We had a family party to attend and I had the job of choosing and booking the accomodation. Given the reviews and my brother and sister-in-laws preference for 5* hotels, I was more than a little worried about making this reservation. Time was limited and we all wanted to stay in the same place so I took a gamble-and it paid off. First, I messed up the on-line booking so I phoned the Bell Inn and spoke to the manager (Paul) who assured me that he would rectify (all) my mistakes, which he did.Many thanks. We arrived earlier than we had anticipated-no problem. We then had lunch and Paul said that he doesn't do small portions, and no he doesn't, all at a VERY reasonable price. My steak was done to perfection, exactly as I had asked. Full English breakfast in the morning included everything that you could possibly think of and again the portions were very generous, to the extent that we wondered how they could make a profit. All the staff (especially the breakfast waitress-so calm amid the onslaught)) were pleasant and helpful. My only niggle-a dripping tap in the bathroom, which to be honest, I hardly noticed and no, I wouldn't have used the cups provided. We worked out the cost of a (Saturday) night here and it came to £18.50 each. What more could you possibly want?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Privately owned hotel set around a 300 year old inn, situated in a beautiful and thriving village of Codicote, Hertfordshire. The hotel caters for business people and weekenders alike and has 25 chalet-style high-specification bungalows. Guest can experience impeccable service rising above and beyond all expectations. The hotel also caters for weddings, formal and informal events, conferences and office related parties. Central London is only 30 minutes away! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bell Hotel Country
- Rustic Pub Co. Hotel Codicote, Hertfordshire