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The Old Bell Hotel

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Abbey Row, Malmesbury SN16 0BW, England
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Malmesbury
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just had a very pleasant one night stay at The Old Bell Hotel. The room "Stokes" facing the street , had everything needed for our short stay. The staff were all very professional and the food excellent at both dinner and breakfast with a very good choice. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel and would stay again.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed a couple of nights in April. The second evening we were guests at a friend's 50th held in the Inn. The room in the converted coach block was ok if a bit small. But the beds were comfortable and the shower worked well. The staff were extremely friendly (mostly French - and we had lived in France recently... More 

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Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seemingly the only Cotswolds (nearly!) hotel not fully booked a month before, we did wonder why, and what a truly wonderful surprise this hotel was! Beautiful setting, right in the shadow of the Abbey, with a sheltered courtyard garden to enjoy coffee/drinks in. Every single thing we ate - sandwiches, bar snacks, dinner, breakfast, Sunday lunch - was absolutely delicious,... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited with a friend for afternoon tea on a weekday when it was very quiet. We were told we could sit anywhere we wanted. We started exploring and discovered four or five separate lounges all comfortably fitted out with sofas, armchairs and coffee tables. We chose an empty one although none were crowded. Our waitress had no trouble finding... More 

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

Characterful country hotel on edge of pretty town. Easily walkable. Supposedly oldest hotel in England, but don't let that put you off. Excellently maintained and with good service, belies its 3 star rating. Lovely homey lounges and suprisingly large brasserie and bar. Our 'superior' room was nice, but felt more like a standard and was a little small, but understand... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely old hotel next to the abbey in Malmesbury . The breakfast was very good and the night we had dinner was also very good food and service was excelent . Booking is recommended as it gets busy. The rooms were comfortable and spotlessly clean . Really could find fault with the place at all and would definitely stay there... More 

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Ashwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Beautiful hotel, friendly and helpful staff, lovely clean rooms, plenty of parking, great location, good value and a really excellent chef for all meals, with versatile food options, including for vegetarians. No negatives and would totally recommend, except let them know if have hayfever, as had lillies in hallway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Old-world charm in the countryside with exceedingly friendly people where the greatest daily "disturbance" is the chirping of the birds. The property is stunning, rooms are comfortable and surrounding area great for slow hikes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We chose a one night stay at this hotel simply because of its proximity to the M4 and then easy access to Heathrow from a period in the Cotswolds. We entered the village with some trepidation as it's a pretty ordinary Main Street, but that street winds around to culminate in an attractive frontage that is England's oldest hotel. On... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The outside of this historic inn is quite beautiful with the witheria in full bloom. There are several large public spaces on the main floor and a bar and restaurant. Everything looks very good, especially online and in the brochure. The manager, who I saw the day were were leaving was very cheerful and friendly. The staff was pleasant. But... More 

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