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Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lords Hill, Coleford GL16 8BE, England
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  • Location
    4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

just came back from a weekends highly enjoyable golfing trip. food good staff helpful rooms very good course damp in parts but you cant control the weather can you? would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to all my golfing friends

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Torquay
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33 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonable value for money. Nice staff and our bedroom was quite large with tea-maker etc. Decent enough shower and adequate hot water. However, there was inadequate shelf space in the bathroom, a very old mattress with springs very evident and poor sound insulation internally which meant being disturbed by other guests in corridor. Breakfast was disappointing with a very basic... More

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Worcester England
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20 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been over 10 years since I last visited the Bells Hotel. I have to say i was pleasantly surprised! The staff were very weloming in reception and allowed us to check in early to our room. The quality of the room furnishings have improved significantly and they should be applauded for that. We stayed on a half board... More

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

Many thanks for your kind comments regarding the upgrades that have happened in recent years. I am pleased that you enjoyed your golf break and look forward to welcoming you back to site in the future........maybe when the sun is out! More

Salisbury
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bells Hotel serves a pensioner’s lunch which includes for example roast beef followed by a fruit crumble. The portions are large and it is difficult to know how they are able to do it for £7 per head.

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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 review of your lunch. We hold a Senior Citizens’ lunch every Thursday and so hope to see you again soon. More

Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a mini golf break at this venue. The hotel was very clean and welcoming with very friendly and helpful staff. The bedrooms were of good size, nicely furnished and decorated. The choice of menu at breakfast and evening dinner was most favourably received being freshly cooked and served without long waits. We struggled to do justice 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 of your stay with us. It is pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your time here. We apologise about the rain and will to our utmost to ensure this doesn’t happen again on your return visit! More

Weybridge
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bells Hotel and Forest of Dean Golf and Bowls Club Absolute gem of hotel for golfing breaks Just got back from a golfing weekend at the Bells Hotel and golf club. We are a group of Couples who go away regularly on golfing breaks and so it is essential that the accommodation and food is of a reasonably high standard.... 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 about our Hotel. I am pleased to hear that your enjoyed all aspects of your break including the food and the golf course. We have spent a lot of time reorganising both our breakfast and evening meal menu over the last few months and so it is pleasing to hear that it was worthwhile.... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Just came back from a golf weekend at the Bells hotel. I have read many reviews on this hotel and golf course before I left some good, some OK and some not so good. The one thing I noticed was the comments back from the Hotel management with regards to negative comments from the paying public. They went down the... 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 a review of your stay with us. I am surprised and saddened to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us. I am also sorry to hear that you do not think that our refurbishment works have been a worthwhile exercise. We have invested a lot of money into the site over the last... More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Stayed in last weekend with a group of friends for a golfing weekend. The golf course was in very good condition although you may want to avoid the thick rough (which says more about my ability than the standard of the course). The hotel staff were all friendly and the room sizes very good and comfortable. I stayed in a... 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 regarding your break with us. I am pleased to hear that you liked your accommodation and that you enjoyed our food offering. We will look forward to welcoming your party back in the future. More

Dorset
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27 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I visited here with a colleague and we were given two rooms on the ground floor. The rooms were ridiculously hot for a start, goodness knows how they would be in the height of summer. The windows only opened about an inch, which presumably is a health & safety issue on the ground floor - but there should be some... More

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

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your stay with us. It seems that this time, we have failed to live up to our high standards. Your experience at breakfast was certainly not typical. We have recently altered the way we serve breakfast and what we offer and since then we have had a great response... More

Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Spent a week with our bowls tour. First the good...food good selection and lots of it, staff very helpful and friendly. Nice size room. We were given a family room although there only two of us. Poor housekeeping. Our bathroom was not very clean with dirt around sink and mould growth on tiles. Doors close with a loud bang and... 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 a review. I am pleased to hear that you liked the food and the size of your room. You will be happy to know that the family rooms are all having their bathrooms refurbished this autumn. The problem is not one of cleanliness but a discolouration of the tile grouting. I hope that you will come... More

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Address: Lords Hill, Coleford GL16 8BE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Forest of Dean > Coleford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club 3*
Number of rooms: 53
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