Verve Hotel

27 Shakespeare RoadMK40 2DXBedfordUnited Kingdom
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About Verve Hotel

The Verve Hotel Hotel offers convenient accommodations in the centre of Bedford. The smoke-free hotel is a five-minute walk from Bedford railway station.

Guests can choose from single or double rooms, each of which includes an en suite bathroom. In-room amenities include TV, hairdryer and tea and coffee-making facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Guests are able to relax in the hotel’s small garden or on the terrace. The hotel offers a laundry and ironing service, as well as free parking.

The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar/lounge. A number of restaurants and other dining options can be found in the town centre, located ten minutes on foot from the hotel.

The Verve Hotel Hotel is within a 20-minute walk of many of the town’s popular attractions, including Bedford Corn Exchange, the Higgins Art Gallery & Museum, and the Embankment. London Luton Airport is 30 minutes away by train.


27 Shakespeare Road, MK40 2DX, Bedford, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1234)915915 | Fax: +44(1234)349710 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Friendly staff on hand.

Past guests staying at the Shakespeare Hotel are generally positive in their evaluation of the hotel staff. Guests report that hotel employees are friendly more often than not and are almost always willing to help out.

Close to railway station and town centre.

The hotel is a five-minute walk from Bedford railway station, from which travellers can make their way to London, Brighton and other destinations. Meanwhile, Bedford town centre is just ten minutes away on foot. Past guests have been quick to praise this convenient location.

Free on-site parking.

Parking at the hotel is available free of charge, a detail past guests are quick to praise. That being said, some guests report finding their vehicle blocked in by other guests, a situation that can be very frustrating.

Negative Reviews

Hotel has seen better days.

Reports suggest that the Shakespeare Hotel has seen better days and would very much benefit from some renovation work. Common criticisms of the property include cracked tiles, mouldy bathrooms, peeling wallpaper, uncomfortable mattresses, and an unpleasant smells.

Smaller rooms present storage issues.

A number of guests staying at the hotel are disappointed by the size of rooms on offer. According to reports, some of the rooms are on the small side, which leads to problems for those guests looking to store luggage during their stay.

Noise complaints common.

Noise complaints appear to be common at the hotel. Some of the noises that have disturbed past guests include an old boiler, creaky floorboards, metal bed frames, and the sound of passing traffic.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 522 reviews across the web
7.7 /10
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7.7 out of 10 based on 522 reviews