Shakespeare Hotel - Bedford

27 Shakespeare Road, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK40 2DX  show map
 3 stars
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Shakespeare Hotel - Bedford

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Laundry
24-Hour

24-hour reception

No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Shakespeare Hotel is located in a beach area of Bedford in close proximity to Arena MK, Milton Keynes Hospital and Gulliver's Land.

The city center is about 20 minutes on foot. Thanks to a railway station nearby, the elegant hotel is well connected with other parts of Bedford.

London Luton airport can be reached in 35 minutes by car from Shakespeare Hotel.

Rooms

It offers fashionable rooms equipped with TV, a DVD player, a wardrobe, a dressing area and a writing desk and kitchens with an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers. Some rooms at Shakespeare Hotel have a view over the garden. For more comfort a shower, a hairdryer and a bathtub are provided.

Eat & Drink

A full English breakfast is offered at the dining room. A fine selection of Thai dishes is served at the seasonal restaurant. Guests can unwind in the Glam bar with a favourite drink.

Services

Laundry, room service and dry cleaning as well as free self parking, a safe deposit box and a storage room are available for guests' use.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   19.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Luggage storage
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until 07:00-11:00 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

27 Shakespeare Road, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK40 2DX

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City Center
  • Bedford
    3700 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 07:00-11:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    19

Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 110 sq. feet
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    Family Room
    Bed type: Twin beds
    Size: 130 sq. feet
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Shakespeare Hotel - Bedford Bedford location
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      Hotel Address:

      27 Shakespeare Road, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK40 2DX

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Bedford
        3700 ft
      Airports
      • Bus stop
        700 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until 07:00-11:00 
      • Number of rooms:
        19

      Shakespeare Hotel Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • The Kiln Pottery Cafe - 3700 ft
      • New British Artists Ltd - 4000 ft
      • B C A Gallery - 4300 ft
      • Eagle Gallery - 1.1 mi

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 3300 ft

      Places of interest

      • Clapham Club - 1.3 mi
      • Carlton Village Hall - 1.9 mi
      • Bushmead Priory, - 5.0 mi

      Amusement

      • Tavistock Snooker Club - 1700 ft
      • A P Amusements - 2700 ft
      • Reels Amusements - 3300 ft
      • Executive Snooker Club - 3700 ft
      • Cineworld - 1.6 mi
      • Oasis Beach Pool - 1.7 mi

      Museums

      • John Bunyan Museum - 4000 ft
      • Bedford Museums - 4600 ft

      Theaters

      • Bedford Civic Theatre - 3300 ft
      • Bowen West Theatre - 1.6 mi

      Local attractions

      • Glastonbury Abbey - 2.3 mi
        Magdelene Street, Glastonbury
      • The Forest of Marston Vale - Forest Centre - 5.8 mi
        Station Road, Bedford
      • Yaraks Birds Of Prey Falconry Centre - 10.5 mi
        Langford Mill Farm, Cullompton
      • Stondon Transport Museum - 2.4 mi
        Station Road, Henlow
      • Birds of Prey Centre - 7.7 mi
        Old Warden Park, Biggleswade
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until 07:00-11:00 
      • Number of rooms:
        19
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      Shakespeare Hotel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Shakespeare Hotel

      Average guest rating

      6.0out of 10
      Good
      Based on 129 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Rooms
      8.0
      Dining
      7.5

      Guest reviews

      • Couple
        10.0

        Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Decor is traditional and charming. Sitting in the reception area and the comfortable lounge gives one a real feel for the Bedford tradition. English breakfast was very good.

      • Older travelers
        5.8

        It was quiet.

        The hotel needs updating with decoration and could be cleaner.

      • Older travelers
        5.8

        Food and resataurant were good and staff fine

        Mould in the shower, unclean table cloth at breakfast

      • Single
        7.4

        The hotel was clean and comfortable, the staff were quick and efficient. The whole process was very smooth.

        The blinds in the bedroom didn't shut fully, there was aplastic bag attached to the ceiling for some reason.

      • Single
        7.0

        Cheap and cheerful.

        Smokers where outside beneath my window on the 2nd floor. Some smoking chatters started at 0530 in the morning!

      • Group of friends
        5.8

        Friendly staff, excellent evening meals

        Rooms very dated & exterior in need of repair. Outside our room was a rubbish tip that had used nappies on it!!

      • Single
        5.0

        The reception welcome was very friendly

        Bedroom and bathroom in need of refurbishment, and a general feeling or 'worn' with the decor and facilities. Car park was very small (about 10 cars at a squeeze for 25 bedrooms). No easy parking nearby either.

      • Single
        5.0

        This is a budget hotel so my expectations were not high, There was a wedding party on the day I stayed there and obviously the hotel was taken over by the party which is natural. HOwever, as a guest I expected at least basic attention. I was totally ignored by the owner/manager when I asked for a bottle of water for the room- palmed off to the bar staff who tried to palm me off to somebody else! Tv in the room not working- no instructions- rang the reception- somebody promised to come up to fix and also bring water-- never happened- so o early morning tv. Breakfast was shambles! Guests running round to find knives/forkes etc. long waits for a transport cafe fry up! And finally waiting to pay up and get out!

      • Single
        7.0

        Its quite a 'cosy' hotel. Good value for money accomodation and food. Helpfull staff. Close to station.

        Some of the bar prices too high for the quality of the product. £4 for very poor wine for example. Very small measures for spirits.

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        Our stay was very comfortable.

        Fire alarm constantly going off during breakfast.

      • Single
        6.2

        At breakfast , it appeared the hotel was stuggling to cope with a modest (10) number of people all arriving for breakfast within the space of 10 minutes. As a result , in my instance, a 25 minute wait was the result and I nearly didn't bother. No explanation was given which always helps when people are waiting. The food , when it did arrive, was fine.otherwise good value for money and staff very helpful.

      • Single
        5.0

        The hotel is very dated and the rooms are poorly decorated and look like they havent been re-decorated for many years. The room was extremely small and even though it was a very hot day the heated towel rail was left on maximum. The mattress was uncomfortable with almost no support. There were no pictures of the rooms on the website and the money i paid would have expected a lot better. Had i have known all this i would have booked into a cheaper and much better premier inn.

      • Group of friends
        8.2

        The staff are very nice and friendly generally. With full english breakfast served daily and free wi-fi connection, the price they are offering is very reasonable. The location is good, you can easily access to Sainsbury or Town Centre in a 10-mins walk.

        The room we lived in was a bit worn-out. The shower went out of hot water on one of the nights, maybe the stuff are a little bit old?

      • Single
        5.8

        I just stayed one night, so I don't have much too say. However, I think I must highlight the kindness of the staff. The hotel is situated in a calm place.

        During the night there was a noise (don't know what) during all the time and it was a bit annoying.

      • Single
        5.4

        The location, is a queit, pleasant street with lot of trees, not far from the town centre. The hotel building and the yard are pleasant as well.

        The web site said there was a bathtub in the room i booked, but there was none, only a shower. The radiator constantly made noise even i did not turn it on, could not sleep in the night with the noise going on.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Shakespeare Hotel - Bedford Bedford location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      27 Shakespeare Road, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK40 2DX

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Bedford
        3700 ft
      Airports
      • Bus stop
        700 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until 07:00-11:00 
      • Number of rooms:
        19