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The Bell Hotel & Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Woburn
Reviewed June 16, 2013

What a great stay I had here. Was visiting from Australia for a friends wedding. The hotel room I stayed in was clean, well appointed and very comfortable. The breakfast is an absolute bonus. A great choice from the menu as well as small buffet along with a friendly staff made the stay here an added bonus to a fantastic weekend. Many thanks to Dan and his team. You are on my list for my next visit.

Room Tip: The road noise is not bad, but would suggest a room to the rear. I had come from Heathrow early in t...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at The Bell Hotel & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2013

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you next time you visit!

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed over the Bank Holiday weekend and got a super price of £59.80 for 2 nights B & B for us both. Lovely village, very green and leafy location. The rooms are fine , bed comfy. We had room at front but the traffic noise ceased about 11pm. Food was lovely, good value !staff were all very friendly, cooked breakfast great on the Sunday, but dissapointed on the Monday, hubby asked for tomato omlette, it came out with the tomato cut in half placed on top of the omlette !
We asked for extra pillows and they were there in our room straight away, service in restaraunt was great !!! I would certainly stay again.
We went to the Sarafri park, weather was great so we thought it would be packed but it was lovely, we did the car safari, then the foot safari and then went round again later in the afternoon which was much quieter and you coud spend more time watching the animals. Shame some people cant read and thought it ok to go through the big cat area with their arms out of the windows taking photos !!! All in all lovely weekend, weather was kind to us, good time had by all !

Room Tip: if you are a light sleeper ask for a room at the back !
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at The Bell Hotel & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2013

Thankyou for your kind comments regarding your stay. Our apologies for the disappointing breakfast on your second morning, this issue has been rectified and will not be an issue in future. we hope to see you agaon soon.

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

What a superb hotel! Everything was excellent. The room was nicely furnished, and reasonably spacious for a single. The comfortable bed was three quarter size and the linen of good quality. The only small niggle I had was that only 2 coat hangers were provided and there wasn't enough drawer space. The room wss equipped with the usual brew facilities, freeview TV and en-suite Staff were pleasant and efficient.

Food really good and not over priced.

I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at The Bell Hotel & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2013

Thankyou for your kind comments regarding your stay here at The Bell. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Stayed over bank holiday can only say everything was very good. The Staff were all friendly and helpful,,The Room although was on the front of the building was good and did not notice any traffic noise. Breakfast was really good (although the oached eggs were over cooked..
Great location in lovely countryside. Plenty to do in the area Locally The safari Park and Woburn Abbey Shopping at Milton Keynes.Went to Wasddesdon National Trust about 45 Minutes away well worth the journey. Definately want to return.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at The Bell Hotel & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2013

Thankyou for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We will be pleased to have you stay again soon.

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We stayed here just for one night in 2 single rooms, both rooms very nice and clean, one of our rooms was at the front of the hotel so there was some noise from the road but room at the back of the hotel was lovely and quiet! Overall we was very pleased with our stay, breakfast was very good and a nice selection of items to help yourself to as well as a cooked breakfast to order. The staff at breakfast were keen to check we was happy with our food and offered us more coffee as and when we had finished. We had meal in the evening which was lovely however we did seem to wait a long time for it and only another thing which let our stay down was there was no staff around when we got to the hotel! As its in two parts all staff where over the road, at the desk was a sign saying ringing this number for help however it was not really clear that we should have been using the phone at the desk. We didn't really see any staff around the hotel but when we did they was nice but not overly friendly. We would stay here again if we was in the area, it was super value at £34 each and this was with breakfast.

Room Tip: If you can get a room at the back of the hotel, you look out onto the car park but who really spends...
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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at The Bell Hotel & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2013

Thankyou for your kind comments. Our apologies for the slow food service, this issue has since been rectified and we welcome you to stay again soon.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Took advantage of Old English Inns special deals. This was a good base to explore the surrounding area including Woburn Abbey and Safari Park, Bletchley Park, and for the enthusiast Leighton Buzzard Steam Railway. The hotel is in two parts, with the pub/restaurant with rooms above and opposite a fine georgian building with further rooms that seems to have been recently refurbished to a high standard.We were above the pub where the room overlooked the car park but with that came the sound and smell of the kitchen extractors. The room itself was full of character with large walk-in wardrobe and very good shower. Eating in the restaurant was a mixed experience, breakfast was very good, cooked to order, with the option of eggs benedict and smoked salmon, but the evening meal was more hit and miss which although reasonably priced was not so good with the Sunday roast disappointing. All in all a good value break and an opportunity to visit a different region.

Room Tip: Quieter away from the Pub/Restuarant
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chris_Garnett, Guest Relations Manager at The Bell Hotel & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

Thank you very much MOD54. It is great to get all types of feedback, thank you for taking the time. With regards to the extractors, we have asked someone to come out and have a look at rectifying the issues you brought up. We will pass on all comments to the team & hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Bell is a proper old English Coaching Inn right in the heart of the pretty village of Woburn. It has got heaps of character and it is impossible not to like the comfortable but very unconventionally shaped rooms, they're clean and with all the mod-cons but mind your head. The bad news is that the pub and breakfast/dining area is across the road and although the food and drink is generally good and well-priced, don't expect a warm welcome or anything remotely resembling an attentive service. Most of the best choices on the dinner menu were 'finished' despite being at our seats early and breakfast the next morning was stone cold coffee, a grumpy/furious waitress who seemed to view this meal as a privilege rather than something a paying customer was actually entitled to enjoy. Some of my colleagues found her funny and wonderfully eccentric; I thought she deserved the sack.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Chris_Garnett, Guest Relations Manager at The Bell Hotel & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

Thank you Richard D for taking the time to leave feedback for us. Rest assured that was not our normal way of doing things here, and all your comments have been taken on board and discussed with the relevant parties. We are very happy you found our hotel to have 'Heaps of Character' and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Address: 21 Bedford Street, Woburn MK17 9QB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Woburn
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Woburn
Price Range: $74 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bell Hotel & Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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