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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

if you want a room with horizontal floors and ceilings and vertical walls, like you'd find in a Travelodge or any more upmarket version of one, then the Ancient Gatehouse Hotel in Wells is not for you. If however you want a surfeit of oak beams, the odd creaking floorboard, narrow wooden or worn stone circular staircases, with all that... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very, very old hotel. Dirty carpets, broken sofa in the sitting area, rattling window panes, all manner of sounds coming from other rooms, bed too short for my 6 foot body by about 8 inches, and food smells coming up into my bedroom from the kitchen all day and night. Great location however and nice people running it. Just badly... More 

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Thank Neubecker
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely room overlooking the green and Wells Cathedral, could not get a better location or view. Room was immaculate with a modern bathroom. Breakfast was tasty and had everything that could be wanted. Parking was a short walk to Waitrose. The stairs to the room were very steep - no problem for us, but those guests who might find this... More 

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us booked in for the weekend & we weren't disappointed. One couple had a room overlooking the green & Wells Cathedral & the rest of us had lovely,comfortable four poster beds. There was a bit of noise from the street outside but it didn't last long. It's a very old building so don't expect anything too modern but... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Pantominer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 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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Thank Simon L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 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 July 10, 2016

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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Thank Irene Paola F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $104 - $137 (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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Ancient Gate House Hotel Wells, Somerset
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