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“Great night's sleep” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Bell Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Faringdon
Stamford, Texas
1 review
“Great night's sleep”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

A delightful traditional old coaching inn not a single room on the same level!. The bedroom was large and full of character. The welcome was warm and friendly. The evening meal large and tasty. But the breakfast was excellent. We really enjoyed our night's stay and would recommend the establishment.

Room Tip: We had room 8 - in the roof - quiet, but not for you if you don't like stairs!
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank R A
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Crawley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2011

We spent one night here. The room was spacious and warm, with a comfortable bed. The evening bar menu had a good choice of food and was enjoyable. I would recommend the rabbit, which was lovely and not often seen on pub menus.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anne S
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Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2011

Thanks to Mel & Eddie fo your hospitality on our week long stay at the Bell Hotel, you both made us feel very welcome.
Head Chef Derek Burns has a varied & high quality menu, the room was ample, clean, tidy & cosy, as you would expect from a well established old coaching inn to be. Dating back to the 16th century, so much history to the place.
Next time we visit Faringdon, we will definitley be back to stay.
Thanks to Mel Eddie & staff for a memorable visit.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steve R
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Brecon, Wales, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

We had a weekend break here, it was very clean, the room was huge, plenty of space for us all,(my husband and I and our toddler and baby), and so much character, really charming little hotel, loved the little window in the window, really unusual. The old mural in the bar is quite something. Mel and Eddie were lovely, nothing was too much.
Breakfast was really good, local butcher sausages, made so much difference, great start to the day! before going off sightseeing. We had a really yummy evening meal, if your visiting, try the salmon, Its really good.
All in all, I would definately recommend.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Katherine M
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2010

We stayed at the Bell Inn on 19 September 2010 as we were visiting a friend that lived in Faringdon.

The Rooms were clean, the breakfast was excellent and the staff were friendly. I would definatley recommend a stay at the Bell Inn.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank stacey0114
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N.Wales
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2010

I stayed with several family members at the bell over the weekend and found it to be well below average. We had one of the front room overlooking the square. The bed was unbearable, with every spring being felt. The heating pipes ran through our room and were on full blast untill gone 11pm even though it was 20degrees outside. being and old building the floors are very uneven which is fine, but our bedside table was on so much of a slope even my phone would not stay on it without sliding off. No plug socket near the mirror left my wife unable to style her hair and the bulb was out on the light above the sink. The staff were very vague at check in and didnt even tell us about food service times. In my opinion the rooms all looked tired and cheap although at £70 for a double room the price did not reflect this. I think they must have too much money down here or very poor standards!!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bbbholidays
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2008

If looking for somewhere to stay in Farringdon, you don't have a huge number of choices, but you can't go far wrong with the Bell Hotel.

It is better than average pub accomodation, clean rooms with a bit of charactor - low beams and odd shaped rooms.

You either get a shower or bath, so if you have a preference, request up front.

It is a great location for Faringdon, situated overlooking the main square and Farringdon has a large number of pubs and even a reasonable number of live music events for such a small village.

The food is good, freshly cooked breakfasts and during the day they serve a reasonable selection of bar food from sandwiches to fish n' chips.

Downsides are the front rooms witha view of the square can get noisy at closing time and the rooms are as luxourious as some hotels.

And there is only a small car park (for 4 to 5 cars) although there is a public car park just round the back.

  • Liked — Good value if wanting to stay in Farringdon
  • Disliked — No secure parking - but had no problems
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DozyAF
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Property: The Bell Hotel
Address: 13 Market Place, Faringdon SN7 7HP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Faringdon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Faringdon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bell Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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