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Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant

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Room & Suite (54)
Dining (26)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
17th century hotel now passionately restored throughout by local owners to AA 4-Star + Rosette plus a brand new bespoke Spa in 2017. Sheer luxury with rich fabrics, chandeliers, antiques and period features. Individually styled bedrooms and stunning suites, all with flatscreen TVs and contemporary bathrooms with walk-in power showers and more. Lounges with real log fires in winter and smart Garden Terrace Bar for summer drinks and dining al fresco. Creative Rosette dining in Restaurant Bar 1650 plus traditional classics with contemporary twist in lively St Leger Bistro. Hotel Gym plus Spa with indoor/outdoor vitality pool, 10 thermal experiences including unique ‘Snowstorm’ plus beauty treatment rooms and hair salon. Just off the A1 and on the border of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire - Sherwood Forest, Lincoln Cathedral, Chatsworth, Doncaster & Southwell Races nearby. Just 5 minutes from Retford Mainline Rail & close to Robin Hood & East Midlands Airports.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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I stayed as part of the Monte Carlo Classique Rally and the team at the hotel couldn’t have been more helpful. They had laid on drinks and kept the kitchen open for the competitors, even though we weren’t due to arrive until the early hours of the morning. The breakfast was
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First of all, I found that the word HOTEL somewhat misleading as this establishment is more of a pub that serves meals and has accommodations. Receptionist was nice and friendly and explained the basic information. But there was no acknowledgment of my booking request of a
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Response from Kate F, General Manager at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to write a review following a recent stay at Ye Olde Bell Hotel. I'm sorry we did not action your request for a ground floor room, I'm confident that if you'd mentioned this on check in we would have been very happy to oblige. It was most unfortunate you had a poor night's sleep and I hope you will accept my sincere apology. Thank you for your positive comments about the team and breakfast, I sincerely hope you will visit us again and give us the opportunity to change your opinion about our lovely AA four star hotel and multi million spa. Kind regards Kate
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My Husband and I visit this Hotel regularly for evening meals, occasional stays & we look forward to the Valentines night meal.. The spacious room used presented as warm cosy and romantic. Vases of roses on the centre tables, a rose in vase on every table. The word to describe
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Response from Kate F, General Manager at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant
Responded 1 week ago
It's always such a pleasure to see you both in the hotel and thank you so much for such a glowing review, it means a lot. We all look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards Kate
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I booked this as a weekend away so that my daughter and I could relax and enjoy each other’s company. We spent Friday at Center Parc’s excellent spa. It’s fortunate that we did so, as hotel guests aren’t permitted access to the spa at this hotel without paying to do so. Yes,
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Response from Kate F, General Manager at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for sharing your experience, we did our very best to ensure you enjoyed your stay, I'm very sorry you were left underwhelmed but I'm not sure what else we could have done. Kind regards Kate
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This treat was bought for us a present, there is plenty of parking and the Reception desk staff were welcoming on arrival. Our waitress Lulu, was superb and both friendly and helpful, particularly as we had brought our Grandson along to help us eat the cakes! The sandwiches were
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Response from Kate F, General Manager at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, afternoon tea continues to grow in popularity and I'm delighted you and your grandson had such a lovely time. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Kate Firth
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Does the hotel allow pets?
Good Morning, thank you for your query. I'm afraid we do not accept pets to stay in the hotel. Kind regards Kate
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"All the rooms we have stayed in are absolutely amazing and luxurious"
"do not book unless you want to pay excessive money"
"Don't Stay"
"room on the higher floors (2nd) are cold in winter, a room on the 1st would probably be warmer, there is not a lift."
"We had a quiet and spacious room - overlooking the glassed in area - would be happy with 22 again."
US$136 - US$297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ye olde bell hotel and restaurant
United KingdomEnglandRetfordBarnby Moor
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