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The Bell Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

Bit shocked on arrival at the sight of the hotel being under renovation with scaffolding on half of it, however this did not affect our stay whatsoever. The hotel was being renovated in two stages so the part we stayed in was in stage 2, so all good with no scaffolding & no noise!

The staff were amazing and very friendly. The room was warm & the bed was very comfortable and fresh. It was a nice peaceful couple of nights.

Breakfast & service. Absolutely 5 stars. Fresh, hot, plentiful, wide choice and served with a smile.

And most importantly, they welcomed our Hamster with open arms.

Absolutely nothing to grumble about. Would definitely stay there again.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We were a bit concerned when we received an email from The Bell, informing us that they had major renovations going on at the hotel. However, Shane the manager, at The Bell rang to reassure us that our stay would not be interrupted at all.....and he was correct. The Staff, especially Lynne & Anita on reception were delightful, helpful & informative. A big thank you to all the staff in the dining room, splendid service and the food was delicious & very well presented.
Will definitely be going back for a further treat.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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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
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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
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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!!

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

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
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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
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Additional Information about 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 #3 of 5 Hotels in Sandwich
Price Range: £84 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
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