Stayed here for a couple of nights whilst seeing friends locally. Beautifully located in the centre of this breathtakingly pretty and historic tiny city, within easy walking distance of everything you expect to see. We had one of the four poster rooms on the top floor. Warning - it's the climb from heck up those stairs. There's also no air conditioning, so rooms at the top get very hot in summer. Another warning - the car park entrance. OK, we have a Land Rover which isn't a very parkable thing at the best of times. But oh my word, that is the most exciting car park entrance we've ever encountered. If you are the slightest bit worried about driving through narrow gateways and round boggling bends under a hotel, park in a public car park elsewhere. We met someone coming the other way, half way round this obstacle course, and had a very, er, interesting bit of reversing to do. Staff friendly. Perhaps they need to re-think the waiter service to the outdoor courtyard, though. There's nothing to say you have to order your drinks etc indoors first, and then they bring them to you. So we sat there for some time with staff walking round us, seemingly ignoring us. Even giving us a hint would have been handy. A small thing, but sometimes it's the small things that are easiest to solve. Breakfasts plentiful and lovely. And the view over the Cathedral was enough to bring tears of joy to the eye. Would we stay here again? Yes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located directly opposite Wells Cathedral, parts of this historic building date back to at least 1422. Today, the hotel offers guests modern amenities in a beautiful and relaxed setting. There are 49 bedrooms, a luxurious suite and 5 self-contained apartments to choose from. For a real treat, stay in the award-winning Cathedral Suite (complete with free standing brass bath). Swan Mews provides a peaceful retreat, ideal for small families or individuals on business. These self-contained apartments are situated in the middle of Wells, amongst a host of shops and restaurants. During the summer, al fresco dining is available on Swan Terrace (with a magnificent view of the West Front of Wells Cathedral) or in our peaceful Walled Garden Cafe. The hotel's award-winning kitchen (2 AA Rosettes) uses only the finest seasonal ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Wells
- Wells Best Western
- Best Western Plus Swan Hotel Wells, Somerset