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The Old Bell Hotel

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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Providence, Rhode Island
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408 reviews 408 reviews
92 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars NEW via mobile

Oldest hotel in England is an epithet that may very well be true but it certainly doesn't show. Now, the property has charm but I would say more so from the outside more so than from the inside- beauty is only skin deep - comes to mind. Rooms a bit noisy but equipped with comfortable beds and working heating system.... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel has been in the same family for many generations and offers superb accommodation of a very high level, excellent cuisine and a wide choice of menu with wonderful log fires in the many small lounges where you can enjoy a pre meal drink or a relaxing coffee after a large and tasty meal. The Old Bell is open... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for a mid-morning drink while visiting Malmesbury. Spoilt for choice for comfy seating spread out over the whole of the ground floor. Beautifully decorated and clean, friendly staff and really nice atmosphere - only wish we were staying there as well! Would definately recommend a visit if in the area.

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner took me to the Old Bell for Valentine's weekend. I knew we were going away but didn't know where. Arriving at the hotel, with the Abbey beside it was breathtaking. On arrival, we were welcomed and escorted to the Athelstan Suite. Entering the room through the old arched doorway, it just got better and better. Our room was... More 

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Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my boyfriend on Valentine's night. The room was in the old part of the hotel so had character, and was provided with an extra heater which was good on the cold night with the old window. The bathroom was a little well-worn in places i.e. bath panel was tired looking, and there were a few cobwebs... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to The Old Bell, I came with my fiancee and her parents who have been many times before and really love the hotel. We had a wonderful suite with the most amazing bathroom with a roll top bath and great views from all the windows. We ate in the bar at lunchtime and in the... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll see that I've reviewed this hotel a few times before and I'm pleased to say the hotel continues to delight and surprise in equal measures. Every time we stay in a different room/suite and I cannot overstate how gorgeous the accommodation in the main hotel is. The rooms are of a great size, full of character and style with... More 

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

I use this hotel often through work. I have always found the staff very helpful, the hotel is clean, well furnished/decorated and the food is first class. Rooms are very nice, service is great, I have had no issues at all across my stays at this hotel. Certainly the best place to stay in Malmesbury that I know of.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my fiance's and I first stay at The Old Bell and we will definitely be back. The hotel room was amazing! Clean, large and comfortable. The bathroom was huge with a beautiful bath and shower facilities. The lunch was great with generous portions and dinner was just as enjoyable. There was a vast selection of breakfast items the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, this is the oldest hotel in England and is situated right next door to the beautiful Malmesbury Abbey. I haven't stayed over night at the hotel but have eaten there a few times now. The service has always been fantastic and the staff are open to you sitting where you please. There is a more formal dining area with... More 

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

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