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Ancient Gate House Hotel

20 Sadler St, Wells BA5 2SE, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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longon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrive and were given the key to a room on the top floor. Unfortunately the last flight of stairs frightened me so much (personal fear of steep steps) that we went down to see if we could change rooms. They could not have been more helpful and moved us to the one in the picture above. The view was... More 

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Bedford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Very old coaching inn, quirky rooms but very clean and individual. Staff were excellent always friendly and helpful. Hotel restaurant was up there with the best at very reasonable price, Italian cuisine, great service and did not have to wait long for food - would highly recommend. Downside, as with anywhere in Wells, is the car parking - we were... More 

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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This really is the ancient gatehouse, which makes it a great location if you're visiting Wells cathedral, but it does come with some drawbacks. It has windy stairs and narrow corridors, all very charming, but it's definitely in need of an upgrade. We had a room at the front, so no cathedral view, and on a Saturday night, inevitably noisy,... More 

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Martley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Right in front of the cathedral, beautiful location, rooms a tiny bit basic & in need of a bit of a refurb, four poster room is on the front - no cathedral view, but a nice room, with a rather small bed. i'm not the tallest & my ankles were out of the bed. however a pleasant stay nice staff... More 

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Surrey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed here for a weekend in mid March. I should have known that the clue was in the name of the hotel - ancient! There are not too many hotel choices in Wells, and the Ancient Gatehouse is really well located next to the Cathedral Green. parking at night wasn't a problem as you could park on the Cathedral... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

What do you expect? You may be looking at a 13thCentury building so don’t expect a lift for a start. People were short and also poor in those times so ceilings may be low, staircases will be steep, room will be at a premium. Facilitates we take for granted, like a bathroom, running water and so on have been added... More 

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Surrey, U.K.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Stayed for just one night and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff on check-in were very helpful. This is not a hotel for anyone with mobility issues but that didn't affect us so the quirky stairs and corridors added to the charm. Our room had a stunning view over Cathedral Green and the cathedral itself. The bed was very comfortable,... More 

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Laganas, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I have just returned from a two night stay at the hotel. We had a lovely room with everything that we needed. The restaurant was fab and the food delicious and the back drop of Wells Cathedral awesome. We will certainly be making a return visit hopefully in the summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We chose this hotel as it came through on a very good offer from Wowcher £119 for 2 nights B&B with a meal & glass of prosseco on one of the evenings the original price I believe would have been £190 without the meal. The hotel it self is a beautiful ancient hotel which exudes an old, intriguing atmosphere with... More 

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

staff were fabulous. The building was intriguing but the bedroom was let down by a jaded and dated decor. Mirror fronted bedside tables did not fit with a four poster bed......Bedspread had several dubious stains when it was folded back.The view across to the cathedral was fabulous though and the bathroom was great. It wouldn't take much to just lift... More 

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