We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Verve Hotel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Professional photos
Verve Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 29: English reviews
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very very disappointed not at all what I expected ... very expensive with no inclusion of breakfast, poor service, small rooms, no words to describe catering debacle and far too many other faux pars to list!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank harripiptravel
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Christmas dinner arrived at 11 pm and was cold raw and completely inedible. Service was so bad that guests were going into the kitchen to help speed up service. No management were to be found. Some guests even had order a take away to be delivered in order to eat. Despite requesting a room far from the disco and being...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Travelsas101
Bournemouth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a one night stay at the Verve Hotel, the rooms are smart, comfortable, and spacious with everything you could possibly want in them. The breakfast area and lounge area is very smart in decor and the breakfast was first class. My only disappointment was that my partner travels with her own pillow which unfortunately was left behind, having contacted...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SteveMacfromBoscombe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table for fourteen to celebrate a 60th birthday.The waiter lacked knowledge of the menu and drinks they served.The starters took an hour to arrive,we had to ask for the table to be cleared.After ordering mains we were then informed there was no gammon so had to re order three of the mains.Very poor service considering there were...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice old building, the rooms are clean and modern. Ace service from well mannered and helpful staff. Food was fresh, tasty and well presented. Would recommend to friends and relatives and will be returning again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ted E
Milena H, Manager at Verve Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ted E, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such an amazing review! I am so thrilled to read your comments about our delicious food, and that you found our Hotel to be so beautiful and of a high standard. I am very lucky to work with such a fantastic team and delighted to know that...

Eastleigh, Hants
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

A small but well appointed hotel close to Bedford railway station. The room was spacious, modern and well equipped and swanky shower room with toiletries etc. Loads of power points to charge devices including a radio alarm clock with USB ports for phone etc. There is a nice restaurant and bar. Recommended!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MisterBaldy
Milena H, Manager at Verve Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MisterBaldy, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful review. We are so proud of our beautifully refurbished hotel with its unique location and distinguished personalised service. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Verve Hotel and were happy with the in room handy extras. Particularly thrilled to read that you enjoyed our food...

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Rooms are functional but small, clean modern. The traffic noise is very intense and annoying, shall invest in noise killing windows, insulation. Restaurant on site with correct food, two steps above pub food quality, could do better. Staff very friendly but needs to gain more experience or on-job training.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank georges1961
Milena H, Manager at Verve Hotel, responded to this review

Dear georges1961, Thank you for posting your review of Verve Hotel, it is much appreciated. It is always a pleasure knowing that our guests are satisfied with our facilities and services, and please rest assured we constantly looking for ways to improve. We do understand that you were let down by the size of the bedroom. Please do let us...

Thrapston
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 24th September while attending a wedding in the area. Very pleasantly surprised, old building full of character, very well decorated in line with the age of the building. Staff extremely helpful and could not do enough for us. Breakfast superb. Will definitely stay there again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Les C
Milena H, Manager at Verve Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Les C, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a glowing review of your recent stay with us. I am so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the welcome you received from our amazing team, the décor of your room and the classic elegance of the hotel. I am also so pleased to read...

Pembroke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the verve hotel for one night..it was really good, nice helpful staff, clean and smart with very unusual interior decor (not necessarily to everybody's taste) ...see picture that was above my bed....there was a good restaurant and bar there too...I had a good nights sleep with the psychedelic zebra looking down at me! there was only two...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank kathy M
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We did very much like this hotel and we had a lovely romantic weekend.The decor is wonderful and very well presented. All of the staff were friendly and our late check in was no hassle for them. The reason for 3 stars is the en suite, it was tiny, very much struggled in the shower and we werent the tallest...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Laurenchristy93

33 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (31)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Bedford hotels
0.9 km away
Pilgrims Progress JD Wetherspoon Hotel
1.3 km away
Bedford Swan Hotel
Bedford Swan Hotel
#7 of 17 in Bedford
1,452 reviews
2.1 km away
Woodland Manor Hotel
Woodland Manor Hotel
#1 of 1 in Clapham
298 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.4 km away
Park Inn by Radisson Bedford
3.9 km away
Holiday Inn Express Bedford
3.9 km away
The Barns Hotel
The Barns Hotel
#3 of 17 in Bedford
592 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Verve Hotel

Address: 27 Shakespeare Road, Bedford MK40 2DX, England (Formerly Shakespeare Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Price Range: $91 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Verve Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz, Agoda, Booking.com and Travelocity so you can book your Verve Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Shakespeare Hotel Bedford
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Verve Hotel staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
3 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Verve Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Try to book rooms in the back of hotel away from the almost constant traffic noise, as its located on one of the busiest roads of Bedford”
 of 5 bubbles georges1961, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“My single room was perfect for me (on a budget)”
 of 5 bubbles DumDumBoy, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Apparently Room 23 is designed for disabled people it you can get to it with a wheelchair. Did not see it! No lift”
 of 5 bubbles JanetG_11, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Do Not get a room at the front of the building - the traffic is loud and nvwer stops.”
  • Black walls and a huge picture in our awful room
 of 5 bubbles JanLedbury, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 870michelleo, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay