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The Bell at Skenfrith

5.0 of 5
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Skenfrith | Monmouthshire, Skenfrith NP7 8UH, Wales
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancé and I were looking for a quiet country weekend getaway. He is located in the UK, and I am still in the States. After a few days in Cardiff, this was the perfect contrast. The Inn is lovely and updated, across the street from a castle. The food at the restaurant was delicious, and the wine list was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My siblings and I have just spent a glorious weekend at The Bell celebrating our Mother's birthday. Our party included 6 children and 3 dogs!!! All of which was "no problem". We were given a warm welcome, and looked after extremely well. The staff gave us the impression that nothing was too much trouble, our rooms were tended beautifully. Thank... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had room 4 at £170 per night, b & b. Room was 3 star with the ridiculous situation of having a double shower, with clear glass, open to the room, with no privacy. The bathroom was large enough to have a shower, but poorly designed. Hanging space was limited but could have been enlarged using the shower space. Breakfast... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I were absolutely fascinated by the Bell`s charm from the moment of our arrival. Our room, overlooking the river, was very spaceous and clean(fresh milk and homemade biscuits are a nice touch). All staff were lovely (true, some are not as experinced as others), chatty and helpful. Food was fabulous, my cheesecake was fatntastic. I disagree with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for only one night for our anniversary, for which they kindly gave us a room upgrade. The room, the Royal Wulff, was lovely with a nicely designed and spacious bathroom. In previous reviews the hotel staff were reported as unwelcoming, but gladly we did not find this in our case. They were mainly eastern European but extremely friendly, courteous... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked 3 nights here and given the glowing reports on TA, and the accolades in the guides, we were really looking forward to it. First impressions were fine: the hotel position is good, by the river, and close to the castle. Our room (number 3, called 'Whickham's Fancy') was spacious, nicely decorated, with an attractive sitting area overlooking... More 

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bellatskenfrith, Owner at The Bell at Skenfrith, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Here I put my hand up and humbly apologise to you for all that went wrong. Even though you only stayed here very recently we have already held our own post mortem and investigated what happened. There were a catalogue of errors including a new member of staff dropping the entire bowl of fresh fruit salad on the... More 

Barry, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called into here as we were informed it was dog friendly, I went into the bart area to ask whee we could sit outside with the dogs and the girl couldn't understand what I was asking and had to ask someone else who informed me that we could sit anywhere outside so we took a menu and sat at... More 

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bellatskenfrith, Owner at The Bell at Skenfrith, responded to this review

Very sorry to hear you were not looked after on your recent visit, but somewhat surprised you didn't seek out a member of staff to take your order. We do have a number of staff from around the globe, most of whom speak very good English but half our staff are local and I'm sorry if there was a communication... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This was our second stay and hopefully we will visit this wonderful part of the UK again. Right on the borders it has history on the doorstep (castle) and exudes peace and quiet. It would be excellent as a base for exploring the area and the staff were both friendly and efficient. The acid test is will we be there... More 

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Grittleton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This historic small hotel has always enjoyed a great riverside location in an attractive village on the Welsh border, surrounded by beautiful countryside. We returned after some years absence. The new owners are full of ideas and seem on track to make a very good venue even better. It is a great place in which to relax. The rooms are... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Stayed for a long weekend and found the staff, food and accommodation excellent. The staff were extremely helpful and very friendly, and went out of their way to accommodate our requests. It is a very relaxing place to stay with lovely gardens to sit and enjoy. I would recommend this place to anyone who would like to enjoy a relaxing... More 

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