Ancient Gatehouse Hotel - Wells

20 Sadler Street, Wells, United Kingdom, BA5 2FE  show map
 2 stars
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Ancient Gatehouse Hotel - Wells

 Free Wi-Fi
 Parking
 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Sports activities

Tennis court

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

Pets allowed

Overview

Featuring an indoor swimming pool and a tennis court, the 2-star Ancient Gatehouse Hotel offers 9 individual guestrooms. The excellent property features a baggage storage, a safe deposit box and parking.

The hotel is set in the stunning location 8.2 km away from Greenbank Pool, Cheddar Crazy Golf and Glastonbury Tor. The venue is located within 10 minutes' walk from Wells center.

Ancient Gatehouse Hotel can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Bristol airport.

Rooms

Ancient Gatehouse Hotel provides guestrooms appointed with heating, TV, coffee/tea makers, a work desk and a closet. They feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

Guests can also enjoy Italian meals at the cozy restaurant.

Services

Friendly staff provides guests with dry cleaning, 24-hour security and newspaper service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   9.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Off-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • Front desk
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Wheelchair access

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court

Services

  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Media

  • Television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Ancient Gatehouse Hotel - Wells Wells location
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Hotel Address:

20 Sadler Street, Wells, United Kingdom, BA5 2FE

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City Center
  • Wells
    700 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    5.5 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    9

Rooms and availability

Ancient Gatehouse photos Room
Classic Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
Size: 220 sq. feet
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Ancient Gatehouse Hotel - Wells Wells location
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    Hotel Address:

    20 Sadler Street, Wells, United Kingdom, BA5 2FE

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Wells
      700 ft
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      5.5 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      9

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Sadler Street Gallery - 700 ft

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 400 ft

    Places of interest

    • Vicars Close - 700 ft
    • Emi Sports & Social Club - 1000 ft
    • Bishop's Palace - 2000 ft
    • Wells Buses Social Club - 2300 ft

    Amusement

    • Wells Film Centre - 1400 ft

    Monuments and Landmarks

    Museums

    • Wells & Mendip Museum - 400 ft
    • Assembly Rooms Bath - 2.6 mi

    Theaters

    • Wells Operatic Society Ltd - 1700 ft

    Local attractions

    • Wookey Hole Magical Mirror Maze - 1.0 mi
      Wookey Hole, Wells BA5 1BBEngland
    • Wookey Hole Caves - 1.6 mi
      Wookey Hole, Wells BA5 1BBEngland
    • The Shoe Museum - 6.9 mi
      40 High Street, Street
    • Wookey Hole Old Penny Pier Arcade - 1.0 mi
      Wookey Hole, Wells BA5 1BBEngland
    • Glastonbury Tor - 5.1 mi
      off Wellhouse Lane, Glastonbury
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      9
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    Ancient Gatehouse Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ancient Gatehouse

    Average guest rating

    7.0out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 75 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      7.8

      A small hotel with tons of character and some rooms at least have a million dollar view of Wells cathedral.

    • Single
      7.8

      Great view of the Cathedral, loved the old world charm of the room.

      Tight, uneven staircase up to the room, would not be suitable for the older guest.

    • Group of friends
      8.4

      Old building retains its "old character". Many roooms have 1/2 4poster beds. Couple of the rooms look out to the west face of the cathederal.

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      Loved the location of this hotel - our room (no 7) looked directly on to the cathedral. Staff very pleasant and accommodating. We ate in the restaurant and the (Italian) food was excellent. Would recomend this hotel as a base for exploring Wells.

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      Informal, quirky, relaxed atmosphere. Very close to all city amenities. Absolutely magnificent view of the iconic west face of Wells Cathedral across the green. Couldn't be bettered in that respect. Room 3 for that view!

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      Centrally located, and backing on to the beautiful cathedral close. The restaurant was excellent, and the four-poster bed very comfortable, even though, being antique, it was designed for those of pre-twentieth century height!

      Wells is a mediaeval town, so to be certain of being able to park opposite in the sister hotel, you would be well advised to arrive early.

    • Single
      7.8

      Best room ovberlooking cathedral green.

      Those stairs!

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      Genuinely "ancient"! Friendly staff. Central location. Excellent breakfasts. Comfortable bed. Nice atmosphere.

      The central heating was on in our room even though the weather was frankly hot! The final narrow stone staircase (having ascended the first flight of stairs) to our room was charming but downright difficult to ascend and descend with suitcases. I'm 70 and found it difficult; no staff were available to help.

    • Couple
      9.2

      Amazing location , the cathedral of Wells is beatiful and the hotel is in prime location overlooking the green. Our hotel window was part of the ancient arched gate house surrounding the site , reached by a stone spiral staircase it felt like going back in time. With original crossed windows I imaine it could be a little drafty but even in sunny June the radiators worked - we checked just in case and the room was lovely and comfortable with fine four poster bed.

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      The best part of staying at The Ancient Gatehouse was our room in the Ancient Gatehouse itself! We climbed a 14th century spiral staircase with stone steps worn from hundreds of years of use to the heavy wooden door leading to our room. Upon entering, there was a large four-posted bed with curtains facing a leaded-glass window. Through the window was the stunning Wells Cathedral. If you like history, it doesn't get much better than this!

    • Single
      8.0

      Friendly staff who looked after my needs well.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      The view of the cathedral was lovely. The easy access to the Green and town excellent. Staff friendly especially the over-worked waitress in the dining room at breakfast on the last day of our stay. She was on her own, but coped very well and was very pleasant.

      we come from a hotel family - 3 generations - on the coast in Suffolk. Your Reception area needs to be made more friendly, lighter (in terms of decoration) and it is a shame that it is so near the kitchen area. the stairs made us feel as if they were the back stairs to the upper stories. The Reception area is one of the most important features and it gives the first impression of a place. I suppose in a conservation area there is not much that you can do, and we acknowledge that parking is difficult too. For location and the view of the cathedral I would recommend you.

    • Single
      8.8

      This hotel is in a fantastic location with a view over the cathedral green at Wells.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      The location next to the cathedral is excellent. The 4 poster was impressive

      Room was small and decoration very uninspired considering the age of the building. Bathroom a little shabby

    • Older travelers
      4.6

      Restaurant excellent

      Access to the room was appaling and downright dangerous. Access was gained up a narrow spiral stair with badly worn treads and no handrails. Thereafter one had to turn on a rickety, non-existant landing to get through the low [about 5 ft] door.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Ancient Gatehouse Hotel - Wells Wells location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    20 Sadler Street, Wells, United Kingdom, BA5 2FE

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Wells
      700 ft
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      5.5 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      9