly and helpful nature of staff keen to assist us in every way from beginning to end. Low key and pleasant atmosphere easy to handle and service with a smile!
A very comfortable stay, downhill to Bath! Would stay again.
Paul W.

Paul Wyckaert - 13th Oct, 2016
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Amazing
The whole team were very friendly, room was very clean and comfy and the food in the restaurant was amazing specially breakfast! Nice to have so many different choices for a breakfast! The whole team were very happy to help with anything we needed. Brilliant stay!

Madison Brooks - 12th Oct, 2016
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Weekend Birthday Treat
We spent 5 days at the Bear Hotel and can thoroughly endorse the description as shown. An easy walk into Bath and plenty of buses available for the return to the hotel. The Staff were really welcoming and the food delicious! My husband had a \'special\' birthday and our family joined us for the Sunday roast (he didn\'t know this was going to happen and the Staff were wonderful in keeping the secret and accommodating us)

Wisdom - 12th Oct, 2016
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Weekday Break
Very friendly and helpful staff
The accomodation was comfortable
Shakespeare room had the beat shower!

Mira Swaminathan - 7th Oct, 2016
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Weekend Away
A lovely hotel with fantastic staff who were helpful and friendly throughout our stay. A great atmosphere with a 50\'s/60\'s theme. Easy access in to city centre 5 minute walk down the hill or a two minute bus journey £1.20 each way.

Annabelle Allen - 4th Oct, 2016
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We Loved The Bear
What a great find. The staff were really friendly and helpful, we loved the decor and the retro furniture which gave the place a quirky feel. Beds were really comfy and the shower was great too. We had an excellent evening meal and a tasty, hearty breakfast - both meals beautifully presented. And we were allowed to leave the car after we\'d checked out which really helped as it saved us trying to park in Bath. It was just a 15 minute walk down the hill into the city but there\'s a bus stop outside if you don\'t fancy climbing back up again. Really couldn\'t fault The Bear for service and good value. Would highly recommend and would love to stay again if we come back to Bath. (Oh, and if you enjoy gin,they have an extensive collection to try.)

Mary-Ann Edwards - 1st Oct, 2016
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Nice Hotel
Good reviews on trip advisor so decided to try out The Bear Hotel. Great location for getting into the centre of Bath. Hotel room was spacious and minimalist; maybe a bit too minimalist; a pop art print on wall and rug on the floorboards would have just given the room that bit more character. Great service though by staff & lovely breakfast in the morning. Would go back and stay again.

Jacqui Van Noort - 30th Sep, 2016
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Fantastic
I loved this hotel, if you are looking for an hotel that is a little different from mainstream pick this one.

Sean McMillen - 29th Sep, 2016
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Great Weekend
Very enjoyable stay at The Bear. Friendly and helpful staff. Good food . Great base to visit the city

Christine Harte - 26th Sep, 2016
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Excellent Will Come Again
Great staff. Friendly and attentive hard working guys and gals.
Refreshing.
Thanks
Andy

Andrew Stump - 25th Sep, 2016
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The Bear Was Great!!
I spent the night in this hotel.
Owner is very kind.He is the gentleman.
Room is so nice. It is cleanliness and comfortable.
I already decided that I stey here again when I go Bath.
I recommend this hotel ,even single person ,even couple ,in other all case.

TAKUMA MARUYAMA - 25th Sep, 2016
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Quirky Pleasurable Stay
This us a well situated Quirky hotel ideal for visiting the city of Bath Room was minimalist in layout and styling but spacious with comfortable bed and both a shower room and separate bathroom with a large roll top bath .clean and weel supplied with towels and bath products. Only down side was either a external air-conditioning or extractor making a noise throughout the night .staff very helpful and friendly great brrakfast

Ian Tallentire - 25th Sep, 2016
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Very Cosy And Friendly!
Vey good food, very friendly people and cosy, clean rooms!

Theodora Montsenigou - 25th Sep, 2016
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Great Hotel Within Walking Distance Of The City Centre.
This is a great hotel, very friendly staff and tasty food (breakfast is tremendous!). The room was good, however it was rather sparse and the bed could have been a kingsize as there is sufficient room - seems a shame to just have a double. Bathroom very good,apart from a rusty soap dispenser on the wall - recommend you just remove this as it ruins the aesthetic. Would definitely stay again, but would request a room at the rear, due to traffic noise.

Joanna Mawdsley - 24th Sep, 2016
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Best Veggie Breakfast Ever!!
Had a lovely stay at the Bear with my daughter
Great room, very comfortable beds and so kind of you to let us leave the car in the car park the next day. Was very convenient for us.
The vegetarian breakfast is amazing. Yum!!!

Andrea O\\\'Grady - 22nd Sep, 2016
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Sept 2016
Excellent vegetarian food, superb breakfast.
Staff excellent.
Rooms minimalist which may not suit all.
Great shower.
Great pub/bar too with real ales.
Would recommend highly.

Simon Cook - 21st Sep, 2016
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Great Stay
The walk to the Inn was a little steeper than we realized. But the friendly staff, super comfortable rooms and excellent food made it worthwhile. (There\'s also a bus). I definitely recommend The Bear as an excellent choice for Bath

Kathryn Taghon - 14th Sep, 2016
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Must Visit
Lovely modern rooms, very comfortable. Food was also very good, I will return.

Marie Dowsett - 12th Sep, 2016
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Great Friendly Establishment
Very friendly owners and staff, nice to be upgraded to the room with seperate freestanding bath... Restaurant was great, had a very yummy meal there

Rainer Borowicz - 11th Sep, 2016
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Amazing
5 stars are not enough to rate this quirky & fun establishment. Hospitable staff willing to help their guests with any request, fabulous food and drinks and a handy location all added to our joy in visiting beautiful Bath. Highly recommended.

Lynn Anderson - 8th Sep, 2016
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Quirky, Fun, Fabulous Atmosphere - 5 Mins From City
Loved our stay at The Bear. The staff were friendly and fun and nothing was too much trouble. Loved the G Plan furniture. Beds were comfortable do sleep was easy. Bathroom well decorated, lovely toiletries and powerful shower. Fabulous breakfast each morning cooked fresh. Location was great with buses to and from city. Great gin selection - check out Warner Edwards to add to it.

Jane Holmes - 8th Sep, 2016
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Very Nice Stay!
I stayed at The Bear with my girlfriend a few days ago for a single night and it was a very nice night indeed! The bed was very comfortable, the staff were very friendly and charasmatic, and the food was great. If I were to leave any constructive feedback, it would be that the rooms were a little bare (please forgive the pun!). The walls could have been brightened up by a picture or two, but this is very minor in an overall fantastic stay in the lovely city
Would definitely recommend!

George Bryant - 7th Sep, 2016
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Excellent - Again!
Delighted to stay at The Bear yet again. Great place, staff and accommodation.

Ian Llewellyn-Nash - 6th Sep, 2016
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Fantastic Long Weekend At The Bear
We have just returned from Bath having spent a memorable Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at The Bear. We were made to feel very welcome and were impressed with the room (Shakespeare) and the bar and restaurant facilities. Our breakfast and evening meal there were faultless and delicious. The following members of staff all deserve a special mention: Gium, Ben, Bess and a young Polish waitress (whose name sadly we didn\'t get). They could not do enough for us and they made us feel at home and very welcome. We highly recommend this establishment.

Mr. Robert Jupp - 5th Sep, 2016
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Top Notch!
Wonderful establishment. Great location. Staff were very helpful and welcoming. Food was excellent. Try the soup of the day :) We would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

Caroline Smith - 5th Sep, 2016
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Celebration
We had a fantastic stay at the bear all the staff were friendly and happy to help. The food was outstanding fabulous delicious. We all highly recommend The Bear

Virginia Clair - 4th Sep, 2016
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Nice Room And People
Great room and people. Comfy and modern pub.
Just a few noisy in the morning due to traffic,noticeable at summer. I will return for sure next time.

RAUL URREA - 2nd Sep, 2016
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Chic Room And Cool Staffs.
The room interior is very nice, wonderful service, wonderful breakfast. Though walking from Bath Spa station is very up hill.

Shyanin Nakeesathit - 29th Aug, 2016
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The Perfect Place
The room was amazing, very big and clean. The staff was very nice with us during the whole stay. I fully recommend it!!

Laura Gelabert Farre - 28th Aug, 2016
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Birthday Treat
Retro and relaxed. Staff are very helpful and friendly.
Would stay again.

Debbie Macdonald - 27th Aug, 2016
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Awesome Staff
Loved my stay here. Young and friendly staff made it a very chilled and fun atmosphere. Breakfast consisted of a full menu including eggs benedict and freshly squeezed orange juice. Location was a short walk downhill to the city centre or a bus journey for £1.20. Id recommend this place for young couples

Lee Baxter - 26th Aug, 2016
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Recomendation
A short break to the lovely city of Bath was enhanced by the wonderful friendly welcome from the staff of The Bear. Everyone was very helpful. The breakfasts set us up for the day, and as for the evening meals - they were delicious. I thoroughly recommend this hotel.

