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The Ancient Gatehouse Hotel, Wells

3-star3 stars
20 Sadler Street, Wells, England, BA5 2SE, United Kingdom

Guesthouse with restaurant, connected to a shopping center, near Wookey Hole Caves
  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Delicious food
Fantastic service
Great location
Bar could improve

The Ancient Gatehouse Hotel, Wells

from $90
  • Room
  • Room
  • Room, 1 Twin Bed
  • Double Room
  • Superior Double Room

What’s around The Ancient Gatehouse Hotel, Wells


  • Wookey Hole Caves - 40 min walk
  • Wells & Mendip Museum - 2 min walk
  • Wells Cathedral - 2 min walk
  • Vicar's Close - 4 min walk
  • Ebbor Gorge - 4 min walk
  • Wells Bishop's Palace - 5 min walk
  • Glastonbury Tor - 6.7 mi / 10.9 km
  • Kilver Court - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km

Getting around

  • Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • Castle Cary Station - 21 min drive
  • Bruton Station - 24 min drive
  • Frome Station - 27 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 0
  • Year Built - 1473
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Romanian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Rugantino - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.

The Ancient Gatehouse Hotel, Wells’s small print

Also known as

  • Ancient Gatehouse Hotel Wells
  • Ancient Gatehouse Hotel
  • Ancient Gatehouse Wells
  • Ancient Gatehouse
  • The Ancient Gatehouse
  • The Ancient Gatehouse Wells
  • The Ancient Gatehouse Hotel Wells
  • The Ancient Gatehouse Hotel Guesthouse
  • The Ancient Gatehouse Hotel Guesthouse Wells


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 37 reviews

Good 6.0
Wonderful ancient building on the exterior and excellent location across the green from the magnificent Cathedral. Central location, walking distance to restaurants and shops. The value of staying here is more historic interest than comfort. Tiny bathrooms and narrow stairs, everything a bit frumpy and in need of freshening up. Food disappointing.
cherry, us1 night trip with friends
Poor 2.0
Disappointed by the Ancient Gatehouse Hotel
We ended up noy staying there. Just walking up the rickety staircase covered in yellow plastic sheeting to the tiny, overheated room was surreal...The atmoshere in this place: funereal. Not what one would expect, especially at that tariff which we were forced to pay when the young porter and the chamber maid eventually got hold of the owner on the phone. I am gravely disappointed and also angry to have had to pay the full price of £ 112.00 for this failed booking.
Vera, ie1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
An amazing two day stay
We thoroughly enjoyed our break at the hotel, staff friendly and efficient.
Brian, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful room with a view
R, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Our stay was excatly what we needed, the hotel staff were excellent and very friendly, the hotel was great, very quirky and the veiw from the bedroom window of the cathedral was just brilliant. The restaurant food was also very good. We will be back again.
L, gb2 night trip

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