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The Bell Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Winslow
Ilfracombe, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“went for our honeymoon”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

The night staff were fantastic Don was brilliant when we saw our 1st room and wasn't happy he moved us straight to the honeymoon suite which had a lovely four poster bed and a beautiful jacuzzi bath. the bar staff in the evening were fantastic and so friendly although i'd stay away for the day time receptionist Tara and the barmaid they were rude and miserable as hell and make you wish you'd booked into a different hotel.... apart from Sue who does a lovely breakfast who couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Always friendly place to visit.food plenty on the plate and well presented pub food.
Had Christmas dinner with family 2012- great value for the money and all left pleasently full.Considering returning this year. Going a bit on the pink.
Love the coffee.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sue W
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed here while visiting family on a visit from the US. My Dad booked our room for us which was upstairs. I am notoriously fussy about hotel rooms, but was very pleasantly surprised - our room was attractive, spacious, comfortable and clean.
We had our baby with us and the hotel provided a crib for her and the staff fussed over her during our stay - the lady at breakfast offered to boil her bottle each morning at breakfast and one day when she was hungry before the kitchen was open the owner rushed off to make her (a very good) grilled cheese sandwich.
The really pleasant surprise was the food. We were there for the Sunday roast dinner and it was amazing. I over ate the Yorkshire puddings, because they were wonderful. Actually it was all wonderful.
We ate dinner at the Inn every night as our video baby monitor reached to the lounge so we could sit downstairs while the baby slept. It was really excellent pub food and reasonably priced. It was a very nice surprise just how good it was. My husband was obsessed with the mushroom risotto and I loved the fresh fish. It was all absolutely delicious.

All in all we really enjoyed our stay. I was nervous not being involved in picking where we were going to stay, but we really couldn't have been happier with the Bell.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank hobokenkitchen
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uk
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27 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

The wife and myself travelled to see see parents and thought we would stay at the Bell Hotel we phoned ahead for a few requests and Poppy on reception looked after us (Thankyou Poppy) we stayed in one of the courtyard rooms it was basic but had everything you needed! If you get the chance and they have the room go for an executive room! Breakfast was buffet style fresh sliced bread,Scrambled Egg,Beans,Grilled Tomato,Mushrooms,Bacon,Sausage also cereal if you want it!There was loads of free parking onsite also quite a few local shops ect we felt that the people that run the place look after their guests and customers very well we will return! Meant to add the coffee machine inside is a fantastic idea. :0)

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank barkelbear
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the Bell over the weekend of the MotoGP at Silverstone and it was really busy. Despite this we were given a very warm welcome by staff who maintained their demeanour all weekend despite being rushed off their feet. The bar was particularly busy on the Friday but we had no problems getting served. The bar has a large selection of draught beer and real ales which I can recommend. The hotel itself wouldn't be out of place in a Harry Potter novel, it seems to have been possibly an old coaching inn and doesn't have a straight line in the place. All the rooms I was in have original oak beams which add to the atmosphere. Our bedroom was large enough with comfortable beds but a rather compact bathroom. No worries there, we're not fat. The bar meals were very good and inexpensive but perhaps the breakfast might have been better although I wouldn't consider it bad and, for sure, I never went hungry. As for the Tchibo coffee machine, it's a 2 star hotel not the Ritz, and I would far rather stay at the Bell than the Ritz, value for money and quality of staff make it 4 stars for me.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for one night before a wedding food was good, the room comfortable the jacuzzi bath was a bonus. The breakfast was ok but could have been better but all in all cant complain and would recommend.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chris S
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for the weekend due to it's proximity to Silverstone, for which it is ideal, only a 15 minute drive to the circuit. And within walking distance of The Bell there are 3 pubs, an Indian restaurant, 3 takeaways and a convenience store.
The staff at this hotel really were great, they're a true asset, friendly, courteous and helpful on arrival, and through out our stay. They even put on an early 7am breakfast for us race-goers to fuel up upon, which was really appreciated.
That's the pleasing side....
The hotel itself is right on top of a sharp bend on the main road, and due to Winslow's rural location we had heavy farm traffic thundering past our room near continuously til the small hours, then starting again at dawn.
The room we had was tired, tired decor, a tired bathroom with fittings coming off the wall, tired beds that had seen comfier days, and towels that had the texture of 120 grit sandpaper.
It did feel like the hotel itself was letting the great staff down.
Would I stay again? Yes; nothing was so bad that it detracted from what the people who run the Bell Hotel are clearly trying to achieve.
Would I recommend the Bell? Yes; if you're needing a stopover for Silverstone, it's ideal.... For any other vacation? Like the farm traffic, I'd pass by.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Simon S
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Property: The Bell Hotel
Address: Market Square, Winslow MK18 3AB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Buckinghamshire > Winslow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Winslow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Bell Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Bell Hotel Winslow, ideally located for anyone seeking an Aylesbury hotel or Milton Keynes hotel. Our hotel lies in the centre of the historical market town of Winslow, enriched with quaint boutique stores and situated in the midst of the Buckinghamshire countryside. All our bedrooms are en-suite, well appointed and comfortable with tastefully colour coordinated fabrics and furnishings. We provide four executive rooms with the luxury of jacuzzi baths and four poster beds, as well as three family rooms and our range of double, twin and single rooms. In late 2012, the hotel was purchased by its previous owners who are once again providing a daily 'hands on management' approach towards the running of the hotel. Very popular with local residents of the town, "Rosies" Bar has now moved to the hotel and their well known management offer a wide range of Beers, Wines and Spirits along with an extensive and appetizing Bar Menu, created by their original chefs. The Bell Hotel is composed of "Rosies" Bar, plus a Carvery Restaurant - serving up to 160 people - a TV lounge, Coffee Lounge and ample free parking for all guests. Free internet access is available in all public areas. We supply meeting and conference facilities as well as catering for a large number of private functions and weddings for which we also hold a civil ceremony license. We look forward to seeing you here at The Bell Hotel. ... more   less 
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