Margaret Thornton - 24th Aug, 2016
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Amazing Hotel
Fabulous food, excellent service and lots of attention to detail with regard to the room. Highly recommend this hotel and the veggie breakfast is sublime.

Patrick Timoney - 23rd Aug, 2016
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Fantastic Place To Stay!
Fantastic pub/restaurant. Didn\'t try any of the lunch or dinner but breakfast was amazing and all other food we saw looked lovely. All the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The room was basic but had everything we needed for an anniversary weekend away. No complaints here would definately stay again!

Emily Russell - 21st Aug, 2016
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Everything Fabulous
Out stay at the bear was fantastic, from great staff to a lovely room with attention to detail to the amazing breakfast in the morning.
It felt very personal. I couldn\'t recommend staying there more!!! Thank you

Stephanie Law - 19th Aug, 2016
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Nice Hotel
Very nice hotel, great staff, beer and food.
You can walk to the centre of Bath, but get a taxi or bus back up the hill.
Facilities and room good and clean.
Highly recommended, great value for money

DAVID TITHERIDGE - 19th Aug, 2016
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Excellent!!
Fantastic room, fantastic bathroom and a great breakfast. Free parking! Location only a 10 minute walk from the city centre. The staff was very nice. We really enjoyed our stay at the Bear.

Peter De Jong - 12th Aug, 2016
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The Bear Review By Terry
This is a really good place to stay. The room was first rate - liked the double shower too. The welcome was excellent. Good friendly staff. Chris and Beth were very hospitable. An added bonus was the cooked breakfast . Getting into the centre was no trouble with bus stop immediately outside and across the road. I would highly recommend the Bear.

Terry Robson - 10th Aug, 2016
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Outstanding Breakfast
A great little find, the decor is tasteful, staff very attentive, the star of the show though was the breakfast absolutely outstanding bubble and squeak WOW!

Rachel Thornton - 9th Aug, 2016
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Great Location
Great place with warm welcome and merci à Clara pour sa gaieté et gentillesse :-)

Delphine Girard - 9th Aug, 2016
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A Nice Surprise
I have often passed the Bear and never considered going in before I saw it on Booking.com. I was tempted by the view of the room on the website and was just as pleased when I got there. A nice comfortable space making good use of mid 20thc furniture.Nice to get real coffee in the room too.

DIANE NEWELL - 8th Aug, 2016
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I Liked It
Cool staff.
Groovy room.
Top breakfast.
Nobody stay here, so its free when i next need it.

Ian Broadbent - 5th Aug, 2016
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I Liked It
Cool staff.
Groovy room.
Top breakfast.
Nobody stay here, so its free when i next need it.

Ian Broadbent - 5th Aug, 2016
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Boutique Bedroom Bliss
I enjoyed my August two nights stay at The Bear. Thank you brilliant, witty, thoughtful & attentive staff. I never saw the Chef, but his meals were fabulous & considerate. Hope to come back in the Autumn!

Rosalind Park - 4th Aug, 2016
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Perfect Place
Excellent, service, nice tidy and convenient room, will be coming back..... Staff gave an great personal touch and nothing was to much to ask

Alex Schofield - 3rd Aug, 2016
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Bear Hotel
Fantastic stay lovely friendly staff, the bar and restaurant were great and breakfast was amazing.

Sarah Bolwell - 3rd Aug, 2016
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Overnight Stop Off In Bath
Great last minute stay in Bath, on the way back to London.

Michael Kidd - 1st Aug, 2016
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Friends Night Away
Fantastic place to stay so easy to get to the city centre. Brilliant friendly service nothing was too much trouble really made us feel welcome would stay again no doubt about it even though it was only a night and couple of days it was fantastic.

Madeline Wentworth - 27th Jul, 2016
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Friendly Service, Attentive, And Excellent Restaurant
The parking on site is a great advantage, staffs were so friendly to us, Mary at the restaurant was so attentive and friendly too, bath towels in the room are clean really generous in Size..we wish there was a ceiling fan rather than the tower type fan. Good choice of hot beverages in the room, they even have filter coffee in the room and also the healthy choice of green tea..

Maria Watson - 24th Jul, 2016
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Position South Of Bath Suited Us.
The Hotel suited our purpose, and the staff were most helpful, the car parking facility, and the bus stops outside was a big consideration. Downside was as is Bath, a bit expensive, an OAP discount would have been helpful.

Charles Wicks - 20th Jul, 2016
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My Gorgeous Girlfriends Birthday Weekend
Had a lovely stay. Bed really comfortable the staff top notch .:))

Julie Jackson - 18th Jul, 2016
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Fantastic
Our stay at the bear was wonderful! The room was brilliant! The breakfast was delightful and they even catered for my gluten free diet. Really couldn\'t fault it at all!

Jennifer Saunders - 15th Jul, 2016
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I\'ll Always Come Back
I have been a resident of Bear Flat for 13 years and use the Bear Hotel when I cant be in my own house! It is convenient for dealing with local house matters; and the staff are lovely.

Mrs Park - 15th Jul, 2016
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Excellent Value
Very friendly and helpfull staff, superb breakfast, altogether excellent value.

David Atchison - 14th Jul, 2016
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Great Welcome
Friendly and helpful staff and a warm welcome. After seeing the room (Byron) we were a bit concerned regarding the noise as we were in the front and above the bar - we didn\'t need to worry as no noise came up from the bar and, with the windows closed, any traffic noise was muted enough not to cause a worry. Delicious evening meals in sufficient quantity. The cooked breakfast was very nice, but a selection of cooked breakfast, cereal and toast, etc., is now usually expected, rather than an either / or option.

Ruth Jones - 14th Jul, 2016
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Friendly, Quirky And Fun Weekend
A hotel like no other we have stayed in before. Furnishings a mix of 60\'s and 70\'s.....lots of teak. Staff all lovely and nothing too much trouble. Breakfast choices great and not just the usual and in the evening the pizza delicious, as was house red. Bed comfortable and towels large....hope to come back soon.

Susie WontnerSmith - 12th Jul, 2016
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The Bear Facts
great place to stay,staff friendly and helpfull food good,no rush to get you out.

Peter Palmer - 12th Jul, 2016
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Great Location
Large room with comfortable bed. Short walk into city. Good parking availability. Food at pub was good with lots of choices. Breakfast was excellent. Very friendly staff

Elisabeth Marshall - 2nd Jul, 2016
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Russ Booth
Friendly helpful staff, good food, and inteligent managers capable of dealing with any issues.

Russ Booth - 2nd Jul, 2016
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Great Place To Stop The Night
Very nice place to stay, would stay again. Staff very nice.

Andrew Wilton - 22nd Jun, 2016
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Incredible...!
Stayed here overnight as birthday present with my boyfriend and thoroughly enjoyed! Got there early so had a drink at the bar before checking in... room was beautiful and clean! Easy to find and breakfast was very yummy!
Staff were super lovely and helpful!
Definetly recommend staying here!!

Miss. Georgia Spencer - 22nd Jun, 2016
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Two Night Stay
Very clean and sufficient for my short stay.
Staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

Ron Cruse - 12th Jun, 2016
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60\'s Pastiche
Pleasant clean slightly quirky accomodation. Very helpful staff. A nice pub

Nigel Alderman - 8th Jun, 2016
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A Great Hotel & Friendly Staff
The staff at the Bear hotel were very welcoming and friendly, and when they found out it was a birthday celebration they brought prosecco to the room, which in my opinion is going above and beyond. Making my Mum\'s birthday that much more special. The food here was lovely, with breakfast being filling and very tasty. I have already recommended this hotel to others.

Rebecca Hassett - 6th Jun, 2016
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Awesome
Great hotel!!!! The 2 lads behind the bar were fantastic. So enthusiastic and looked like they really enjoyed working there. I only had breakfast but the quality again was fantastic and I believe all room prices include breakfast. Main reason I stayed there was for the fact it has a car park. The room itself was great value and a very good size. Bathroom nice and modern. Only 10 minute walk to city centre but only thing I would say is its a the top of a steep hill so elderly may struggle but taxi is very cheap into town.

Richard Purdey - 1st Jun, 2016
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We Loved It
Comfortable friendly pub with personality. Great room, great breakfast. Best coffee since we got to the UK 2 weeks ago (yay!). Staff are efficient, focused on service and quick with a smile.

