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20 Sadler St, Wells, BA5 2SE – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 141 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Ancient Gatehouse.
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Food & Drink
Bar, Restaurant With Dining Menu, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges may apply.
Room Service, Packed Lunches, Baggage Storage, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Fax/Photocopying, Honeymoon Suite
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Italian, Spanish, English
From 2:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years are charged GBP 5 per person per night in a crib.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 141 reviews
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This former 15th-century coaching inn offers en suite accommodation, free Wi-Fi and free parking on site.
Score from 373 reviews Excellent
This restored 15th century coaching inn is situated in the heart of the small medieval city of Wells, by the cathedral green, just yards from the ancient marketplace.
Score from 174 reviews Good
This 15th-century manor house has a quiet location in the Somerset countryside. It mixes original features and modern comforts including free Wi-Fi, free parking, tasty food and satellite TV.
Score from 90 reviews Good
Situated in England's smallest cathedral city, The Swan provides excellent accommodations and hotel facilities. The Swan makes an ideal base for exploring Somerset.
Score from 196 reviews Excellent
Could have installed power showers when refurbishing. Room very hot
Great view of cathedral !
The wonderful view of Wells Cathedral from our bedroom window. The good- sized ensuite bathroom . The characterful beams and traditional feel of the two -poster bed.
The squeakiness of the bed! The uncomfortably low chair.
Location on the green facing the cathedral. The room was exceptional - very tastefully decorated and very comfortable
The central location adjacent to the Cathedral green was truly excellent - we couldn't have asked for better. We were very pleased with our room and the hearty breakfast, served by very welcoming staff across the road at their sister hotel. As it was our Wedding Anniversary we booked Dinner at the hotel Restaurant. We were not disappointed - a fabulous meal with superb service from professional & friendly staff. A wonderful stay in wonderful Wells - we loved it. Thank you.
The one slight negative was that we couldn't open bedroom window for some air, which we do like to do where possible. However, this didn't spoil our stay.
The Location was outstanding and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
No parking, had to park on the street about 5 minutes walk away. Bathroom needs refurbishing and a net curtain to the window would have been nice as our room overlooked an apartment opposite the hotel.
Good location for cathedral and shopping.
Very cramped. Bed too big for the room. Bathroom small. Precipitous stairs. No convenient parking, especially for loading and unloading. Over the road for breakfast. Too much noise in the morning
Fantastic location adjacent to the Cathedral. the room was nice and well furnished. unfortunately the four poster bed , whilst very characterful was a bit on the short side! Wonderful evening meal in the restaurant.
Having to go across the road to another hotel for breakfast. The staff here did not seem to be as well organised. We almost got a parking ticket waiting for our breakfast on the first day. On the second day we went at the beginning as we had to get away and the hot food wasn't ready. It was very good when it arrived however.
Location, location, location!
10% 'optional' service charge amount written at the bottom of the bill in the restaurant, if it's optional don't write it!
Location Room with view to cathedral Bed was comfortable and clean Breakfast was good
Ensuite smelt and was shabby Cobwebs and general lack of thorough cleaning Said wi fi but didn't work
loved the City and all the attractions
The price of drinks at the hotels was a bit of a rip off. One glass of wine and one pint of lager £10.
Location excellent and Wells Cathedral and Bishops garden should not be missed. The view from top for poster room is outstanding. The in house Italian restaurant is first class
Knowledge of staff regarding Town was questionable. They did not seem to know about parking. The shower in gatehouse room require updating very 1970's. Although we loved the room it would be difficult to negotiate stone spiral staircase if you have dodgy leges - no warning
Great location.Had room with view of cathedral.Was quiet.Room was clean.Kettle,tea coffee biscuits and small tv in room,also bottled water and glasses.Thick bathrobes provided (but not needed when i went in heatwave).Staff pleasant and not intrusive.
Might be picky but would have liked instant hot chocolate.Room clean but could do with a lick of paint on walls and maybe fabric softner on linen and towels so that they smell fresh and sweet.
a hotel full of character, with excellent situation and good food. Really handy for the cathedral. Sat outside and watched the sun go down, illuminating the West front. Magnificent 4 poster room
We loved the location
No shower in bathroom and bath tiny! Smell of food all the time. Tiny room. Not the cleanest bathroom! Only one bottle of water in room. No mention of breakfast being in hotel over the road. Basic breakfast.
Location, bedroom, breakfast (across the road), meals ..... everything. We'd stay there anytime.
Parking is sometimes a lottery! (but I don't mind).
The situation in town center and the view at the westfront of the cathedral from the bed!!!
the very steep and narrow stairs in the ancient house
Room dated and somewhat cramped.
Everything else: No parking available. Had to park 3 blocks away after spending over an hour searching for an overnight parking lot!!! WiFi never worked. With no A/C, the room was really hot. Not recommended if you have a car! You have been forewarned!
The hotel was nice and quwerky
Very poor Wifi connection in our room
Loved the location. Superb.
Bathroom, too small no stand in shower. Much too hot in restraunt needs aircon. Didn't like taking the breakfast in hotel opposite.
The genuine Olde worlde atmosphere so close to the Cathedral went down really well with my Australian cousin. Good restaurant downstairs or we could have gone across road to sister hotel.
It's central to Wells.
Having to go across the road to another hotel for breakfast. No-one at reception in the morning. Peeling paint and wallpaper in the bathroom
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