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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
DevonVal Devon, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Devon, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here as part of a bowls club group. Staff friendly, but obvious problems in the kitchen meant long waits at breakfast for cooked food, and frequent requests for toasting bread and yoghurt bowl to be refilled. All easily remedied with good management and staff training. Dinner generally very nice, but slow service. Would we venture forth to rebook? Probably... More 

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Northfleet
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17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is comfortable, the rooms are not overly large but you do have coffee making facilities. You may need binoculars for the TV's they are not the biggest i have ever seen. The bathrooms are very basic, the WC's when flushed make the loudest noise possible and in the dead of night it sounds worse. The showers work OK,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second long weekend away at the bells hoel and golf club. 32 men of mixed ages and mixed handicaps. All 32 of us could not praise the staff and the pro shop enough. Very competively priced. Course was in great condition and suited all types of handicapers. the hotel was very clean and the rooms perfect for... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

24 lads from all various corners of the country converged last weekend for our annual golf Tour. Hotel was in my opinion a little dated, especially the rooms where the bed was really uncomfortable. The food was half decent and catering for a bunch of rowdy golfers must be tricky, especially since many stayed up drinking to the early hours... More 

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Bidford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this hotel for a nights break in the Forest of Dean. We love the area & wanted to be near Coleford. The welcoming was professional and polite and we were soon booked in. We were warned that if we wanted to dine in the restaurant we would be better off dining early as there was a presentation evening... More 

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HAMPSHIRE
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for a few nights golf break. Hotel dated, room was very nice actually, clean and well presented but quite dated, ancient hair dryer. The reception area has an odd smell. The staff were all friendly although over in the bar they could do with a few smiling lessons. The food is very average to poor, breakfast has all literally... More 

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My partner and I stayed at the Bells Hotel for a few days. Staff were good but other guests were very noisy and the noise continued on all night. No staff are available at night. Room not too clean. The room was good,spacious and view of the golf course was quite good. We ate at the hotel most nights and... More 

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Wales
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Three of us just returned from a three day break. The overall experience was positive, and we will return. We all had single rooms on the ground floor, and the rooms were fine for our purpose. They were clean and well equipped and comfortable. My one gripe was that there wasnt a shaver socket , and I hadnt packed an... 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 you kind comments about your recent golf break with us. I am pleased that you enjoyed your experience both in the hotel and restaurant. You will be happy to hear that our bunker refurbishment has now been completed. I hope that you will return to see the improvements that we have made to the course. More 

Swaffham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife and I were part of a group of golfers staying at the hotel and playing the golf course. The check in process was good and first impressions of the room was good. It was clean, quite spacious and appeared to have a large bed. The bathroom was small with a small shower. The bed transpired to be 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 taking the time to leave a review. I am pleased to hear that you found your room to be clean and spacious. I am also happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the golf course. A good nights sleep in paramount when staying away from home and we do appreciate that. We have a mattress... More 

Lydney, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My wife (who is in a wheelchair) and I stayed at the Bells for 2 months due to circumstances beyond our control. We got to know the staff on a really good basis and found everyone to be really helpful and understanding. Due to previously booked rooms we were moved around on one or two occasions but were always accommodated... 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 always nice to hear that our staff are friendly. I hope that you have now settled into your new home and we will look forward seeing you every now and then when you pop in for lunch. More 

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