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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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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Coleford
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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

Thank you for your kind comments about your golf break with us. I wish we could control the weather! The course has had a lot work done to it to improve the drainage however sometimes it can still get a little wet in areas. Next time, you will have to come and see us in the summer months! More 

Torquay
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

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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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 stay. I am happy that you found your room large and that you enjoyed a nice shower. I am disappointed to hear that the breakfast offering was not up to your expectations. We altered the way in which we serve breakfast last summer and since then have had a lot of... More 

Worcester England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

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 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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 

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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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