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Bristol
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have just returned from a weekend stay at The Old Bell. The hotel looked beautiful as we drove up and when we entered we were equally pleased. It is stunning and I would recommend a December visit, the best 5 words to describe how it looks and makes you feel would be 'T'was the night before Christmas' It was...

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The only reason I have given this hotel as many as three stars is because of its lovely, helpful staff and it's still beautiful original architecture. Our room was a disgrace to the Hotel Industry. It was similar to a room at a travel lodge except that their rooms have comfortable beds and are clean and spacious. Sunday morning breakfast...

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used to visit regularly and haven't stayed for quite a while. Mixed feelings but can't help feeling a bit disappointed overall. Staff very friendly, food quite good but bedrooms a let down and the superior room not worth the extra.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely one night stay at this hotel the room was excellent the staff were so helpful the setting is to die for and I would so recommend anyone to visit We had a lovely meal in the restaurant it was imaginatively produced good value and well served

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loads of potential here, as the building is really charming, but whoever is ultimately responsible for the overall guest experience seems to be a bit asleep at the wheel. The room we stayed in was nice enough (as you'd expect for £275) but too many other things have simply been ignored, e.g. the TV remote not working. The big let-down...

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a stop at The old bell just for coffee in the morning, but then we liked it so much we went back later fro lunch. The staff were helpful and friendly and there was a great seating area outside to the back off pub away from the traffic and noise. Great food with lots of choice, I would...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a committee weekend and it was a most excellent choice. Right next to the abbey (it used to be part of it) so lovely views and convenient to go to the abbey or the town. Car park free for guests. Check in was easy. We had an excellent deal that we were upgraded into a very...

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Shipham, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 1, 2016

My friend and I, coming from different parts of the country, have often met at The Old Bell for a meal and a comfortable chat in one of the lounges. In the past the service has been very good, making us feel welcome and overseeing our needs. How sad we were recently when we arrived and as there was no-one...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 1, 2016

We stayed for two nights for a wedding nearby. The hotel is a very attractive building, with many different areas for guests, on the ground floor, in addition to the dining room and bar. The staff were efficient and friendly, and breakfast was excellent, as you would expect from a hotel of this standard. However, after reading TA reports and...

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Swindon
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Change of menu again with some really interesting dishes. The Duck Scotch egg was delicious and very hearty. Husband had Crab gratin which was very nice. This was followed by a plate of roast beef and a roast pork. Both of these dishes were substantial but also beautifully cooked and succulent. The Yorkshire puddings were amazing! For dessert there was...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about The Old Bell Hotel

Address: Abbey Row, Malmesbury SN16 0BW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Malmesbury
Price Range: $140 - $291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Bell Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Classic Hotel Old Bell
Classic Hotel Malmesbury
Malmesbury Classic Hotel
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“Stay in the old part of the hotel for the most amazing rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles suzannek212, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“There is no lift and I understand rooms at top level of the hotel are difficult to reach.”
 of 5 bubbles RosieV479, Oct 8, 2016 | Read review
“One at the back of the hotel I believe is quieter, it is definitely darker than the front!”
 of 5 bubbles Kimao298, Sep 30, 2016 | Read review
“There is the old hotel which has a variety of rooms , we only saw one but it was great .”
 of 5 bubbles swisshenry2016, Sep 5, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the modern annexe involve several flights of stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles PhyllRutland_UK, Sep 1, 2016 | Read review
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