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Ancient Gate House Hotel

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Brecon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved our stay here. Thought the spiral stone stairway to our room was amazing. Really friendly staff made us feel very welcome and we hope to come again. Noticed a couple of four poster bedded rooms on our way out which looked lovely. Highly recommended. Stairs could be tricky for some so worth asking as not all rooms had...

Thank Janhurst
Nicholas R, Owner at Ancient Gate House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. The stone spiral staircase leading up to the gatehouse is something special. Over 900 years old!! with a wonderful of Wells Cathedral. Thank you once again for choosing The Ancient Gatehouse Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you once again....

Muskogee, Oklahoma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, there are stairs (26 up to our room on 3rd floor). Yes, they are steep. But, they are carpeted and there are handrails. If you can't climb stairs don't stay here. This is a hotel, not a small b&b. Don't expect a gracious hostess who has welcomed you into her home with two guest rooms and who shows you...

Thank ConnorsProf
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We accidentally arrived a night early for our stay but the staff were lovely and accommodated us with no fuss. Our room was lovely, really comfortable with a stunning view over the Cathedral green. A big thank you to the breakfast staff in particular who cheerfully made us whatever we wanted every morning - and it was different every morning!...

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Loro Piceno, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ancient Gate House is literally part of the old town walls of the beautiful city of Wells. Backing onto the Cathedral Green it's right in the centre of town. Tricky to find cheap/available parking though....and the one way system doesn't help. Definitely go and drop off bags before abandoning your car!!! The age of the place is both part...

Thank Lucy H
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Room 5 is to be avoided limited view as it faces street very steep stairs could be difficult for folks with walking difficulties although room looks like it has had a recent makeover, clean bathroom shower only , beds a little hard floor does slope but due to age of hotel one expects this, no parking you are reliant on...

Thank Abeldi
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This hotel is in one of the best locations in Wells. Looking out over the Cathedral lawns and only a five minute walk to the market square. You have to know that the hotel is in part actually the boundary of the Cathedral, some parts of which were built around 1400 ... yes that long ago! The stairs are narrow...

Thank ColinHove
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We had room 7, it had the most amazing view of the cathedral and was magical to open the window and listen to the bells, the room is totally charming with a comfy bed and clean modern bathroom with a lovely power shower, the gate house is so charming, the stairs to the room are steep so bear this in...

Thank santinabailey
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Another great stay at the Ancient Gate House. The rooms are full of character and charm with comfortable beds and so many features that show the age of this wonderful building to the best advantage. The staff are friendly and attentive. We left some things in our room which were posted to us immediately. The food in the restaurant is...

1Thank Alan L
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Our room that overlooked the Cathedral Green on the first floor was delightful. Bottle of water and tissues provided ( not restocked 2nd day). Bright clean decor in the room and bathroom, but nowhere to put anything in the bathroom except in/round the bath.No hotel lounge or place to sit and have a drink. Restaurant staff are professional and pleasant....

1Thank ladyscribe
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Just had a two night stay here as a short break away. We stayed in room 3 with an amazing view of the front of the Cathedral. Lovely room, very comfortable bed and super bathroom! Welcomed by a very helpful, informative and charming young lady on the Reception desk, who told us to park in the Cathedral Green - as...

1Thank AshcombeAdventures

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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: $132 - $183 (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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“Ask about room access”
Janhurst, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“Room 7 has amazing views over the Cathedral green.”
catherine4bes, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask before you book if you any accessibility issues!!!!!”
lucylasticItaly, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid room 5”
Abeldi, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a large room!”
ColinHove, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
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