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Ancient Gate House Hotel

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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.
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HOTEL STYLE
Quirky Hotels
Historic Hotel
HOTEL CLASS
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
70Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
20Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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All reviews cathedral green spiral staircase four poster bed quirky hotel an italian restaurant wells cathedral old building mobility issues shower room breakfast is served top floor lovely view lovely room two night stay lots of character friendly hotel full english breakfast
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent 3 nights here and all 3 were delightful. The room we had (room 3) had a breathtaking view of the Wells Cathedral. Service at the place was good.....All of the staff were lovely. Breakfast was included and was also good. As mentioned the view...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic location. Visited this hotel for remembrance weekend. Unfortunately our room faced away from the Cathedral, but I'm sure the view from the back of the hotel was a stunning one. The hotel is full of character which far out ways the chaotic,...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Danthechef
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wells is a magical medieval city and this hotel epitomises that. You can sleep in a medieval gatehouse with wonderful views of the Cathedral , a short walk from some wonderful shops and great eating places. I slept like a log in room 4 -...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank DavidTitley
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

It was a privilege to stay in this historic hotel. A tastefully decorated bedroom with a lovely view to the cathedral west frontage. We also ate in the restaurant - delicious Italian evening food and a full English breakfast. (Other reviews which criticise the access/staircases...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Unquestionably an interesting building in a desirable location, good service and a more than satisfactory breakfast. However, if your hips or knees are fighting you, stay away - the stairs are dangerously medieval and the hallways smelled musty. The bed in room #12 was equally...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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John F
July 29, 2018|
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Response from Wendy M | Reviewed this property |
You have also asked about breakfast , there was plenty of room in the restaurant for breakfast . I live in Holland where dogs are always by a chair or under a table or on a cushion at the table. It always depends on the... More
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October 15, 2017|
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Not sure if this question is addressed to me....but Trip Advisor alerted me to answer.....I am sure the parking will still apply as the hotel is within the city walls and on double yellow lines..only accessible to residents... More
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January 26, 2017|
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Hello, Yes there is access to Wells by coach or bus. From London you can take a coach direct to Wells bus station. You could take a coach or train to Bristol and then take the bus direct to Wells. Coaches leave wells very... More
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"Ask for a room at the rear of the hotel, much quieter and cathedral view."
Danthechef
4 weeks ago
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"Number 4 if you are single and can do stairs - quiet overlooking the Green"
DavidTitley
4 weeks ago
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"If you risk a stay, insist on a room facing the Cathedral"
3510David
Oct. 6, 2018
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"Request a room not overlooking Saddlers Street"
Vera18358
Aug. 27, 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$84 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ancient gate hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandWells
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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