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Ancient Gate House Hotel

2.0 of 5 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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somerset, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate here again this time on a Thursday evening - all apart from one table was full - surprising as January and mid week. Nice greeting on arrival and shown to our table. We both opted to have pasta for our mains - I had Italian sausage and my husband salmon - good sized portions and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights, and loved it. The location is perfect, as it is very close to the center of town and right next to Wells Cathedral. We stayed in Room 7 which looks out on to the cathedral. Spectacular. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was spotlessly clean, and the WiFi... More 

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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very pleasant experience for a 2 star hotel. The room was superb and very well appointed. The shower room was clean and fresh. The towels were large and soft. Their restaurant was also extremely good too. The breakfast was well cooked and large enough to see you through to lunchtime. We will be back when we visit... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Visited this hotel for one night in December 2014. Pluses: pleasant staff - great outlook over Cathedral Green from our room - good breakfast - very convenient for city centre. Minuses: mattress obviously elderly and not very comfortable - some less visible areas of room (and bathroom) in need of cleaning. Bathroom very sadly lacking. Paint peeling from walls -... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Lovely refurbished room overlooking Sadler Street which was great for us because we were in Wells for the carnival. Great comfortble four poster bed. Very nicely decorated. the bathroom was average with only a shower. We opened the sash window and watched the carnival from the comfort of a nicely upholstered window seat with a glass or two. Breakfast in... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We planned this night away at the last minute. The hotel is small and basic but has everything you need, is clean and comfortable. We had a four poster bed which was fantastic. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel has a restaurant but we chose to eat out, We were expecting a room looking over the green... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Good things: Splendid location & friendly staff, especially the lady on reception when I checked in. Breakfast was OK, nothing special, buffet "choice" is barely worth the name. Not good things: Splendid view of the Cathedral from my room obscured by blinds over the window, which could not be adjusted. I spoke to manager about this & suggested the blinds... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My wife and I booked two nights at this hotel as a 'special' deal. After struggling up to our room, it didn't take long to decide we wouldn't be staying. I understand the building is old and that nothing can be done about the narrow difficult stairs or the small room or the lack of air conditioning or the Cathedral... More 

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Hertfordshire England
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30 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A very very old building but comfortable. We had a four poster bed which was very comfy. Shower but no bath. Breakfast was in the sister hotel opposite. Breakfast was hot and fresh and the breakfast staff were lovely and very helpful. Overlooking the cathedral and close to the centre but quiet too. Very impressed for the price. Has its... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We picked this hotel for its location and were very disappointed with the quality of the actual accommodation. There are certain characteristics that you expect from a building of this age, so the staircases, uneven floors and windy staircases were to be expected. The location was, as other reviews say, stunning, and apart from the lack of parking (which we... More 

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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*
Number of rooms: 9
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