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Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club

Lords Hill, Coleford GL16 8BE, England
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Lund, Sweden
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10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The rooms are small and I found the bed a bit narrow. It's clean and quiet as you would expect on a country side location like this. Wifi is available but the speed is not very good and I lost connection a few times. Full English breakfast is included, and as the price is rather low I would say that... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from a great weekend of golf, I checked out trip adviser before booking and some of the reports were not so good. On turning up we went to the pro shop to book in we welcomed by the staff who took there time to talk through the course and facilities which were available. As beginners we started our... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service, great location and food of a good standard. Staff polite and helpful, even when during busy times. Been here several times for functions and also for lunch, and never had cause to complain about anything.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We attended a Christmas party here with a party of 24. Great night was had by all, good food and music. The service we received was good too. We booked a hotel room which was big, very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The temperature in the hotel was nice and warm. Nice freshly cooked breakfast in... More 

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BellsHotelManagement, Manager at Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to send in a review. It is always satisfying to read that our guests leave us after have a good time. I hope you decide to visit us again soon. More 

Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Excellent Christmas Day lunch! Although it was very busy, the staff were friendly and attentive, and everything was superbly organised. We had the traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings which was delicious, together with a good assortment of vegetables - all freshly cooked, very tasty and no stinting on the size of the portions. There were three courses, as... More 

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Thank Bibliophile8
BellsHotelManagement, Manager at Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club, responded to this review

I’m so pleased to read that you had such a good time with us and thank you for letting us know Please come again! More 

Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

While they were very busy in the restaurant on Xmas Day we had really lovely meal, served by very pleasant and attentive staff. The food was of excellent quality, and the portions generous. The surroundings were very pleasant , and we will certainly be booking again next year. Thank you for making it such a pleasant day. Mr and Mrs... More 

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BellsHotelManagement, Manager at Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club, responded to this review

I’m glad to read you had such a pleasant time with us. We enjoy Christmas here at Bells, even more so when we receive such a lovely review. Thank you and see you next year! More 

Coleford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The food and service on a very busy day was outstanding. Plenty to eat and no waiting, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The surroundings were tastefully decorated and very clean, which contributed to a very pleasant meal which all of my family enjoyed.

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BellsHotelManagement, Manager at Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club, responded to this review

It’s great to receive reviews such as your and thank you for taking time to send it. I hope you come back to see us soon. Once again thank you. More 

Larkfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Do not go to this hotel, their rooms are no better than a travel lodge, when you want to go to the bar/restaurant you have to go across the car park making you wear your outdoor clothes. Also if you want a room with a bath apparently you have to ask otherwise you only get a shower. I have never... More 

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BellsHotelManagement, Manager at Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club, responded to this review

I’m sorry to read that your stay did not meet your expectations. We do point out in our literature that the hotel accommodation is in a separate building from the restaurant and there is the facility when booking to opt for rooms with either a shower or shower and bath. I will investigate your comment regarding the hot water as... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

What a great evening we had on Saturday 12th December at our Christmas party. The club was very busy and every table full but we had a good meal with lots of vegetables and it was nice and hot. Abba band and disco were good and we danced the night away - this was our first time back in two... More 

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Thank shere k
BellsHotelManagement, Manager at Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club, responded to this review

I’m so pleased you had such a good time and thank you for letting us know. When our guests have a good time so do we! Look forward to seeing you again… soon I hope. More 

Bristol
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Food- ok! Starters of soup were tasty but cold. Mains were mixed. Meat very good. Potatoes yummy. Vegetables disgusting. Desert ok. Staff - appeared half dead, lacking any enthusiasm or interest in their job or customers. Facilities - strange decor toilets absolutely stank and floor tiles broken.

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BellsHotelManagement, Manager at Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and I will investigate your comments regarding the toilets. We do have a strict regime where cleanliness and maintenance is concerned. I will also bring your comments about our staff to our Duty Managers. More 

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