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Ancient Gate House Hotel

20 Sadler St, Wells BA5 2SE, England
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for one night in Feb. Beautiful old building - loads of character. Right in the centre of Wells so there isn't parking on site but we easily found a space just on the other side of the cathedral. Staff were ever so friendly and helpful. The food was delicious - we actually had the restaurant to ourselves both for... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were warmly welcomed and able to leave our suitcase early. We had a lovely room with a comfortable canopy bed overlooking the Cathedral. The staircase to this particular room was a bit tricky and wouldn't be suitable for the less mobile, however it was certainly worth it for the view! We booked on a dinner, bed and breakfast deal... More 

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Thank CathLT2015
Croydon, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to have a change of stay for one of our regulat trips to Wells and was very happy we did so. This is a great little hotel. We were a little worried on arrival as the entrance in unimposing but we had been used to the large hotel opposite. Once inside we received a warm welcome and everything was... More 

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Langport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely night in Room 2 which is the pink four poster bed room. The hotel is a little tired with some unusual smells but we loved our room and the location is perfect. The staff are all very welcoming and efficient and we had a nice breakfast, not across the road as has been mentioned in other... More 

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Padiham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ancient Gatehouse is a very old hotel, and so very quirky in layout, but that just adds to the whole experience of staying there. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, and couldn't be more helpful. The hotel has all the mod cons even though it is old. The place is spotless. We stayed in Room 2 which had... More 

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Bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here as it was convenient for Goodfellows restaurant & we only wanted to stay for one night and our ususal choice of hotel only allowed for a 2 night stay which we did not want. This hotel is not our normal type - but we had a good time & it was good value for money. We stayed... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

A fantastic central location. Seconds away from the cathedral. Clean, comfortable room. Four poster bed. Great breakfast. We did not have a cathedral view byt it was a relatively kast minute booking. I woukd definiteky recommend if you stay enquiring about the actual gatehouse room!

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here after visiting friends and enroute to family - the Christmas travelling! Room was cosy with squeaky floors but the view of the cathedral was just amazing! We ate in the restaurant and is was lovely. Super spot for visiting the area and just enjoying some time away from it all!

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

A wonderful, old hotel. My room was at the top of the spiral staircase, with uneven steps - so beware and take it easy with the wine at dinner. The room was a good size, although the bathroom was a little tight to move in, but not an issue really. The location by the Cathedral and being a stone's throw... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I had a very comfortable stay at the historic Ancient Gatehouse hotel in Wells; my room, at the top of a steep staircase, looked straight out across the Green to the West Front of the Cathedral, a breathtaking view. As I was there with a literary society that devotes itself to the ghost story, the little spooky passageways and medieval... More 

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