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“Wonderful spot in Wells”

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No. 23 Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #8 of 40 Wells B&B and Inns
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“Wonderful spot in Wells”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

We spent four delightful nights at Liz's No 23 B+B. Great location, easy walk to the cathedral and medieval Wells, lovely room overlooking the garden, with a stall shower..yea! no climbing out of slippery tubs. PLENTY of shower-power. The room is simply and tastefully furnished in light woods and white bed linens. Breakfast is anything from a full English to toast and jam. Liz is an expert short-order cook. Coffee is hot and strong, too.

Great place to rest your head and enjoy Wells and the surrounding area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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LizEvans, Owner at No. 23 Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Whoa - you're back home safe and sound then! It was lovely having you to stay over a very cold Easter in England and you could banish it by your sheer enthusiasm and good humour.

Thank you for your kind words - they were just what I needed.
My warmest regards to you all.

Liz Evans
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

We were refused a stay here because we have a baby. We were just looking for a place for one night. He is not a newborn and nor is he a toddler - he is a small child who we carry everywhere. The owner said she used to take kids and dogs but while dogs can be ok sometimes, she never takes children. Thanks for that comparison.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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LizEvans, Owner at No. 23 Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
This is quite a difficult one to reply to as it was only a telephone enquiry not someone staying at No 23 and I feel your memory of the conversation differs from mine.

We all learn through experience and as someone who has had children and also tried to allow children to stay I feel qualified to say, here it does not work very well.

There have been parents who do not wish to pay for their small children; those who allow them a very free rein screaming round the house; those who tread their children's food into the carpets, etc., then there are those who feel so uncomfortable that they cannot stop their children crying and disturbing other guests during the night that they themselves also have a very poor night's rest.

Indeed, quite a wide spectrum - so experience has led me to suggest that No 23 is not the place for very small children. Yes I have also taken dogs and no, here is where memories differ, I did not compare your child with a dog and that suggestion was a little naughty.

I felt your telephone call was intimdating and aggressive and I was very sorry you had obviously had such a bad day. I also feel (although TripAdvisor tell me otherwise) that this kind of review is outside the remit of what is helpful to other travellers.

Liz Evans
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

We stayed at No. 23 for one night on 16/03/13. On arrival Liz was welcoming and friendly, we were shown to our room (number 4). The room was clean and had all the amenities you would expect at a b&b. It was lovely to have decent coffee provided rather than the unpleasant Nescafe sachets provided usually in b&b's. The room was lovely and warm as the weather was chilly for the time of year. At breakfast there was a great choice and Liz was really accommodating. We loved the fruit salad to start with, before the lovely full English!
The location was great and there was parking. We enjoyed our night at No.23, Liz was a great host, the room was quiet and the bed comfy, and breakfast was yummy! We would definitely stay again and for more than 1 night! Thank you Liz

Room Tip: We had no problem with room 4 contrary to the previous review, it was clean quiet and we had a great...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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LizEvans, Owner at No. 23 Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you so much for your kindness and great review. It is always important to me that people are comfortable and enjoy their stay at No 23 and it is very much appreciated when they take the time to say so.
Please accept my very best wishes.
Liz Evans
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Much of the favourable comments expressed in respect of No 23 Bed and Breakfast and the owner I am very happy to ascribe.

The house was indeed spotless, the furnishings to a very high standard. The breakfast on the two days we spent at No 23 cooked to perfection. The owner is very genuine, bubbly and most welcoming.

However reviews feature the front rooms, ground floor and first floor, and indeed it is these rooms which are high-lighted on the web site.

There are no photos of bedroom Four, on the first floor at the rear of the property.

The second weekend of March we spent two nights in this room. We checked in at 6.00pm with the intention of spending the evening relaxing in the room. We assumed, from the photos of the other room that arm-chairs were part of the facilities. Sadly that was not the case.

On offer was a wooden dining room chair, just the one. The only way the chair could be used for any length of time was to use a pillow as a back support and a pillow on the chair to afford some little comfort.

Many elderly people will know how uncomfortable it is to sit on a bed for four hours or so. The only other seating possible was provided by the toilet seat!

The owner did try to get an easy chair from another room but was unsuccessful. No other room was offered.

The 'complimentary tray' was well below standard. as can be seen from the photo tea bags were stuffed into a jar. The coffee was presented in the same manner. This really is a most unsatisfactory arrangement, lacking in simple hygiene standards. Again the three biscuits on offer were in a sandwich box and not individually wrapped.

The television was very small, as can be seen from the photo, and very high up the wall, making viewing a strain and difficult.

On the second morning guests were expected to share a table with other guests.

We felt that the web-site was misleading, failing to make any reference to the facilities in Bedroom Four. Clearly the website had something to hide in respect of Bedroom Four.

No 23 would have received a 'full house of circles' had the bedroom had easy chairs, there certainly was room, had wrapped biscuits and individual tea and coffee with a decaf option.

The possible sharing of breakfast table with other guests would have made the information more honest.

Clearly the standard of rooms varied, mini television compared with 26" flat-screen, two easy arms chairs compared with one hard wooden dining room chair, heated towel rail compared with fixed hanging towel rail.

The price we paid was £140.00 for the two nights, paid in advance in cash - no receipt was offered.

We have not offered opinion which is unfavourable in respect of the owner or the breakfast.

However we feel it right for other would-be guests to know the facts concerning Bedroom Four.

Room Tip: Avoid Bedroom Four - Check and be clear about facilities before considering a booking.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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LizEvans, Owner at No. 23 Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
I suggest people reading this draw their own conclusions as to the reason behind this review.
Liz Evans
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

23 Bed and Breakfast is a great little stay just a matter of minutes walk from the city centre of Wells, yet still feels private and residential. Liz is a great host, will accommodate for any of your needs, and has a wide and fantastic breakfast repertoire of recommendations.
Interesting she keeps a map of the world locating where all of her guests have come from - it's a pertinent marker for how many people from all over the world have had the pleasure of staying at this B&B.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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LizEvans, Owner at No. 23 Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Many thanks for your kind review - I was please to hear you enjoyed our fair city - even in January!
With best wishes.
Liz Evans
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Brandon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Liz, the owner of No. 23, not only runs a very nice B+B, she went the extra mile, coming to fetch me when I wandered in the wrong direction away from the bus station after my arrival. She modified her schedule to allow me to stay an additional night, and was most accommodating in every way. The B+B was pleasant and reasonably priced, too. Highly recommended.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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LizEvans, Owner at No. 23 Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
It was a pleasure to have you stay at No 23 - thank you for your kind review! I very much hope the rest of your time in the UK is interesting and good for the research.
Warmest wishes.
Liz Evans
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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Diane and I flew from USA to UK overnight, visited Stonehenge in the morning and then drove over to Wells for the night. By the time we reached Liz's splendid B&B were were in desperate need of a nap. Liz warmly welcomed us even though we were early and discretely left us to our afternoon recovery. Our ground floor room was perfect for our needs and soon we were off to Evensong at the cathedral. Liz suggested a great restaurant for dinner and, speaking of food, provided us with an excellent breakfast the following morning. We enjoyed our one night at No. 23 and will stay again the next time we visit Wells.

Room Tip: Ask for the first floor room that overlooks the garden if you don't mind steps. Is is a little...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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LizEvans, Owner at No. 23 Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Many thanks for your kind review - I hope the rest of the holiday was a success!

Best wishes.
Liz Evans
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Property: No. 23 Bed and Breakfast
Address: 23 Glastonbury Road, Wells BA5 1TW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Wells
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #8 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Wells
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Number of rooms: 10
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