We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Exceeded expectations” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bell Hotel

Lowest prices for {0} - {1}
Enter dates for lowest prices
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
We check 200+ sites for the lowest hotel prices
The Bell Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence
Ely
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Exceeded expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

A weekend stay for our 40th anniversary, with Sunday afternoon tea for friends and family. Great room, excellent kippers for breakfast and a really enjoyable dinner that was part of the two night package. Very professional staff, who were there when you needed them, and not when you didn't! Only very modest quibble was that the range of beer was a bit limited because of the renovation work.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Max P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

651 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    310
    224
    86
    20
    11
See reviews for
97
373
18
48
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (186)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London
Level Contributor
175 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

The last time we visited the historic and pretty little town of Sandwich, Kent was some 15 years ago, when we stayed at the Bell, at the time we thought it awful, dirty and unwelcoming, so I was a little concerned when we wandered in there on Saturday 19 October to book a room and stop the night as a spur of the moment decision, however, I need not have been, all my fears were unsubstantiated, what a turn around for this hotel. It was lovely, and clearly the new owners, ie: the Local Brewery had turned it round and although renovations were still on going, it was a lovely surprise. A lovely bar area, nice restaurants, much nicer rooms and a much better service, will recommend and will return.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Jeannius24
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
rochester kent
Level Contributor
145 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

We enjoyed a 2 night stay in a superior grade bedroom overlooking the river. This is really the only hotel in the town to stay in, (avoid the golfing tournaments!) It is an old hotel undergoing a major makeover to December 2013. We nearly cancelled when they informed us a week before but at least an effort was made to let us know. We really enjoyed our stay with a very helpful and attentive staff. Evening dinner was well presented and the food choice good. Few outside customers at present as when you arrive it looks as though it is being rebuilt. Don't be put off by the present outside appearance.
A lovely small old town with a medieval atmosphere with lots of local interest. Check with hotel the best way to reach them as your Satnav will take you in on roads which are currently closed!!

Room Tip: Not ground floor
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank rochester604
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel, very English, but over £100 for single occupancy in a room that you could not swing a cat around in.

Breakfast was nice, after ordering it took nearly 25mins to arrive, and once it arrive it was not correct, but I so hungry I just accepted it. I am glad I was not in a hurry to get somewhere!

Good nights sleep, nice shower, a nice hotel with friendly staff, very helpful.

But a little too expensive, breakfast staff do need to get breakfast out quicker. Hotel could do with being around £85 a night not £105

Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
Helpful?
Thank City H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London
Level Contributor
64 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

stayed as part of a big group this week. The hotel was far too hot everywhere. Breakfast was very good on both days. The dinner was adequate. In the bar, the service was pretty slow and gave the impression of struggling with the number of people wanting drinks. My room was fine. have been coming here for over 30 years and the hotel has had its ups and downs over the period. When you've got over 30 people wanting to check out at the same time and you've only got one device to take credit cards that perhaps suggests there's scope to change for the better.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Bwdrichards
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Surrey
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

The rooms are well appointed and the staff work hard to make your stay comfortable. The restaurant has a good selection and although the portions are not always big overall it was good value. Parking can be a problem but is free between 6.00pm and 9.00am in the car park across the road.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Derek34
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Surrey England
Level Contributor
55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed for one night on a business trip .
Fairly quiet . Easy walk to centre of town and several other pubs and small restaurants . Plus Fish & Chip shop . Adjacent to River Stour and a few boats moored. Parking ok but can be chargeable around £6,50 a day if hotel spaces full.
No lift in hotel .

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank buzzys
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sandwich
0.1 mi away
Fleur de Lis Hotel & Restaurant
1.8 mi away
The Lodge at Princes Golf Club
5.0 mi away
Royal Harbour Hotel
Royal Harbour Hotel
#4 of 9 in Ramsgate
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,019 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.3 mi away
Albion House Ramsgate Hotel
15.8 mi away
The Burlington Hotel
The Burlington Hotel
#2 of 10 in Folkestone
4.0 of 5 bubbles 895 reviews
4.4 mi away
The Royal Hotel
The Royal Hotel
#1 of 5 in Deal
4.0 of 5 bubbles 485 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Bell Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Bell Hotel

Property: The Bell Hotel
Address: The Quay, Sandwich CT13 9EN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Sandwich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Sandwich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bell Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Odigeo, HotelsClick, Agoda, Hotel.de and HRS so you can book your The Bell Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Bell Hotel Sandwich
The Bell Hotel Sandwich, Kent

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing