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Bell Hotel

King Street, Thetford IP24 2AZ, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Harwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited for a stopover on the way to our holidays we had four children with us and I could not fault the staff they were attentive friendly and very efficient rooms were clean though a bit tired the overall experience was excellent one of the children asked for something that was not on the menu and without hesitation the... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is great to hear you and your family had a wonderful time, your review will be shared with the team and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Clare and the team at The Bell More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the perfect surprise baby shower in one of the function rooms, nice and quiet. Claire at the Bell was amazing in arranging things for us. There were 11 of us altogether, and we all enjoyed a gorgeous Sunday lunch too. Thoroughly enjoyed our day :) x

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is great to hear you enjoyed your Surprise Baby Shower here, it was our absolute pleasure to help host it. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Clare and the team at The Bell More 

Burnham, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, so it's not had a lot of cash spent on it which is overdue, and they need to sand down the bar and revarnish and it's expensive for B&B considering the location, (£110), but the pub grub is better than average (lamb shank falling away from the bone with mash for a tenner) and the rooms in the old... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you found The Bell to be enjoyable and just what you needed for your stay over in the area. We are aware that some work needs to be done in certain areas and am slowly but surely working our way through them. I do hope you will visit again if you... More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly we would like to say all of the staff we had contact with were excellent, very helpful and friendly. It started when we went into our room, just about to have a shower and found out there were no towels. This was put right quickly after phoning reception. There seemed to be a shortage of coffee as there were... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, your kind comments about the team will be shared with them. I will look into the other issues you encountered and ensure they are rectified ASAP, we do hope you will visit again soon. Clare and the team at The Bell More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is without a doubt the dirtiest oldest noisiest hotel we have ever stayed in, and we have stayed in a few !! We were given keys to our room, this after having to prove that we had paid a deposit as the reception could not find it. When we got to the room and the bathroom light did not... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us, all of your feedback has been taken on board and shared with the team. If you wish to discuss further then feel free to contact me directly at the hotel. Regards Clare More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i was welcomed into the the bell inn by a barman which later i found out to be named sam. i firstly ordered drinks and he offered me colouring for my daughter whilst we chose meals. this kept her busy and very happy. when ordering meals i was offered different sides for meals to help accompany my dishes which i... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is great to hear you enjoyed your visit and I know Sam will be thrilled he got a personal mention, so thank you. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Clare and the team at The Bell More 

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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for a couple of nights in the 15th Century hotel. Couldn't fault the service, particularly of restaurant and bar staff. The food we had at the hotel was also excellent. Unfortunately, what could have been a 5 star rating fell short, basically because the Bell is in some areas still more 15th C that 21st C! the whole place... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that our restaurant team made your dining experience a good one, with regards to the hotel, we are aware that there are areas that need some work and are currently in the process of working our way round The Bell. We do hope you will visit us again. Clare and... More 

Thetford
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this hotel for our entire wedding, including the ceremony, sit down meal and evening reception. After taking our booking, we never heard another word from them until 2 months before the wedding. However once we did meet the wedding coordinator, everything got sorted pretty quickly. The wedding coordinator followed our instructions to the letter and ensured that everything... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you found the hotel to be pleasant, we appreciate all feedback and will take all of your comments on board to ensure we offer second to service to our guests. Clare and the team at The Bell More 

Cullercoats, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very slow service especially when serving meals together and then another waiit for the mayo. This was in the bar and it was not busy. Would not return especially as had to pay £2 to park in their car park.

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry the service was a little slow on your visit, I will speak to the team about this and ensure we do not keep our guests waiting. With regards to the car park, we have had to make it Pay and Display because non residents and customers were using the car park, but... More 

1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We were left waiting at the bar for ages even after we went down to reception and asked if somebody was avaliable to serve us. Finally somebody came and served us, there was no apology for keeping us waiting, it all seemed very 'rushed'. The first meal arrived which was supposed to be vegetarian sausage and mash, the gravy was... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I apologise for the issues you experienced whilst visiting The Bell, all of your comments will be shared with the team to ensure none of it happens again. If you wish to discuss further then please feel free to contact me directly. Regards Clare More 

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