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The Bell At Sax'

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   31 High Street, Saxmundham IP17 1AF , England (Formerly Bell Hotel)
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Ranked #4 of 14 Saxmundham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bell is an imposing, grey painted Georgian inn in the centre of Saxmundham,in a street full of antique shopfronts and pubs (a few sadly empty), Waitrose and Tesco closeby. We enjoyed a 2night stay early April on a kgbdeal, chosen because we wanted to revisit Southwold and Aldeburgh. They were great of course and so was this hotel. Impressed... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I had a deal booked for 2 nights. There were not any double rooms available so we had a twin room. The Hotel is full of character and looks good from the outside. It definitely had quirks, we were in room 8, the wardrobe door only stayed locked by inserting a piece of wood at the top,... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here three or so years ago, and absolutely loved it. So we had high expectations of our weekend break. Sadly, we were disappointed. It's not a bad place, but it fell far short of our expectations. Management/ownership has changed between our visits, and this may have something to do with it. The location is still excellent, and parking... More

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10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thanks to Travel Zoo, my wife and I enjoyed overnight accommodation, full dinner with a glass of prosecco and full English breakfast in the morning. All this for £74.00 in total- not per person. The proprietor and his partner re opened this establishment mid December 2013 and have already built a reputation of quality food and exceptional service. The hotel... More

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had seen an offer on Travelzoo for the Bell. Normally our experience of Travelzoo restaurant vouchers are of good quality food . On this occasion it was exceptional food, with very good service. The chef is a very talented man. The food was delicious .

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent hotel, friendly staff delicious food, parking not a problem station carpark free and very close. A very enjoyable 2 days, thank you..Saxmundham is a very central place for visiting the different areas of Suffolk, we hope to be back!

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Faversham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've just had a two night bed and breakfast break at The Bell at Sax. We were given a warm welcome by friendly staff and shown to our clean and comfortable room with en suite bathroom. Breakfasts were good and plentiful. We ate in the restaurant on both evenings and the food was very good and reasonably priced - maybe... More

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Benfleet, Essex
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are just back from spending two nights at the Bell at Sax. When we phoned (last minute) to make the arrangements the lady on the other end was very helpful and very accommodating. We found all the staff to be very helpful and the food was excellent. We had room 7 which was a large room and had a... More

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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked one Friday night in February, we were informed they were busy, but still fit us in which was nice. Taken straight to the table. No knives on side plates so had to use main knife for bread and not replaced with clean one. No drinks order taken, a waitress came to take food order but had to ask her... More

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

My partner and I made an overnight stay during the weekend and were very pleased at the warm welcome we received and the clean and spacious rooms we were given. We had arrived early but this was no problem and staff were warm and friendly. Free parking was plentiful and nearby and we found The Bell easily. Food at The... More

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Also Known As:
The Bell At Sax' Saxmundham, Suffolk, England
Address: 31 High Street, Saxmundham IP17 1AF , England (Formerly Bell Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Saxmundham
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #4 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Saxmundham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bell At Sax' 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bell At Sax' is a laid-back welcoming 10 bedroom restaurant-with-rooms, in the heart of Saxmundham, surrounded by the Suffolk Heritage Coast and the stylish destinations of Southwold, Aldeburgh, Framlingham and Woodbridge. Here at The Bell, we are all about good cooking, carefully prepared by owner & head chef Jonathan Nicholson and his team, into hearty elegant dishes, made with fabulous local ingredients from our artisan producer friends around East Suffolk. We welcome weekenders, business travellers, holidaymakers, parties and small weddings. ... more   less 
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