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Ancient Gate House Hotel

2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   20 Sadler St, Wells BA5 2SE, England
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Ranked #30 of 41 Wells B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're traveling in the region of the Salisbury Plain [Stonehenge, Bath, Salisbury, Wells, or up to Bristol, etc] right in the middle of Wells you'll find the Ancient Gate House Inn. You can climb a stone, circular stairway up to your room - some of which are overlooking the close and west front facasde of Wells Cathedral, and allow... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took an impromptu day out in Wells, opposite the Cathedral on the other side of the green is the Ancient Gate House Hotel with a small garden with a great view of the Cathedral itself. From the outside it looks a little a worn out pub, but inside its clean and the staff were a little disorganised, but friendly. It... More

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Newquay, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Having just returned from a stay at this hotel, We wanted to give our views on our experience. The location was absolutely beautiful, being a stones throw from Wells Cathedral. Unfortunately our room was on the road side of the hotel, with views of a large 'for rent' sign in the building opposite! We were woken very early by a... More

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Merthyr Tydfil
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298 reviews 298 reviews
51 hotel reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Stayed here before and love the position of the hotel opposite Wells Cathedral. Its a lovely looking old Inn but downstairs is now an Italian Restaurant and most of the character has been knocked out of it. You can buy a drink here and sit in a small room or outside overlooking the cathedral. Our room looked lovely but it... More

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whitehartwells, Front Office Manager at Ancient Gate House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Unfortunately the rooms cannot be made larger, as, because you can appreciate, it was built in 1451 and is therefore listed. We think the rooms add to the character of the building and to alter them would take away some of its charm and uniqueness. More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Having booked on internet at 2pm I arrived at 6pm after a great deal of trouble finding the place. Need to warn that sat nav post code does not find it. Was told that my room had been given to someone else. Somewhat incompetent man on desk who did not apologise and who chewed gum throughout asked me to wait... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

No parking, no-one to help with taking bags to room (steep narrow stairs), small room, dirty room window, en-suite in need of re decoration (tatty and rusting by shower, vinyl flooring lifting), new mattress needed to complete the four poster, dinner was fine although the restaurant felt bare and unwelcoming, breakfast was served across the road in the sister hotel,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We booked the hotel over the phone as we wanted to have an extra bed in the room for our teenage daughter. When we arrived (after several trips around the one-way system of Wells) we had been given an extra room next to ours at no additional cost as it was off-season which was very thoughtful. We were very pleased... More

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whitehartwells, Front Office Manager at Ancient Gate House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with and hope to see you again, one-way system permitting!! More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We spent a delightful night in this truly ancient hotel which is remarkable for the view from Room 3 over the Cathedral Close. The west front of the cathedral to be seen over the foot of the bed! Perhaps there are other rooms with this view, I don't know. The room tastefully furnished, the bed was as comfortable an any... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I came in for a meal with my wife on Friday 17th jan in the evening the food was excellent and faultless, the decor of the place it's self has been spiced up and is looking great the staff were very pleasant,kind and warm welcoming I will defiantly be returning

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whitehartwells, General Manager at Ancient Gate House Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! we like comments like this. So pleased to hear your enjoyed our Restaurant and Food. We look forward to seeing you on another occasion and thank you for taking the time to let us have your feedback More

18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Stayed here for a different experience to see in the new year, lovely restaurant. , excellent food, ver old interesting building., difficult access to our room, windy stone staircase, lovely room, some lovely shops and an interesting area to explore, near to Clark's village

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Address: 20 Sadler St, Wells BA5 2SE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ancient Gate House Hotel 2*
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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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