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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

15 of us had a mini golf break. this is the third year we have been coming here and as usual we all had a great time. the management and staff are first class nothing to much trouble. room very clean and breakfast and dinner all good.its not the savoy but for the price they charge its excellent value for... More

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I needed a single night, so we could view properties in the area. This one came up in the search and sounded promising. Considering the prices and the promotional blurb, it turned out to be no more than an average place to stay. I suspect for the golfers and bowlers it has some special cache; there's both... More

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was attending a wedding at a nearby wedding, was very impressed with the Bells Hotel. A large carpark is a godsend and the reception staff were helpful and attentive. The bar next door is also useful if you fancy a drink or breakfast. The room was what others have said: a little dated but certainly very comfortable. One slight downside... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Edenwall House one of the self catering cottages on the site (sleeps 4). Our children aged 10 and 13 and our black lab had a fantastic holiday the cottage was clean, spacious and very homely. As someone else said the pictures do not do it justice the rooms are much bigger than I expected, even had a... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given its price I felt its a avg hotel. It failed in many ways. !stly the beds were aweful ... you can feel the springs. The breakfast was not good at all... we reached there at 9:50 and we had to ask for bread, milk, egg as everything was empty on Sunday which is one of their busy days.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel, restaurant and club house were all excellent. The rooms were spacious and staff more than helpful. We were a group who went to play golf for couple of days in July. The fairway and general condition of the course was very good. However, the green keeper staff and golf management are very lazy and make a good course... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just some thoughts on the Bells hotel I have been on a golf break to the Bells hotel, we have been before therefore I really should know what to expect. Firstly the golf course, testing and has some really nice looking holes, it's in reasonable condition but the pace of play is dictated by two things, 1,too many players on... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Pros: - Comfortable beds - Lots of TV channels - Comfortable seating - Large rooms - Glass door shower - Large bathroom - Friendly staff Cons: - Paper thin walls meaning you can hear people in the adjacent room(s), as well as those in the hallway - Shower kept switching between warm and cold every couple of minutes

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Boston, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A pleasant setting in a quiet area, first impressions from the outside did not reflect the quality inside. The ground floor rooms were noisy due to creaking floors and constant opening of doors by people through traffic. Staff were very good and helpful. The dining room and bars were across a car park from the Hotel rooms and a gauntlet... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Unassuming from the outside, this is a little gem. Lovely room, good location in the Forest of Dean, friendly, helpful staff. Booked online for £55 for a double (Non-refundable), initially allocated a twin, but this was rectified within minutes. Good room, comfortable, well stocked with tea, coffee etc. Overlooking the golf course, good view, birds singing, had a lovely night.... More

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Your comments and kind words are much appreciated. The balcony is a favourite of our guests, particularly during the summer months. Please do come and visit us again in the future. More

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Address: Lords Hill, Coleford GL16 8BE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Forest of Dean > Coleford
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Hotel Class:3 star — Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club 3*
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Nestled in the Forest of Dean in the historic market town of Coleford, this exceptional hotel and leisure complex offers an 18-hole parkland golf course, clubhouse, superb restaurant and bowling green.With spectacular views of the surrounding countryside as well as the rolling parkland, lakes and woodland of the golf course the Bell Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind. With friendly yet professional service, guests can expect their stay to be both enjoyable and delightfully memorable. The Hotel has a traditional, historic feel coupled with a great range of modern facilities. Each of the 53 en-suite rooms are clean, comfortable and well appointed and they all include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, biscuits and tea & coffee making facilities. Many also boast beautiful views over the golf course and bowling green. There are accommodation options to cater to all types of traveller, from Single, Double, Twin and Family rooms to spacious Suites and 2 rooms that are suitable for wheelchair users. Their staff are available 24 hours a day, ensuring a warm welcome whatever time guests arrive.The Clubhouse bar is open all day every day and serves drinks and bar snacks throughout. Guests are free to relax and have a game of pool, watch Sky Sports or keep an eye on the afternoon’s play in the conservatory and terrace suite which has views over the bowling green. For some truly superb cuisine, Potter’s Restaurant offers a fantastic selection homemade dishes all of which are made from fresh locally sourced produce wherever possible.Founded in 1973, the Forest of Dean Golf Club at Bells offers a 69 par eighteen-hole golf course that is both a challenge and a joy to play regardless of ability. It also incorporates a large practice ground, putting green and a well-stocked golf shop.The Hotel also boasts a county standard bowling green, with has its own patio seating area and is overlooked by a south facing balcony.With such a spectacular location and excellent facilities, it is no surprise to learn that the Hotel makes for a wonderful venue for weddings and other special occasions. It is also ideal for corporate events and conferences with several different meeting rooms available in a range of different sizes.The Hotel is situated in the Forest of Dean in the town of Coleford just a 35 minute drive from Gloucester and 12 minutes from the A40, what’s more it offers plenty of free on-site parking. The city of Gloucester offers excellent transport links and there is also a local station at Lydney, just a 13 minute taxi ride from the Hotel. For those flying in, it’s just under a 90 minute drive from Birmingham International Airport.Situated in the unspoilt beauty of the Royal Forest of Dean, an area of outstanding natural beauty, visitors to the Hotel will never be short of things to do. ... more   less 
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