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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Small, quaint very old building right in the centre of Wells. The stairs to the higher floors might be a challenge to some but our room (number 3) was accessible, attractive and newly decorated. There was an uninterrupted view across the green from our two windows to the fabulous west front of the cathedral. Breakfast was fine. We had a...

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016

OK Let's be honest. If Travelodges are your idea of bliss, this place is not for you. It doesn't do corporate and bland. But if you want a friendly relaxed and comfortable place right in the centre of Wells, and a place whose age and character makes you smile, then stay at the Ancient Gatehouse. We had three nights there...

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Serralongue
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

It must be really difficult to satisfy the rating agencies, and the expectations of some guests - clearly an 800 year old building comes with serious limitations. Staircases are narrow and worn, rooms are small, parking non-existent, but for all that, it is worth a great deal more than its 2 stars and the price we paid for it. We...

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Although absolutely fascinating place with ancient well worn 800 year old spiral stone stairs up to our rooms not at all practical! No hand rail and rather dangerous - certainly not for ladies in a heel.... A bit annoyed that we were not warned of this very restrictive access and for some could be a massive issue. En suite shower...

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing stay at this hotel, the location is perfect and the staff amazing. Situated right next to the cathedral for spectacular views and a four poster bed topped off the fantastic historical experience. One note - if like my fiancé you are 6'5 always watch your head!!

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london
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Small room, thin walls, incompetent staff, slow service, uncooked food served , no help with bags despite asking. Asked where our room was when we picked up keys. Desk guy replied ' upstairs?'. You couldnt make this up. Raw breakfast, 65 minutes wait for food, not value for money, nor edible breakfast. Asked for scrambled eggs, received an omlette folded...

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

We certainly didn't stay in a room as lovely as the one featured in the photograph. Instead we were disappointed to find ourselves in a small, pokey room in the eves, which could have been lovely with a little TLC. Decoration was tired, carpet worn and toiletries were insufficient. The biggest disappointment was that despite asking 3 times, staff were...

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Clowne
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the gate house room 9. Lovely view of the cathedral. If you have walking difficulties this isn't for you or if you have a large suitcase as you won't negotiate the narrow eight hundred year old stairs. The restaurant does lovely well priced Italian food. All in all a beautiful hotel with a good breakfast. Loved it.

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High Wycombe, England
Reviewed 2 October 2016

A friendly and reasonably priced hotel near the heart of Wells, with excellent views out over the green to the cathedral. Staff are mostly young but helpful, happy to go the extra mile to meet our needs. We looked around Wells to eat but most of the local restaurants (many in Sadler St itself) looked at bit pretentious, so we...

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Venice, Italy
Reviewed 30 September 2016

And when I say scary I don't mean ghosts although this ancient building must surely be hosting a few. We arrived to a rather cold greeting from the desk attendant and I declined help with my luggage. However, I soon discovered that the staircase was more suited to a mountain climber than to an aging traveller. It was also none...

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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Ancient Gate House Hotel

Address: 20 Sadler St, Wells BA5 2SE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Wells
Price Range: RM399 - RM576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ancient Gate House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Rear rooms have lovely views towards the cathedral over the green”
 of 5 bubbles alanlF2471EE, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Second floor,cathedral view. Easier to get to and no noise from street.”
 of 5 bubbles ladyscribe, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 3 has I think the best view in Wells!”
 of 5 bubbles AshcombeAdventures, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I wouldn't bother”
 of 5 bubbles guestg768, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“View of cathedral”
 of 5 bubbles Dr-Didge, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
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