Ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified traveler
Not What We ExpectedPosted Dec 18, 2014
Pros: Location and bar area.
Cons: Most of it.
When you visit a classic old English hotel, the staff are a big part of the experience and reason to be there. Being met by a Chinese trainee receptionist with an efficient but ice cold manner, then served in the restaurant by a chap also clearly several thousand miles from home, we felt we could have been anywhere. The rooms are billed as having been extensively made over by a big name designer, but ours must have missed that refresh. It was all OK - other than being super hot - but a long, long way from being five-star quality. Three star, at a push would be more like it.
Recommendedby Cotswolds Mikefrom Cotswolds
A real treatPosted Mar 14, 2014 on Hotels.com
Some previous reviews caused concern that I'd selected somewhere that had service problems; not so! Everything was well up to standard. It's an interesting, unusual, boutique establishment with great accommodation, wonderful food and friendly and helpful staff. Thoroughly enjoyable and we'll be back.
for Business Travelersby TT
Posted Mar 2, 2014 on Hotels.com
for Business Travelersby Rec gurufrom Chepstow
Ok but in need of improvementPosted Mar 2, 2014 on Hotels.com
The stay was ok, but I found the main bar area pretty unwelcoming, it is an old coaching house with open fires - it might be an idea to light them during the winter months !!!! I did not enjoy eating my 3 course dinner with my coat on!! The food was excellent, everything prepared well, and this was worth the money the service was a little slow. The rooms were OK, but did smell musty/ damp and got cold very quickly - the bathrooms were of good quality and it was clean.
for Everyoneby Hughfrom Bellevue, WA
Dates from the 12th Century!Posted Feb 1, 2014
Pros: 30 minutes from Heathrow and as well as about 200 miles away.
Location: It is a very small village, I didn't end up walking to the Thames as I had hoped. Maidenhead is within 8 minutes if you need a Marks & Spencer.
I flew in from the west coast of the US and needed a place to stay the night prior to setting out. Airport hotels are... airport hotels. The Olde Bell showed up as within 30 minutes from Heathrow, right on the Thames. The drive was simple, the hotel immaculate. All the touches of a fine old hotel. I will be bringing the family back next time!
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby John Lenyfrom USA
Nice, staff was helpful & friendlyPosted Nov 12, 2013 on Hotels.com
Very nice. Traffic terrible (not hotel fault), older property, quiet, nice grounds although it rained a lot so we couldn't enjoy. Walked to Thames & nice walking tour. Breakfast nice and filling. We were in an annex 1st floor room, quiet. We got good value for what we paid, which was very reasonable.
for Everyoneby Sallyfrom hampshire
Lovely hotel in a beautiful village.Posted Nov 3, 2013
Location: We had a lovely walk along the Thames to the Hurley locks.
We had a lovely stay in this friendly old village pub inn. The rooms were fairly small but comfy and nicely furnished. Nice bathroom and very comfy bed. Staff were very friendly. Breakfast was great. Loved the history of the pub and village.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 1, 2013 on Hotels.com
Fantastic place! We stayed in a new annexe which was very nice. Lovely touches with fresh coffee and very nice teas. Very quiet. Lots if hot water. Lovely people and good service.
for Personal Eventby RPfrom USA
Nice placePosted Oct 31, 2013 on Hotels.com
The Olde Bell is a very nice hotel. The buildings are centuries old and unfortunately some of the infrastructure seems like it is too. But the service is superb, the staff friendly, and the area gorgeous. The room we had was creaky and the water tasted foul, but was otherwise comfortable - if you want everything polished and modern stay at the Holiday Inn up the road.
Recommendedby rickiefrom Essex
Great Hotel and roomPosted Oct 28, 2013 on Hotels.com
The room, was very comfortable and large. The high ceiling made the room feel even bigger. I cannot fault to room I had. The area was also very quiet and very clean.