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The Old Bell Hotel

3.0 of 5 Abbey Row, Malmesbury SN16 0BW, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed one Friday night for £99 B&B whilst attending a company party (elsewhere). The room was distinctly average. Nothing wrong with it but certainly not luxurious. Awkward positioning of the small wall mounted TV at entrance to the bathroom. Bathroom was small. Plenty of very hot high pressured water but this meant juggling the separate taps to get the shower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether it is at the restaurant or front desk, I find them very courteous and attentive. Even though I stayed during winter time, the room temperature is maintained very well so was nice and comfy inside. My only suggestion will be to change the soap bar as it hardly does its job properly, producing little lather to have a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held our wedding reception here in November 2014 and it was absolutely magical. The whole experience from planning the day with the extremely attentive and experienced Phoebe, through to the big day itself was faultless. First and foremost The Old Bell is a restaurant and hotel, as opposed to a wedding venue but the team rose to the occasion... More 

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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having proposed to my wife 30 years ago in the old bell I decided to buy her an eternity ring having the birthstones of our children and grandchild. Even better I booked a two day stay in a deluxe room, we were not disappointed. The ambiance was superb, the large room overlooked the abbey, the en-suite had both a bath... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at the old bell on new years eve. We were attending a wedding near by and this was great. Lovely room but very noisy extractor fan in the bathroom and the TV didn't work. Breakfast was good the staff were helpful and friendly. Overall a really nice stay, very comfortable. Excellent service from the local... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family live in Malmesbury but their lovely little Victorian house would burst at the seams for a long Christmas stopover so it was the Bell again. Had booked a Superior room - happened to be on the top floor - a room with all ye olde beams - (ours was James Ody) do not sleep on beam side if... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enticed in by the proclamation of 'The oldest hotel in England' we were very excited to explore inside this hotel and enjoy its hospitality. Whilst a beautiful building with lots of character, we were thoroughly disappointed with the poor service that meant a coffee and 4 hot (or should I say cold) chocolates took 30 mins to serve, then without... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been many times to eat at the Old Bell, and and have always had a good meal. We visited again over the Christmas holiday, the staff are brilliant and very welcoming, the food is excellent and good value. The manager ; Vincent is very good at his job and a nice bloke, we will be back. A big... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We booked at the last minute and took the only available room left - which was in the Coach House extension round the back - on a DBB basis. The dinner was really rather excellent (and I may review this separately under their restaurant listing on TA), but to avoid doubt, the remainder of this review concerns the hotel itself.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Everything about this place, including the meal was just average with the exception of the staff who not only were exceptional but dressed to match the service. Would have expected the corridors/walkways to be a little bit cleaner but showed no sign of being cleaned from our arrival until our departure. The same can't be said for the room which... More 

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Address: Abbey Row, Malmesbury SN16 0BW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Malmesbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Bell Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Classic Hotel Old Bell
Classic Hotel Malmesbury
Malmesbury Classic Hotel
The Old Bell Hotel Malmesbury, England

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