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Verve Hotel

27 Shakespeare Road, Bedford MK40 2DX England
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#19 of 19 hotels in Bedford

See why so many travellers make Verve Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Bedford. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Rooms at Verve Hotel provide a flat screen TV, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

In addition, Verve Hotel offers breakfast, which will help make your Bedford trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Nearby landmarks such as Ronnie Barker Black Plaque (0.4 mi) and Bedford Locks (0.5 mi) make Verve Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Bedford.

If you like wine bars, Verve Hotel is conveniently located near The Flute wine bar.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular military museums such as Twinwood Museum.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Verve Hotel as you experience all of the things Bedford has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Keith C wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions
Arrived for a 2 night stay and was checked in quickly and efficiently. Room a bit on the small side but perfectly adequate and clean. Dined in Jaxx restaurant on first night and can't fault the food or the service. Would recommend dining here. The whole weekend experience at this hotel was very good. The main plus point for us was the polite and friendly nature of all the staff who certainly put the customer first. Short taxi ride into Bedford or 25 minute walk. Would certainly stay here again if back in the area.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lucy wrote a review Nov 2020
22 contributions44 helpful votes
I’d like to start of by saying, thankyou for a wonderful stay! Management are great, helpful staff, the bar definitely has the best cocktails in Bedford. I’ve stayed here on countless occasions, doesn’t feel like a hotel but more like home, rooms are nice and clean, different size rooms equipped with fan/ heating. Amir would often ask us if we needed anything, and these little things is why we continue to return. Nice parking area, not a long walk into the hotel like other hotels in Bedford. The interior is lovely with a homely feel. Nice cosy garden with seating, lovely reception team who offer tooth brush, hair brush even a phone charger! Cannot recommend this place enough. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lorna Brittain wrote a review Sep 2020
35 contributions34 helpful votes
Stayed only one night here thankfully. The decoration was just bizarre and it did feel very cheap. Was greeted to our room with a hallway with a disgusting smell. Bathroom door didn’t have a lock at all and was a tiny space. Bed was possibly the most uncomfortable thing ever. Staff were nice but barely saw them. Don’t waste your money here.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Thomas Townsend wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
stayed at this hotel and booked a double room for a one night stay was given a tiny little room with a barely double bed , the walls are paper thin , and service is terrible went put and come and went to bed , left at 6am, then no contact after that but checking my bank statement a week later they charged me an extra £50.00 for the short stay . i phoned up and got a really rude receptionist, who informed me that i had broken the bathroom door handle , when i explained i didnt even shut the bathroom door and demanded a refund was point blanked refused and told to contact booking.com , i contacted the hotel again and got fobbed off yet again. do yourself a favour do not use this hotel, shoddy and gaudy interior and rude unhelpfull staff and will rip you off ,
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Lynsey07 wrote a review Jan 2020
St. Neots, United Kingdom3 contributions
I enquired about hiring this hotel for a wedding, After sending 2 emails, 2 Facebook messages, 3 phone calls to the hotel and 1 call to another hotel that belongs to the same group (within a 2 week period) I finally got an email from the manager stating they don’t do weddings anymore. Surely their staff should of known this when I originally contacted them. All the staff I spoke to said I needed to send in numbers and dates and the ‘events’ team would give me a quote. No one seemed to know what they were doing at the Bedford hotel. Very disappointing.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from vervebedford, Manager at Verve Hotel
Responded 10 Feb 2020
First of all, asking for a quote over the phone is not acceptable. Who would give you the wedding quotation over the phone? All quotes and prices or ANY inquiries in general must be corresponded through e-mail, the reason you were calling continuously was to get a cheap price over the phone. This is why we don’t do weddings anymore due to customers like yourself who are expecting a grand service and paying nothing worthy for it. Why would you call 3-4 times in an hour? What would change within an hour? Furthermore, for what reason did you review on TripAdvisor-did you use our services? You should look to have the wedding at a cheap place, not at Verve. You did not use our services so you should not review. Regards, Emma, Main Office.
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US$78 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Verve Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Verve Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Don't Get Locked In Escape Rooms (0.8 km), Bedford Escape Rooms (1.1 km), and Saint Paul's Church (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Verve Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Verve Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Verve Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Verve Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Deshi Spice, Indiya, and Amici.
Are there any historical sites close to Verve Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bedford Bridge (1.3 km), Willington Dovecote and Stables (6.5 km), and Dame Alice Almshouses (0.9 km).
Is Verve Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.