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Ancient Gate House Hotel

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Anyone visiting the magnificent Wells Cathedral should consider the Ancient Gate House Hotel located right at the cathedral grounds. The hotel itself is small (nine rooms) and old. Our room (#7) was at the top of the narrow windy stairs. But it was quirky in a fun way and comfortable and had a modern bathroom with a shower. The view... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for 3 nights. Already read about issues re parking so dropped off luggage and over to Waitrose to park went on top for long stay but noticed a lot of kids hanging around, I spoke to attendant who suggested to park downstairs where CCTV was as has lots of trouble late at night so returned to car after a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice mix of modern contemporary and ancient. The back of the hotel backs right on to the grounds of Wells Cathedral making it a stunning picturesque backdrop. We chose the four poster room and my lady loved it. Nice window seating, fantastic power shower. The room was tastefully decorated with nice furnishings. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi, if you like history and creaky floorboards and paper thin doors and tight corridors and steep steps wow are you in luck! Room 3 has a fantastic view of the cathedral as well as everyone else who wants to look in on you, luckily the hotel have blinds to block the super sunlight that comes in during the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ancient Gatehouse hotel is my favourite place ever, right in front of the Wells Cathedral, at the beginning of the city. The ancient building creates an interesting atmosphere all around (the spiral staircase to room 9 for example). The rooms are amazing, clean and cozy, some of them has also got the view of the Cathedral green and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of the hotel to explore the city and the view of the cathedral was spectacular. reception could have been friendlier when you arrive. The climb to the room is certainly not for the unfit or infifrmed. Room small and bit shabby, handle off the bedside table, window broken so could not adjust opening. Bathroom lovely but very dusty... More 

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

Booked as a surprise and he loved it! In fact it has become our favourite little place. Quirky,and friendly you will love this place. We had a room on the top floor which for us was great. People with hip and leg complaints may have problems with the upper rooms as the staircases are very snug and winding. Room was... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

When we arrived in Wells, we drove right in front of the Hotel, but not seeing any parking spaces, we made our way to the nearest Pay & Display I could find. A 5 minute walk got me to the hotel while my wife waited with the car. The lady at the desk was very helpful and lively. I asked... More 

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Wells, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

booked a week previous as partners birthday and they had no record of us even though i gave my card details so we had no room for the night ! the girl behind the counter seemed to find it amusing they messed it up never will book here again !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

What a stunning location and fab little hotel/restaurant. The corridors are a little tired but our room looked out over the cathedral and was beautiful. We both felt so at home and relaxed the minute we arrived. The location is central, with a lovely hotel lounge looking out towards the cathedral and a beer garden. The restaurant was also lovely:... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Ancient Gate House Hotel

Address: 20 Sadler St, Wells BA5 2SE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Wells
Price Range: $109 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ancient Gate House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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