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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We stayed here for a wedding hosted in the hotel. We found the service to be good and the food served at the wedding was excellent, both at the dining room reception and later at the evening buffet. We had a recently refurbished room that was spacious with a good bathroom/shower. The hotel is in an old building and room...

1Thank Carl P
Deal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2015

The food was tasteless, very catering pack. For starter I had pate which was served with soggy toast made of sweet french bread, obviously been prepared hours before serving. The main course was turkey, with all the trimmings, ha ha. The veg was not well drained, still floating in the water it had been cooked in, cold, and the Brussels...

Thank 24sue60
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Arrived Friday 19th December. The staff, friendly, and helpful. The room, number 33, was large, well presented, warm, and clean. Decor was really lovely, modern, and classy. Our friend had room number 18, also, beautifully furnished. We ate at 9 pm, the food was hot, tasty, although, portions were a tad small. Breakfast was really delicious, you could have the...

Thank Gaye H
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Kind staff, quality rooms, great food. Several nice restaurants and pubs around the Hotel, especially liked the Admiral Owen, and then there is also a nice bar and restaurant in the Bell itself. Will be back for sure and will be staying for longer than we did last time. Last but not least - great value.

Thank Lewis S
Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Hotel being refurbished, and faulty lock in my room meant room change. Steak meal disappointing with tinned mushrooms. Morning paper never materialised, nor did wake up call. Staff doing check out uncommunicative and could have wished me a good day!

Thank com4tseeker999
Malaga, Spain
Reviewed 17 November 2015

As said before by many reviews this is a good all round hotel in a lovely area with lots good pubs and restaurants near by, hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, I thought bar prices were a little on the high side, I would have given five stars but for the fact there is no lift in the hotel...

Thank curatokid
Reviewed 31 October 2015

I was really looking forward to staying here as the hotel is in a great location overlooking the river and within walking distance of all of the main attractions in this beautiful village, and is in a great area for walks in this relatively unspoilt part of England. I only had 2 interactions with staff and both were disappointing. At...

3Thank madfish8
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2015

The room was very comfortable and exceptionally clean as was the whole hotel. The staff were amazing, friendly, attentive and happy! Excellent price which covered delicious breakfast. We are in the process of booking another night in this excellent hotel.

Thank Diane10Williams
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

We were excited to stay here over the weekend. Unfortunately we left the hotel feeling rather underwhelming. It's perfectly located and the hotel does have a certain charm however we thought it was tired and in need of a refurb. The breakfast was table service instead of buffet which I liked.

Thank April_Jake
Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We popped in for a sandwich and drink. The service was very good, the sandwich was even better, we had a beef & ham they were delicious and reasonably priced. we will defiantly return thank you so much for the warm welcome.

Thank Sandie H

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A traditional hotel with a chic modern twist. Thirty-seven individually decorated ensuite bedrooms, a restaurant menu which varies with seasonal availability and a choice of two beautifully refurbished function rooms. The Bell Hotel Sandwich is the ideal choice as a leisure destination or as a venue for weddings, conferences and private events.Throughout the year, the Bell Hotel holds events and exhibitions to: support the local arts, to promote the produce of local and regional farmers and growers and to participate in Sandwich festivals and celebrations ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bell Hotel

Address: The Quay, Sandwich CT13 9EN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Sandwich
Price Range: $150 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bell Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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“Rooms can be noisy and stuffy. No lifts and lots of stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles mackenzie192, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If like me you have problems with stairs, request a ground floor room. Number 3 is excellent”
 of 5 bubbles Roger5541, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony ,and view of canal.”
 of 5 bubbles KarenI931, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“River view with small balcony, great for summer nights”
 of 5 bubbles parhammkp, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room overlooking the river.”
 of 5 bubbles davidfB7826HT, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
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