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Bell Hotel

Church St, Charlbury OX7 3PP, 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Petersfield, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bell Inn dates from 1700, with all the character you would expect. Some rooms are in the old part and some in a modern annex at the back. We stayed here for two nights over the May Day bank holiday and would stay again. We were in room 14 in the annex. The room was spacious, comfortable and clean,... More 

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gold coast
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10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all I would like to say I have written quite a few reviews and always read reviews before I book somewhere. I know different people like different things so I always give facts in my reviews and let people make their own minds up. I warn everyone to stay well away from this place. Myself, my husband and... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This pub/hotel was absolutely stunning, a hectic Christmas meant my partner and I needed some serious R&R which is what we got at The Bell. With 2 beautiful fireplaces, lovely food and a stunning room we left feeling wonderfully relaxed & revitalised. Thank you to Tracy, Colm & all the staff for looking after us. we'll be back in the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We have just returned from a wonderful break to this hotel. All the staff are so friendly, as were the locals who all made us feel very welcome. With two open fires, giving the hotel a cosy feel, we were lucky enough to sit by one for our dinner and the other for a chat and chill. The Inn is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Came here for a few drinks for a bite to eat and a couple of couple of drinks and can honestly say I haven't been this looked after in a long time :) great staff - great food - great atmosphere - great locals . Zophia & Maggie and rest of team well done you turned a doomed pub into... More 

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Manchester England
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281 reviews 281 reviews
62 hotel reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We've stayed previously under different management. It was much better then. Decided to risk it although we were very suspicious of the glowing reviews from multiple first time TA reviewers. I took them with a pinch of salt and was right to do so. I could easily have dropped this review to two rather than three. Staff were friendly and... More 

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Tracy R, General Manager at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Many Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear you will not be staying with us again.We take on board all comments and the aim is to turn negatives into positives. As our business is getting to a point where we are now seeing many return visits we are dedicated to make every ones stay a relaxing welcoming experience. More 

Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I wanted a place to relax, enjoy, with nice food a lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere. That is exactly what I got. The management and staff go out of there way to make your stay exactly what you are looking for. The location is beautiful and what you would expect from the Cotswold's, peaceful beautiful and rural. At the Inn... More 

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yorkshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Lovely little hotel in an equally lovely village. We had a very warm welcome by Tracy and employees. There was a wood burning fire in the hearth, which is apparently prone to catching fire if they are not careful. It did create a woody, smoky smell throughout the hotel too. Anyhow there was a good range of drinks available, to... More 

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Tracy R, General Manager at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for you review. I am pleased that you will come back and stay with us and you are more than welcome. My husband and myself are working hard to improve all areas of our Inn so we embrace all comments to help us along. The building is 500 years old so the little creeks in the floor boards... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We chose this hotel because it was a convenient meeting place. Tracy and Colm are very welcoming and tried very hard to please. They are relatively new to the trade and this showed slightly in some areas. I'm sure in time they will iron out any issues. Our main gripes were with the food. We were put on a table... More 

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1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Myself and my partner stayed at The Bell this weekend and we cant speak highly enough of our stay. The owners Colm and Tracy are welcoming, warm and entertaining - nothing is too much trouble for them and they really add the personal touch. My partner is from Ireland and Colm had the Pogues playing and the Guinness flowing in... More 

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