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Reviews - Bear Hotel, Cowbridge

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63 High Street, Cowbridge, CF71 7AF
The Bear Hotel is located on the outskirts of Cardiff, situated on the High Street of the quaint market town of Cowbridge in the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan. Cowbridge boasts a unique, gloriously beautiful, green and wild, spectacularly vivid coastline, rich in heritage and culture. Cowbridge has it all with a rural edge but city chic and something to suit all ages and budgets. A perfect location for people to stay if they want to visit the sights of South Wales, with numerous interesting places to visit, including Llanerch Vineyards, the Museum of Welsh Life, Castell Coch, Ogmore Valley and many more. You may fancy a walk along one of the fine beaches and Devon is visible from the local cliff tops.

The Hotel is just 25 minutes away from Cardiff Airport, and also has great access to the M4 motorway and the area’s major road network, for exploring the whole of the region. The city centre of Cardiff, Wales’ beautiful capital city, is just 15 minutes away, as is the new Cardiff Bay development. Cardiff is Europe’s fastest-growing city for art, culture, shopping and entertainment. Cardiff Bay is Europe's most exciting waterfront development, featuring a diverse mix of internationally acclaimed visitor attractions, activities and entertainment coupled with vibrant cosmopolitan bars, shops and restaurants, all situated around a manmade freshwater lake with over 13 km of waterfront.

The Bear Hotel dates back to the 12th Century and oozes history, charm and character. The Hotel has 33 individually decorated bedrooms, some with beamed ceilings or 4 Poster beds, all en-suite with tea & coffee making facilities, ‘Freeview’ television and free Wi-Fi.

Alternatively, combine the comfortable surroundings and friendly atmosphere of The Bear Hotel with the privacy of our luxurious Apartments and exclusive Two-bedroom House. The properties are in a private location with allocated parking spaces.Each space is different and has it’s own character making each room, the perfect place to rest, read, converse, dream or indulge.. But don’t just take our word for it, come and experience everyday luxury for yourself.At the Bear you are assured of a warm welcome and the very highest standard of service throughout your stay.

Our extensive facilities include a flagstone Real Ale Bar, luxurious Lounge Bar offering morning coffee, light meals and afternoon tea and the hotel boasts a unique stone vaulted Restaurant, serving a Gastro dining menu. The menus provide excellent value for money for that special evening out, corporate dining or simply a meal you do not have to prepare yourself. Value for money is essential. Along with Chef's Daily Specials lunchtime and evening menus are offered as well as snacks and sandwiches. All dishes are fresh and prepared to order and suited to a variety of tastes using local produce.So whether you’re in need of a shopping break, looking for a quiet retreat to catch up with friends or business colleagues, fancy an evening’s refreshment or simply are curious on what we have to offer, you’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome and superb service.
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Guest Reviews Based on 17 reviews
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92% recommended this accommodation to a friend 92% would stay again
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Re visit after 40 years!
We last stayed at The Bear over 40 years ago. Now there is a new accommodation block at the back where the car park used to be together with a paved area with tables and chairs giving it a somewhat Continental feel. Main hotel has changed little so still has that local warm feeling. Our room in the annex was clean and comfortable. We did not have an evening meal in the restaurant but did have the Sunday lunch which was very good for the price. We would stay again (but would probably not leave it another 40 years!)

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Sheila S

From Bridgwater, UK
Who stayed in April 2014

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The price could have been reduced reflecting better value for money given it was a Sunday night and the hotel was quiet.

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G Wright

From Nuneaton, UK
Who stayed in December 2013

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The Bear is a beautiful oldey, worldy hotel with some modern anexes attached. I would totally recommend both The Bear and Cowbridge ,which is a beautiful, quaint town. Only complaint was the room and hotel in general was over heated, which didn't lend itself to a good nights sleep and the main high street was noisy if you opened the window to cool off (I was in a front facing room!)
Some of the rooms may not be suitable for older people or those less mobile. I was in room 26 and there were lots of quite steep stairs in parts and low overhead arches (being an oldey worldy hotel when people were much shorter!).

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Mary C

From UK
Who stayed in December 2013

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great place to stay
The Bear hotel is a lovely building , the staff are very freindly and pollite , food and drink are of a high standerd for the money and the rooms are lovely , found it a litle warm in the room but you turn down the radiator and its fine , I would happily stay heer again and would recomend it .

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b williams

From Machynlleth, England
Who stayed in November 2013

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The welcome and level of service was outstanding

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Russell Dyer

From Barry, UK
Who stayed in October 2013

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Beautiful hotel
Lovely hotel great and very attentive staff From reception to restaurant/bar staff Beautiful meal in the restaurant and a fantastic breakfast Very busy on the Sunday morning because of a wedding party staying over but the staff coped very well Look forward to my next stay !!!!

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S Newman

From Sittingbourne, UK
Who stayed in October 2013

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The Bear
I would recommend this hotel strongly.
Bed was VERY comfortable and breakfast brilliant.
Very friendly staff rounded off an lovely weekend trip.

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Robin O

From Petersfield, UK
Who stayed in September 2013

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great hotel great beer and food cowbridge is a wonderful place look forward to the next time

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anthony paget

From Bridgend, UK
Who stayed in August 2013

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Lovely hotel staff. Very pleasant and helpfully.

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Ron W

From Neath, UK
Who stayed in August 2013

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Business Traveller
Decent hotel, with pleasant helpful staff. Car park at the rear can be difficult to find being in North Road, which is accessed further along the High Street. Good, but expensive food. Breakfast from 07.00am. Good room with free wi-fi.

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William S

From Stourbridge, UK
Who stayed in June 2013

Travelling alone

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