Terrie Gardner - 30th May, 2016
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We Had A Lovely Time
Great hotel, warm and fresh atmosphere, super friendly staff, rooms clean and airy and decorated to high standards. Great restaurant
Need look no further

Philippe Farschi - 29th May, 2016
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Better Than Others I\'ve Stayed In, In Bath
As a last minute booking and not wanting to stay in any of the other B&B\'s in Bath it was refreshing. Staff very friendly and accommodating, room a little lived in feel but more than adequate, bathroom very roomy. Extra\'s where more than expected. Lovely. Will stay there again when I visit.

Vivienne Phillips - 25th May, 2016
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Response from Accommodation
Hello Vivienne, thank you for your kind review, we wish you well from all the staff at The Bear

Brilliant!
A really cozy place to stay. Room was generously sized. Staff were really helpful and couldn\'t do enough for you. Breakfast was really tasty as was the evening meal we had. A great range of drinks with staff being able to recommend drinks. In a great location with a bus stop right outside and ample reserved parking around the back. All in all was a brilliant stay and definitely will be staying here again and will recommend it to friends and family.

Steven James Turner - 25th May, 2016
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Great Hotel
We enjoyed our stay in the Chaucer room. Had a nice quiet stay and great sleep in big room. The bathroom was very nice and big enough for two. The breakfast was very well done with plenty of food cooked to order. Simon the manager, was welcoming, warm and funny and gave us excellent service along with good advice for seeing the sights as well as our next stop in England. The Pub is very warm and family oriented. Stay here, you won\'t be disappointed.

Rob Darling - 24th May, 2016
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Highly Recommended
Very friendly staff, excellent breakfast with lots of choices. Free parking and comfortable bed. Would definitely stay again!

Inger Mari Melle - 23rd May, 2016
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Amazing Hotel!
From the first email to the moment we checked out, the staff were amazing! They went out of their way to make our stay special with the chef creating a separate menu to accommodate my complicated food allergies. The food was delicious and the chef created some beautiful dishes. Breakfast was superb! All the staff were friendly, helpful and above all welcomed us with a smile! The rooms were clean and very pleasant. Bed was super comfy, good shower and nice toiletries. We loved the feeling of the hotel and all its character. Great value for money and would definitely stay here again!!!

Natasha Cozier - 23rd May, 2016
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Fab Stay
Excellent hospitality excellent food and great room. Thanks.

Gemma Davies - 22nd May, 2016
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Fantastic
A super little hotel which was beautifully decorated with smart, clean and comfortable rooms. Breakfast was second to none as was the welcome and helpfulness of all the staff, Derek in particular gave us a super welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely stay here again. Thanks for a great couple of days 🙂👍

Kerry Sealy - 18th May, 2016
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Bear Stay
I stayed here for two nights over a weekend.
The staff were friendly. The room was room was very clean with tea/coffee making facilities. Comfortable double bed. Shower was amazing, the force of the water was something to behold.

Ronald Cruse - 17th May, 2016
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Good Place To Stay.
Stayed here for two nights. Ideal base for exploring Bath. Free Car park and a 15 minute walk to the City/train Station. Buses stop outside. Excellent food, helpful staff and tastefully decorated \'vintage\' rooms.

Laura Ayres - 15th May, 2016
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Excellent Service In Beautiful Surroundings
The staff were great and very friendly. The room was brilliant albeit slightly too warm. The breakfast was top notch and we also had an evening meal in the restaurant which didn\'t disappoint. We will be returning next time we come to bath

James Barker - 13th May, 2016
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2 Night Stay At The Bear Hotel
Enjoyed the stay. Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was nice although some road noise as it looked out on a busy road. Decent position with only a fairly short walk into Bath centre. Breakfast was good with a varied choice.

Stephen Robinson - 13th May, 2016
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Sun 8th May - Mon 9th May
We had a wonderful stay at this hotel. The room was beautiful clean and we slept very well !
And then to go to breakfast with a beautiful soundtrack playing was lovely, only to be met by the nost efficiant worker I have come across!....
He was a delight, polite, happy, a real asset to your business!!! And to top it off the breakfast was delicious, and orange juice a real treat 😊 thank you for a wonderful stay!

Michelle Phillips - 11th May, 2016
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Lovely Stay
Lovely stay, very helpful staff. Room bright and clean, bed comfortable. Shower and bathroom good.
Breakfast excellent but a bit of a wait
Close to city centre, but very steep walk back up hill, so excellent for exercise not good if mobility an issue.
Would stay again

Sandra Taylor - 8th May, 2016
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Wonderful Location!
Great location if you\'re staying in Bath for a few days. Just a 15 minute walk down to the city. Friendly staff and they do a mean cooked breakfast. Nice bar to chill and relax in during the evenings. Highly recommended.

Vipul Patel - 6th May, 2016
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Pleasant Stay
Very nice stay. Well appointed room (but no ordinary teabags..😒)
Couldn\'t sample breakfast as left too early

Ian Spraggon - 4th May, 2016
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Very Good Pub/hotel
A very nice pub with Hotel rooms above. The food was mostly great but one chef shone .
Staff all delightful and helpful.

Cathy Miller - 2nd May, 2016
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Fantastic Place To Stay!
We could not have asked for a more personable, friendly, helpful team of staff. They made our stay the very best it could be. The service we experienced was second to none as was the quality of food. We are already planning our next visit! Thank you for making our weekend fantastic!

Nancy Yates - 1st May, 2016
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Great Staff!
Great customer service, very welcoming so made our stay alot better ! Even helped us get a dominoes after we got back from a night out so cant fault that !!!

Sam Collins - 29th Apr, 2016
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An Excellent Choice
Sorry for delay in completing the review. We really enjoyed our stay. Bus & taxi availabliity meant that we could leave the car when going into the centre of Bath.
Staff were welcoming & helpful & food was excellent. Room was well equipped warm & comfortable. Would recommend & be happy to stay again.

Peter Davey - 28th Nov, 2015
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Pleasant Stay
Staff friendly and helpful.
Shame breakfast only starts at 8am, meant I had to skip it.
Traffic noise was a bit loud through the night.

Paul Brimble - 24th Nov, 2015
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Fab Stay
Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Rooms very modern and clean. Food was amazing!! Bus drive or 15 minute walk into the city centre so was a perfect location for us as we came to do our Christmas shopping. Definitely would stay here again!!

Lucy Holloway - 20th Nov, 2015
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The Bear
We had a very enjoyable stay at the Bear!Chris and his team were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.The huge bed in the Chaucer room was so comfortable and the housekeeping was excellent.
The food in the restaurant was delicious.Being able to catch a bus into the city from right outside The Bear made it very easy. Thank you again for helping make our few days away so good.Jenny and Mike .

Michael Reekie - 18th Nov, 2015
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Mrs
This was a very comfortable and convenient hotel for our first, but certainly not last, trip to Bath. Every member of staff was efficient, welcoming and good humoured. They could not have been more helpful, especially the manager. The food was excellent - we ate there every night of our day stay. Breakfasts were outstanding, both in quality and variety.

Janice Torode - 17th Nov, 2015
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The Bear Hotel Bath
Recently stayed at The Bear and really enjoyed our two night stay. The staff were very welcoming offering a drink on the house on arrival - nice touch ! Couldn\'t be more friendly, rooms were nice and well equipped, breakfast very very good. Would definately stay again.

Steve Murray - 13th Nov, 2015
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Cool
Small bed but cool building and rooms. Friendly staff.

Helena Součková - 10th Nov, 2015
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Great Stay
Lovely Staff. Great food. Warm welcome.

Donna Armitage - 9th Nov, 2015
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Fabulous
We were only there for one night but had a lovely stay and enjoyed it very much. We chose this particular hotel for it\'s location - needing to spend the following day at the RPS which is just around the corner. The welcome we received on arrival and the service throughout our stay was friendly. There was plenty of hot water in the bathroom and our room was nice and clean. The breakfast was superb and I especially liked the freshly squeezed orange juicer in the bar - nice touch. We will have occasion to visit the RPS again and this will be our hotel of choice when we do.

Wendy Mountford - 5th Nov, 2015
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Amazing!
We stayed at the bear for 2 nights, and can honestly say it was brilliant. The rooms are spacious, clean and look brilliant. The included breakfast was a real bonus and tasted amazing. The location of the bear is great too, only a 15 minute walk into the city centre. Would defiantly recommend to others.

James Shenfield - 4th Nov, 2015
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Definitely Returning
Everything at this hotel was top draw. The staff were fantastic, the food was delicious and the rooms were extremely comfortable. There is no reason to not come back...and we definitely will be.

Alessandro Sidoli - 4th Nov, 2015
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Excellent
Lovely food, very helpful staff. Good location 10 minute walk from Bath station. Very accomodating managemeny. Would recommend it.

