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Ancient Gate House Hotel

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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“cathedral green”(24 reviews)
“four poster bed”(25 reviews)
“quirky hotel”(7 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Babysitting
Free Parking
2 Star Hotel
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All reviewscathedral greenfour poster bedquirky hotelstone spiral staircaseitalian restaurant downstairswhite hartsteep stairsrestaurant with roomswells cathedralold buildingnoise from the streetmobility issueslovely roomshower roomtop floorminutes walk awaylots of character
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Whilst the location of the Ancient Gatehouse couldn't have been better (central in Wells and the rear of the hotel overlooks the beautiful cathedral), we were very disappointed with the rather tired decor and general warmth of the place. We arrived on a cold wet...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 5 January 2018

When booking this hotel I asked for an accessible room on the ground floor which was close to the restaurant and with car parking close to the entance. On arrival the room they had allocated for us was up two flights of stairs. They had...More

Thank 562fran
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

This is the 3rd time I have stayed in this hotel. Simple, but comfortable in great location situated on the green in front of the Cathedral. Breakfast excellent and the Italian restaurant in the evening is good.

Thank McIv0r
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

If u r staying in the wonderful cathedral city of Wells, the ancient gatehouse hotel is a great place to stay. It is quirky and full of character which more than makes up for some of the flashier features you will find in corporate chains....More

1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Stayed 3 nights in a medieval 4 poster bed on the 1st floor. The Room was clean had a lovely window seat, Wing back chair, Small cupboard, good size bathroom.We enjoyed the wonky stairs and character. The Dining Room was charming and the Dinner was...More

1  Thank IsabelToronto
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US$ 91 - US$ 160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$ 91 - US$ 160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Devongirlie
16 October 2017|
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Response from Lucy H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if this question is addressed to me....but Trip Advisor alerted me to answer.....I am sure the parking will still apply as the hotel is within the city walls and on double yellow lines..only accessible to residents... More
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sairey2017
27 January 2017|
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Response from Nicholas R | Property representative |
Hello, Yes there is access to Wells by coach or bus. From London you can take a coach direct to Wells bus station. You could take a coach or train to Bristol and then take the bus direct to Wells. Coaches leave wells very... More
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picasso63
26 June 2016|
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Response from Nicholas R | Property representative |
We are about 5 to 10 minutes from the festival site. Traffic dependent as always.
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Room Tips
"Don't stay at front of accomendation on a Saturday night due to local nightclub."
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"Cathedral view room is advertised at £55 by booking sites ,on arrival are given a different room and asked to..."
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"Check access if you are not too mobile, find out if you will get a Cathedral view and xcheck how big the room..."
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"Do NOT go here if you are disabled."
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