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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 #29 of 40 Wells B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Visited on Christmas Eve. Table by the window and very pleasant and attentive staff. Decoration inside has changed with a more modern feel but without losing the old world charm of the hotel. Meal was lovely, atmosphere relaxed and unhurried and we had a delightful time. Italian specialities on the menu are delicious but alternatives which included a traditional Christmas... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

A wonderful room with romantic 4 poster, great and helpful staff. Nick, the proprietor is a great host. wonderful food in the Rugantino reataurant. Wells itself is a really great little city with the main attravtion being the beautiful city Wells itself. An outstanding weekend away.

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Wales
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We came across the hotel while looking for lunch in Wells. An A board declared 2 courses with a glass of wine £10.90. We read the menu, liked the choices and went in. We are so pleased we did. The place was lively and the staff friendly. We decided to have the ordinary menu. The Christmas menu was a little... More

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Cincinnati
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46 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

We were to stay at the White Hart, but upon arrival they informed us that they had no heat. They instead put us up at their sister hotel, Ancient Gate House. This is clearly a vintage and historical building. I wanted to stay in a quaint place such as this rather than a new and large hotel. The stairs are... More

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Additional Information about Ancient Gate House Hotel

Also Known As:
Ancient Gate Hotel
Ancient Gate House Hotel Wells, Somerset
Address: 20 Sadler St, Wells BA5 2SE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Wells
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ancient Gate House Hotel 2*
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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