Katherine Rae - 4th Nov, 2015
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Fantastic Hotel With Personal Touches
The hotel is perfect for a short trip to bath, the room is clean and well furnished with 1950\'s style furniture, and the pub serves great wine and food. It\'s a short walk from the centre of Bath, only about 10 minutes.
The best part about the hotel was the friendly staff, especially a drink brought up to the room on check in (after a very long drive) and the bottle of prosecco given to us when we said we were away for our anniversary!
It\'s a great hotel and would definitely stay again.

Gwenno Jones - 1st Nov, 2015
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Great Place
Great service, facilities n staff highly recommenede

Rosemaree Valentine - 29th Oct, 2015
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A Weekend With My Daughter
It\'s always a pleasure to spend a rare weekend on my own with my daughter on her own but this one was even more special because of the staff and service at The Bear.
We were delighted and impressed that everyone was so helpful and welcoming: it made such a difference. The weather was so wet that we didn\'t feel much like spending long exploring Bath and because your food was unexpectedly excellent we didn\'t need to keep venturing out into the wet to find somewhere to eat.
It was perfect that you seemed content for us to sit around and chat while you looked after us with coffee, food, water and newspapers and just the right amount of care. Thank you

Penny Robson - 26th Oct, 2015
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Relaxed Hotel With Very Good Staff
The people who own this hotel are very lucky to have such good staff. They should all get a pay rise.
The food in the restaurant is beautiful

Lizzie Gillies - 21st Oct, 2015
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Extremely Convenient For Rps Hq
I used The Bear for an overnight stay before an assessment day at Royal Photographic Society HQ just around the corner. The staff were friendly and helpful, albeit slightly inexperienced. The room was spacious and clean, even if a little spartan. The bed was comfortable. En suite facilities met my needs. The pub restaurant downstairs is obviously trying to establish a reputation. The food is OK. The scrambled egg at breakfast was delicious. You need to walk down a steep hill to reach the city centre, but a regular bus service stops right outside the hotel. I was very grateful that I could leave my car in the car park while attending at RPS.

Susan Hutton - 19th Oct, 2015
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Great Little Place & Friendly Staff
Stayed here with a friend as we had a spa day booked. Easy access into town. We took a cab back to the hotel as its a bit of a steep climb back. Only cost £5 though. Had dinner at the bear and enjoyed the food. Would definitely stay again

Mercia McDonagh-Constable - 19th Oct, 2015
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Discovery Of Bath And Of The Baer Hotel
Our room - Shakespeare - was a little noisy during the night, but nice, clean and spacious. The reception and the contact with the staff were friendly; the breakfast rich and good, and the cooking very gastronomic. The hotel is near to the city center - by foot or by bus - and that makes easy the discovery of Bath.

Enrico Valsangiacomo - 18th Oct, 2015
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Great Experience
Beautiful rooms, good value, great service, nice bar, amazing breakfast - where to start? We booked The Bear based on price and proximity to the centre of Bath and were delighted to discover the friendliest bar/hotel staff we\'ve ever encountered, an great foodie feast of a breakfast included and a £6 taxi ride to the centre (cheaper than the bus for 4 of us). We\'ll definitely stay again and will recommend friends do too.

Elysabeth Reed - 17th Oct, 2015
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Beary Good
We arrived late Friday evening and was greeted by a man a with long ponytail and a big smile. He was exceptionally welcoming and showed us to our room which was simple but very effective. The bathroom clean and fresh. After we were showed around the room, with very little time to spare before the kitchen was closed Gary the manager let us stay for dinner and cocktails. I had the steak which was cooked to perfection and tasted delicious with my girlfriends ratatouille. My girlfriend had the ratatouille which she also thought was delicious. As for the espresso martini, it was first class. All in all, zazus the restaurant and the bear hotel was a brilliant stay. No problems or issues with any staff of food. As for value for money I would recommend this place to anybody. We will be back for another visit. Thank you for everything Bear, Gary and the team for everything. Just a shame we didn\'t stay for breakfast on our last day.

Jefferson Kibble - 11th Oct, 2015
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Pleasant Surprise!
Very pleased with facilities, staff and food!

John Thorpe - 11th Oct, 2015
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Excellent Contemporary Newly Refurbished Hotel
I stayed at The Bear Hotel passing through on the way to Cumbria. The hotel was clean and updated to modern standards with polite staff who were very welcoming. I recommend this hotel highly, the stay was comfortable and the breakfast choice and indeed breakfast itself were truly great. The Bus stop outside the hotel makes it a direct link to the Roman city on a frequent basis throughout the day. 8/10 from me.

Alan Griffiths - 6th Oct, 2015
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Excellent Stay
Wonderful beer, lovely staff and the breakfast was truly spectacular. Highly recommended.

Alice Burke - 6th Oct, 2015
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Excellent Stay!
The rooms are lovely and the staff are fantastic.

Mark Wilby - 5th Oct, 2015
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Excellant
My sister and I enjoyed our stay, the welcome was really warm, everyone made us feel welcome.
The food was amazing, dinner and breakfasts brilliant, the best we have eaten anywhere and we are both extensive travellers.
The rooms are of a reasonable standard, and clean, but! We were made to understand that they are undergoing a refurbishment in the very near future which is most definitely required.
Other than that it was a brilliant stay and the staff were fantastic. Great.

Jayne Taylor - 5th Oct, 2015
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Best Weekend Away In Ages!
My friend and I came for our belated 40ths and had the best time! All the staff were so happy and attentive, they made sure we had a wicked time.
The range of drinks at Zaza Kitchen was phenomenal and the food was amazing. Definitely going back!

Sarah Tushingham - 4th Oct, 2015
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Very Good
Very good hotel within walking distance of the City Centre. Our room was clean and had everything we needed. The staff were very friendly and welcoming upon our arrival and throughout our stay. The breakfast was delicious with plenty of choice. All in all I would defiantly recommend to anyone looking to visit Bath.

Nick Potter - 4th Oct, 2015
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Great Potential
Lovely big room, amazing shower, comfy bed. Would stop again

Mr. Peter Baker - 30th Sep, 2015
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Family Stay In Bath
I would have no hesitation in recommending The Bear as a place to stay in Bath.
The Flat Iron steak was great
The breakfast was great
Luvverly jubbly!
Just one observation - can the City Council install a funicular railway up Holloway Hill! The pint of ice cold cider at The Bear was very welcome!

Robert Mussard - 29th Sep, 2015
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Had A Great Time
We enjoyed our time at The Bear. Free parking behind hotel was a bonus and bus went from outside front door straight into Bath. The rooms were sparsely decorated but comfortable and the bathroom was beautifully renovated. Staff were absolutely fabulous - friendly, helpful and with a sense of humour. Breakfast was high standard but we missed out on the restaurant because of opening night. However, we were invited to the drinks party which was lots of fun and ate around the corner at the Indian which was of a high standard. We\'d stay there again.

Julie Taylor - 29th Sep, 2015
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Very Friendly Staff
My partner and I stayed on Thursday 24th September for one night. The hotel staff were very friendly (Gary) and allowed us to park at the hotel earlier than our check-in time. The room was clean and had everything we needed. The breakfast was lovely and the location was fine. It took 10 minutes or so to walk into the centre of Bath which for us was OK although coming back was uphill! Taxi\'s were cheap enough though if needed. A very enjoyable stay. Thankyou.

Michael Allen - 28th Sep, 2015
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Cheers!
Very friendly staff who were very helpful with local info. Room was very plesent also. Felt like you were at home. Will stay again

Tom Biddle - 19th Sep, 2015
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Accommodation
Excellent service, staff are friendly, and very helpful. Breakfast was to my liking, clean and tidy room.

Shilpa Patel - 12th Sep, 2015
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Bank Holiday
Really nice. Nice room. Nice service. Nice location

Shirley Sanchez - 7th Sep, 2015
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Good Stay
Good facilities and friendly staff

Mary-joy Eyo - 4th Sep, 2015
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Lovely Stay
We stayec at the Bear for one night after a festival in Penzance . We were aware that the restaurant was closed due to refurbishment and that breakfast would be in the room. Breakfast arrived at our agreed time and was delicious the rooms were clean and the shower was hot which was just what we needed after camping. There was some drilling taking place however when we mentioned this we were givena refund of 20 pound without any fuss. We would stay at the Bear again should we return to Bath

Antony Darley - 2nd Sep, 2015
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Will Be Better After The Renovations
Great location, very friendly staff and clean rooms. breakfast was very generous!

Would be better when the smell of fresh paint subsides and the bar/restaurant is open for business. Hotel and it\'s staff couldn\'t have done any more to keep things smooth and comfortable though. I\'ll happily stay here again...

Nicola Williams - 1st Sep, 2015
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Highly Recommended
Highly recommended. Great staff and lovely room, very clean and cozy.

