As the name suggests, it's an ancient gate house--14th century or so--so it's quaint and old and a bit curious. Steep stairs, winding staircases, atmospheric. But the rooms have been redone and are quite charming, including 4-poster beds (I think #9 has a view of the cathedral and is located up its own winding stone staircase! Not for the meek....). Our room, #3, had amazing views of the cathedral--I kept waking up and looking out! The decor is blue damask with gilt mirrors... A big bathtub... a some peeling wallpaper because of a leak in the roof that they are trying to fix. Check out the rooms and specify the one you want.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Ancient Gate Hotel
- Ancient Gate House Hotel Wells, Somerset