Stayed for 2 nights here in Room 8. This room is located right in the attic of the hotel and is accessed by an ancient (and no doubt original) stone spiral staircase. Although this staircase is quaint, it's also extremely precarious with worn annd slippery stones and nothing to hold onto when you get to the upper area. Certainly wouldn't recommend this room to elderly people.
Room 8 is small and cramped with a tiny toilet & shower. It has a plastic 'skylight' that can be lifted for a spectacular view of the west face of the cathedral.
The room was available for £70 per night as a Spring special. This is about the right price although the regular rate is £91 which is far too much for a room of this size & quality.
On the plus side the hotel is perfectly located (although you will have to park a short distance away in town), the breakfasts are pretty good and tthe staff are very friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When you come to the Ancient Gate House in the Cathedral city of Wells in Somerset, you'll feel at home as soon as you arrive.Whether you are staying in one of our recently decorated and beautiful bedrooms, or dining in one of our award winning restaurants your comfort and satisfaction are at the heart of everything we do.The Ancient Gatehouse is a family run hotel and restaurant offering a blend of friendly and professional attention in relaxed yet stylish surroundings situated facing the famous west front of Wells Cathedral and the Cathedral Green. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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