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Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2011

The landlady was very kind and socialable, Sharon looks after us very well and made us very welcome. The breakfast was a very large full English with all the trimmings. The place is located over looking the sea with some great views. The room was tidy and had a lot of character, the beds were comfy and the shower hot...

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6Thank olleysean
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2010

The Bear Guest House is a charming family guest house run by Sharon and Tony. All the rooms are good sized and immaculately clean with en-suite showers and most importantly comfy clean beds. OK, they don’t have en-suite toilets but they are available on every floor so no problems there. All rooms have a large modern TV, fridge, DVD and...

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4Thank Beachcomber77
Reviewed 20 October 2010

I recently stayed in this guest house with some of my family. We were made really welcome by the landlady and shown our rooms which were clean and tidy with televisions shower fridge and tea making facilities in all the rooms. The landlady clearly has a love of bears and collects them there was some really amazing items we could...

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4Thank Liz-c59
Wallington
Reviewed 26 September 2010

Hotel is in a good location right by the seafront and it is fairly quiet. Hotel has lots of quaint memorabilia on the walls which adds a personal touch, although may be cluttered for some people's tastes. Room, bed, TV and shower were all fine. Toilet is outside on the landing but this really is no problem. Sharon is very...

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4Thank LisWallington
Staines, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2010

I can not fault "the bear guest house" at all ! Even though the rooms did not have an un- suit the toilet was close to hand down the corridor & the shower was great (that was in the room). As for the breakfast , I still can not get over the size of it (huge) ! There was a...

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5Thank JulieB1974
Leighton Buzzard
Reviewed 15 September 2010

Colin and myself stayed at The Bear for two nights. Wot fantastic hosts Sharon and Tony are, the breakfast was to die for!! Nothing was too much trouble for them and they made us feel very welcome. Having returned to Margate after 34 years, staying at The Bear proved to us that Margate has lost none of its uniqueness. Well...

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4Thank susantearle
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2010

me and brian have stayed in margate on many weekends we did use another b and b until brian found the bear guest house and what a gem it is sharon and tony are lovely they make you so welcome cook a huge best in the world breakfast our room number 4 overlooks the sea the room is big clean...

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3Thank addicks59
Reviewed 19 August 2010

Stayed 3 nights in august and was slighly wary when we walked in the door but I've gotta admit we had a Perfect break.. The family room had a gorgeous view of the sea the room was large,clean and had everything you needed. There was no toilet in the room but we had been informed of this before we booked...

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4Thank Kaykerryjack
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2010

myself and my partner stayed in 'the bear' last weekend of july, and cant fault it! we were absolutely delighted with the eclectic decor, every day you notice something different, its fab........ the room was nice and clean, shower was fantasic, nice large tv, tea/coffee making facilities, microwave and fridge...what more could you want for a weekend away, with those...

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4Thank nickybear68
uk
Reviewed 21 June 2010

On meeting sharron she instantly reminded me of my old nan,a wise old dear who says it as it is and wont be walked over but with a heart of gold, Her rooms where more than up to the job in hand with fridges,kettles,microwaves,showers and most importantly 32 inch lcd tellys! Crisp clean bedding on a nice comfy mattress and...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Friendly, well established, small family run guest house with affordable rates. Grade 2 listed Georgian building, located very near to Margate train station and opposite Margate main sands. There is some free unlimited parking outside of our property and parking is easily available in nearby streets. We have 5 comfortable, well appointed rooms in total which include: Room 1 (a family room sleeping 4), Room 2 (a double room), Room 3 (a single room), Room 4 (a single room) and Room 5 (a triple room). Three of our rooms have stunning sea views and one other has a partial sea view. All rooms have complimentary tea/coffee making facilities, mineral water, fridge, TV including many free sat channels, and complimentary toiletries. DVD players are also available upon request. Free unlimited Wi-Fi is available throughout most of our property. Please note that rooms are let on a room only basis i.e. we do not offer breakfast. However there are plenty of nice places to eat nearby. As we are a listed building, our rooms do not offer full ensuite, however each room has its own private shower and hand basin. Toilets are located nearby on each landing. Discounts for long-term stays are available and we offer 10% discount on stays of 4 nights or more. Contractors welcome. Children and small infants' warmly welcome We have travel cots available at no extra charge. Cyclists also welcome. Check-in is anytime from 1pm and check-out is 11am on the day of departure. The property is non-smoking throughout. We can offer guests a (chargeable) babysitting service (we are DBS checked). ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bear Guest House

Address: 12 Buenos Ayres, Margate CT9 5AE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Margate
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Bear Guest House Margate, Kent
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“Room 4 for a single room is the best.”
 of 5 bubbles AnaMaxiWilliamG, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Exceptional views over Margate Seafront, Dreamland nearby which has recently reopened is nice. Morrisons supermarket very near.”
  • Nice light and airy room
  • Cosy bed and looking towards door into room.
  • View over to Margate seafront and harbour arm.
 of 5 bubbles Busmanrob, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“stayed in 2 of the rooms both good”
 of 5 bubbles 405russc, 27 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are up a flight of stairs,the back rooms get more sun than the front”
 of 5 bubbles koujar, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Family room at the top slept up to 4 although only used by 2. Amazing views of the beac hand sea from this room.”
 of 5 bubbles A9717YDnickh, 22 Jun 2015 | Read review
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