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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent a lovely night in The Bear. Lovely welcome by the landlady and a very comfortable, spotless room. Recently renovated I would say. Breakfast was good by Welsh standards - based on the rest of the trip. Ideal place for us to find refuge after a wet day further north in Snowdonia.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very friendly welcome, fantastic newly decorated room - clean and lovingly decorated. Outstanding quality and selection for breakfast - very tasty and setting one up perfectly for the day. Close to town centre but quiet room. Great location for roaming the Elan Valley and surroundings.

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Belfast
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Really nice little Gem of a place, very friendly owners, comfortable beds and very nicely decorated rooms. Good cooked breakfast, perfect base for exploring local area. The bar seems to operate on seasonal hours but a few good bars close by for a bite to eat and chat with the friendly locals.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We stayed here in Sept 2016 for a night and we're meet by the wonderful owner Sian who made us feel very welcome. Lovely, clean and airy room and a perfect breakfast in the morning. Great value for money. Overall a lovely find in a beautiful part of the country.

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for one night whilst visiting Elan valley dams and village. Siam was the perfect host so welcoming and helpful. She also cooks an amazing breakfast too. The room we stayed in was very tastefully decorated warm and cost. Very comfortable bed and cleanliness of the highest standard. This is definitely a must for short break.

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gwilym p, Owner at The Bear, responded to this review

Hi Linda Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us but cannot take the praise for your breakfast as Gwil prepared it! We hope to see you both again in the future. Regards. Sian & Gwil

Daventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night travelling for business needs. Off road parking so no stress about leaving car, greeted by the lovely Land lady who showed me where I needed to go. Showed me my room, and made sure I had everything I needed. Room was lovely. Clean, nicely decorated and comfy. Told me about local places to eat if I...

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gwilym p, Owner at The Bear, responded to this review

Hi Lisa Thank you for your kind review. we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Bear and hope to see you again in the near future. Regards. Sian & Gwil

West Midlands
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Meet by the very friendly lady who runs the pub and bed and breakfast. Lovely clean, warm and comfortable rooms. Pleasantly decorated. The breakfast were very enjoyable. Piping hot which was great. The pub has been recently refurbished. It has kept some of the original features of the old bakery that it was many years ago.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

my partner booked this for us, on arrival I assumed the rooms would be basic But we couldn't ask for more . The room itself was beautifully decorated . The bathroom spacious and we'll laid out The shower was fantastic !!! We were well looked after, breakfast was lovely . We are at the Indian adjoining , and the meal...

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South Wales
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We popped in here on the first night of our visit to Rhayader, what a great welcome we received! Sian is an amazing landlady. So often the hosts chat with their regulars, but she came over to talk to us, asking why we were there, where we were staying, what were we going to be doing, recommending places to eat,...

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South Wales
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stayed one night with my husband. Room was modern& light. The pub downstairs is very nice & lots of quality restaurants & pubs within walking distance. Breakfast was outstanding and made to order It was the perfect base for Elan Valley. Highly recommend. Owner Sian very welcoming.

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gwilym p, Owner at The Bear, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your kind review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Bear. Hope to see you both again in the future. Regards. Sian & Gwil

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Bear

Address: East Street, Rhayader LD6 5DN, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Rhayader
Price Range: $145 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“As for room 2 or 3!!!!”
Purpledaisy42, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 1 if possible as you can hear the staff in the kitchen of the restaurant next door through the dormer window.”
capothree, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Four of the five rooms are up four steps so wheel chair users should contact to check suitability.”
HeyJones, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Can't imagine anybody being disappointed with any of the rooms”
Ballamona, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Shower in room 3 is okay for men's clothing size XL but will be very tight if you are any bigger.”
wessie01, 31 May 2016 | Read review
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