Lucia Anderica Recio - 1st Sep, 2015
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Second Honeymoon
We arrived to a warm welcome on Wednesday afternoon before going in to the city centre which was a very short drive away. Was pleasantly surprised to be offered breakfast in our room for the following morning. The room and facilities were lovely and intimate and the staff so helpful in recommending a restaurant and pub which we thoroughly enjoyed. Breakfast was superb in the morning. Building work was going on but it didn\'t affect our stay at all. I would recommend this hotel!

Claire Baker - 29th Aug, 2015
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Good Hotel. Great People
thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the bear. Wasn\'t disturbed by the works going on to improve the restaurant. Really helpful and welcoming staff. Would stay again.

David Latham - 21st Aug, 2015
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5 Night In Bath
We chose The Bear because it was slightly outside of the main city and the reviews were interesting.Unfortunately we chose the week when renovating started to update this venue which meant the dining area and part of the bar was closed,so we did not see this venue at its best. On saying that it has great potential and the staff being one of its biggest assets. They were extremely friendly and helpful and I would like to thank them for making our stay very welcoming.The rooms were a little sparse and ours in particular had lots of traffic noise unfortunate on a sunny day when the windows need to be open maybe a ceiling fan would make life more comfortable and on that note our little group craved a chest of draws just to be able to unpack our suitcase an age thing maybe!
Good luck with the refurb I will be checking the website for the new look

Linda Savage - 21st Aug, 2015
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Good Location
Couldn\'t really fault our stay at the Bear.
Good location for a ten minute walk inti the city centre. Not too keen on the walk back up the hill though.Room was excellent,but for the squeaky floor,good bed,shower,tea coffee facilities etc.Nice and clean .Although under refurbishment at the moment
it didn\'t affect us at all.A special mention to Jasmine and Francis , two staff members who were really polite and helpful. Would stay here again.

Wendy Connolly - 16th Aug, 2015
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The Bear Review
Clean comfortable hotel, situated within easy access to town centre. Pleasant friendly & helpful staff

Janice Bentley - 15th Aug, 2015
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Great Hotel, Close To City Centre!
Even though the hotel is not much to look at from the outside we were pleasantly surprised when we checked in. The room was very comfortable with everything we needed - comfy bed was really appreciated after a day of sightseeing. Staff were friendly and chatty. Hotel has its own free parking. The hotel is situated right next to convenient stores so we were able to get snacks and drinks for the room. A short walk into town and we were in the main centre. Overall we had a great stay and would recommend to anyone. :)

Steven Kemp - 8th Aug, 2015
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Good Service And Nice Hotel
Our first stay there, everything was excellent.

Katharina Breitenecker - 2nd Aug, 2015
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Everything You Need
Returned to Manchester today after a one night stay in Bath to use a voucher for the Thermae Bath Spa. Came across The Bear hotel after doing some extensive research and thought it sounded perfect- turns out it was! The Bear is a modern pub with hotel rooms above, all named after famous writers. We stayed in the Shakespeare room at the front of the hotel and had no issue with noise from the pub or from anything going on outside. Breakfast was included in our stay and we both went for the Big Bear breakfast which was a full English and it was lovely. After having a wander round Bath for a bit, we came back for some dinner and had chicken and bacon filled ciabattas which were amazing. The only thing that annoyed me (and this is purely down to me being a typical vain girl when it comes to getting ready) is that there was no mirror in the main room and only in the bathroom which had no plug sockets so I couldn\'t see what I was doing when I was styling my hair. Overall though I was very impressed and wouldn\'t hesitate to recommend The Bear to anyone planning a stay in Bath. Helpful staff, delicious food, simplistic and modern rooms- you can\'t go wrong.

Brittany Seel - 20th Jul, 2015
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Good Hotel For A Short Weekend In Bath
We stayed for two nights at The Bear, as part of a weekend away in Bath. I had read good reviews which is why I booked the hotel. It was in a good location, with a 10 minute walk into the city centre.
I had asked for a \"quiet\" room when booking the hotel and we were offered a room at the back of the hotel which was above the terrace. As a result, the room was quite noisy on the Friday evening when the terrace was busy. Other than that, the hotel was quiet.
The room was clean and spacious, but it was very hot and the desk fan which was already in the room, was on all night, both nights.
The breakfast was great, good choice, very tasty and all in the cost of the room.
Overall a good stay.

Sian Jenkins - 19th Jul, 2015
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It\'s The Climb
At first the hotel wasn\'t that easy to find. I made several wrong turns from the Rail Station, and had to get help from Google map with location service. However, after finding the hotel correctly, it wasn\'t that far away from the Rail Station, about 20 minutes walk if picking the right route. The hill is a little bit steep with the suitcase, but wasn\'t too hard. I love the room I stayed so much! It was a lot bigger than I imagined and had a great view! The staff was very helpful and offered a bucket of food when learning that I wouldn\'t be able to make the breakfast because of an early train. Although there\'s no staff before 8 AM, but they offered early check-out. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Bath.

Ling Chen - 14th Jul, 2015
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Great Hotel!
Simple, cool and friendly. Decent location and great for the price. Would definitely stay there again!

Clinton Green - 7th Jul, 2015
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The Bear
Nice friendly pub, with good overnight accommodation. Safe parking, close to city centre.
Really helpful staff.

MARK NOOTT - 4th Jul, 2015
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Friendly And Helpful Staff
Large room with very comfortable bed. Noise from road but we expected that and double glazing helped. Very good fan for a very hot night. Breakfast excellent, good location for the city centre, buses stop right outside or taxi charge reasonable. Staff very helpul and pleasant.

Jane Philpot - 3rd Jul, 2015
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Fantastic Hotel
Great hotel , friendly staff.

Jennie Coles - 2nd Jul, 2015
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Perfect!
Only things I can fault them on are the basin plug was either broken or impossible to work out how to use, and there was no white sugar in the room. Minor problems!
However, everything else, from the room, to the food, to the staff was perfect, which is why I am still saying I had a perfect experience! The food was amazing, best meal I\'ve ever had! Hope to return in the future.

Gemma Maloret - 25th Jun, 2015
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Great Hotel
I really enjoyed my stay here. The room was quirky and the staff were really friendly and helpful. We had dinner and breakfast during our stay and both were excellent. I will definitely be booking again next time I\'m in Bath. Highly recommended.

Nicola Worgan - 23rd Jun, 2015
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Satisfied Customers!
Overall, we were extremely pleased with our stay! The staff were very helpful and friendly and there was an amazing atmosphere. The room was modern yet homely and very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again!
Top marks!

Abbey Smith - 16th Jun, 2015
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Great Place
Our stay was perfect, nice room, large shower and a lovely pub downstairs. The hotel was conveniently located and great value.

Graham Rollins - 14th Jun, 2015
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The Bear Hotel Bath
My daughter and myself spent a night at The Bear and were delighted with all aspects. Staff were lovely, our room was gorgeous, dinner in the hotel was superb and breakfast which was included in the cost of our nights stay was fantastic. After traveling through Europe the previous week The Bear was like a home away from home. I totally recommend The Bear Hotel and would definatley stay there again. Well done Bear Hotel.

Kerrie Chapman - 5th Jun, 2015
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Love It
we are enjoy in the room and food.

Shuting Huang - 3rd Jun, 2015
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Highly Recommended
We loved this hotel. Comfortable, affordable, stylish & a short walk away from the centre of Bath. Lovely breakfasts, helpful staff, great atmosphere. Other reviewers have mentioned the hill to the hotel but it\'s really not that bad - we enjoyed the walk back after a big meal out in Bath.

Gemma Jones - 31st May, 2015
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Midweek Break
Brilliant as always.
First time in Kipling room very nice.
Food fantastic again.

Peter Tigwell - 29th May, 2015
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Trendy
Nice comfortable spacious room. However only,y snag is they stop serving food early. hence 4 out of 5. Also the room could do with some paint as it is beginning to look worn. Other than that nice staff comfortable stay

Milan Thakur - 21st May, 2015
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Pretty Good
The building doesn`t look much from the outside but inside it is all quite smart. The staff were great and the dinners we had were of a very good standard . Easy to get into the centre and all in all to be recommended .

Alan Warner - 17th May, 2015
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A Good Place For A Break
A really nice place to stay. Cheaper that in the center of Bath, but still close to the action.

Robert Brindley - 11th May, 2015
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Lovely Relaxed Style With Friendly Staff
Had a lovely night stay with a fabulous breakfast. Very helpful staff and good price

Judi Bassett - 11th May, 2015
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The Bear- Great Food And Atmosphere
All round great stay, the room was good value for money and had a bit of character too. Lovely staff and atmosphere. Very good choice of breakfast. Would stay again.

