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On the outskirts of Cardiff, The Bear Hotel is situated in the picturesque market town of Cowbridge, 25 minutes from Cardiff Airport and with good access to the M4 motorway.

The historic Bear Hotel dates back to the 12th century, boasting individually decorated bedrooms, some with beamed ceilings or four-poster beds. All rooms have en suite facilities, with Freeview TV and free Wi-Fi internet access.

Guests will enjoy the flagstone real ale bar and luxurious lounge bar, offering drinks, snacks and afternoon tea. The hotel boasts a charming restaurant, serving an excellent menu, with local produce.

In the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan, Cowbridge boasts a beautiful green coastline, boutique shops and beautiful town houses. The Bear Hotel is also 15 minutes away from Cardiff city centre and the Cardiff Bay development.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish

Free private parking available at the hotel

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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
Standard Twin Room
  • 2 single beds
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Max adults: 4
Deluxe Apartment
  • 2 large double beds
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Max adults: 4
Deluxe Apartment
  • Bedroom 1: 1 double bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 single beds
  • Living room: 1 sofa bed
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Max adults: 3. Max children: 2
One-Bedroom Apartment
  • 1 sofa bed and
  • 1 large double bed
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Max adults: 4
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Max adults: 3
Two-Bedroom House
  • 1 single bed and
  • 1 double bed
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Travel Sustainable property

Travel Sustainable property

This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose The Bear Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English

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About The Bear Hotel

Welcoming Booking.com guests since 1 Feb 2010

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  • if we booked 6 rooms and brought 6 fancy sports cars can you guarantee parking? we're happy to shove up and double park to take up less room. thanks

    Good Evening thank you for your email, we have a large car park at the rear of our hotel, we usually have plenty of space for our guests cars. We hope to welcome you all in the near future. Kind Regards Reception Team


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    Answered on 19 August 2021
  • Will you be serving a full English for breakfast this weekend.

    Good Evening thank you for your message, we serve breakfast at the moment for residents in our glass cube. thiss may change with the next Welsh Covid announcement. kindest Regards Jackie Reception Team


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    Answered on 12 May 2021
  • how do I book a meal in the evening

    Good Evening Thank you for your message, you are welcome to visit our website, call us on 01446 774814 or email on enqiuries@bearhotel.com. kindest Regards Jackie Reception Team


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    Answered on 12 May 2021
  • Have you any twin rooms or a double with sofa bed on the 13th November

    Thank you for your message, we have a twin room available for the evening you have asked for, we would be able to place a ZBed in there at the cost of £25.00, suitable for a child up to the age of 10. Regards


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    Asked about: Standard Double Room • Answered on 16 October 2021
  • how much for two adults all so is breakfast included in the room rate do you have any rooms on the ground floor and are you close to public transport

    Good Evening, we have ground floor rooms and we are close to a central bus line.


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    Answered on 12 May 2021
  • What time is breakfast served from

    hello At the moment we serve a continental breakfast 8-10


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    Answered on 21 August 2020
  • Is there a fridge in the room?

    Sorry there are no fridge facilities in the rooms.


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    Asked about: Standard Double Room • Answered on 29 November 2019
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Beaupre Castle
    0.8 miles
  • Fonmon Castle
    5.3 miles
  • Penmark Castle
    5.4 miles
  • St Donat's Castle
    5.4 miles
  • Llantrisant Castle
    5.5 miles
  • Coity Castle
    5.8 miles
  • Newcastle Castle
    5.8 miles
  • Dyffryn Gardens
    6.5 miles
  • Creigiau Golf Course
    6.7 miles
  • Ogmore Castle
    6.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Oscars of Cowbridge
    0 miles
  • Restaurant The Yard Pizzeria
    0 miles
  • Cafe/bar Bar 44
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/bar Duke Of Wellington
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Arboreal
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/bar Town Hall Square
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Cardiff International Sports Stadium
    10.4 miles
  • Viola Arena
    11.6 miles
  • Principality Stadium
    11.6 miles
  • Cardiff Castle
    11.7 miles
  • Cardiff University
    11.8 miles
  • St David's Hall
    11.8 miles
  • University of South Wales - Cardiff Campus
    12.1 miles
  • Cardiff Bay
    12.3 miles
Closest airports
  • Cardiff Airport
    6.5 miles
  • Bristol Airport
    32.2 miles
  • Exeter International Airport
    50.4 miles
How to get to The Bear Hotel from Cardiff Airport
    Taxi
    Free parking is available.
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1 restaurant on site

    Restaurant

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of The Bear Hotel
Outdoors
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Services
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Packed lunches
  • Laundry
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Room service
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
Languages spoken
  • English
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House rules The Bear Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

14:00 - 23:00

Check-out

07:00 - 11:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Cot upon request
Free
4 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
£25 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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The fine print

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travellers, during dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be cancelled on arrival.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform The Bear Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Bear Hotel

  • Yes, The Bear Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at The Bear Hotel include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Quadruple

  • Guests staying at The Bear Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • The Bear Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • Check-in at The Bear Hotel is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Bear Hotel (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Free parking

  • The prices at The Bear Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Bear Hotel by:

    • Taxi 20min

  • The Bear Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • The Bear Hotel is 50 yards from the centre of Cowbridge.