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Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club

Lords Hill, Coleford GL16 8BE, England
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Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Coleford
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely hotel with good facilities for disabled people. We were lucky enough to have great weather which showed off the beautiful surroundings of the golf course and bowling green. The disabled room was lovely and big with a walk in shower and handles around the toilet and a seat in the shower. The bed was huge and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After just coming back from a 4 day golfing break, the hotel was first class, the room was spotless, a credit to the cleaning staff (what ever there rate of pay is, it is not enough), front of house staff were very friendly, (always a smile on there faces) and helpfull, the restaurant/bar staff were the same, (a credit to... More 

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night last Saturday whilst visiting Wales for the first time. Very nice hotel, very clean and well presented with ample parking but let down by the fact that the 'double' bed we booked was two singles pushed together with the obvious ridge down the middle and some flat pillows. (In fairness there were probably more... More 

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Bognor Regis, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just returned from a one night stay at this hotel with my partner. Only an overnight stay as dropping my mother off to see family in Bream. I found the hotel to be welcoming and in a beautiful spot overlooking a golf course and Coleford. The room was lovely and clean and very spacious. We had a great... More 

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BellsHotelManagement, General Manager at Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay with us. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your trip, including the view! We hope to welcome you to the Hotel again in the near future. More 

Ilchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

3 of us stayed here the Saturday after the Wales/England rugby match and the place was quite busy with golfers/rugby fans. We arrived on the Saturday morning and went straight out onto the golf course: pro in the shop was very friendly and helpful and given he tried to charge us £10 for the round (before we explained it was... More 

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BellsHotelManagement, General Manager at Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review of your golf break. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the course. The green staff have worked hard this year to ensure that the course drains as well as possible. This has meant that the course has remained open throughout the winter. It is also good to hear that you found... More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Booked a table for sunday lunch here ,for 9 family members ,nice atmosphere,good food,nice selection of ales ,wine choice disappointing, good service ,value for money in a very nice relaxed area ,will come again ,many thanks

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BellsHotelManagement, General Manager at Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave some comments about your meal. It is pleasing to hear that you had such a nice time. We will look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

First time here for New Years Eve party. Our friends had been before,so our party was made up of about fourteen people. The meal was very good,three courses with sorbet in between and coffee with truffles to finish. The entertainment was a singer who was very good and an average DJ for the disco. The only complaint I would have... More 

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BellsHotelManagement, General Manager at Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a few words regarding our New Year celebrations. We have been running the event for a number of years and we try to change it slightly each time in order to keep it fresh. A good night was had by all and we hope that you will be celebrating with us next... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My husband and I have just spent the Christmas break at Bells in Coleford. A delightful golfing and bowling setting within The Forest of Dean. This was the first time that we have ever gone away to a hotel for Christmas and we were full of [ntrepidation as to wether we had, indeed, we had made the right decision. We... More 

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BellsHotelManagement, General Manager at Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We put a lot of work into our Christmas Break program and so it is nice to hear that it worked well. Lydbrook band never fail to impress! I am glad that you found the hotel comforting and warm. Hopefully we have put your mind at ease regarding Christmas getaways and we will see... More 

Coleford, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is the 3rd year I have attended a Christmas function at this hotel and yet again they have made the seating arrangements at the tables for midgets. The Hotel are trying to get as many people possible on a table that they can fit in. This year even before any body sat down the chairs were that tight to... More 

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BellsHotelManagement, General Manager at Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is disappointing to hear that our Christmas Party did not reach your expectations. We do have limits for function numbers which we never exceed so that we do not compromise our guests comfort. It is also worth noting that we do not serve our party nights in one sitting.... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

just had 4 nights break for tinsel and turkey with Kirbys coaches, Staff friendly and obliging, food adequate and served hot. Bedrooms clean and tidy with plenty of hot water in the bathroom. The mattress on the bed did seem to be a bit lumpy but it didn't affect my sleeping. A quiet and relaxing break and plenty of places... More 

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BellsHotelManagement, General Manager at Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club, responded to this review

It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your Turkey and Tinsel break in the Forest of Dean. I am also happy to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful. We will look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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