The Bell Hotel

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The Bell Hotel

3.0 star property
Guests rated this property 3.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Social distancing
25 High Street, Bury St Edmunds, England, IP28 7EA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNewmarket Racecourse20 min drive
  • AirportCambridge (CBG)26 min drive
  • Popular LocationEly Cathedral27 min drive
  • Popular LocationIckworth House31 min drive

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About this area


The Bell Hotel is located in Bury St Edmunds. Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club and Fuller's Mill Garden are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit National Horseracing Museum and National Stud. Go Ape Thetford and Jubilee Gardens are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Mildenhall and District Museum - 3 min walk
  • Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club - 3 min drive
  • Newmarket Racecourse - 20 min drive
  • Ely Cathedral - 27 min drive
  • Ickworth House - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Kennett Station - 12 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 45 min drive


  • En-Thai-Sing - 2 min walk
  • Dragon House - 3 min walk
  • The Half Moon - 12 min walk
  • Angels Cafe - 19 min walk
  • The Bull Inn - 3 min drive

About this property

The Bell Hotel

3-star hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a meeting room. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. This hotel has 17 rooms. Housekeeping is not available.
The Bell Hotel offers 17 forms of accommodation.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • No housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM


Pets stay for free
Dogs welcome

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 115 reviews
5 - Excellent 9%
Rating 4 - Good. 32 out of 115 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 27 out of 115 reviews
3 - Okay 23%
Rating 2 - Poor. 31 out of 115 reviews
2 - Poor 27%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 15 out of 115 reviews
1 - Terrible 13%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
The room was ok no frills can do with a bit of upgrade but clean and tidy ish the toilet had one of those things on the back which pumps it away which kept going off throughout the night but overall for the price was ok
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Local hotel with basic facilities
Local hotel with basic facilities. No ability to have a meal there but there are local restaurants
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Disliked: Room comfort
A little tired
Parking & check in was fine.Overall property is looking a little tired. Room had all I needed but the bed unfortunately ranks as the most uncomfortably bed I've ever slept in. Even after turning the mattress I struggled to find an area that was not either sloping or had springs pushing into my back.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
For Dickens' sake, temper your Great Expectations!
Very welcoming Host with great local information for alternative dining. Parking was easy on-site with access to Check-in through rear door direct from the car-park. Due to the age of the building design & subsequent multiple historic alterations, the floor levels vary often resulting in well-marked step locations, however those with failing eyesight or with mobility issues would do well to stay elsewhere. Likewise, I was not aware of any ramps for Ground Floor circulation in a wheelchair or a lift to upper floors (that also have many level changes) together with 'quaint' sloping floors. The Bar had plenty of beer & cider options & there was an outside seating facility for meals if required. Overall, the property is in need of some renovation & TLC to raise the internal standards to align with the kerb appeal. Bathroom & bedrooms lack freshness in decor & fittings & the periodic automatic operation of the macerator (small-bore plumbing !!) throughout the night can be irritating. For an overnight stay to sleep & freshen-up this stay was very good value for money. If you want more, pay more & stay elsewhere? I was very happy with my experience.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Old Place; But Good And Friendly
The hotel was old, but eco efforts good though noisy. Will not fault that as it was a good effort. Not a modern place but the people made it work! Our initial reception and the friendly nature of those serving us was off the scale - it was very impressive; like visiting friends.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021