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27 Shakespeare Road, Bedford, MK40 2DX, United Kingdom – Show map
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WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Room service, Luggage storage, Laundry, Dry cleaning, Ironing service, Shoeshine, Meeting/banquet facilities, Fax/photocopying
Newspapers, Safety deposit box, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Family rooms, Non-smoking throughout, Air conditioning
14:30 - 00:00 hours
07:00 - 11:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 5 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
All older children or adults are charged GBP 10 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 2.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 220 reviews
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Score from 312 reviews Very good
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Score from 148 reviews Fabulous
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Score from 35 reviews Review score
Rooms could do with updating
The staff were good and I know the property, as I was born just a few hundreds yards away and used to play in the garden and house with my friends. The hotel has so much potential which is not being realised. It has so much atmosphere,yet the heating made if feel so cold.
My room was a fire exit, so did not have a lock to the outside fire escape stairs. The poorly fitted safety chain could easily be opened from the outside, so I had to take all of my valuables with me whenever i went out. The lovely property is desperately in need of an uplift and/or renovation to allow it to shine as it should. The staff made up for a lot of the shortcomings in the facilities. My wash basin had a large crack, the shower was ancient and did not get really hot and I did not sleep well due to the lack of security.
Comfy clean friendly staff and good breakfast
Free wifi and breakfast
Hot tap in sink did not work and there seemed to be a lot of tiny flies in the room.... mainly in the bathroom and window!!
The staff were nice and helpful. The location was good and could park safely. The breakfast was good and the bar area was nice.
The shower; small room; car park over crowded due to builders vehicles;the wifi didnt work in my room
For the cost, complete with English breakfast the venue was good value
Decor a bit tired in places and windows etc could do with updating, but for the money not a problem
Met my needs for location and budget and provided all the facilities I required. Staff very friendly, bedrooms and public areas clean and comfortable. I will definitely be booking again.
Evening menu was a bit limited but my visit was during the first week in the new year and a new menu is about to be introduced.
Good parking, well sized room, quiet, Central, friendly staff
Bathroom was a bit cold
Nice Victorian building, good decoration. Plenty of space in car park. Good strong hot shower! Quiet. Enough space in the room. Good size bathroom. Good value for money. Single bed good size. Basic, but good for the low price we paied.
Bath tub did not have the plug, so I could only use the shower, also the bath tub a bit outdated. Heating radiator did not work, but we asked the staff to help and were supplied with a fair electric heater. Double bed narrow.
The staff were nice and helpful. The location was good and we could park safely. The breakfast was good and the bar area was nice.
Our room seemed quite small and I didn't find the bed to be very comfortable
Excellent owner and host..good staff..great value..i will use it regularly
Hotel in very bad state entrance ok anything beyond that not good at all. Room has never been cleaned or painted by the looks of it for 20 years+. Most uncomfortable bed I've stayed in. Pictures and star rating on website very misleading.
service excellent close to railway station clean
Staff were friendly, food was ok
Car parking was terrible, facilities were very basic and quite shabby (but not chic) Shower guard was totally inadequate so floor was soaked. no iron or hairdryer,
The staff do everything they can to ensure a good stay- the food is excellent quality and is the main reason why I rebook this place and have stayed on four occasions. The location is good, with a short walk into the town.
The decor need attention in the rooms, many adaptions have obviously taken place like new shower fitted etc but then the finish of the tiles has not completed the job, with many cracked etc and the wallpaper in the room is peeling or in places small holes in wall. Stayed whilst there was a party on downstairs and wish I had known before booking as the music kept me awake until 1am. However other occasions it has been fine
It is a good hotel with excellent staff
good breakfast, friendly staff
slightly worn down. Small room (as indicated in room's presentation).
Very welcoming when I arrived, explained everything that I needed for my stay. The room was adequate and the bed comfortable. Enjoyed the breakfast very much.
Overall, the hotel seemed very tired and in need of some aesthetic maintenance. There was no or very little hot water that reached my room.
Good value for money friendly & helpful staff
Car park is a nightmare.nowhere near big enough for the number of rooms
A warm welcome from the staff the minute we arrived, went out of their way to accommodate our every wish. Rooms excellent, fab value for money
Chef's food excellent. Building lovely and room was a triple on first floor. Room was toasty warm & peaceful and had all you'd expect from an ensuite. Staff very helpful & keen to please-also happy to top up teas/coffees etc on request and try to accommodate customers' special requests.
Bathroom bit dated with little bits of mold on tile grout in places, worn enamel n leaky shower. Not so bad that I put me off showering though- still enjoyable and staff said they'd report to maintenance when I mentioned it. Disappointed also that we wanted to rebook but had a query re our dog coming and we were reassured that we'd get back to us by end of the day.... Im still waiting a week later.
good service excellent breakfast
The shower, the room and the car parking
- English breakfast each morning - friendly staff
- small room - could sometimes hear other people in the hallway
New furnature and refitted bathroom. Nice
Having to look for staff to get drink, dinner and breakfast. Bar, resturant and reception were often left unattended. Ear pulgs rquires as room was at front facing main road. (But I always take ear plugs so got a good night sleep)
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