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Ancient Gate House Hotel

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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Babysitting
Free Parking
Pool
3 Star accommodation
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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 5 days ago

We had the private dining room , on a Friday evening, with excellent view of the cathedral and good general restaurant ambience. High quality glassware and table ware . Good menu choice, food of high quality and presentation . Reasonable prices and first class service...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This hotel is unique. It faces directly onto the green and the west front. of the cathedral. The conversion of the building to conform to all current regulations is an achievement on its own! Staff are friendly and helpful especially when dealing with the towns...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank angetate
Reviewed 7 December 2018 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
Thank heatherjaynee
Reviewed 11 November 2018

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 10 November 2018

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
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Description
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, More 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Babysitting
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$79 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Ancient Gate Hotel
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Ancient Gate House Hotel Wells, Somerset
Location
United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Wells
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$79 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Ancient Gate Hotel
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Ancient Gate House Hotel Wells, Somerset
Location
United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Wells
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John F
29 July 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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Devongirlie
15 October 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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sairey2017
26 January 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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Room Tips
"Room 3 is fantastic, although the bathroom is a challenge"
angetate
6 days ago
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"Ask for a room at the rear of the hotel, much quieter and cathedral view."
Danthechef
11 Nov 2018
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"Number 4 if you are single and can do stairs - quiet overlooking the Green"
DavidTitley
10 Nov 2018
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"If you risk a stay, insist on a room facing the Cathedral"
3510David
6 Oct 2018
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