There is a very fine line between tacky and extravagant, and the Crazy Bear Hotel has crossed it on purpose. „Go big or go home“ is the motto that perfectly describes this hotel. Colourful, loud, brash, decadent, in your face, love it or hate it are the words that come to mind when you step inside the Crazy Bear. A cross between Versailles, a Russian mobster home, the crazy disco era of the late 70s and early 80s, Liberace, and flamboyant Las Vegas, the hotel is situated in a 16th century building in Beaconsfield, UK, which is the oldest documented building in the town.
The Crazy Bear hotel has suites, superior rooms, deluxe rooms and townhouse rooms, all designed in the most eclectic, gleeful style you have ever seen with fur-covered ceilings and crystal-dripping chandeliers. There is an elaborately decorated staircase with 24-carat gold leaves, pony skin lining the chairs in the bar, a mirrored chill out room, and a lot of fur, chiffon, crocodile skin and velour everywhere you look. Not exactly what you would call family / children friendly.
Although the hotel feels as if only gangsters and ladies of questionable morals go there, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The hotel is frequented both by local residents and young / hip crowds. The Crazy Bear has two restaurants – English and Thai – with the latter one serving such wonderfully appetizing dishes like crystal har gau dumplings with cabbage, shiitake and glass noodles, tiger prawn tom yam kung ya, and sesame prawn toast royale with foie gras.
If you ever stay at the Crazy Bear, you are strongly advised to try an authentic Thai massage in your room which guests say it is the best massage they have ever had.
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