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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used to visit regularly and haven't stayed for quite a while. Mixed feelings but can't help feeling a bit disappointed overall. Staff very friendly, food quite good but bedrooms a let down and the superior room not worth the extra.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely one night stay at this hotel the room was excellent the staff were so helpful the setting is to die for and I would so recommend anyone to visit We had a lovely meal in the restaurant it was imaginatively produced good value and well served

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loads of potential here, as the building is really charming, but whoever is ultimately responsible for the overall guest experience seems to be a bit asleep at the wheel. The room we stayed in was nice enough (as you'd expect for £275) but too many other things have simply been ignored, e.g. the TV remote not working. The big let-down... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a stop at The old bell just for coffee in the morning, but then we liked it so much we went back later fro lunch. The staff were helpful and friendly and there was a great seating area outside to the back off pub away from the traffic and noise. Great food with lots of choice, I would... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a committee weekend and it was a most excellent choice. Right next to the abbey (it used to be part of it) so lovely views and convenient to go to the abbey or the town. Car park free for guests. Check in was easy. We had an excellent deal that we were upgraded into a very... More 

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Shipham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I, coming from different parts of the country, have often met at The Old Bell for a meal and a comfortable chat in one of the lounges. In the past the service has been very good, making us feel welcome and overseeing our needs. How sad we were recently when we arrived and as there was no-one... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights for a wedding nearby. The hotel is a very attractive building, with many different areas for guests, on the ground floor, in addition to the dining room and bar. The staff were efficient and friendly, and breakfast was excellent, as you would expect from a hotel of this standard. However, after reading TA reports and... More 

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Swindon
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160 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Change of menu again with some really interesting dishes. The Duck Scotch egg was delicious and very hearty. Husband had Crab gratin which was very nice. This was followed by a plate of roast beef and a roast pork. Both of these dishes were substantial but also beautifully cooked and succulent. The Yorkshire puddings were amazing! For dessert there was... More 

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London
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91 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had reserved a "standard" room and were a little disappointed for a two night stay, to be given a room on the second floor which appeared to be more of an "overflow" room than one in regular use. We mentioned this to the (very helpful) young receptionist who showed us to the room and she offered to try to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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94 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Stayed for one night in the coach house behind the main building. While the room was comfortable, we could hear nearly everything in the adjacent room. This made for a less-than restful stay. We ate supper and breakfast in the restaurant and enjoyed our meals and they were able to cater to my wife's gluten-free diet. Centrally located and convenient... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about The Old Bell Hotel

Address: Abbey Row, Malmesbury SN16 0BW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Malmesbury
Price Range: $186 - $387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Bell Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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Classic Hotel Old Bell
Classic Hotel Malmesbury
Malmesbury Classic Hotel
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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
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