Rosina Golden - 9th May, 2015
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Very Pleasant Surprise
booked last minute so did not know what to expect. The hotel was great. Staff were very friendly & helpful. Food was great & room was really nice. Very comfy bed!!

Andrew Poulston - 5th May, 2015
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Great
Very nice, clean, friendly and good food! Will be back again.

Daryl Gollop - 3rd May, 2015
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One Night In Bath
Was on a course at the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) in Fenton House and found The Bear which is only a two minute walk away. Very convenient, comfortable and dfriendly staff. The room was spacious and clean -stayed in the Longfellow room-lovely shower and great full English breakfast. The rooms are above a bar/restaurant but it was not noisy even on a Friday night.Would go back again if doing another course at the RPS.

Leonard D\\\'Cruz - 3rd May, 2015
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Our Stay
We were looked after very well. Room was clean and bed very comfortable. Enjoyed the food very much, would recommend it

Barbara Thomas - 22nd Apr, 2015
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Amazing
Loved everything about this hotel. Staff very friendly Breakfast brilliant would stay here again no probs.

Cheryl Calderwood - 18th Apr, 2015
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\"for One Night Only\"
I stayed for 1 amazing night on Easter Saturday. From check-in to check-out the service was fantastic.

Pauline Barwise - 16th Apr, 2015
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Childless Weekend Away
What a lovely hotel, complete with 70\'s retro decor, a clean and very comfortable room, excellent food and a good selection of beer made our stay amazing! We will be back for sure.

John Green - 13th Apr, 2015
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Nice Hotel
It was my first stay in UK and I am glad for choosing this Hotel. Friendly staff and good food.

Jakub Michalek - 12th Apr, 2015
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Lovely Break In Bath
Had a lovely 2 night stay at the Bear. 15 min walk into Bath, down hill there....uphill on the way back!
Room clean and modern and bed was lovely and comfortable.
Breakfast both mornings were delicious.
Would certainly stay here again. Thank you

Adrian Page - 9th Apr, 2015
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Perfect
We had a good time, the staff were lovely. Ideal location with fab breakfast. The room was everything we needed and the shower was excellent.

Hannah Scott - 5th Apr, 2015
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Perfect Get Away
I absolutely loved my stay, we loved the local town it wasn\'t a long walk way which was nice. I would happily recommend this to anyone else plus we will definitely be coming back! Only down side was in the restaurant they didn\'t have much to offer for dinner but the food that they did have was delicious, so was the breakfast!

Daniel Limehouse - 29th Mar, 2015
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The Bear In March
We had a lovely stay. Room was large and very clean. Double bed very comfortable.. The staff were really pleasant and helpful and breakfast was fab. We will definately use again.

Charles Boardman - 29th Mar, 2015
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Bath Weekend
Could not fault service, the room, staff. Had such a fab weekend. Thankyou.

Katharine Wills - 22nd Mar, 2015
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Excellent Stay
Lovely room very good food

Alison Hothersall - 22nd Mar, 2015
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Great Hotel
Lovely, friendly hotel. Great room, fantastic breakfast, outstanding power shower, lovely evening meal, (only spoilt by roudy diners.)all complimented by helpful staff. Should we visit Bath agsin, we will definatly return.

Susan Geraghty - 22nd Mar, 2015
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Bear Review
We really liked our stay at the Bear. What made it stand out was the staff actually, which is unusual, but the guys at the Bear were fantastic, really helpful and very friendly. Food was very good in the evenings and local beers helped, but I will remember the Bear for its customer care, it was first class, thanks guys and gals!

Steve Gibson - 19th Mar, 2015
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Few Days In Bath
We stayed at the bear for two nights I arch found the bear really friendly and the rooms clean and tidy breakfast was lovely and we would stay here again when we vist bath

Bryan Harding - 18th Mar, 2015
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Stay At The Bear
Excellent staff and service,really good food. Clean and tidy room and hotel. Excellent room

Paul Coyne - 12th Mar, 2015
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Welcoming And Friendly
Friendly welcoming staff who made the hotel a relaxing base for our weekend. Clean, modern rooms with a great shower!
A generous breakfast and a nice late checkout meant we left The Bear relaxed, refreshed and happy.
A thank you to the barman late Saturday night for his drink recommendations and making us feel welcome and at home.

Miss. Jo Morgan - 5th Mar, 2015
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A Great Stay, With Great Service.
From the moment we walked in, the atmosphere was welcoming and the staff were both friendly, approachable and professional. The rooms were clean and tidy, basic, but enough to make our stay enjoyable. I would certainly recommend. Thank you to all, John Anderton. 24.02.15

John Anderton - 27th Feb, 2015
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Excellent Value On The Outskirts Of Bath
Nice rooms, very friendly staff and excellent food. All at a very reasonable rate. If you are looking for somewhere to stay within easy reach of the centre of Bath, this is the place.

Peter Cooke - 24th Feb, 2015
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Lovely Place To Stop
Good team, room was very comfortable, clean and spacious. Nicely decorated, too. Atmosphere was good, a place to relax for friends as families. Staff very helpful and breakfast was delicious. It\'s an easy enough walk into and from the city, though there are buses regularly too

Kayleigh Atherton - 19th Feb, 2015
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Cool Place
Unpretentious place. Good service , great food and cool minimalist decoration. It reminded me of Californian style. 15 minutes walk to town.

Dara De Las Heras - 17th Feb, 2015
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The Bear In Bath
We got a great deal to stay in this hotel for the night - an absolute bargain!
Great location, really friendly staff, cosy room and a brilliant breakfast. It really is just a 5 minute walk into town - and the fact we were able to park there for free made this an ideal place to stay for a weekend getaway. A bit quirky but with lots of character - much better than staying in a run-of-the-mill chain hotel!

Miss. Becci Hubbard - 27th Jan, 2015
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Saturday Night Stay
Excellent staff. Good breakfast .

Room is good and great location.

Stuart Lowe - 26th Jan, 2015
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The Bear Hotel, Bath
Lovely comfy bed with sumptuous duvet. Spacious room with lots of thoughtful touches. Great breakfasts too. Free parking was useful and a pleasant walk to town, although we could have bussed. Small and friendly hotel that made a good base for our trip

Maxine Clark - 23rd Jan, 2015
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Weekend Away
Faultlessly could not find one thing that I didn\'t like about the Bear

Peter Tigwell - 23rd Jan, 2015
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Friendly Staff
I booked a 1 night stop with my daughter so requested a twin room. Staff v helpful and friendly. The room was v clean and the beds were comfortable just too small!!
Lovely breakfast with lots of choice.
Check out process v easy

Fiona Boon - 9th Jan, 2015
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Bear Hotel Bath
We had a great night at the Bear Hotel, we can recommend it as clean tidy friendly good service great rooms and excellent breakfast

Brian Whitaker - 6th Jan, 2015
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Bath Visit
Clean friendly and welcoming ideal base for a visit to bath

Shaun Piper - 5th Jan, 2015
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3 Nights In Bath
Rooms extremely basic, definitely a lot of room for improvement.
Restaurant offers two fish dishes besides the standard steaks and burgers which was really appreciated.
Own parking area is another positive aspect.
Location at the top of the hill is perfect for leaving Bath quickly but requests quite a walking time to the city centre, however, that's manageable bus/taxi can be used for return.
Being on holidays we've been not in a hurry but waiting for breakfast for more than one hour at departure missing the necessary kitchen staff is basically not acceptable.
To summarize: main criticism on room equipment and breakfast service.

Gerhard Gessl - 21st Aug, 2014
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Vintage E Comodo
Vicino al centro. Accurato arredamento vintage. Comodo avere il pub al piano di sotto. Personale gentile e disponibile. Suggerisco maggiore attenzione alla pulizia dei tavoli della colazione. Da consigliare.

Speranza Meloni - 20th Aug, 2014
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Great Hotel, Shame About The Parking
We really enjoyed our stay at The Bear - conveniently located within easy walking distance of the city centre, the hotel has friendly and helpful staff, very comfortable rooms, a nice bar and good food etc. My only criticism is in regards to the car park, which is a little awkward with people parking somewhat haphazardly - we parked within a marked bay but came down on our last morning to discover that someone had bumped our car and shunted it backwards several inches, almost into the stone wall behind - whoever was responsible left no note. Whilst I certainly don't hold the hotel responsible, I was disappointed that they didn't have CCTV coverage of the car park - they take details of guests' cars so would have been able to help identify the person responsible so they could be reported to the police for leaving the scene of an accident.

Stephen Brown - 16th Aug, 2014
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Lovely Place
I really enjoyed my stay here - very comfortable, lots of character, friendly and helpful staff and free car parking and wifi. Would definitely return.

