We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Old Bell Hotel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
The Old Bell Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

469 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for The Old Bell Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 461: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
73 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Very old? Yes. Special? Less so... Don't get me wrong. This is a nice country hotel. The pub is great and very lively and the restaurant is good as well. Our room though was extremely noisy. We booked late and only the most expensive room in the house was still available. For a steep £275 a night we got a... More 

1 Thank Oliver G
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We've stayed at the Old Bell many times and have always had a fabulous experience. The building is full of character, decorated in a lovely contemporary way which doesn't detract from the history of the building but compliments it perfectly. The bedrooms are fabulous, huge with comfy beds, fantastic bathrooms and many with amazing views of the high street. The... More 

1 Thank Suzanne K
Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for business which means I only stay for a few hours in the hotel. When I was here it was very pleasant and the room provided everything I needed. I liked the touch of an nespresso coffee machine with a wide range of tea available too. The only thing I would have changed was the bed sheets... More 

1 Thank j260
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I recently booked in for one night as the hotel I was staying in locally had a wedding party therefore had to vacate my room for one night before moving back. Reception were awful, no assistance to take luggage upstairs, room was so run down and not clean, window in the bathroom did not close, tv did not work, very... More 

Thank Rosie V
Level Contributor
41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

After a disastrous start to our stay in malmesbury we stumbled here hoping they had a room for 2 nights, the receptionist said she thought they might be booked but would check. Whilst checking we explained our predicament and she said she would do her best for us. Luckily she had a room and said that it was one of... More 

Thank SLJW13
Kincardine, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We booked this hotel at the last minute as we were on the road travelling towards Salisbury. As we were walk-ins we didn't have a choice of room but found our room to be satisfactory for our needs. The room was clean and bright, the bed was comfortable, and the bathroom was clean and well equipped. It was a little... More 

Thank Lynnelj
united kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Malmesbury is a beautiful town which was a pleasure to visit. What a pity The Old Bell which I assumed to be the best hotel in the area was below standard. As the hotel is grade 1 listed I expected it to be atmospheric which it was but well below average on the cleanliness front. After entering our room we... More 

1 Thank meteorUnitedKingdom
Dorking, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

There is plenty of parking, in various places around the hotel, one car park needs to be negotiated through a tight archway. Check in was swift and easy, and the receptionist took us up to our room. There is not a lift, so make sure you are fit if you have a room on the upper levels! We had a... More 

Thank Kimao298
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had Lunch here when visiting the Abbey Gardens. We decided on the tapas menu and asked for advice on portion size from the girl behind the bar. She was very helpful and advised us on the number to order. We had 6 betweeen 4 and a bowl of chips and this was perfect and delicious. A nice relaxed meal... More 

Thank 69Heather
Level Contributor
21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We booked this hotel very last minute (so no choice of rooms, just what was left) as my husband was taking part in a triathlon nearby and we decided it was better not to have to get up at the crack of dawn to get there. We stayed during the town's annual fair or parade so the hotel was very... More 

Thank yung26

189 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (173)
Hotel & Grounds (31)
Room/Suite (18)
Dining (16)
Bathroom (11)
View from Room (7)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Other (88)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (16)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Other (13)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Malmesbury
3.5 km away
Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa
Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa
#1 of 2 in Malmesbury
681 reviews
7.6 km away
Hare and Hounds Hotel
Hare and Hounds Hotel
#3 of 6 in Tetbury
950 reviews
6.0 km away
BEST WESTERN Mayfield House Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.1 km away
Snooty Fox Hotel
Snooty Fox Hotel
#5 of 6 in Tetbury
606 reviews
15.0 km away
Egypt Mill Hotel & Restaurant
7.3 km away
The Ormond at Tetbury
The Ormond at Tetbury
#6 of 6 in Tetbury
444 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning

Additional Information about The Old Bell Hotel

Address: Abbey Row, Malmesbury SN16 0BW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Malmesbury
Price Range: RM625 - RM1,295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Bell Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Priceline, Booking.com, LateRooms, Travelocity, Odigeo and Agoda so you can book your The Old Bell Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Classic Hotel Old Bell
Classic Hotel Malmesbury
Malmesbury Classic Hotel
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Old Bell Hotel staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
4 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Old Bell Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Stay in the old part of the hotel for the most amazing rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles suzannek212, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There is no lift and I understand rooms at top level of the hotel are difficult to reach.”
 of 5 bubbles RosieV479, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“One at the back of the hotel I believe is quieter, it is definitely darker than the front!”
 of 5 bubbles Kimao298, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There is the old hotel which has a variety of rooms , we only saw one but it was great .”
 of 5 bubbles swisshenry2016, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the modern annexe involve several flights of stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles PhyllRutland_UK, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay