The Old Bell Hotel has been around since 1220.
They provide their guests with comfortable duvets, linens, Noble Isle toiletries, soft robes and cookies on arrival (double points for cookies!).
The Old Bell Hotel takes a modern approach to historical British charm. It’s actually England’s oldest hotel! A member of staff explained to us that the hotel’s initial purpose was to provide a place for monks to stay, during their pilgrimages to the abbey. Every part of the venue is full of charm, character, and warmth.
As part of a Grade I listed building, the hotel is next to a 12th Century abbey. Our hotel room felt a bit like a fairytale.
Malmesbury is a peaceful town situated on the edge of the Cotswolds which is quite a contrast to the over-touristed villages. Malmesbury was a pleasant break from the hustle and bustle of tour buses.
With three lounges in total, you will be able to find many places to relax with a book, a pastry, cuppa tea or a board game. This is a plus, as despite it being Bank Holiday weekend we were always able to find a peaceful spot to relax. The staff and service were extremely friendly and we felt very at home.
The experience doesn’t end there as the following day we were greeted with a great spread and presentation in the dining room for breakfast.