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Reviewed 25 August 2015

We stayed at The Bear Inn while attending a wedding in Margate. We will defiantly be going again! Regan and her partner (apologies I forget his name now) were super friendly and made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The decor was retro and fun, although it seemed small from the outside the room was surprisingly spacious! The...

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4Thank TheOmalleys2015
Reviewed 30 June 2015

If you're looking for the ideal spot in Margate, this the place to stay. Right I on the front overlooking the bay my room had (brill views) TV, DVD player fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and was spotlessly clean. Tegan and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The unique decor was an education every time I climbed the stairs, it was...

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3Thank Spodav
Rhondda, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2015

This hotel is right on the seafront of Margate and next to the railway station, although our sleep was not disturbed by the trains as we didn't hear them! The decor is unique and adds interest to every landing and stairway. It is comfortable, clean and the owners are very friendly and welcoming. Although this is a room only establishment...

3Thank koujar
Chapel St. Leonards, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2015

A gem of a find online. Booked as 4 of us visited Margate for the opening of Dreamland. Eccentric in the hall and up the stairs, but full of character. Both rooms were clean, newly decorated. We all had a comfortable nights sleep... And Regan couldn't have been more helpful in communication in the build up to our visit and...

2Thank Nick H
Reviewed 18 November 2014

I've just spent the last 3 months working in Margate staying at the Bear The bear is a nice place to stay The rooms are clean and nicely decorated with a good shower and TV The rates are very good and Regan and her family great friendly people I would recommend the Bear to anyone staying in Margate

7Thank Alex1974Holstead
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2014

I booked this Guest house for my 16 year old daughter to stay in whilst on a course. Regan was an absolute gem from start to finish, understanding my worries of leaving my daughter. She had a lovely room overlooking the sea front, and was made to feel welcome and comfortable throughout her stay, I cannot thank Regan and her...

4Thank Debbie A
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I visited Margate for the first time in April as I wanted to explore the Isle of Thanet. Found The Bear on line after a google search and I was immediately impressed by the website. Made a phone booking with Regan who was extremely pleasant and helpful. My stay there was excellent - very comfortable room overlooking the seafront, lovely...

5Thank Martin468
Cherkassy, Cherkas'ka Oblast', Ukraine
Reviewed 19 October 2012

It was our spontaneous break we took 7 years ago. I had a break from work and immediately jumped on the train from London to Margate with my wife and her brother. We didn't book anything, just went straight from the station looking for a place to stay. Couple of usual hotels which appeared to be quite expensive and here...

4Thank Andrey U
Colne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2011

My girlfriend and I visited Margate last weekend so we could visit her family and celebrate a kind-of-big-birthday weekend. We decided to stay at the Bear Guest House for three nights as it was very close to the sea front, was reasonable priced, close to the town centre and looked OK on the Guest House's official website. Both my partner...

6Thank Paul H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2011

Myself and my 12 year old son stayed here for one night. I must admit when I first went in i was a bit unsure. It is very different from any B&B I've stayed in before but by the time we left I realised this was a good thing. It has personality. If you want bland cream walls and no...

7Thank Sasha-Rose F

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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
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
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 6 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), Room 5 (a triple room) and Room 6 (a family room sleeping 4). Four 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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bear Guest House

Address: 12 Buenos Ayres | Margate, Kent., Margate CT9 5AE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Margate
Number of rooms: 6
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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