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Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel

2 St. Marys Street, Bedford MK42 0AR England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/11/16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel
Updated 20/11/16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#17 of 19 hotels in Bedford
Our City centre hotel in Bedford welcomes travellers With a premium location close to shops, pubs, restaurants and business parks, the Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel offers ideal city centre accommodation. Adjacent to the college, this hotel in Bedford is only a short walk from the charming market. Our 121 stylish refurbished rooms feature appealing amenities like Free Wireless High-speed Internet and 24-hour room service. At our Bar & Grill, you can indulge in savoury grilled dishes while enjoying views of the river Ouse. On-site car parking and complimentary access to the fitness centre make travel more enjoyable. For an unforgettable wedding reception or a business gathering of up to 450 guests, we offer eight fully equipped meeting rooms. Guests can easily walk to pubs, museums and shops from this Bedford hotel. Fun attractions like Woburn Abbey and Safari Park are a short drive away. All 120 en suite rooms include Free Wireless High-speed Internet. . Treat yourself to a gourmet burger at the on-site Restaurant Bar & Grill. With a fitness centre available at the hotel, it's easy to stay looking your best while on the road. We offer on-site parking for up to 70 cars (GBP 5 per car, per night). The Mercure Bedford Centre hotel is non smoking. The hotel holds a license to perform civil ceremonies and partnerships; we also welcome ethnic events. Pets are not allowed.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Secured parking
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 2 more
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Julia A. wrote a review Feb 2021
8 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed in Mercure hotel in November 2020 to January 2021 for work. Not only was I very pleasantly surprised on arrival, the hotel also grew on me in so many ways during my time there. The decor is fresh and dated, colours and styles exactly what I have been planning for my own house! The room was clean and roomy and the temperature was easy to control. Only thing with the shower was that the door had to be closed while taking a shower or else the fire alarm went off due to the steam, which happened a few times during my stay. I stayed in the hotel mostly during the lockdown so foods were delivered to the door. The restaurants were open for a short period between lockdowns and the view! Just stunning! The river, full of swans, I could just look at them all day. The location of the hotel is just perfect too, as it is right in the centre. The riverside offered an amazing walking route and the swans greeted me every day when coming to the hotel back from work. I loved getting breakfast in bed, and it was a good one! The room delivery worked brilliantly! Sometimes the staff surprised me with something extra. The staff really cared about their guests and I really enjoyed having conversations with them, especially after my work days. They would help me with any problem I had, even providing me a fridge into the room and cooking me foods outside of the menu. I got sick with covid while staying in the hotel, and the staff took amazing care of me, picking stuff up from the pharmacy, delivering food and constantly making sure I was allright. As I spent quite a long period there, some of the staff really became like friends to me, and before I left they surprised me with a gift basket they had done for me 😍. That just shows how much they care for their customers. All in all, warm and elegant hotel, home away from home. I wish I can visit when it's not a lockdown so I can take advantage of other facilities like bar and gym. Thank you, Team Mercure! You will always be in my heart!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from , Owner at Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Julia A, Thank you for the great comments. It touched all our hearts of the great feedback you have given. It was an absolute pleasure having you and the gift was just a small appreciation from us and thank you for choosing us for your accommodation. We do hope that you come back soon but this time for leisure.
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Lucy wrote a review Nov 2020
23 contributions13 helpful votes
I’ve stayed here countless amounts of times, from when it was called ‘parkinn’ great team nice bar nice location over looking the river. Unfortunately on one of my stays I was given an old room with tall brown wardrobes and a manky view of pipe works. On the other hand I’ve had nice stays with large rooms over looking the river, nice bed, once I asked for room service (cauliflower tart and salad) 2 hours had passed so I called the reception and asked where my food was, they said ‘they forgot’ I was taken back a bit so just went over the road to Nando’s instead. (4minute walk), corridors can get confusing, a bit scary almost an eerie feeling at the basement floor (back entrance). Don’t know why we can’t use the gym or it isn’t mentioned upon arrival, drinks and food are good although could do with cocktails.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from , Owner at Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel
Responded 13 Nov 2020
Dear ReviewForYous1 , Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry for the lack of service you received. Please rest assure we have made the necessary changes to address your points. The gym is not available at this time due to government guidelines. Our gym is normally available but of course in accordance with restrictions which we follow.
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Donald M wrote a review Nov 2020
London15 contributions7 helpful votes
All I needed was a short overnight around Bedford but I soon wished it had been longer. The bedroom was very attractively designed, with a great view over the river and swans, and with good facilities. Even a Nespresso machine! And the dinner was delicious. I'm tempted to go back for longer.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from , Owner at Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel
Responded 13 Nov 2020
Dear Donald M, Thank you so much for the great comments! We hope to see you soon again.
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Jason D wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom349 contributions114 helpful votes
Wow, what a surprise. I was honestly not expecting such high quality in Bedford. The room was so spacious and modern, huge bathroom and beautiful river view. The bed was super comfy. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from , Owner at Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel
Responded 21 Sep 2020
Dear JasonD4205, Thank you so much for the great comments about our refurbished rooms and great views. We hope to see you soon.
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Diane W wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Visited during the covid pandemic and didn't expect things to be normal, however they could have been better. The hotel rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff were hard to find, never anyone on reception, after waiting around, then had to knock on office door to get attention each time. The breakfast is in a bag and pre ordered previous day, however this made no difference since it was never ready and always incorrect, e.g. wrong cereal , no milk, no jam, cold bacon sandwich etc. It appeared they were not staffed or ready for customers. Had cancelled one night of stay prior to arriving. I was promised a refund on my credit card. I received a lot of different reasons as to why I didn't get (and still haven't got) the promised refund. Definitely felt fobbed off.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from , Owner at Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel
Responded 27 Aug 2020
Dear X3890WCdianew, Please accept my sincere apologies for what you described. Since your last visit we have taken on board all your comments and made vast improvements in all areas. We have especially made modifications in our staffing levels to what is needed and for our guests to have a seamless service. Please can you email us on HB541@ACCOR.COM so we can investigate your refund further. Kind Regards,
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Higgins Bedford (0.2 km), Panacea Museum (0.3 km), and Bedford Escape Rooms (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tana Thai, Mamma Concetta, and The Higgins Pantry.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Bedford.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Polish, and Dutch.