Nigel Moseley - 11th Aug, 2014
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A Mixed Bag
Staying at the Bear was a mix of highs and lows. The room was (Chaucer) well appointed with a comfortable bed and good sized bathroom. On the downside, it was noisy, and if the windows were shut it became too stuffy to sleep. The breakfast was nice, but it took 40 minutes to come out after ordering each morning. It also lacked some healthy options, and there was no fresh cold water which we could serve ourselves. The pub food is fantastic, obviously an extra. It may also be time for the communal hotel iron to be upgraded. Parking was ample and convenient. Overall it was a pleasant stay, but either the price of the rooms need to come down to reflect it is at a pub which is noisy, or something needs to be done about the noise - such as double glazed windows and Air Con units in each room.

Mr. Nicholas Francuz - 4th Aug, 2014
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Bath Break
We booked a superior deluxe room ar The Bear whilst having a short break in Bath and was very impressed with the room. Very clean and modern with excellent en-suite facilities. The breakfast was excellent with a good choice. Would definitely stay there again.

Elizabeth Butterfield - 25th Jul, 2014
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The Bear Hotel.
Just needed a place to stay on our way down to Cornwall and was pleasantly surprised. Liked the trendy vintage look and feel, the bar was a great place to relax with decent beers and the food was excellent, my wife is still talking about the ' bear burger', and as for the brekfast!
Would highly recommend.

Mr. Paul Turner - 21st Jul, 2014
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Excellent Stay
Excellent place to stay,stylish decorated rooms with unique art-deco touch.
We dined downstairs in the restaurant and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the service.The next day breakfast did not failed either.
Highly recommend The Bear as fine dine eatery as well as luxury hotel to stay where you are well looked after.

Maria HRISTOSKOVA - 20th Jul, 2014
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Review For The Bear
Excellent service, very pleasant and helpful staff and manager. Lovely breakfast, best fried egg I've had for a long time. Clean and tidy rooms , all in all would definitely stay again when we come to Bath.

Mary Lewis - 12th May, 2014
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Early April 2014
Very friendly staff, excellent food, parking on site, within walking distance of Bath city centre, comfortable accommodation, modern attractive ensuite shower room. Would certainly stay again.

Christine Fisher - 12th May, 2014
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Refreshing
A very pleasant alternative to the main line hotels. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very clean, lovely breakfast and generally a nice feel to the place. Would book again.

Peter Fairclough - 7th May, 2014
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Happy Stay
We had a very pleasant stay at the Bear. Location was good (although an up-hill walk back from town) and was handy to have free parking. Rooms were clean and modern, if a little bare. We were at the front of the hotel and the only noise we were aware of were other noisy guests, but that wasn't any fault of the hotel. Staff were very friendly and the cooked breakfast was good!

Jenna Rowlands - 2nd May, 2014
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Wonderful Stay
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Bear Hotel! We loved the furniture, breakfast was very good and our dinner (on a Tuesday so two for one) was excellent. The staff is also very friendly. Only point of improvement would be the beds. We had two single beds that we're pretty comfortable but too small. Overall we will definitely recommend the hotel to anyone staying in Bath!

Dineke Meijers - 1st May, 2014
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Weknd With Young Child
Lovely hotel with friendly helpful staff. Clean room and delicious breakfast. Close to town centre and useful bus links. Would stay here again.

MELANIE LAFFERTY - 1st May, 2014
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April Stay
pleasant staff, very helpful, nice atmosphere, thanks

Sarah Mason - 30th Apr, 2014
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City Break
Great value for money, even greater Customer service. Well done and thank you.

Chris Head - 29th Apr, 2014
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One Night Stay
wonderful place clean comfortable and good breakfast couldn't wish for anything better also the staff were brill will be back

Lee Franklin - 28th Apr, 2014
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The Bear Bath
Hotel and rooms are clean. I like the interior of the room and hotel. Nice big bathroom, shower was very good. Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely breakfast, really nice that you can order the breakfast instead of a buffet. Croissants are amazing! A bit noisy with the wooden floors. Would recommend perhaps more carpets within the rooms to absorb some of the sound. Our room was next to a family with a young toddler that was running around from 6am in the morning, with the wooden floors we could hear every single step from the room next door. Quite noisy with the road just outside the room window, not sure what can be done do better soundproof the room. Wooden blinds lets a lot of light in early morning. Nice to have such a wide selection of teas and coffee in the room together with the chocolate treat. Enjoyed our stay.

Helet Van Rooyen - 27th Apr, 2014
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Holiday Break
Very enjoyable and friendly staff

James Allseybrook - 25th Apr, 2014
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Great Stay
I had a a wonderful stay at the Bear. Room was clean and tidy, staff were friendly and breakfast delicious.

Philip Green - 23rd Apr, 2014
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A Few Minor Issues
The location of the bear was good, breakfast fantastic, just a few issues on our stay. We pushed the beds together in our room & clearly it hadnt been cleaned under the beds for some time & there was also a sock. We had been in our room say 20 minutes & somebody just walked in, without even knocking, although he was very apologetic. Teabags not replaced once you have used them. We stayed for 2 nights & after the 1st night the room was serviced whilst we were out, on returning the bed had been made & there were blood on the sheets, also we had no toilet paper, we advised reception of this & this was sorted out promptly. On paying the bill we were given a £30 discount as apparently the housekeeper had cut her hand so ours wasnt the only room with this problem. Overall a nice stay, although i have to say the thing i am most concerned with is that on the back of my invoice from the hotel is the staff's name's, wage's for the week & their national insurance numbers?! Surely this is a data protection breech?

Miss. Sadie Crowdell - 20th Apr, 2014
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Brilliant!!!
We were very pleased with the room, it was much larger than we expected. The room was decorated nicely with real cow skin rugs and locally made furniture. The bathroom was amazing as well with a huge bath which was very relaxing at the end of the day! Over all, big thumbs from us. The breakfast was so tasty as well! Definitely recommend.

Natalie Whiteland - 20th Apr, 2014
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The Great Bear
Rooms were quirky, cool, spacious and comfortable. Our room had a little balcony with a great view. The service was outstanding, it was friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The food was MAGNIFICENT - fresh and filled with flavor. Prices were reasonable.

Overall a great stay and would highly recommend

Jake Mostert - 15th Apr, 2014
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The Bear Hotel
Great experience -Friendly staff - Warm and clean Hotel -Highly recommend it!

Clem Tully - 10th Apr, 2014
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Lovely Stay
We stayed for one night on a Sunday and had a lovely stay!
The cocktails were lovely and were two 4 one, breakfast was amazing one of the best we've had and the staff were very friendly and helpful :)
Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable and we loved the retro touches.
The bed and bedding was very comfortable and cosy.
The only downside to this hotel was it looked more like a pub from the outside and it was a 15 minute up hill walk to get there from the town centre.
We ended up getting cabs which were only £5-£7 which overall still worked out cheaper than staying in one of the pricer hotels in the centre of Bath.
Other than the location we were more than happy with our stay! :)

Emily Dickens - 8th Apr, 2014
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Loved It...
What a find - loved The Bear. Great design and furnishings, trendy and relaxing style without being overly hip or fussy. Genuinely friendly staff; real smiles, laid back but attentive. Lovely strong shower. Comfy bed. Quiet. Absolutely first-rate breakfast, great ingredients and again nicely presented. Can't fault this place - 5 stars

Giles Smallcombe - 7th Apr, 2014
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Great Place
Very 'cool' minimalist rooms, pleasant bar and good food. Staff were excellent and helpful and Leanne knows how to make a proper gin and tonic!

Also very close to the centre and has parking, which is a big problem in Bath.

Andrew Blanche - 5th Apr, 2014
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Fantastic Staff But The Facilities Let It Down A Little.
First of all I would like to say that we very much enjoyed our stay here recently. We were only here for one night but the staff, and Kelly in particular, made it a very enjoyable and easy experience.
They assisted us in getting around Bath, supplying a map and some local recommendations, and even offered to extend our check out time on learning that we were a little worse for wear the next morning. All the staff we encountered were friendly, enthusiastic and eager to help.
Unfortunately whilst the room was lovely and spacious we did find a few problems. Firstly the shower door came off its rollers when we attempted to use it. Secondly the room that we were in had a his and hers shower feature, however this was impossible to use due to the way it had been plumbed. You could not get hot water out of both showers simultaneously which unfortunately meant this nice feature was redundant.
The rest of the hotel was great however. Breakfast was delicious and the chef was accommodating when we requested some alterations to the set menu. The bar area was really nice and homely and drinks not too expensive.
Would definitely stay again but perhaps would request the room with a bath instead.

Marc Hook - 30th Mar, 2014
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Perfect Weekend
Thanks for a fantastic weekend and excellent hospitality. The room was great, very clean and spacious. Breakfast was delicious and the portions very generous. The staff very friendly and informative.Also many thanks to Lianne for organizing some surprise birthday treats for my girlfriend.

