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Ancient Gate House Hotel

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Spent one night there in room 12 priced £100 for the night. It was at the front of the hotel on a noisy road opposite a night club. That aside, the room was small, the chair broken, only one bedside lamp, no where in the bathroom to put towels, they had to be piled on the floor. The room was...

1Thank guestg768
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Stayed here for just one night at the beginning of March, while on our way to Devon. The room was smallish but quite adequate and really nicely decorated. We had a great view across the green to the cathedral. WE dined in the Italian restaurant on the ground floor and had very enjoyable meal. No parking - you are reliant...

1Thank Dr-Didge
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to stay in the gatehouse room, up the spiral stone staircase, above the walkway and overlooking the green with good views of Wells Cathedral. The four poster bed was comfortable for myself at least. I think the walls and ceiling could do with being a colour other than beige to provide a little more mediaeval setting....

1Thank TonySheridan
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely view from our room, very helpful and friendly staff. Restaurant is Italian with a very good selection on the menu, we had evening meal and breakfast really lovely. Had an enjoyable short stay. Parking near by can be a bit of a problem.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here at short notice on Valentines as a stopover. If you get this place for less than £75.00 including breakfast - go for it! Any more and I think it would be classed as slightly overpriced. Rooms are clean and beds comfortable. BUT the best part of the stay is the hotel food and wine in the integrated Rugantino's....

Thank MiffyandDi C
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Unexpectedly I stayed two nights in room 11 at this historical place. I found everything just charming, from the four poster bed to the staff and the owner Nick. The room has all you need and the bathroom is well done which in old buildings it isn't always the case. I could imagine a romantic weekend there. Wells is one...

Thank Karin T
Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Stayed here approx. 4 years ago in November ( trip advisor wont let me go back that far). Unfortunately we had a couple of issues with this hotel but nothing that ruined the experience. We managed to book this hotel at the last minute for the local carnival at a reasonable rate compared to the other local hotels. We had...

1Thank Victoria D
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Small, quaint very old building right in the centre of Wells. The stairs to the higher floors might be a challenge to some but our room (number 3) was accessible, attractive and newly decorated. There was an uninterrupted view across the green from our two windows to the fabulous west front of the cathedral. Breakfast was fine. We had a...

Thank 797ian
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016

OK Let's be honest. If Travelodges are your idea of bliss, this place is not for you. It doesn't do corporate and bland. But if you want a friendly relaxed and comfortable place right in the centre of Wells, and a place whose age and character makes you smile, then stay at the Ancient Gatehouse. We had three nights there...

Thank Ian F
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

It must be really difficult to satisfy the rating agencies, and the expectations of some guests - clearly an 800 year old building comes with serious limitations. Staircases are narrow and worn, rooms are small, parking non-existent, but for all that, it is worth a great deal more than its 2 stars and the price we paid for it. We...

Thank NormanLSerralongue

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
When you come to the Ancient Gate House in the Cathedral city of Wells in Somerset, you'll feel at home as soon as you arrive.Whether you are staying in one of our recently decorated and beautiful bedrooms, or dining in one of our award winning restaurants your comfort and satisfaction are at the heart of everything we do.The Ancient Gatehouse is a family run hotel and restaurant offering a blend of friendly and professional attention in relaxed yet stylish surroundings situated facing the famous west front of Wells Cathedral and the Cathedral Green. ... more   less 

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Address: 20 Sadler St, Wells BA5 2SE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Wells
Price Range: ₹ 6,564 - ₹ 8,668 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ancient Gate House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Ask about room access”
Janhurst, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“Room 7 has amazing views over the Cathedral green.”
catherine4bes, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask before you book if you any accessibility issues!!!!!”
lucylasticItaly, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid room 5”
Abeldi, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a large room!”
ColinHove, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
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