The only complaint would be the lack of curtain on the balcony door window

Mr. Rob Chung - 30th Mar, 2014
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Oh What A Night!
Good location and facilities with friendly & helpful staff. We paid extra for a back room believing it to be in a quieter location. Unfortunately the large noisy industrial kitchen extractor fan was located directly outside our room. The first night wasn't a problem as the extractor fan was switched off when the kitchen closed about 22.00 hrs. On our second night the extractor fan was left on ALL NIGHT! The noise was incredible and as a result the night seemed endless and no sleep was had. Therefore our rating of only 3 reflects our much disturbed nights rest!

Mrs. Hilary Burnett - 27th Mar, 2014
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A Reunion In Bath
My old school friend and I met in Bath to celebrate our 60th birthdays! Picking a place can be a nightmare when you don't know the city. Oh! What a lucky find. The Bear offered quirky elegance, comfortable surroundings,a cosy atmosphere and excellent food.

Anne McWhirter - 24th Mar, 2014
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The Bear Visit March 2014
Had a nice stay at The Bear room was really nice with nice bed and room was very clean. Food at The bear was excellent breakfast was prob the best I've tasted in a long time and the steak on steak night was fab! Room was on main road so can be noisy with a bus stop right outside, but that cannot be helped. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Tea and coffee in room was only let down had only provided filter coffee but we had no filter. Would recommend this hotel to people to visit and will come again soon!

Craig Crow - 22nd Mar, 2014
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We Loved It
Recommended 100% , big room, nice and delicious breakfast.
It's a bit far away to city center but it's worth it.

Carlos Alarcon - 21st Mar, 2014
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Great Stay!
We found the bear online and got a great deal on a fantastic large and retro room! James was great at sorting out a booking mistake I made online! Polite staff, good location and we loved the bathroom!! Bed was supercomfortable an the tea/coffee set had everything for a quick brew. All in All a great stay!
Oh and as it was our anniversary they even left special touches in the room for us! :)

Claudia Di Pietropaolo - 20th Mar, 2014
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Malcolm
Lovely room, helpful staff, cracking breakfast, complimentary Tunnocks caramel bars and unicorn friendly. Would definitely stay again xxx :)

Lucy Plumer - 20th Mar, 2014
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Excellent
Nice room, warm, good internet, friendly : Highly recommended

Stephen Tasker - 19th Mar, 2014
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Bearrific!
Great stay. Only there for the night but the staff we found wonderfully helpful and the food was exquisite! Steak night was top notch! One very small gripe was the WiFi in the room (Byron) was very slow indeed - but that wouldn't stop us returning! Cheers guys!

TOM COOK - 14th Mar, 2014
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Overnight Stay
I arrived at The Bear at about half seven to find a fairly busy pub which was lovely to see on a Tuesday. I was shown to very large and comfortable room by a polite member of staff. My room was at the back so I didn't have any noise from the bar/restaurant downstairs or from the road. It was a little noisy at about 23:00 but this was nothing that disturbed me. The only point I would made was the noise from the floorboards outside the bedroom could be a little loud but nothing a slightly larger rug wouldn't rectify. All the facilities were clean, tidy and very stylish. Overall for the price I paid The Bear was a steal and I will definitely recommend highly and return in the future.

Madeleine Botham - 12th Mar, 2014
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Bear Facts - It's Very Good!
Arrived and made feel very welcome! Shown to room where all services provided were explained!
Breakfast each morning was a good selection, and freshly made to order each time.
A good selection of wines and spirits. Merlot and Highland Park come pleasantly to mind!
Overall excellent value and there a welcome for you at the Bear!

Iain Caldwell - 9th Mar, 2014
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Weekend At The Bear
Great Hotel, rooms are modern, we had a fab bathroom. Very clean. Staff friendly. A little noisy at night from road and people coming out of pub.

Claire Boyd-Leslie - 5th Mar, 2014
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Lovely Hotel
Love the breakfast here, served the English breakfast with excellent service, The attitude of stall is great and kind, ill probability tell my friend to live here when they travel to Bath.

Ki Lit WONG - 23rd Feb, 2014
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A Good Base For Exploring Bath-with Fabulous Food
A lovely welcome, amazing food and hospitality. The rooms were big and spacious with really cool decor. The only downside was that our room (Shelley) was rather noisy, as it was on the street side and directly above the pub.
However, we would definitively recommend this hotel as a good base for exploring beautiful Bath. The breakfast is delicious and certainly set us up for the day!

Joanne McKeown - 23rd Feb, 2014
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5 Stars!
Very welcoming - nice room, nice staff, nice location, nice food. And nice price!
Wish we'd had longer..

Tristan Glover - 9th Feb, 2014
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Recommended
A tidy room, amazing food and decent wine. Absolutely loved the staff, they were extremely kind to us :)
Would definitely recommend the place.

Alise Rupeka - 27th Jan, 2014
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Great Find Close To Student Area
We chose The Bear as it was close to where our student daughter is staying. What a great find! We certainly will be back. Nice modern clean room tastefully decorated with retro furniture. Staff very friently and helpful. Biggest surprise was that we arrived on Burn's Night to find there was a special Burn's menu and live Scottish entertainment - a big bonus as I am from Edinburgh!! Great restaurant.

Dr. Graham Gibson - 26th Jan, 2014
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Simple And Nice
We stayed here in October 2013. The pub wasn't noisy at all, so we had a restful night. Our room was on the back of the building, so we had no traffic noise from the busy street. The room was nicely furnished--simple and clean. Pleasant atmosphere. Breakfast was a little on the sparse side, but it served its purpose. We walked into town so we didn't have to worry about parking. About a 10 minute walk.

Ralph Jakobs - 15th Jan, 2014
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Nye
Stayed here for new year and it was perfect, room great, a 10 minute walk from the shops and bars, very accommodating and staff were incredibly welcoming and helpful. Highly recommend. Lush breakfast too!

Miss. Lucy Duckham - 1st Jan, 2014
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Fabulous Stay
After paying more for a B and B just up the road, we decided to extend our stay in Bath at the Bear. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating, the facilities had been recently tastefully updated and it was spotlessly clean. Breakfasts were very good too. Wish we had spent our whole time in Bath at this place. Mum and I would highly recommend it for other travellers. Credit to the management bar and waiting staff!

Janet & Cathryn - 29th Dec, 2013
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Short Weekend Break
We had a great 2 night stay. The room was surprisingly spacious considering we'd booked one of the smaller ones. It was very clean, the staff we're lovely, very good breakfast included in the price. Good location to walk into the town. If we really had to say something negative it would be that the hotel might want to consider double or secondary glazing for the windows, as it is quite a busy noisy road, with a bus stop outside and shops taking early morning deliveries, our sleep was disturbed

Ms. Rachel Sesstein - 30th Oct, 2013
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Thumbs Up
Stayed at the Bear for one night only on a business trip. Very modern, spacious and tastefully done throughout. Minimalist in the rooms, which suits me fine. Traffic might annoy some people, but I live on a main road so not bothered myself. Staff were all very helpful and attentive. Food was excellent and not too expensive for the quality. Have already recommended to work colleagues. Breakfast not served until 08:00 but I had a breakfast tray to take to my room ready for an early start.

Kevin Barnes - 20th Sep, 2013
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Fantastic Place To Stay
The brand new rooms at The Bear, really are fantastic. Only slight challenge is the noise from the pub, but if you are staying in a pub you have to expect some noise!! The food was also fantastic, had the rump steak which I have to say was cooked to perfection (and I am difficult to please when it comes to steaks!) Would definitely return to The Bear next time we are looking for somewhere to stay in Bath.

Emma Smith - 17th Sep, 2013
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Response from Accommodation
Thank you for your lovely comments. We have taken on board your comments with the noise and corrected the volume. I hope to see you again soon
Thanks

Charlotte

Room / Stay Review
We stayed at the Bear on Saturday 14th September, just a matterof days after the refurbishment had been completed. The decor and qualityof the rooms was excellent, all fresh and well decorated. We had an issue with our shower and bathroom light which was sorted out very quickly by the staff. I would like to make a couple of suggestions: the wood floor in rooms and hall ways is loveley but very noisy with people moving in and out of rooms and can be heard from in the rooms while trying to sleep, maybe some sort of carpet runner would cut down on noise . Also in the room we stayed in "Shakespere" there was no chair to allow me to sit at the dressing table to do my hair & makeup and it would also be good to have a lamp on the dressing table i had to move the bedside lamp to shine light on the mirror. It would also be very helpfuly to have perhaps an easy chair to put things on as the clothes hanging area was very nice but not practical. The staff were all extremely helpfuly and the service provided was excellent. I would certainly stay again.
Thanks
Clare Bale

Ely C/o Cook - 16th Sep, 2013
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